I filled out the online form and an agent wrote me back almost instantly. Yes, the apartment was available. Just prepay and it’s yours. Sorry, no credit cards. No PayPal, either. I should wire money, including a security deposit, to the owner’s British bank account
The key to finding the right NYC apartment is... not your broker, not the free websites, not even having lots of money (although that helps). The key to finding the right apartment is both obvious and hidden inside you.
The most common scam involves legitimate rental offers, which scam artists are doctoring and posting on listing services such as Craigslist for lower rents,
Well, it\'s gone so far that even the New York Post has an article on it. The Camelot, a luxury building on West 45th St is being used by a fake company called \"Ryan & Dalia Rental\" in a Craigslist scam
I know I said pictures available upon request but there are no pictures available. Oh, wait, found a pic. I’ll send it to you. It’s low res and blurry and shows a corner of an unfinished room, but you get the idea.
Eight Irish students were scammed out of thousands of dollars after being told a luxurious loft apartment was available to them for summer rental in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
What she didn’t know, however, was that none of these apartments was actually for rent. They were part of a newer type of Internet realty scam – one that has flourished in the recent housing crisis.
Craigslist is so popular that criminals, identity thieves, email spammers and others are exploiting apartment hunters, by listing scam apartment listings. Know the signs, and move on to another listing if you come across one.
We\'ve brought you Craigslist scams and Craigslist nightmares, but now we present a bona fide Craigslist horror story! One unsuspecting Phoenix man recently moved into a shared home he found on the classified-ad web site, with no idea of the situation he was moving into.
But shortly after our cab dropped us off in front of our alleged apartment building, this quickly and horribly turned out not to be the case. That’s right, we had become the victims of a craigslist scam, which turned our LA arrival into a nightmarish mix of lugging our bags back and forth through the city.
A reader wants to know, \"I’ve been looking for apartments on craig’s list and I find these beautiful 3 bedroom or 4 bedroom apartments in NYC for $1000 or less. What is the catch.\". The catch is -- it could be a scam. Look at these reader responses.
Landlord scams can be avoided by never handing over cash or making a wire transfer to a stranger. If you must make an immediate payment, do it by check.
Craigslist scam. Man posting an apartment for rent on apartments he claimed to own, but didn\'t.
BEWARE OF SCAM On Apt. Rentals! Date: 2009-12-21, 8:56AM EST Reply to: email@example.com Some crooks just tried scamming me. They promised the most gorgeous apartment in Manhattan but refused to show the place to my friend unless I wired them some money. Almost fell for it as the ad...Read more