Janesville Police are warning the public of a rental scam on Craigslist targeting rental property hunters.

Police say there are several listings for homes on Craigslist that are actually homes for sale. The suspects post the rental ad and tell inquisitors that they are out of town and tell people to go to the house, walk around the residence, and look in the windows. The suspects tell potential renters that if they like the house, to send them money for rent, telling them that once they receive money they will send the keys to them.

Janesville Police warn residents to never send money for a rental agreement without meeting the landlord in person.