EDWARDSVILLE — It seems like everything is a potential target for a scam these days, and apartment rentals are no exception.

A discussion with three local real estate agents revealed different types of scams, but they all involved people being defrauded or deceived by bogus listings for rental properties.

In the case of Terri Dalla Riva, a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Brown Realtors in Edwardsville, a recent scam involved a house she has listed for sale, along with a nearby property.

“I had a house listed for sale at 436 Grandview in Edwardsville. Someone on forrent.com put up a listing at 437 Grandview, which is across the street, and took the photos from my listing and said the house at 437 was for rent,” Dalla Riva said.


“They knew the owner’s name across the street (at 437 Grandview) and used his name in the listing and acted like I was his realtor. He called me about it, and I told…

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