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What to Do if You’re the Victim of an Apartment Rental Scam

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Getting scammed is embarrassing. Whether it’s an auction site purchase, an allegedly “free” vacation, or an apartment rental, you usually feel stupid in hindsight when all those big red flags suddenly become visible to you. Don’t be too hard on yourself, though read more

4 Signs a Craigslist Apartment Listing Is a Scam

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Craigslist is one of the best places to go online to check apartment listings. Landlords don’t have to pay to list an apartment on, which means you’ll have a variety of apartments listings that you won’t find in your local newspaper. Some apartments advertised are very affordable too, making it the go-to website for […] read more


4 Intercom System Safety Tips for Apartment Dwellers

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If entry into your apartment building is controlled via an intercom system, it’s important to practice basic apartment safety, especially if you’re living alone. This article will focus on four different ways you can be safe and secure while operating your intercom. Try to Verify Who It Is before Opening the Door Never open the […] read more

Beware of Cheap Movers: 5 Ways to Avoid Scams

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Cheap movers may not be cheap after all.  Consumer beware, and be cautious when selecting your moving company.  Below is our list of the most common scams to watch out for when you’re planning to relocate. Using common sense will be your best tool when making a decision on a moving company.  If it’s too […] read more

Filing Complaints About National Moving Companies

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When you are moving, especially long distance moving, the dependability and responsibility of the moving company you use is critical. National moving companies are presumed to fit the bill for these qualities. Unfortunately, you may find yourself in a situation where the national movers you used really let you down. Perhaps they behaved unprofessionally, stole from you, […] read more

Rental Scams, Part II: Fake “For Rent” Online Ads

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Ever seen a listing for a rental that just seems too good to be true? Perfect location, ideal building -- and the price is half what you would expect. There are plenty of listings like that on Craigslist and other sites. But if you dig a little deeper, those deals really are too good to be true. read more

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Rental Scams, Part I: When You’re Tricked Into a Rent Lock-In by the Landlord or Broker

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When it comes to renting an apartment, there are more than a few landlords willing to do whatever it takes to get an apartment rented -- even to the point of attempting to scam unwary renters. Brittany Espy attempted to rent an apartment in New York City and wound up in a credit card dispute. As part of her paperwork with a broker, Espy was asked for her credit card information: "They told me nothing would be charged to me. They just needed the info to do my credit checks." The broker went ahead and charged her card, though, telling her that she had the apartment and had to take it. read more

White Glove Moving Scam

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A number of formal complaints have been lodged against the White GloveMoving & Storage Company, located in Jersey City, New Jersey. Most of the cases involve issues with the company raising the price of the move after providing an estimate or failing to pick up or deliver items on time. While the company has a clean record with the Better Business Bureau, several individuals have reported significant discrepancies between what White Glove initially told them and the charges demanded or services provided by the company in the end. Here are a few of the problems that some customers encountered, and what we can learn from these negative experiences. read more