23 Aug 2014
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Elmhurst Dad Swindled Out Of $1,640 By Craigslist Con Artist

The Elmhurst dad wired the money to pay the first month's rent and security deposit so his son could get an apartment in California.

Elmhurst Dad Swindled Out Of $1,640 By Craigslist Con Artist
An Elmhurst dad fell prey to a Craigslist con artist posing as a California landlord.

The Elmhurst man's son "located an apartment for rent on Craigslist, out of California," police said.

"The landlord required the victim to wire the first month's rent and security deposit," police said. "The money was wired and the ad is no longer posted on Craigslist."

The father lost $1,640 in the scam.

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