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rent by owner out of state

received email by current renter or owner (not sure) 436 High Street,Palo Alto, CA 94301, who is currently working in different state.  His email is a legit gmail account, but I was wondering which public agent or company would have record of the renter or owner of property?
  • March 30 - Palo Alto
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If the current rent being asked is below market, I'd vote scam. The listing is not showing as a rental now either and that combined with a recent sale and out of state owner can all be red flags.
  • March 31
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436 High St, Palo Alto, CA 94301 is what was posted.

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/436-High-St-Palo-Alto-CA-94301/2141698895_zpid/
  • March 30
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I can certainly see the owners and their addresses. However, you don't mention which unit.

How am I supposed to know whether you are legit?  Rental scams happen a lot. Everyone needs to be careful.
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If someone is out of state and wants you to send money for keys, do not do it.  It is a scam.  Please take time to check out the FAQ on scams and internet fraud carefully so you can identify the red flags.

Gmail is not a vetted E-mail address.
If you can look up the name of the owner, so can the scammer.  It means absolutely nothing if the scammer knows the owner's name.   A real owner will have a personal representative in town who can meet you at the place to show you the place.


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Gmail email addresses can relate to bogus people just like all the other scams
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The county records will show the owner, check to see if it is online somewhere.
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