California Woman Says Fake Apartment Ad Left Her Scammed Out of $2,000
November 12, 2020
When Los Angeles comedian Vickie Eisenstein had to move early on in the pandemic, she was elated to find a listing online for a one-bedroom apartment in West Hollywood for just $1,100 per month. The agent said that he wasn’t showing the place in-person due to COVID-19, and she agreed to rent it sight-unseen arrangement after he emailed her a rental agreement along with his realtor’s license number. She sent a $2,000 deposit, but when move-in day came, she realized she’d been scammed.