Rent Scam: 5/15/2023 Leesburg VA

The complainant reported that she was the victim of a scam. She was contacted by a female subject after posting a room for rent on a Facebook college group. The subject sent the victim a portion of the rent to hold the space but informed the victim a few days later that she changed her mind and wanted the money back. The victim returned the money without realizing that the initial transfer was still pending and was informed by her bank that she had been scammed.


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