If you are getting ready to rent a place that seems too good to be true, it may be exactly that. The Better Business Bureau advises renters to be alert to possible red flags when shopping for rentals even for just a weekend getaway. BBB Investigator Bill Smith tells The Big Z this is something that he is very familiar with.

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He says scammers may use pictures or description from legitimate rental property ads to entice their victims, sometimes even hijacking the email account of owners of reputable sites. In other cases the properties are nonexistent. In you believe that you are or could possibly be a victim to this scam contact the BBB at 314-645-3300 or visit www.stlouisbbb.org .

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