Renting a room, home, apartment online comes with numerous risks. There are a lot of scammers prowling the net looking for their next victim. Should you see an ad that seems too good to be true then it probably isn't. And . . . never pay any security deposits to someone you've never met and before you actually take a look around the house you'll be renting. And Landlords, you too should avoid Craiglist because scammers can pose as the landlord rent out your apartment(s) and you'll have a hard time convincing the duped tenants that their security deposits weren't paid to you.