Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula, Excellent Sales and Property Management (House Match Inc)

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Rainmaker
991,135
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Craigslist is known for such things, so, I do not utilize them

Mar 04, 2019 07:37 PM
Rainmaker
1,899,324
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

We did during our oil boom but not any more Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula 

Mar 04, 2019 11:28 AM
Ambassador
5,408,079
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Our biggest problem is them taking down our rental listings and ghosting them.   Your would think that they could tell the difference between a local landlord and some crook in another country.

Mar 04, 2019 11:59 AM
Rainmaker
4,116,781
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Fortunately, have not had this issue in years. 

Mar 04, 2019 11:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,921,264
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I am not 

Mar 05, 2019 12:59 PM
Ambassador
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I set up google alerts for all my listings and usually catch it within a few hours and get it removed. 

Mar 04, 2019 09:41 PM
Rainmaker
508,283
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Scams are everywhere.  I met a renter once and he said the landlord of a property whom he spoke on the phone asked for $6k in deposit.  He has not even seen the property yet.

Mar 04, 2019 07:06 PM
Rainmaker
894,690
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

No because we don't come near Craigslist. If clients want to work with us and they've got a CL ad up they need to take it down and we won't put one up. When we used it, nothing good came of it and I'm sure it's only worse now.

Mar 04, 2019 02:28 PM
Rainer
154,691
Ken Jones, Commercial Real Estate
Kenneth J. Jones, Inc. - Toms River, NJ

Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula I once had a woman show up at my personal home claiming she had just rented it from the owner.

When I brought her into my home and showed her the deed with my name on it, she was devastated because she had just paid $7,500 to some guy in Saudi Arabia who claimed he was me.

His story was that he was just reassigned and had to leave the house immediately, so he decided to rent it.

Sad for the woman. She had no place to live and no more money to rent another place.

Mar 04, 2019 02:27 PM
Rainmaker
1,722,955
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Seems wierd that they won't take them down. They always took mine down for no reason lol.

I've never had a problem ever, even when this was a big deal years ago.

Mar 04, 2019 01:26 PM
Rainmaker
454,036
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Stopped using CL years ago when the scammers started and they stopped allowing links on posts

Mar 04, 2019 01:19 PM
Rainmaker
684,615
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

We had that scam up here a few years ago. Same scam, new location. 

Mar 04, 2019 12:39 PM
Rainmaker
888,887
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yes, it is a problem.

I do not post an address but do reveal the community.
The property is physically posted with warning notices stating, "If you are not talking directly to Annette Lawrence, you are very likely to become the victim of a scam."

Finally, the images of the home DOES include my signage over the front door and throughout the remaining images. And of course one image is text stating "If you are not talking directly to Annette Lawrence, you are likely to become  a victim of scam."

Notice: don't use same images with branding in your MLS.

 

Mar 04, 2019 12:25 PM
Rainer
19,137
Mary Grace (Ballew) MacDougall
Keller Williams Columbia - Columbia, SC
Home Buying and Selling in the Columbia Area

We had that issue in our market a few years ago. We started making it a practice to check within a few days of listing a home to see if it had ended up on there. It's such a terrible thing to do and so many people fall for it.

Mar 04, 2019 11:33 AM
Rainmaker
3,466,115
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula Craigslist scams continues.

Mar 04, 2019 07:49 PM
Rainmaker
1,109,295
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Nothing major has occurred for quite a while but minor annoyances seem to always be interspersed in Craigslist activity. Usually it's recognizable.

Mar 04, 2019 06:40 PM
Rainmaker
1,707,423
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Old news.

Mar 04, 2019 04:27 PM
Rainmaker
910,796
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I have not had a Cragslist scam problem in quite some time.

I hope your question and my response did not jinx me!

Mar 04, 2019 02:48 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yep, have had this happen several times. I  haven't advertised Craigslist for a while

Mar 04, 2019 02:23 PM
Rainmaker
960,861
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I haven't had that happen recently but it happened a few years ago with my commercial listings. Flagging as fraudulent did not get it removed, I had to email Craigslist and explain that I was the LA and that my listings had been poached and were being scammed. CL took the posts down immediately.    

Mar 04, 2019 02:19 PM
Rainmaker
5,571,886
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I've never participated on Craig's List....

Mar 04, 2019 02:04 PM
Rainmaker
1,404,324
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

If you are using the site it will require constant monitoring, getting to be a lot like FB with fake listings and even some of these are from agents.

Mar 04, 2019 01:30 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Among the many reasons I no longer use that site. 

Mar 04, 2019 01:22 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Not to my knowledge, but we do not frequent the site. A

Mar 04, 2019 01:21 PM
Rainmaker
1,639,786
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Reads like CL is an accessory to fraud. Sad that there are so many desperate folks still thinking that there is 'gold at the end of the rainbow'!

No problems here with CL...yet

Mar 04, 2019 01:16 PM
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Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

For this very reason, I stopped advertising on Craig's List years ago. Scammers were having a blast high-jacking properties, and trying to convince prospects to send them money.

Mar 04, 2019 12:49 PM
Rainmaker
6,606,395
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope. You need to be alert.

Mar 04, 2019 12:32 PM
Rainmaker
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

No not recently but I have had that experience on a listing a few years ago.

Mar 04, 2019 12:29 PM
Rainmaker
4,042,729
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have not.

Mar 04, 2019 12:08 PM
Rainmaker
883,324
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

I dont do craigs list.  its over run with scams

Mar 04, 2019 12:08 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I have the Secretary of State on my speed-dial, Christine! It's RIDICULOUS how out-of-hand these scams have gotten. They steal your listings from other sites - photos and ALL! I don't even advertise on Craigslist either!

I get calls all of the time from renters asking why there's a for-sale sign in the yard of the home they just rented, where am I (looking for their key)...it's SUCH a time-suck!

Mar 05, 2019 06:48 PM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Have it on at least every other listing.

 

Mar 05, 2019 09:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It's happened when I've posted rentals in the MLS and they got pushed to zillow.  I've flagged them in the past (many years ago) and they were removed.  Can't really do anything else.  In my cases, there was always someone who drove by and saw my sign and called.  A couple of times, I had realbird brand some of my photos and I posted those places.  The crooks used those photos and I got calls directly from people looking at the craigslist posting.

 

I've filed police reports in the past, nothing can be done about it.  I just tell people to flag the post for removal.

Mar 05, 2019 08:04 AM
Rainmaker
710,004
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Been going on for years in my market...

Mar 05, 2019 05:45 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,491
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have never had issues with Craigslist not taking down the posts.  I would contact the authorities in this case.

Mar 05, 2019 04:56 AM
Rainmaker
522,641
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Not here

Mar 05, 2019 04:25 AM
Rainmaker
535,339
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

I have heard of this happening here in our area.  

Mar 04, 2019 08:05 PM
Rainmaker
4,938,383
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

We did for years, but have not lately.

Mar 16, 2019 06:05 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have not but I stay away from that site

Mar 09, 2019 05:07 PM
Rainmaker
4,209,382
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not a Craigslist fan. Too much bull....!

Mar 06, 2019 04:34 AM