Safety Scouts Advice: Fake Vacation Rental Scenario: You find what seems like the perfect short-term rental for your next trip. You wire a deposit to the landlord, but when you arrive, the owner does not show up, or he has given you an address that does not exist. Advice: Only rent from a trusted, well-known website, and choose a rental that lists several reviews. Use only a means of payment that can be tracked and cancelled if necessary. And remember, if something sounds too good to be true it often is!