Hutch Real Estate Agents Warn Of Craigslist Scam

By: AP posted by Carissa Fox
By: AP posted by Carissa Fox
Hutchinson real estate agents urge people in the market for rentals to keep an eye out for fraudulent ads on Craigslist.

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) _ Hutchinson real estate agents urge people in the market for rentals to keep an eye out for fraudulent ads on Craigslist.

The Hutchinson News (http://bit.ly/MGGuOK) reports that in one recent case, someone copied information from an agency's listing for a home for sale and placed it on Craigslist as a rental.

A woman became suspicious and discovered the information came from a RE/MAX listing, so she contacted the agency.

Agents say scammers are trying to dupe people into either providing personal data or sending in a deposit check for the nonexistent rental opportunity.

They say the best way to avoid such a scam is to meet with the landlord and go to the house, but never wire money


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