saphirebee, Other/Just Looking in Berkeley, CA

about a Owner Out Of Country renting his home..

Asked by saphirebee, Berkeley, CA Thu Dec 12, 2013

I am looking for a house to rent in Berkeley and more than twice, different properties....that after inquiring interest to owner/property, I am receiving a message saying that the owner is out of country and "Now,My family and i are currently in the (Nigeria) for an international Christian Followers crusade"...and " I
contacted the agent back and requested for my keys and documents.So we
Later decided to have the House rent out..Have given the same agent
this job but the truth of the matter is that the agent would want to
handle it professionally..."...is this legit?

thanks
A.R.

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Scams do exist, for scam related information see link below....
http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0079-rental-listing-scams
3 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 12, 2013
No,this is a big fat scam...stay away.
3 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 12, 2013
This is a well known scam. Stay away.
3 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 12, 2013
Trulia allows you to 'FLAG' a listing so it will be reviewed & if found to be fraudulent, it will be removed from the site.

I would suggest that you DO NOT give this individual any money or personal info.

Read my blog titled 'Could it be a Rental Scam?' for some helpful advice.

http://www.trulia.com/blog/Trevolyn/2013/11/could_it_be_a_re…

Good luck.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 12, 2013
Thank you so much. I will flag and keep my money!
Flag Thu Dec 12, 2013
Scam scam !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 12, 2013
no... don't be blind.... its right there in black and white... its a friggin scam, and if you google the letter, I am sure you will find it elsewhere WORD FOR WORD!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 13, 2013
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