Nigerian Rental Scam Hits Daytona Beach


The Nigerian rental scam strikes again. Do yourselves a favor, renters: DO NOT wire money to people you've found via Craigslist. Especially if they're in West Africa.

The latest wrinkle in the Craigslist Nigerian rental scam is that it's targeting vacation home rentals in Florida. A Daytona Beach real estate site reports that one would-be vacationer was foiled when he found a too-good-to-be-true vacation rental on Craigslist. The 4 bedroom, 3 ½ bath home with a pool, outdoor kitchen in a top gated community was listed at just $1,000 a month. This should have been the first warning sign. But the renter continued.