Fake Rental Ads Scam
The Utah Division of Consumer Protection has recently alerted Utah residents of an increasing number of fake rental ads on online classified pages. Common characteristics of these scam ads might include:
- the ad indicates the property cannot be shown in person
- the telephone number listed in ads or follow up emails are for out of state or international numbers
- the person claiming to rent the property requests the deposit by wire transfer.
To learn more about housing and renting, visit the Utah State Courts' self help resources section on housing. Here you'll find information from Utah Legal Services and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.