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Top Dog Leasing/ Ron Hubbard / unlicensed rental fraud

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My family has listed a rental property on Craigslist, under Los Angeles County.
We have received several calls at our listed telephone number by a robocaller for TopDogListing.com. Specifically, at least 3 three calls have come in from [protected] (Florida!), providing a call back number of [protected].

This number is for Top Dog Leasing in either Long Beach or Laguna Beach, California (both addresses are at mail box drop centers.)

I called that number immediately after receiving one of those robocalls. I spoke with a man who identified himself as Ron Hubbard. I asked him where he learned about our rental house listing and he responded: "CraigsList". He told me to "get a life" and hung up on me when I challenged him on the source of the listing and mentioned we are on the DNC list.

According to Craigslist's terms of service, no commercial use by third parties is to be made of information listed on their site.

We briefly researched this company. Hubbard's real estate license has been revoked by the California Dept. of Real Estate. His web site utilizes official Realtor agreements and contracts, none of which he is entitled to use. In fact, it is a criminal offense to hold ones' self out as a licensed agent if not licensed. He does not and cannot have a broker holding his license. I called an agent in Fountain Valley listed in the California Dept of Real Estate as "Topdog Leasing" (DRE license number [protected]) available on their on-line records system. He said that for a very brief period of time there was a business association, which was severed when Hubbard's business ethics (or lack thereof) became obvious.
Here is the DRE record on Hubbard:

License Type:

SALESPERSON

Name:

Hubbard, Ronald W

Mailing Address:


273 MIRA MAR
LONG BEACH, CA 90803

License ID:


[protected]

Expiration Date:


09/10/06

License Status:


REVOKED

Salesperson License Issued:


04/27/81 (Unofficial -- taken from secondary records)

Former Name(s):


Hubbard, Ronald Wayne

DBA


Express Leasing
ACTIVE FROM 10/22/1996 TO 04/06/1998

Employing Broker:


NO CURRENT EMPLOYING BROKER

Comment:


05/16/97 - H-27184 LA


06/10/97 - H-27188 LA D & R


04/07/98 - REVOKED-RIGHT TO RESTRICTED LICENSE


04/07/98 - RESTRICTED LICENSE SUSPENDED FOR 30 DAYS


05/09/03 - --R-3935


06/14/04 - --R-3998


09/15/04 - H-31298 LA


11/08/04 - SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY --per R-3998


05/26/05 - REVOKED


02/13/07 - H-33895 LA D & R


NO OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS


>>>> Public information request complete <<<<


Here is the interesting thing with Craigslist: I called them [protected]) and spoke with a gentleman who was less than interested in this matter. I informed him that his organization's own terms of service prohibited use of our information for 3rd party commercial gain. I asked him what they can/will do to prevent Hubbard from utilizing our information posted on Craigslist.org for his illegal commercial gain.

We certainly don't want him to illicitly copy our information and post it on his web site.

The response was that Craiglist is a "bulletin board" and they are not responsible for anything posted on it. He mentioned that possibly Hubbard's IP address could be blocked, but like a weed, Hubbard could pop up again utilizing a different computer having a different IP address. He also mentioned that law enforcement could get involved, but don't hold your breath.

Lastly, he mentioned that flagging each item as "prohibited" could get an item deleted, but he would not indicate the number of flags that would achieve that objective.

IN THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS WE HAVE NOTICED NEW LISTINGS BY HUBBARD, BOTH UNDER LOS ANGELES AND SEPARATELY UNDER SAN DIEGO, either as "Ron Dog" or as "RYAN". The number for "RYAN" is [protected].


Here is a list of some of the properties on Hubbard's web site. If you know the owners of any of these properties you would be doing them a valuable service in forwarding this information to them.

Aug 12 - $6900 / 3br - west hollywood living; 50 ft to sunset blv; art decco hm/ 30 days free - (west hollywood ) img

Aug 12 - $2300 / 2br - naples island luxory living ; lower duplex; 50 yards to bay - (long beach ) img

Aug 12 - $2300 / 2br - Fully furnished stunning penthouse - (Long Beach) img

Aug 12 - $20000 / 3br - Furnished Frank Lloyd Wright Mansion! - img

Aug 12 - $1600 / 2br - Amazing townhome in the art district in Long Beach! Get 30 days free rent! - img

Aug 10 - $2300 / 2br - naples island;quite beautiful and elegant duplex; walk to bay n shops - (long beach ) img

Aug 9 - $2300 / 3br - belmont hts 1920's regal home/ like new inside - (long beach ) img

Aug 9 - $3350 / 3br - once in a lifetime opportunity; - (pacific palisades ) img

Aug 9 - $6900 / 3br - west hollywood x stars home? pool+ 30 days free rent special - (hollywood ) img

Aug 8 - $2300 / 2br - naples; living on a dock of a bay; luxory duplex - (naples ) img

Aug 8 - $2300 / 2br - NAPLES ISLAND; WALK TO THE BAY AND SHOPS - (LONG BEACH ) img

Aug 8 - $6900 / 3br - hw; 30 days free rent; regal w hwood pool home; walk to sunset - (hollywood ) img

Aug 7 - $2300 / 2br - naples inland; grand living; lower duplex - (long beach ) img

Aug 7 - $3350 / 3br - mal, Live the Dream - Ocean View - Great Karma Great Energy - (Pacific Palisades / Malibu) img


Aug 6 - $3000 / 3br - Hot August Special - Stunning Townhome near Melrose Avenue - (Los Angeles) img
Aug 6 - $3000 / 3br - wla; stunning art decco town home; walk to melrose ave - (los angeles ) img
Aug 6 - $2300 / 2br - lb; stunning duplex on Naples Island; pristine condition - (long beach ) img
Aug 3 - $1800 / 2br - Beautiful 2 bdrm duplex - (Wilshire/Hancock Park) pic
Aug 1 - $3350 / 3br - la, Live the Dream - Ocean View - Great Karma Great Energy - (Pacific Palisades / Malibu) pic img
Aug 1 - $3000 / 3br - This is What City Living is All About - (North Hollywood) pic img
Aug 1 - $30000 / 4br - Million Dollar Perfection! - (Beverly Hills) pic img
Aug 1 - $35000 / 4br - Architectural Dream .. Incredible Modern Living! - (Beverly Hills) pic img
Aug 1 - $5900 / 4br - Luxurious 2 Story Mansion In BelAir High Class Surrcenter. Four Bed - (Belair) pic img
Aug 1 - $8500 / 5br - Amazing Brand New Tuscan Estate Pool Home on a Sprawling 22, 000 sq ft - (Tarzana) pic img
Aug 1 - $17500 / 5br - furnished or unfurnished brentwood tuscany pool home! - (Brentwood) img
Aug 1 - $7000 / 4br - Imagination and elegance with original inovation+ ck out the video - (Brentwood) pic img
Aug 1 - $1995 / 2br - 30 Days Free Rent.Surrounded by nature, peace and tranquility.Hardwoods - (West Hills) img
Aug 1 - $3000 / 5br - Live on your own ponderosa. Horse Trails. Spacious home.Large backyard - (Chatsworth) img
Aug 1 - $6900 / 3br - Amazing hollywood pool home. Walk to the Sunset Strip.Ck Video - (Hollywood) img

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  • Ma
      14th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    My family has listed a rental property on Craigslist, under Los Angeles County.
    We have received several calls at our listed telephone number by a robocaller for TopDogListing.com. Specifically, at least 3 three calls have come in from 571-261-0012 (Florida!), providing a call back number of 800.9135420. (also 800.913.5420 and 800-913-5420). Changes in punctuation have been made by Hubbard to avoid indexing by web spiders.

    This number is for Top Dog Leasing in either Long Beach or Laguna Beach, California (both addresses are at mail box drop centers.)

    I called that number immediately after receiving one of those robocalls. I spoke with a man who identified himself as Ron Hubbard. I asked him where he learned about our rental house listing and he responded: "CraigsList". He told me to "get a life" and hung up on me when I challenged him on the source of the listing and mentioned we are on the DNC list.

    According to Craigslist's terms of service, no commercial use by third parties is to be made of information listed on their site.

    We briefly researched this company. Hubbard's real estate license has been revoked by the California Dept. of Real Estate. His web site utilizes official Realtor agreements and contracts, none of which he is entitled to use. In fact, it is a criminal offense to hold ones' self out as a licensed agent if not licensed. He does not and cannot have a broker holding his license. I called an agent in Fountain Valley listed in the California Dept of Real Estate as "Topdog Leasing" (DRE license number 00465928) available on their on-line records system. He said that for a very brief period of time there was a business association, which was severed when Hubbard's business ethics (or lack thereof) became obvious.
    Here is the DRE record on Hubbard:

    License Type:

    SALESPERSON

    Name:

    Hubbard, Ronald W

    Mailing Address:


    273 MIRA MAR
    LONG BEACH, CA 90803

    License ID:


    00808797

    Expiration Date:


    09/10/06

    License Status:


    REVOKED

    Salesperson License Issued:


    04/27/81 (Unofficial -- taken from secondary records)

    Former Name(s):


    Hubbard, Ronald Wayne

    DBA


    Express Leasing
    ACTIVE FROM 10/22/1996 TO 04/06/1998

    Employing Broker:


    NO CURRENT EMPLOYING BROKER

    Comment:


    05/16/97 - H-27184 LA


    06/10/97 - H-27188 LA D & R


    04/07/98 - REVOKED-RIGHT TO RESTRICTED LICENSE


    04/07/98 - RESTRICTED LICENSE SUSPENDED FOR 30 DAYS


    05/09/03 - --R-3935


    06/14/04 - --R-3998


    09/15/04 - H-31298 LA


    11/08/04 - SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY --per R-3998


    05/26/05 - REVOKED


    02/13/07 - H-33895 LA D & R


    NO OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS


    >>>> Public information request complete <<<<


    Here is the interesting thing with Craigslist: I called them (415-566-6394) and spoke with a gentleman who was less than interested in this matter. I informed him that his organization's own terms of service prohibited use of our information for 3rd party commercial gain. I asked him what they can/will do to prevent Hubbard from utilizing our information posted on Craigslist.org for his illegal commercial gain.

    We certainly don't want him to illicitly copy our information and post it on his web site.

    The response was that Craiglist is a "bulletin board" and they are not responsible for anything posted on it. He mentioned that possibly Hubbard's IP address could be blocked, but like a weed, Hubbard could pop up again utilizing a different computer having a different IP address. He also mentioned that law enforcement could get involved, but don't hold your breath.

    Lastly, he mentioned that flagging each item as "prohibited" could get an item deleted, but he would not indicate the number of flags that would achieve that objective.

    IN THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS WE HAVE NOTICED NEW LISTINGS BY HUBBARD, BOTH UNDER LOS ANGELES AND SEPARATELY UNDER SAN DIEGO, either as "Ron Dog" or as "RYAN". The number for "RYAN" is 714-393-0019.


    Here is a list of some of the properties on Hubbard's web site. If you know the owners of any of these properties you would be doing them a valuable service in forwarding this information to them.
    Sep 11 - $2200 / 3br - burb;Understated Simplicity with Whimsical Design - (burbank) img

    Sep 11 - $2300 / 2br - Fully furnished stunning penthouse - (Long Beach) img

    Sep 10 - $2800 / 2br - sc; peace n tranquility consume this home with pano view/special move - (studio city ) img
    Few LOCAL results found. Here are some from NEARBY areas...

    Sep 11 - $2800 / 3br - rare tiberon single family home; cul de sac - (aliso viejo ) pic img

    Sep 10 - $1395 / 1br - hip stadium loft with view; security/ walk to everywhere - (anahiem ) img

    Sep 10 - $1100 / 2br - senior ck this pad out; gated/ safe/ gated; one month free - (huntington beach ) img

    Sep 10 - $3500 / 4br - yl stunning mini mansion' furn/unfurn; horse trails - (yorba linda ) img

    Sep 10 - $2300 / 3br - av; family home on quiet cul de sac street; close to schools/shops - (aliso viejo) img

    Sep 9 - $2800 / 4br - hh; art decco townhome with or without boat dock - (huntington beach ) img

    Sep 9 - $1395 / 1br - stunning stadium loft /penthouse+ck out video - (anaheim ) img

    Sep 8 - $3500 / 4br - yl stunning lake view mini mansion; open weds; furn/unfurn - (yorba linda ) img

    Sep 8 - $1395 / 1br - ana; stunning stadium loft furn/unfurn; ck out video - (anaheim ) pic img

    Sep 8 - $2300 / 3br - av; single family home on cul de sac; 1900+ sq ft - (aliso viejo ) pic img

    Sep 8 - $1800 / 2br - charming & light n bright detached home with yard - (laguna niguel ) img

    Sep 8 - $2300 / 3br - av single family home on cul de sac; ck out video - (aliso viejo) img

    Sep 7 - $1995 stunning furnished beach pad condo; walk to beach/shops - (laguna beach ) img

    Sep 7 - $2395 / 3br - beach townhome with view! - (dana point) pic img

    Sep 7 - $1800 / 2br - 2br single fam home in A + family area - (laguna niguel ) pic img

    Sep 7 - $2300 / 3br - single fam home on cul de sac + yard - (aliso viejo ) pic img

    Sep 6 - $2300 / 3br - stunning home with upgrades and close to wilderness park - (aliso viejo ) img

    Sep 6 - $1795 luxory studio furnsihed ; winter only - (laguna beach ) pic img

    Sep 6 - $3500 / 4br - mini mansion funished or unfurn; lake view - (yorba linda ) img

    Sep 6 - $2400 / 3br - + den; zen like koi pond with huge lot - (huntington beach ) img

    Sep 5 - $1800 / 2br - rare turn key tri level home - (laguna niguel ) img

    Sep 5 - $2395 / 3br - cb; ocean views & breezes; wood floors; ten courts/ pool/bike to beach - (DANA POINT) img

    Sep 5 - $1050 / 2br - private/gated senior community; walk to park and shops - (huntington beach ) img

    Sep 5 - $3300 / 4br - open this sun stunning lake vw in eastlake; furnished or unfurnished - (yorba linda ) img

    Sep 4 - $1050 / 2br - 2BR/1BA Condo, get 30 days free rent;must act this week - (Hungtington Beach) img

    Sep 4 - $1750 / 3br - Private Oasis +30 Days FREE Rent, 3BR/2BA Condo - (Tustin) img

    Sep 4 - $3000 / 3br - 3BR/3.5BA Condo. This is What City Living is All About! - (Los Angeles) img

    Sep 4 - $2400 / 3br - 3BR/2.5BA Single Family Home, huge backyard; 1 mile to oceans roar - (Huntington Beach) img

    Sep 4 - $3500 / 4br - 4BR/4BA Single Family Home, lake view, horse trails and much more - (Yorba Linda) img

    Sep 4 - $1750 / 2br - 2BR/2BA Condo - (Huntington Beach) img

    Sep 4 - $2800 / 2br - 2BR/2.5BA Single Family House, Heaven on Earth! - (Studio City) img

    Sep 4 - $3950 / 3br - 3BR/2BA Single Family Home, Contemporary upscale beauty! - (Beverly Hills, CA) img

    Sep 4 - $1395 / 1br - Fully Furnished Luxury Top level Stadium Lofts Condo for Rent!! - (Anaheim, CA) img

    Sep 4 - $2900 / 4br - Furnished 4BR/4BA Single Family Home - (San Diego, ) img

    Sep 4 - $1995 One-of-a kind, Furnsihed Art Decco Studios - (Laguna Beach) img

    Sep 4 - $3500 / 4br - grace and beauty with lake view - (yorba linda ) img

    Sep 3 - $2900 / 4br - furnished estate home on large lot and many recent upgrades - (san diego ) img

    Aug 31 - $1050 / 2br - hb gated senior community; 55 yr old; secure n quiet - (huntington beach ) img

    Aug 25 - $1150 / 2br - hb zen like gated senior complex; next to green fresh park - (huntington beach ) img

    Aug 23 - $1100 / 2br - hb; bold colors; senior gated community; quiet / safe close 2 shops - (huntington beach ) img

    Aug 22 - $1100 / 2br - hb;bold colors &fluid designs; 55 yrs+ community gated / private/ safe - (huntington beach ) img

    Aug 22 - $2295 / 2br - ln; stunning 2br + lg loft; art decco designer townhome - (laguna niguel ) img

    Aug 17 - $1195 / 2br - to live in a clean and safe atmosphere ! 55 yrs and older community - (Huntington Beach) img

    Aug 17 - $1750 / 3br - Private Oasis +30 Days FREE Rent, Granite counters, - (Tustin) img

  • Th
      14th of Oct, 2009
    0 Votes

    Ron Hubbard does not have a Real Estate license. It was REVOKED BY STATE OF CA. He is breaking the law.

    RUN AWAY AS FAST AS YOU CAN!!! RUN RUN RUN!!!

  • An
      14th of Jun, 2011
    0 Votes

    Law enforcement needs to be called ASAP! He is breaking the law. His license was revoked years ago.

  • Ri
      19th of May, 2016
    0 Votes

    I recently received a call from a male claiming to work for Go Fast Leasing and was interested in my rental...I began to question him and asked for a real estate ID # which did not exist . This guy backed off when I searched his phone number and realized it was relocating to a different cell number, needless to say he stopped calling as soon as I addressed this fraud . A month later I received another call on a property I posted on Craigslist but this time I said hay Ron where have you been remember me you helped us about four yrs ago rent my mothers condo and the tentant are still there ! Busted, he responded really where was the condo I was working back than for another company that went under and he was glad to here that we had the same tenants...The guy is so wrong and a big con job so Beware off a phone call from a male con job!

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