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Anonymous
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2014-12-20 19:17:28
Rental Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
+2 Apartments for rent in Houston
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Kelly Fisher and Marie Baker
Email Address:
   Kelly.F@apartmentgood.net and Baker.Marie@s554973
Both individuals emailed me the same response. Here it is:
Hello,

I hope everything is good on your end. The apartment you want is still available. We thought we had the place leased to a couple that we gave a tour to today, but now it seems that they are no longer relocating for their job, so we need to lease it as soon as possible. You were the 2nd one to respond regarding it.

I bet you want the exact address of the property, but my husband doesn't want me to advertise the address as a measure of safety. Last time we did that without verifying people, the empty property was broken into and vandalized. As you can imagine, we want to avoid that! We setup a tour after you have recieved your credit report. You will be responsible for cable, internet, and phone, if you decide to have these services. For the FIRST time, we are allowing pets at this property. The rental term is 12 month lease, but can be switched into a 6-month term if preferred. We just ask that you give us fair notice if you are moving out.

When you're ready to schedule an appointment to see the place, then please go to the link below to grab your credit report. We recommend this site because all of our tenants used it and haven't had any problems. All you need to do is fill out the form and you get your report What is your score isn't important to us, it's more of a formality to have it on file, to make sure there are no previous property related issues. You can get your credit report at CLICK HERE

We only need to see the page regarding rental history That's all we need to see at the showing. We'll also waive your security deposit if we see that your rating is above 560+.

Give me a heads up when you have an updated version of your report. Then I'll schedule you for a walk through. Once you see it, you'll fall in love!

Thanks,
Kelly Fisher
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
anon2   (Newtown, PA, United States) Added the following extra information on :2014-12-27 04:57:48
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Brenda Moore
Email Address:
   Brenda_Moore@apartmentgood.net pinsonpwmar@gmail.
My boyfriend and I both got the same email from Brenda Moore for an apartment listing in Philadelphia, PA
Hello,
I hope all is well with you today. The good news is that the apartment is still available! We thought we had the place leased to a couple that stopped by to see the place, but now it seems that they're not moving for their job, so we need to lease it as soon as possible. You were the second one to email me about it.
I am sure you will want the address of the place, but my husband doesn't want me to advertise the address for safety reasons. Last time we did that without being diligent, it was broken into and vandalized. As you can imagine, we want to avoid that! We are waiting to setup a walk through until you get your credit report. You will be responsible for cable, internet, and phone, if you decide to have these services. Just to confirm, we DO allow pets at this property for the first time. The rental term is 12 month lease, but can be switched into a half year term if preferred. We just ask that you give us fair notice if you are moving out.
If you would like to set up an appointment, go to the link below and request a copy of your score. We use this site for all the properties we manage since it's free through Transunion. All you need to do is fill out the form and you get your score We aren't interested in specifics, it's more of a formality to have it on file, to make sure there are no previous property related issues. You can get it for free at CLICK HERE
We only need to see the page regarding rental history That will be all you will need to bring with you to the showing. We typically waive the security deposit with a score of 550+.
Once you let me know that you have your credit history ready, then I'll personally schedule a walk through of the place. I know that you'll love it!
Thank you, Brenda Moore

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-12-26 14:49:42
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Brenda Moore or Lyonssusiana@gmail
Email Address:
   Brenda_Moore@apartmentgood.net
We got almost the exact same email in response to a Craigslist inquiry for an apartment in Los Angeles-- We figured it was a scam, and now we are certain. Looks like that domain name apartmentgood.net is part of a scam ring. Please be careful and don't give your info!
"Hi,
How's your day going? The good news is that the apartment is still available! We thought we had the place rented to a couple that we gave a tour to today, but now it seems that they're no longer changing jobs, so we need to lease it as soon as possible. You were the 2nd one to show interest about it.
I know you will want the exact address of the place, but my husband doesn't want me to advertise the address for safety reasons. Last time we did that without verifying people, it was broken into and torn apart. As you can imagine, we want to avoid that! We are waiting to setup a walk through until you get your credit report. You will be responsible for cable, internet, and phone, if you decide to have these services. Just to confirm, we DO allow pets at this property for the first time. The rental term is 12 month lease, but can be switched into a half year term if preferred. We require one month notice before moving out, as a courtesy.
When you're ready for a personal appointment, then please go to the link below and grab your credit score. We recommend this site because all of our tenants used it and never had any problems. Just fill out the form and indicate that you want the score. What is in the report isn't important to us, it's more of a formality to have it on file, to make sure there are no previous property related issues. You can get it for free at CLICK HERE
Remember, we only need to see the page about the rental history. That will be all you will need to bring with you to the showing. We typically waive the security deposit with a rating of 570+.
Once you let me know that you have your credit history ready, then I'll personally schedule a showing of the place. I look forward to showing you the place!
Thanks, Brenda Moore"

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