Craigslist Listed Property Rental Scam in Portland

This is posted on RMLSWEB, the agent side of RMLS.com. I know an agent that was holding an open house as people came by to check out the “rental.”

It has come to our attention that some homes that are posted for sale on Craigslist are being fraudulently re-posted as low-rate rental listings on Craigslist. The photos, address and other details were all included in the scam rental post with an e-mail address directing people to what appears be an out-of-country party. The scam may be aimed at getting prospective renters to wire or send first and last months rent. In the case reported, an agent conducting an open house was unexpectedly inundated with people who wanted to rent a two-bedroom house in Irvington for $600/month.Portland Real Estate Blog

3 Comments on “Craigslist Listed Property Rental Scam in Portland

  1. Charles, I hope some fund is being set up to assist these individuals that might lose something if they enter into a contract with some scammin’ people.

    $600 rent in Irvington? Does this pass the smell test? Maybe if it’s a 1 bedroom/1 bath, 500 square foot rental. But it is posted on Craigslist, the epitome of truthful advertising.

  2. From Craigslist: Charles? Kidding 😉

    Realtor.. looking for sexy lady to show homes to – m4w – 38
    Reply to: pers-616360966@craigslist.org
    Date: 2008-03-23, 9:11PM PDT

    Looking for a sexy lady to some some high end homes to. I think this would be so much fun. We can meet for coffee or just meet at a house. If we click we can go look at some great houses.. then maybe, just maybe, as I’m showing you the house you might just fall out of your low cut blouse, or maybe you’ll bend over and give me an eye full. Not really looking to cross the “line” and actually have intercourse, just having some sexy fun. It’s Ok if your “just looking”, I’ve got time all week.. btw I am Married, but looking to have a little adventure…..! I’m 6’1, handsome, clean cut and professional looking…

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