It is unfortunate that this is happening to people these days. Believe it or not people fall for this and lose thousands of dollars.
You did the right thing by asking Realtors if this is legitimate.
Best of luck,
Coldwell Banker Star Realty
BRE Lic #01456982
We handle Sales, Leasing and Property Management and I have had more than a few people show up asking about bogus ads and listings to good to be true. Never send money to anyone you have not met with personally. Meet with the property owner or their licensed agent. If you need or want to verify an agents license go to: http://www2.dre.ca.gov/PublicASP/pplinfo.asp
Good luck be careful out there.
If you have questions please do not hesitate to call me!
John L Johnson II
CA DRE Broker Lic# 01312900
J-N-J Real Estate Services, Inc.
8560 Vineyard Ave. #404
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Sales â€“ Leasing â€“ Property Management
Diana Margala 909-560-0145