We are tracking another new breed of scam as a result of the current economic crisis – housing rental scam. Apparently, some crooks break into foreclosure home and started to “rent” out the house to unsuspecting victims. Beware of these conman and make sure that you check them up to make sure that they are the legal agent to deal with the house.

“A local family who thought they had found the perfect home ended up losing more than $1,000 to an accused scam artist…. This is yet another negative by-product of the foreclosure crisis. Con
artists break into and try to pawn off vacant and abandoned homes to
unsuspecting people.

As police pursue more and more frauds like this one, Keith is looking
to get her money back and says she hopes others will avoid the pain
she’s been through.”