From: Leslie Dorritt - firstname.lastname@example.org
To: Con Warner
Subject: EUR60 For all the comfort you want in an apartment and location (Louvre Paris)
Thank you for choosing our apartment
Your dates: June 9th to 18th is Available
at Euro 60 per night
Rent for your date (9 nights): Euro 480 at discounted weekly rate
To secure your date, a refundable security deposit of Euro 300 (refundable at the point of your checking out)
plus a 50% part payment of the rent (Euro 240) is required to do your reservation
Total Advance to secure your reservation is: Euro 540
More pictures are attached
To complete your reservation, get back to me as to get the Booking Agreement Form. It contains information on how to make payment and help you through some terms of our services.
Deposit is sent in by using your credit card on www.westernunion.com
The exact address of the apartment is: 10 Rue du Pélican 75001 Paris, France 1er Arrondissement
You can always see the ad again from this link: http://paris.fr.craigslist.fr/vac/2997563192.html
Note: It's only when payment has been made that we can secure your dates.
Hope to see you soon
This person asks for a deposit payment via Western Union, MoneyGram or bank transfer with a promise that you can have the keys to a property that does not belong to him.
Sounds safe. It's not!
At other times, he will ask for proof that you are able to pay the deposit and rent due to a string of time wasters.
This proof is in the form of a Western Union or MoneyGram payment to a lawyer,a friend or family member.
In either case, if payment is made and you give this person the details, they will collect the money.
You will not hear from them again.
If you are reading this because you are looking for property to rent, and you are in contact with this thief you are probably searching Craigslist, Gumtree or similar listing sites. If you receive any requests from 'Landlords' asking for some kind of payment before viewing, then it will also be a scam. Please forward the mail to me at the address in my signature line and I will investigate and list them if necessary.