A new scam has entered the Boise area - home listings saying “for rent” that is in fact - not for rent. And stealing your information and deposit with no way to receive a refund. 

 

I know, it sounds awful and it is. A Boise local reported this exact scenario that happened to him only a few days ago. And we have all the details.

 

But first, we need your help with another Boise crime that happened recently. An Army Veteran’s Jeep was stolen, including his dog tags, and two of his fallen fellow veteran friends' dog tags, were inside.

 

Please be on the lookout for the following Jeep so we can help catch the person who stole it!

 

Boise Army Veteran’s Jeep Stolen, Please Help

 

There also has been an increase in shootings into parked vehicles near the bench. 

 

Here is more information on that as well:

 

Beware: Unknown Shooter Targeting Parked Boise Vehicles

 

Now, back to the housing scam so you can keep yourself and others from having the same experience.

 

Boise Home Posing as “For Rent” Is a Scam, Spread the Word

 

And unfortunately, this isn’t the first time it’s happened. It may actually be more common than you think. 

 

Take a look:

Beware! Don't Fall Victim to this Popular Home Rental Scam

As rental scams become more frequent throughout the Treasure Valley, a local resident tells his own story in an effort to warn others.

You can also learn more about Rental Scams and how to protect yourself here.

Scams suck. Everyone knows that yet we can’t seem to escape them and these thieves are getting more and more clever.

And, as tax season is upon us, here are some tax reporting scams that you also need to be aware of:

 

With Tax Season Upon Us, Here's How Idahoans Can Avoid Scams

Tax season has begun and it's an opportune time for scammers to take advantage. Here's how you can protect yourself with tips from Meridan Police Department and red flags to watch out for from the IRS.

 

These 20 Crimes Are Still Unsolved in Boise

Can you identify anyone in these photos or surveillance videos? The Boise Police Department is hoping that you can give them a tip leading to more information! Who would have thought that the City of Boise would have so many unsolved crimes!

 

5 Twisted Idaho True Crime Stories That Made National TV

 

25 True Crime Locations: What Do They Look Like Today?

Below, find out where 25 of the most infamous crimes in history took place — and what the locations are used for today. (If they've been left standing.)