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Brooklyn, NY, United States
2013-08-24 18:29:53
Rental Scam
Craigslist (
Craigslist/Text/Room Rental/Shipping Car 
Elizabeth Brown
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I post a room for rent on CL. Scammer answers via CL email, includes their address. Asks me details about myself, says is interested in the room. I reply, say I\'m interested in renting to her, She sends back request to meet her at airport, announces herself as \"your new roommate\", asks me to specify address where she can ship her car, asks me to pick her up at the airport using the car, says to expect check coming from her dad. Two checks arrive, one via authorized Fedex employee, one is left behind by mailbox, both using photocopied Fedex labels. One check from Atlanta charity, unsigned, the other from a nearby corporation, signed with stamp. Checks appear to lack watermark and other copy protect measures.

Several texts arrive scolding me for not replying, asking me to contact, provide time when I can meet car, place to send funds, etc. I email her back to tell her to get lost, more texts, using different style and grammar.
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