You're very wise to recognize this scam. Agents in this Q&A forum do not have the authority to deal with an issue like this. However, I will pass this along to my account representative. I'm sure he knows to whom to send this for action.
Emerald Estates Realty, Inc.
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Understand that ANYONE can post a rental. Trulia is only displaying 3rd party info, and there are ways for scammers to post fake listings on other websites which then get mirrored on trulia, zillow, realtor, etx.. When a deal seems too good to be true, it is.. ALWAYS verify EVERYTHING you see online with a local Realtor. Realtors adhere to a strict code of ethics which offers you consumer protection and piece of mind. Flag the listings and email email@example.com Browse the agent directory to find a well reviewed local Realtor.... more
Be aware that scams do exist, therefore when searching on such sites always use caution and always verify ownership before exchanging any money; why not simply consider working with an agent of your own....... more
Searching for a small apartment ASAPThe apartment situation I am in is not ideal (such as neighbors in adjoining apartments complaining that I make too much noise if I use the microwave after I get out of work around midnight).
Call me when you get a chance. I have a few option depending on area that may work for you.
Jerome P Newkirk
Licensed New York State Real Estate Broker
Revision Real Estate
35 Broad Street
Waterford, NY 12188
518-229-0366 cell Direct
I have a friend who has lived there for 5 years and loves it. I am going to look there myself. However, buying? Not sure on that since the value of your property might not increase unless you want to turn it into a rental later on.... more
If the lease was month to month and no damages occurred during occupation, you should be entitled to your security deposit back--for any legalities do consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate.... more