I was looking out for a place for rent. I checked few places and saw advertisements on internet as well. I found a property listed with the name of Thomas. I liked the pictures and was interested in it. The property was at 605/87 Bay St. So, to further the deal, I contacted Thomas. His number was available online. I called him, and we scheduled a time for checking the property. He was polite, and I liked the way he offered me to investigate the property.
I did my investigation and checked the property after a week. I liked the place a lot and was happy to shift as soon as possible. I have been staying on rent from a long time and know a lot about the scams that happens. This was the reason I was already prepared for any loop holes.
I requested Thomas for the agreement which he agreed. I also asked for a meeting before we finalized everything. He said that he was out of station and would be available only after a month. It was a huge period and I had to shift right away. So, I had to make a decision as early as possible.
I agreed upon shifting without a meeting, but needed to speak with any agent in the city. He said that once I would pay him the security amount of four month’s rent, he would make arrangements for the agreement as well as, a meeting with his agent.
It sounded doubtful and luckily, I started my research about the property. I was shocked and at the same time happy to find out about the lies. Thomas was not his original name. He was Darby Murphy who uses his con name to scam people through rent fraud.
There were other complaints listed on his name on many websites and every other complaint was about his wrong identification and rent fraud. Every time, he left the tenants out of money and without a house once the security deposit was paid. He never answered the calls again.
I took a deep breath and congratulated myself after this finding and I would not be leaving this behind without a fight. I am going to sue him for misleading me and many others. Though this post, I would like to suggest those who have already been conned, to come forward and join hands in making him pay for his sins.
Darby or Thomas, whatever name he chooses, I would do my best to make him repay and this is going to happen soon. I am not the one who waits for the mishap to occur and then react. You will be behind bars.
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