"Scam This House"

I have a house, owned and rented comfortably for quite a while now, which recently began to mysteriously produce renter prospects to the doorstep of the house. My tenants were a bit freaked out, naturally.

Turns out, some scammer apparently pulled my info from an ancient Craig’s List ad I’d posted years ago, and created a dummy ad at mynewplace dot com.

I’ve had scammers reproduce the Craig’s List ad before, but this transposition of data to another rental ad site was a new one.

Anyone having a similar experience? In the end, I sent an email to the website admin and had the bunk ad withdrawn. My poor tenants!

I don’t put addresses on CL, so I don’t have that problem. I have seen on the local CL site where there are ads for really nice houses for stupid low rents. Sounds like the same thing as what happened to you.

exactly - the ask rent was downright silly.