Another family has been taken by the craigslist rental scam. A family from Peoria, Arizona was new to the area and found a rental home on craigslist that was too good to be true. As expected it was too good to be true.
They met a couple who called themselves Jim and Jaime Williams who they forked over $1500 to.
Then when the family tried to move in they met the actual owner. Luckily the real owners worked something out with the family to let them stay there.
As far as the “Williamses” go…
Peoria Arizona police are asking for the public’s help in looking for the scam artists responsible. They are described as “a short heavyset woman and a man with crooked teeth and a heart tattooed on one hand. They were last seen driving a white Chevy Blazer.”
The article recommends checking with the county first to see who actually owns a rental property.