Room for Rent and other rental scams
#53567 by Con Warner Tue May 17, 2011 4:24 am
Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 11:11
From: [email protected]
Subject: Re: $880 / 1br - Stylish SOMA loft, 1 bedroom/1.5 bath, Private Roof Top (SOMA / south beach)
To: Con Warner

Hi,

Thanks for the email. My name is Jodie Foster the owner of the 1 Bedroom Apartment you are making enquiry of, I've had so many responses so far, however it is still available but I do have one person who is ahead of you. I'll rent it to whoever puts down the deposit .Rent includes water and garbage. My company sent me overseas and will probably be between Africa, India and the UK for another year or so. The last tenants I had just moved out and my family and friends all live on the east coast so I don't have anyone available to show the place but I can send you pictures of the inside but will have to ship you the keys and papers.

Here is the house address:356 12th Street #202, San Francisco CA 94103...Ready for immediate move-in!You can drive down there to take a look at it...i will be willing to rent my Apartment out for the maximum of 5 years and below.I personally had wanted to sell the house earlier on.But after long time deliberation between me and my wife Elizabeth we finally agreed on renting out the Apartment, because it was initially to be sold. But I really want you to take good care of the house, as if it were your own Apartment.

I would want to know how soon you would want to move in, as I will be taking a 1 or 2 month upfront payment which mean the first and last months you will be staying in the house including some utilities (Water, Internet and Garbage). I am asking for $1760For 2 month upfront payment Or $880 for 1 month upfront payment and I believe we should be able to help ourselves. including utilities because I want you to take a very good care of the house while I am away.

i will like you to go ahead and fill out the rent application form so that will can proceed further and discuss on how to get the the keys and papers sent to you via Dhl or ups e.t.c, also are you ready to rent it now or when?.So here is the Rent Application Form Below..


========= RENT APPLICATION FORM ============
PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL

Also,Pls answer these questions below:

1)Your Full Name______________________________________

2)Present Address(where you reside now) & Phone Number______________________________

3)How old are you _____________________________

4)Are you married ______________________________ _____

5)How many people will be living in the Apartment___________________________

6)Do you have a pet _________________________________________

7)Do you have a car __________________________________________

8)Occupation _________________________________________________

9)How long are you willing to stay _________________________________________

10)When do you intend to move in _________________________________________

11)1 month Or 2 month deposit needed ______________________________________

12) Pictures of all the Occupant that will stay in my Apartment______________________________________

Pet allows.

I will use the information above to prepare the rental agreement , rent receipts and other documents. Make sure the correct information is type.Do reply with your both cell & house number i am going to call you if your application form has been accepted or call me after filling the rental application form. A package containing the housing documents, property address with full description. Including the direction to the place and keys will be ship to you once you both agreed with the term and condition.

Looking forward to hearing from you with all this details so that I can present it to my family, pray over it (because I consult the Almighty God before making any decision and if accepted, and have them stored in my file for the purpose of issuing the receipts to you and contacting you. Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the document and the keys to you, please we are giving you all this based on trust and again I will want you to stick to your words, you know that we are very far apart now and only putting everything into God's hands and hope that you will not let us down.

The house will be available for rent for a period of five and a half years so you have a choice of deciding how long you intend staying there. Here is my number is +23480-71970-151 I will be expecting to hear from you. Most times I am always busy with the parish priest so incase you call and I did not pick do not fail to send an SMS to me so that I will know that you called.

Feel free to call me or sms me for more information and arrangements +23480-71970-151.

God Bless,
Jodie Foster
+23480-71970-151



This person asks for a deposit payment via Western Union or MoneyGram with a promise that he will send the keys through a courier company.

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 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.

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