BEWARE ~ FAKE LANDLORDS Are Taking Deposits For Apartments And Homes They Do Not Own.

WEST LAWN, Chicago Illinois — A man is falsely advertising an apartment for rent in West Lawn only to steal people's security deposits, according to police.
The man has posted a fake apartment-for-rent ad at least four times, all in the 6000 block of South Pulaski Road, according to a community alert police issued Sunday. In the incidents, the man accepts rent or security deposits for an apartment that is not for rent, and the would-be renters cannot recoup their money, police said.

The man is known by the names Byron Dean and Joseph Grant.
Beware as this is going on all over the country. 
Also due to many foreclosures, fake owners claim to be able to rent out these properties and the victims after giving security deposits, are scammed out of their money. 

Be sure to do your due diligence when renting an apartment or a home.