A fake rental home ad was posted on Craigslist in order to get the applicant to fill out a credit report. This is not an actual realtor. This ad was posted by an affiliate who gets paid for each credit report member who signs up. The link in the email is a redirect which then forwards to creditreport.com.
Your credit card will then be charged a recurring fee for a monthly membership.
$1150 / 2br - 2 Bed 2 Bath With Screened in Porch and Pool (Coral Springs)
Date: 2012-02-27, 6:50AM EST
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Great Open rooms with a large master bedroom and bath.
Sample at Nw 31 st
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Tanya Phillips <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 1, 2012 3:26 AM
Subject: Re: $1150 / 2br - 2 Bed 2 Bath With Screened in Porch and Pool
I'm sorry it took me so long to get back to you. The good news is that
the place is still available.
We thought we had a couple confirmed, lease signed, a week ago, but the husband
lost his job and they ended up moving out of state. You were the first to reply
to us about it since it was put back on the market. With that said, we are
giving you the first shot at reserving the place.
I understand you would probably like to do a drive-by to see the
property. I would simply give you the address and let you go by to see it
first, however my husband and I have taken a very strict stance on not blindly
giving people the address. We have heard some real horror stories about
property management companies who do exactly that, and wind up with a home that
is un-rentable due to vandalism, theft etc. Please understand the home
has been up kept properly and had a professional, top-to-bottom cleaning and a
fresh coat of interior paint. We know that you will love it when you see it!
If you want to go ahead and schedule a time to see the home, simply use the
link below and print off a copy of your report. Please do not email me your
credit report, as it is sensitive information. Hold onto it until we meet
to walk through the property. Your score isn't necessarily important. I
am just verifying that there are no evictions within the last 6 months or lease
Use this link to access your report:
We are flexible as far as times go to show you the place. Pretty much any time
after 10 a.m. should be fine. Just let me know when you have everything printed
out, and be sure to send me a telephone number to reach you at. I will call you
to confirm a time to meet.
Thank you again,
Family Owned and Operated Since 1987