These days, it is common knowledge that the best way to market your rental property is online. Gone are the days of having to call your local newspaper to list your property for rent. The Internet has once again disrupted another industry and changed the way we do business. Various listing sites and Craigslist have become the go to destinations for prospective tenants looking for a place to rent.
However, with new technology comes new challenges and threats that landlords need to be aware of and guard against. The most common threat often comes from people sitting in some internet cafe on another continent, trying to make a quick buck at your expense. The scam usually goes like this: