computer keyboardEUGENE, Ore. — One man is facing theft charges after posting a rental scam online.

Eugene police say they started the investigation last week when two people tried to rent a property listed online.

Richard Prozinski told them to meet him at a business location, and they gave him cash for an initial payment. After that, they were unable to get ahold of him.

Police arrested the 51-year-old for theft.

Police say if anyone asks you to wire them money or requests a security deposit before you’ve signed a lease, it could be a scam.