This scam victim sent me her story, and says:
“Hi, my name is xxxxxx and I originated from Jakarta. I am a victim of a scam through this site on NY apartment sublets in craiglist.com.
Please spread the word around. Thank you.”
This victim answered an advert on Craigs List. Her email to Craigs List, reporting the scam, sums up what happened to her:
“In May I found this contact through your website, in hope for a sublet in New York. We exchanged a few emails I even called him previously from overseas. He seemed genuine with great American english, no spelling mistakes and seems to know what is he talking about. The next time I called it was a mailbox of the agency and the featured apartments, so I thought that must be real! I was far and I wanted something secure when I arrive in New York so I sent the money from overseas amounting $ 2,500 via Western Union (despite I read about your policy!) and he still emailed me back even the day I was about to leave for New York and made everything seemed real.