HAS ANYONE RAN ACROSS PEOPLE ASKING YOU TO SEND THEM MONEY VIA WESTERN UNION OR MONEY GRAM BEFORE EVEN VIEWING THE PROPERTY

Asked by Estella Willis, Chicago, IL Tue Jul 2, 2013

I JUST ENCOUNTERED THIS SITUATION I WAS ASKING ABOUT A HOUSE AT 3523 W 85TH ST AND THEY ASKED ME TO SEND THEM A DEPOSIT AND THEY WOULD MAIL ME THE KIDS. I DON'T THINK SO............

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Estella Will…, Renter, Chicago, IL
Tue Jul 2, 2013
On my Gosh did I put kids LOL I meant the keys.
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Hans Ziegenb…, Agent, Chicago, IL
Wed Jul 3, 2013
There are a number of scams like this going around. This is one that I have had renters I was working with come across for different addresses. Thankfully you didn't fall for it and send them the money, there are actually people who have sent the money thinking this was legitimate. Notify the website that you came across this on of the situation.
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Manuel Brown, Agent, Chicago, IL
Wed Jul 3, 2013
Dear Estalla,


Sadly I have seen so many scam attached to apartments and that is one of them. Never send money ahead. Always view an apartments.
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Kevin and Ju…, Agent, Wildomar, CA
Tue Jul 2, 2013
It is a sad truth that people are out there trying to steal from others... Report them to the police
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Bill J Delig…, Agent, Naperville, IL
Tue Jul 2, 2013
This is a SCAM but it is even worse if they are going to mail you the KIDS!

Akways view the property and deal with licensed Realtors.
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Matt Laricy, Agent, Chicago, IL
Tue Jul 2, 2013
These are always scams. Be careful.
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Heather Tola…, Agent, Chicago, IL
Tue Jul 2, 2013
It's 100% a SCAM! Never send anyone money that you do not know!!!! That DOES NOT happen in Real estate
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Evelyn S. Fr…, Agent, Chicago, IL
Tue Jul 2, 2013
STEER CLEAR! Way too many scams like this going on.

I've heard from other renters that the party asking for the money was very convincing providing all kinds of proof, etc... only to end up losing their money and no place to live.

Good luck!
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Jacqueline S…, Agent, Chicago, IL
Tue Jul 2, 2013
It is a SCAM!!! It is always a scam. No one does Western Union unless they are sending friends or family money. It is never done in real estate. Report them.
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Jeffrey Olic…, Agent, Chicago, IL
Tue Jul 2, 2013
SCAM! 100% Do not send money or any do anything with them. Report them.
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Santiago Ken…, Agent, Chicago, IL
Tue Jul 2, 2013
Yes people from Nigeria do this thing a lot
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Thomas Kossn…, Agent, Chicago, IL
Tue Jul 2, 2013
There must be a lot of this going on. We have heard these stories lately. Stay away from this deal. Something rotten on 85 th street going on.
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Tom Kelley, Agent, Chicago, IL
Tue Jul 2, 2013
why would you send someone money? Ofa scam. se it's ascam
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Mark Malave, Agent, Chicago, IL
Tue Jul 2, 2013
I have heard that this is going on and it is a SCAM! Don't ever give money without seeing the property.
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Janette Herr…, Agent, Elk Grove Village, IL
Tue Jul 2, 2013
This is a scam, you should report this.
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