Room for Rent and other rental scams
#361076 by Michelle Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:26 am

Created on 2018-03-06
Expires on 2019-03-06

From: "Dr. Gee Stephen Mark" <[email protected]>

I can send the reservation request through TripAdvisor system. Please note you would need to pay 1 month's rent

. Regards,

This Scammer will arrange to send you an Invoice -- Make no mistake, the Invoice will be fake !
If you are reading this because you have received such an invoice, kindly forward it to the address in my signature line and I will report the details to the appropriate authorities.


#364442 by Riri Sun May 13, 2018 7:41 pm
Mod Note: Scammer will use names of legitimate companies to commit their crimes.

I can definitely say that Dr Gee is indeed a scammer. DO NOT provide any personal details or transfer any money. Even though he assures everything is covered by Trip Advisor it is indeed false.

Also, the agency he used: BSW Apartments are not to be trusted.
#367727 by suzy19 Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:22 pm
I have today received an email from 'BSW Apartments' noting that they have a property for rent in Oval at £2,800 and if i am interesting in this to contact Mark Gee. I did this and we had some back and forth (him stating that we are 7th on the waiting list as it is high in demand). A video of the property was sent which shows an extremely exclusive apartment (it didn't add up for a 4 bedroom property in that area to be that cheap) and then a story as to how we book through trip advisor for an appointment. I have then searched on here and have found that it is a complete scam. I assume BSW Apartments are in on this. Mr Gee has just sent me the instruction that I need to pay £5,600 on the 'trip advisor' website. (I will post in the emails)
#367728 by suzy19 Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:25 pm
Dear Suzy,

Our agency only promotes the landlord's property over the major portals
within the United Kingdom ( Gumtree, RightMove, Zoopla, OnTheMarket ).
The landlord handles the viewings & bookings by himself. For more
details you should contact him directly. His details can be found

Name: Dr. Mark S Gee
Phone: +44 (773) 868-9152
Email: [email protected]
Profession: Cardiology Specialist at KG MEDICAL CONSULTING LTD
Availability: M-W: 12:30 - 13:00 and 19:00 - 20:30 / T-S: 15:30 - 16:30
and 19:00 - 20:30

You may NOT pass these details on to any 3rd parties.

Best regards,
Vincent Mongorry - Lettings Manager
BSW Apartments LTD
#367729 by suzy19 Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:28 pm
Dr. Mark S Gee <[email protected]>
Sat 23/06/2018, 17:59
> Dear Suzy,
> Thank you for your email. My name is Dr. Mark S Gee and I'm a Cardiology Specialist at KG MEDICAL CONSULTING / Ireland. The property has 4 rooms with double beds ( kind size ), 3 bathrooms, WiFi, TV cable, council tax and parking included.
> The property is made with luxury appliances since it was used for short term lettings until 1 month ago when the person empowered to handle all the reservations has received a new job outside England. This is one of the main reasons that made me to list it for long term rental.
> Since the property has been always well maintained, moreover got the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor in 2017, I would need a tenant who is responsible and will take care of the property as their own. Therefore the following questions are very important for me:
> - How long would you like to rent it for ?
> - How many people will stay into the property ?
> - Can you provide any past references ? ( reference letter from either your current landlord or employer )
> Dr. Mark S Gee
> Cardiology Specialist

Dr. Mark S Gee <[email protected]>
Sat 23/06/2018, 18:28
Hello Suzy, after reviewing your answers, I can't see any problem putting you on the waiting list for renting my apartment since there are over 7 requests for it so far. Due to my busy schedule ( an emergency can appear anytime ) I'm not available for viewings all the time. That's why I've created a video tour of the apartment so you can have more details about it before going any further. You can watch it here:

Video Tour 4 Beds Flat
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A quick question, will you bring any furniture or appliances into the property ?

Ok, the process using TripAdvisor is easy and gets done only in 3 simple steps:

- I will send you the reservation request through TripAdvisor for £5,600 equivalent of 2 months ( 1 month of staying + 1 month as security deposit );
- You will have to book the property online on their website within 24 hours since the offer and reservation will expire;
- After the property has been booked and you confirmed your deposit with TripAdvisor, you are fully entitled to choose any viewing / move in date within a period of maximum 90 days after the booking confirmation;

Your deposit will be protected by TripAdvisor Peace of Mind Protection Plan ( ... neral.html

TripAdvisor - Peace of Mind - TripAdvisor
This policy is provided by FlipKey, Holiday Lettings and Niumba. These companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of TripAdvisor and will be solely responsible for any related support or services with respect to this policy.
) under the following conditions:
1) If you’re prevented or denied access to the property;
2) If the property is misrepresented (differing substantially to what was advertised or different from the pictures);
3) Differences in the location of the property.
You are covered up to $10,000, £7,000, or €7000 (this depends on the currency in which you made the booking).

As soon as your booking will be confirmed, I will take 2 days off to come to show you the property and make all the necessary arrangements.
#379568 by SarahCrim Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:39 pm
I've got something very similar!

Dear XXX,

The following property may interest you as the landlord has requested to market it through our agency network. You can also find our PDF brochure of the property attached.

Landlord Information
Name: Dr. Mark S Gee
Phone: +44 (773) 868-9152
Email: [email protected]
Profession: Cardiology Specialist at KG MEDICAL CONSULTING LTD
Availability: M-W: 12:30 - 13:00 and 19:00 - 20:30 / T-S: 15:30 - 16:30 and 19:00 - 20:30

Gorgeous Two Bedrooms Apartment
Location: 100 Bulwer Road, Barnet EN5 5EY
Rent per month: £1,000
Date Available: 29.05.2018

This apartment offers high specification fully integrated kitchens with dishwasher, fridge freezer and oven with ceramic hob. A great range of shops, bars and restaurants are easily accessible.

Spacious Living/Dining Area
Two Bedrooms with King Size Bed
Two Bathrooms Fully Equipped
Secure Parking Space Available
Council Tax Included

You can contact the landlord directly for more information.

NOTE: You are receiving this email based on the landlord's letting criteria. You may NOT pass these details on to any 3rd parties.

Best regards,
Vincent Mongorry - Lettings Manager
BSW Apartments LTD

Please let me know if you have any information regarding this

Thank you
Last edited by AlanJones on Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:59 pm, edited 1 time in total. Reason: Added quotes for clarity
#379571 by AlanJones Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:02 pm
Thanks for posting. It's a definite scam.

As can be seen from the post above yours, the scammer will claim that he will be using the services of Trip Adviser to rent the property and hold the deposit. This is not something that Trip Adviser do.

Please do not tell scammers that they are listed here - it will take them seconds to change their fake details and their new details will not be listed for any future victims to find.

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