In the past when you want to find a place to rent, you would turn to the local news paper. Typically newspaper provided not much to go on, usually a short description around 5 lines long.
But today, web sites can provide dozens of photos and long descriptions, even virtual tours so you could actually rent a property sight unseen. However, this new found convenience has opened up new ways for scammers to tick you out of your money.
As we learn from Dan Daugherty from RentalScams all you need to run a rental scam is to log on to the world wide web and create a few free email accounts with bogus names.
"A lot of them use .uk email addresses so yahoo.uk. What we are finding now that AOL opened up their emails to be free and of course yahoo is free and gmail is free you are seeing a lot of scammers use .gmail accounts, at yahoo account and now AOL accounts," Dan Daugherty tells Dave Dugdale.
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