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Kimberly, Renter in Fontana, CA

Has anyone been scamed here ? Can you please let me know. ???

Asked by Kimberly, Fontana, CA Mon Jul 16, 2012

How do you know if you are being scamed?

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Always cross reference with a licensed Realtor to unsure you are not getting scammed.
If you need anything in the future please don't hesitate to call me.

Craig Chastain
Next Level Realty
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 16, 2012
I can look up the status of any rental address and let you know who owns it and who you should be renting from? I can also check the status if they are in foreclosure status or what? You have to be careful these days as there are a lot of scams out there. Here are rentals in Fontana up to $2,000 a month. Why rent when you can buy with a minimum 580 fico score to qualify and this can contribute towards your closing costs as well. You can buy with less out of pocket than rent and pay a less payment?
Click the following URL to see the Listings rentals Fontana up to 2k:

Click the following URL to see the Listings purchase up to 265k:

The purchase start at 55k which is only $275 down and under $500 with HOA dues for a condo and for a single family residence start at 89k which is only $450 down and $651 PITI, principal, interest, taxes and insurance. Although the down payment is lower than $500 I don't think I can get a earnest money deposit less than $500 dollars.
I specialize in Under 640 Fico Score Loans and offer credit repair at no cost to raise fico scores to qualify. I only need to ask a few dozen questions to qualify you to rent or buy? Here is a flyer and a needs list to gather for processing a loan approval.

CHF Access half percent down flyer, pdf
Sheryl Arndt, standard needs list checked, pdf
Why Rent brochure……
CHF Access income limits
Sheryl Arndt, Broker – Sr. Loan Officer
DRE# 01440252
NMLS# 297251
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Oct 28, 2012
There are plenty of rental scams out there. Are you inquiring if anyone has been scammed on Trulia, through Trulia or in Fontana? I suspect the answer is yes to all three.

As for how to spot a scam, just use some basic common sense. If you can't reach the listing agent or if the rate is ridiculously low (like 1/3 of the market rate), then you should suspect a scam.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 17, 2012
Dear Kimberly,

Unfortunately, scams and rip-offs occur all the time to innocent and unsuspecting individuals seeking all types of services, goods and assistance. People become so wary of the system that they can't help but look at everyone sideways. Who can you trust?

You want to be very careful when choosing a particular service provider where large sums of money are at stake. Always use a licensed professional with a valid license in good standing with the board governing their profession such as the Department of Real Estate, References are always encouraged if not essential as well as a history of employment and education.

You can take strong action against a licensed professional if they defraud you where an unlicensed provider could be very difficult to track down, obtain a judgment against much less collect any money.

Be careful not to be too eager to make a deal or if a deal sounds too good to be true. Be concerned when you hear words like "you better act now", "trust me" or "I guarantee it". If the provider fails to answer your calls, makes promises that are not in writing or asks for money "up front" before he will work with you, you should walk away.

The evil predators will always be out there waiting in the wings for their next victim, all we can do is be aware, be prepared and if you have a funny feeling in your gut telling you that something is just not right, chances are that you are right.

If there is anything that I can do for you, please don't hesitate to contact me anytime. Best of luck to you!

Diane Wheatley, Broker
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 16, 2012
I heard that a lot of people have been scamed by landlords who dont even hold title of the properties or are about to be foreclosed on. A good idea is to hired a Realtor to make sure he/she is allow to rent out the property.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 16, 2012
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