While browsing the Internet searching for houses or apartments to rent, make sure to be on the alert for scams. If it seems too good to be true…it most likely is! We are constantly battling with our ads for properties being copied and the terms being changed….especially the price being drastically lowered or all utilities being included, etc. Unfortunately, there really isn’t anything we can do, except stress to potential tenants to be careful. Ask questions or even ask for photos to see if they match up. Many of these “scammers” will use emotional and manipulative stories to try and convince you to give your personal information or send money right away….”I’m handicapped and live out of state, so cannot show you the property personally, but if you mail me your down payment, I’ll mail you the keys….and many other similar situations. DO NOT just give out your personal information or hand over money without verifying that the landlord/management company is legit.