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Scam artists targeting renters

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

A Susquehanna Township homeowner says he continues to meet people at his door who are asking if his home is for rent.

The homeowner has his house for sale, but he says it continues to appear on Craigslist as a rental property.

Recently a woman knocked on his door and indicated she has been touch with someone claiming to be the owner and she had sent him an $800 security deposit.

The woman says she received an email from the man claiming he is a minister living in Oklahoma, but he was renting out his house in Harrisburg for $750 a month including utilities. 

The Attorney General recommends that people meet the owner in person and visit the property before committing. They also suggest using a credit card and avoid paying by cash so you have a record of the transaction.

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