Scams exist in many forms, from identity theft to credit card fraud. Rental fraud is another type of scam many Americans encounter, but it often escapes renters’ attention because there is little existing data on its pervasiveness. Rental fraud is an unfortunate yet common experience for many renters.
An estimated 43.1 percent of renters have encountered a listing they suspected was fraudulent, and 5.2 million U.S. renters have lost money from rental fraud. To make sure you don’t become another number in these statistics, check out Apartment List’s guide to detect and avoid rental fraud here.
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