Yesterday I receive a call from a friend asking if I could help her out. She has found a rental on craigslist and was wondering if it sounded alright. She and a friend had viewed the property from the outside and all the furniture was still inside. The so called owner said she could just take all the furniture out and put it in storage since they were on a Mission Trip in Africa for up to 2 years and didn't have time to rent out home before they left. They would fed ex the keys as soon as deposit received. Haa Turns out it is a big scam... The person who posted it wasn't the same person who was listed as the owner it was someone wanting your deposit.
It is posted on the nwmls site as a scam this morning. Its not just in that area, these ads are posted its all over. So just a heads up to everyone.