Renter Puts Dog Down When Craigslist Scammer Says Apt Won’t Allow Dogs

This is sad. A renter/victim of a craigslist scammer put his/her dog to sleep when the building with an apartment being “offered” in the scam was said not to allow dogs. is reporting:

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance with the whereabouts of Peter Kim who is wanted in connection to a series of rental scams at a building in Sunnyside, Queens.

On Thursday, March 01, 2012, 12 victims were told they could move in to 43-01 46th Street after exchanging money with the suspect days before for an apartment that he advertised on “Craig’s list”.

Kim did not have permission or authority to rent the apartment.

One victim who showed up to move in had put one of his dogs to sleep when Kim allegedly told him the building would not allow large dogs.

Peter Kim, 31, (AKA Michael Hong) is described as approx. 5′ 8″ in height, 130-150 lbs.

Anyone with information in regards to Peter Kim and these incidents is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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This is why we are always warning renters about craigslist. Think about it. This victim thought he/she was getting a no fee apartment – and was too cheap to pay just a few bucks to work with a website that promises no fee apartments in Queens, without any of the rip-offs, scams, and heartaches that come when you realize you’ve been victimized. We say it every day to our prospective renters – work with It really is the biggest bargain in no fee apartment rentals in New York City.
Or try to save a few pennies and get ripped-off. It’s a no brainer.

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Lorenzo has been hanging around the office for the past 24 years, and, in the process, has become the president of,, and His mission is to build into New York's largest no fee apartment rental service. Before, Lorenzo was a Regional Sales Manager for Time Equities, Inc., one of New York's largest converters of rental buildings to coops and condos. Lorenzo was once a part owner of Swift & Watson Real Estate in NYC's Greenwich Village.

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