The Denver Police Department wants to warn the public about a rental scam. They report that last Thursday, a woman called police, explaining that a couple had come by her house earlier in the evening, in hopes of renting it. The woman told the couple that the house was for sale, but not for rent. The couple then explained that they saw her home on Craigslist, listed as a rental. The couple called the number on the add, and the person on the phone told them to electronically deposit $1000 for a month’s rent into his account. The couple decided they wanted to see the property first, which is when they encountered the woman who owned the home. After realizing that the ad was false, the home owner reached out to police.
Friends, always proceed with caution when using Craigslist. Do not electronically wire money to anyone. If you are asked to do so, it is more than likely a scam. Meeting sellers/renters in a public place, to make sales is the best way to do business.
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