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Rental scam

In the cutthroat world of NYC real estate, would-be renters are advised to act fast, but this pressure can make desperate tenants vulnerable to predatory scammers.
The duo would allegedly temporarily rent apartments in Manhattan, then re-advertise them as long-term rentals online.
The victims handed over cash deposits and when they tried to call the suspect to arrange a move, the cell phone was disconnected.
12 New Yorkers were left out in the cold in Queens this month after finding out they had all secured the same apartment on Craigslist—and actually hadn't secured it at all.
It's a tale as old as time (or as old as
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