By Scammed - 05/06/2016 18:26 - Mexico - Mexicali
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Just sue for your money back, and the real landlord can get her money back too.
If you paid him in cash then YDI. Any real person renting property would have you pay with a check or money order for proper documentation of payment.
Actually I had a landlord that didn't want us to pay by check. And many that I inquired with that said they prefer cash. Must be something about tax evasion probably, though the reason they gave us was they find it more "convenient" or that they didn't want to wait till the cheque cleared. Although it's best to keep away from that, not all who ask for cash are scammers in this sense. But most are not good landlords.
I'm sorry you fell for a con, OP. If you need a place to stay tonight, I have an excellent bridge I could rent you a spot under.
When renting or buying, always ask for credentials and building plans and sign a formal contract that you have verified by a lawyer buddy of yours for free. If you don't have a lawyer buddy, I suggest Mike Ross