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Estella Will…, Renter in Chicago, IL

HAS ANYONE RAN ACROSS PEOPLE ASKING YOU TO SEND THEM MONEY VIA WESTERN UNION OR MONEY GRAM BEFORE EVEN VIEWING THE PROPERTY

Asked by Estella Willis, Chicago, IL Tue Jul 2, 2013

I JUST ENCOUNTERED THIS SITUATION I WAS ASKING ABOUT A HOUSE AT 3523 W 85TH ST AND THEY ASKED ME TO SEND THEM A DEPOSIT AND THEY WOULD MAIL ME THE KIDS. I DON'T THINK SO............

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On my Gosh did I put kids LOL I meant the keys.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 2, 2013
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There are a number of scams like this going around. This is one that I have had renters I was working with come across for different addresses. Thankfully you didn't fall for it and send them the money, there are actually people who have sent the money thinking this was legitimate. Notify the website that you came across this on of the situation.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 3, 2013
Dear Estalla,


Sadly I have seen so many scam attached to apartments and that is one of them. Never send money ahead. Always view an apartments.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 3, 2013
It is a sad truth that people are out there trying to steal from others... Report them to the police
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 2, 2013
This is a SCAM but it is even worse if they are going to mail you the KIDS!

Akways view the property and deal with licensed Realtors.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 2, 2013
These are always scams. Be careful.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 2, 2013
It's 100% a SCAM! Never send anyone money that you do not know!!!! That DOES NOT happen in Real estate
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 2, 2013
STEER CLEAR! Way too many scams like this going on.

I've heard from other renters that the party asking for the money was very convincing providing all kinds of proof, etc... only to end up losing their money and no place to live.

Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 2, 2013
It is a SCAM!!! It is always a scam. No one does Western Union unless they are sending friends or family money. It is never done in real estate. Report them.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 2, 2013
SCAM! 100% Do not send money or any do anything with them. Report them.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 2, 2013
Yes people from Nigeria do this thing a lot
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 2, 2013
There must be a lot of this going on. We have heard these stories lately. Stay away from this deal. Something rotten on 85 th street going on.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 2, 2013
why would you send someone money? Ofa scam. se it's ascam
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 2, 2013
I have heard that this is going on and it is a SCAM! Don't ever give money without seeing the property.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 2, 2013
This is a scam, you should report this.
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