Rental Scams. This is hilarious!
This is a follow up on my previous post of rental scams. Here is a story where an agent followed through in communicating to the scam artist. It is hilarious. Be cautioned: there is some colorful language, but not too bad. You can read Jay Thompson’s Anatomy of a Scam here.
Here is a link to an article detailing a rental scam in Albany, NY and they seem to be on the rise. If you or someone you know is either looking to rent or have a rental property on the market or recently rented, pass this article along to them. Another article details the same scam here.
In a nutshell, the culprit typically uses Craigslist rental ad and copies all the details, including photographs. They do, however; change the contact information. All contact is done via Internet. The person now using the scam ad requests that any prospective renter supply their contact information, social security number plus a deposit sent via Western Union. Craigslist will pull these scam ads if informed. This site details what you can do to protect yourself.>>>
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