From: Smith James <email@example.com>
Date: February 10, 2013, 8:52:43 PM GMT-03:00
To: Con Warner
Subject: Re: 2 bedroom unit in Surry Hills / Booking Details
Reply-To: Smith James <firstname.lastname@example.org>
SMITH VACATIONS RENTALS
APARTMENT ADDRESS: 386 Bourke St, Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia
Ad Link: http://sydney.craigslist.com.au/vac/3533209781.html
Thanks for your quick mail, yes the apartment is very much available
Theme: Family, Tourist Attractions
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Bedroom 1 - 1 king
Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Sleeps up to 4 adults and one or two toddlers. We have travel cots available on request.
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Modern renovated bathroom.
Your dates: March 7th 2013 to March 25th 2013 (18 Nights)
Your dates as stated above if correct, is AVAILABLE, if not please let us know at once
Rent per night: $ 100
For your booking reservation for the apartment, you will have to make a deposit of 50% rent payment and a refundable security deposit of $ 300
FULL RENT: $ 1400
50% RENT: $ 700
SECURITY DEPOSIT: $ 300
TOTAL ADVANCE TO HOLD APARTMENT: $ 1000
Only when payment has been made before I can secure your dates, more so make sure you make payment in person.
Note: Payment has to be made before I can secure you date.
General: laundry soap, activities guide, local activities guide, towels provided, toilet paper, linens provided,hairdryer, soapsbasic, air-conditioning, shampoo, restaurant, dining guide, central heating, alarm clock, telephone, local maps, paper towels.
Kitchen: Dishes & Utensils, Kitchen, Toaster, Refrigerator, Stove / Oven, Microwave
Entertainment: TV, books, radio, satellite or cable, DVD.
Internet Access: wireless broadband, broadband access, computer available, internet access, WIFI.
Suitability: pets not allowed, children welcome, non smoking only, Long-term Renters Welcome, wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa: Indoor Pool, Heated Pool, Whirlpool, Indoor Hot Tub, Spa Whirlpool, Steam Shower. Sauna, Hot Tub, Outdoor Pool
Attractions: bay/sound, botanical garden, churches, cinemas, duty free shops, library, museums, playground, theme parks, live theater, restaurants
Leisure Activities: walking, horseback riding, sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses: fitness center, groceries, hospital, laundromat, massage therapist, medical services, ATM/bank
Tenant who visited last.
Stephen Larry and is family visited for 5 night: email@example.com
Douglass Jeff and his girlfriend visited for 9 nights: firstname.lastname@example.org
Attached are some more photos
Please get back to me ASAP if you want to secure the apartment for your date.
Await your urgent response
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.
All the details such as names, addresses, pictures etc. that the scammer uses in order to back up his story, are stolen from elsewhere.
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.