If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Here’s how to make sure your dream apartment isn’t an illusion.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — With classes gearing up once again at several universities across South Carolina, a state agency is warning students that they may be targeted by scammers.

Specifically, the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs is telling students to beware of fake rental listings and other ways that people may take advantage of a rushed judgment.

Fortunately, the steps to spotting a fake rental are fairly straightforward and just involve doing a bit of research.

First off, look up the owner of the property and make sure they do, in fact, own it. Similarly, looking into the background…

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