Internet scam artists tell local house hunters to peek in windows of bogus rentals—then send money.

Looking for housing on Classifieds Jackson Hole Media? Don’t trust listings that don’t include a local number.

That’s what Cheryl Bar-or learned last week after a stranger called her claiming to have been scammed by an ad listing her property.

“They copied [my] ad verbatim except the email address and phone number,” Bar-or said.

Bar-or listed a one-bedroom apartment for rent on the classified website. She found tenants almost immediately—housing demand is high, supply is low.

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Posted by Stefani
Oct 5, 2017