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I am a freelance writer for newspapers,magazines as well as a journalist for TV.
I am from Tokyo, Japan and have been living in Los Angeles since 1990.
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#259- Apartment Scammer vs. Apartment Dreamer

I live in Los Feliz at the nice apartment building (I live in front of the swimming pool, so I have a nice view with trees & flowers, there is a fitness center), but this apartment became a pet friendly apartment (no way! I am afraid of dogs and cats), and there are many issues (mailbox thefts a lot, sewage leaking all the time, party noise at the swimming pool party noise all the time, upstairs loud TV & footsteps noise etc.) now, so I am looking for a new place to live.





As a journalist, I am good at research anything, but comes to a clean & cute & cheap apartment, it’s hard to find it in L.A. now…

The other day, I met a scammer (I mean I talked with the scammer by email).

This scammer posted the ad on RadPad.

This ad was, $1200 per month for a one bedroom apartment in Santa Monica.
And this scammer had sent me an email (see below).

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Hello Yoko.


Thanks for your interest and inquiries about my apartment. Yes the apartment is still available for rent and we are looking for a…