Rental Scam Alert - 1240 Route 308 Rhinebeck NY 12572

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 10491201242

I just received a call from someone looking to  rent 1240 Route 308, Rhinebeck NY 12572.   She was a bit perplexed because on Zillow there were 2 listings for the identical property but the price were so different.  One price was $1350 the other was $800.  She wanted to know if there were two separate apartments, I told her I was the only agent representing this property.

At the end of the conversation I promptly went to Zillow and this is what I found:

Of course I tried calling Daniel but my only choice was to leave a message.

Next step I reported it to Zillow

 

I think Postlet just took down Daniel's website

When looking for properties online you have to be caution.

  • If it sound too much like a unbelieveable deal it might be a scam. 
  • If you call the number and your only option is to leave a message and the person failed to identify the business etc be suspicious. 
  • And never send money.

 

Yes, this property is listed for rent by JFIVE Homes Realty LLC  at $1350.  

 

 

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Diana White-Pettis
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Jennifer,

These scams are so prevalent and I am so glad you reported it.  I'm sure David promptly responded to your message (lol)! Have a great weekend.

Diana

  

Jun 27, 2014 01:07 AM #1
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Jennifer Fivelsdal
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Diana this is so annoying but the worst part is that some consumers fall for these things and will even send deposits they will never see again.

Have a great weekend too.

Jun 27, 2014 01:22 AM #2
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Jennifer I hope the message you left for Mr Scammer was that you were interested in renting, and not a message questioning him on the listing.  If you were questioning him on the listing rest assured you will not get a return call.

Jun 27, 2014 02:39 AM #3
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Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
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Jennifer, it so sad we work so hard to get all the information correct and then some hack, just uses our efforts to hurt people. Had similar issue where Facebook accounts are being created in an effort to scam. 

Jun 27, 2014 03:46 AM #4
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Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
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There has been so much of this lately.  It is now happening on Trulia as well..

Jun 27, 2014 03:49 AM #5
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Roy Kelley
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Rental scams are very common. Consumers need to take great care when responding to advertisements.

Jun 27, 2014 07:17 PM #6
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Suggested for public awareness....

And this is why people should always call on a professional. Jennifer Fivelsdal is the one I'd choose!

Jun 28, 2014 01:10 AM #7
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Noah Seidenberg
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Jennifer this scam has been going on in Chicago Land too. I have heard about it happening often on Craigs list too. Thanks for sharing an possibly saving people from a lot of trouble avoiding the mess this could cause.

Jun 28, 2014 02:33 AM #8
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Jennifer -- I agree with Noah --- it's prevalent in our market as well and typically seems to occur on Craigslist.   Smart of you to report to Zillow.   The more these types of scams are exposed, awareness increases and people become(hopefully) a bit more savvy.

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Dear Jennifer,

These scams are so unfortunate! Unpleasant for you but I heard of one case in Atlanta where the "tenants" sent the first and last months' rent and a deposit only to find out tht they were not legally at the home!!

Have a happy day -
Lynn

Jun 29, 2014 03:39 PM #10
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