posted by in Vienna forum
There are a lot of these ads on the internet. Same story, had to move to UK, US, etc for job and took the keys with them.
Anyone who seriously wanted to rent their apartment but had to leave quickly would use a realtor. Do not buy into these scams. No real owner of an apartment or landlord would do this.
These are all scams and you see them in every city in the world. Craigslist in Europe is especially filled with these ads