Apartment hunting is the absolute worst. If you have ever looked for a place on Craigslist it can be a gasoline-fueled dumpster fire of slum lords, shady real estate agents and outright scams. While it is easy to dismiss the BS and slog through the river of excrement that is Craigslist sometimes it’s worth going down the rabbit hole.
Below is a text message exchange I had with a scammer who advertised an entire house for rent in Newark for $1000 a month.
(Note: I would normally cover the texter’s phone number but they are stealing people’s money so the hell with them.)