Craigslist Roommate Scam, Definite Nightmare

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Do you believe in doppelgangers? Say, in different cities there's another version of you that's a complete, exact replica. And that person would be living a parallel life to yours -- even when it comes to searching for a roommate?

Well, in this Craigslist Roommate Nightmares, we found an uncanny similarity between particular rooms being rented all over the country.
$420 ~~ROOM FOR RENT IN PERFECT LOCATION!!! (SF bay area)
I'm female and just turned 30, Work as a model. I like to go out on the weekends but keep pretty chill during the week, aside from the occasional happy hour or Taco Tuesday. I love music, cooking, and hanging out. Need someone responsible, respectful and clean. Sex does not matter. Deposit is $300. Thank you.

Our Take: This sounds great. I'm glad sex does not matter in this roommate scenario. Hell, I love Taco Tuesday, too (whatever that might be). This sounds like the coolest model ever. I'm going to enjoy my new San Francisco roommate.

$420 ~~*~~ROOM FOR RENT IN PERFECT LOCATION!~!(south florida)I'm female and just turned 30, Work as a model. I like to go out on the weekends but keep pretty chill during the week, aside from the occasional happy hour or Taco Tuesday. I love music, cooking, and hanging out. Need someone responsible, respectful and clean. Sex does not matter. Deposit is $300. Thank you.

Our Take: What an uncanny coincidence. Another cool model who loves Taco Tuesday is also renting a room in South Florida. That's crazy. Oh well, you got to admit that Taco Tuesday is very popular and models need to rent out rooms as well. A little bit eerie that the photos in both the ads are the same, but oh well coincidences do happen. Besides, I get to live with a 30-year-old model.

$420 *~*~ROOM FOR RENT IN PERFECT LOCATION!! (los angeles)I'm female and just turned 30, Work as a model. I like to go out on the weekends but keep pretty chill during the week, aside from the occasional happy hour or Taco Tuesday. I love music, cooking, and hanging out. Need someone responsible, respectful and clean. Sex does not matter. Deposit is $300. Thank you.

Our Take: What the?! Is this some sort of roommate franchise? Is this like the Applebee's of roommates!? Or is this some sort of undercover marketing promotion for Taco Tuesday? The statistical odds of someone in Los Angles writing the exact same ad as in two other cities is probably about 1 in a million. Where are all these 30-year-old models in need of roommates coming from?

$420 *~*~*~ROOM FOR RENT IN PERFECT LOCATION!!~*~* (chicago)I'm female and just turned 30, Work as a model. I like to go out on the weekends but keep pretty chill during the week, aside from the occasional happy hour or Taco Tuesday. I love music, cooking, and hanging out. Need someone responsible, respectful and clean. Sex does not matter. Deposit is $300. Thank you.

Our Take: My new roommate is also a wealthy prince from Nigeria.


For more to keep you up at night, read other Craigslist Roommate Nightmares editions. Or read about other Craigslist renal scams.

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