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2 Female Friends Got Scammed On Craiglist For $2,200 Dollars

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Wow... are your friends that naive?

Cash and not viewing the place beforehand?

Might as well just hand him the cash and say goodbye.
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LOL!

Why do your friends keep getting scammed, Gammatron?
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NEVER pay in cash.

Even if the deal is legit, he's probably trying to evade CRA on paying taxes on his rental income.

This could also impact whether the renter can claim the rent expense tax credit when they file their tax return.
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Pictures of friends please
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peanutz wrote:
Jan 23rd, 2013 11:44 am
LOL!

Why do your friends keep getting scammed, Gammatron?
I'm starting to think these "friends" are the OP.
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Wow!! didn't even see the apartment yet, and gave the guy the money....
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HTTP04 wrote:
Jan 23rd, 2013 10:48 am
So without any proof your two female friends just gave the money...?

:facepalm:
The "proof" was the alleged contract they signed, also they got duped because the guy even asked them for a recommendation letter.
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Gammatron wrote:
Jan 23rd, 2013 12:30 pm
The "proof" was the alleged contract they signed, also they got duped because the guy even asked them for a recommendation letter.
That's only b/c the scammer was smart enough to make things seem just legit enough to overcome your friends' natural BS detector.

Asking for cash upfront and not allowing access to view the apartment should have been a deal breaker right there.

Even if this guy were legit, who would sign a lease before checking it out to at least see if it really fit their needs and preferences?
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Dina_E wrote:
Jan 23rd, 2013 11:41 am
OP's friends probably just finished watching the latest episode of Girls and decided they must live that lifestyle.

of-course they are too broke to afford a real market value downtown loft, so they hit up craigslist.
they come across everything they dreamed about and already planned out their 'hipster' parties and such.

filled with so much excitement about their new 'lifestyle' they hand over $2k to a guy with no proof.

The end
And now they're Two Broke Girls... :facepalm:
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Have your friends reported this to the police yet?
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Gammatron wrote:
Jan 23rd, 2013 12:30 pm
The "proof" was the alleged contract they signed, also they got duped because the guy even asked them for a recommendation letter.
Anyone can print out a fake contract and go through the whole charade to scam.

Hell, why not even make a fake business card while at it.
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wszeto28 wrote:
Jan 23rd, 2013 11:22 am
lol.. paid with cash and didn't even get to tour the place before paying.
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