A company calling themselves 215 Rentals is charging $20-dollars per listing for what they call 215 friendly houses for rent. They are doing business on Craigslist. The group is not licensed and is supposed to have a license to list houses for rent. It turns out that the homes they are calling 215 friendly are not. Some of the owners of the properties for rent were contacted about being 215 friendly and they were unaware that their properties were being listed as so.
The web site for the scammers is http://www.betterbusiness.net/ Do not use this this web site to find rental properties. There are legitimate rental referral companies like The Rental Helpers that are licensed and offering properties in Humboldt Co. http://www.therentalhelpers.com/
If you have been scammed by 215 Friendly Rentals contact Misty Morgan, owner of The Rental Helpers at 707-443-4357. She will help you get in touch with the investigator of the Department of Real Estate.
Update: Ryan Burns of the North Coast Journal got the guy to call him. You won't believe what he had to say about it. http://www.northcoastjournal.com/blogthing/2011/08/09/depends-how-you-define-scam/