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Two Craigslist scams in South City
November 12, 2013, 05:00 AM Daily Journal Staff Report

South San Francisco police are reporting two separate Craigslist scams — one involving mail fraud, the other a theft through the impersonation of a landlord.

Between Oct. 10 and Oct. 24, a woman who applied for a job doing yard work was hired by a suspect via email and was sent a check for $2,150. She was told $400 of it was her monthly salary and to send the remainder to Tennessee via moneygram. The woman discovered the check was fraudulent several days later, according to South San Francisco police.

A woman posted an ad on craigslist claiming to be the landlord and changed the locks of a four-bedroom residence with which she had no affiliation. It had been vacant for two months, according to police.

She met with four people at the home last week, gave them keys and collected approximately $1,800 from each renter. The actual owner responded to the location and found the four people who had been scammed living there, according to police.

She is described as an 5-foot-3-inch Asian woman in her 40s with a short haircut, according to police.

Anyone with any information on these crimes is asked to call South San Francisco police at (650) 877-8900.

 

 

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