This looks like a scam.

Asked by Tim, Miami Beach, FL Mon Jun 3, 2013

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izliaunica, Renter, Orlando, FL
Tue Mar 25, 2014
I have received the same in Orlando fl.

Thanks for your email and interest in renting my Property..My name is
Damaris M Mendez
,i am the owner of the Property you are making inquiry of...Actually I
resided in the Property with my family,Presently my Property is still
available for rent,(rental ready includes utilities) More so Now,My
family and i are currently in the (Nigeria) for an international
Christian Followers crusade..Please i want you to note that i spent a
lot on my property that i want to give to you for rent,so i will
solicit for your absolute maintenance of this Property and want you to
treat it as your own, It is not the money that is the main problem but
i want you to keep it tidy at all time so that i will be glad to see
it in a perfect condition when i come for a check up.I also want you
to let me have trust in you as i always stand on my word.My wife and i
bought the Property when we got married.When we left the state I had a
thought of selling the Property so I have to look for an agent, after
getting one,we got a deal but later my wife advised against that.I saw
senses in her advice and i accepted her advise,So I contacted the
agent back and requested for my keys and documents.So we Later decided
to have the Property rent have given the same agent this job but the
truth of the matter is that the agent would want to handle it
professionally and the occupant may not be able to rent for rent.We
also woulason along with him upon their renting of my Property.
because of this reason and more we need a responsible person that can
take very good care of it as we are not after the money, but want it
to be clean and for you to take it as if it were yours. The Property
is located at 11884 Zelkova Ln, Orlando, FL 32827

The rent is:$800
Security Deposit:$800
Pets Allowed:All Pets
Availability:Available Now for move in.
0 votes
Michael DeFi…, Agent, Miami Beach, FL
Thu Sep 5, 2013
Don't pay attention to the people that don't even live in Miami Beach that are responding.They have no clue what the market is like here and are providing poor advice.
2 votes
Tim, Renter, Miami Beach, FL
Tue Jun 4, 2013
Absolutely a scam!
This is the response:
Thanks for your email and interest in renting my Apartment..I am the
owner of the Apartment you are making inquiry of…Actually I resided in
the Apartment with my family,Presently my Apartment is still available
for rent, (rental ready includes utilities).More so Now,My family and
i are currently in the (Nigeria) for an international Christian
Followers crusade..Please i want you to note that i spent a lot on my
property that i want to give to you for rent,so i will solicit for
your absolute maintenance of this Apartment and want you to treat it
as your own, It is not the money that is the main problem but i want
you to keep it tidy at all time so that i will be glad to see it in a
perfect condition when i come for a check up.I also want you to let me
have trust in you as i always stand on my word.My wife and i bought
the Apartment when we got married.When we left the state I had a
thought of selling the Apartment so I have to look for an agent, after
getting one,we got a deal but later my wife advised against that.I saw
senses in her avicde and i accepted her advise,So I contacted the
agent back and requested for my keys and documents.So we Later decided
to have the Apartment rent od have given the same agent this job but
the truth of the matter is that the agent would want to handle it
professionally and the occupant may not be able to rent for rent.We
also woulason along with him upon their renting of my Apartment.
because of this reason and more we need a responsible person that can
take very good care of it as we are not after the money , but want it
to be clean and for you to take it as if it were yours.The Apartment
is located at:905 Michigan Av # 3, Miami Beach FL, 33139

The rent is:$700
Security Deposit:$500
Pets Allowed:All Pets
Availability:Available Now for move in.
2 votes
Jose Guzman, Agent, Aventura, FL
Sun Sep 15, 2013
Definitely a scam. Owner in Nigeria, too long story, too good to be true as scammers abroad don't know prices. Beware with absent "owners".

Jose Guzman C
Bay International Realty
http://www.MiamiApartmentsAndHomes.com
1 vote
Christian Fo…, Agent,
Fri Aug 16, 2013
if you need a confidence and responsible agent contact me for more information at https://www.facebook.com/Christian.Fortoul.RE
1 vote
Barbara Ciac…, Renter, Miami Beach, FL
Tue Jun 25, 2013
No doubt a scam!! I had requested info for that property and got the same reply....
1 vote
Thomas Bichi, Agent, Miami, FL
Mon Jun 3, 2013
They might have done a typing mistake( or will say they did ) , trying to list it for 1700$.


. It's currently listed for 1650 $ as active and available .


Thomas Bichi
Keller Williams realty
Miami Beach office .
305-608-6357
1 vote
Mason Boggs, Agent, Miami, FL
Mon Jun 3, 2013
This is not only a scam but a blind ad which is illegal. There is nothing for 700 a month. The agent agents name along with all the Brokerage information should be listed. This unit is in fact for rent furnished. The listing is active but the rent is not 700 a month it is 1650.00 per month.

Mason Boggs PA
Elite Sales Group RE
2665 S Bayshore Dr # 605
Coconut Grove Fl 33133
786-253-4680
1 vote
Tim, Renter, Miami Beach, FL
Mon Jun 3, 2013
Yes I did what was possible as there is no telephone number.
I have a friend a block away ready to view it and upon her OK I'll take it and pay a year in advance.
Googling the address there is no unit 14.
The building has many reconstructions going on so maybe a unit was split? Google is often wrong and search results are greatly impacted by who pays them the most. It may be that I am over cautious, as I fell into two previous scams. One renting a house they didn't own and was occupied by a family that was livid and the other was a property that didn't exist. I need something this week or next.
1 vote
Beth Jenkins, Agent, Miami Lakes, FL
Mon Jun 3, 2013
Yes it is incorrect information, and do not contact the Mr. Gott person, that is not the owner on the tax roll.
It is listed with a realtor at Keller Williams Miami Beach for 1650/month. The people that did answer the question do not know the going rental prices in Miami Beach and 700/month would not ever exist.

There have been many examples of this on Trulia lately and all we can do is try to flag the property and let Trulia handle it. It is very sad that this has happened several times lately.

Beth Jenkins
South Florida Brokers
786-374-4778
1 vote
Adela Carvaj…, Agent, Miami, FL
Mon Jun 3, 2013
Yes... that is not True.... this property is liested for $1650 per month.
1 vote
, ,
Mon Jun 3, 2013
Why do you think it looks like a scam?
1 vote
Laura Feghali, Agent, Stamford, CT
Mon Jun 3, 2013
Hi Tim,
If you scroll down to the bottom of the listing page you will see that the rental property is listed with a landlord named Carl Gott. I suggest that you contact him for more information. It is good that you are cautious as there are numerous scammers on the internet attempting to gain your personal information or money.

Best wishes!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
1 vote
Ron Thomas, Agent, Fresno, CA
Mon Jun 3, 2013
No it doesn't:
Have you tried to contact Mr. Goss?
1 vote
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