Victim Location 89135
Total money lost $300
Type of a scam Rental
Aug. 21, 2015- I was browsing in those groups pages that had houses for rent on facebook, and in one of those groups I posted my ISO (In search of) status. Few days later I’ve had few responses most were over my budget ( I have limited- "fixed" Income: SSI ) then *James J Quintana* post a comment "6365 Azurelyn Ave 3/2.5ba, 2 car garage, W/D in unit, Private fenced backyard, Master Suite Bedroom has a suite bathroom his and her sink, spacious walk in closet with private balcony!" – I then initiated the conversation in messenger asking "How much?". He tells me "This may seem high but it’s a workable along the facts of this I want a 1000 dollar deposit and 1000 for first and last month I have no background checks and no application fees until Nov. i can drop it down to 650"; He said he’s a WHOLESALE REAL ESTATE AGENT his family and him are moving back to COLORADO and he needs a renter.
On Sept.1- 10 days later he asked: "Have you found one yet? I need a renter but 1600 moves in covers deposit and rent 850" ( I didn’t realize the price changed, I completely forgot about it) " No home searching ATM, Saving money" I told him.
Nov.28th – I went in my msg to see if James J Quintana house was taken or not, it was still available he wrote to me "No its open I’m in or my mom just passed away I have 3 bedroom house petfiendly 2car garage yard nothing wrong with my house but if u want to I can do this I take 250 hold and refundable deposit to get u the keys from my neighbor but if u do want it’s 700 deposit and 650 rent won start til jan so u get 50 days of free rent cuz I had a nice balloon payment to bank" …. We had the budget and I was sure that we’d finally have a HOUSE instead of 3 yrs in a Jr. size studio apt. He wanted to talk over the phone I gave him my cell number… we continued on about the house and rental agreement and he said " I’m willing to work with you, but I have others who wants to rent it, If want to put down to hold the house and get the keys just do this Ashley Quintana is my kid and u can moneygram yr hold and once I have that I give my friend Matt ( "Matt" is resides in Las Vegas) a call so u can go get the keys and we are in Portland or. I will be back in weeks actually". We gathered the amount to hold the home, since we didn’t think moneygram had an expensive fee, we bought a few things needed for the house and then made our way up to the moneygram and sent the $ to Ashley Quintana in Portland, OR. Later that evening James texted he gave his friend "Matt" my number to call in case lost because he’s delivering the key/lease " – We already started packing, and cleaning out our apt. a whole day up to wee late night no one showed up, or even called.The next morning (almost noon) msg came from James " Matt, got pulled over and arrested for outstanding traffic warrant I bailed him out. I apologize. We’ll be in Vegas, my wife & I will drop it off to you guys" -they didn’t show either, I was frustrated and overwhelmed, and angry with their " Sorry’s " and " NO SHOW". Their phones were either "disconnected/ or not accepting calls ",they don’t answer their messenger but they seen it! I even txt and Left voicemail nothing! So I went back to the group (on fb) asking everyone/anyone if they know a James J Quintana" my comment boxes just lit up like wildfire, I found out that we ( my family and I wasn’t alone in this) ]we’re all scammed by the same James J Quintana married to a Donna and with a daughter named Ashley ( Was this a coincidence? I thought…) but this is real, and he’s real….running around scamming and damaging every home, familys and pockets and he don’t care! I’m so disappointed in myself knowingly I should’ve done my research as I usually do in the first place! He needs to be stopped & caught (his accomplice to)… and placed behind bars. [ House in the middle is the house James J Quintana claimed he owned and it’s up for rent – Not True! Foreclosure!]