"RENTAL SCAMMER CAUGHT BEFORE MONEY IS RELEASED!
On Saturday May 5th 2018 9:30 p.m. I contacted someone with a rental add as a resource for their situation. Hoping the property would suit their needs, and budget I texted them the info. and agreed to follow-up the next day May 6, 2018. So before the next day I entered a request to inquire with the landlord about property. My request was submitted, but to make sure I sent a text to the landlord listed "Mark Hudson" who contacted right away. I thought weird (On a Saturday after 9pm) but not weird because it's probably a financial delay somewhere for this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Single family home to be priced at $950. a month. The landlord sent me a message that read "Yes the house is still available, and a link has been sent to your email for more info. After opening my email sent from [email protected] I read a letter telling me about the family that is renting the house, and why. The letter opening read Hi my name is Mark... then he went on about being a man of God and how his wife works for Joyce Mayer Ministries. I thought to myself ok well you spelled Meyers wrong, but typing is easier to mispell. As I continued reading the email he mentioned a son that had cancer, and that they moved to Delaware to take on another job. The story was so heart touching I responded with a brief description of who I was and my interest. He sent a application through email as well, and we scheduled a viewing the next day. I noticed the address that was listed was different from application address. The ad read 5542 Golden Moss Trail Raleigh NC 27613, but after I asked him about it he said that was his wife house,now they are selling his. Although he told me the application had to be turned in before viewing I felt the need to hold on to information I could've sent right away by email. The next day I was scheduled to view the property after 3pm, but a few red flags kept my attention so I decided to go earlier. When I approached the property someone was backing out. I suspected another viewer, and was happy to see this property really is for rent, but the sign read "AMERICANRENTAL.COM" Ok this is a problem, so I never pulled in. I left with intentions to come back at scheduled time with interested party, which was 3pm. So when me and interested party are on our way I get a phone call replying to 2 missed calls from my line. Mr. Hudson wanting to know how far I was and to let him know the time I got in the yard. He tried to stay on phone after I told him I was 10 min away from the address, which is 3505 ENDURING FREEDOM DR. Raleigh N.C. priced at $1,500.00 a mth. through American Rental.com. After he got off phone I realized I was gonna need to find out how he wanted his deposit. He responded to make it easier for you you can buy a itunes gift card (LMBO!!!!). There wasn't a doubt in my mind that this was a possible scam, but now days you just never know how somebody might ask to be paid so I had to proceed with the plan to find out for sure and as much as I could about this person to save many more the trouble of being scammed. After viewing the outside of the house there it was a sign on the door saying "beware of fraud and scammers." Boom!, I thought to myself, the sign I was looking for on the front door. Immediatley I got the other party to call American Rental who assured us Mr. Hudson do not own the property, that they do not have any homeowners in their program, and that they as a business own all property advertised under their name and telephone number. Mr. Hudson made a request for me to text my ID front and back, not realizing how fraudulent he sound. To view the inside of the house was simple. All I had to do was call the number advertised by American Rental, and follow instructions. Although this turned out to be a very nice home for rent it was out of the interested party budget, and is now under scam investigation. The house is still available through AmericanRental.com, but please remember scammers are always out there so be careful who you talk to. Always take precaution when paying for anything, make sure what you are hearing you understand because if you listen carefully the red flags are there! Please feel free to check my research as I look forward to providing you with any exposure that could save or free a life! Http://www.exposed4justice.org Visit the web store and find out other scams and more life saving tips by reading Exposed For Change volumes 1-4 digital magazines! Volume 5 coming soon!