Contact Us

Ravalli County Sheriff Warns Against Web Rent Scam

for rent
A For Rent sign. (KLYQ File Photo)
A scam involving a home for rent on Craigslist has caught the attention of Ravalli County Sheriff Chris Hoffman.

Hoffman said a Ravalli County resident had a house listed with a real estate firm for sale. Later, the seller discovered the house listed on Craigslist for rent.

The person who listed the house as a rental had copied the photos and information from the legitimate sale listing and put it up for rent for $900 a month, with a required deposit of $600. The instructions also cautioned anyone interested to NOT contact the real estate agency listing the home for sale.

When contacted, the suspect listing the rental – Gary Mills – responded that he was going to be in West Africa for the next two years.

Sheriff Hoffman urges anyone who is suspicious about rental properties posted on-line to contact property management and real estate companies locally.

More from AM 1240 KLYQ

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://klyq.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1240 KLYQ quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on AM 1240 KLYQ quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!