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Rental Scam May 07, 2022

Scam Type

Rental Scam

Business Name Used

Howard Smith

Date Reported

May 07, 2022

Victim Postal Code

92154

Total Dollars Lost

$1,250.00

Scam Description

i applied to a rental on craigslist got call told to meet on thurs day to view then he called talked to me then called me back said they chosse me but i needed to pay applaction fee and pet deposit to hold it then the next day said he was at hosptil with with couldnt mae it to view it set up a new date and between then told me he neeede the deposit or else he had more sererious renters nieve me went ahaed and sent hin the deposit of $1000 through zelle then tried to get me to send the rent of $1000 to him to but i wouldnt do it he sent me a fake rentalagreement i have many text messages and email addresswhen i asked for my deposit he said was refundable he went ghoast on me now im out $1250 and my bank nor cash app or apple pay could do anything for mr