I contacted the "owner" of a vacation property listing on Craigslist to say I wanted to...

GetHuman-carfrenk's Fraud issue with Craigslist from February 2020

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I contacted the "owner" of a vacation property listing on Craigslist to say I wanted to rent the *unit for two weeks possibly three. I was contacted by someone calling himself James Laddusaw. We *went back and forth by my email (outlook). I noticed the numerical address in one of the pictures *and figured out the location by searching my real estate Multiple Listing Service. I did this as *I wanted to know what kind of neighborhood we would be staying in. I noticed the difference in *the owner name. The owner lives in Burbank, California. When I contacted him he had no idea who *James Laddusaw is. The address is *** Willowbrook Street, Port Hueneme, CA. As I have read *Craigslist has their problems with Scammers I investigated and want to report this Fraud to *you. I have never been scammed before. The on line rental form was also very unofficial looking.*This is when I contacted the owner. I wrote James Laddusaw and told him I knew he was not the *owner and he had better stop before he gets in trouble. I hope this was not a mistake. He does *not have my address but he does have my phone number. It's a cell phone not a land line. I was *just so upset at being scammed. This never happened before. The original site is on AirNab. *Please contact me any time at ***-***-****. Carmen

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How GetHuman-carfrenk fixed the problem
Listed owner was false. Found the real owner through MLS and told him what was going on. Called police
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Fraud issue
Reported by GetHuman-carfrenk
Feb 3rd, 2020 - 9 months ago
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Feb 3rd 11:31pm
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Feb 4th 3:39am

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