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Malou Rogers, Renter in San Diego County, CA

I saw a posting for 1620 Torrance St 92103 and inquired. The person said he was overseas in the Phillipines for a company for 2 yrs and wanted a good

Asked by Malou Rogers, San Diego County, CA Mon Feb 11, 2013

tenant. I sent the info.l and he ammediately approved it and texted me and wanted $2000 TO SEND THE KEYS BY ups COURIER AND i WEND MONEY BY WESTERN UNION It sounds fishy - I went by and the house looked occupied and a car from FLorida was in the driveway. I think you should pull the ad and check it out -

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Do not send this person ANY money. This certainly sounds like a classic scam, and unless if you want to go into researching it to the core, I would drop this place and move on. Don't waste your time and money. It's always important to feel 100% comfortable with your transactions. If your instincts tell you that something is fishy, (particularly when they are asking you to wire money) it probably is. I wish you the best of luck with your search!

Regards,
Jennifer Hess
HB Roswell Realty
Jen.m.hess@gmail.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 11, 2013
Scam, Scam, Scam. Do not send anyone any money until you have an agent look up whom you should be dealing with and the status of the property. Do you need RENT vs BUY listings emailed to you to compare? Do you have a BK or foreclosure in the last 2-3 years? If not, you may qualify to buy with one of the half percent down payment programs from a minimum 580 fico score which can also contribute towards your closing costs as well. You can buy with minimum out of pocket expenses and pay less than rent. It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify you in minutes.

I specialize in Under 640 Fico Score Loans and offer credit repair at no cost to raise fico scores to qualify. I can raise fico scores within 3-4 days in most cases. Here are some links to study and consider.

http://www.under640ficoscoreloans.com/Pages/RentvsBuy.aspx

http://www.under640ficoscoreloans.com/Pages/Conventional.aspx

http://www.under640ficoscoreloans.com/Pages/FHA.aspx

http://www.under640ficoscoreloans.com/Pages/CHDAPLoans.aspx

http://www.under640ficoscoreloans.com/Pages/HalfPercentDown.aspx

http://www.under640ficoscoreloans.com/Pages/ContactSheryl.aspx
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
REO & Short Sale Specialist
Credit Repair At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
20+ Years Experience
DRE# 01140252
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760-486-4225
9am till 9pm 7 days
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 15, 2013
I pray you did not send him money in any form! This is a huge scam! It is prevalent. Be very careful!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 15, 2013
SCAM...SCAM...SCAM...SCAM...SCAM...SCAM...SCAM...SCAM

If you really want to send your hard earned money to a stanger why don't you send it to me?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 11, 2013
Hello Malou, Do not do it. Have an agent check the address to whom you should be dealing with. Anyone of us will look it up for you. There are way to many scams out there. What are you looking for specifically and I will email what is available to you. There are 22 renals under 2k a month in Torrance. Are there any other cities your considering?

I can email RENT vs BUY to study and consider. Do you have a BK or foreclosure in the last 2-3 years? If not, you may qualify to buy with a minimum 580 fico score and only half percent down payment program which can contribute towards your closing costs as well. You can buy with minimum out of pocket expenses.

The rentals start at $695 for a bachelor pad, one bed condo from $1,050, one bedroom house from $950 and two beds condo from $1,500 and two beds single family homes from $1,750 and so on. The purchase start from one bed condo @104k which is only $550 down and under $1k PITI and HOA and up two beds @235 which is $1,200 down and under 2kPITI and HOA. and up.

I specialize in Under 640 Fico Score Loans and offer credit repair at no cost to raise fico scores to qualify. I can raise fico scores within 3-4 days in most cases. Here are some links to study and consider.

http://www.under640ficoscoreloans.com/Pages/RentvsBuy.aspx

http://www.under640ficoscoreloans.com/Pages/Conventional.aspx

http://www.under640ficoscoreloans.com/Pages/FHA.aspx

http://www.under640ficoscoreloans.com/Pages/CHDAPLoans.aspx

http://www.under640ficoscoreloans.com/Pages/HalfPercentDown.aspx

http://www.under640ficoscoreloans.com/Pages/ContactSheryl.aspx
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
REO & Short Sale Specialist
Credit Repair At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
20+ Years Experience
DRE# 01140252
NMLS# 297251
760-486-4225
9am till 9pm 7 days
http://youtu.be/MrygA2_8fAY
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 11, 2013
This a complete SCAM. There is a link on the Trulia listing that says FLAG. Please click it to report this to Trulia. Thank you for being a good Samaritan!

Thanks!
Sinead McAllister
Broker
McAllister Homes Real Estate
858-205-5215
brokermcallister@gmail.com
http://www.McAllisterHomes.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 11, 2013
Absolutely a classic Craigslist scam. Do not send them any money. Also, be careful as you may have provided these crooks with sensitive information being you are approved.

Good luck and kudos for realizing it was a scam. Unfortunately many people do not realize until it is too late.

Good luck,

Wesley Guest
Web Reference: http://wesleyguest.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 11, 2013
you need to be careful with rentals listed on the internet. they are often scams. Never send money. and never send your personal information. I really hope you did not send your social security number with your application to this person. If you did, put a flag on your credit right away.

good luck in your housing search. It's a great time to buy instead of rent!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 11, 2013
There are several "red flags" within this "ad" -- some of which have to do with the method of payment the alleged landlord is seeking to acquire the lease money and some having to do with speed with which he "approved" your application. Did he even request a "Credit Report" from you? If not there is definitely a problem. If so, did he have sufficient time to verify the information prior to his having "accepted" your offer?

I just checked the MLS here in San Diego, and found no active rental listing for 1620 Torrance St at this time. Not all landlords put rentals on the MLS, however, a great many of them do just that. Personally, if I was trying to rent out my own property, the very FIRST thing I would do is put it on the MLS where it would get the highest EXPOSURE to potential qualified renters.

If in your shoes, I personally would avoid sending this person any money. You might want to contact a Realtor you trust and ask them if they can find you a good rental.

Greg Burnham, CEO
Burnham Residential, Inc | http://www.BurnhamResidential.com
BurnhamSanDiego@gmail.com
Direct: 858.761.4000

Harcourts Pacific Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 11, 2013
This is a scam, do not send them any money. Never send money to people you don't meet in person (or their agent) and without seeing the property. I would knock on the door and talk to the occupants.


Best of luck.

Fay Yates
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 11, 2013
Hi,

This is definitely a scam. Anything involving Western Union "wires" is a scam.

If you want to be certain, just knock on the door and talk to the folks.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 11, 2013
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