Midland targeted by Nigerian Rental scammers

Opportunity is a double-edge sword. The West Texas oil boom has produced a lot of jobs in the Permian Basin. Unfortunately, that has led to a serious housing shortage–and an opportunity for scam artists to take advantage of people.  BBB warns that Midland is being targeted by thieves running the Nigerian Rental Scam. In this scam, the…

BBB offers tips for renting out your home

Planning to rent out your home? It could be a good source of income or a potential headache. Check out the these tips from BBB Media Specialist Stephanie Jacksis: Do your research at bbb.org. Get a written contract. Check with your landlord or HOA to see if you’re allowed to sublease to guests. Do a…

Looking for a place to rent? Don’t fall for Nigerian rental scam!

With rental properties in short supply in the Midland area, scammers are taking advantage. A consumer recently informed BBB that someone on Craigslist was trying to rent property that belonged to her. A prospective tenant forwarded her an e-mail message from the scammer who claimed to be a US citizen with a temporary “assignment” in…