Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Just call me Dick Tracy

Ok, I have a major update regarding the apartment scam, but I'm going to wait to post about it until I see how things play out this afternoon/evening.

Let me just say though that the gardienne is definitely NOT in on it - she's about 60 years old and is just the remplaçante for the regular one (who's on vacation). The building is absolutely huge and she's completely clueless about pretty much everything and everyone there.

Secondly, sublets are apparently illegal in France, which is why I have no legal rights and why I cannot file a report. However, the other guy and I have been playing detective and we now *think* we know who the guy is and how to contact him. Hence the "waiting to see how things play out this afternoon" bit.......Sorry to keep you in suspense, but I promise there will be a good post coming tomorrow!!

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12 Comments:

Blogger Jonnifer said...

Yay! I hope this has a happy ending!

September 4, 2008 at 4:14 PM  
Blogger Jennie said...

Woohoo! I hope things work out and that jerk gets what he deserves. You should publicly shame him on the internet and warn others about his scam.

September 4, 2008 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger Emily Marie said...

wooohoo, hope to hear good news soon!!

September 4, 2008 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger eastcoastsnob said...

Isn't there a droit de l'homme that says vous ne serez pas arnaquer or something? Seriously!

I hope it all ends well. Bon courage and bonne chance!

September 4, 2008 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger Alisa said...

good luck! i'm excited to hear what you've found out :)
otherwise, i thought sublets were legal as long as your bailleur says it's good. that's what i've been reading on some sites, anyway...

September 4, 2008 at 5:09 PM  
Blogger Princesse Ecossaise said...

Dear Dick Tracy,
Oh thank God! It sounds as though this is going to end well. Good luck, hope the fecker gets what's coming to him!!!

September 4, 2008 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger fashion survivor said...

Maybe you can hire some big, mean-looking guys to confront him.

September 4, 2008 at 7:08 PM  
Blogger Séverine said...

OMG, I hope you find him and make him pay both of you guys back. I can't wait for the "dénouement" of this story....

September 4, 2008 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Way to go, Nancy Drew!

September 4, 2008 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Anon said...

Yes to all of the above but stay safe!

September 5, 2008 at 3:37 AM  
Blogger Alisa said...

it's like 4am over there now, but i'm still in suspense! i hope there's something good for me to read coming morning :) best of luck!
me, again

September 5, 2008 at 4:30 AM  
Blogger Fned said...

Ooh Good! Can't wait to hear the story!!

Fned.

September 5, 2008 at 6:39 AM  

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