DARIEN, Conn. – Darien Police received a report of a possible scam involving a real estate website last week, according to police reports.
A Darien resident told investigators that he had arranged to rent a house in New York for a weekend trip using the website FlipKey. The resident made arrangements with a woman who identified herself as “Maria Cazacu,” according to police reports.
The woman told the caller that she could not arrange to show the property in person, because she lives out of state. The resident sent in a $900 deposit, and the woman then stopped responding to all communications, police said.
Darien Police and the victim’s bank are still investigating this incident. Anyone who has experienced a similar incident should contact the Darien Police at 203-662-5300.