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Kathy Jackson, Renter in Flamingo / Lummus, M...

I have been contacted by this owner and they say it is under control of They want 2 months rent ($1500) and they will send me key

Asked by Kathy Jackson, Flamingo / Lummus, Miami Beach, FL Sat Mar 19, 2011 won't open as a site and domain is owned by an older woman in AL who doesn't mess with the internet. She & I chatted this afternoo.
Is this real...we really need an apt and this is too good to be true.

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Dear Sir/Madam:

This does sound as a scam. I performed a search on the South FL muliple listing service for the building at 1610

Michigan Ave MB FL. Below is the compilation of all the units appearing currently rented, for rent, pending

contract, cancelled, and withdrawn for the subject building. I did not see a unit no in your question so I am unable

to give you specific information concerning that unit. However, while it is possible that the unit was listed on

Trulia and not the Multiple Listing Service, the latter which requires retaining a FL RE Broker, and it is possible that

the owner is renting the unit directly for the indicated sum, notice that the property listings provided below clearly

list the going rate for a unit in said building at monthly rate of $ 1000.00 and above. If you find the information

below a bit confusing to read, provide me an email where I may send you the formatted information which is easier

to read. This medium does not provide for attaching files, hence my need to paste the raw data. If you would

like additional information or additional assistance please feel to contact me at the below contact information.

Regardless, I would caution you against handling this transaction without retaining a Fla Licensed RE Broker who

can act on your behalf, guarantee the security of you funds, and verify the legitimacy of the rental agreement.

GSIG, Realty
Fla Lic. No BK 0481226
954 381 1542 Office
786 387 2592 Cell/Text

Listing Report: XPROP Standard Grid Page: 1
# ML# PropType I# Status Area List Price Address City County YrBlt List Date ADOM Sale Price
1 M1388428 RNT 1 R 32 $990 1610 MICHIGAN AV # 7 MIAMIBCH DADE 1940 13 $900
2 M1339669 RNT 13 R 32 $1,000 1610 MICHIGAN AV # 2 MIAMIBCH DADE 1940 108 $1,000
3 M1397981 RNT 7 X 32 $1,050 1610 MICHIGAN AV # 5 MIAMIBCH DADE 1940 06/18/2010 31
4 M1297404 RNT 12 R 32 $1,100 1610 MICHIGAN AV # 6 MIAMIBCH DADE 1940 94 $1,050
5 D1334234 RNT 14 C 32 $1,150 1610 MICHIGAN AV # 1 MIAMIBCH DADE 1940 59
6 M1395394 RNT 9 PS 32 $1,195 1610 MICHIGAN AV # 1 MIAMIBCH DADE 1940 44
7 M1465061 RNT 6 R 32 $1,250 1610 MICHIGAN AV # 5 MIAMIBCH DADE 1940 37 $1,150
8 M1213886 RNT 1 R 32 $1,300 1610 MICHIGAN AV # 6 MIAMIBCH DADE 1940 $1,250
9 M1448386 RNT 6 PS 42 $1,100 1610 MICHIGAN AV # 2 MIAMIBCH DADE 1940 57
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 21, 2011
HI Kathy,
Old saying from an old guy "if it sounds to good to be is"
This Scam is very prevalent in our market, it works like this;
We as Realtors upload our listings into our MLS and sites like Trulia pick it up automatically.
What the scammers do is go online, pull the owners info off the public tax site and create a dummy email/listing......and away they go.
Please do not send any dough, hire someone local or as Beth suggest...just ask Ms Bama, "Hey let me put the dough with my attorney in escrow"...and see what happens.
good luck,
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 20, 2011
Hi Kathy,

Listen to Beth. $750 per month won't get you a condo like this. There are so many scams being run on unsuspecting tenants. DON'T send money to someone you don't know. Hire your own real estate agent to help find you a place.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 20, 2011
If this is 750.00 per month I will take it.
DO NOT send any money to someone who will send iyou the key. It is not the way things work here in Miami. If you are not working with a realtor or someone who is a third party to hold the money, you will never see your money and you will not have a place to stay when you get there. There is not someone in Alabama mangaging this condo in South Beach.
Don't do it. Nowhere in South Beach is there a condo like that for 750/month.
If it is really there they will allow you to use a third party escrow to do the deal an give you the key when you take posession.

Please take this into serious consideration.

Beth Jenkins
South Florida Brokers
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