Reno Couple Taken in by Scam


As P.T. Barnum reputedly said, "there's a sucker born every minute".  Another part of the human story says that when something is too good to be true, it usually is not true.

KOLO tells the story of a woman that was conned into wiring a $400 security deposit for an Arrowcreek home.  Now, excuse me if I don't know the whole story, but I would expect to pay more than that for a studio in the ghetto.  But, then, 'they were doing missionary work in Africa'.  That would explain the difference.  Sure.

For Christy, the four bedroom Arrowcreek home listed on Craigslist looked like the perfect place to move her family. When she called and emailed the person who posted it online, he said she could have it. Just wire the $400 security deposit.  "We were reluctant to send the money but then believed them because they said they were doing missionary work," says Christy.

She and her husband couldn't pass up an offer this good, so they sent the cash to the man in Africa. Only, the keys he promised never showed up in the mail.

I do not want to pass judgement, and I do not know, nor have I ever met the "victim", but it has often been said that con artists are more likely to fall for other cons.

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