Room for Rent and other rental scams
#377876 by Michelle Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:03 pm
From: Doguet Karin <[email protected]>


Good morning ,



Thank you for your interest about my apartment.

First for all I want to clarify some things regarding the flat :

- the price for whole flat is 650 Euro +40 Euro = 690 Euro / month.

This price include all utilities : water, electricity, internet , gas and parking .

- the apartment is fully furnished and equipped , like in photos .

- the apartment is situated in Rue des Colonies 2 - 1000 Bruxelles

- in apartment are allow pets , if are quiet and clean .



If you are satisfied with these information , let me know, to can continue the conversation.



Thank you , and have a nice day ,Doguet Karin


[list=][list=]From: Doguet Karin <[email protected]>


Hello ,
Thank you for answer,
My name is Doguet Karin and I am working at ULB(Universite Libre De Bruxelles) . I lived in this apartment until 01 December 2018 , My job there has an initial contract for two years although this may be extended.They moved me in Greece for new project, so the apartment is available for short and long-term. The apartment is fully furnished with all the necessary equipment and appliances. As you saw in the pictures it is in excellent condition, very clean and well kept.
The rent will be 690,00 € per month including utilities (hot/cold water, electricity, Internet, cable TV,parking). Also, a security deposit of 690,00 € is required at the start of the lease and it will be refunded at the end of the contract (a 30 day notice is required).
You have full access to all building amenities. Pets are allowed. That's all I can say for now until you have a taste of my place.You can rent in short term and long .

In the meantime, can you please confirm the following:

· How many people would be living at the property?
· When would you like to move in?
· What term/length lease would you like?
· Do you have any pets?
If further interested, please give me some information about yourself (age, job, lifestyle or whatever you think makes you a good tenant).
Please feel free to ask any questions you do not understand and i will be looking forward to receive your email as soon as possible.
Thank you , Doguet Karin[/list][/list]


From: Doguet Karin <[email protected]>

Thank you for responding so quick with all of that information, it all sounds great.
The only thing, is that I'm currently in Greece for new project and for the moment as I told you.
However, I hope this will not change your intentions to rent my apartment because we can still reach an agreement. We can do this transaction through Airbnb. In this way, you will meet with the agent in less than 48 hours to inspect the apartment and you will be able to view the apartment without any obligations to rent it. I will pay all the transaction costs. To avoid any misunderstanding I will be gladly to explain you step by step how the viewing procedure works:
To reserve the apartment I need to send some details :

. When would you like to move in(exact date) :
. Period of the contract:
. Adults
. Children:
. Name:
. Address:
. City:
. Zip code:
. Country:
. Cell phone number:
. A copy of your ID,passport or driving license by email ( scan or photo) and a picture of you for inspection and to prepare all necessary papers for you to become a future tenant.

Once I get your details, I will contact Airbnb with them to start the procedures.They will send you an invoice and further information regarding the rental, along with payment instructions to secure the booking. The deposit consists of first month's rent and the security deposit ( €1.380 in total ) and is just to reserve the apartment and not a commitment. You have full payment control until you will check the apartment. After you pay the deposit, the inspection time will be settled (you just tell them on which date you're available) and within 2 days, the agent will come to show you the apartment and help you with all the formalities so you can live in the apartment.
If you will be satisfied with the apartment, you can move there in the same day. All you have to do is to sign the rental contract and Airbnb will release the payment to me. I'm quite confident you will like the apartment, but if not, you still have the option to cancel, and get your deposit back from the agent, immediately.
Also, in case you're tied up in another contract and cannot move in immediately, we can arrange the viewing now, and reserve the apartment for you.
I would appreciate a quick response, because there are several others interested in the apartment, and I need to know if I can count on a deal with you.

Thank you,


This Scammer will arrange to send you an Invoice or Notification -- Make no mistake, the Document will be fake !
If you are reading this because you have received such an invoice, kindly forward it to the address in my signature line and I will report the details to the appropriate authorities.

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