Randy Sigley — Rental Scam
I found a great place to rent and was very excited. I am single mom and work very hard for my money. I have emails to prove ALL of this. Randy told me the place would be available December 20th. I offered to put down half of the deposit and sign a lease after I met him and saw the place. He seemed nice and no worse than any other landlord I've had. A few days later we met next door to my work and I read and signed a lease with him and gave him a check for half of the deposit. When he went to get the second copy to sign, it wasn't there. He said he would send me a scanned copy. He told me he had to verify my employment. He NEVER did this. He had the same bank as I did, and instead of simply depositing the check like most businesses would, he cashed it IMMEDIATELY. I had told him that I would like to get the pet deposit out of the way early. He said that was fine and I told him it would be the Friday after Thanksgiving. He was going to send me his account number along with the scanned lease. I never got these so I contacted him on that date and told him I had the money for the pet deposit and would like to pay him at his convenience. He didn't get back to me until that Sunday, November 25. He gave me his account number and I immediately used USBank BillPay to pay the bill. Immediately. He said it was fine. He chose this payment method. I emailed him to let him know the date the money would clear for him. I received an email saying he would watch for it and that he had had a seizure and would be out of the loop for a few days. On Thursday, the day he should have had the money, he emailed saying that he had not received it. Then he emailed and said he had received it. THEN he emailed and said he hadn't received it and was holding me in breach of my lease for non-payment and not making an effort to pay and for choosing a payment method that "failed and continues to fail" Now, I have never moved in. I asked to pay the deposit early. I tried to pay it early. I DID pay it early. USBank can and will confirm that. He has since stopped returning my emails. He listed the property back on craigslist right after he told me that I broke the lease. He also says that I am responsible for any rent money that he does not receive during the period of my lease. I have contacted the tv stations, the Independent (they called me today), the Gazette, the police, the bank, the bbb, the military police (he has a long story about his military career and his son) and craigslist. If this man has scammed you, PLEASE contact me. I will not rest until he pays for what he has done to so many of us.