Don’t Let a Rental Scam Ruin Your Vacation

Planning a Spring Break getaway or heading to the annual South by Southwest festival? As you consider issues like cost and location of a vacation rental, also consider that the rental listing could be a scam. The Federal Trade Commission warns that scammers will often advertise rentals that don’t exist or aren’t available to trick…

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…

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…