Fraudsters can copy a legitimate ad — photos and kooking — and simply swap out their contact information for the real landlord or management company. You need to take time to check it out. A victim shares his story Lenny, a year-old tech worker in Northern California, was looking to move to San Francisco last August.
Everything seemed legit. Because housing in San Francisco is tight, Lenny who asked us not to use his last name agreed to pay a deposit to hold the apartment until lookkng could see it that weekend.
Sounded like a great deal, so the money was sent and a tour date was set. The day before the tour date, Lenny got an saying the company needed to reschedule.
A week later, in a secondthe company said houeing apartment was being pulled off the market. After the deal collapsed, Lenny realized the ed lease that looked legitimate was not.
The phone was hamilton bbw escorts and the real estate was expired. Marguerite who asked that we not use her last name told us this was not the first time criminals had hijacked her rental.
One time, a young couple showed up to see an apartment listed in a bogus ad and she got to see the phony listing. Because the price was so low, about half the market rate, the couple decided to visit the property before doing anything.
Thankfully, they did.