I came across a critical review of Sakuma Realty on a Scam Reporting website – DirtyScam.com, titled ‘Extremely Unhelpful, Incompetent, And Unprofessional’.
DirtyScam allows anonymous submission of complaints from angry consumers and victims of scams. Since the website is hosted offshore (probably in Russia or India), we take this (negative) review against Sakuma Realty with a pinch of salt.
Here is what the review says –
Extremely unhelpful, incompetent, and unprofessional.We had booked a condo in advance through Mary McClaflin and received confirmation emails.A week before our trip, we called again to triple check. She CONFIRMED it.We asked for our unit number, but it didnt match up with our email, so we asked about that.Then she said “That unit was sold & we dont manage it anymore! DESPITE the fact that we got confirmation emails WELL in advance and planned our trip believing we had a unit.Even during the call, we were lead to believe we had a unit until WE called her out on her mistake.She is unable to rent us another unit in her property because they are all booked already.Any new place we book (IF we are able to book so last minute due to her mistake) will be extremely expensive.This companys mistake has massively inconvenienced us you would think there would be some effort beyond “Oops, I rented you a UNIT I DONT EVEN OWN and “The other unit that I gave you the wrong number for, actually is someone elses too.Not sure how anyone makes a mistake this colossal, twice. They would not have even noticed, had we not triple checked & called.I guess even a confirmation email from a business doesnt confirm anything.What would have happened if believed the confirmation email and her initial phone call, & went to the other unit number she told us, only to find out that we do not have a rental? Not worth going through, ever.
In case you don’t already know (assuming you came to this page by Googling ‘Sakuma Realty scam‘, or ‘Sakuma Realty review‘, Sakuma Realty is listed under the category Business on DirtyScam.com.
Here is the rest of the contact information for the sole purpose of identification –
- Address: South King Street Honolulu HI 96826
- Phone: (808) 943-2725
- Severity of Scam: High [not sure what it means]
- Reported Loss: 3214 $ [unsubstantiated]
- Reported by: Anonymous [obviously]
The entity Sakuma Realty was awarded 1 / 5 Stars based on 2 Reviews.
It is difficult to ascertain whether Sakuma Realty is a Scam, or Legit, based on this single review. In the coming weeks/days, I will try to research deeper into Sakuma Realty, analyze and list more critical reviews and identify a pattern (or lack of) to substantiate the claim mentioned above.
Regardless, until then, we give the benefit of doubt to the reviewer and list Sakuma Realty as someone you need to avoid (for now).
If you have any grievances, complaints, or anonymous tips against Sakuma Realty, please contact us immediately. If you have lost money to Sakuma Realty, together we can work to recover your loss.