Police in Tracy, Calif. — a small town in commuting distance of Silicon Valley — say Realtors have reported two instances in which information about homes listed for sale was appropriated by scammers who advertised the homes as rentals on several Internet sites, including Craigslist and Zillow.

Tight inventories in the San Francisco Bay Area have boosted demand for rentals, a situation scammers have tried to use to their advantage, NBC Bay Area reported this summer. Source: tracypress.com

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