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New York woman reports property scam in Myrtle Beach

A 35-year-old New York woman told Myrtle Beach police that she had been the victim of a scam involving a rental property, according to a police report.

The woman from Clifton Park, N.Y., told police that between Jan. 30 and this week she had made payments totaling $699 to a woman for a place to stay when her family visits Myrtle Beach, police said.

The woman said she was set to rent a property at Ocean Forest Plaza between July 3 and 10, but recently she was not able to contact the suspect via email, according to the report. The woman said she contacted management at the resort and learned there is no such property at that location.

Police contacted the owner of the property and he told them the suspect had misrepresented herself at the owner of the property and scammed individuals.