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08/21/2022

'A game of numbers' | How Craigslist scammers are using identity theft tactics

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HONOLULU (KITV4) -- The rental in the Craigslist post looks like a deal.

Free parking in Waikiki, it advertises. A 1 bedroom condo is listed a half block from the beach at $50 per night.

The person behind the posting responded in a text that there was no time to view the property due to "security reasons," but to send a deposit to hold the room using an electronic cash payment app. That was red flag number 1.

Number 2 came after the poster texted a photo ID saying "Here is a copy of my ID." 

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