Ada County Sheriff warns of rental scams

Posted at 12:17 PM, Apr 08, 2022

ADA COUNTY, Idaho — The Ada County Sheriff's office is investigating rental scams in the area.

They said in a Facebook post, the scams they're seeing involve someone posting to a site like Craigslist, posing as a homeowner who has a unit for rent for a low price. Prospective renters go through the application process and many even pay a security deposit or rent for the first month, only to find out later it was a scam.

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Some tips to avoid falling for these scams include:

  • Avoiding sites like Craigslist
  • Calling the phone number listed on the sign at rentals instead of a number found online
  • If the price seems to low to be true, it probably is