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Chicago rental service offers golden shower

Craigslist screen cap

What’s there to be said about this Craigslist ad from My Place Apartments, other than that it’s an almost perfect metaphor for what you can expect from this company and other Chicago rental services? We’ve previously written about the company’s soliciting deadbeats, felons and strippers as clients, and its apparently fraudulent Google reviews. And, we ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 21, 2012

My Place Apartments gussies up Google Reviews

Crazy Steve screen cap

When we last checked in on Crazy Steve and My Place Apartments they were soliciting deadbeats, felons and strippers as clients. As you can see from the above screen cap, they’ve broadened their marketing appeal to reach out to dump-dwellers, couch-surfers, flunking students and grandma-evictees. The firm has garnered 49 filtered reviews at Yelp and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 27, 2012

If you’re a felonious stripper, call Crazy Steve

Crazy Steve ad

If you’re not, stay far, far away. The Craigslist ad you see pictured above does not, as Illinois law requires, disclose the name of the broker who placed it. If you Google the phone number in the ad you find the site pictured below, which claims “we strictly follow the law.” Sure. Shaw Real Estate ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 8, 2011