Room for Rent and other rental scams
#312726 by Bryon Williams Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:57 pm
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Sunday, November 20, 2016 11:06 PM
Subject: Beautiful Apartment 2 Bedroom All FURNISHED



Hi



I have taken note of your email. It is a apartment 2 BEDROOMS close to all shops and amenities. The apartment is very clean as in the pictures it was occupied by my daughter. The rent is $ 800 expenses included (heating, hot water, electricity, high speed Internet access Wi-Fi, telephone, cable TV, 5 Electro, parking etc. . .) The reason for this potential rent is not to leave the apartment empty and not maintained since my daughter was in the apartment she had just joined me in Paris (FRANCE) for her studies for 5 Years. The apartment can be rented furnished or empty as you like. I also want to tell you that you have to give a guarantee of one month deposit (which is refundable at the end of the lease or taken into account for the last month's rent). Regarding the visit, I will make an appointment with you to visit the apartment and eventually move on to the signing of the lease and the keys to the apartment. I am flexible in the lease, you can move when you want the next week or early in December - January. Please let me know if you're still interested I'll let you in the next message the list of documents required and a date for the appointment.



The following information is required for the first visit:



LAST NAME:
FIRST NAME :
AGE:
MOBILE NUMBER:
PHONE AT HOME:
NATIONALITY:
NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE STUDIO:
TERM OF THE LEASE (Flexible):
OCCUPATION:



CURRENT ADDRESS: Address of the Apartment: ( 297 College St , Toronto , ON , Canada) and know that the apartment is available immediately. The tour can be done this week if you want.



Concierge • Gym• Indoor Pool• Party / Meeting Room• Computer Room• Rooftop Deck / Garden• Guest Suites• Virtual Golf• Billiards• Ping Pong• Movie Room• All Appliances and Ensuite Laundry included• STEPS AWAY FROM SUBWAY, TTC, HOSPITALS, SHOPPING, ENTERTAINMENT, UNIVERSITIES, EATON CENTRE.Located At Yonge & College.Very Bright And Spacious 2 Bed Expansive Balcony, 9' Ceiling, Floor To Ceiling Windows. Incredible Views Of The City. Walk To Shopping, Subway, Tons Of Amenities. Storage Locker Included.


This person asks for a deposit payment via Western Union, MoneyGram, pre-paid credit card 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.

Please contacta moferatorstor if you have a question or information about this post.



Please do not tell the scammer he is posted here.


Please remember the fallen. https://www.odmp.org/
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#313987 by Bryon Williams Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:43 am
From: < [email protected] t>
Subject: Re: 3 ½ Meublé Tout incl/Meublé-Métro Mont-Royal-Plateau



Re !



Je vous remercie pour le vif intérêt que vous portez à notre logement
et je confirme qu’après lecture de vos informations nous sommes
d'accord de vous accorder la visite et espérant que vous soyez notre
nouveau locataire. La durée de bail souhaitée vous sera accordée. Le
jour de la visite je serai en possession du titre de propriété et du
contrat de bail enfin que vous prenez note et que vous allez signer si
notre logement vous convient après la visite, et comme je vous l'ai
expliqué dans mon premier mail, je suis en déplacement en Europe et je
serai disponible pour venir au Canada, donc la visite peut se faire
entre Samedi & Lundi. La visite sera programmée selon votre
disponibilité. J’espère que cela vous convient? Vous deviez être en
possession : Le versement du dépôt d'un mois de loyer + 1 Mois de
caution (Remboursable à la fin du bail ou prise en compte pour le
dernier mois de loyer).Veillez me faire parvenir Votre date effective
pour la visite afin que nous puissions nous en conformer pour la suite
et vous expliquez comment ça se déroulera. Merci de me dire si vous
aviez Skype enfin qu'on puisse discuter de tous autres détails.



From: <[email protected]>

Subject: 3 ½ Meublé Tout incl/Meublé-Métro Mont-Royal-Plateau
To: [email protected]
Cc: [email protected]


Hello


J'ai pris bonne note de votre courriel. Il s'agit d'un appart 3 1/2
meublé à proximité de toutes commerces et commodités. Il est très
propre comme sur les photos ce dernier était occupé par ma fille. Le
Loyer est de 600 $ / Mois avec les charges inclus (Chauffage, eau
chaude, électricité, Internet haute vitesse et wifi, téléphone, câble
TV, 5 Électro, Stationnement etc.). La raison de cette éventuelle
location est de ne pas laisser l'appart vide et non entretenu vu que
ma fille qui l'occupait vient de me rejoindre à Paris (FRANCE) dans le
cadre de ces études pour une durée de 5 Ans. Il peut être loué meublé
comme vide selon vos préférences. Je tiens aussi à vous dire que vous
aurez à donner une garantie d'un mois de caution (qui sera
remboursable à la fin du bail ou prise en compte pour le dernier mois
de loyer).Pour ce qui est de la visite, je vais me déplacer sur
rendez-vous pour vous faire visiter l'appart ( je suis en France
uniquement a cause des études de ma fille ) et éventuellement passer à
la signature du contrat de bail et la remise des clés . Je suis
flexible a la durée du bail, vous pouvez emménager quand vous voudriez
de la semaine prochaine ou début Décembre - Janvier. Merci de me faire
part d’une réponse si vous êtes toujours intéressé pour que je vous
laisse dans le prochain message la liste des pièces à fournir. Les
informations suivantes sont requises d'abord pour la visite :


NOM:
PRÉNOM:
AGE:
NUMÉRO DE PORTABLE:
TÉLÉPHONE FIXE:
NATIONALITÉ:
NOMBRES DE PERSONNES DANS L'APPART :
DURÉE DE BAIL (Flexible) :
PROFESSION:
ADRESSE ACTUEL:


Adresse de l'appart : ( 4261 Rue De La Roche , Montréal, Québec ,
Canada ) et sachez que l'appart est disponible dans l’immédiat. La
Visite peut se faire cette semaine si vous désirez.


Très bel Appartement à louer Intime, chaleureux, aéré, vous serez tout
simplement charmé. Complètement rénové et très bien insonorisé.
Parfaite luminosité, organisation de l'espace impeccable et aménagé
selon la tendance. 1 Chambre à coucher fermée. Emplacement très
paisible. Vous trouverez, à proximité, les restos, cafés, terrasses,
bars, boutiques, librairies et épiceries fines. Toutes les commodités
se trouvent à moins de cinq minutes de marche y compris l'accès à la
station. Draps, serviette de bain, salle de bains avec baignoire et
douche, lave-linge et sèche-linge, fer et planche à repasser,
cuisinière, réfrigérateur, congélateur, lave-vaisselle, climatiseur,
grille-pain, vaisselle, casseroles, coutellerie, chaîne Hi-Fi,
sécheuse, aspirateur, four micro-ondes, chauffage, téléphone avec
appels locaux gratuits, Internet haute vitesse sans fil, etc. C’est un
plaisir d’y habiter et de respirer la qualité de vie. C’est un des
quartiers de Montréal les plus agréables à vivre. Le quartier est très
sécuritaire pour des enfants et adultes.


This person asks for a deposit payment via Western Union, MoneyGram, pre-paid credit card 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.

Please contacta moferatorstor if you have a question or information about this post.



Please do not tell the scammer he is posted here.


Please remember the fallen. https://www.odmp.org/
#313988 by Bryon Williams Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:53 am
Machine translated:

From: <[email protected]>
Subject: Re: 3 ½ Furnished All inclusive / Furnished-Subway Mont-Royal-Plateau



Re!



Thank you for your interest in our property
And I confirm that after reading your information we are
Agree to grant you the visit and hope that you are our
New tenant. The desired duration of the lease will be granted to you. The
Day of the visit I shall be in possession of the title and
Lease contract that you take note and that you will sign if
Our accommodation suits you after the visit, and as I told you
Explained in my first mail, I am traveling in Europe and I
Will be available to come to Canada, so the visit can be
Between Saturday & Monday. The visit will be scheduled according to your
availability. I hope it suits you? You
Possession: Deposit of one month rent + 1 Month of rent
(Refundable at the end of the lease or taken into account for the
Last month of rent). Please send me your effective date
For the visit so that we can comply with it for the future
And explain how it will work. Thank you for telling me if you
Had Skype finally we could discuss all other details.


From: <[email protected]>

Subject: 3 ½ Furnished All inclusive / Furnished-Subway Mont-Royal-Plateau
To: [email protected]
Cc: [email protected]


Hello


I have taken note of your email. This is a 3 1/2 apartment
Furnished near all shops and amenities. He is very
Clean as in the photos this last was occupied by my daughter. The
Rent is $ 600 / Month with utilities included (Heating, water
Hot, electricity, high speed internet and wifi, telephone, cable
TV, 5 Electro, Parking etc.). The reason for this
Rental is not to leave the apartment empty and unsupervised since
My daughter who occupied it has just joined me in Paris (FRANCE) in the
These studies for a duration of 5 years. It can be rented furnished
As empty according to your preferences. I would also like to say that you
Have to give a guarantee of one month's deposit (which will be
Refundable at the end of the lease or taken into account for the last month
Of rent). As for the visit, I am going to
Appointment to make you visit the appart (I'm in France
Only because of my daughter's studies) and eventually switch to
The signing of the lease contract and the handing over of the keys. I am
Flexible to the term of the lease, you can move in whenever you want
Next week or early December - January. Thank you for making me
Part of an answer if you are still interested for me to
Leaves in the next message the list of parts to be supplied. The
The following information is required for the visit:


NAME:
FIRST NAME:
AGE:
CELL NUMBER:
PHONE:
NATIONALITY:
NUMBER OF PERSONS IN THE APARTMENT:
LEASE TIME (Flexible):
PROFESSION:
CURRENT ADDRESS:


Address of the apartment: (4261 Rue De La Roche, Montreal, Quebec,
Canada) and know that the apartment is available immediately. The
Visit can be done this week if you wish.


Very nice Apartment for rent Intimate, warm, airy, you will be all
Simply charmed. Completely renovated and very well soundproofed.
Perfect lighting, organization of the space impeccable and landscaped
According to the trend. 1 Bedroom closed. Location very
peaceful. Nearby, you will find restaurants, cafés, terraces,
Bars, boutiques, bookstores and delicatessens. All amenities
Are within a five-minute walk, including access to the
station. Sheets, bath towel, bathroom with bath and
Shower, washer and dryer, iron and ironing board,
Stove, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, air conditioner,
Toaster, dishes, pans, cutlery, stereo,
Dryer, vacuum cleaner, microwave, heating, telephone with
Free local calls, high-speed wireless Internet, etc. It's a
Pleasure to live in and to breathe the quality of life. It is one of the
Neighborhoods of Montreal the most pleasant to live. The neighborhood is very
Safe for children and adults.


This person asks for a deposit payment via Western Union, MoneyGram, pre-paid credit card 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.

Please contacta moferatorstor if you have a question or information about this post.



Please do not tell the scammer he is posted here.


Please remember the fallen. https://www.odmp.org/
#314755 by Shygrl1120 Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:29 pm
Oh my gosh! I cannot believe the things i'm reading today. This totally amazes me. I got to this site (page even) by doing a google search. I have this Exact same email for a supposed Bachelor apt in the city of Toronto that is apparantly a condo. The guy claimed it was for $540 mth which I knew it sounded too good to be true because what person would rent a condo for so cheap. But my husband and I are desperate to find a place so I contacted to poster of the ad. Even the photos didnt look real either to me because if this alleged daughter lived there why is it completely bare? and it dont to me even look like an apartment. Mind you i dont know what a condo looks like from the inside. But it just wasnt looking right. The email that they emailed me from is way totally differet from the email they put in the original ad. Sadly the ad disappeared before I could screenshot it. I dont know why law enforcement cant and doesnt do something about this person(s). :shock:
#318481 by Ernestom Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:31 am
Hello,
I just now (Feb 1st 2017) replied this guy and currently am waiting for an appointment ... knew it was [i]'too good to be true" and decided to check it out, so I just googled the email address, that's when it popped.One thing that was alarming is that there was no name on the email, not even in the signature. Only thing is ... does he get many to actually hand over money?
Should somebody tell craiglist or kijiji that this is till going on?
Anyway - back to looking for a place to live!
Ciao,
Ernesto
#325720 by P4T0U Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:35 am
Here's a little update:

Subject: Studio/Bachelor/500$/ Rénové,Meublé tout INC
From: [email protected]

===================================== MESSAGE ==================================
Bonjour

J'ai pris bonne note de votre courriel. Il s'agit d'un Studio meublé à proximité de toutes commerces et commodités. Le Studio est très propre comme sur les photos ce dernier était occupé par ma fille. Le Loyer est de 500 $ / Mois avec les charges inclus (Chauffage, eau chaude, électricité, Internet haute vitesse et wifi, téléphone, câble TV, 5 Électro, Stationnement etc.). La raison de cette éventuelle location est de ne pas laisser le Studio vide et non entretenu vu que ma fille qui occupait le Studio vient de me rejoindre à Paris (FRANCE) dans le cadre de ces études pour une durée de 5 Ans. Le Studio peut être loué meublé comme vide selon vos préférences. Je tiens aussi à vous dire que vous aurez à donner une garantie d'un mois de caution (qui sera remboursable à la fin du bail ou prise en compte pour le dernier mois de loyer).Pour ce qui est de la visite, je vais me déplacer sur rendez-vous pour vous faire visiter le Studio ( je suis en France uniquement a cause des études de ma fille ) et éventuellement passer à la signature du contrat de bail et la remise des clés du Studio . Je suis flexible a la durée du bail, vous pouvez emménager quand vous voudriez de la semaine prochaine ou début Mai Juin . Merci de me faire part d’une réponse si vous êtes toujours intéressé pour que je vous laisse dans le prochain message la liste des pièces à fournir. Les informations suivantes sont requises d'abord pour la visite :


NOM:
PRÉNOM:
AGE:
NUMÉRO DE PORTABLE:
TÉLÉPHONE FIXE:
NATIONALITÉ:
NOMBRES DE PERSONNES DANS LE STUDIO :
DURÉE DE BAIL (Flexible) :
PROFESSION:
ADRESSE ACTUEL:


Adresse de le Studio : ( 88 Rue Charlotte, Montréal, Québec , Canada ) et sachez que le Studio est disponible dans l’immédiat. La Visite peut se faire cette semaine si vous désirez.


CARACTÉRISTIQUE

Magnifique studio à louer . De style loft avec le salon, la cuisine et la salle à manger à aire ouverte ainsi qu'une grande chambre , vous serez comblés par les immenses fenêtres qui illumineront votre appartement. De plus, vous ne manquerez pas d’espace avec les plafonds de 12 pieds! Déjà meublé, il ne manque que vous pour profiter de cette perle rare . A deux pas du fromager, épiceries fines, petits bistros conviviaux . électricité/AC/Chauffage, Système d'alarme, appels locaux, câble HDTV, Internet haute-vitesse sans-fil, électros en acier inoxydable, laveuse-sécheuse.

================================ END OF MESSAGE ================================
#331673 by Sim_118 Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:02 pm
So upset! I'm desperately looking for an apartment and I actually got taken in by this guy when he said he'd fly in to show me the apartment and wanted a Skype conversation to clear things out.
He uses another email now : [email protected]
I knew something was fishy when he asked me to bring along the Western money transfer for when we meet. And now his Skype name is "Mister". Be ware. The market is bad so they're all just looking for a way to take advantage of us!
#332481 by Rosario23 Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:54 pm
Omg I'm glad there is a place to check if I'm being scammed... this exact format for the cute 2bedroom rental for $800 was used against me. I almost fell for it.
I had 3people already tell me it sounds too good to be true.
So I Googled the email addy that I received. [email protected] and lead me to you guys.
THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH..
#332483 by Bryon Williams Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:17 pm
Hello,

Make sure you can physically go inside any rental and meet the landlord face to face prior to renting.

Please contacta moferatorstor if you have a question or information about this post.



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