rental scam

A look at some of the listings for Jersey Shore rentals on Craigslist.com. (credit: Craigslist.com)

Sea Girt, NJ Police Warn About Craigslist Summer Rental Scams

After renters sent in the money, the victims would show up at the right place and time only to find out the home is not for rent.

07/16/2015

Police say would-be renters were handed fake keys for apartments they tried to rent in this building in Inwood. (Credit: CBS2)

Woman Surrenders In Scam For Affordable Housing In Inwood

A Bronx woman turned herself in to police Monday following a two-month probe of an alleged rental scam in Upper Manhattan.

02/23/2015

A "for rent" sign. (credit: Clipart.com)

A Renter’s Nightmare: Phony Real Estate Agents Renting Homes Out From Under Owners

Believe it or not, there are bogus realtors are renting out homes without the owner’s consent, leaving both the owner and unsuspecting renter with a nightmare to untangle.

02/18/2015

Jose Laboy (left) and Barry McDaniel are charged with breaking into a Manorville house and trying to rent it out. (Credit: Suffolk County Police)

Police: Men Broke Into Manorville, L.I. House; Tried To Rent It Out Fraudulently

Two men have been arrested and charged in a rental scam on Long Island, in which they allegedly broke into a home and rented it fraudulently as one of them pretended to be the landlord.

02/02/2015

Jerry Hauser (credit: Nassau County Police)

Kings Point Man Arrested In Rental Scheme

Jerry Hauser, 56, of Kings Points is accused of cheating landlords out of over $50,000 in rental money over three years.

12/17/2013