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Phoenix, AZ, United States
2013-06-12 13:13:16
Rental Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
3br 2ba home rent to own $600 a month, Goodyear az   
Lawrence Cirelli
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So glad I found this site! My husband and I were about to \"rent to own\" our first home, it seemed too good to be true, $600 a month all utilities included, 3br 2ba.. He could never talk through phone call, as it would get static and drop, He kept encouraging us and telling us we wouldn\'t regret it. Telling us to send him the down payment and first months rent totaling $1200 through Walmart moneygram. When I found this site, I saw his number only with different names, and different locations, all someone who moved cause they were promoted at their job for US-AID, and that they moved to Ohio. So glad I found this site before we went completely broke and had no where to live!
Before I had found this site we found out that someone was evicted from the place just a few days ago, and upon further search found he was hiding behind someone else\'s name and that the house was over $1000 for rent but not on the market as of now. He took the name of an owner from 2009, not sure if they are still the owner or not, but they defiantly are not this guy. He didnt just want us to send through moneygram.. he wanted us to send it to his \"personal assistant\" guy benson, of 899 obetz rd Columbus Ohio 43270. There was a key lock on the door like most homes for sale, he insisted that we didn\'t worry about that but to send money as soon as we could cause he \"didn\'t want to lose another renter\" I confronted him, he played it off as someone hacked his email. So I sent him text messages showing all the info, he refuses to answer.
This was his first email:

Good Morning,

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 Goodyear, AZ in a hurry due to my recent promotion and it involves me working in different states. My family and i just moved from Goodyear, AZ. 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 13153 W Sheridan St, Goodyear, AZ 85395.

Price: $600
Deposit: $600
3 Bedrooms
2 full Bathrooms
Single-Family Home
Ceiling Fan
Parking: Open
Exterior: Stucco
Roof: Tile
Heating Fuel: Electric
Built in 1996
Rooms: 5
Zip: 85395
1,686 sqft

Call or email me for more inquiry.
Call me on (361) 248-8871
Or text me to (361) 248-8871 if i didn\'t answer the phone.

I hope this helps someone else as its helped us.
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