New twist to Nigerian scam in Anchorage: rentals

Fake rental ads are showing up on Craigslist’s Anchorage site, according to a report by KTUU.

The property for rent is real, but the ad is not. The scammer, calling himself “Rev. William,” offers Anchorage property hunters a great deal: A three-bedroom home with a big back yard (pet friendly!) on Lake Otis for just $1,000 a month with a $500 security deposit.

Only issue?

The keys are with him in Nigeria.

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