Heads Up, Another RENTAL Scam Alert!

By
Real Estate Brokerage with TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments & ON THE LEVEL GC
Heads Up, Another RENTAL Scam Alert!
On Friday I posted   a listing for a rental on Craigslist and Trulia and again on AR yesterday. Fortunately I signed a lease with a client yesterday but immediately afterwards I received this response. Her response came in as a lead referral from another blogging platform.
 
She was inquiring about the rental and when I replied that I had already leased the property but would be happy to help her find something this was the response I recieved. There's so many scams out there nowadays and they can hit you in so many ways. I'm sure we've all received these same desparate messages via email but recieveing one like this through a rental ad is a first for me. Please feel free to pass this along.
 
 


ROYAL 1986
2:29 AM (4 hours ago)
 
to me
 
 
 
 
My Dear

I am more than happy in your urgent reply to my mail. How was your day?. mine was cool over here in  Dakar Senegal.
My name is Royal  Dion from Sudan in East Africa 23 Years old  and presently iam residing in the refugee camp here in dakar as a result
of the civil war going on in my country.

My late father Dr DION WILLIAMS was the personal advicer to the former head of state before the Janja weed rebels attacked my
house one early morning killing my mother and my father.
It was only  me that is alive now and i managed to make our way to near by country Senegal where i am leaving now and a refugee.
I am happy to meet you and i hope you tell me more about you

Your likes and dislikes,your hobbies and what you are doing presently.
I will tell more about myself in my next mail.
Attached here is my picture that is when i am still at my home when i snap them and i hope you will like them ..
Hoping to hear from you soonest,
Regards,Kises  hugssss
 
2 attachments — Download all attachments   View all images   Share all images  
LKz6Sn311892-02.jpg LKz6Sn311892-02.jpg
42K   View   Share   Download  
pic1.jpg pic1.jpg
38K   View   Share   Download  
Posted by

TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the lock to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Topic:
ActiveRain Community
Location:
California San Diego County Encinitas
Groups:
MANUFACTURED HOME SALES AND LENDING INDUSTRY
Craigslist Guru's!
Cool Stuff
Active Rain Newbies
Addicted to Active Rain
Tags:
dont get ripped off on rental scams
rental scam alerts
heads up another scam alert

Comments 15 New Comment

Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the pencil to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Rainmaker
1,240,650
Charles Stallions
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services

We need stricter laws on fraud, my theory has always been STOP a shop lifter and stop the major crimes they commit later. A small crime undeterred creates a bigger crime. Cut their hands off when shop lifting and they want be able to hold a gun later to rob or kill someone.

June 23, 2012 06:05 PM
Rainmaker
1,763,733
Roy Kelley
Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger

Thanks for your alert.  All of us should expect to be targets for creative scams.

Have an outstanding week!

June 25, 2012 07:33 AM
Rainmaker
268,480
John DL Arendsen
Real Estate Broker, Mfg Home Dealer, General Contr
TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments & ON THE LEVEL GC

Charles, unfortunately we're living in a world where desperate times result in people taking desparate. Not a justification for such behavior. Just a fact of life.

Roy, you're absolutely right. Thanks.

June 26, 2012 07:56 PM
Rainmaker
296,847
Peg Barcelo
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369

John, it's so funny that the people sending them think whomever receiving them will fall for the letters... It's unfortunate Craigslist can't be more like AR and control that kind of crap! I even had someone send a come on letter to me via Linked in. Who are these people?!?

July 13, 2012 08:29 PM
Rainmaker
268,480
John DL Arendsen
Real Estate Broker, Mfg Home Dealer, General Contr
TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments & ON THE LEVEL GC

Well, Peg it does ad a little humor to ones day. A bit of a diversion from the mudane drudge of day to day duties. LOL! :). Thanks.

July 14, 2012 06:14 AM
Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the leaf to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Rainmaker
268,480

John DL Arendsen

Real Estate Broker, Mfg Home Dealer, General Contr
Questions about Manufactured Housing?
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the camera to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase: