For Those In the Process of Finding HousingSubmitted by MississippiGRITS on Thu, 02/26/2009 - 21:39
I know that many of you have contacted me saying that you, too, are losing your homes or are about to.
We are in the process of looking for rental housing. I have 18 days to find a rental before the foreclosure sale. It is difficult when your credit is shot because of the housing situation that you are already in.
I am here to issue you a warning. We have responded to not one, not two, but three FAKE ads for rental houses. These scammers are pulling real pictures of houses from other sites and simply changing their phone numbers and getting information on you including your personal info to "run your credit". More like "ruin your credit".
Please, please...be careful when contacting people about rental houses. Make sure they are legitimate. Make sure it is a house that you can drive to locally (unless you are relocating to another state). Make sure that you do not reveal any of your personal information (even doing credit checks online) until you can verify that it is a legitimate posting.