Trends With Tricia: Texas: Plano

I'm Sick of These Scams!!! Renters Beware!!

 

 

I am always amazed at the gall of some people.  This isn't the first time that one of my rental listings has been hacked and placed on a third-party site in an effort to rip others off.

I have a townhome for lease in Plano, TX for $1350 a month.  The owners just happened to go to the house yesterday and found a woman walking around the outside looking in the windows.  She explained to them that she was looking to rent the house for $500 a month and a $400 deposit.  Then she showed them this email correspondence:

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Not only are they trying to swindle money from people, but they are using an excuse that they are missionaries!  What is the scum beneath scum?!  

If you are a potential renter and you see an ad on a website (this was Craigslist), do your homework!  A quick Google search of the property address and the given number and email will tell you A LOT!

In this instance, a search of the address would reveal several websites that advertised my listing for $1350 and included my contact information, not some random person.  I Googled the number that was in the email asking for text communication only and it revealed it was a land line.  Fishy.  And take a look at the verbiage and language.  Who uses USD when describing money?  People who are not from this country.  Even fishier.  I love that you can also do a Google search for an email address and this is what I found, the original Craigslist post.

 

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Bottom line is, BEWARE OF WHAT YOU SEARCH FOR ON THE INTERNET!  DO YOUR RESEARCH!!  Spread the word!

*Tricia Hoffmann*

Team Nelson

www.TriciaHoffmann.com

972-740-4108 (direct)Tricia@TeamNelson.com

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Comment balloon 9 commentsTricia Hoffmann • June 01 2012 09:59PM
I'm Sick of These Scams!!! Renters Beware!!
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I am always amazed at the gall of some people. This isn't the first time that one of my rental listings has been hacked and placed on a third-party site in an effort to rip others off. I have a townhome for lease in Plano, TX… more