Darien resident falls victim to fraudulent Craigslist apartment ad
A Darien resident is looking to recoup more than $2,000 after falling victim to a fraudulent apartment listing. According to police the 51-year-old victim was in touch with a man named Cory Hopper regarding a Craigslist rental ad for an apartment at 101 Park Square in Stamford.
The victim told police he agreed to wire $2,482.05 to a man named Luis King for a deposit on the apartment on June 7 after Hopper said the rental was time sensitive. The victim then called the leasing office of 101 Park Square directly and was informed that no one named Cory Hopper or Luis King was associated with the apartment building.
After discovering the con, the resident contacted his bank in an attempt to cancel the transfer, but as of June 12, police have not verified if the victim suffered a financial loss. Citibank, the victim’s account holder, and the United Bank of Charleston, where the transfer was sent, have both been notified of the incident and are conducting their own investigations.