Red Flag #4 – “I’m looking for my grandmother / aunt / good friend who is working” It’s vitally important to meet the person who is applying to rent. If a person comes to you looking for a place for someone else, takes a rental application, and then returns later with that rental application, you have a potential case of identity fraud. More than likely, the person dropping off someone else’s rental application is trying to find a place for themselves but put it in someone else’s name. A competent property manager will want to interview the actual applicant. Check back tomorrow for Red Flag #5.