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Independence, MO, United States
2015-09-13 23:15:39
Rental Scam
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Craigslist Rent Scam 
Steeno Brent Thomas
I am actually a secondary victim of this scammer.

My husband and I rented a house through a reputable company at the beginning of September. We have not been able to move our stuff in due to the fact that our moving company has been woefully behind. We have been visiting the property off and on over the weeks since obtaining the property. The last time we visited the property was Tuesday. We go to visit the property Sunday. We walk in and there is another family there! Using our utilities and what little furniture I have in the house. They seem as shocked as us.

They inform us that they rented the house off of craigslist and went through the owner who gave it to them for $700 a month all utilities included. The woman there provided me with the number to this man. When I called this man he was insanely difficult to understand and could not understand me either. He claimed owned the property and that the people would be out by the end of the month. When I informed him that I was the current renter the man hung up on me.

This has turned into a huge nightmare for us. Our moving company is coming and we have no house for them to move our stuff into so off to storage it goes.
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