Wanting to let people know of our experience with renting an appartment in New York.
We are 4 girls(40+)from Sydney,Australia taking a trip to New York ,we made enquiries into renting an appartment for 1 week.Not knowing at the time that this is illegal :(.after several enquiries and replies we settled on one.
the "woman" we were dealing with ,(emails) seemed lovely ,very obliging ,couldnt do enough,gave details of the appartment ,where to meet her ,phone numbers,etc etc,but we needed to give our info and pay via paypal quickly.luckily my friend read somewhere about short term rentals,so we started researching on T.A.and found someone else had dealt with the same person .a couple of years ago.so we realised it was a scam-no money had been sent,thankfully.
it is two days since any emails have been sent or received and i was coming home from work to send one to cancel everything,when guess what?i have received one from this woman cancelling everything !!!!!.
so please BE WARNED,if anyone wants more specific information if you think you have dealt with this person let me know-not sure about putting names and addresses on this forum.Be very careful. :) hope this saves someone the hassle we have been through,though we have not lost any money we have learnt.:)