New York, NY
Male - 24 Years Old
I've heard rent in CT can be a bit high, but that sounds ridiculous. I live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in a 3-bedroom duplex, complete with a full private backdoor area/garden and my roommate and I pay about $1500 a piece, plus about $60-80 to ConEd each month. If we wanted to rent out our third bedroom, we would be paying like $980 or so. I know I've lucked out and found a true gem, and I know of no other apartment as cheap as mine with equal amenities in the general area, but still...
Be patient. From what you described, that is a total con job.