How to Spot a Scam

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Factitious Landlord Alert

There has been a wave of factitious apartment rental postings on CL lately. The scam artists who place these ads claim to own an apartment for rent in the USA, yet they somehow live in another country. Instead of hiring a rental agency to take care of prospective tenant screening, the "landlord" wants their victims to wire them money via western union for a set of keys. Of course once the money is sent, you will never hear from these people again.

Please stay away from the following scam artists who are posting an apartment for rent in New York City:

Name: Melissa & Ryan Peter
Phone: +44 702 4060053

Name: Sarah Anderson

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