Room for Rent and other rental scams
#390718 by Michelle Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:43 am
[email protected]

Everything sounds great. Unfortunately, I don't think I can return on dry land until the end of August due to my job so I can't meet you face to face until then. But I have a solution.
Here it is:
I am going to list the apartment on HomeAway or Airbnb, (you choose which one you prefer or the one you're more familiar, both are multi-billion rental companies like google or amazon) you reserve the place and you can live there at no charge until I come back from the oil rig. This way you'll have like a trial period until the actual rent starts so you can familiarize with the neighborhood, the apartment, the amenities. I think is only fair to have this period before you jump into a large period commitment.
They will only require a $1000.00 security deposit to cover any potential damage cost or if the apartment will not be vandalized or something. This security deposit will be fully refunded the same day the trial period ends.
Once you confirm the reservation I will mail you the key with FedEx at your current address. Then I'll sort my trip and we can have the rental agreement signed and all. If by any reason after the trial period will end you decide not to go ahead with the rent, just let me know so I don't have to make this long trip.
To be honest, the trial period helps me a lot too. I get to see how you maintain the apartment and I have the certainty that I don't make the trip just to show you the apartment.
If you're aboard, just let me know if you prefer Airbnb or HomeAway, send ame your full name, rental period and a copy of your ID (front and back) or Passport so I can activate the listing and send you the rental offer.
Best Regards,
I.A.D.C. Certified Engineer - Olivier Bisset
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#397080 by lstern Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:59 pm
Thank you for posting this. I almost fell for the same scam, only in Seattle, WA. Here's the email i received, in case anyone else happens upon it:

Olivier B [email protected] via shelomithtechnologies.com
2:35 PM (3 hours ago)
to me

Thank you for your inquiry,
First of all, sorry for the late reply, your email went into my spam folder.
The apartment I own on 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA is available and ready to move in as we speak at a monthly rent of 700.00 for the entire property. A few things about myself, I am inspecting offshore oil rigs. Most of the time I am offshore, I return a few times/year.
If interested, please give me some details about you (age, lifestyle or whatever you think makes you a good tenant). A few things about the apartment to refresh your memory: The utilities and HOA are included in rent, 1br, 1 ba, apartment. Also the parking, there is a private garage included.
The rent is for the whole apartment, I will not stay there because I have another home from the oil company.
The condo is furnished just like in the photos I sent you, it also has a washer/dryer. I will move my extra furniture in the storage if you have your own, you choose what will remain, so basically, you can rent it with or without my furniture.
What else...? the neighborhood is very safe, behaved pets are permitted (there is no pet fee).
The move in-amount will be the first month + one deposit.

I would need a few rental details as well, how long do you plan to rent, starting when?

I'm currently on an oil rig but I could plan a swing back to arrange a showing. I'm sure you will love it, no one lived there since I've taken the photos.

Respectfully
Olivier Bisset
IADC Certified Engineer

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DRILLING CONTRACTORS
3657 Briarpark Drive, Suite 200 Houston, TX 77042 USA


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