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Associated Press, Published September 03 2013

New housing scam surfaces in southwest ND

DICKINSON, N.D. — Dickinson police say there is a new scam targeting people looking for housing in southwestern North Dakota.

Sgt. Kylan Klauzer says the scam artist finds a piece of property online for lease or sale, then advertises it with altered contact information, hoping to lure people into wiring money.

He says the scam is ideal for a community with a dynamic real estate market, and people should be cautious if they're using online real estate ads to seek out property.