Near miss by a scammer out there...not an April Fool's joke!
I am looking to rent units from owners for family who want to join us in Aruba next year. I have been contacted by a scammer and luckily have previously dealt with the person whose identity he was assuming and contacted him directly. He was unaware that someone was pretending to be him and using his COMPLETE name in a fake email address. The scammer just changed the account to a gmail account. If you were to contact Divi Resorts they will confirm that indeed there is an owner by that name for that unit and date but then the scammer asks that the check be made out to a different name (I knew the address was wrong since I had rented from him previously otherwise would not know this to be incorrect).
This is the contact info he gave for the check and address:
Name- Darryl Paulsen
Add- 1409 downing street
City- the village
Zipcode- 73120 USA
The icing on the cake was this message:
Send me a screen shotof the the check before putting it in mail am not sure how many days it willtake before it get to me
Please beware, if your spidey senses fire up, there is likely a good reason!