Island News: Nigerians Want to Cash Your Rent Check.

Trust those Nigerian scammers to exploit a crisis two oceans away.

Hawai`i Island police are warning the public about a rental house scam. Those responding to Craigslist ad are told that the “landlord” is out of the country, and that the prospective renter must send a money order deposit to a Nigerian address before receiving the keys.

“Police advise the public not to make arrangements to rent property without confirming that the person offering the property for rent is the owner or authorized rental agent,” says the department press release.
–Alan McNarie

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