Subscribe Register Login

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 2:27 a.m.
Top Picks - Mobile App

Arkansas attorney general warns of Internet scam

By The Associated Press

This article was published April 23, 2014 at 4:52 p.m.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is warning consumers about an Internet ad scam that aims to take advantage of potential renters.

McDaniel said Wednesday that his Consumer Protection Division has received several complaints in recent months about scammers posting fake rental classifieds on Internet advertising sites.

Most recently in northwest Arkansas, scammers have stolen photographs from legitimate real estate ads to make it appear that the homes are for rent. The scammers usually ask interested renters to send money upfront as a deposit for a rental.

Consumers who are victims of the scheme rarely get their money back and never get into the home they wanted.

For more information about the scam and tips to protect consumers, visit www.GotYourBackArkansas.org.

Comments on: Arkansas attorney general warns of Internet scam

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Drivers

    drivers: Local company needs drivers to transport railroad c...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Copier tech

    copier technician. Experienced. Competitive comp plan includ...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Sawmill supervisor

    Experienced needed for Modern Southern Pine Lumber Mill, lo...
    MALVERN, AR

  • Rn needed

    rn needed nlr long term care facility in need of 3-11 RN Sup...
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Teacherassistant

    Pre-school Floater and Pre-school Teacher Assistant Position...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 926 jobs >

Top Picks - Mobile App
Arkansas Online