Victim Location 11415
Total money lost $1,900
Type of a scam Rental
I was looking at places online and was in contact with someone supposedly renting out their apartment. I was in contact with them over phone calls, text and emails. We had many interactions about how to send the money. Also who to be in contact with or how to proceed.
The names given were Salinas Rure, Salina Owens, Jeff Osborne, Victory Omo, and Salamata Traore. It could be a ring of people. My main contact was with Salinas Rure, via text and email.
We were in discussion of them sending keys to me for the security deposit and prorated amount of first months rent, we used Paypal for this transaction of $750.He then proceeded to send me an envelope that had a sheet of paper in it that literally said "Keys" on it. He provided me a tracking number for the envelope. But I was unaware until I opened it this morning July 27th, 2018. That it in fact did not have what was promised to me, but simply a sheet of paper. Once I had the tracking number for the "Keys" I proceeded to take out two money orders totaling $1150, to send to them as payment for rent on the place. I shipped it Fedex.
I have since contacted the police and they are investigating this as an "Act of Grand Larceny with failure of Promised Goods"
If you have any other questions please contact me and I will answer anything else that I possibly can!