Fake apartment showing

A U. of I. student attempted to contact someone who purported to be a leasing agent about an apartment listing. The agent told the student that he needed to pay a $95 application fee before the apartment could be shown. On the day of the showing, the leasing agent did not show up and was not reachable. The student was able to contact the real leasing agent for the apartment, who indicated that his online accounts had been hacked.