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Friday, September 13, 2013

Depraved Craigslist scammer leaves amputee and family homeless

Family of 5 Homeless After Craigslist Rental Scam
KTLA News
by Kennedy Ryan
Web Producer
09/03/13

A local family was without a home Tuesday after answering a Craigslist ad for a rental property in Riverside that turned out to be a scam.

Mark Ames, an above-the-knee amputee who walks with a prosthetic leg, and his wife Sharon, a disabled Navy veteran, rented a home on Aug. 20 through an ad they found on Craigslist.

“It was everything it was supposed to be, except it wasn’t,” Mark Ames said.

Ames told KTLA he dealt with the purported landlord entirely by email and was issued what he thought was a legitimate lease for a year.
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