Ask Joe Weekly Vlog-Phoenix Real Estate Rental Scam

Scam artists are posing as legitimate landlords and/or owners of record on vacant foreclosed Phoenix homes and attempting to lease the properties to trusting tenants only to take their deposits and rent and then disappear.

Renters are being asked for large deposits along with first and last months rent just to find out that the property they just moved their family into has been foreclosed on and they are required to move out.

Please do your research on the property and owners before you sign a rental lease agreement!  Make sure you ask for a picture id from the proposed owner/landlord to ensure they are who they say they are and then research the property and owner of records online.

If you have any experiences or situations that pertain to this please share them below.