A 23-year-old Dorchester man is facing several charges in multiple cases accusing him of scamming people out of thousands of dollars through fraudulent room rental listings on sites like Facebook Marketplace. 

Back in late February, Bruno Vieira Ferreira was arrested and charged with larceny over $1,200 by false pretense.  He was released on his own personal recognizance after his arraignment in West Roxbury. 

According to the Boston Globe,  Ferreira is also facing charges in the Dorchester and Central divisions of the court for larceny, larceny by false pretense, forgery, and uttering a false check. 

Authorities said Ferreira collected $10,350 from potential tenants through payments made in cash or through the peer-to-peer payment app Zelle in January and February. 

“Consumers need to be hyper-vigilant when it comes to property rentals of any kind because scammers are very good at using sites like Facebook Marketplace to advertise seemingly legitimate housing situations, all with the goal of fleecing trusting respondents,” said District Attorney Kevin Hayden via statement. 

You can get all the details of Ferreira fraud scam here. 

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