Victim Location 66202
Type of a scam Rental
I was searching for a duplex for my daughter and her children. I found an ad on Craigslist https://kansascity.craigslist.org/apa/d/gorgeous-remodel-inside-and/6740415119.h…⇄ for a 2BR/1.5BA for $600 per month so I emailed the email provided by CL.
In the meantime, I mentioned this ad to my daughter and she told me it was a scam that the "Owners" say they are living in another state and they send you to this rental to look at it and then set up the rental agreement with the potential renters. However, the real estate doesn’t actually belong to the out-of-town Owner. They collect the money and are never heard from again. So the people who fall for this contact the ‘real owners’ only to find out that the true owners aren’t involved with this ad or rent and have no knowledge of the transaction.
Here is a copy of their email to me:
Thanks for your interest and inquiries about my house. It gives me great joy to know that you are interested in my lovely house.We recently relocated to UTAH to set up our retirement after 21 years of service in the United Nations, (We worked as a representatives Among the African groups with 54 member states. it also involves traveling for a Humanitarian trip called Empowering Youth to Fight Racism, HIV/AIDS, Poverty and Lack of Education,delivering Humanitarian Aid and promotion of sustainable developments scheme.
We would love to rent to anyone that will take good care of it. I believe you have seen how lovely it is if from the pictures you saw in my posting compare to the 100% comfort to be derived from it as you are an occupant. We will be away for 5 to 6 years.
We tried to look for a dependable Realtor to handle the renting issue but we could not find one due to the limited amount of time we had before leaving even though the initial plan was to sell the house which we tried hard to do,but the agent inflates the commission and it takes longer to sell that is why we decided to rent it out. I am telling you this in case you find the house on another website or a realtor sign because it has to be ignored.
FEATURES : Laundry, Electric Range, Electric Heat, Master Bedroom, Playground, Car Park.
AMENITIES: Air Conditioning, Patio/Party Deck, Cable TV, Ceiling Fans, 24 hours Internet service, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Garbage Disposal, Microwave, security alarm, Pets Friendly, Refrigerator, Washer / Dryer.
Rental Price: $600 per month and security Deposit is $600 (Security Deposit is Refundable) Utilities included in monthly rent.
Pets are Welcome.
Here is the address to the house:8607 W 83rd St,Overland Park, KS 66204
Living Building Square Footage:1,154
Here is my cell phone number,which i roamed so please call or Text me ASAP+1 207-613-5410
RENT APPLICATION FORM.
Name (First name/ Middle name/Surname ) : __________?
Phone numbers (home,cell and office line ) # :__________?
Best time to call :__________?
How many proposed occupants :__________?
List all in addition to yourself including approx age :__________?
Present Address :__________?
Will you have pets :__________?
Please describe Breed, size :__________?
Personality of pet :__________?
Preferred move in date :__________?
Intended length of lease:__________?
Do you agree to pay the payment before you move in:__________?
Earliest possible date of deposit payment:__________?
Length of previous tenancy :__________?
Present occupation :__________?
Are you a section 8 applicant
Do you work late night :__________?
Do you smoke :__________?
Do you drink :__________?
Looking forward to hearing back from you with all this details so that i can have them in my file in case of issuing your rent payment receipt to you and for contacting you. Your quick response will be highly appreciated so that we can proceed in getting my house rented out to you.May God bless you and your family
RHETT R PLACE
It caught my attention that they live in Utah (as my daughter previously warned me about) and that they wanted me to ignore it if I find the house on another website or see a realtor sign at the rental location.
So I chose not to ignore that this is a SCAM. Please see attached picture of rental unit advertised