Interesting craigslist method...

Reilly472

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So I'm currently looking for a new apartment in Manhattan and posted in the 'housing wanted' section. I've been getting a huge number of replies, mostly bs Nigerian scammer types but a few pretty clever CPA attempts as well. This is one email I just received:

Hello,
Thanks for taking the time to email my daughter about the room, being a realtor she asked that I help her with the screening
I thought I had the place rented last week to a friends niece, but communication has dropped off. You are the first person to email about it since I put it back on the market . It would only be fair that I gave you the first shot at it.
To tell you a little bit about your potential roomate, "I am a 28 year old professional female. Non-Smoker, occasional drinker and WILL not bring any drama into the house. I'm not going to follow you around with white gloves but would think you'd want to help keep the place clean. I don't have a pet but am not against them." is her 2 sentence description she asked me to pass along
I would prefer a year lease, but would also be open to shorter terms. I'm sure that you will want to see the property before making a final decision. I would simply give you the address and let you swing by, but for safety reasons I would rather meet somewhere first and talk / answer any questions, then let you follow me to the property. Rest assured the home has been up kept properly and had a good cleaning and fresh coat of paint . All utilities are taken care of in the rent.
If you want to go ahead and schedule a time to see the property, go to the link below and print off the free copy of your report. Your score isn't important, I'm just interested in seeing that there are no evictions / landlord related judgments.
Here is the link: *credit report CPA Link*
I am very open as far as appointments go to show the property. Any morning after 10am is fine. Just let me know when you have everything printed and be sure to leave me a contact number to reach you at and any desired time. I will call you to confirm a time and choose a place to meet.
Thanks for looking,

Sharon and Erin
I think the real lesson here is the best way to discover clever ways to make CPA money on craigslist is to put some legit posts out there and see what other people are doing.

The other lesson is don't expect to actually find an apartment by posting in that section...
 

crazyflx

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So I'm currently looking for a new apartment in Manhattan and posted in the 'housing wanted' section. I've been getting a huge number of replies, mostly bs Nigerian scammer types but a few pretty clever CPA attempts as well. This is one email I just received:

I think the real lesson here is the best way to discover clever ways to make CPA money on craigslist is to put some legit posts out there and see what other people are doing.

The other lesson is don't expect to actually find an apartment by posting in that section...

Thanks for sharing my sales copy....
 

charlie3

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I'm going to copy and paste that email right now and start on copying the method exactly. Thanks so much for the idea!*

*End sarcasm :D

That's actually a pretty creative way to get someone to fill out a credit report and it sounds like the person emailing is actually legit.
 

redtide1969

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It's thorough and convincing replies like the example above that get the job done. Shit, I might have filled the offer as the prospective tenant if I didn't already know the game.
 
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