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Wendy Ordena…, Home Buyer in Miami Beach, FL

I JUST HAVE TO LET YOU GUYS KNOW, THERE IS THIS GUY DOING SCAMS OF RENTALS USING MIAMI BEACH AREA.

Asked by Wendy Ordenana, Miami Beach, FL Tue Jun 11, 2013

I JUST HAVE TO LET YOU GUYS KNOW, THERE IS THIS GUY DOING SCAMS OF RENTALS USING THE MIAMI BEACH AREA. HIS ALIAS IS CRUZ GARY OR JAMES FOE. FOLKS IF ANYBODY ASKS YOU TO SEND MONEY VIA WESTERN UNION OR SOMETHING ELSE TO GET HOUSE KEYS PLEASE DON'T DO IT, I WAS ALMOST SCAMMED BY HIM! I JUST DON'T WANT ANYBODY TO ACTUALLY GET THEIR MONEY TAKING BECAUSE OF THIS GUY.

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To avoid getting ripped off. I tell plenty of renters it is always smart to work with license professionals. Even if you don't work with me, the listing agent and tenant's agent have to abide by a code of ethics.

Thank you,


Pablo Torres, MBA
AF Realty, LLC
pabtorres@aol.com
http://www.miamibuyproperties.com
786-205-6988
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write about this very common issue. Landlords and Tenants should be worry because rental scams are on the rise as criminals move in to take advantage of the strong rental demand that we are experienced in the past year across the nation.

All the Best,

Maria Cipollone

http://www.Flahomespecialist.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 12, 2013
I believe is the same guy, he had another listing and I contacted him through my moms email and he even sent me the same renters lease. I even contacted trulia and one of the supervisors called me. They should do something about this. I have a friend that got scammed like this.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 12, 2013
Thanks for your warnings , I had of my listings hijacked once ,they made up a fake e mail address with owners name and posted it on Craigslist . I realized something was wrong when people started to call me about that made up rental price - way under listing price and out of town "owner" who requested to send $$ in order to get the keys to property .Be careful !
http://Www.rosieagent.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 12, 2013
Right now there is one guy doing it with a house on 1500 Cleveland rd, he has for rent for $1000
I knew it was a scam so follow his email, and when I asked to see the house he told me he need it at least $500 dollars for travel expenses jajajajaja
You should check that out
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 11, 2013
I would recommend flagging his posts and letting Trulia customer service know: customerservice@trulia.com

Ali
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 28, 2013
Thanks for sharing, rental scams are abundant now a days, Miami Beach, Hialeah, Kendall, you name it. Renters are strongly advised to work with a licensed professional.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 12, 2013
Thank you for this information. We as realtors constantly warn renters never to send money via the Internet for a rental. There are just too may pitfalls involved and there is a very strong possibility that the ad they are responding to is a fake.

When you deal with licensed real estate agents, you know you are working with people whose code of ethics says they will deal with you honestly and fairly at all times.

Marc Jablon, The Jablon Team
RE/MAX Complete Solutions
JablonTeam@gmail.com
561-213-6139
http://www.JablonTeam.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 12, 2013
Wendy,
Thank you. Similar scams have taken place in other parts of Florida as well. A few years ago in the Port Orange area, scammers were locating vacant homes for sale and advertising them as rentals on Craigslist. The main appeal of these ads was the unusually reasonable rental amount. It just sounded too good to be true. Unfortunately, it was.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 11, 2013
thank y for sharing.
unless the realtor has a lic # and reputable office y don't do business w/them.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 11, 2013
Thanks for the info, I had a similar issues with a pending sale that I had. someone got the lockbox number and rented the house. Good ideal to check the the name of the owner with the tax records.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 11, 2013
You minimize your risk when you transact with realtors.

This all gets avoided.

Pablo Torres,MBA
AF Realty,LLC
786-205-6988
pabtorres@aol.com
http://www.miamibuyproperties.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 11, 2013
IF ANYBODY HAS ANY QUESTIONS OR HAS BEEN SCAMMED BY THIS GUYS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME , I KNOW WHERE TO REPORT IT
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 11, 2013
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