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Old 08-11-2017, 07:47 PM
 
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Are these apartments fake?

The Grand at Brookwood

or legit?

When I reverse google image some of the pictures, I see pictures from different cities.
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:04 PM
 
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...as a three-dollar bill.

Before someone chimes in and says "but they've got a Facebook page and telephone number," that's a fake number.

It's a ripoff of a legit apartment community somewhere; the object is ID theft when you fill out an app to live there. Thanks for posting this -- more people need to know that these scams are out there, especially in places like Yakutat where rentals are scarce.
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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"I-44 North: Take exit 2" was the giveaway for me.
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:21 PM
 
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Ah so disappointing. It seems all the apartment listings in different websites are scams.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:33 PM
 
Location: SE Alaska
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Begs the question: Why would someone be looking for an apartment in Yakutat online?
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Kalamalka Lake, B.C.
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I've asked related questions on why so many rentals, particularly with Craigslist, are just too good a deal, allow any animal any size, and all three of your wives have a bathroom of their own. Garage included, on acreage, with only 23 photos of empty rooms and maybe one outside photo of a door and a shrub.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Back and Beyond
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"The Grand at Brookview" sounds like something that would be built in the lower 48. I think even Anchorage comes up with better sounding names for planned communities. In Alaska, and especially a small place like Yakutat, look for something named more along the lines of "Bill's Apartments" or something similar. Most rentals in small communities up here never even make it on Craigslist. You'd have better luck with the local newspaper if there is one.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:59 PM
 
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Begs the question: Why would someone be looking for an apartment in Yakutat online?
I'm currently located in NYC and I did not know how bad housing in Yakutat was.
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Old 08-12-2017, 11:50 AM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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Get in touch with a future colleague there, or make an internet friend there, and get them to look for you. Most rentals won't be online at all, just word of mouth or posters or signs.
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Old 08-12-2017, 01:11 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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I'm currently located in NYC and I did not know how bad housing in Yakutat was.
You meant to write "how bad Yakutat was" right?

Really, no offense meant to Yakutat for the above....but apartments described like that in YAKUTAT????

On a side note, I often wonder what the people who dream up names for condos, planned communities, and housing developments look like and what their offices are like....windowless cubes with magazine pics of kittens and unicorns stuck everywhere. And their favorite tv shows include Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.
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