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Old 09.10.2011, 21:39
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Expatriates site

I have found this site where there seems to be some really good deals for flats. To be honest the deals look too good in some cases!

http://www.expatriates.com/classifie...singavailable/

Do you guys think these ads are legitimate ?
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Old 09.10.2011, 21:41
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Search the forum on Scam and you will know better. Such prices are unrealistic.
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Old 09.10.2011, 21:48
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Re: Expatriates site

I just saw that and had to laugh. 800 per month for a fully furnished appartment in Geneva? Thats just not even "well maybe". The ad is so fake its borderline stupid.

I see how somebody who doesnt know the market can believe it though. But still, lots of extremely cheap ads all over switzerland in the same day? Especially when the other ads have more realistic prices...
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Old 09.10.2011, 21:59
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A scam ad with a warning for Western Union on it: great sarcasm!
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Re: Expatriates site

It's a scam, and it's been going on for a while. See this comment, dated June, 2008.
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I just saw that and had to laugh. 800 per month for a fully furnished appartment in Geneva? Thats just not even "well maybe". The ad is so fake its borderline stupid.

I see how somebody who doesnt know the market can believe it though. But still, lots of extremely cheap ads all over switzerland in the same day? Especially when the other ads have more realistic prices...
Indeed, the cheek! I went to each of them and reported them as spam. Apparently, if more than one persons reports anything as spam it gets removed there. I wonder if it ok here to ask people to do so, so that the others dont fall prey to such scams...
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Old 09.10.2011, 22:29
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Re: Expatriates site

Please remember that the expatriates.com website is not a scam. Simply, it contains adverts which appear to be scams. If a scam artist put an advert on here, clearly that wouldn't make EF a scam website. Just to clarify, in any case.
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Its only these ads which are scams. The website is genuine, these B@st@rd$ are misusing it to fool unsuspecting people. Imagine a fully furnished place in ZRH or GVA at the prices mentioned there...
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Most of the ads on that site are scams. Same as craigslist. Don't use them.
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if it seems too good to be true, ....
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