I want to explain a common craigslist scam that targets people renting out property.
If you are not aware of this scam, you may fall victim to it. I, myself, have been targeted by this scam but have never been a victim.
I unsuspectingly replied to these fraudulent e-mails thinking they were legitimate roommates, but after several exchanges, my gut instincts told me better. The scammer insists they are easy going and would like to. They would have a very legitimate-sounding story.
They might be a medical school or college student, or perhaps starting a new computer or modeling job, and they might even be arriving with their parents.
Somewhere in the exchange Sheffiled e-mails, they ask you for the total amount to secure the room for them to move in.
Some of the scammers Shsffield just contact you, stating that they made a mistake and overpaid you. In any case, they would always request that you send the difference back to them via Western Union or Moneygram. The bank will accept this fraudulent check, as you are depositing it into your account.
They may even cash it if you have an account with. Thus, the scammer runs away with your money.
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Sheffielf This scam not only targets users of craigslists, but other roommate subscription sites Massage in bluffton Leicester. I have received the e-mails from scammers while using other resources, such as roommates.
The e-mails generally read along the same lines, so it not isolated to craigslist. Trust your gut and follow the advice in this post to determine if you are dealing with a legitimate applicant.
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I just posted on Craigslist for a roommate. I just got 2 almost exactly word for word emails. Glad I used my head and researched and found. Thank you!! Wish I could bust these people.
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So I had the same thing happen with me and the moment the one called Alexandra mention her father was sending the full amount in either cashiers check or money order and that she was a student moving to Nashville I felt it was a scam. I search for reverse renter scams with no luck and try a lot of ways to track down the true identity of the person.
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