There is no humor in crime, but some things are just too funny. If you have the wherewithal to produce $26,600 for a one month security deposit and first month’s rent then you need to be able to take the time to sign all the necessary paperwork, make sure you’re giving your money to someone reputable, and maybe even get a key.
According to reports from Brooklyn Heights Blog (1), “a man answered an ad for an apartment on York St., and gave it the look-see with the landlord. It must’ve looked pretty spectacular, because he gave the landlord $26,600 for one month’s rent and security.” However the story takes a turn for the worse when, “he showed up on moving day only to learn the landlord was actually a con artist.”
Why a con artist has access to a $13,300 a month apartment sounds like a con in and of itself. But if you’re okay putting out the money, you need to be prepared to put your X on the line. Or you could end up like this York Street non-resident!