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Madison Police: Scam targets student renters

Posted April 15th, 2014 @ 3:02pm by 1310 WIBA Newsroom/ NBC 15

Madison Police are warning college students about a scam that seems to target renters.


A single sheet of paper has been found under renters' doors advertising an "Online rent system."


The paper says that renters should contact a manager's e-mail address with specific information that includes their name, date of birth, social security number and credit card information.


The flier offers a $215.00 credit off the student's rent for the next month for signing up for the program.


It also suggests that renters sign up for an online payment process through a company listed as H&H Apartments.


Police remind renters to never give important information over e-mail or the phone.


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