BANGOR - Bangor Police are warning about a scam seeking to get peoples money. They say when making any kind of financial transaction online, many put themselves at risk of being targeted by thieves.
That's something that nearly happened to one Bangor woman. She used Craigslist looking to find an apartment to rent. She received a phone call about the listing... but it appeared to be from Nigeria. Then when the price of the apartment deposit kept changing, out of skepticism, she contacted the police.
The woman also contacted a friend who is a realtor. That friend told her that the apartment listed on craigs-list was actually a listing through his own agency. Police say you should never give out your personal information online unless you know it's to someone you can trust.
Andrew joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX Bangor News team in June of 2012. Raised in Houston, Texas, Andrew graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where he majored in Communications. From July 2011 to December 2011, Andrew was a student reporter for New England Cable News (NECN) and would take part in a live shot every Thursday for The Morning Show, covering topics from the financial crisis to the New England Patriots.