Alert: Craigslist Rental Scam

Thank you to Sherri for taking the time to make this post about her experience with a Craigslist Rental Scam:

“I was at my rental property and some people stop to ask if I was renting my house. It is listed with CHBO so naturally I said yes. They then asked if I had it listed on craigslist, to which I replied NO! They showed me the add, and we both flagged it! They simply copy and pasted my CHBO listing. I know this is a common occurrence, but I just wanted to give you all a heads up.”

Yes – This happens on Craigslist a lot – I have even had it done on my own rentals

1) CHBO codes each photo with the CHBO logo to help prevent the easy copy andNegative property review paste
2) Also on CHBO we do not give exact addresses only a general area for mapping so the actual address is never available
3) On CHBO we personally review all property listing before they go live to do
everything we can to prevent this from happening on CHBO

Thank you for taking the time to share your story and help the next potential renter and property owner be more aware.

Read more CHBO Blogs on potential Rental Scams.

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