Tag «Real Estate Scam»

Classifieds crime blotter 12/7/2017

Classifieds crime blotter 12/7/2017

Cloned iPhone X costs Chandler couple big: Arizona. OfferUp. Knock off iPhones being sold online are actually Android phones. You can read more about it here as well. Police: Teens shot attempting to steal during meetup to buy jewelry: San Antonio, Texas. OfferUp. They’ll live. Rural Brandon man arrested for apartment rental scam: Iowa. 43-year-old …

Classifieds crime blotter 12/6/2017

Classifieds crime blotter

Trial Date Set For Couple Who Allegedly Sold Baby: Greenville, Tennessee. Deanna Lynn Greer, 38, and John David Cain, 27, are accused of allegedly trying to see an infant on craigslist back in March. CSU Police report series of fraudulent checks, scams: Colorado State University, Craigslist, Fake Check Scam. Man shot by brothers while trying …

Classifieds crime blotter 12/5/2017

Classifieds crime blotter

Apartment Manager Finds Stolen Fridge For Sale On Craigslist: (Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Craigslist) Home rental scam steals mom’s Christmas money: (Cincinnati, Ohio, Craigslist) Lehigh Valley police discover nationwide sex trafficking ring including cities like Chicago, San Diego and more: (Pennsylvania, Backpage) El Paso men charged after stolen cellphone shows up on selling/purchasing app: (Texas, …

Don’t cash the fake checks from craigslist

Craigslist can also be a haven for scams: Besides obvious headline being obvious this article provides a lesson to be learned. It’s basically your usual fake check scam where a woman in Sebring, Florida was trying to rent a property on craigslist and received two checks and was asked the wire the difference via Western …

Reader sends in Santa Monica, CA scam e-mail

I received an e-mail from reader Jacqueline whose friend is being harassed by scammers since Jacqueline’s friend responded to a scam rental ad on her local craigslist for a property in Santa Monica, California. According to Jacqueline they are contacting her at least twice a day and calling her on her cell phone at odd …

Reader sends in scam e-mail for Costa Mesa

Another rental scam e-mail sent in by reader Rose. This time about a property in the Costa Mesa, California area… From: Andre Ulla Jose Uribe [mailto:anrdreulla@yahoo.com] Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 9:50 PM Subject: Re: $1000 / 3br – 2 bath single family home. (Canyon Cir Costa Mesa) Hello, Thanks for your email and interest …

Another reader scam e-mail

I received this scam e-mail from reader Mike. The ad was on the Nashville craigslist. This one seems like they’re not even trying anymore… Michael, Thanks for the email. I Brink and my wife Dr. Betty own the Apartment and also want you to know that it was due to my transfer that made i …

Reader sends in apartment scam experience

I got the following e-mail from Christa who was looking for an apartment on Craigslist… I’m 20 years old and this is the first time I began searching for apartments. When I saw an ad that looked too good to be true- I hesitated but gave the guy the benefit of the doubt and emailed …

Nashville rental scam

I received an e-mail from Michael who was looking for a condo in Nashville and found one that was too good to be true. When he e-mailed the ‘seller’ this was the response he got. Hello, Thanks for your response regarding your interest in having my apartment for rent.The apartment is much available for now.I …

More reader scam mails

Received an e-mail from reader Hanna with a couple of craigslist scams she encountered. Jamie Lescott to me Thanks for your email and it is my gladness to hearing from you.I am RevJamie lesscott,the owner of the house you are making enquiry of.Actually I resided in the house with my family,such as my wife and …

CU rental scam

Police warn of Craigslist housing scam: A University of Colorado student was partially taken in by a craigslist rental scam. The scammer used the old moving out of the country to be a missionary routine and the student bought it because his own family had moved to Africa to be missionaries once. What are the …

NJ real estate scam submitted by reader

I received the following e-mail from Amber in New Jersey about a scam that someone tried to pull on her while looking for an apartment on craigslist… The guy from the UK used this email: “Alan Erickson” alan.ercks@gmail.com. Now when suspicions arose because I’d asked him to call me a number of times or to …

You’ve been scammed

House-for-rent scams turning up online: This is just your typical article about the housing scams on craigslist and how one family almost fell for it in Beaverton, Oregon. However the seller of the house did a pretty ingenious thing to prevent people from being scammed. After taking a second look at the house in person, …

New craigslist scam targets landlords

FBI Says New Craigslist Scam Preys On Landlords: The FBI is warning about a new real estate scam on craigslist. This time instead of targeting would be renters the scam is targeting landlords. The scam starts out in the usual way, the landlords who place craigslist ads get poorly written responses from people who claim …

AZ family taken by scammers

Family Of Nine Loses Savings Because Of Craigslist Rental Scam: Another family has been taken by the craigslist rental scam. A family from Peoria, Arizona was new to the area and found a rental home on craigslist that was too good to be true. As expected it was too good to be true. They met …