Room for Rent and other rental scams
#323137 by kostass123 Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:13 am
This fraud has been reported again in the past but I wanted to show the whole story and the pictures that were sent to me. I was looking for accommodation in Freiburg, Germany, and came across this nasty scammer...

FIRST EMAIL:
fleises loivers <[email protected]>
Hallo,
The apartment is Fully furnished Two-bedroom flat , ,the flat is
ideal for rent. the apartment has two bedrooms attached with separate
bathroom and Toilet and a modern kitchen with fit-in appliances, such
as central heating, gas, double glazing, dish washer, washing machine
. The flat is located at Colmarer Straße 9 , 79106 Freiburg , The
apartment is situated at the second floor of the building, the entire
flat cost 600Euro per month and a Caution fee of 600Euro, The Caution
fee is refundable when you are moving out of the apartment.. while a
room cost 300Euro per month and a caution fee of 400Euro, which is
also refundable when you are moving out of the apartment . all charges
such as electricity, internet, cost of gas and water. are included in
the monthly rent.. if this suite your need reply via the e-mail...
thanks and hope to hear from you soon

Catherine

SECOND EMAIL:
Hello
Thanks for the response, First before we Proceed further i will want
you to know that , You can also rent a room in the flat.. the flat is
still vacant now and you can move into the flat as soon as possible
BUT sorry viewing the flat will not be possible now because i am not
in the country at the moment , I just relocated here in India few
weeks back due to my new job and that is the reason I am renting out
the flat and i have the flat keys here with me.i left urgently with
the hope of coming back soon but right now the work has taken me to
stay long term under contract agreement, that's why I have made up my
mind to put up my apartment for rent but I can only send you the
flat pictures to see so that you can have an idea of the flat.
Thanks and hope to hear from you soon

Catherine

THIRD EMAIL:
These are my flat pictures, take a look and get back to me as soon as
possible, if you like the apartment and you are interested, I'll only
need your details to prepare a lease tenancy contract agreement which
will be send to your mail.. The lease tenancy contract agreement will
be sent already signed by me .. so that the stress will not be much
for You .. You will print, sign and scan it back to me, then you will
make the payment of the caution fee plus the first month rent to me
here through Money Gram Post Bank , after you make the payment . You
will come back to me with the scan copy of the receipt of the payment
which stand as a prove of the payment, and the flat keys will be
posted to you immediately through DHLcourier which you will receive
within 48hrs. after i post it from here.... Your details i will need
are

Your full name
Your date of birth
Your phone number
Present address
Permanent address
Address and name to receive the keys
And the moving in and moving out Date

Hope to hear from you soon

Catherine

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#395570 by Egi Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:38 pm
OMG! The same thing happened to me, same description and same photos just s different email and not in Freiburg but in Darmstadt. This is the email:

Hallo

The Apartment is located at ( Alexanderstraße 14,64283 Darmstadt,
Germany ) all charges are included in the monthly rent . a room cost
300Euro Per month and a caution fee of 300 Euro while the entire flat
cost 600 Euro per month and a caution fee of 600 Euro, The caution fee
is refundable when you are moving out of the apartment.. The apartment
is situated at the second floor of the building.

I am Gena. i just got a Job here in Indonesia, as one of the
administrators at Samator, Due to my urgent relocation i wish to rent
out my Well furnished Two-Bedroom Apartment, the apartment has two
bedrooms attached with separate bathroom and toilet and a modern
spacious kitchen (fit-in appliances) such as central heating, gas,
double glazing, dish washer, washing machine .

You can rent a room in the apartment :) i really want both flatmate
to get along very well, so i intend to rent both rooms to one person
or one room to one person .. when he or she move in . He/She will look
for a tenant of his or her choice, but i can also look for the other
tenant my self if you want.

Viewing the flat will not be possible now because I have the flat
keys here with me and am not in the country at the moment , I just
relocated here in Indonesia few weeks back due to my new Job. As i
write to you now i am currently on my First-Timer Start-Up Training.
Which i never know will start so soon , I left Germany urgently with
the hope of coming back soon but right now the work has taken me to
stay long term under contract agreement, that's why I have made up my
mind to put up my apartment for rent. For now I can only send you the
flat pictures to see so that you can have an idea of the flat. if
this suite your need please reply to my e-mail.

Thanks and hope to hear from you soon.

Hello

The apartment has a total of two bedrooms , One shared living room
with a guest bed for Visitor, One shared kitchen. You can rent the
room for long term or short term .. my stay here is long term i will
not be moving back any time soon that is the reason why i am renting
out the apartment. Registration at the address is possible.

These are my flat pictures, take a look and get back to me as soon as possible.

If you like the apartment and you are interested, I'll only need your
details to prepare a lease tenancy contract agreement which will be
send to your mail.. The lease tenancy contract agreement will be sent
already signed by me .. so that the stress will not be much for You ..
You will print, sign and scan it back to me, then you will make the
payment of the caution fee plus the first month rent to me through my
bank details, after you make the payment . You will come back to me
with the scan copy of the receipt of the payment which stand as a
prove of the payment, and the flat keys will be posted to you
immediately through DHLcourier which you will receive within 48hrs.
after i post it from here....

Your details i will need are

Your full name
Your date of birth
Your phone number
Present address
Permanent address
Address and name to receive the keys
And the moving in and moving out Date



Please add me on Whatsapp ( +6285891075455 ) for faster
communication, Hope to hear from you soon.
#395572 by Egi Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:42 pm
She also sent me the lease contract and this bank detalis!
Hello

Here is the lease contract agreement and it is also been signed by me,
print out the contract, read carefully if you are okay with the
contract agreement sign the contract After which you make the payment
to me here through my bank details below

Bank to Bank

Bank Name: Bank Central Asia
Beneficiary Full Name : Herti Herlinawati
Account Number( IBAM): 883 0943922
BIC/SWIFT Code: CENAIDJAXXX
Beneficiary Address: Jl. Kosambi No.32a RW., Jakarta, 11430, Indonesia
Bank Address:Jl. RP. Soeroso No. 25, RT.9/RW.5, Cikini, Menteng,
RT.9/RW.5, Cikini, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus
Ibukota Jakarta 10330, Indonesia
Reference : Personal === (Noted MB)

You can also make the payment through Money Gram or Western Union post
bank and come to me with a scanned copy of the receipt along with the
signed copy of the lease contract agreement, you just go to any Money
Gram or Western Union Post Bank near you and make the payment in my
name and address below ,

When making the payment, you will be charged for the transfer, but you
will tell them that you are making the payment to your friend, so that
the charges will be less, Money gram or Western Union charges are
less when payment is being made to friend and family, I will really
appreciate this because all charges will be deducted from the money
you will be paying, so it will better for me if the charges are less.

Money Gram or Western Union

Here are my details needed for the payment


Receiver's First Name: Herti

Receiver's Last Name: Herlinawati

Receiver's Address: Jl. Kosambi No.32a RW., Jakarta, 11430, Indonesia

Hope to receive the signed copy of the contract from you, as soon as
possible along with the receipt of payment so that I can post you the
flat keys immediately and the hand signed copy of the lease contract
agreement with my signature ... and know what to say to others who are
also interested ..hope to hear from you soon


Then she sent me this email:

Sorry for the delay in reply .. I just sent you the lease contract
agreement... Please i will want you to make the payment directly to my
details through Money gram or To my Italy Friend Bank details below
because i just got inform that my bank account here will be activated
full Three-Weeks time which means that any payment sent to the account
now . can only be confirm after three-weeks . i am so sorry about
this . This is my company account

I just talk to my Italy friend here She said that i can make use of
Her Italy bank account so that you make the payment there, as soon as
the money arrive her bank account she promise to give me the money
here cash

I will prefer you make the payment directly to my Italy friend bank
account or to my details Through Money Gram.

Bank Name: UniCredit
Account Name: Edebor Evelyn
Bic/swift Code:UNCRITM1G37
Account Number: IT88E0200821506000102326060
Bank Address: Prato Valentini 00550, Italy
Beneficiary address: Via Carlo Livi, 81, 59100 Prato PO Italy
Reference/Purpose of Transfer : Personal

Money Gram or Western Union

Here are my details needed for the payment


Receiver's First Name: Herti

Receiver's Last Name: Herlinawati

Receiver's Address: Jl. Kosambi No.32a RW., Jakarta, 11430, Indonesia

Hope to receive the signed copy of the contract from you, as soon as
possible along with the receipt of payment so that I can post you the
flat keys immediately and the hand signed copy of the lease contract
agreement with my signature ... and know what to say to others who are
also interested ..hope to hear from you soon

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