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Djgriffith, Renter in Peoria, AZ

Why is this rental so reasonable?

Asked by Djgriffith, Peoria, AZ Wed Nov 2, 2011

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Could not determine which home you are inquiring about. If it is advertised below market rents, it could be a teaser rate for the first month or first few months. It could also be a scam. You may want to work with a real estate agent that can assist to make sure you are getting into a legitimate lease and getting reasonable terms. In most cases you do not have to pay a leasing agent to find you a home.
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This is a scam, the person who posted this rental is possing as the real estate agent. Robert Joffe is a licensed agent in the State of Arizona and his correct contact information can be found on the Arizona Department of Real Estate website. Do not contact the person who posted this listing. He is not the real Robert Joffe. We found this and we are looking into this fraud scam and trying to get this removed.
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If it seems too good to be true, it most likely is! Please verify the owner/landlord BEFORE sending any money!!!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 2, 2011
Djgriffith,
Here is a link to snopes with many samples of actual scams. If you proceed on this one and get anything like these in response, RUN!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 2, 2011
Djgriffith,
We don't know what property you are asking about, but you are wise to be cautious. There are scams out there that appear too good to be true. Most will want you to mail a deposit to someone in a foreign country. Others have involved local people renting out abandoned or foreclosed homes that they don't have the authority to.
Tread carefully and get some help. If it's a listed property an agent can assist you, the seller's generally pay any fee and the agent can verify the authenticity of the offer.
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