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Rental scammers targeting Idaho’s hot housing market

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According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Scam Tracker, Boise is second only to Los Angeles for reported rental scams per capita.

BOISE, Idaho — Travel nurses like Mackenzie Kolb move a lot.

And because of the nature of her job –the constant search for short-term rentals and leases – she knows all about rental scams.

“I’ve lived in Seattle, St. Louis, D.C., and now here,” Kolb said. “But I was like, no way in Boise, Idaho. No way in Boise.”

She filtered through all the fake listings and scams before coming to town. Or at least she thought she did.

“I think I lost $1,100. Somewhere around there,” Kolb said. “He never…

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