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