EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man is warning others about a rental scam. Art Tegger says he found an unbelievable deal on a rental in West Eugene. But, when he stopped by to see the home, he found out it was on the market for sale, not rent. He’s urging others to be very careful when searching for a new place to live.
Tegger says, “Ask questions and don’t be afraid to ask someone who’s there, who may be involved or even a neighbor, because there’s all kinds of information available, but you have to be a little bit bold to ask that.”
Tegger says the person trying to rent the property had e-mailed him a long story and request for financial information. The homeowner says several people have stopped by about renting the home since he put it up for sale. He is in the process of filing a report with the police department.