A Craigslist scam is targeting some Madison homeowners who have put their houses on the market.
The scam appears to be involving home rentals, WISC-TV reported.
Madison resident Jeanne Erickson said that she was on Craigslist and responded to an ad for a home for rent and things just started not adding up. She had spotted an East Side home for rent on a Craigslist ad. She said she thought her search was over.
"It's adorable. It's a cute, little home," she said. "I've been living in an apartment for many, many years. I want to get back into a home."
The rent was reasonable and the home was in a nice neighborhood, she said.
There was one big problem with the property though. The home had been abandoned and is bank owned so it's most definitely not for rent.
"It's not for rent. It's closing next week," said Karen Berg, the listing agent.