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SCAM ALERT: Be on the lookout for fake rentals

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There is an alert for renters to be on the lookout for a scam.

Someone is posting random homes on Craigslist claiming you can live in them for next to nothing.

The scam is happening around the country.

Someone grabs pictures of a house up for sale, posts them online, and then tries to rent it out.

They offer a great deal on the security deposit and first month's rent, telling you to send them cash you will never get back.

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Experts say being savvy when you’re in search of a rental is well worth the effort.

The average cost of rent in Baton Rouge is just over $1,000.

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