Previously I have written giving advice on how to avoid the many rental scams that exist today. I received a comment from Dave Dugdale on one of these posts in which he mentioned a “rental scam detection quiz” he created.
I checked out the rental scam detection quiz and was impressed. It takes just a few minutes to answer the 9 questions the quiz presents and it then gives you what it has calculated of the chances of the rental you are looking at as being a scam. Based on the knowledge I have obtained from researching rental scams for blogs, I found the questions in this quiz to make a lot of sense and be very relevant. In addition, I found the explanations the quiz gives for each question to be very informative. I would highly recommend that you use this tool before handing your deposit money to a landlord or property manager.
Now Dave didn’t go through the effort of designing and programming this tool for nothing of course. He has a website, www.RentVine.Com that has rental listings from all over the country and the quiz is to provide assistance to people looking to rent a home, condo or apartment. If you are a tenant looking for a home, condo or apartment I would suggest you check out www.RentVine.com.