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Craigslist Rental Scams in Charlottesville

He writes that he would be willing to rent this property but that he has the keys with him in South Africa where he will be for the next two years.    Basically, it’s a scam, and I’m grateful that so many people have been doing their due diligence and not been taken in by this. … Nigerian scammers find homes listed for sale on these public search sites, copy the pictures and listings verbatim, and then post the information onto Craigslist under available housing rentals, without the consent or knowledge of Craigslist, who has been notified. … The Nigerian scammer will state that they had to leave the country very quickly to do missionary or contract work in Africa and were unable to rent their house before leaving, therefore they have to take care of this remotely. … If you have questions about it, search the MLS to ensure that the house is in fact listed and then contact the listing agent to verify that they are in fact trying to rent the house …

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