Bristol police are warning residents of a scam in which would-be renters are asked to mail out a security deposit in exchange for keys to the residence, which are never received.
Police said residents looking to rent a home call a contact number hoping to make the arrangements and are instructed to mail a $500 deposit to a P.O. box. Residents are led to believe that after the deposit is received, they property owner will send them the keys.
According to police, scam victims never receive keys to the residence and their deposit is not returned.
Anyone with information or who been targeted by the scam is advised to call police.