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Dubuque Police Craigslist Scam

The Dubuque Police Department has recently taken reports of a Craigslist scam involving rental properties. The scammers will post pictures of actual rental properties on Craigslist or a similar webpage claiming it as their property to rent. When the scammers receive inquiries about the property they often ask for personal information or security deposits before showing the property to the prospective tenant. The scammers request the money be sent via methods such as wire transfer, money order, Western Union, or prepaid credit cards. The Police Department reminds people that no legitimate business, property owner, or property manager will use gift cards as a form of payment and a request to send money via a money transfer service is a common sign of a scam. If you have any information on this incident or others, please call the Dubuque Police Department or Crime Stoppers.

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