Rental Scammer Alert

Searching for rentals on Craigslist I found a great one in our price range in the place we want to be. I messaged, then looked up the address on Google and it was listed on Zillow for twice as much per month through a property manager. I then found the property listed on Craigslist twice the next day for even less per month.

Here is what I know about the scammer:

He goes by Bruce Young.

Email address is bruce.young36@aol.com

He may also go by other names and email addresses depending on the property. This particular property was owned by a land trust, so he apparently made up a name. If he can find out the name of the property owner he will use that name.

He told me he is currently in North Carolina (NC). I am in Florida, as is the property.

His phone number (used for texting only) is (919) 588-4405. This is most likely a Google Voice number.

He sent me an “application” to complete via email then told me he would give me account details when I was ready so I could wire the deposit. He was adamant that I be “ready” so I told him I was.

This is the information he then gave me:

+19195884405: Account Number :1459657605 Routing Number:055003201 Account Name: John ishaq odetayo 4:22 PM
+19195884405: That is the info to get the Money deposited into,and you need to make sure you do a cash deposit into the account 4:23 PM
DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WIRE ANY MONEY TO THIS NAME OR ROUTING AND ACCOUNT NUMBER. I DO NOT KNOW WHO IT GOES TO AND I WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR MONEY SENT TO THIS ACCOUNT AND/OR ROUTING NUMBER.

I AM PROVIDING THIS INFORMATION AS A SERVICE SO THAT NO ONE GETS SCAMMED BY THIS IDIOT.