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Debra Stiles, Renter in Kissimmee, FL

I contacted an owner I found on your site, owner wants me to wire $800 to their bank account in the UK. is normal? Thank you.

Asked by Debra Stiles, Kissimmee, FL Tue Nov 27, 2012

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WAIT A MINUTE! -
Debra, How were you able to contact the owner?
Real estate presented on Trulia is marketed by real estate professionals.
It appears you attempted to circumvent the protections provided to buyers when they operate within the professional community.
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You in essence, by contacting the owner directly, are attempting to 'rip off' someone else.
Hmmm, maybe you should send them your $800 dollars. :)

Come on, tell us what's really going on. Did I miss something?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 28, 2012
Agree with the answers below - this is a scam - DO NOT send money.

Please let us know the details of the property listed here on Trulia so we can have it removed.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 28, 2012
See link for helpful scam information...http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2009/05/rentalscam.shtm
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 28, 2012
There are a lot of scams asking people to wire or send money. This is not normal procedure.
Find a local agent to work with. Working with an agent does not cost you any money.
DO NOT WIRE ANY MONEY!!!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 28, 2012
It is normal for a scam. Don't do it.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 28, 2012
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