Am I being scammed on craigslist?
So my boyfriend and I have been scouring the entire town for an apartment to move into. All the ones we've seen are either in REALLY bad neighborhoods or are asking way too much for the size and condition of the apartment. This time, I've found one pretty well, TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. It's basically $700/month. Power, water, internet, cable, AND rent INCLUDED. I've seen pictures of the unit and I'm surprised it isn't $900/month or something. Anyway, the lady I've been exchanging emails with has let me know what the apartment comes with, the amenities, etc. It's fully furnished and all that good stuff. She even gave me the address and so my boyfriend and I are planning to see it for ourselves. She also tells me she's in California for work and that's why she's renting out the apartment. She didn't ask for a security deposit. She didn't ask for a background check or anything. She also insists that I fill out her "Application Form" and get back to her so she can mail the keys along with her apartment papers over. THAT'S WHY I'm so suspicious. I mean, I've never done this before but I'm pretty sure this ISN'T how it goes. She says that she's mailing her keys and documents over "based on trust" and that she "expects me to stay true to my words." It just doesn't sound legit to me. Am I being paranoid or is this really a scam? This is her Application Form she sent and is all the information she wants from me: ............... APPLICATION FORM............. Your Full Name Your Full Address & Phone Number How old are you? Are you married? How many people will be living in the house? Do you have a pet? pets are allowed Occupation? how long are you willing to stay Nationality... Date of move in and out... Sex..................Male or Female.
Asked By: justagirl - 3/13/2012
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100% scam... More
Answered By: Buffy Staffordshire - 3/13/2012
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When in doubt assume it is a scam.
Answered By: JeffC - 3/13/2012
Wow the thing is she is only asking for your personal information and no money down or credit card or bank info or even driver's license number. I'm still trying to see how she could be scamming you. maybe this is her first time renting out her apartment and she's just not experienced at doing this sort of thing, not... More
Answered By: Mactruck - 3/13/2012
This is a SCAM. There is NO apartment. Any time you cannot see an apartment inside and out, it does not exist. She will ask you to send the first months rent then she claims she will send you the keys. But once you send the money you'll never hear from her again, the email account will be closed, and she will have... More
Answered By: Kittysue - 3/13/2012
The potential scam is that she rents you an apartment that... More
Answered By: jim - 3/13/2012
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