CRAIGS LIST SCAM – RENTERS BEWARE

MONTEREY, Calif. – A new Craigslist scam is targetting Central Coast renters, according to various property management companies.

Jan Leasure, of Monterey Bay Property Management, said the scammers duplicate legitimate rental ads posted on Craigslist, but only change the contact information, as well as the price. “They dramatically drop the price to lure in victims,” said Leasure. “For example, we advertised a property for $2,300 and the scammer posted it for $1,000,” she added.

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