Police issue scam alert

August 9, 2018

By Pat Maurer

A call from Coldwell Banker of Mt. Pleasant prompted Mt. Pleasant Police to issue a “scam alert” about a possible fraud complaint involving Craigslist.

A release from Public Information Officer David VanDyke said, “Adam Pringle from Benin Republic is advertising properties on Craigslist which are legitimately for sale in the Mt. Pleasant area.”

VanDyke said the ads “give property information and location and encourages individuals to visit the properties.” The ad also asks individuals to pay the first and last month’s rent by electronic payment.

He added that the police and Coldwell Bankers are not aware of anyone being scammed out of any money as yet.

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