Complaint: I just move to the Chicland area and was told craigslist was the best way to go to find rental property. I came across and ad for a 3 bedroom. For $1200, which didn’t sound strange to me. I have’nt had to rent in about 12 years so the price seemed reasonable. I received and reply email (see below), I was asked to do a. A kground check and followed link which led me Rental Verfied. I filled in the information and let Payton know that it had been complete to please call me at my number to setup vewing of property. I’ve been looking for a rent property for so long that this one didn’t seem so strange. I have been asked crazy stuff during my search which I denied I guess I was tired at this point. Around 11:00I realized the Payton had not reply to my email which seems strange to me so I checked my banking account and they had double charged me for the background check so I called the number spoke to someone and they say that would reverse it when I got off the phone I just realized that I probably have been scanned and started to do research and found out that this is a very popular scam. I feel so gullible and of course you know the end of the story no appointment to view the apartment, 39.95 gone and the very real threat possible identity. From: “[email protected]“” <[email protected]>Date: October 13
Address: 2013 at 7:32:17 AM CDTTo: Subject: $1200 / 3br – 1275ftu00b2 – Place in Cute Community Renting Immediately* (Evanston) D.
Website: we do not charge a fee or require a deposit but if your pet damages the property you are responsible for repairs. To rent our property we require the following: 1. A valid Driver?s License or Photo ID 2. The first months rent 3. Completed background check for each applicant 4. Lease Agreement (month to month
Phone: We appreciate your interest in our property for rent. The property we have available for rent right now is a 3 bedroom with garage in a high demand area. The rental has a washer and dryer. There have not been any pets in the property so there are no smells