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Old 05-04-2009, 11:59 AM
 
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That's exactly why I made my comment above regarding Nigeria. Unfortunately I don't know how somebody could be completely sure it's not a scam even if you meet the "landlord" at the property and have them show you around. There have been incidents were houses have been rented with all the usual process, meeting the landlord at the site, signing a lease, etc.

Perhaps somebody has a good recommendation how prospective renters can avoid scams.


When I used to live in rented apartments I discovered only late in the game that older apartment buildings are almost always cheaper and often have larger rooms. A well maintained building might be cheaper and better than more expensive or "luxury" apartments.

Thanks for the info. I've never used Craigslist to get an apartment I usually drive the area I like and go to management offices and get the info. I was just using craigslist to get an idea of what the properties in LA look like and what price range I should expect.
I did find it weird that the same pics and descriptions would be on different listing with two different addresses. Plus with all the craziness associated with craigslist I would get anything or meet anyone on that site.
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Old 05-04-2009, 12:12 PM
 
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I wouldn't make any decisions without taking a trip to LA and looking for yourself. It's a good excuse to take a trip. Flights to California are pretty cheap right now so why not!
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Old 05-04-2009, 12:14 PM
 
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I wouldn't make any decisions without taking a trip to LA and looking for yourself. It's a good excuse to take a trip. Flights to California are pretty cheap right now so why not!
Im going in a few weeks. The prices were extremely cheap I got a flight, hotel and car rental for under $1000 for a week and a half.
Thats probably the only benefit of this economy is that vacation costs are down.
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Old 12-03-2010, 09:31 AM
 
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Default Hello im kayla cormier

How did you get your money back from this guy



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just be on alert for ads like this which are scams!!

"hello,
please excuse my late reply but i couldn't respond earlier. I'm using 5 years in (west africa) ,so i'm not giving it out for month alone but for the years only.i and my wife had an accident when we are in state,and i lost her during the accident,and also i almost lost my hearing along the inccident so please if you know you are going to rent my house kindly take good care of it. My name is michael jacoby . The house has 3 bedrooms.. The rent is $1200 /month and it includes the utilities. I am the owner of the house, now i live in west africa right now . I hope you will promise me to take very good care of the house. The house is very big and nice and it is in a nice area i have received many proposals today for my property, if you wish to rent the house you must cover rent deposit which is $550 will be paid at the beginning of the contract and you will begin to pay the rent normally from the 2nd month of your staying.
So get back to me on how you could take care of our house or perhaps experience you have in renting home. Hope you are okay with the price of $1200 with utilities. I look forward to hearing from you asap so that we discuss on how to get the house for rent, also are you ready to rent it now or when? I appreciate your expression... So, i want you to stick to your words. Is that okay with you?.here is the address: 16325 deerpath ln city: La puente , state: Ca go and view the house and get back to me and fill out the rental application form below and give me a call........................0112347038342016 or +2347038342016"

lol, lol, lol!

Good luck~
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Old 12-03-2010, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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How did you get your money back from this guy
ok, another posting that is 18 months old. LizzaNola posted her comments in May or last year.

Nita
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Old 12-03-2010, 02:31 PM
 
Location: People's republic of California
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I am moving hopefully next month to SoCal, but I will definitely visit the apartments and get a feel of the neighbourhood before renting. I called a few apartments in the L.A area and they told me the rents will probably stay low for a while.
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Old 12-03-2010, 07:35 PM
 
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula
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ok, another posting that is 18 months old. LizzaNola posted her comments in May or last year.

Nita
The dog of love (Lovehound) toasts NM Nita, you rock!

This is a dead topic. Let it die.

Regards, Greg (AKA Lovehound AKA "the dog of love")
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