Craigslist Scam on House Attracts Several in La Crosse

Ready for another internet scam warning? The scams seem to be never ending. As do, apparently, the people willing to fall for them.


This one from the popular free classified site Craigslist, reported to La Crosse police this week. A woman in town was apparently one of many who answered an ad for a house rental in the city. Seemed like a deal too good to be true. And posted, not surprisingly, by a couple claiming to be living in Nigeria. Just fill out this rental application with driver's license and social security number, read the post, send us the deposit and we'll send you the keys. The house, of course, was not for rent. And belonged to somebody else. Police have advised the woman to keep track of her credit reports.

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