Scottcorley2, Renter in

This listing appears to a a fraud as 1) the rent is low for the neighborhood and 2) no address is listed and 3) the person is living out of town.

Asked by Scottcorley2, Tue Jul 3, 2012

Also this map from Zillow indicates there are no apartments with 1046 sq. ft.: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/Oxford-St-&-Los-Angele…

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Scottcorley2, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck........................Haven't started drinking yet but maybe I can get a little more creative whence I toss a couple back. LOL! Have a great 4th!
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Thanks John. As I am new at this I was waiting for a real pro to get liquored up before the 4th and chime in. Now I can rest peacefully.
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Duh...............................................................................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Thanks. Called twice, no answer. Listing was removed from Zillow.
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The postlet was posted in June 27 2012

Here's the contact info. Just call him

Stephen Culbreath
(706) 521-0358

Posted: Jun 27, 2012 More info for Oxford St & Los Angeles Ave, Berkeley, CA | Berkeley Apartments
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 3, 2012
It certainly looks suspect. I would suggest calling the listing agent (located in Atlanta, apparently), and demand information regarding the particulars.

Don't hold your breath, though -- if it is indeed legitimate, it's likely already gone at that price!
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If you'll scroll down the link you provided, you will see the listing agent's contact name/number who advertised it via Postlets --- a venue popular among realtors and leasing agents.

It may or may not be a scam (agent may be related to the owner)
http://www.postlets.com/rtpb/7759773

So why not give him a call?

But since you're concerned about scams, here's what Craigslist had to say

ou can sidestep would-be scammers by following these common-sense rules whenever using craigslist:

DEAL LOCALLY WITH FOLKS YOU CAN MEET IN PERSON - follow this one rule and avoid 99% of scam attempts.
NEVER WIRE FUNDS VIA WESTERN UNION, MONEYGRAM or any other wire service - anyone who asks you to do so is likely a scammer.
FAKE CASHIER CHECKS & MONEY ORDERS ARE COMMON, and BANKS WILL CASH THEM AND THEN HOLD YOU RESPONSIBLE when the fake is discovered weeks later.
CRAIGSLIST IS NOT INVOLVED IN ANY TRANSACTION, and does not handle payments, guarantee transactions, provide escrow services, or offer "buyer protection" or "seller certification"
NEVER GIVE OUT FINANCIAL INFORMATION (bank account number, social security number, eBay/PayPal info, etc.)
AVOID DEALS INVOLVING SHIPPING OR ESCROW SERVICES and know that ONLY A SCAMMER WILL "GUARANTEE" YOUR TRANSACTION.
DO NOT RENT HOUSING WITHOUT SEEING THE INTERIOR, OR PURCHASE EXPENSIVE ITEMS SIGHT-UNSEEN - in all likelihood that housing unit is not actually for rent and that cheap item does not exist.
DO NOT SUBMIT TO CREDIT CHECKS OR BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR A JOB OR FOR HOUSING UNTIL YOU HAVE MET THE INTERVIEWER OR LANDLORD/AGENT IN PERSON.
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