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Elk Grove Rental Scammer Busted by Local ABC News Affiliate
 
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Video Source - http://www.news10.net/video/default.aspx?bctid=2687149168001 Sacramento, CA: Phony landlord tries to undercut owner, scam renters in Elk Grove Bogus landlord scams would-be renters. Authorites say check out property records to verify property ownership, check email addresses and don't wire transfers security deposits and rent.
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Raleigh Homeowner Keeps Catching Craigslist Scammer
 
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Video Source: http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/troubleshooter&id=9074807 RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Simply listing you home for sale can leave you at the center of a scam. Now, a Raleigh homeowner is speaking out; hoping no one falls for the trap. It all starts with an ad on Craigslist for a home for rent. The ad looks legit. It's actually for a home in the Raleigh area, but there's a problem. The home is not for rent. "There was one time I was actually getting out of the shower, and there was somebody looking through my kitchen window," said homeowner Tim McInerney. It was pretty scary for McInerney, especially since the person wasn't looking to buy his home, just rent it. McInerney's realtor got to the bottom of it. "So, she talked to them and let them know the house was only for sale, not for rent, and found out that the ad for renting this house was on Craigslist," said McInerney. A quick check on Craigslist and McInerney found several ads for his home. "The person who was listing my house for rent was using my name to list the house for rent, hoping to, you know, take people's deposits basically," said McInerney. He replied to the ad, and got an email back with his actual name as part of the email address. "It makes me very mad, especially since he's using my legal name," said McInerney. "I mean, first and last name, to pose as the owner of the home. So, it makes me very, very angry." The email goes on to state the home is available because they're doing missionary work in New York. The email even included a rental application, and the rent is just $790 a month, which includes all utilities. If you want the home, you just send the first month's rent of $790, plus a $790 security deposit. "He does go onto say the deposit is fully refundable if you don't like the house once you get inside, which I'm sure you'll never see that money again," said McInerney. McInerney said he's flagged over 20 ads on Craigslist trying to put a stop to it. "So, it's frustrating because I've flagged it so many times that the Craigslist system thinks that I'm attacking this person, because it tracks your IP address," said McInerney. "So, I can only flag it so many times. So, as this point I've had to have my friends all over the country go in and keep flagging it to keep it down every time it pops back up." It's great that McInerney is speaking out as I have heard from viewers who have actually lost hundreds of dollars to this scheme. How scammers do this, is basically to take the pictures and information from the listing of the home, and just use that for the ad on Craigslist. The best advice, check out the home before giving any money. Don't wire or mail money, and make sure you meet with the owner in person to know exactly who you're giving money to.
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KXAN - Austin Rental Scams via Craigslist Becoming More Common
 
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Video Source http://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/good-deal-on-rental-turned-out-a-scam AUSTIN (KXAN) - Chandra Anderson thought at first she found a really good deal on a really nice house. It was three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and a yard. The price? $1,800. Half for the first month's rent, half for the deposit. She found it on Craigslist. But when Anderson contacted the supposed landlord, something didn't feel right. "They said we could look at the outside, but when we asked to do a walk through that's when it became fishy," said Anderson, adding that the "landlord" wanted the cash sent via MoneyGram then she would be able to see the rest of the house. "They said they would give us the account information after we signed the lease and after we send them the money they'd send the keys. We thought that whole thing was weird." Anderson ended up not sending the money; suspicious this was a scam. Turns out she was right. "People sometimes take homes already on the market and repost pictures on a classified site and use those to say these are legitimate home rentals," said Jarrod Wise with the Better Business Bureau. Not only was this house not really on the market, KXAN found out the woman living there owns the house and has no intention of leaving. Homeowner Jody Foster said: "It's a shock to me. I've been here a year and a month and I bought it back in August 2012 and I'm not moving anywhere." So here's how it works. The scammer finds old listing, saves the pictures then re-posts it as a new listing. It's completely random so anyones house could be picked. " KXAN tried calling the number Anderson was given but no one would answer. The Better Business Bureau says no matter what, never wire money to someone. "When people are asking for you to transfer money over wiregram, that's a big red flag because sometimes that's untraceable," Wise said The Austin Police Department said they are aware of the incident and looking into it, however because the potential victim in this case never paid anything no crime was committed.
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Craigslist Rental Scam Michigan - Deposit Check and Send Moneygram
 
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Video source - http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/money/consumer/craigslist-scam-takes-advantage-of-western-michigan-student KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WXYZ) - Craigslist is a cheap and easy way to sell and advertise products and services. But its also an increasingly easy way to get ripped off. Google the phrase Craigslist Scam" and you'll get about 28 million hits. For me, one of those scams hit close to home when my daughter, Sophie decided to sub-let her room in a house in Kalamazoo. She did what thousands of people do every day and put an ad on Craigslist. "The first response came in less than 24 hours," Sophie recounts. "From a woman coming from Berlin, Germany and was showing very much an interest in the room. So I replied back to her." She said her name was Mary Forest and in an exchange of forty emails over several weeks she revealed personal details about herself. "I'm 24-years-old. My laugh is soft and contagious," she wrote in an effort to build up Sophie's trust. Then after about three weeks "Mary Forest" sent a check for $2,300 issued by the Cartus Corporation , an international relocation company. She emailed instructions for Sophie to bank the check, withhold $265 for the first months rent, then use the balance, just over $2,000 to send a Walmart Moneygram to an address in Florida. It was that instruction that should send warning bells, says retired FBI agent Jeff Lanza , who warns that Sophie was caught in a variation of the old Nigerian money scam. "In the case of the Nigerian scam that check is always returned to the bank 'not paid' then the bank will debit your money the original amount. So you have to pay the money back to the bank that came out of that fraudulent check." In Sophie's case, a call to Jon Wyatt of the Cartus Corporation confirmed what Lanza had warned. "Short story, that check is bogus." Wyatt said in a returned phone message. "There's no one in our organization that issued that check." Sophie bailed out of the deal having lost some time, but no money. Thousands of others aren't so luck. Craigslist is aware that people use their service for scams and have a list of warnings , including: " NEVER WIRE FUNDS VIA WESTERN UNION, MONEYGRAM or any other wire service - anyone who asks you to do so is likely a scammer."
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Las Vegas' Eric Alpert Continues to Make Money During Real Estate Fraud Trial
 
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Video Source: http://www.8newsnow.com/story/22261921/i-team-trial-dragged-out-in-foreclosure-rental-scam-case LAS VEGAS -- Eric Alpert, the discredited ex-Realtor at the center of housing scam allegations, has been facing a court trial and legal problems for years. The complaints against Alpert keep piling up, nearly four years into his court trial. Over the years, he has racked up a number of negative customer reviews. Nicole Phillips, who rented from Alpert, said, "I feel awful inside. I felt like I had really been had." Alicia Jackson, whose house had been broken into, said, "Basically, just because the home is abandoned, he felt that he could rent it out." Another Alpert renter, Patrick Edgar, said, "We wanted to lease that house, but there was still stuff in there and he told us to put it in the garbage and give it couple of weeks and if they don't get it, you can throw it in the trash." Metro and North Las Vegas police spokespeople said Alpert would break into vacant or foreclosed homes and then rent the houses to unsuspecting tenants, despite not owning them, or have any authority to rent them out. The I-Team found Alpert's company rented out at least 54 homes, and may have been taking in $100,000 a month. Alpert bailed out of jail after his 2009 arrest. Prosecutors quickly began questioning witnesses in court. "He mentioned that under Nevada statute, that he could claim our property since it was abandoned," homeowner Camille Acoymo said on the witness stand. Deputy district attorney Michael Staudaher: "But you hadn't abandoned your property?" Acoymo: "No." Staudaher: "So, he tells you he can come into your house and just take it?" Acoymo: "Yes." Acoymo's testimony was in January 2010. Alpert is now on his third defense attorney and each change further delays the court system. This March, prosecutors got word that Alpert was continuing his alleged scams. Court records show a judge ordered Alpert to not "engage in the same kind of conduct." The prosecutor on the case told the I-Team they're interested in hearing about the latest scam allegations coming in on Alpert. But prosecutors face a problem growing with time. Many of the witnesses -- the renters and the homeowners -- have moved out of Nevada and are difficult to find. Prosecutors are asking the judge to allow testimony collected years ago into the criminal trial -- whenever it might begin. Alpert's defense is considered precedent setting. The defense attorney at the time claimed Alpert has the right to all those properties under what are essentially squatter's rights. In other words, any foreclosure is up for grabs. Just put a note on the door, wait two weeks and it's yours. Alpert's third attorney said he just got the case and doesn't expect the 2009 charges to be heard in court before February 2014. Alpert faces $200,000 in fines and an effective life sentence in prison if found guilty on all charges.
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Colorado Springs Sublet Rental Property Scam
 
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Video Source - http://www.koaa.com/videos/tenants-warn-of-rental-scam-on-craigslist/ Posted 9:05 PM 4/11/2013 : Tenants warn of rental scam on Craigslist A group of Colorado Springs tenants are warning anyone thinking about using sites like Craigslist to find rental properties. More than a half dozen folks have come forward saying the deal they were promised turned out to be a dud. A house located at 1925 Chamberlin in Colorado
Corpus Christi Sees Wave of Craigslist Rental Scams
 
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Video Source - http://www.kztv10.com/videos/craigslist-rental-property-is-latest-online-scam-kztv/ CORPUS CHRISTI - Hector Arredondo tells us he's owned a home on the 4500 block of Wapentate, near Everhart, for 5 years. And he reassured us new tenants move in this week. But that hasn't stopped somebody from using Arredondo's name when talking to interested...
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Nashville Craigslist Rental Property Scam Caught Just in Time
 
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Video Source - http://www.wkrn.com/story/21949418/woman-warns-of-craigslist-rental-scam NASHVILLE, Tenn. - With demand for Nashville rental properties at an all time high, people are looking to take advantage of renters through scams. A Nashville woman, who wanted to remain anonymous, almost became one man's latest victim when she inquired about a west Nashville home listed on the Web site, Craigslist.org. "He told me to go look at the house, and see if I liked the house and we would proceed after that, so it's like the next day he called and text and he was very aggressive," the woman told Nashville's News 2. The woman said the ad listed the two bedroom home for only $500. She thought the deal was too good to be true and it turned out, it was. "When he told me to Moneygram the money to him, wire the money, I thought that was kind of odd and it threw up a red flag," she said. In most cases, like this one, the scammer said he was out of town, wouldn't be able to meet in person and a Moneygram was the easiest way for her to rent the house. Despite a legitimate "For Rent" sign outside, put up by the company that actually manages the home, this scam artist had an excuse for it. "In the email, he had stated that he had gone through a realtor but they were asking too much for the rent so he was going to do it on his own," she said. As of Thursday night, the fake ad was still posted on Craigslist. The woman said so far she knows of one other person who has fallen for this man's scam, but there could be others. "I don't know what she's trying to do to get the money back so it's probably just gone," the woman said. This woman hopes other renters will be cautious. "If you have to second guess, it's not good at all," she warned. Craigslist allows consumers to report any suspicious ads. Renters should always check for a valid business license of property management companies, or check the tax records when dealing directly with the homeowner. These tips to avoid rental property scams are especially useful for people renting a home out of state.
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Bakersfields Tope Jelugbo - A Scammer or A Victim?
 
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Original Source: http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/news/local/Man-in-court-charged-in-Craigslist-rental-scam-215716991.html BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The suspect in a Craigslist scam was arraigned Tuesday in Kern County court. Tope Onosohare Jelugbo, 28, is accused of posing as a female college student, posting an ad on Craigslist seeking a room to rent, and forging checks. "Jelugbo created falsified checks on his computer from Cal State University Bakersfield, and forged the signature on the checks," an officer's report in the court file says. "He mailed the false checks to the victim and requested MoneyGrams be sent to him." A woman responded to the ad, thinking she was renting a room to a needy CSUB student, but she told Eyewitness News that she lost thousands of dollars in this scam. According to the investigation reports filed in the case, Jelugbo is suspected in a string of bad check and rental scams across the country. The documents obtained by Eyewitness News show CSUB police started investigating in February. Bakersfield Police started their probe when Rowland reported her case in June. An officer contacted campus police and found out the university "had been investigating several similar cases where checks had been written on CSUB's bank account and the victims had been answering ads off Craigslist," the report says. In California, campus officers had investigated bad checks in West Covina, Chico and Hisperia. They got reports from Tampa and Jacksonville, Florida. Also from San Marcos, TX and Las Vegas, NV. The scams seemed similar, with a prospective foreign student asking to rent a room, and then sending a large check, and asking for excess funds to be sent back. The bogus checks were sent with a letter from the "International Labour Organization," saying the "student" was getting a grant under the "Global Jobs Pack." According to the investigation reports, officers later determined there is an organization by that name, but the scammer's message included the wrong name for the director, and misidentified the name of the jobs program. In her incident, Kathy Rowland said the "student" told her that "she" only had one large check, which she would mail to Rowland, and asked the prospective landlady to keep enough to cover the room costs, and send back the remainder by MoneyGram. That person said she, or possibly he, needed the rest of the funds for expenses. Rowland said the check was from CSUB, and she deposited it in her bank's ATM. "The check cleared, and I sent them the remainder of the money," Rowland told Eyewitness News. The person framing themselves as a student then asked for a second refund via MoneyGram, and that's when Rowland started to get suspicious. She contacted CSUB and Bakersfield police and was told investigations were underway. Investigators were able to track down where the MoneyGrams were cashed and then traced the Internet messages to an address in central Bakersfield, which was identified as Jelugbo's apartment. Case reports show officers believe Jelugo had a phony Nevada drivers license, which was used to pick up the MoneyGrams. Investigators got security video where the funds were picked up, and linked that to Jelugbo. At that point, officers got a search warrant for his apartment. On July 1, investigators went to the apartment and contacted Jelugbo. Officers say they found items including check-making software and bulk check stock, various labels and mailing materials, and "documents with various names." "Jelugbo stated he was born in Nigeria and came to the United States approximately six years ago," the officer's report says. Jelugbo told officers he held various jobs, and then about two years ago enrolled in CSUB, majoring in economics. Officers said they confronted Jelugbo, and asked about the check made out to Rowland. "I explained like this check, we had many others that we knew were made on his computer, forged by him, and printed on his home printer," the officer reports. Investigators say Jelugbo said several years ago he came across a job offer on the Internet to make checks and pay prospective employees. He also reportedly said he was "simply following instructions and did not intend for anyone to lose their money or get hurt." On Tuesday, Jelugbo entered a plea of not guilty. He's charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of forgery, possessing a drivers license to commit forgery and possession of a blank check. He's due back in court at the end of the month.
Bakersfield CA Craigslist Scam Watch
 
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Original Source: http://www.kget.com/news/local/story/Bakersfield-Police-warn-of-online-scam/5L-_0NPZ4UyFH5p2cykk8g.cspx BAKERSFIELD, CA - Bakersfield Police detectives say they have made a significant arrest in an online scam, where a local man posed as a renter through Craigslist. Tope Jelugbo, 28, faces charges of forgery, identity theft, burglary, and using a computer to commit a crime. Police say he posed as a college exchange student looking to rent a room. When a local woman agreed, he sent her a forged CSUB check for more than the rent. The woman says she was instructed to take the rent out of the large check and to wire the extra money back. Officers say they were able track down Jelugbo from surveillance video at the money wiring location. Officials say there were several red flags. Police spokesperson Michaela Beard said, "If the person is asking to send a check and then asking that you send them a portion of that check back as a moneygram or as a check, it's important not to do this." Officials say this happened at least once, but they are investigating other possible incidents. They say it appears there are numerous victims of this scam outside of Bakersfield as well. In light of the incident, they're urging users to be cautious when making transactions with strangers. Beard said, "One thing that is important to remember is to not list your first, middle, and last name as well as your address, phone number, social security number, and drivers license." Offering too much personal information can make you a target for a scam. "If you're going to post photos online, take a look not just what you're posting in the photo, but what's behind the photo," said Beard. Another thing is knowing who you are dealing with. The online aspect of Craigslist makes it easier for scammers to remain anonymous. "Do everything you can to identify who this person is and if you have any questions just do a lot of research online," said Beard. Pamela Fein with Citywide Property Management said, "Check the person out. If they're out of the country and they want you to send cash before they'll give you the keys, don't do it. If they won't come show you the property, don't do it. Ask for ID, a card, a business card, or something." Fein says she often sees scams aimed at housing rentals. She says scams happen to both renters and property owners, but they usually have one thing in common. "Just check out your source and if it's too good to be true, it probably is," said Fein. Anyone who thinks they have been a victim on an online scam is encouraged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111.
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KTVK: Beware of Rental Scams  Never Wire Money
 
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Video Source: http://www.azfamily.com/news/consumer/Beware-of-Rental-Scams-205265441.html PHOENIX -- If you're looking to rent a home, 3 On Your Side has a warning for you because scammers really have their bases covered. They are involved in just about every facet of life and one area where they continue to linger is in the rental market. Nicole Hamming is a real estate agent and says while the housing market seems to be improving, it's also bringing scammers. "Internet fraud, it's pretty common, unfortunately," she said. "I can't patrol the Internet." One Internet scam actually revolves around a home Hamming listed for sale. While she is trying to sell the house, a con man who has nothing to do with the home is trying to rent it out at the same time. " I had this property up for sale on Zillow," Hamming said. "It's listed for $265,000, and there's a person that is marketing this property for rent for $850. It's a 2,400-suare-foot home with a pool and nice-sized yard." Hamming said the scammer took her online listing and with a few clicks, made the house she was selling look like it was for rent in order to bait unsuspecting victims. It's more common -- and easier -- than you might think. "The scammer will take a listing that's been advertised or marketed on the Internet and because I can't police the internet, unfortunately, he can download or save the photos off of my listing and take that information and make his own post," Hamming explained. When someone is interested in renting the house, they contact the scammer, who, of course, asks for rent money up front. "His scam is pretty much that he's out of the country, he's not available to show the property, to send him money, wire him money," Hamming said. She said she learned her listing had been hijacked when interested renters actually drove by the house to check it out and saw her real estate sign in the yard. "Several people drove by the property, which is how they got my information, called me on it to get more information and wanted to see the property and, unfortunately, it's not for rent," she said. "It's under contract for sale." Consumers who communicate with the scammer usually wind up wiring money, thinking they're getting a great deal on a rental, only to find out later the house was never for rent and their money is gone. "They need to research it, they need to figure out who is this person I'm talking to and is he legitimate or she legitimate," Hamming said. If you are in the rental market, always be cautious and never wire money if you're asked to do so.
La Quinta Renter Scams by Phony Visitors for Coachella and Stagecoach 2013
 
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Video Source - http://www.kmir6.com/news/toprotator/204391241.html KMIR TV Palm Springs: We have a warning for owners of rental property: a scam trying to rip you off when you're trying to rent to visitors to Stagecoach. We learned about this when Barbara from La Quinta wrote us, "I listed a room for rent on Craigslist for Stagecoach. I am getting unusual emails and texts I think people are trying to give phony certified checks in order to get a week's rent in cash from my bank account." This time of year, many people are trying to rent their homes or just rooms to people here for events like Stagecoach. A La Quinta woman says things turned strange after she listed a room on Craigslist. "Something wasn't right about the emails," said Barbara Bond. Barbara Bond rented this room for both Coachella Fest weekends, and was trying again for Stagecoach.But the responses to her ad were suspicious. "Then I started seeing words like my financier is going to provide you the certified check." Barbara noticed misspellings, words used in the wrong context, they were pushy and the dates didn't add up. "They again said they wanted seven nights and if its not available, tell me when it is, and I'm going they're not coming for Stagecoach, these people are just, something is wrong." We showed the emails to the Indio Police Department. "You notice a couple things right away, the dates of the concerts that they were trying to make arrangements for the short term rental is incorrect," said Ben Guitron with the Indio Police Department. Guitron also said, "They're asking more questions of the renter, personal information, then they really are inquiring about what they need to do." Indio police say when you're renting a room, you need to ask for valid ID, just like a hotel would. "You go up and produce your valid ID, or your passport, that you're using for your travel or your credit card, they want to validate that it is yours," said Guitron. Barbara said, "I texted him back and said I need pictures of your driver's license, and I need a certified check or cash, and he said everything is fine, and just be patient and the money will come." Guitron said a better option is a cashiers check, "or something they can transfer the funds into a business account hopefully that you're using instead of a personal account." After all this, Barbara removed her rental listing and hopes others don't fall for this scam. "Some people out here might get really taken, or their bank accounts might get cleaned out," said Barbara. Indio police told us its important to work with a management company if you're trying to rent. They tell us the key is knowing how to make sure people are who they say are.
Wildwood NJ Summer Rental Scam Brings Out Mayor
 
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Source: http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=9115283 NORTH WILDWOOD, N.J. - May 24, 2013 (WPVI) -- At one point, it looked like Hurricane Sandy was destined to be a summer-killer for many people at the shore. But efforts to restore the shore have been heroic. A group of young people in the Wildwoods never counted on a real estate crisis to threaten their summer. Dozens of teens say they have been scammed out of shore rentals and thousands of dollars. Some of them thought they would be spending their summer in a shore house, but instead are back in South Philadelphia. "He has ruined my summer basically," said Joe Kinee. Joe Kinee of South Philadelphia isn't alone. Dozens of teens who planned to spend the summer renting out homes in the Wildwoods are now searching for a plan B. "I had to go to Coconut Grove and say I couldn't work because I don't have a house to stay at," said Ricky Taraborrelli. The Groups of teens say they showed up at the shore to start their summer leases this week, only to find that the properties they paid for are no good. "He said he would give us this one place that didn't pass inspection; he said he was going to give us another place, but the house was not livable. He double-booked a bunch of other people's houses, and now we are trying to get in touch with him, and he's nowhere to be found," said Kinee. Ricky Taraborrelli and 8 of his buddies say they spent $12,000 to rent a property from Jimmy Georginis that had already been rented out to other tenants. "He just said he doesn't own the property anymore," said Ricky. Julie Labita took photos of piled up trash and filth inside of a condemned property at 146 East Spicer Street. Labita's son had rented the space for his upcoming senior week trip not knowing it was inhabitable. "We came down to get our money back," said Labita. "We just want to get our money back." Action News met Julie at one of the supposed rental properties. The Mayor of Wildwood also showed up to calm hot-tempers and vowed to fix the problem. "We've shut some of the properties down, and moved some of the kids to other locations. Some of the parents have come and picked up the kids. We feel terrible for them. They come down here to have a good time, and it is not working out that way," said Mayor Ernie Troiano. Attempts to reach Jimmy Georginis for comment were unsuccessful. Action News went to the location where some of the victims claimed they signed their leases. The Pacific Avenue address is a business called Security Sweepers. A man who is not Jimmy Georginis walked outside and threatened our cameras. Officials at the Cape May Prosecutor's office say they are actively investigating the case.
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BC Woman Finds Her Condo Advertised on Craigslist
 
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CTV British Columbia: The owner of a Kelowna vacation home has put out a warning to Craigslist users after finding a fake ad offering to rent out her family's property for a fraction of the actual price. The owner, who asked not to be identified, rents out the Barona Beach condo for about $300 per night, but recently discovered a scammer had duplicated her ad and listed it for $110. She's reported the ad, titled "Best Value for the Dollar at Barona Beach," to RCMP and posted a message on Craigslist in hopes of alerting potential victims before it's too late. Barona Beach scam: Scammers have duplicated an ad for a Barona Beach vacation home and listed it at a lower price on Craigslist. June 13, 2013. (Web photo/VRBO.com) "If you respond to their ad, this person will send you photos which are all my photos that they have stolen from my ad," she wrote. "I feel extremely violated." "At this time of year, there isn't any condo on the property at Barona Beach that is under $200," she added. This is the second year in a row scammers have used the scenic lakefront condos to dupe families. Last summer, Barona Beach homeowner Ryan Hartzell found a similar trap set using his property, also offered at a reduced price. Hartzell phoned the poster, posing as an interested renter. "He seemed to have a bit of information, enough information that if you didn't know the resort or didn't know the actual unit you might believe what he was telling you," he said. He alerted Craigslist and had the ad removed, but it was reposted the next day. Aoife O'Neill, who helps rent out Barona Beach properties through MYB Reservations, was alerted to the scam last summer and did everything she could to prevent anyone from being victimized. Unfortunately, one family of four showed up ready to start their vacation, and O'Neill was forced to break the news. "There was a young family with their two young kids and I had to let them know that unfortunately they had been scammed, and we had nowhere for them to stay," O'Neill said. "I didn't have any space here, we tried at the nearby resorts and Holiday Inn and nothing was available. Unfortunately they had to turn away and go home." The Better Business Bureau suggests renting from sites like Vacation Rentals By Owner, where property owners pay to be listed. They also urge renters to be realistic about listings that appear too good to be true. The Bureau recommends renters always pay with credit cards, and walk away if the owner insists on a direct deposit. Read more: http://bc.ctvnews.ca/woman-finds-own-condo-advertised-on-craigslist-1.1324939#ixzz2aU6Lnpek
Chicago Honeymooners Scammed Out of $3000 on Craigslist Rental
 
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Original Source: http://q13fox.com/2013/08/02/couple-scammed-out-of-thousands-of-dollars-before-wedding/#axzz2cBeVgjMW SEATTLE — It was supposed to be the happiest week of their lives. scam coupleA Chicago couple picked Seattle as their wedding destination. They paid thousands of dollars for a rental home, only to learn they were scammed. The bride-to-be says she found the rental home on Craigslist. She talked to a man who she thought was the property owner. They even did a background check on the guy, but turns out it was all a scam costing them $3,000. "We Love Seattle, it`s the most beautiful city in August," said victim Alan Stout. When they found a picturesque rental home in a Seattle neighborhood, it was icing on the cake. "You wouldn't think a scammer would give me a phone number that works and answer it, but this person did," said fellow victim Angela Miceli. Miceli agreed to wire $3,000 in cash for a two-week stay for her entire family. "The scammer, he even used the name of the person who owned the house," Miceli said. She added that they tried to verify the owner, did a background check on him, and exchanged up to 50 emails over the last few months. On Thursday, the man answered his phone and said he was waiting for the couple to arrive. When they got to the front steps, Miceli said, a property manager shared the shocking news: "This is a scam ... (and you) are the fourth people this summer at this property that it has happened to." It was easy for the con artist — all he had to do was a quick search, pick a house and pose as the owner. Q13 Fox News found the same home on vacationrentals.com. "I just started crying," Miceli said. "What do you do? We had all of our bags. He said he was going to be there." Then in a bizarre email, the man promised to refund her saying, "I'm very sorry for my actions. Please find a place in your heart to forgive me." When the couple called the man, there was no answer on the line. Q13 Fox News called the same number on Friday but no one picked up. "I think it's a gamble you take with Craigslist. Since I had tried it before, I was comfortable with it," said Miceli. They can't forgive or forget quite yet — all they can do is move on. "We are still getting married, that's true. The honeymoon is planned and all of the places that we are going exist," said Stout. The couple said that from now on, they plan to look for rentals on websites that already screen property owners. They have been staying at a hotel since Thursday, and have not been able to find housing for their family members who are arriving in a few days for their wedding, set for next Friday.
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Previously Homeless Woman Victimized by Craigslist Rental Scam
 
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Original Source: http://www.wowt.com/news/headlines/Craigslist-Rental-House-Scam-213785861.html?ref=861 After being homeless for several months, Lynette Diesen is finally getting back on her feet. "We've been looking for a house for about a month now. We have been living at the Lydia House since December 2nd, and one of the case managers here gave me a stack of houses to go look at," said Diesen. She called one of the names listed on a property, then drove out to see it. Loving what she saw, she contacted the supposed homeowner. "And he said well, I need your money and I will send you the keys," said Diesen. The supposed homeowner claimed to live in New Jersey, which made Diesen uneasy. She went to see the home again, this time running into a neighbor, Dee Harold. "And I said I think it is another scam, I said before you do anything please check it out.," said Harold. Not only was it a scam, the scam artists was using the name of the previous homeowner; a man who has been dead for a few years. "He just apparently looked up in the public record, and then made up a fictitious email account using that fellows name to give himself credibility," said David Rosacker, true homeowner. Rosacker took a few extra precautions of his own. He placed a for rent sign out front with the correct number, then two signs warning people of the Craigslist scam. Diesen said she's thankful she listened to her instincts, but is sad it was too good to be true. "I felt like I had gotten punched in the gut, because we had been homeless for so long, and that is all I want for me and my children is to have a house," said Diesen. The Craigslist rental listing has since been taken down. We called the two numbers listed, no one answered.
Alabama Vacation Rental Scams Are Getting a Foothold
 
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -- The number of home sales nationwide this year has gone up. The Alabama Center for Real Estate documented 469 home sales in Huntsville so far in 2013. Some might find the numbers encouraging. One Huntsville homeowner believes Huntsville could become a scammer's market.' WHNT News 19 explains how the woman's realtor is competing with Craigslist. Leslye Stern got married in May. She no longer wants the house she's had since 2011. She and a realtor put the Crab Apple Road home on a website shared by realtor to sell properties. The 1600 square foot home spent three weeks on the site before Leslye's realtor called. "She was asked, did you send any emails out saying you are renting your house and you have it on Craigslist. I said no. She said well, that`s a scam," said Stern. The realtor told Leslye the home was now listed on Craigslist and the $155,000 selling price was down to a $700 rental fee. Both were confused. Neither thought much until unexpected visitors showed up a week ago. "I always lock the door. For some crazy reason, I didn`t. They just came into my house. I was like, hello and they said yes, we are here to see about renting this house," added Stern. The newlywed felt violated. "It created an instant lock down. I took in my lock box that night just in case someone might have had a key or something. All my blinds were shut. It creates a sense of who`s watching me," added Stern. Stern is a smart woman. She listened to her gut. "A lot of times in these types of scams, what`s being advertised is pretty unrealistic," said Belinda McCormick. McCormick, a spokeswoman for the Better Business Bureau of North Alabama, urges home buyers to call any realtor or use any realty app to validate selling information. WHNT News 19 asked, "So, the bottom line, if a home is listed for sale on Craigslist, don't buy it?" "I would question it. I would ask more questions, added McCormick. The Huntsville Area Association of Realtors suggests home-buyers: You deal with a local realtor. You can verify an agent is licensed in the state of Alabama by clicking here. You file a complaint if you have been a victim of an Internet crime. You can by clicking here. You notify your agent immediately if your listing is appearing on any unauthorized sites.
Duluth Craigslist Rental Property Scams are Increasing
 
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Video Source - http://www.wdio.com/article/stories/S3010439.shtml?cat=10349 Apartment rentals are tight in the Twin Ports, and scam artists are cashing in with fake listings online. Craigslist, an online classified ad site, is a hot spot to advertise rental properties according to Realtors, but a swarm of fake ads are swindling some people of their first month's rent. Most legitimate listings have pictures and other information posted online. Realtor Nick Christensen said scam artists twist that information into fake ads. "They'll simply go there copy the images or the pictures of the listing and then they'll make up their own descriptions and story," Christensen said. He said that makes the foreign scams look real, and the fake stories are creative. "They were portraying the owner of the property having moved down to Texas doing missionary work, helping the needy. It was a very tug at your heartstrings story," Christensen said. Stories like that have some people wiring money across the country or even the world. Christensen said there is an easy way to protect yourself. "I have a little rule that I go by where if I can't talk to you on the phone or meet you face to face I'm just not going to deal with you," Christensen said. Craigslist also warns to only deal locally and to never wire money. Superior Police said they've seen the fake ads, and Christensen said there are more in Duluth within the last few weeks. Superior police said most of these scams originate outside of the country, and there is not much they can do after the money is wired.
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Jacksonville Sheriffs Office Press Conference - Elton Demonds McCall and Rosemary McCoy
 
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Video Source - http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2013-06-04/story/middleburg-couple-arrested-adverse-possession-scam-jacksonville Middleburg couple arrested in adverse possession scam in Jacksonville The unsuspecting victims began renting homes on Jacksonville's Westside in October, unaware that the company they rented from was a sham and had taken over vacant homes, police said. Now a 38-year-old man and 55-year-old woman from Middleburg are in the Duval County jail on racketeering, fraud and other charges after a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office investigation into adverse possession of multiple homes. Elton Demonds McCall and Rosemary McCoy, both of Surrey Glen Road, remain jailed on $280,000 bail each after their Monday arrests. Each faces two counts of violating the racketeering statute and one count of conspiracy to violate it, plus eight counts each of organized fraud and trespassing, seven of grand theft and one of burglary, according to their arrest reports. "Make no mistake about it — appropriating someone else's house when you don't own it, then using it as your own rental property, is unlawful," Sheriff's Office Homeland Security Director Mike Williams said. Police said these cases have been hard to investigate due to a state law and the difficulty of tracking down the owner of some homes in foreclosure. But Williams said a new bill by Rep. Daniel Davis, R-Jacksonville, redefines how someone other than a mortgage holder can take possession of a property. That will make the law, effective July 1, easier to investigate and prosecute, Davis said. "This bill will put a halt to the unscrupulous characters taking advantage of people, and I am excited that the Sheriff's Office has taken such quick action," Davis said. "... You can't just break in and claim adverse possession." Unsuspecting renters Adverse possession is a principle of real estate law where a trespasser can occupy a site and gain legal ownership of it under certain circumstances. In this case, adverse possession applications were filed by the couple operating under the business name Goin' Global LLC. McCall is listed as president and secretary of the company, started Dec. 16, 2011, according to Florida Department of State records. Williams said the couple applied for adverse possession of seven homes and began renting them for $700 to $1,000 a month under the Goin' Global company name. An investigation led by Sheriff's Office's economic crimes division Sgt. Bill Whitney looked into the legitimacy of the applications. As it did, applications were filed on six more Westside homes and attempts were made to rent them, too. "They were representing themselves as a management company offering these properties to unsuspecting renters," Williams said. Most of the homes in the case were in foreclosure or under bank ownership, Whitney said. "All of sudden they find out from police that the people they are paying rent to don't even own the home," Whitney said of the renters. Some of the victims may be able to stay since they are now working with the real property owners, but others may have to move, police said. In March of last year several others were arrested on similar charges, including Jacksonville mayoral candidate Warren Lee. His case remains in pretrial.
Quentin Kearney - Results Property Management (Scam?)
 
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Quentin Kearney of Results Property Management - Could Quentin Kearney of Results Property Management and Metrowide Building be running a scam? Properties managed by Quentin and his companies in Kansas City Missouri have recently come under scrutiny for questionable business practices, gouging their clients on repair bills and having absolutely no accountability. Has anyone else had the same experience? This is a video we came across a while back and it make us at RET wonder if this is standard operating procedure for Quentin and Results Property Management (http://resultsinvestments.com/). One such scam is detailed in this video, with an invitation to answer to these allegations, but no response from Kearney, Results Property Management or anyone in his organizations has been produced. During the video, it's also revealed that in the subject property HOA, it appears that Quentin Kearney is also in charge and running that association outside the law while suppressing information. If this is true, Quentin Kearney and Results Property Management is a black mark on the industry, should discontinue operating in this manner and own up to their wrongdoings. TRANSCRIPT: The purpose of this videos to help you spot a property management went wrong. Is Quentin Kearney and Results Property Management running a scam? below the purpose of this video was to talk about i what i believed to be a property management rip-off. That's open to debate and discussion, but in my experience, I think this is a property management scam. --
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OKC Tornado Victims Scammed by Fake Rental Listings
 
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Source: http://www.kswo.com/story/22447527/internet-rental-property-scam-targets-tornado-victims OKLAHOMA CITY Okla_ Wednesday Oklahoma's Attorney General issued a consumer alert, claiming criminals are cashing in on last week's tornadoes in the Moore and Shawnee areas. They say criminals, most likely overseas, are doing it by scamming potential renters recently displaced from their homes. Through their misfortune, they're finding opportunity. The scam was brought to light this week after realtors in Oklahoma City reported fraudulent activity on Craigslist. These scammers know hundreds of people were displaced from their homes and that they're desperately looking for rental properties until they're able to rebuild. Victims are looking on Craigslist and immediately wiring deposits, only to find out no home ever existed. The Lawton Board of Realtors said while no such reports have been made locally, it's not to say it can't happen. They say the best way to protect yourself when house hunting is to make sure you're physically there for the transaction and to do your research behind the person or company you'll be renting from. These days, you can find just about anything you want on Craigslist. When looking for a place to live, Lawton Board of Realtors Executive Vice President Edward McKesson said buyer or renter: beware. "It's just a matter of common sense," McKesson said. "Why would anybody go onto the internet and agree to do something like spend their money or check to someone they don't know and never dealt with before? It's no guarantee it's a legitimate thing." Even Craigslist warns about doing just that under a link marked "Scam." Once you click on it, it reads "Do not rent a house without seeing the interior or physically being there." McKesson said just because you can see it on a computer screen, doesn't mean you can believe it. "It could be someone selling a property they don't own, someone doesn't know what they're doing or you're dealing with an individual that's not a licensee," McKesson said. "They know that the people are out of town and going to be gone on vacation, and they decide to sell their house. They even show it, get their money and go!" McKesson said going through a realtor or real estate agent may cost more money as opposed to buying from a private owner. He also said if that owner turns out not to be who they say they are, it could come back to bite you. "I'd say it could cost you some money trying to save," McKesson said. McKesson said another benefit in dealing with a realtor or agent is that they both have laws they're required to abide by. He said a realtor must even subscribe to a strict code of ethics. If they violate them, they can be held accountable and even lose their license. If you deal privately and aren't happy with the outcome, there's no one to really hold them accountable. The AG's office said they believe the recent homes fraudulently posted to Craigslist were actually houses for sale, taken from real estate web sites.
Hurricane West Virginia House for Sale also Listed for Rent
 
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Original Source: http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/Online-Scam-Targeting-Renters--215393441.html HURRICANE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The sign advertising the sale of 111 Hampton Lane in Hurricane is unassuming and rather small, which is why homeowner Thomas Hartman said he was surprised by the all attention the house has been getting. "We've had a lot of local foot traffic come through inquiring about the rental property," Hartman said Saturday. Hartman's home is for sale -- not for rent, but according to a posting on Craigslist the only thing stopping someone from renting the home is a $ 700 security deposit and $ 800 per month for rent. "It makes it sound legit," Hartman said, "It has my name signed at the bottom." Craigslist scams have become so popular; the site has a page devoted to how to protect oneself from being a victim. Some of the tips include never doing business with someone who isn't local. In the listing for the Hampton Lane home the poster claims his family is from France, but that they now live in California. The listing also states that you can only see the house from the outside; another red flag according to the Craigslist warning page. Hartman said he thought about adding another sign in his front yard warning people that he's been the victim of a scam, but said he didn't want to scare away people interested in buying the home. Hartman said the entire ordeal has been frustrating, "somebody's out there trying to get security deposits and run off with your money." WSAZ.com tried to contact the man posting the ad, but those calls were not returned.
Clearwater Craigslist Rental Scammer Uses Name of Deceased
 
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Video Source - http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_north_pinellas/clearwater/craigslist-scam-puts-clearwater-womans-home-up-for-rent-without-permission CLEARWATER, Fla. - Elaine Poulin thinks the her house on Lakeview road has a lot to offer. But even she was surprised by a sudden surge of attention. "They've been pulling up and pulling up here," Poulin said. Poulin's house was vacated by its most recent tenants a few weeks ago, and a realtor has been working to find new renters. Elaine assumed the people showing up were referred by that realtor, until her neighbor asked about her online deal. "He said 'Did you list your house on craigslist?'" Elaine said. "No!" But somebody did. Elaine's home was posted on a Craigslist ad for rent at half the asking price. Pictures included in the ad were the same ones listed on her Realtor's website, and the account was set up by an e-mail address in Elaine's deceased husband's name. "It's a scam," said Officer Harry Augello with Tampa Police. Augello says this exact type of scam is becoming more common. He says many victims lose money when they answer phony ads, fronting cash to so-called sellers who quickly disappear. "There have been instances where people have gone in on vacant homes and brought in locksmiths and changed the locks and pretended they were the new owners of the house," Augello said. Police say renters should never put money down on a property without inspecting it first, and verifying the landlord or seller is legit. There is even a section on craigslist offering tips on how to avoid this type of scam and others at http://tampa.craigslist.org/about/scams
NightCap TV - The Vacation Rental Scam
 
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Original Source: http://nightcaptv.com/2013/07/22/scammers-posting-on-vacation-rental-websites/#axzz2aljNuCNc Everybody's looking for a deal, when it comes to vacations, because vacations can be expensive. So, you may go on Craigslist or one of the vacation rental websites to try to cut down your costs. Just be careful. Sometimes scammers post on those websites, too. It'll look like a great deal, but they'll require you to pay a deposit up front by a pre-paid debit card or by wiring the money. If it's a scammer, once you pay that deposit, you won't hear from them anymore. "Once you send the money, it's just gone. They aren't really the owner or maybe there's not really a vacation home there at all," said Jeannette Kopko with the Dallas Better Business Bureau. Maybe you can get a really good deal on one of these websites, but you need to watch out for these scammers. Look out for emails with bad grammar or spelling. "There may be bad grammar or words misspelled. Information missing that you would expect to be there and it just doesn't seem right. Listen to those instincts," said Kopko. A lot of times, the websites won't help you get your money back. "They're going to say 'we had nothing to do with this. We do what we can to protect against it.' It's really up to you to verify who you're dealing with and to protect the money that you send," said Kopko. Just really make sure you check it out. If you're going on vacation, you don't want to have to deal with a scammer.
Texas Craigslist Rental Scammer from South of the Border
 
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***SCROLL TO BOTTOM FOR FAIR USE DISCLAIMER*** Video Source - http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=886011#.UXoCdbXvuSp Dendea Balli is a broker at Coldwell Banker on Griffin Parkway in Mission and has listings across the valley. One in particular is catching a lot of attention of potential renters on Craigslist. "I had 7 tenants call me yesterday about my property listing," said Balli. Anna Rivera in Tennessee spotted the hot deal on Craigslist and quickly replied to the listing posted not by Balli the broker, but by a man allegedly named Ricardo. "He told me to wire the money tonight and he would Fed Ex the keys to the house tomorrow," said Rivera. She got suspicious when the man claiming to be the owner of the house in Edinburg had a distinct accent and not of a Hispanic man. "He ended up calling me and told me how to get the money to him and how he wanted me to take care of the house. He said he was doing missionary work and would be back in 5 years. He did not sound Hispanic and the number he called me from was in South Africa," said Rivera. Then he told her to wire the money to an address in Nigeria. A man named Ricardo is the owner of the home which is one of Coldwell Banker's listings, but the man on the phone in Nigeria has nothing to do with the rental other than trying to scam people out of their money. "I had my uncle in the valley go by the house and that's when he saw the realtor's sign outside," said Rivera. Balli started getting a slew of phone calls from people asking about the great deal and realized immediately there was a scam after Rivera sent her the email correspondence between her and the man from Craigslist. "Two of the people knocked on my door because they were inquiring about the $700 and I told them that it's for lease for $1,500," said Balli. Rivera luckily didn't take the bait, but is worried someone else might. That's why she and Balli are sounding an alarm to anyone looking to rent a property on Craigslist that if it seems too good to be true it probably is. "I just want the public to know to really look at a legitimate agency, meet with the person, talk to the person and if it's for sale by owner make sure you know who this person is rather than sending these funds that you will never see again," said Balli. Coldwell Banker has notified authorities. We attempted to call the man in Nigeria, but were unable to get through ---- Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.
Indiana News Center  BBB Warns of Rental Scams
 
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Original Source: http://www.indianasnewscenter.com/news/local/Do-Research-To-Avoid-Vacation-Rental-Scams-210642741.html FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- If you're thinking about taking a vacation this summer, you'll need a place to stay. But the Better Business Bureau is warning of scams running amok on the Internet these days. The BBB has just put out an alert for you to beware of scams involving vacation rentals. Officials say you need to do your homework when you've found something online -- to make sure the offer is legitimate. A credible owner will always accept a credit card, so never wire cash or write a check as a down payment or way to pay the rest of the balance. And beware of anything you find on Craigslist, Facebook or other social media, where frauds work very well. "A lot of the pictures they take, they're stealing from other websites, and we suggest you have multiple photos of the rental property. And you go on Google Maps and check it out, see if there's a rental agent or property management agent to look for," says Marjorie Stephens of the BBB. You can always check with the local Better Business Bureau to see if the owner is accredited. You can also do a Google maps search, or you can call the city the property is in to ask for a contact number for the owner and call the person directly.
Grand Rapid MI Woman and Her Scammed Family Left Homeless
 
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Original Source: http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/local/grand_rapids/target-8-woman-scammed-in-rental-deal GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A Grand Rapids area woman and her kids do not know where they will live come the first of the month after they fell victim to a rental housing scam. Cary Brand wanted to move from her mobile home into a bigger place. She began to search online for a house to rent when she came across a listing on Craigslist. The real owner of the home was renting the house and had posted the listing to Craigslist, but a scammer took his picture and created a separate fake posting. "I thought I found the house of my dreams," Brand said. The price was perfect for her budget at $625 a month. "I prayed and I thought God sent me something real good and it just blew up in my face, " said Brand. Brand then began to receive emails, texts and calls from the scammer who used the name of the real home's owner. "He called. He said he's a missionary guy," said Brand, "I believed him because he said he was through the church." The man convinced Brand to wire $300 in cash using Western Union to a woman in Georgia. He then promised to mail her keys. Brand wired the money, but got suspicious when the scammer began asking for more money. John Smith, the real homeowner's representative told 24 Hour News 8 that he has seen scams like this before. "It ticks me off because it's not right, " said Smith. Along with wiring $300, Brand also sold her lot and has to be out of her home by August 1. The family is now searching for a new home. "I don't want to be on the streets. No mom wants to do that for their kids," said Brand. 24 Hour News 8 tried to contacting the scammer using the internet phones number her contacted Brand from. We left a message, but have not received a call back.
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Consumerist - Spot A Craigslist Rental Scam WMCTV
 
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Source: http://www.wmctv.com/story/22468952/ask-andy-signs-of-a-craigslist-rental-scam MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC TV) - Craigslist is a crap shoot when you're hunting for an apartment or other rental. What may appear as a legitimate landlord may actually be a loser looking to steal either your identity or your first month's rent. The consumer advocacy site Consumerist.com revealed these signs as the dead giveaways of a Craigslist rental scam. * NO PHOTOS/CITY NAME. There's a reason the ad doesn't post pictures of the rental property or the city's listing. That's because the property doesn't exist. * AUTO-GENERATED E-MAIL ADDRESS. Craigslist rental scammers will often list e-mail contact addresses that look like a mish-mash of letters and/or numbers. Those are automatically generated by computer -- designed to be untraceable. * NO SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUESTED. Most real landlords request a security deposit. This is usually the bait that leads to an actual request for the first month's rent up-front. There's your scam. * BAD CREDIT'S OK. If the Craigslist ad says applicants with bad credit are OK, that's a sign someone's targeting renters with lousy credit -- who also tend to have a lousy Spidey sense of when they're being ripped off. Consumerist.com posted a great blog on this subject, including actual examples of rental scam listings from Craigslist.
Straw Rental Property Scam in Albuquerque - KOB
 
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Source for video http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s2929597.shtml Scammers are using straw rental owners and straw properties to scam would be renters out of money.
Ft. Myers Beach Vacation Rental Scam Even Fools Listing Agent
 
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Source for video clip - http://www.fox4now.com/news/local/200960891.html FORT MYERS Beach, Fla. - Think those vacation rental scams won't catch you? Wait until you see our next story. A Family who traveled all the way from New York to Fort Myers Beach got an Easter weekend surprise that nearly ruined their entire vacation. They want to know what law enforcement is doing to crack down on these sophisticated scams. A classic example of how treacherous the waters can be for trying to set up a vacation rental from far away. Tobie Vandewalke thought she set up the ideal place but Friday night when she got there and knocked on the door she heard something she was not expecting. FOX 4 reached out to the Lee County Sheriff's Office and we are waiting back for answers. Have you been the victim of a property management scam or have spotted one just in time? Submit your story to us in the comment section or send us your video and we'll repost it.
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