Although the majority of interactions between people who connect on Craigslist.org are safe, it is important for would-be renters to follow basic safety procedures, such as taking a friend along when viewing the room, notes Craigslist. Access to a cellphone during the viewing is also a good idea.
Advising a family member or friend about the location of the room and the intended viewing is also advisable, reports Craigslist.
When looking for a rental through Craigslist.org, beware of scammers, warns Consumerist. Avoid ads without photos, and check the address to be sure the property actually exists. Be wary of ad posters who wish to assess a fee for a credit check prior to viewing the room.