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Complaint Review: Relocation Services of America

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  • Submitted: Thu, July 10, 2014
  • Updated: Thu, July 10, 2014

  • Reported By: lgarcia134 — Fort Collins Colorado
Relocation Services of America
8050 N. 19th Ave #205 Phoenix, Arizona USA

Relocation Services of America Relocation Serivices or Global Relocations tried scamming us Phoenix Arizona

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I saw a posting on Craigslist for a 2 bed 1 bath duplex in Fort Collins. It listed the price and amenities but had no location or photos. The only contact info listed was a phone number- (303)952-0273. I called the number and a woman answered and said she was with Relocation Services of America. I asked what properties they had available, she told me about a couple (again not including any actually street addresses). I asked how to apply and she asked for my email and then told me that I would be recieving an application and I just had to fill it out and email it back and then a Property Coordinator would be in contact with me.

This is what the email looked like:

RELOCATION SERVICES OF AMERICA, INC
We are a nationwide rental agency founded in in 1993. Since then we have grown and
expanded our business to become a nationwide rental agency. We have houses, townhouses,
duplexes, condos and multiplexes in all areas of the United States. We will be happy to work
with you to find you a new home! Please be sure to fill the application out completely and a
Property Coordinator will call you once it has been sent back to us.
Name:
Phone Number
E-mail:
Place of Work:
Income -
Rental Budget: $
Credit: Poor___ Fair___ Good____ Excellent_____none
Special Situations (felonies,evictions,etc.)
_________________________________________________________
Number of Bedrooms:
City looking to move to:
Pets Number___ Type_ _____
How many people moving:
Target Move Date:
Amenities Needed:
Please list two references (Personal, Work, or Rental)
Name: _________________________Number:
_________________Relationship______________
Name:__________________________Number:_________________
Relationship______________
*****PLEASE READ!!!!*****
We schedule showings from 10am-9pm daily!
We work with all credit situations.
We are a licensed corporation in good standing.
There is a fully refundable upfront retainer fee of $350 to hold and guarantee a property.
The retainer fee is required PRIOR to viewing any properties. Once your payment has been
made, you will receive a written guarantee and receipt and you will be assigned a Property
Coordinator who will work with you until you are in a property that you like.
Requirements:
1) Must have valid ID
2) Must have stable income
I have read and understood these requirements:
 
 
I filled out the email and sent it back, but no one called me. So I called the woman back at the same number the next day. She told me that all I had to do was pay the $350 retainer fee and then I would be assigned a property coordinator. I asked her how to pay and she told me to go a Walgreens near me, go to the register and get a pre-paid debit card in the amount of $350. She said to call once I was there so they could walk me through the process. That was when I realized it was probably a scam. She gave me very little info, and simply said that a Property Coordinator would contact after the payment was made and I could then begin viewing properties. I googled Relocation Services of America and found very little info, except for their website -rsarentals.com . The website also has very little info on it, and the coporate address they list, when searched on google maps, shows up as a Pizza Hut. 

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/10/2014 05:45 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Relocation-Services-of-America/Phoenix-Arizona-85021/Relocation-Services-of-America-Relocation-Serivices-or-Global-Relocations-tried-scamming-1161164. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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