The latest and greatest scam involves out of state or international con artists copying rental posts on Craigslist and reposting them at lower prices and with their own contact information. Be aware of who you are contacting when responding to an ad. If they do not offer a phone number, if they are not available to show you the housing in person or if there are unsuspecting people living at the "for rent" spaces, the posters may not be the true landlords or realtors. Many homes on Craigslist are currently being reposted as "available" months after they have been occupied by new tenants. Please contact the authorities with any pertinent information and flag the posting if you suspect a scam.