NO LEGIT LANDLORD WILL MAKE YOU DO THIS EVER! They NEED a paper trail of payment for IRS purposes. PS. Same day approval?? Puh-LEEZE!
I inquired about two more listings and used the same email but different names for my inquires and got the SAME response VERBATIM. So I messed with them a bit. Check it out:
Today at 1:50 PM
Hope you having a lovely and wonderful day with your happy family? Thanks for your interest in regarding our 3 bed, 2 Bath home in: - 1328 E Hermosa Dr, Tempe, AZ 85282. This is still very much available for rent at the moment. We also require a good and responsible adults/family that are neat freaks and also believe that they have all what it takes in taking very good care of our home with utmost care and concern like theirs.
Here is little more about us, we are family of four, are volunteer full-time ministers, we relocated here to Hawthorne, California to assist the local congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. We support our ministry by working secularly. We have 2 wonderful children Renee & Miles (12 & 8) But we love this freedom we have to devote ourselves to do all the important work as I'm sure you also. You are so very free to visit our website (http://www.jw.org/) to see all about. Matt. 24:14
Please do tell us more about you and your family or perhaps your experience you have in renting if you have anyone coming with you that smokes or drinks, not that we are against smoking or drinking, but please if anyone must smokes should be outside of our house for some security reason. The size of our house 1,654sq ft and very secured and specious for you and your family.
Please do feel free to tour the home today so you can view the home from the exterior part and environment to see how neat and secure it looks like from the outside, since you are not yet with the house paper permit and documented papers in hard copies which enable you view it from the inside as well when you want to move in. As soon as we hear back from you today and you are pleased with our properties can we have the Rental/Application form attach and send to you so you can have it filled out for an approval...?
Below is the address for you’re to tour our home today:- 1328 E Hermosa Dr, Tempe, AZ 85282
Pets allowed: Yes (Dog/Cat)
Refundable security deposit: - $700
The month rent which is $900/month are inclusive with the utilities with the heat and Laundry facilities, air condition, Etc. and the security deposit fee is $700...YOUR PETS ARE FULLY WELCOME! We are looking forward to hear from you soon.
Thanks & Remain Blessed.
My response that got them to stop pestering me:
To Divine Blessings
Today at 1:53 PM
When can I see the home on the inside?
Where is the rental application? What about my horse?
Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
Also, you can send them an e-mail message including the entire address of the property at:
http://www.trulia.com/help/ask. Trulia may take up to 48 hours to reply to your e-mail message.
Chad Gray PA, Realtor
Luxury Living Fort Lauderdale
(at Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
100% of clients rated our service as "EXCELLENT"!
They are having people drive past my house and telling them to feel free to look in the windows and they are out of town- TONS of people have been sent to my house.
He tells them that he will email them documents to fill out so HE can verify THEM- He will have them send him a deposit and he will send them the key via Fed-X. It's amazing how many people can actually FALL for this scam and send him money.
The Internet has opened a scammers paradise. Every home listing on the internet- even those listed with realtors, are now openly subject to being scammed.
I have contacted my attorney- the attorney General- Our local police as well as the sheriff's office-
Bottom line? Nobody will do anything about it. IF i find out WHO is doing this- and I FIND OUT who the scammer is- then I can sue him. LOL- Not likely that's going to happen. I'm not the FBI.
So, we can look forward to this continuing. ..
Realtor & Certified Stager
United Real Estate
Yea it's bad and I can't believe they allow this to happen in the site/app. I just wanted to see how many were in accurate since I wrote last and I have been 8 for 8 with scams. I will never use this site and I will make sure everyone around me knows trulia is a un trustable resource.
used the pictures and the sellers name even, I had to contact a real estate agent to get the truth, I almost gave them a deposit on this house. they led me on for days. I almost gave them my personal information, they could not actually meet at the house to show it, when I asked them to me the house they said they were in another county and could not meet me and if I wanted to see the inside of the house I had to give them the deposit for the house before they could give me a key. please beware of this scam, my family and I were so happy to have found a new home, it was very disappointing to find out it was all a lie when we needed a new home so bad.
The man I spoke with told me he was a man of God and wanted to help my family, they will say anything to make you believe this scam!
Trulia doesn't have the manpower to patrol all the listings that are posted by consumers... so they rely on people like you to FLAG the listing.
Normally the prices are just way too good to be true. If they are ....it's a scam. Normally it something like 600 or 900 bucks for a place that should be double or triple that.