Bartlett Police issue warning about rental scammers - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Bartlett Police issue warning about rental scammers

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BARTLETT, TN (WMC) -

Bartlett Police are warning residents of scammers, claiming to have rental homes available in the Mid-South.

The scammers place fake ads online, advertising real homes, even though the scammer does not own the property.

Instead of renting the home out, they get their victim's personal information, or ask their victim to buy a money card as a despots.

The fake ads are often listed on Craigslist, and are meant to phish the personal information of potential renters.

Police say to be careful when using internet sites like Craiglist. They say never provide your social security number or account numbers without verifying you are dealing with a legitimate business.

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