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(Yahoo)   A $2.3 million, five-bedroom, five-bathroom house listed for just $21,000 is an incredible surprise in this housing market. It was certainly a surprise to the actual, unsuspecting homeowners   (finance.yahoo.com) divider line
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2022-06-28 1:49:06 PM  
Guerrilla sales team, we keep the overhead down  and pass the savings on to you!
 
2022-06-28 8:05:54 PM  
How does anyone fall for that scam?
 
2022-06-28 8:15:10 PM  
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2022-06-28 8:17:49 PM  

meanmutton: How does anyone fall for that scam?


"Hey, check this out. They mispriced their house.

Here's the deal. If we offer to buy it before they fix the price, they are legally obligated to sell it to us. Just like if they mispriced some steak at the grocery store.

I need you give me the money now, like right now, so I can lock in a bid. We can have you in escrow before the end of the week if we act fast. But we need to do this before they wise up, so hurry."

-- It's easy to con someone if that someone thinks they are in on the con.
 
2022-06-28 8:18:59 PM  
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2022-06-28 8:19:55 PM  

meanmutton: How does anyone fall for that scam?


FTA:  "A few times a year we sell one or a few of our homes to first time buyers for under $50,000. This is done as a tax rite off for us, & to bless a family or individual that needs it, & as being a first time buyer, may not be able to get a home otherwise."
The listing explicitly warned people with representation - such as Realtors, lenders, investors and attorneys - not to contact the "seller." It also excluded anyone who has owned a home previously.


Obvious spelling error, appeal to religion, targeting low-income/desperate people without experience buying a home.  Just like the scam emails that are blatantly dumb, they're a filter to make sure they're more likely to reach low-information targets with a background that suggests they'll be gullible and/or not know what they're asked to do isn't normal.  Make sure enough people see it and someone out there will think it's a blessing from god for their family and think "send $2000? Sweet, drain the bank account, we can't afford to not do it!"
 
2022-06-28 8:29:50 PM  
Liberals take note: post a similar sale notice for houses throughout the Deathsantis-loving community of the The Villages in Florida.  Just include a "special offer for Trump supporters" and "no librulz need apply".
 
2022-06-28 8:32:45 PM  
If I were Zillow, I'd have code in place to require a human to check and approve a listing that is more than, say, 25% away from what our estimate of a home's alleged value is. It's garbage that it took hours for this to get fixed. Obviously scammers think that's enough time to maybe hook somebody.
 
2022-06-28 8:33:05 PM  
Now I don't feel so stupid about  buying the Brooklyn Bridge.
 
2022-06-28 8:41:32 PM  

New Rising Sun: Obvious spelling error, appeal to religion, targeting low-income/desperate people without experience buying a home.  Just like the scam emails that are blatantly dumb, they're a filter to make sure they're more likely to reach low-information targets with a background that suggests they'll be gullible and/or not know what they're asked to do isn't normal.


I thought the spelling errors were a product of the scammers being ESL, but them being intentional makes more sense.
 
2022-06-28 8:46:22 PM  
This sort of scam is right up there with crypto.
 
2022-06-28 8:47:31 PM  
The scammers' apparent goal is to wrack up $2,000 deposits using photographs from a home's previous listing.

Nice wrack, author.
 
2022-06-28 8:48:56 PM  
Any title company that would even touch a transaction like that should go to prison.
 
2022-06-28 8:51:14 PM  

rfenster: [Fark user image 620x463]


Is this where we start showing how Fark automatically filters out credit card and social security numbers?

xxx-xx-xxxx
 
2022-06-28 8:52:27 PM  
For years now, scammers creating fake online listings have been very common for rentals, sad to see it is spreading to buying housing.
 
2022-06-28 8:59:30 PM  

ImpendingCynic: Any title company that would even touch a transaction like that should go to prison.


Not the point of the scam at all.
 
2022-06-28 9:04:01 PM  
Around here these dudes were finding shiat they wanted to steal like trailers, jetskis etc.  they'd take pictures, post an ad online for it, and if they got caught they said they bought it online and came to pick it up.
 
2022-06-28 9:04:02 PM  

rfenster: [Fark user image image 620x463]


That's a stupid scam. As soon as the site reports the number as stolen, the victims will cancel the card.
 
2022-06-28 9:09:11 PM  
Scammers should get the death penalty. If they're in a foreign country, death penalty can be delivered by JDAM.
 
2022-06-28 9:13:07 PM  
Nothing goes for 21k in Avondale (Jax native)
 
2022-06-28 9:29:11 PM  

CocoNutz: Nothing goes for 21k in Avondale (Jax native)


As we learned the other day, a burnout triplex with no windows fetches $38,000 in Gary, Indiana.

Imagine how much sister-farking a place would have to have for an actual house to be $21,000.
 
2022-06-28 9:43:07 PM  
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2022-06-28 9:48:00 PM  
House across the street from us was vacant while awaiting new owner to begin full renovation, someone listed it on Craigslist for rent at a ridiculous $1000/mo and some people started showing up and getting angry as they had put some sorta deposits down.

Can't go wrong banking on people's greed, you had to know a house for rent in a town where 1brs go for more is a scam, right? 😂
 
2022-06-28 9:52:22 PM  

jjorsett: rfenster: [Fark user image image 620x463]

That's a stupid scam. As soon as the site reports the number as stolen, the victims will cancel the card.


Uh, are you really that dense? Think about if the site never responds the card is stolen....
 
2022-06-28 10:05:49 PM  
Yeah.... But it's in Jacksonville.
 
2022-06-28 10:15:21 PM  

asmodeus224: House across the street from us was vacant while awaiting new owner to begin full renovation, someone listed it on Craigslist for rent at a ridiculous $1000/mo and some people started showing up and getting angry as they had put some sorta deposits down.

Can't go wrong banking on people's greed, you had to know a house for rent in a town where 1brs go for more is a scam, right? 😂


Do they want money up front before anything happens?  It's a scam
 
2022-06-28 10:22:17 PM  

asmodeus224: House across the street from us was vacant while awaiting new owner to begin full renovation, someone listed it on Craigslist for rent at a ridiculous $1000/mo and some people started showing up and getting angry as they had put some sorta deposits down.

Can't go wrong banking on people's greed, you had to know a house for rent in a town where 1brs go for more is a scam, right? 😂


Some years ago, I had a nice young woman show up at my door asking about the house 2 doors over.
Craigslist listing, well below market rate rental, utilities incl.
The "owner" had to move out suddenly (last week), and was all the way across the country.

'No, Honey. The previous recent owners are/were my best friends. No one has lived there for 3 months or so. If you want to rent it, call the number on the rental sign in the farking front yard! You are being scammed.'
(sign was of an actual local real estate company)

Luckily, she had the wits to ask around before any money changed hands.
 
2022-06-28 10:32:52 PM  

YouPeopleAreCrazy: asmodeus224: House across the street from us was vacant while awaiting new owner to begin full renovation, someone listed it on Craigslist for rent at a ridiculous $1000/mo and some people started showing up and getting angry as they had put some sorta deposits down.

Can't go wrong banking on people's greed, you had to know a house for rent in a town where 1brs go for more is a scam, right? 😂

Some years ago, I had a nice young woman show up at my door asking about the house 2 doors over.
Craigslist listing, well below market rate rental, utilities incl.
The "owner" had to move out suddenly (last week), and was all the way across the country.

'No, Honey. The previous recent owners are/were my best friends. No one has lived there for 3 months or so. If you want to rent it, call the number on the rental sign in the farking front yard! You are being scammed.'
(sign was of an actual local real estate company)

Luckily, she had the wits to ask around before any money changed hands.


Did you offer to let her stay with you? Ya know, to be nice, given her predicament and all.
 
2022-06-28 11:14:11 PM  

jtown: rfenster: [Fark user image 620x463]

Is this where we start showing how Fark automatically filters out credit card and social security numbers?

xxx-xx-xxxx


you goofed up...while the site masked it and displayed only x'es for your SSN, if you examine the HTML in your browser your SSN came out in the clear as:  xxx-xx-xxxx

Big mistake buddy!
 
2022-06-28 11:16:58 PM  

Zeroth Law: jjorsett: rfenster: [Fark user image image 620x463]

That's a stupid scam. As soon as the site reports the number as stolen, the victims will cancel the card.

Uh, are you really that dense? Think about if the site never responds the card is stolen....


WOOSH!
 
2022-06-29 12:24:00 AM  

jtown: rfenster: [Fark user image 620x463]

Is this where we start showing how Fark automatically filters out credit card and social security numbers?

xxx-xx-xxxx


567-68-0515
 
2022-06-29 12:24:23 AM  
Wait, that didn't work!
 
2022-06-29 12:25:16 AM  
Just kidding. That's Nixon's SSN. You can get it from the Social Security death records.
 
2022-06-29 12:29:20 AM  

atomic-age: CocoNutz: Nothing goes for 21k in Avondale (Jax native)

As we learned the other day, a burnout triplex with no windows fetches $38,000 in Gary, Indiana.

Imagine how much sister-farking a place would have to have for an actual house to be $21,000.


Could be a 5000 sq ft, 7 bedroom large-scale meth house, and you have to pay for professional demolition of the house and decontamination of the property.

$21K is just the current tax lien on the property.
 
2022-06-29 12:30:28 AM  

indy_kid: jtown: rfenster: [Fark user image 620x463]

Is this where we start showing how Fark automatically filters out credit card and social security numbers?

xxx-xx-xxxx

567-68-0515


Tricky!
 
2022-06-29 2:05:27 AM  
The scammer usually won't ask for the $21,000 up front. They'll for a much smaller "deposit" (in this case, $2000) to hold the property while they start the "paperwork." Once they have the money (through Zelle or CashApp) they'll ghost you.
 
2022-06-29 2:37:41 AM  
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2022-06-29 7:38:30 AM  
My daughter and her husband were in the middle of buying a house and someone did the rental scam.   Fortunately the (legit) realtor ran interference for the real owners (she got some free press standing in the front lawn with her for sale sign being interviewed about the scam on the local news).
 
2022-06-29 11:02:29 AM  
Our House - Trailer - ITV
Youtube JMMMd_pHvvA


I've seen this before... kinda.
(Good show, btw)
 
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