We've been researching weekly apartments for rent in Paris, and have also been reviewing "how to avoid rental scams" information. The warnings say to never send a scan of your passport, or, wire transfer money to reserve the apartment. Yet, what seem to very legitimate rental sites/owners (with great reviews on Trip Advisor) are asking for passport copies and wire transfers. Pascal Bronstein is one of the owners in question. He has glowing reviews, but is asking for my passport scan to be emailed to him, and he would prefer a wire transfer of the deposit. We're not sure whether or not to trust him. I'm reluctant to send anyone a scan of my passport, should that, or the wire transfer request, be a deal breaker? Advice welcome! Thanks.