Downtown Rental Fraud – Avoiding Scams on Craigslist, Rocketlease and Textme

Downtown Rental Fraud – Avoiding Scams on Craigslist, Rocketlease and Textme

Los Angeles, CA (December 28, 2014)  —  Troubled anonymous advertising and communications providers Craigslist.org, Peerless Network and RocketLease appear to be associated with what may be among the largest rental fraud and identity theft operations.

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When prospective Downtown Los Angeles resident Dan Juarez thought he found a deal that was too good to be true in Craigslist this past weekend, he made the smart move and looked up the real estate agent that was named in the ad.  The agent, Downtown specialist Realtor(R) Corey Chambers informed Dan that the property posted on Craigslist was unfortunately a typical fraudulent posting that is commonly found on the fraud-plagued classifieds website.

Rocketlease Fraud

Juarez thought that he found an amazing deal on a beautiful luxury loft with panoramic views at the Sky loft building between Downtown L.A.’s Financial District and South Park neighborhoods.  The property that normally leases for around $3,500 was posted for just $980 per month. The fraudsters posted a legitimate agent’s name to give a guise of legitimacy, along with an anonymous TextMe number of 213-289-6738.  The impersonated real estate agent was not involved with the posting, but immediately took action to stop the fraud that could tarnish the agent’s good name. Agent Corey Chambers was able to give the corrected property information to Mr. Juarez and several others who were astute enough to check on the suspicious ad.  It is unknown how many may have sent money or social security numbers to the scammers. At least 5 people inquired about leasing the luxury condo. Chambers informed all who called that all Craigslist postings with severely discounted properties are suspected frauds until proven otherwise.

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After investigation by the L.A. Loft Blog, it was determined that Craigslist, Rocketlease.com, Godaddy.com, Linode.com, Zendesk.com, Textme app and Peerless Network each have a hand in tacit approval of the scam.  Craigslist provides the advertising vehicle for the fraud operation. Rocketlease provides the application that accepts the victim’s private personal information to use in identity theft, including social security number.  Godaddy.com provides the domain names for the fraudsters. Zendesk and Peerless Network provide the telephone, voicemail and text lines to the perpetrators. Peerless Network seems to be the linchpin of the whole operation — worse than adding insult to injury, Peerless Networks actually profits twice from the fraud by not only providing anonymous communications, but by later charging money for legal documents that are directly related to the numerous ongoing investigations and legal actions surrounding the frauds that Peerless supports.

When notified of the issues, some promised action, but none of the companies apparently took any action whatsoever to stop the abuse.  While Craigslist blocks text and links that interfere with Craigslist’s business goals, Craigslist has chosen not to block text with links to known fraud-perpetuating websites such as rocketlease.com.  Peerless Networks may be the most abominable offender, as Peerless seems to be not only operating above the law, but profiting directly from the lawlessness by taking additional money directly from the fraud victims.

FBI IC3 Fraud Report

“The best defense we have against these fraudsters and their profiteers is to get out the truth of what they are doing and what they are profiting from,” said Corey Chambers, “any person or company involved is part of the problem unless they fight against it.”  Chambers and the L.A. Loft Blog vow to extend their investigations to provide additional evidence to authorities and to litigation plaintiffs if the responsible parties do not take appropriate actions to prevent and counter the fraud.

Anyone considering the rental of a Downtown property should only deal in person directly with the owner, manager or licensed real estate agent.  Search licensed agents at dre.ca.gov and Google.  Anything listed on Craigslist must be verified to ensure that it is not fraud. Prospective renters should not complete online applications or send payment until verifying the identity of the receiver.  Always meet in person, or at least by voice phone call to a verified phone number.  Personal information should never be sent via anonymous services such as Textme or Rocketlease.

When contacted, Pat Phipps of Peerless Network denied that Peerless Networks is associated with the offending telephone number.  Phipps also denied that Peerless Networks is also profiting from victims on its website, where it states many fees, including $250 per hour to have a supervisor produce records to victims who need to track down their victimizers.

TextMe representative Christophe Bach said that he will investigate the matter, but denied any responsibility of preventing the fraud.

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Downtown Los Angeles Lofts and Condos Pocket Listings – Are You Missing 45% of the Best Deals?

Unlisted Condos and Lofts For Sale Downtown LA
Private Deals Off Market

For those who are looking for awesome deals on amazing Downtown lofts and condominiums, the best deals seem to disappear quickly.  The truth is much more dramatic. The most amazing loft deals are sold privately without ever getting listed on the MLS.  In fact, nearly half of the most attractive lofts at the lowest prices sell privately to buyers who are part of a VIP program.  The good news ing that it costs nothing to become a VIP buyer.

Here is one example of a new unlisted property at Evo for sale today but not on the MLS and not listed on the internet.  Only VIP buyers now have access to the property details, photos and early viewing of these pocket listings.

Pocket Listings Downtown

This is a pocket listing for a luxury loft unit at EVO!

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This beautiful 8th floor one bedroom at EVO in Downtown’s South Park is 840 sq ft and has a huge balcony that spans the width of the unit, unobstructed west views of Staples Center and city lights. The details, photos, pricing and early viewing are available, along with new listings delivered as part of the exclusive Downtown home matching service for VIP members.

LAcondoInfo.com provides lots of free information to help prospective Downtowners beat out other buyers to hot new listings, and to receive priority access to all new listings that math the buyer’s home buying criteria.  Find out more at LAcondoinfo.com or use the LA Loft Blog information request. Fill out the online form:

Copyright © 2014 This free information provided courtesy L.A. Loft Blog and LAcondoInfo.com with information provided by Corey Chambers, Realty Source Inc, BRE#01889449 We are not necessarily associated with the home owner’s association, seller or developer. For more information, contact (213) 478-0499 or visit LAcondoInfo.com  Licensed in California. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified. Properties subject to prior sale or rental. This is not a solicitation if buyer or seller is already under contract with another broker.

Contemporary American Artist Wini Johnson Brewer Recent Works Reception – Barbara’s at the Brewery Artist Colony

Recent Paintings by Wini Brewer, curated by Lisa Derrick
January 5 through February 8, 2015

Reception: Tuesday, January 6, 6-9 PM
Barbara’s at the Brewery, 620 Moulton Avenue, #110, Los Angeles, CA 90031. Barbara’s is a family-owned bar, restaurant and gallery at The Brewery Artist Colony with craft beers & a menu of classic brewpub fare.

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Copyright © 2014 This free information provided courtesy Corey Chambers, Realtor, Realty Source Inc BRE#01889449 We are not necessarily associated with the owner or management. For more information, contact (213) 478-0499 or visit LAloftLease.com.  Licensed in California. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified. Properties subject to prior sale or rental. This is not a solicitation if buyer, seller or renter is already under contract with another broker.

New Loft Listings Downtown Los Angeles – This Week’s Fab 5 LA Condos For Sale

New Loft Listings Downtown Los Angeles
This Week’s Fab 5 LA Condos Just Listed For Sale

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420 S SAN PEDRO ST #305  670 sq ft  $315,000  LittleTokyoLoftLosAngeles.com
1100 S Hope ST #1513  700 sq ft  $549,000  LumaLoft.com
655 S HOPE ST #1002  1,001  $600,000  LumaLoft.com
600 W 9TH ST #1004  1,193  $649,000  SkylineCondoLA.com
1111 S GRAND AVE #811  1,520  $997,000  EllevenLoft.com
more…

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How to Avoid 9 Common Buyer Traps BEFORE Buying a Home

Downtown Los Angeles – Buying a home is a major investment no matter which way you look at it. But for many homebuyers, it’s an even more expensive process than it needs to be because many fall prey to at least a few of the many common and costly mistakes which trap them into either paying too much for the home they want, or losing their dream home to another buyer or, worse, buying the wrong home for their needs.

A systemized approach to the homebuying process can help you steer clear of these common traps, allowing you to not only cut costs, but also buy the home that’s best for you. An industry report has just been released entitled “Nine Buyer Traps and How
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The Blackstone Building – Historic Apartments 901 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

The Blackstone Building Downtown Los Angeles
Historic Luxury Apartments
901 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

BLACKSTONE FOR LEASE  |  REQUEST LISTINGS  |  RATE THIS BUILDING

 High ceilings, real hardwood floors, extra-large windows, updated kitchen and bath on burgeoning Broadway in Downtown’s Historic Core.

Get Blackstone new lease listings. Fill out the online form:

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Copyright © 2014 This free information provided courtesy Corey Chambers, Realtor, Realty Source Inc BRE#01889449 We are not necessarily associated with the owner or management. For more information, contact (213) 478-0499 or visit LAloftLease.com.  Licensed in California. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified. Properties subject to prior sale or rental. This is not a solicitation if buyer, seller or renter is already under contract with another broker.

Lofts and Condos Downtown Los Angeles Top 10 and JUST LISTED

Top 10 Lofts and Condos Downtown Los Angeles
JUST LISTED

Here are the hot, new properties just listed for sale in Downtown LA this week:

Downtown Hotlist of 10 Best Buyers in Any Price Range

When you’re buying a Downtown LA loft or condo, having current and accurate knowledge of what Downtown properties are listed for is important. Our best buy service enables you to get priority access to the hottest new listings so you can beat out other buyers and negotiate to get the most home for the least amount of money.

downtown-top-10-home-buysHere’s how it works. Every evening our computerized system searches through all new listings from every real estate company, not just ours, that have been listed in the past 24 hours. We review each and every one of these listing in order to find the best real estate buys in the community. From this, we print out a “Hot List” which we provide as a public service, free of charge and without obligation.

For example, right now our “Hot List” identifies a number of best buys, such as open lofts with high ceilings, lots of windows and light, rooftop decks and fitness centers. These great homes are right here in Downtown and are in the mid to medium price ranges.

The 10 Best Buys “Hot List” Service will help you identify the “ten-best buys” on the market right now that are in your desired price range and location. Remember this is a FREE community service that will save you the time and hassle of running around looking for properties like these.

You can request our free Home-Hunter service. Fill out the online form:

Copyright © 2014 This free information provided courtesy L.A. Loft Blog and LAcondoInfo.com with information provided by Corey Chambers, Realty Source Inc, BRE#01889449 We are not necessarily associated with the home owner’s association, seller or developer. For more information, contact (213) 478-0499 or visit LAcondoInfo.com  Licensed in California. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified. Properties subject to prior sale or rental. This is not a solicitation if buyer or seller is already under contract with another broker.

Downtown Los Angeles Real Estate Free Information Resource Library – Find Bargains Fast

Downtown Los Angeles Real Estate
Free Information Resource Library

2014-11-13 13.12.52Get ready for DOWNTOWN LOFT INFORMATION OVERLOAD!!!  Do you have an insatiable appetite for real estate information about Los Angeles lofts and condos in the Downtown area?   If so, you will love all of these many free services with lists of properties for sale and for lease, along with good deals and lists of buildings with condominium homes for sale and for lease.  If you prefer an easy shortcut to the best deals from all Downtown real estate companies, simply CLICK HERE or visit https://laloft.wufoo.com/forms/best-deals-downtown-la-get-vip-insider-access/

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LIST OF BUILDINGS DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES

LOFTS & CONDOS FOR SALE AND FOR LEASE   [Alphabetical]  [Neighborhoods]  [Map]

1100 Wilshire – 1100 Wilshire Blvd, 90017
655 Hope  – 655 Hope St, 90017
Alta Lofts –  200 San Fernando Rd, 90031
Barker Block – 510 S Hewitt St & 530 S Hewitt St, 90013
Bartlett Building – 215 W 7th St, 90014
Barn Lofts – 940 E 2nd St, 90012
Beacon Lofts – 825 E 4th St, 90013
Biscuit Company – 1850 Industrial St, 90021
Bunker Hill Tower – 800 W 1st St, 90012
Concerto Lofts – 901 Flower St, 90015
Cornell Building – 738 S Los Angeles St, 90014
Douglas Building – 257 S Spring St, 90012
Eastern Columbia – 849 S Broadway, 90014
Eckardt Building – 746 S Los Angeles St, 90014
El Dorado Lofts – 416 S Spring St, 90015
Elleven Lofts – 1111 S Grand Ave, 90015
Evo – 1155 S Grand Ave, 90015
Flower Street Lofts – 1130 S Flower St, 90015
Garey Building – 905 E 2nd St, 90012
Gallery Lofts – 120 S Hewitt St & 130 S Hewitt St, 90013
Grand Avenue Lofts – 1100 S Grand Ave & 330 W 11th St,  90015
Higgins Building – 108 E 2nd St, 90012
Library Court – 630 W 6th St, 90017
Little Tokyo Lofts – 420 S San Pedro St, 90013
Luma – 1100 S Hope St, 90015
Market Lofts – 645 W 9th St, 90015
Metropolis Los Angeles – 8th Street and Francisco
Molino Lofts – 500 Molino & 530 Molino St,  90013
Mura Condominiums – 629 Traction Ave, 90013
Pan American Building – 253 S Broadway, 90012
Promenade Condominiums – 121 S Hope St, 90012
Promenade West – 880 W. 1st St, 90012
Puerta Del Sol – 360 W Avenue 26, 90031
Ritz Carlton Residences – 710 W Olympic Blvd, 90015
Rowan Lofts – 460 S. Spring St, 90013
Santee Village – (See EckardtCornell and Textile)
Savoy Condominiums – 100 S Alameda, 90012
SB Grand (Shybary Grand or Shy Barry Grand) – 312 W. 5th St, 90013
Skyline Condominiums – 600 W 9th St, 90015
Sky Lofts – 801 S. Grand Ave, 90017
SL70 – 2220 Duane Street, 90039
Teramachi Homes Senior Condos – 267 S. San Pedro St, 90012
Textile Building – 315 E 8th St, 90014
Tokyo Villa Condominiums – 222 S Central Ave, 90012
Toy Factory – 1855 Industrial St, 90015
Toy Warehouse – 215 S Santa Fe Ave, 90012
Vero – 1234 Wilshire, Los Angeles CA


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717 Olympic – 717 W Olympic Blvd, 90015
8th and Hope – 801 S. Hope St, 90017
American Cement Building Lofts – 2404 Wilshire Blvd, 90057
Apex – 900 S Figueroa St, 90015
Ava Little Tokyo – 236 S. Los Angeles St, 90012
Avant South Park – 1360 S. Figueroa St, 90015
Artisan on 2nd – 601 E 2nd St, 90012
Brockman Lofts – 530 W 7th St, 90014
Canvas L.A. – 138 N Beaudry Ave, 90012
Chester Williams – 215 W 5th Street, 90013
City Lights on Fig – 1300 S Figueroa St, 90015
Chapman Flats – 756 S. Broadway, 90014
Continental Lofts – 408 S Spring St, 90013
Elysian – 1115 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Emerson – 225 S Grand Ave, 90012
Emil Brown Building – 308 East 9th St, 90015
Factory Place Lofts – 1308 Factory Place, 90013
Grand Central Square – 306 W 3rd St, 90013
Gas Company Lofts – 810 S Flower St, 90017
Great Republic Lofts – 756 S Spring St, 90014
Hellman – 411 S Main St, 90013
Jeffries Lofts – 117 Winston St, 90013
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Lacy Studio Lofts – 2664 Lacy St, 90031
Long Beach Avenue Lofts – 1250 Long Beach Ave, 90021
Medallion – 334 S Main St, 90013
Medici – 725 S Bixel St, 90017
MegaToys Lofts – 905 E 2nd St, 90012
Mercantile Lofts – 620 S Main St, 90013
Met Lofts – 1050 S Flower St, 90015
Metro 417 – 417 South Hill Street, 90013
Metropolitan – 315 West 5th Street, 90013
Milano Lofts – 609 S Grand Ave, 90017
Mozaic at Union Station – 888 N Alameda St, 90012
Museum Tower – 225 S Olive St, 90012
One Santa Fe – 1 Santa Fe, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Orsini Apartments – 550 N Figueroa St, 90012
Pacific Electric Lofts – 610 S Main St, 90014
Packard Lofts – 1000 S Hope St, 90015
Pegasus – 612 S Flower St, 90017
Peterson and Tansey Lofts – 1250 Long Beach Ave, 90021
Piero – 312 E 12th St, 90015
Promenade Tower – 123 S Figueroa St, 90012
Roosevelt Lofts – 727 W. 7th St, 90017
San Fernando – 400 S Main St., 90013
Santee Court – 716 S Los Angeles St, 90014
SB Grand – 312 W. 5th St, 90013
South Park Lofts – 818 South Grand Ave, 90017
Spring Arcade – 541 S Spring St, 90013
Title Guarantee – 411 5th St #1200, 90013
Union Lofts – 325 W 8th St, 90014
Visconti – 1221 W 3rd St, 90017
Watermarke Tower – 705 W 9th St, 90015

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Copyright © 2014 This free information provided courtesy L.A. Loft Blog and LAcondoInfo.com with information provided by Corey Chambers, Realty Source Inc, BRE#01889449 We are not necessarily associated with the home owner’s association, seller or developer. For more information, contact (213) 478-0499 or visit LAcondoInfo.com  Licensed in California. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified. Properties subject to prior sale or rental. This is not a solicitation if buyer or seller is already under contract with another broker.

Downtown Los Angeles Top Loft and Condo Deals – Real Estate For Sale

Downtown Los Angeles Top Loft and Condo Deals
Real Estate For Sale
Lofts Downtown Los Angeles

108 W 2ND ST #510 #510 $339,000 1 1.00 (1 0 0 0) 720 $589.70
630 W 6TH ST #201 #201 $375,000 1 1.00 (1 0 0 0) 610 $526.54
215 W 7TH ST #811 #811 $410,000 0 1.00 (1 0 0 0) 650 $396.00
645 W 9TH ST #208 #208 $448,000 1 1.00 (1 0 0 0) 720 $480.00

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3 Ways to Buy a Home for Less Money

Downtown Los Angeles – If you’re like most homebuyers, you have two primary considerations in mind when you start looking for a home. First, you want to find the home that perfectly meets your needs and desires, and secondly, you want to purchase this home for the lowest possible price.

When you analyze those successful home buyers who have been able to purchase the home they want for thousands of dollars below a seller’s asking price, some common denominators emerge. While the negotiating skills of your agent are important, there are three additional key factors that must come into play long before you ever submit an offer.

This topic has been the subject of extensive analysis by Industry Experts, and a summary of their findings, and a specific step-by-step purchase plan for homebuyers, can be found in a new special report called “Homebuyers: How to Save Thousands of Dollars When You Buy”.

This free report outlines the psychology of how a seller sets their asking price, and gives you 3 simple steps to follow, before you even set foot in a seller’s home, which could help you to successfully slash thousands of dollars off the price of the home you want.

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Copyright © 2014 This free information provided courtesy L.A. Loft Blog and LAcondoInfo.com with information provided by Corey Chambers, Realty Source Inc, BRE#01889449 We are not necessarily associated with the home owner’s association, seller or developer. For more information, contact (213) 478-0499 or visit LAcondoInfo.com  Licensed in California. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified. Properties subject to prior sale or rental. This is not a solicitation if buyer or seller is already under contract with another broker.

VIP BUYER PROGRAM VIDEO DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES LOFTS

VIP BUYER PROGRAM VIDEO FOR DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES LOFTS, CONDOS, HOUSES, INCOME PROPERTIES, FORCLOSURES, DISTRESSED PROPERTIES.

MUST SELL!!! DOWNTOWN DISTRESSED PROPERTIES http://www.lacondoinfo.com/gold_distress.asp
Homes that match your criteria, show you how we can help you find the best home for your needs, negotiate the lowest price, secure the best financing, meet your home buying needs, with a minimum of hassle. Its not going to cost you a penny. Im going to help you find the home of your dreams and get you the best price on that property.

You are going to get pre-qualified free of charge for a home loan, and get access to special financing so you can afford more home for your money, get a lender that can fund a commercial or industrial loft, as well as a traditional condo or house. So you’re going automatically receive all of the new listings that match your criteria, you’ll be the fist buyer who knows about them so you can beat out other buyers to the best new listings, and you’re backed by our specialized knowledge. OK, we’re going to get you the best deal on the home that you really want to buy. And here’s the kicker: None of our valuable services cost you a penny! All we ask in return is for your loyalty. Does that sound fair?

If you’re going to work with to me, then I will guarantee in writing that I will get you at least $5,000 off any purchases where you use my services. I’ll give you a $5,000 cash savings guarantee. Im going to give you this in writing, and them I’m going to negotiate at least $5,000 off any any home that you purchase using my services or I’ll pay you $1,000 cash on closing.

And if you are not absolutely thrilled with my service, if you change your mind for any reason, I’m going to give you our cancellation guarantee. OK, no strings attached. Its an unconditional guarantee. If for any reason whatsoever up until the time that we put you in a contract on a property, if you’re not happy, you can cancel the exclusive buyer agreement and you can go with somebody else.

We are dedicated to helping our clients as our #1 priority. As our client, you get access to all of the unlisted properties, pocket listings, lenders, sold listings, comps, property reports, building investment opinions. Our clients are best served if we spend our time on them, and so we do not share our most valuable information with the general public.

What happens next
If you see a home that you like, feel free to call us with information. Always tell the listing agent that you are working with us so you will not be hounded by other agents, and I will email you complete information. Always, always call us for the appointment. Never look at a home with anyone else. The next step is — we find you the perfect home. Its really that easy.

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Corey Chambers, REALTOR®
(213) 478-0499
corey@laloft.org
Realty Source Inc BRE#01889449
http://www.CoreyChambers.com

Downtown Los Angeles Recently Sold Lofts and Condos

Downtown LA Recently Sold Lofts and Condos

Here’s a list of the ten most recent sales in Downtown with the sold price [DETAILS]:

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Find out what the home down the street sold for: CLICK HERE

Get more information on recently sold properties in all Los Angeles neighborhoods.

More tools for finding Downtown sold home information at https://laloftblog.com/sold/

Copyright © 2014 This free information provided courtesy L.A. Loft Blog and LAcondoInfo.com with information provided by Corey Chambers, Realty Source Inc, BRE#01889449 We are not necessarily associated with the home owner’s association, seller or developer. For more information, contact (213) 478-0499 or visit LAcondoInfo.com  Licensed in California. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified. Properties subject to prior sale or rental. This is not a solicitation if buyer or seller is already under contract with another broker.