Scam Alert: Craigslist Ads Being Used for Fake Rental Properties

The Butte County District Attorney said that Craigslist is being used to list fake rental properties, affecting those displaced by the Camp Fire.

Posted: Dec 4, 2018 12:34 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - The Butte County District Attorney said that Craigslist is being used to list fake rental properties, affecting those displaced by the Camp Fire.

Investigators say that the scammers are using photos from legitimate sales sites, but then either ask for a cash down payment or confidential information that they can use to steal someone's identity. 

Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey said he's already seen three cases, two in Chico and one in Oroville. 

"Be your own best investigator," Ramsey said. "Don't give your financial information off to some stranger on a website." 

Ramsey said his office has worked with Craigslist to remove those fraudulent posts. 

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