South San Francisco police are warning residents about a scam
involving the online classified ads website Craigslist.
On May 10, a resident reported responding to a Craigslist ad
asking for female models needed for a photo shoot in San Francisco, police
The suspect sent the victim a check for $1,950 and asked for the
victim to deposit the check, then to send a portion of the money back to the
suspect to pay for transportation, equipment and makeup, according to police.
The victim sent the suspect money, but later discovered that no
photo shoot was ever booked and that the check sent to the victim was bogus,
The suspect, who claimed to be in Texas, remains at large.
Police advise residents using Craigslist to not accept any checks
or send payments via money order in advance of services.
information about this incident or similar cases can call South San Francisco
police at (650) 877-8900.