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Published: 27 December 2017

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I was looking at properties (rental) on craigslist. I came across a great apartment, great looking, good sized, but with a decent price. After contacting the individual via email, they provided a site for background checking within the email, by a blue hyperlink saying, “”link””, the actual web address is The site is actually there to steal your credit card information and to withdraw funds from your account. The email itself is duplicated to other victims, and the photos of the apartment were found on a google image search of real estate. Beware and report the craigslist listing when you see it, flag the listing and report. The site for “”background checking”” does not give you any sort of background check, it’s just to take your money. Beware. The email stated the following: “”Hi (name withheld), I greatly appreciate your reply and showing interest in my property. My property includes a family friendly floorplan and 2 bedrooms 2.0 baths. It is open for rent with a lease agreement. I’ll bring the lease agreement with me to the tour. The property leases very fast. It is in a great neighborhood. I require a background checks from all applicants. Background checks can be completed online using Rental Verified: link. This is an affordable option for me to screen potential tenants on previous tenant history and employment information. If you have a criminal record or less than perfect tenant history, I will be flexible with you. To lease our property we require the following: 1. First months rent 2. Lease Agreement (month to month, 6 months, or 12 months) 3. Completed background check for each applicant 4. Valid Driver’s License or Picture ID This property accepts pets, yet has not had any pets in the past. It does not have stains or odors. We do not have any breed restrictions and we do not charge a fee or require a deposit. If your pet does damage to the property, it’s your responsibility to make all the needed repairs. Once you’ve completed your background check and are ready to setup a tour, contact me. It is in a .pdf file and you can print it and bring to the showing or email it to me. I’ll be available tomorrow if you would like to know more. What’s the best number to contact you on? Thank you again for your interest, I hope to speak with you soon (name withheld). Cheers, Zoey “” Beware and report this immediately! .

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