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Sherlock

join:2013-02-01
USA West Coa

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reply to leiolanisad

Re: [Scam] Tenant Verified Scam

I've been looking at Craigslist for a rental and this subject has become a project. I got exactly the response you all quoted today. If you click on the Positive SSL logo at the bottom of Tenant Verified, it will take you a website that sells SSL (secure socket layer) certificates. Yeah, I never heard of it either but the first one for sale is for $49.00 a year and it is the one on the Tenant Verified web site. Did they actually buy it or do a cut and paste when the site was created?

Then I found this great site! I got the number of the FTC from Craigslist and have been calling them often. I actually get a real person. Today all the Craigslist ID numbers I have given them were removed. I've been sending forms to Craigslist too except the two from today. So it appears the FTC is doing their job, NOT so sure about Craigslist.

This started when I checked Craigslist photos on "Image.Google.Com." (I'm an MTV "Catfish" fan). The photos came up at real estate web sites all over the country for houses they have for sale/rent. This is one quick way to find a rental scam. It's how I've found all of mine.

Whatever you do, don't lose your temper and respond or the real estate sites may suddenly change to things you don't want to see. But the question is WHERE is Craigslist in all this!! I found 5 scams in two days!


leiolanisad

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Due to me being naive and not knowing this is a scam I paid the $39.95 and registered. This morning logged in and sent a message wanting a contact number to speak to someone. They ACTUALLY responded:

Hi xxxxx,

If there is an issue it is quicker resolved via this helpdesk. TenantVerified's toll free number will show up on your credit card statement as 1.888.373.2455

Let me know if there is anything else I can do for you.

Jason
-Customer Support

I called and someone answered. I told them they charged $3,995 to my credit card. He said "really? did the charge go through." I was so angry I hung up!!!! Didn't want to say too much because I wanted to give the number to police. These people stole money and act like they didn't know. Actually have a 888# which makes me wonder. They are just scamming a bogus service and making $39.95 off each person, and time to time steeling thousands. How in the world do people sleep at night?! Thankful for internet and how fast things getting around.......quicker to stop these individuals but seriously why don't these people get real jobs make money correct way. Start a business FINE but make the service real not half #$%.


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said by leiolanisad :

Due to me being naive and not knowing this is a scam I paid the $39.95 and registered. This morning logged in and sent a message wanting a contact number to speak to someone. They ACTUALLY responded:

said by scammer :
Hi xxxxx,

If there is an issue it is quicker resolved via this helpdesk. TenantVerified's toll free number will show up on your credit card statement as 1.888.373.2455
[snip]

I called and someone answered. I told them they charged $3,995 to my credit card. He said "really? did the charge go through." I was so angry I hung up!!!! Didn't want to say too much because I wanted to give the number to police. These people stole money and act like they didn't know.

Call your Credit Card company and report it as a fraudulent charge as they are scammers. Do not file the report you make as a disputed billing as it is pure fraud instead. Reporting it as a fraud charge is how you get the money charged back to your account. Don't contact the scammers further, just tell the Credit Card company that when you called they laughed at you about their charging right at 4 thousand dollars.

Also request at the same time a new Credit Card to replace your current card now that scammers have your Credit Card account info.
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Sherlock

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Don't forget calling FTC, Federal Trade Commission! These people are stealing, at the very least, lease information from a rental application (as was one of the scams I found) and at the most, a good amount of money from Tenant Verified. That is clearly consumer fraud and that is one of the reasons we have the FTC. They helped me and the worst the scammer did was link me to a bunch of creepy photos of knives, guns and exposed body parts.

The fact that they could pull that off technically at a Google web site, chose those subjects and did it so quickly, tells me dealing directly with these people and being confrontational, like I was in my email, may not be the thing to do. But the last posting was full of great suggestions!


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said by Sherlock:

Don't forget calling FTC, Federal Trade Commission! These people are stealing, at the very least, lease information from a rental application (as was one of the scams I found) and at the most, a good amount of money from Tenant Verified. That is clearly consumer fraud and that is one of the reasons we have the FTC.

Yes good info, they should also fill out a report at IC3 (Internet Crime Complaint Center) here.

»www.ic3.gov/default.aspx
quote:
Filing a Complaint with the IC3

The IC3 accepts online Internet crime complaints from either the actual victim or from a third party to the complainant. We can best process your complaint if we receive accurate and complete information from you. Therefore, we request that you provide the following information when filing a complaint:

Your name
Your mailing address
Your telephone number
The name, address, telephone number, and Web address, if available, of the individual or organization you believe defrauded you.
Specific details on how, why, and when you believe you were defrauded.
Any other relevant information you believe is necessary to support your complaint.

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