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'Fake' Landlord Scam In Atlanta Prompts Community To Help Homeless Family Of 13

'Fake' Landlord Scam In Atlanta Prompts Community To Help Homeless Family Of 13

Commented Sep 6, 2012 at 13:18:25 in Impact

“Sad that so many scams have happened. I think a lot of it has to do with how desperate people are with the economy. They grab hold of any hope they can.”
Craigslist Scams: Tips To Avoid Losing Money

Craigslist Scams: Tips To Avoid Losing Money

Commented Aug 1, 2012 at 10:48:20 in Money

“I had someone use one of the apartments in my complex as a part of their scam. It wasn't exactly the most comfortable position to be in. There are some obvious warning signs
1.bad or choppy english
2. owner out of country
3. no one able to let you check it out
4.no questions about your background
5. price sounds too good to be true
Let me say as a landlord I'm going to write any emails as professionally as possible, because it is a business transaction. You want to sound like your taking this seriously and know what your doing.
Owner out of country should be a big warning sign. Most landlords who are too far away to manage their property hire property managers for a reason. Generally for things like showing the apartment, taking care of issues and maintaining the property. Either way you should always be able to view the place before you rent it.

Another thing to look out for is lack of interest in things like criminal record, credit and other background information. Any decent landlord is going to be looking for this, shoot many applications now ask you to sign off to allow tenant screening. I've been using www.tenantverification.com for years to do mine. Only someone who doesn't care what happens to the property would bother to look into your background. Definitely should set off warning bells.

If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.”
Chick-Fil-A Chicago Fallout: Pastor Takes On Mayor's Opposition, Illinois GOP Offers Coupons

Chick-Fil-A Chicago Fallout: Pastor Takes On Mayor's Opposition, Illinois GOP Offers Coupons

Commented Jul 31, 2012 at 18:34:20 in Chicago

“OMG, seriously. I work for a chickfila. Have for seven years. Not only do most of my coworkers support gay rights to marry, I've worked with several people who preferred their own gender while there, including one guy who just left in December to go away to college. Just because one old very conservative religious guy is against it doesn't mean the who chain does, even if he is the owner.

Seriously write a letter to the man if you have a problem with "HIS" opinion. Don't take it out on the local chickfila employees. I highly doubt most people share every single opinion their bosses have. And please note that at no time did chickfila say that they wouldn't serve gays and lesbians.”

aarwin916 on Jul 31, 2012 at 20:05:36

“I sure hope you don't get fired over this post! I don't think Chik-whatever needs to worry about serving gays and lesbians.”

ohhmygoodness on Jul 31, 2012 at 19:52:23

“Be encouraged Kristinward.....Some voices shout HATE HATE HATE (in the name of love)..... It's difficult to hear the softer voices who respect and support your CEO's right to his opinion and belief!”

thedragonclaw on Jul 31, 2012 at 19:48:51

“I don't think anyone (at least I hope not) is casting blame on the employees. However I cannot in good concience give money to a company where I KNOW that a portion of that purchase goes to causes that affect freinds and family of mine in a negative way. If this was simply one old guy expousing his beliefs I would think less of him, but that would be entirely his business...once he starts putting his company's money behind that statement however it becomes a totally different animal. I wish you and your co-workers the best, but I wont be eating at your establishments.”

drwds on Jul 31, 2012 at 19:46:30

“I think the answer is to allow ALL people to designate one other person to have healthcare rights and inheritance rights. Why should married or gay couples get special treatment over those how never find a mate, gay or straight? Make laws equal for all. One cannot and should not change the definition of marriage ,but laws can be made fair for all.”

dutchess2 on Jul 31, 2012 at 19:13:23

“So gays and lesbians are welcome to come spend their money at Chick-Fil-A, which the owner then uses to donate to hate groups trying to deprive gays and lesbians their civil rights.

do you see why no one cares what employees think? It what the nickels and dimes spent there are used for that is the problem..

nice try... but no cigar.”
Sean Fennerty Craigslist Scam: Family Of Fallen Solider Outraged Over Use Of Photo For Donations

Sean Fennerty Craigslist Scam: Family Of Fallen Solider Outraged Over Use Of Photo For Donations

Commented Jul 26, 2012 at 14:25:02 in Politics

“That's why I use http://www.rockysalist.com/. It costs 5cents to post a day. People out to scam you aren't normally willing to fork out money, much less leave a trail, which paying online does. And 5cents is more then worth not dealing with scams.”
Buying a Home Is 45% Cheaper Than Renting

Buying a Home Is 45% Cheaper Than Renting

Commented Oct 4, 2012 at 13:43:47 in Business

“Most people choose not to own for reasons beyond the price tag. Generally speaking owning is cheaper and its a better investment. However if you can't or won't be able dedicate at least 5 years to a property its probably not in your best interest. Its much easier to move from apartment to apartment then it is to move from house to house.

That being said, credit plays a large role in not owning as well. Most landlords do check credit, i know i do using http://www.tenantverification.com, however they are generally a lot less picky then a bank is when a customer needs a loan.”