This isn't the first time this has happened in Austin, either. When searching for Austin rental homes
, craigslist is no doubt full of choices, but individuals seem to forget it's the equivalent of the wild west for the internet. There is a reason most police departments have designated areas for transactions to happen so both parties feel safe and secure.
Shopping for properties to rent isn't much different. If you must, be very careful in dealing with individuals you find on Craigslist offering housing. They're are plenty of resources online to find available Austin rental homes. Search companies like Stone Oak and other Austin property managers
to find homes managed by professionals dedicated to providing you with a quality renting experience. Stay safe out there, Austin!