If someone is trying to scam you, they often will ask you to e-mail or message them directly right away within the app without communicating about the room through the app first; they will ask you to communicate outside of Roomi.
Common warning signs include:
- Room lister may state they are local but that they are currently "traveling" or "relocating" and need you to wire money to them.
- The scammer may pretend to be unable to speak by phone (most scammers prefer to operate by text/email).
Most scams attempts involve one or more of the following:
- Want to take the conversation to email or text right away.
- They do NOT have an ID verified profile.
- Email or text from someone that’s not living in your area.
- Poor grammar/spelling.
- Want you to transfer money via Western Union, Money Gram, cashier's check, money order, or PayPal without sending a lease or showing you a room.
- Inability/refusal to meet face-to-face to show the room.
If you suspect someone on Roomi is trying to scam you, please flag that user and contact Roomi Support for directions on getting in touch with our Fraud & Security Team.