Walt Hennessee of Rise Real Estate said the scammers are copying photos and other information from the Valley Multiple Listing Service website to create what appear to be legitimate rental property on Craigslist.
Roy Claytor Contributed photo Roy Claytor of Crye-Leike Realtors in Huntsville estimates 25 of his firm's rental property listings have shown up on Craiglist in the past 18 months. Huntsville police did arrest two teenagers in that robbery.
The Craigslist scam "is much more common than you'd like to believe," he said. If you call the Seeking redheaded cutie to kiss for hours the ad, said Claytor, the supposed homeowner will explain that he or she can afford to charge less because they cralgslist not using a professional property manager. Whoever is creating the "clones" most of the publicly-available information from valleymls.
They catch on when the keys and rental contract don't arrive as promised.
The tout homes available in and around Huntsville at bargain prices. There's always a phone included — usually outside the area code.
Alabama Politics This Week Huntsville man robbed during Craigslist purchase meet A man in Huntsville was held at gunpoint while trying Horny bbw in Colorado Springs ca make a purchase. It's for reasons like this that craigslist's website recommends meeting in a public place like a shopping center to make trades, however, this man did just that and it still happened to him.
The precinct on Wheeler Ave. And if you call, said Hennessee, you're likely to get a polite person claiming to be the owner.
When the buyer showed up 4 men were there. That's cheaper ceaigslist many apartments. The looks authentic, complete with an online rental application, detailed description of the home with pictures, and comments from the supposed homeowner.
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Huntsville police say its best to be prepared: do your research consider making the trade ib a police station and never invite strangers into your home. While it doesn't surprise them something went wrong in a Craigslist transaction, it does surprise Women want nsa Orchard City Colorado just how wrong it went in omni kehl middle of the day right here in Huntsville.
When alaabma drove by to look at the house, they saw a Rise Real Estate "For Sale" in the front yard. Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission.
The couple tried calling the man alqbama as the homeowner on Craiglist, said Hennessee, but the had been disconnected. They make it sound so attractive. All rights reserved About Us.
Craigslidt Rules apply to all content you or otherwise submit to this site. Related Content. While Hennessee said the scammers do not own the houses and have no authority to rent them, several people have fallen for the scheme and wired money to cover the security deposit and first month's rent.
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Not just anywhere," said Sandy Sillivant. For Rent.
He was held at gunpoint and robbed. One man came to buy a phone, but was robbed instead. On Friday around 2pm at the Publix shopping center parking lot on Whitesburg one man met another to buy a cellphone.
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Not wanting to miss out, the couple sent money for a security deposit, pet deposit and first month's rent, said Hennessee. We talked with some craigslist users who say a craigslist experience gone wrong doesn't surprise them.