Friday, August 6, 2010

Apartment rentals on boards like craigslist

We have all heard of scam listings on boards like Craigslist, Kijiji and other boards that do not require approval before listings go live. It looks like scam artists are now trying to go into monitored boards hoping to slip through without being noticed. Here is a recent attempt of listing, fortunately our approval process is designed to catch scams like this one:

"This property is own by my client late mr terry junk. according to his weal he want me to handle all his properties here in Nigeria and the wons in canada,usa,southafrica.his instruction is to donate 30 persent of the money make from his properties every"

The poster originated from Nigeria, and it looks like he is not hiding that fact! also he is not hiding his poor grammar either :)
We recommend you try to flag postings like these on search boards whenever you find them, since there are many who would fall for these kind of tricks. And you should warn website owners about them in case there is no way to flag such posts.

Stay safe, happy apartment hunting.

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