Fraud

A female was trying to find a place to rent.  On 03/26/2016 the victim went on the internet and found a website where an individual stated he owned property in Chambersburg.  He wanted to rent the property because he and his wife had to move.  The victim was told on 03/26/2016 to send $600,00 by Western Union to an address in Brookings, South Dakota.  On 03/28/2016 the supposed property owner contacted the victim and said he needed an addition $300.00 for some reason.  The victim sent the $300.00 and was told the keys to the property she was paying to rent would be at her present address by 1200 on this date.

By 2:00 P.M. the victim realized she had been scammed and contacted this police department. 

Incident Date: 
Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 10:46am

Incident Type:

Case Number: 

SP-2016-1814

Location: 

100 Block West King Street
Shippensburg, PA 17257