Victim Location 76301
Type of a scam Rental
Scammer directly copies information for a home listed for sale by Realtor. Duplicates information on Criag’s list with rent and deposit info and his contact info. Realtor reported to Craigslist and it was pulled but this scam has happened 4 times in last month for this home and once for another home listed for sale by this one Realtor. And Realtors can lose their license or be fined for bad actions.
The Victim targeted by the scammer felt something was off.
She visited the property again and this victim Called the Realtor listing the home (phone number on sign) asking if it was for rent as she had talked to the owner, Randell Kilbreath. The Realtor told her, it was his wife selling the home and he knew it was not for Rent.
People should know the Seller/Owner pays the Realtor fees – the Buyer or Renter doesn’t save money cutting the Realtor out of the deal.
Check to verify the owner – you can check with the county appraiser – Wichita County – watx.com
Search for property by owner or address: https://propaccess.wadtx.com/clientdb/?cid=1
Don’t send money to someone you haven’t checked out!!
Here is an actual email sent by scammer
On Dec 19, 2016 3:29 PM, "RANDELL KILBREATH" wrote:
Hello sorry for late reply, my property (2 beds 1 bath with 1,008 sqft) is still available for an honest, reliable and responsible tenant that will take good care of my house and also willing to rent directly from me the Landlord, (Initially I planned selling the property but the agent wasn’t honest with me, then advice from my lawyer as made me decide renting it directly…This Perfect Beautiful 2 Bedroom Starter Home. Completely updated new everything, except fridge! New Electrical Breakers, Roof, Double-pane double-hung windows, Carpet /Tile, Furnace/AC, Hot Water Heater, Kitchen Countertops & Backsplash, Oven/Range, Stackable Washer/Dryer in Utility room. Ceiling Fans in Bedrooms & Dining Room. Freshly painted inside & out.
Rent is $500 (which Covers Utilities Such as: Electric, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Range / Oven, Washer,Dryer and gas) and apartment holding refundable security deposit of $700 which makes your total move in cost $1200… I work with building construction company and am on contract bases here in Oregon… I have the bunch of keys here with me in here with the intention of sending it to an interested tenant through FedEx. I strongly advise you go by the address yourself (1234 Somewhere Ln, Wichita Falls, TX 76301) to view its exterior through window and surroundings. You will not be able to go inside of the house as I have the key with me.
What assurance are you giving me that once this house is been rented to you, you will take good care of the house? How many people will be living in the house? All the documents of my house will be sent to you as soon as you agreed with terms (Signed a lease contract and Rental Application) So please do get back to me today so that I will let you know the next step to take…..If you are interested, the BEST way contact me is by text or email me (765) 371-9206