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Jennifer Boozer
Noblesville, IN, United States
2013-04-18 21:52:18
Business Venture Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
+3 Gerald Thomas/rental property in Douglasville, GA/scammed me for $500Email Attached
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Gerald Thomas and John Olu Isaac
Email Address:
   tgerald97@yahoo.com
My best friend and I are planning on moving to Georgia very soon. I found the house located at 4396 Central Church Rd, Douglasville, GA on Craigslist. We drove down from Indiana to look at the house and decided we liked it so we contacted Gerald about getting keys. He had us pay the deposit via money gram (I know, aren\'t I an idiot?) and then claimed he would send us the keys. Come to find out he doesn\'t even own the property! He did last year but it got foreclosed on. He has an assistant named John Olu Isaac who has helped him with this fraudulent collection of money! These people have got to be stopped! I filed a report on them both here in Greenfield, IN and I encourage you to do the same if you have been scammed by him!
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Ann   (US) Added the following extra information on :2013-05-21 01:16:09
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Marcia Barbour
Email Address:
   barbourmarcia@yahoo.com
Telephone:
   210-268-310 or 361-248-8871
I was looking for a house to rent in DALLAS TEXAS, found this ad on Craigslist, also on realtor.com I replied to the name from the add.. MARCIA BARBOUR.. And I received the following back in response... It just smelled of scam to me.. so I Google the numbers!!! THANK GOODNESS FOR THIS SITE!! Although I didnt scammed this time. IF I HAD not use google to research this,, I would have got scammed!.. And Im sorry for those of you who did... THIS PERSON NEEDS TO BE STOPPED! And ARRESTED! . Thats why Im adding to it.. This ad was MAy 12, 2013!
DO RESEARCH!!!

Scam Email
Good Evening, How are you doing? I really hope i am not getting back to you very late about the house you want to rent, I had to leave Plano, TX in a hurry due to my recent promotion and it involves me working in different states. My family and i just moved from Plano, TX. We intend selling the house if we find a Tenant that would be ready for a lease to own after a year in the house, if not, then we will continue with normal rentals. We have made the monthly rent significantly low and affordable as good faith for my happiness for my recent promotion. If you want more photos of the House, let us know. I am currently working as a counselor for the United States Aid for International Development (US-AID) here in Columbus, Ohio. Please visit http://www.usaid.gov/, you can also support our mission.I guess by now you should eager to view the house because it is a lovely home. So far, we have seen a couple of interested families but we shall rent to the best tenant according to our choice. . The rent is $600 while the security deposit is also $600. The house is ready for move in.. YES UTILITIES INCLUDED AND LEASE IS 6 MONTHS TO A YEAR WITH OPTION OF LEASE TO OWN..The house is for rent now but would be really interested in a lease to own in the future..Here is the address to the house 2001 Jasmine Ln, Plano, TX 75074. PROPERTY INFORMATION Price: $600 Deposit: $600 Single Family Residential 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1,459 sqft A/C: Central Heating: Central Parking: Attached Garage Parking Spaces: 2 Exterior Walls: Brick Roof: Composition Shingle Construction: Frame Foundation: Slab Fireplace County: Collin Questionnaire. FIRST NAME: MIDDLE NAME: LAST NAME: PROFESSION: PHONE: (CELL)PHONE: (WORK)PHONE: (HOME)PHONE: KIDS: PRESENT ADDRESS: CITY: STATE: ZIP CODE: HOW LONG ARE YOU RENTING THE HOUSE: WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN? DO YOU HAVE PETS: HABITS DO YOU SMOKE: DO YOU DRINK: Call or email me for more inquiry. Regards, Marcia. Call me on (210) 468-7310 or (361) 248-8871 Or text me to (361) 248-8871 if i didn\'t answer the phone. Don\'t forget to reply back with the answers to the questionnaire.

Lisa   (Mandeville, LA, United States) Added the following extra information on :2013-05-04 17:27:09
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Gary Dauphi
Email Address:
   garydauphin950@yahoo.com
Telephone:
   (361) 248-8871
He used the real last name of the home owners but not the first name. He took photos that were listed on a real estate site here, the house is for sale but for much more money.
"Good Evening,
How are you doing? I really hope i am not getting back to you very late about the house you want to rent, I had to leave New Orleans, LA in a hurry due to my recent promotion and it involves me working in different states. My family and i just moved from New Orleans, LA. We intend selling the house if we find a Tenant that would be ready for a lease to own after a year in the house, if not, then we will continue with normal rentals. We have made the monthly rent significantly low and affordable as good faith for my happiness for my recent promotion. If you want more photos of the House, let us know. I am currently working as a counselor for the United States Aid for International Development (US-AID) here in Far Rockaway, NY. Please visit http://www.usaid.gov/, you can also support our mission.I guess by now you should eager to view the house because it is a lovely home. So far, we have seen a couple of interested families but we shall rent to the best tenant according to our choice. . The rent is $600 while the security deposit is also $600. The house is ready for move in.. YES UTILITIES INCLUDED AND LEASE IS 6 MONTHS TO A YEAR WITH OPTION OF LEASE TO OWN..The house is for rent now but would be really interested in a lease to own in the future..Here is the address to the house 716 Dufossat St, New Orleans, LA 70115.
PROPERTY INFORMATION Price: $600 Deposit: $600 Single Family Residential 2 Bathrooms 3 Bedrooms 2 full Bathrooms Single-Family Home Ranch Architecture Neighborhood: West Riverside Zip: 70115 1,800 sqft Lot Size: 3,480 sqft County: Orleans
Questionnaire. FIRST NAME: MIDDLE NAME: LAST NAME: PROFESSION: PHONE: (CELL)PHONE: (WORK)PHONE: (HOME)PHONE: KIDS: PRESENT ADDRESS: CITY: STATE: ZIP CODE: HOW LONG ARE YOU RENTING THE HOUSE: WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN? DO YOU HAVE PETS: HABITS DO YOU SMOKE: DO YOU DRINK:
Call or email us for more inquiry. Regards,
Gary. Call me on (361) 248-8871 Or text me to (361) 248-8871 if i didn't answer the phone. Don't forget to reply back with the answers to the questionnaire."

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-04-22 03:28:28
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John Olu Isaac / Raymond Curley
Email Address:
   raymondcurley@yahoo.com
Telephone:
   361-248-8871 or 210-446-8385
I responded to an ad on craigslist for a three bedroom house in Madison, WI for $600 a month. I got an email back from a Ramond Curley saying the address was 3929 Tulane Ave., and explaining that he got a promotion and suddenly moved to New York, so he couldn't show me the inside. I went to look at the outside and was interested. I texted him that I liked the look of the outside and would like to proceed. He then called and explained that he needed a deposit in a couple of days (I should western union wire his 'personal assistant' John Olu Isaac $600 and I would get a lease and a key in the mail. I asked him if the house was empty and ready to be moved into, and he said yes. This was odd in that on my inspection before I notice some furniture still in the house, a dog barking at me through the window, a car in the driveway, and two chickens in the coop in the backyard. I asked him why there was furniture in the house when he said it was empty, and I haven't gotten an answer.

Scam Email
craigslist ad, raymondcurley@yahoo.com

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