Bangor Police Warn About Internet Scams

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 Scheinthal

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Andrew joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX 22 News team in June of 2012. Since a young child he always wanted to pursue a career in Broadcast Journalism, and is honored to start his journey in Eastern Maine. He enjoys nothing more than meeting the members of the community and sharing their stories with our viewers.

Raised in Houston, Texas, Andrew graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where he majored in Communications. Before moving up to the Pine Tree State, Andrew was a student reporter for The Morning Show on New England Cable News (NECN).

When not in the newsroom, Andrew enjoys volunteering at the Bangor Humane Society. You can see him there at least once a week interacting with many of the dogs. He also enjoys cooking, reading, watching his favorite movies, and going to the gym.

Make sure to say hi when you see him on the streets, and mention Finding Nemo (his favorite movie) if you want some brownie points!

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