Be careful if you are using Craigslist to find rentals or homes to purchase. The scam artist are back and they are praying on victims. Remember if it sounds to good to be true. "Then It probably is." There MO is usually listing a home for rent or for sale for a loss less than normal and stating they are just temporarily moving and are looking for someone to cover the payment etc... They are trying to get the victim to give them personal info usually requested for in application form and in most cases they will try to get the victim to send a deposit check....
BE VERY CAREFUL. They are very slick usually copying and pasting real ads into dummy ads and changing minor contact info. I recommend you stick to legit listing sites for Hampton Roads Rentals and Homes for Sale such as BluSkyyRealty.com or my direct website DJonesRealEstate.com which imports directly from our local MLS and covers the Areas seven cities. Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, and even Williamsburg.
I had stopped advertising on craigslist but it is a necessary evil,,,,
This is the link I wrote on the subject almost 2 years ago that landed me an interview with the news:
It may be time to take another break from Craigslist.