Boy this Anna Brooks person has amazing rental properties all over. Despite asking for any information, she continually wishes to hound you to fill out a "Rental Application" and does not answer any email inquiries about her rental property itself.
Could it be she or he or it doesn't respond because they don't exist? I think so.
Here's a copy of the rental application verbatim:
APPLICATION SCREENING DISCLOSURE
First off, thank you for considering application to one of our quality rental units. Please read below to learn about our application screening process and what you can expect.
We offer application forms to everyone who inquires about the rental.
We review applications in the order they are received by us.
We may require up to 5 business days to verify information on the application; however, most applications are processed in 2-3 days.
If we are unable to verify information on the application, the application may be denied.
SCREENING GUIDELINES -
Unless joint applicants are married, each must submit a separate application.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
We will accept the first qualified applicant(s).
Credit/Criminal/Public Records Check:
Negative reports may result in denial of application.
Any individual who is a current illegal substance abuser, or has been convicted of the illegal manufacture or distribution of a controlled substance, or of a felony may be denied of tenancy.
We determine, based on the application, whether the applicant meets our screening guidelines.
We obtain a credit report, criminal records report, and public records report.
APPLICATION FOR RENT
This is a rental application only and does not constitute acceptance of the applicant as a tenant, nor a rental agreement or tenancy relationship between the parties. A separate rental application is to be completed by each unmarried adult. Inaccurate or falsified information will be grounds for denial of the application.
Property Address REQUESTED MOVE IN DATE
1. APPLICANT NAME (last) ________________ (first) ____________ (middle) ______
DATE OF BIRTH __________________ TELEPHONE # _______________
2. PRESENT ADDRESS
CITY ____________________________________ STATE ______________ ZIP ___________
RESIDENCE DURATION: years: ______ months: _____ MONTHLY PAYMENT ___________
(optional) LANDLORD TELEPHONE#
3. CREDIT REPORT:
Like most companies today, we require a recent Credit Score. This is only to do a criminal background check and keep our tenants safe. We will only speak to renters with a credit report from 'My Rental Credit Score' because we have seen many fraudulent reports. This is a well known company for and should garner some trust.
You can get the free report here:
Applicant Credit Score:
4. APPLICANT INFORMATION:
Why are you leaving your current residence?
How did you find out about our rental? newspaper ____ drive-by ____ word of mouth other __
Do you intend to have house pets at this residence? ____ Yes No If yes, what kind & how many of each Do you smoke? Yes No
Do you intend to use a water bed at this residence? Yes No
Have you been evicted in the last 5 years? Yes No
If so, please explain the circumstances
Have you ever filed a petition in bankruptcy? Yes No
Have you ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor? ____ Yes No
If so, please explain the circumstances
AUTHORITY FOR RELEASE OF INFORMATION
This release will constitute my consent and authority to examine statements and information regarding my background.
I understand that I acquire no rights in a rental unit until I sign a Rental Agreement on the rental unit (noted above) to be held in accordance with the Rental Agreement.
I declare the foregoing to be true under penalty of perjury. I agree that the Landlord may terminate any agreement entered into in reliance on any misstatement made above.
I understand that my rent will commence upon the date of approval of my rental application and the availability of the dwelling, whichever occurs later.
If I am submitting this form via email, I understand that typing my name on the signature line below constitutes an electronic signature.
Electronic Signature of Applicant:
Before you go through all the trouble of giving this email address your applicant credit score consider this company is not legitimate. I believe this type of scam serves two purposes. One to get lots of personal information from you that would be valuable to steal your identity. Secondly that credit score service they require you to use because they "have seen many fraudulent reports" just doesn't bode well in my opinion.
Also, this Anna Brooks likes this company because it "is a well known company for and should garner some trust."
If you google "Anna Brooks" you will see that this individual or company somehow gets revenue by persons also choosing to receive a credit score and credit protection service from www.mycreditscorenow.com.
I used the words in quotes since they directly came from the Rental Application.
I'm sure this Anna Brooks scam is up to no good whatsoever either. I won't promise to defend someone who really thinks these CraigsList rental properties or Anna Brooks is up to a legitimate business practice either.
Just delete the email and move on to some other rental units or at least a property manager that is more trustworthy.
Thanks for stopping by tonight.
Have a great week!!
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