Help me stop a guy who stole my info & is using my name to scam people.
January 29, 2014 1:52 PM Subscribe
So, one week ago I posted an ad on the website "HotPads", advertising my house in Portland for rent, for $2395. A few days later, I noticed that someone had posted a duplicate ad of my listing, but for $1900. People then started knocking on my door (the address on my ad), all saying the same thing -- telling me about a guy in Brooklyn, NY, who is USING MY NAME, posing as me, sending people emails and talking with them on the phone, trying to scam them into sending him a deposit for my house. Gah!
posted by dacoit to Law & Government (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Thanks to these door-knocking people, I now have his phone number and some of the sketchy emails he sent to them. I already contacted HotPads and they took his ad down, but meanwhile this guy is out there, posing as me, using my name, trying to scam people. How do I shut this guy down? (I'm also insanely busy, so I can't spend a whole day on this). Any ideas?