Avoid Frozen Pipes
It is winter in Utah, and one of the most common problems that occur over the Holiday breaks is frozen pipes. Students take some precautions to avoid coming back to a big mess and a big repair bill.
•Set the thermostat in your apartment no lower than 60°F.
•If you are out of town, ask a friend or neighbor to check your apartment daily to make sure it's warm enough.
Here is how the scam works: An individual writes that he/she is out of the country (the U.K. in this one). The individual claims to need housing because he/she is coming to a research position in "the state" (he/she kept the location vague so that the individual can use this scam in other places too). More info!