Nigerian rental scammers hit Charleston

Charleston City Paper | March 31, 2012
“You can only pass by and see how my house looks like from outside,” the man wrote in response to my inquiry about a downtown apartment, “but you must be careful with the way you patrol, in order to avoid been [sic] harassed by the neighborhood security.” Wait — neighborhood security in the hospital district? And then I came to this sentence, which I read a dozen times and could never quite decipher: “As for me, I think it will be perfect to have the keys/paperwork in hand before going to check our house.”

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