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Laura Mickle, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA

Is this really renting for $1000 a month?

Asked by Laura Mickle, San Jose, CA Wed Nov 21, 2012

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This question was asked from this property: http://www.trulia.com/rental/3035370631-130-Baroni-Ave-42-Sa…

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Thank you Laura:

Unfortunately this listing appears to be part of a rental scam that has been common recently. The rental scammers have been advertising houses that they do not own and have no authorization from the owner, at ridiculously low rents.

The scammers then collect your security deposit and prepaid rent from you and disappear with your money. The scammers also use the information that you give them for a credit check, to steal your identity and charge your credit cards and take money out of your bank accounts.

In most cases the owner of the property has no idea that the scammers have advertised their home for rent.

Also the scammers do not have licenses to practice Real Estate.

Yes. You were very smart to spot this and question it. Whatever you do, do not give these people any money or any information that they could use to steal your identity and access your bank accounts or credit accounts.

Thank you,
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
American Realty
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Fax: (408)269-3597
Email Address: charlesbutterfieldbkr@yahoo.com
DRE#00901872
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 21, 2012
The house is not for rent. It is for sale. It is for sale as a short sale so even if it was for rent it would be a major risk to enter into a rental agreement for this property.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 21, 2012
Looks like a scam. The quickest way to find this out is to google the address to see what comes up - here is an example:

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/130-Baroni-Ave-APT-42-San-…

As you can see, the home is listed for sale and not for rent.

Thanks for the heads up - we will report this and have it taken down.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 21, 2012
Nope it was a scam and has been removed from Postlets. Anytime it seems too good to be true, it usually is.

By the way, if the listing is missing:

1. The name of a recognized LOCAL real estate firm
2. The contact information for a LOCAL Realtor
3. An exact address of the home

Then run, do not walk, to report the listing to Trulia or the website where you find the posting. 99 percent of the time, the information is false and intended to part a consumer with his/her money.

Thanks for pointing this one out to me. I've already flagged it for Trulia.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 21, 2012
I don't have a property on Baroni avenue. Sorry for the confusion.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 26, 2012
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