Rental Scam Pops Up In Fond du Lac

The Fond du Lac Police Department is warning residents of a rental scam that has popped up in the city.

The Department was notified Wednesday afternoon by a 25-year old male who was looking to rent within the city. The man said he had been scammed by an unknown person who was posing as a FDL-area property owner.

The person requested that the application fee, security deposit, and rent all be paid through Apple gift cards.

The victim said he sent $3200 in gift cards to the unknown person, and unable to make contact with the suspect.

Police logs show the matter is under investigation by the Detective Bureau with the Police Department.

Residents are being reminded that if you’re being asked to make a payment with gift cards, it’s probably not legit.