The Frederick Police Deparment would like to warn citizens about an increase in fraudulent internet advertisements. Authorities say scammers have been posting false information about houses and rooms for rent. Officials say often times the advertisement will tell you not to go on the property, and that you can only drive by the property and then contact them directly. It goes on to say that if you are interested, you have to give them a deposit immediately or you will lose it.
Police say this is a scam and if you run across this type of advertisement to give them a call at 301-600-2100.