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Scams and Unscrupulous Con Artists

I am apartment hunting for an impending move to a new state. So far, it is has been astounding how many scams are out there.

One house did not match the Google maps street view and was an easy scam to spot. Another sounded great until the very end of the fine print when it notes that $1600 a month is for a sleeping space in a shared family room. Even worse are the many listings for one price when the actual price includes $300 - $800 in extra costs per month. It feels very much like the old carnival game, with the coin always under the wrong cup.

"Unscrupulous con men will continue to exploit the faith. They’re as deceived as the people they lead astray. As long as they are out there, things can only get worse," says 2nd Timothy. (2 Timothy 3:13, The Message tra