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Mar 2nd, 2013, 08:04 PM
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1 Week Rental Apt Boston/Cambridge/JP.....MAY

I have family looking for something between the 8th and 15th or the 17th thru 25th give or take a day.

They are looking for a place that is accessible with enough room for a dinner party one night for 8.

any ideas other then vrbo??
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Mar 4th, 2013, 02:39 PM
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I have no real knowledge of units available but if you find something in JP I can give you an opinion about the location, etc.
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Mar 4th, 2013, 02:44 PM
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thanks so much cw! they may have found something in Inman Square which is a fun neighborhood.
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Mar 5th, 2013, 12:11 PM
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A cautionary tale......an employee of DH's thought he had booked an apt for his parents coming to Boston from overseas for a 2 wk vacation. LUCKILY he went to the place a week or 2 ahead to check on something and NO one knew what he was talking about. Someone had scammed him and absconded w/the money. The address used was that of a legit apt bldg but everything else was a scam.
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Mar 5th, 2013, 02:05 PM
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There have been a few threads about this on TA where the apartment is advertised on Craigslist and asks for money to be sent through Western Union. If it's too good to be true then it probably is a scam. And never send money through Western Union.

socialworker, do you know any details? Thanks for reminding people to be cautious.
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Mar 5th, 2013, 02:13 PM
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thanks everyone! we found a place on vrbo in the north end. did the phone call and emails of contracts etc. family has the good fortune that I can confirm the place is legitimate from their management address and property address.

the first thing I told them was avoid craigslist and stick with reputable listing sites.
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Mar 5th, 2013, 04:59 PM
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No, cw I do not know the details other than the Western Union part which should have been a red flag and DH would have told him, had he known in advance that the person was going to send money that way. We only found out after the scam had been perpetrated.
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Mar 5th, 2013, 07:07 PM
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Thanks socialworker. The WU is a red flag. I'm sorry it happened.
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