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New CL Rental Ad Scam? (by Me [CA]) Nov 22, 2023 5:37 PM
       New CL Rental Ad Scam? (by Jason [VA]) Nov 22, 2023 6:02 PM
       New CL Rental Ad Scam? (by Me [CA]) Nov 22, 2023 6:48 PM
       New CL Rental Ad Scam? (by 6x6 [TN]) Nov 22, 2023 7:28 PM
       New CL Rental Ad Scam? (by WMH [NC]) Nov 23, 2023 10:20 AM
       New CL Rental Ad Scam? (by wmh [NC]) Nov 23, 2023 10:22 AM
       New CL Rental Ad Scam? (by Jason [VA]) Nov 23, 2023 11:02 AM
       New CL Rental Ad Scam? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Nov 23, 2023 11:29 AM
       New CL Rental Ad Scam? (by Robin [WI]) Nov 23, 2023 11:17 PM
       New CL Rental Ad Scam? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Nov 24, 2023 12:16 AM
       New CL Rental Ad Scam? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Nov 25, 2023 7:22 PM


New CL Rental Ad Scam? (by Me [CA]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2023 5:37 PM
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I've recently noticed a new type of rental ad scam on Craigslist. Nice looking place, but nothing like you would find anywhere around here. They are also way underpriced for SoCal and never include the address. The ad says to text them, but no phone number is listed. When I do a Google image search. it comes up as an active rental/for sale listing, but in another state. I've reported 4 of them since Monday.

This is the one I just reported - 1096 Eastern Ave

Marengo, IA 52301. It was listed for $1230. If something like that did exist here, it would be closer to $3000.

I don't understand why someone is bothering to list fake rentals this way. Any idea(s). --47.149.xxx.xxx




New CL Rental Ad Scam? (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2023 6:02 PM
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Application fees and personal info for identity theft. Itís been around for a long while now and is the new normal. --71.63.xx.xx




New CL Rental Ad Scam? (by Me [CA]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2023 6:48 PM
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Jason - That's a standard scam, but why list something that's out of state? They can't even use the "drive by and take a look, but don't disturb the tenants" hook. --47.149.xxx.xxx




New CL Rental Ad Scam? (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2023 7:28 PM
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Because people, by nature, seem to be gullible and easy targets as they are too lazy to research facts. People tend to just follow along. Also, they are targeting tenants, not those such as yourself with a different mindset. --73.190.xxx.xxx




New CL Rental Ad Scam? (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Nov 23, 2023 10:20 AM
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People desperate for housing they can afford don't remember the old rule that if it is too good to be true, it's not. They think they are going to be the lucky one who gets the cheap house... --108.4.xx.xxx




New CL Rental Ad Scam? (by wmh [NC]) Posted on: Nov 23, 2023 10:22 AM
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We had a person copy an ad from the post right above them on our FB group, post it right below, and people didn't blink. Someone finally noticed and reported them so we could delete them. --108.4.xx.xxx




New CL Rental Ad Scam? (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Nov 23, 2023 11:02 AM
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These are people in a central location posting the same property in hundreds of different locales. They throw a big net and donít care if they lose a fish or two. --71.63.xx.xx




New CL Rental Ad Scam? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Nov 23, 2023 11:29 AM
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Their victims are people who think that they are clever to find a stupid landlord who does not know what rent should be. They are quick to take advantage of the situation.

Every conman trick depends upon the greed of the victim in order to work. --76.178.xxx.xxx




New CL Rental Ad Scam? (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Nov 23, 2023 11:17 PM
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I've seen a variation of this on FB. I was looking for a used car and found a possibility. Poster never responded. I looked up the person's page and saw that they had advertised the same vehicle in a dozen different states. I flagged them, but... --24.1.xxx.xxx




New CL Rental Ad Scam? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Nov 24, 2023 12:16 AM
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Me,

I am amazed that people will send large amounts of money hoping to snag a deal.

Itís Wack A Mole - the baddies will pop up from another hole.

BRAD --73.103.xxx.xxx




New CL Rental Ad Scam? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Nov 25, 2023 7:22 PM
Message:

They could be making money by accepting holding money for the place too --24.101.xxx.xxx





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