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Is this a scam?

  1. #1
    BeeReBuddy African Astronaut [pimp your due marabout]


    I been looking for apartments all over and anyways I seen one on craigslist and messaged this guy about it.
    He sent me this back along with some pictures.


    Hello,



    I received your inquiry about my property for rent at 15 S Pleasant Valley Ave, Dayton, OH



    Thanks for your interest, I sincerely apologize for the late response, I would have loved to show to you myself but I already left for Kentucky where I live now. The house viewing sessions was concluded on Friday and I had to leave due to work and family emergencies and my wife is down with a Influenza and Pneumonia virus , but you are free to drive by to look around and get back to me if satisfied and Kindly tell me how you could take care of my house or perhaps the experience you have in renting house. Then I can get the house secured for you if you are seriously interested and also I can set up an application from here. I hope we'll be able to work something out about that. Detailed pictures of the house has been attached to you. Thanks



    Home Details:



    ADDRESS: 15 S Pleasant Valley Ave, Dayton, OH 45404



    3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom 1,070 sqft





    -it is available and move in ready



    -The rent is $550/month



    -The security deposit is $550 (deposit covers all damages, refundable)



    -Lease: 4yrs/2yrs/1yr/6 months/month-month



    -Pets: pets Allowed. Cats, dogs ($100 pet deposit) (NOT per pet)



    - All Utilities except Internet, Electricity and Cable are included in the monthly rent, i am in a governmental programme that sponsors my utilities on monthly basis and pets are also allowed as long as they are not destructive.





    APPLIANCES/UTILITIES INCLUDED



    Range/Oven, Laundry, Cooling/Heating, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, Water/Sewage/



    Thank you




    Now anyways when I look up the property I get this.



    Which shows it rents for $795 a month and was taken off the market a week ago.

    And if I look on another site I get all the same pictures he sent to my gmail.

    And I don't see how he was doing viewings on it when I didn't even see it until today.

    Is this a scam?
  2. #2
    gadzooks Dark Matter [keratinize my mild-tasting blossoming]
    Originally posted by BeeReBuddy Range/Oven, Laundry, Cooling/Heating, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, Water/Sewage/

    That dangling forward slash is a bit concerning.

    They may be Al Qaeda operatives.

    Proceed with caution.
  3. #3
    Soyboy 2020 IV: Intravenous Soyposting African Astronaut [scrub the quick-drying deinonychus]
    All rent is a scam.

    But this doesn't seem like an obvious scam scam.

    Perhaps he had someone interested, and it fell through. Or not a lot of interest due to Corona.

    Be careful before turning money over.
  4. #4
    Is that the fucking flip house from APS???



  5. #5
    cigreting African Astronaut
    100% scam. Ive been in the property management field for over 10 years. That screams scam
    The following users say it would be alright if the author of this post didn't die in a fire!
  6. #6
    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    Originally posted by cigreting 100% scam. Ive been in the property management field for over 10 years. That screams scam

    excessive detail as to why he can't physically show you the house is a huge red flag.

    check with the city to find out whether he actually owns the property, I'll bet he doesn't
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  7. #7
    BeeReBuddy African Astronaut [pimp your due marabout]
    Originally posted by aldra excessive detail as to why he can't physically show you the house is a huge red flag.

    check with the city to find out whether he actually owns the property, I'll bet he doesn't

    Well where am I suppose to live now?
    Here where I'm at?
    I don't want to. I think there is poison gas here.
  8. #8
    Obbe Alan What? [annoy my right-angled speediness]
    Originally posted by BeeReBuddy Well where am I suppose to live now?
    Here where I'm at?
    I don't want to. I think there is poison gas here.

  9. #9
    BeeReBuddy African Astronaut [pimp your due marabout]
    Done did that a couple times and not in any hurry to do that again.
    You know how hard it is to scavenge cinder blocks homeless and strung out?
    I managed to get a 10 sq foot house built tho.
    It had a tarp for a roof and ants for the floor but it was my house and I built it.
  10. #10
    cigreting African Astronaut
    Originally posted by BeeReBuddy Done did that a couple times and not in any hurry to do that again.
    You know how hard it is to scavenge cinder blocks homeless and strung out?
    I managed to get a 10 sq foot house built tho.
    It had a tarp for a roof and ants for the floor but it was my house and I built it.

    pics
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