Man pays $500 to bogus landlord in suspected scam - WNEM TV 5

Man pays $500 to bogus landlord in suspected scam

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Flint police says a man who thought he was paying a $500 deposit on a rental home he'd found online, instead was scammed by a woman who didn't own the property. reports Wednesday that the man told Flint police he found the house listed on and contacted who he thought was the landlord.

He says a woman showed him the house, and after signing what she called a rental agreement, the victim paid her $500 and prepared to move into the home.

As he was moving into the house on July 20, the victim told police that a maintenance man arrived and a conversation ensued.

The victim says he now believes he was defrauded by the woman, who does not own the property.

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