Complaint / review text:
My room mate and I posted an ad on Craigslist for rooms for rent in our lake house. We received a reply from a "college student returning from studying abroad in Paris", so her "father" was forwarding us a check for the deposit and first month's rent. This scam was very believable! They even sent a fake photo of the girl who was going to move in! The scammers e-mailed us back and forth with personal information, creating this fake person, telling us things like, "her" favorite foods and music! If this "girl" was real, she would of made an awesome room mate!
Both my room mate and I received bogus cashier's checks via UPS in response to our ad. These checks were very obvious! The lettering was cut off on the business name. There were "security features" that if you've handled checks before, you'd obviously know that this flimsy piece of paper had no such features. My room mate attempted to deposit the check. I didn't even bother.