01 Jul Someone else is listing my property for rent, but I can’t find the listings…
Okay so I’ve been receiving tons of calls over the last few days about a house I’ve listed on Zillow, Craigslist, etc for rent. However none of these calls are about my listing, everyone who calls says they found a listing by a guy named Lawerence, who claims the house is for rent for $1500 (I’ve actually listed it for $3000). One lady said she found it on Zillow, another person said they saw the listing on Craigslist, but I can’t find this guys listing.
I’ve tried looking at all rentals for $1500 (there’s basically nothing in that price range) or by searching for Lawrence, but I keep coming up empty handed.
I figure this is some sort of scam, where he’s trying to take money from these people, but am I somehow being scammed too?? Why is he putting my number in his listing/how are these people getting my number??
Update: I’ve called back one of the people who called me, the number belongs to the front desk of a methadone clinic. They told me it was very unlikely anyone called me from that number.
I have now updated all of my listings to say “please avoid any scams: we are local and will not ask for any deposit until applicant has viewed the property, applied, and been approved”
Update 2: Finally got a hold of one of the other individuals who called me. She said she thought the listing seemed fishy since $1500 is ridiculously cheap, and contacted a realtor friend of hers, who sent her our Zillow listing. Through Zillow she got my number. She said she’ll text me the scammers phone number and email. I will be reporting this to my local police’s fraud department.