Some of you may know I've hosted a lot of foreign exchange students from all over the world. My most recent one, a young lady from Brazil, is coming back to the US to stay in NYC and attend classes at Manhattan Community College. She's arriving in a couple of weeks and needing an apartment near the school that she can afford and where she can feel reasonably safe. She's from a huge city in Brazil so she's street smart, but still she'll be by herself in a big city where she knows nobody. She actually has one landlord who has been messaging her about an apartment for $700/month near there with a $400 deposit he's wanting right now, but she's not totally sure it's not a scam. I'm in NC and have no idea what to tell her, but I'm the only one she knows to ask. I'm grasping for straws - anybody got any ideas?