We are a property management company managing approximately 450 homes across the Eastern Panhandle of WV and Northern Virginia regions. We have noticed a severe uptick in online rental scams.
The two sites that the scammers like to exploit the most are Craigslist and Facebook. Those sites do not verify the information and do not charge fees to market. Whether you have just started looking for a new home or have been on a “hunt” for a while, here are a few triggers or markers to look out for when searching for homes online: