Renter’s BEWARE! Scam artist Rufus Sparks has resurfaced. A friend told me about a scam which happened last week to her relative, so listen up to make sure it does not happen to you.
Her relative found a home he wanted to rent in Chicago, and met the man who supposedly owned the home. He was showed the home after setting an appointment with Rufus Sparks. After viewing the home, he decided he wanted to rent it so after the nod from Sparks, he deposited $1800 IN CASH. When the conversation with Sparks later got suspicious, he asked his aunt to research the property. To her amazement, the property was in foreclosure and Sparks was NOT listed as the owner. When her nephew called Sparks back and questioned him, the deal got shady, and he requested his deposit back. Of course, that did not happen and now Sparks has vanished.
Learn a lesson from his misfortune, he is now out of $1800 and a home to live. If you are considering renting a home, be careful, better yet, use a real estate agent. This could save you heartache and aggravation. And just so you know, he changes his name from time-to-time. KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR RUFUS SPARKS, HE IS ON THE PROWL FOR INNOCENT VICTIMS. Sparks is a loser, and I hope he is caught. In researching it more, I found below story, which shows he has been doing this for a long time!
If you come in contact with him, please call your local police department, let’s catch Rufus!
Update: Rufus Sparks was arrested at the end of January! His scam ended when a citizen who he previously scammed, informed police of his location…of course he was in the middle of swindling another victim. Good job Mr. Informer!
P.s. Remember…Rufus Sparks is considered innocent until found guilty, so I guess he “allegedly” is a scam artist.
WATCH VIDEO TO PROTECT YOURSELF! https://brittaj17.wordpress.com/2011/01/25/rufus-sparks-scam-how-to-avoid-it-video/
READ SPARKS PAST BELOW-PROVIDED BY: http://www.marinacityonline.com/news/news2009-1.htm