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Cops: Man victimized by Craigslist rental scam

Published 3:56 pm, Friday, April 18, 2014
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Police are investigating a Craigslist rip-off reported Wednesday by a 77-year-old Fairfield man, who said he sent two checks to an individual who advertised an apartment for rent in Trumbull.

The checks, which were cashed, were for $1,600 and $800, and the would-be renter was promised that the apartment keys would be sent to him in the mail.

The man -- who police said had not seen the apartment -- never received the keys. After he checked on the property's ownership at Trumbull Town Hall, he learned the apartment was owned by someone else, according to the report.