Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Craigslist Scam Pops Up Again In Cookeville

For at least the third time this year, a Cookeville area resident who has a home up for sale has been notified that the home is being offered "for rent" on the website called Craigslist. The victim told police that a man in California e-mailed him after finding a posting for the house. He said the posting reported that the house was for rent for $770 a month. But the owner says, in fact, it is not. And says the e-mail contact person wanted the money sent to Africa. The victim said he was going to contact Craigslist to have the posting removed. In a case from earlier this year, authorities say several "renters" were duped into renting the same place and lost their money to the scammer.