WARNING: Craigslist Scam Of Renters & Homebuyers There have been found foreclosures twice posted fraudulently on CraigsList. Scammers are "offering" homes for sale or rent that they don't own or have authority to handle. They ask you to send a deposit check that they pocket, leaving you in the cold. BE CAREFUL sending anyone $$, especially if you don't meet them. But meeting them isn't a 100% guarantee that they're on the up and up either.