Monday, August 16, 2010

Cookeville Man Scammed Out Of Rent Money

Cookeville police are investigating an incident in which a man says he was cheated out of $300 he thought he was putting down as a deposit on an apartment. The 22-year-old victim says he called a phone number listed on Local Sales Network for an apartment on Franklin Avenue, and was told to meet a man at the apartment. He says he gave that individual $300 dollars and was told to "call back" when he had the rest of the rent money. But the victim says when he attempted to contact the number again, it was no longer connected, and says the individual who owns the property in question has a different number than the one listed in the online posting.