This four bedroom, two bath home near Fillmore in Colorado Springs was recently advertised on Craigslist.
Realtor Nancy Wile say in the past she's had success finding tenants by lisiting properties on the online network.
But this time she heard from a crook who claimed he was relocating from England.
Wile says the man told her... "I'm a 42 year old married man with a wife and a 13 year old daughter."
While Wile had a crew cleaning up her property... she emailed the man's previous landlord to check on him and wasn't suspicious till she got an eight-thousand dollar check... three times more than requested.
Wile adds, "I called the bank and found out the check was not a valid check. They told me do not cash the check. We did not issue the check."
Another Colorado Springs woman got a fake check after responding to a job posting on Craigslist. She was given$3,850 in advance... to be a driver for a man's wife.
She was asked to immediately wire the leftover funds.
Sandy Saiz says, "I just want the public to be aware this scam is out there and not to fall into it."
Remember, no one ever sends checks for thousands more than promised... especially in these tough times.
On its website Craigslist warns folk to only do business with locals... people you can meet face to face.
Keep in mind, if you wire money to a stranger you're giving away your hard-earned cash.