EveryRent is a search engine that gathers listings from hundreds of sources and while most are legitimate listings, some may be attempts at scamming users. Any fraudulent or suspicious listings should be reported to us using our contact form. Please include the listing’s web address and title.

Unfortunately, there are some individuals trolling the internet who will try to scam you with fake listings or illegal transactions. Here are some red flags to watch for to ensure you don’t get scammed:

  • If the owner is asking you to give money before being allowed to see the property, it is most likely a SCAM!
  • Avoid owners who will only deal with you via email.
  • Only deal with landlords or renters who are local.
  • Beware of e-mail correspondence from the “landlord” that’s written in poor or broken English.
  • Research the average rental rates in that area and be suspicious if the rate is significantly lower.
  • Don’t give out personal information, like social security, bank account, or credit card numbers.
  • Ask lots of questions! If they don’t seem to know or are slow with answers, beware.
  • If it seems too good to be true… it probably is. Exercise common sense.

If you find any suspicious or fraudulent listings contact us immediately using this contact form.

For more information on potential scams and how to protect yourself, visit: RentalScams.org.