Individuals that wish to engage in this type of scam typically post an advertisement on the internet or in a newspaper that details the type of structure and property they wish to rent to an interested party. In most all cases, the rental is advertised at an unnaturally low price. This ensures the advertisement draws interest. Once a potential renter contacts the individual, they will request an upfront security deposit and will promise to send the key and legal documentation. Unfortunately, at that point, contact is lost along with the money that has been sent.In this how-to article, you will learn the basic steps in avoiding rental property scams.To learn more about how to avoid rental property scams and other types of scams, visit the Lionheart Group blog at http://www.LionheartGroup.net.