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Unresolved

Home rental scam by person claiming to own home and who forged a deed, and email using rightful owners identity.

  • by: True03
  • #53292
  • Jan 3, 2019
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Person posted home for rent on craigslist in Davenport Fl identified her self as owner. My wife replied with interest. The person responded with a long email which the email was forged using true home owners name. This person states that she decided not to use the realtor because they were scamming her tenants and that we should disregard the real estate sign on the lawn and deal directly with her. Her story was that she is death and was transferred to Michigan through her job and would be there for three years, and that she needs to rent the house and would rent it for $750 per month. She emailed us the rental agreement and home owners association form and later forged a deed because I requested some kind of proof. We filled out the rental agreement and emailed it back. She replied two hours later stating the paperwork was approved: instructing us to western union her the deposit and she with FedEx the keys. Because it didn't feel right but at the same time trying to diplomatically give the benefit of the doubt I suggested to my wife to inform that they'll have to send us a picture of their drivers license and we will FedEx a certified Bank Check. So my wife spoke with the realtor person for the house who informed us that the owner is not death an does not live in Michigan. Though this con person didn't get our money they still conned us for our personal information, references, addresses and phone numbers.
Phones reported:
313-509-5476
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

Rental scam

  • by: elizabeth16
  • #51933
  • Oct 30, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Responded to a Craig's list ad for a house near me, rent was super cheap and seemed too good to be true, messaged back and forth and signed lease - thank God my friend told me to check it out because something similar happened to her too, I looked into it and the email and phone number were fake, googled the address and contacted realtor who told me the house is for sale and it was a scam. So grateful I didn't send them any money!
Names reported:
Nancy Crowder
Phones reported:
859-334-0631
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

Rent scam

  • by: Magnum
  • #51761
  • Oct 25, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Craigslist ad for rental while this guy goes to Florida for 2 years because his daughter is getting a kidney transplant. Wanted rent upfront, I said No, I asked for proof and he sent me a copy of a driver's licence, I said more and he sent me 3 pics of his family. When I called the number after emailing and texting, it rang about 5 times then a screening app answered then dude got on and he sounded Iranian or
Heavy accent. The phone number ID was a John Morgan
From Indianapolis. Probably should notify the guy.
What a freakin jerk off !!!!!
Names reported:
Michael Leyva
Unresolved

Room for rent in Miami, False

  • by: Dragan
  • #51227
  • Sep 21, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
The guy says he has a room to rent in Miami but was in mission in another state. He asked personal information and to send him 1200 dollars before he would send the keys by the post.

MESSAGES

The rent is $600 and security deposit is $600 and total move-in cost is $1200 and all the utilities are included in the monthly rent, as i am in a governmental programmed that sponsors my utilities on monthly basis and pets are also allowed.I plan to send the keys out through FedEx to the tenant. Attached to this text are some pics of the room, the private studio is part of a house you can drive round the neighborhood to see the place but you won't be able to get inside cos am with the keys over here. Get back to me with your email address if you interested so i can send you the rental questionnaire and a copy of my ID for you to know this is legit.



Below are some questions I need you to answer so we can discuss further. It is available for a long lease. Get back to me for further discussion on how to get the keys and tenancy agreement document to you if I find you suitable and decide to rent the property to you..


RENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE

Name (First name/ Middle name/Surname ) : __________?
Phone numbers (home,cell and office line ) # :__________?

Marital Status:__________?


List all in addition to yourself including approx age :__________?
Present Address :__________?

Will you have pets :__________?

Personality of pet :__________?

When do you plan to move in, please write exact date?

Intended length of lease:__________?

Do you agree to pay the payment before you move in:__________?

Length of previous tenancy :__________?

Present occupation :__________?
Do you work late night :__________?

Do you smoke :__________?

Do you drink :__________?

Send me a copy of your ID for confirmation


I ___________________, Certify that answers given herein are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application for tenant screening as may be necessary in arriving at a tenant decision. I understand that the landlord may terminate any rental agreement entered into for any misrepresentation made above.


Looking forward to hearing from you with all these details so that I can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt and contacting you. Await your reply so we can discuss on how to get the document and the key to you.
Names reported:
Steven Thomas
Phones reported:
978-410-9419
Unresolved

Trying to rent a room whithout having it

  • by: Dragan
  • #51226
  • Sep 21, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Here is the message received today 9.21th.

I really appreciate you text concerning my property for rent at 4515 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33140 My name is Samantha Sims, i only need someone that can take good care of the house at my absence because right now i just secured a contract at Reno, NV, we will be here for 1 to 2 years so that's why i want to rent a room out of my 2 bedroom house, where you will have your own personnel toilet and closet so you don't need for a week trial, you will have all the house to yourself. My initial plan was to sell the house but I find it difficult to let go this adorable home, I have decided to rent out to a responsible tenant who is willing to take very good care of it in our absence.I have plan to rent it through Real estate before, but they are not serious simply because they have a lot of house to lease out and they added some money to the rent while there commission is not fair. Pets are allowed as long as they are not destructive and yes it is furnished . The rent is $625 and security deposit is $625 and total move-in cost is $1250 and all the utilities are included in the monthly rent,as i am in a governmental program that sponsors my utilities on monthly basis and pets are also allowed. I plan to send the keys out through FedEx to the tenant. Attached to this email are some pics of the room. Get back to me if you interested so i can send you the rental application form.


Best Regards
Samantha Sims
775-375-0735
Names reported:
Samantha Sims, Anthony Sims
Phones reported:
775-375-0735
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Unresolved

Scammer!! "Mr. Godwin" is a fake!!

  • by: Katherine73
  • #51130
  • Sep 14, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
He claimed he was overseas on a mission and wanted to rent out his house at 7200 Longstreet Dr Raleigh NC 27615 for $900 monthly. I googled the house address online and saw it is actually rented but Zumper for $1350. I reported iit to Zumper.
Names reported:
Matthew Godwin
Phones reported:
315-702-6994
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]