What is a

Home/Room Rental Scam?

Someone might offer you room or home for rent, and use high-pressure tactics to get you to pay them rent in advance. In such a scam, the scammer usually does not have the authority to rent out the property – if indeed the property even exists.

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Buyer claimed that money was transferred over to me!

21 Sept 2017

By Anonymous

"Godslove" requested for my number on Gumtree, which she subsequently whatsapped me.

She Whatsapp-ed me telling me that she wanted to buy a laptop for her daughter in...

We almost fell prey to the home rental scam!

Scammer forgot the details she put on website

Landlord started to ask for money before allowing me to see the unit

Fake PayPal emails made me suspicious

When scammer asked for more money, I knew that something was wrong

I called off the deal when I noticed the red flags

Beware of Home Rental Scam

I was unsuspecting and almost lost money helping fake tenant pay for relocation