Attorney General Warns Consumers Of Craigslist Scam
The Office of the New York Attorney General is warning people to beware of rental scams on Craigslist.
- They take the information, change the contact information and offer a much lower price than the original listing.
- Oftentimes, scammers will offer a telephone number without a functioning voicemail setup, causing the potential renter to contact them via email.
- Scammers' emails are typically poorly written and may indicate the "owner" is on a humanitarian mission in another country.
- Emails typically ask for a deposit to be wired in exchange for a key to the house.
Friday, May 22, 2015, Watertown, NY