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Tips to avoid rental scams:
1. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
2. Trust your instincts, if it feels wrong, stop and reevaluate.
3. Beware of landlords who request cash, hard-to-trace, and hard-to-fix payment options like wire transfers, pre-paid Visas, Bitcoin, or Venmo.
4. I'll send you money + you give money to this other person = scam warning sign.