Police Warn Of Home Rental Scam
Lansdale Police are warning of a scam with a home listed for rent on the Craigslist website. A woman who lives on Green Street told them she saw the ad last week for a home on Fairview Avenue, sent an email to the seller, and got a reply telling her he was moving to Africa immediately, but he would send her the keys if she sent him a $450 deposit. Instead of sending money, she reported it to Craigslist and the real estate agent, and found that the realtor never listed it for sale. She also called police, who advise everyone to be aware of this ever-increasing scam, and to be careful when buying anything online.