People who are looking for rental properties. Do not EVER give your personal information or any money to someone “claiming” to be renting a property online until you meet a live person holding a key and actually step foot inside the place.
I have spoken to several applicants that have been scammed out of money because they sent the money to the “alleged landlord” before they met the person or saw the place.
99% of the time you will hear the scammer aka “landlord” use the excuse that he cant make the showing because he is “out of town”, but will still ask that you send money or your personal information before you step foot inside. Trust me, its a scam.