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Man pays $500 to bogus landlord in suspected scam

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FLINT, MI (AP) -

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.

MLive.com reports Wednesday that the man told Flint police he found the house listed on Craigslist.org 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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