Victim Location 92127
Type of a scam Identity Theft
Craig’s list ad for a house in Rancho Bernardo. https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/apa/5493748058.html
I received an email response telling me they couldn’t give me the location of the house until I filed my credit report with efreeScore.com
Unfortunately, I entered all my information on that website. Of course I never heard back from the supposed landlord. I am now worried that they have all my credit info. I have asked them to close the account – they say they will "get back to me." Although I have not lost money yet, I see others have reported this as a scam.
Victim Location 33764
Type of a scam Rental
A rental add on craigslist replied via email and promised an apartment once the credit history was pulled and provided to them and they suggested to use this website(https://www.efreescore.com/dashboard/contact_us.html ) to prove your credit score was good enough before they would rent to you and by providing it yourself it would avoid fees for them doing it for you. eFreeScore 340 S Lemon St #8881 Walnut, CA 91789 phone number on the site 800 934 1938. the add on craigslist has now been flagged and removed. I am now going through the process of getting a new credit card which was used on this site to pay $1.00 for the service just to be safe due to the nature of the scam to get you to sign up for their site.
Since I can’t upload an image I will copy and paste the email. from
Thank you for your interest in the property listed for rent. You were the second to reach out from the ad. The first prospective tenant no longer had to move because of his work situation. So we give the opportunity to you. We just completed all new renovations and are currently ready to lease with flexible terms. We will work together with you on move in date, lease security deposit and length.
I understand you desire the exact address of the property but we do want not to disclose the address before you’re qualified. We have had a string of break ins, squatters and thefts at our other properties. We want to prevent that with this property due to the renovations that have cost a great deal of money. You will be the first to move in with the renovations.
All utilities are priced into the lease along with garage parking spaces. The appliances in the kitchen and laundry room were just installed. You have the option to pick your paint color and flooring prior to your move in
When you’re ready for a personal appointment, then please go to the link below and grab your credit report. We recommend this site because all of our tenants used it and haven’t had any problems. Just fill out the form and indicate that you want the report. We aren’t interested in specifics of your report, it’s more of a formality to ensure you have rental history. Simply get your report by CLICKING HERE
Keep in mind that you only have to bring your report to the tour. We’ll waive your security deposit if your score is above 560+.
Let me know when you have an updated version of your credit report. Then I’ll schedule you for a walk through.
Victim Location 91899
Total money lost $1
Type of a scam Credit Cards
I responded to a Craigslist ad for a 2-bedroom apartment. After initially responding to the ad, the apartment manager asked me, via e-mail, to bring a copy of my credit report and directed me to a website belonging to efreescore.com for an updated credit score report. I am including this e-mail below for your reference. After processing my score through this site, I became suspicious and conducted online research and found out that this is a scam; the rental does not even exist (it was taken off craigslist immediately) and those who are posting ads online are apparently receiving commissions
through efreescore.com. When I spoke with a representative from efreescore.com customer service, she refused to provide an email confirming this, but hinted that this is, indeed, the case (i.e., the company "associates" with third party affiliates who encourage consumers to use their website for financial incentives). From conducting online research, it seems as if similar accounts with efreescore.com have been reported. How can this be possibly legal?!! I’ve contacted major agencies and truly hope that something can be done to stop companies such as efreescore.com from scamming consumers. I’ve included the message I received below.
From: [email protected] [[email protected]]
Sent: Sunday, September 27, 2015 2:55 PM
Subject: RE: $1500 apt posting on Craigslist
Great to speak with you. The unit is here still to rent. We thought
we had the unit leased to someone that we gave a walk-through to
today, but now it seems that they can’t get out of their current
lease, so we need to keep searching. You were the 2nd one to reach
out to me.
I am sure you want the address of the place, but my husband
doesn’t want me to advertise the address as a measure of safety.
Last time we did that without being diligent, it was broken into and
vandalized. As you can imagine, we want to avoid that! That is why
we require you to confirm you recieved your updated credit report
before we setup a tour.You will be responsible for cable, internet,
and phone, if you decide to have these services. For the FIRST time,
we are allowing pets at this property. The rental term is 12 month
lease, but can be switched into a 6-month term if preferred. We just
ask that you give us fair notice if you are moving out.
When you want to come look at the place, then please visit the link
below and grab your credit report. All of our tenants use this site
and we’ve had nothing but good results. All you need to do is
fill out the form and you get your report We aren’t interested
in specifics of your score, it’s more of a formality even if you
don’t you have rental history. You can get your report by
CLICKING HERE [LEADS TO efreescore.com]
When you come see the unit for a tour, please remember to bring the
report with you. We’ll also waive your security deposit if we
see that your rating is above 650.
Let me know when you have an updated version of your credit report.
Then I’ll schedule you for a walk through.