Home Rental Scam
The Ada County Tax Assessor has put out a warning about fake rental properties. He says people posing as the homeowner are putting houses up for rent that they don't own. Tax Assessor Bob McQuade says the scheme starts with a name of a homeowner who is selling their house online. The person behind the scam then takes that homeowner's name and advertises to rent the same house on another web site. They don't want to show the house but say they decided to rent it out. The Assessor says the person does everything online without you getting to see the property. Even getting your deposit money.