7/19/2018 – Don’t Rent This House!
If you are considering renting 1702 70th Place SE in Everett, WA and it is close to the date of this post, think twice.
Currently I’m fighting with a scammer that has stolen images of my listing and is fraudulently advertising it as for rent. This is a common scam and costs people thousands of dollars.
What they do is find a vacant house that is for sale, then pose as out of town landlords. They get people to wire money to them for deposits and rent, but then vanish. Once that money is wired it is gone forever.
I Reported Their Post And Then This Happened
As soon as I heard about this fraud ad, I of course reported it to the authorities, flagged it on Craigslist, reported it to them and so on. Then for fun, I emailed them to let them know. Apparently they don’t read those emails, because the next morning I got this email from [email protected]
Thanks for your interest and inquiries about my house. Yes the house is still available for rent and we are looking for a responsible person/family to occupy and maintain the house now that we are not around. I believe a home is a reflection of the person and it should be well kept. Myself and Wife just travelled to Silverton, Texas for a program called SERVING IN MISSION (SIM), you can view the link for more info: (https://www.sim.org/about).
We will be away for 2 to 3 years or more that is why I have made up my mind to put up my house for rent to whom ever that will take good care of it. However, my initial plan was to sell the house but it was not successful because the Realtor raised the price which made it difficult for me to sell before leaving town, so never mind if you see for sale sign in front of the house, It has already been taken off the market as for sale, so there is no need to contact the Realtor. If you notice, you will discover that the price we are offering is far below standard price and this is enough for you to know that we are not after the rental fee but the absolute care for the property.
FEATURES : Laundry, Electric Range, Electric Heat, Master Bedroom, Playground, Car Park.
AMENITIES: Air Conditioning, Patio/Party Deck, Cable, Internet service, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Garbage Disposal, Microwave, security alarm, Pets Friendly, Refrigerator, Washer / Dryer.
Beautiful 3Bd. 2Ba Home, Rental Price: $1499 per month and security Deposit is $1500 (Security Deposit is Refundable) Utilities included in monthly rent
Pets are Welcome.
Below is the address to the house:
(1702 70th Pl SE. Everett, WA 98203)
Attn : The rent include the Utilities and they are intact bc am in a governmental programmer that sponsors my utilities on monthly basis etc.
Get back to me asap because i need a tenant urgently then i will like you to fill out the application form, if you are interested. You can call me or Text me here (512) 859-4833
(Owner’s Name) Family
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil….”Proverbs 3: 5-7.
I LOVE how they say that the property isn’t for sale and don’t call the Realtor. The rent at $1499 a month including utilities is great and I’m sure most people would be happy to drop that $1,500 deposit. The Bible phrase at the end is a nice touch too.
Whatever you do, never wire money to someone on the Internet. If you have, contact the authorities, but it will likely do very little good. Most of the perpetrators of these crimes never get caught and the money they get is never recovered.
Looking To Buy A House?
This all said, 1702 70th Place SE Everett, WA is currently for sale, so if you are looking for a great fixer, give me a call at (425) 358-2868
Whatever you do, don’t wire this scammer at [email protected] and give them any money!