Illinois AG Joins Lawsuit Against Rental Listing Platform
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Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is joining the Federal Trade Commission and a group of six attorneys general in suing rental listing platform Roomster Corporation and its owners.  The lawsuit claims the New York based company used fake reviews and other misrepresentations to lure consumers to its platform to pay for access to listings that often turned out to be fake.  The suit claims the company has taken tens of millions of dollars from largely low-income and student renters.