Hello im intererested in rentin a home in south gate. the owner claim to be out of state, that I should send him the deposit as well as the rent money

Asked by Danny Peynado, South Gate, CA Sat Dec 29, 2012

The postal package will contain the following documents and items;

1) House Entrance keys and the rooms Keys

2) House Rental form(Containing your reference details)

3) The house documentary file

4) Deposit Receipt .

5) Full address and description of the house.

6) Lease Agreement Form.

7) Payment Receipt

The house vital informative papers and keys will be delivered to your present address 24 hrs after the payment is made. I will provide you with the payment information as soon as i hear from you. Please give me a call or email me so we can proceed.

Thank you.

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Iberri & Ass…, , Huntington Park, CA
Sat Dec 29, 2012
Hello Danny, very wise of you to question "landlords" demands. Smells fishy! We work in South Gate and we are running into people a lot that have been cheated out of their money this way. It's bad enough rents in South Gate and surrounding cities like Huntington Park, Cudahy, Lynwood are through the roof. Our offices are located in Maywood, so we know the area very well. Feel free to give me a call. 323.317.6389. Thanks.

Excel Real Estate
3544 Slasom Ave.
Maywood, Ca.
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Josh Barnett, Agent, Carney, OK
Mon Dec 22, 2014
Nope you could be being scammed. Do not send money to someone that you have never meet.
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Alex Montelo…, Agent, Seal Beach, CA
Mon Dec 22, 2014
I think you are correct to doubt that this is a legitimate deal. Usually if someone lives out of state, they have either a property management company or licensed Realtor handling their property. Don't you think that would make sense? Do not send your info or money until you know for certain that the person you are dealing with either has the right to offer the property for lease or rent or you are dealing directly with the owner and you have a way to confirm that.

Best of luck,

Alex Montelongo/Broker
Coldwell Banker Star Realty
562-810-7387 Cell
BRE Lic#01456982
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Dolores Jack…, Renter, Bellflower, CA
Tue Jan 1, 2013
Speaking to a licence Realtor is always a GOOD start, thay can always point you in the right direction.
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Kawain Payne, Agent, Seal Beach, CA
Tue Jan 1, 2013
Do not send this person one dime!!!! find yourself a realtor here in California to find a rental for you. They will make sure you deal with REAl owners.

Best of Luck to You!

Kawain Payne, Realtor
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Dolores Jack…, Renter, Bellflower, CA
Sat Dec 29, 2012
This is a total SCAM please don't do it.
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Jolanta Jonu…, Agent, Los Angeles, CA
Sat Dec 29, 2012
This is 100% scam. If you need rental, contact any realtor. Hapy holidays and good luck
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Debra (Debbi…, Agent, Livingston, NJ
Sat Dec 29, 2012
Run in the opposite direction of this so called landlord......do NOT send money..........do not fall for an obvious scam!

The story he/she told you is typical of those kind of scammers - they are always out of state (often they have some sob story as to why they are away)..... and insist on having money wired.

Don't do it..........you will not receive keys ,...you will not be renting anything............and I bet the amount of rent is almost too good to be true.........because it isn't true!

Best wishes.........
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Alain Picard, Agent, Puyallup, WA
Sat Dec 29, 2012
I would have to say that this is almost definitely a scam.
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Fred Yancy, Agent, Woodstock, GA
Sat Dec 29, 2012
By the way - the above scenario is highly suspect. You are wise to question the "landlords" scrupples.
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Fred Yancy, Agent, Woodstock, GA
Sat Dec 29, 2012
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