Police Warn Of Rental Property Scam

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  LACEY – A scammer attempted to rent a property they didn’t own to a customer, police said.

  Ultimately, the scam wasn’t successful this time, but police are reminding people that these scams are common and they often trick unsuspecting people.

  The complainant was looking for a house to rent online using a popular website, police said. They found one in Forked River. They filled out a Residential Rental Application and Lease Agreement Contract.

  However, something made the complainant feel suspicious before paying for it via Paypal. They learned that the person they were dealing with was not the actual owner.

  “Please be safe and diligent when dealing with unknown parties,” police warned.