Jan. 15, 2020, 5:34 PM EST By Herb Weisbaum
Most people looking for a place to rent start their search online. Internet listings provide a wealth of information beyond price — pictures, floor plans, amenities, perks and a detailed description of the property.
But many of these listing are bogus, created by scammers who hope to steal thousands of dollars in upfront fees for a place they don’t own or don’t have the right to rent. Some properties may not even be for rent.
A report from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) calls it a “massive” problem, that’s getting worse.