Room for Rent and other rental scams
#384225 by Michelle Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:57 am
Bendt Ottosen [email protected]

Bendt Ottosen < [email protected]> schrieb:


Ich freue mich sehr über Ihr Interesse, meine Wohnung zu mieten. Leider spreche ich nicht sehr gut deutsch. Wenn Sie wirklich interessiert sind, antworten Sie bitte auf Englisch oder Dänisch, da ich ursprünglich aus Dänemark komme. Ich habe die Wohnung vor zwei Jahren gekauft, weil ich eigentlich davon ausging, an einem Projekt in Deutschland zu arbeiten, das zehn Jahre dauern sollte. Ich arbeite als als Arzt. Es gibt für mich keinen Grund, bald nach Deutschland zurückzukehren. Deswegen habe ich mich dazu entschieden, meine Wohnung zu vermieten. Sie können die Wohnung für mindestens 4 Monate bzw. auf unbestimmte Zeit mieten. Die monatliche Miete beträgt 500 Euro (Parkplatz, WLAN, Kabelfernsehen). Die Wohnung befindet sich in der Mecklenburgische Straße 10, 10713 Berlin. Sie ist in einem sehr guten Zustand, es sind keine Reparaturen notwendig. Bitte beachten Sie, dass uns die Wohnung sehr am Herzen liegt, und das nicht nur, weil wir Geld investiert haben. Daher bitten wir Sie, die Wohnung sorgfältig zu pflegen und vollständig zu warten. Bitte schicken Sie uns eine kurze Beschreibung Ihrer Person (Ausweiskopie oder SCHUFA ) sowie der anderen Personen, die auch in der Wohnung wohnen wollen. Wenn Sie Interesse haben, schicken Sie mir eine E-Mail für weitere Informationen.

Bendt Ottosen < [email protected]> schrieb:

Thanks for your notice. After we reviewed your request me and my wife decided to rent the flat to you. You seem to be nice person and I can assure you we will not have any kind of problems. Everything in the place is in good condition and renovated but just in case repairs are needed I will cover the costs no worries.

Obviously you will have to see the apartment before discussing further details because you cannot rent an apartment that you haven't seen. I am willing to send you the keys so you can visit it and see if it suits your needs.

The delivery for the keys and lease agreement, will be made through HomeAway real estate agency ( to make sure that we can trust each other. This is a international rentals company which offer safe rentals solutions in more than 190 countries. More information on this company can be found at (

You will have to deposit to HomeAway two months rent + one month damage deposit, a total of 1500 euro, all bills included. You don't need to open an account with HomeAway because this transaction is a long term rental transaction and the Landlord must open the transaction but you need to have online banking option activated on your bank account.

Here is the procedure explained :

1 - To start the process all I need is your full info (full name, shipping address and a cell phone number where you can be reached)

2 - I will deposit the keys and the contract on your name as the intended receiver.

3 - HomeAway will check the package to see if everything is in order and also the legal papers that will come along with the keys and proof of ownership with their Real Estate Professional Department. They will also confirm with the building management that I'm the legal owner of the apartment I'm renting to you.

4 - HoweAway will send you a delivery notification to let you know they have the keys and the papers in their custody. They will also send you all the payment instructions to complete the rental transaction.

5 - At this point you will have to make a money deposit on the HomeAway for the amount we agreed.

6 - After you make the deposit you will have to send payment details to HomeAway.

7 - HomeAway will verify the transfer and if everything is in order they will start the delivery through licensed shipping company such as DHL or UPS. The delivery will take 2-3 business days.

8 - After you receive the package, you will go and check the apartment and in 5 business days (inspection time) you must contact HomeAway to inform them if you keep the apt or not, if everything is in order you will inform HomeAway to forward the funds to my account. If you don`t like the apartment the payment will be full refunded to you. HomeAway can NOT release the funds without your approval. Also the inspection time of 5 days will start from the moment you will be at the building.

Using HomeAway Online Payments involves three parties: me as owner, you as a potential tenant and HomeAway as a responsible third party authorized to handle this transaction. HomeAway Online Payments works the same way as the escrow account on which you place the deposit when you rent an apartment. Of course, nobody can take that money until you will sign the lease agreement.

You need to know everything about the process before we get this started. I think is right for both of us.

Let me know if you have the funds available (1500 euro) so we can move forward and e-mail me your full information I requested.

Best regards,

Dr. Bendt Ottosen

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 or notification, kindly forward it to the address in my signing line and I will carry the details to the Appropriate autorités.


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