Room for Rent and other rental scams
#373052 by Michelle Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:54 am
From: Jonathan Cohen <[email protected]>

Good Day :)) , Thanks for your interest in my apartment. The apartment is a 1 bedroom flat and am renting it out simply because i secured a new job in United States, so i will need persons to rent so that it can be taken care of while am out of Berlin and i will be glad if you take care of the house like yours also its ready and available to be reserved for you also offered to the market furnished you just need to move in am pretty sure you would love it here , Finally to answer your question the apartment would be available as soon as we both can reach good terms :))

House Location: 73 Friedrichstraße

Postal code: 10969 Berlin.

Rent: 1 bedroom 500 Euros per month all bills inclusive.

Security Deposit is: 300 Euros

Minimum Stay: 2 Month(s)

Maximum stay: 3 years.

House amenities: CD - DVD - Video,Radio,Flat-screen TV, High- speed Internet with WiFi, Washing Machine, Dryer,Heating iron and Ironing board, Bed Linen & Towels,

Kitchen amenities: Electric Kettle, Toaster, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Microwave, Fully Equipped Open Kitchen,


Queen Size Bed 1,60x2m, Room with Sofa, Bathroom with Shower, Clean and well maintained Toilet, Washing Machine, 5th floor lift to the apartment. Great and Amazing view from the Balcony.

Full description:

The actual consumption of electricity, heating, hot and cold water it is equipped with: washing machine, dishwasher, vacuum cleaner, iron, hair dryer, television, hi-fi, internet connection , bed linen and towels.

Accommodation Briefly comprises: open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with electric cooker and hob, washing machine and laminate flooring, one bedroom (Chic and comfortable apartment), A tiled main bathroom with electric shower over bath hot or cold water.

PVC double-glazed windows to the front and GFCH.

I will await your swift reply with the number of months you are interested in leasing my house so we can proceed with necessary documentation.

The apartment comprises separate fully tiled bathroom with bath and power shower.

Let me know if you have any other question to ask,

Kind Regards,

Jonathan Cohen

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


#379785 by Michelle Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:07 pm
From: Jonathan Cohen <[email protected]>

Thanks for your email and interest in my apartment, I am sure i won't have any regrets having you as my tenant. I currently work as International Human resource and live in Minnesota United states, Which is the main reason why i want to let the house out since it would be of no use to me and my family for a long period of time. whenever we need to arrange meeting plans ahead i would need to take a week off from work in order to come down to show you my apartment when and what exact time are you available from next week? . Those I've invited have turned out to be time wasters i don't want such things to repeat itself again that's why i have to be sure of your readiness and capabilities that you really want to rent my house. I will not want a situation whereby my coming will be on futile exercise that's why I want to be sure because I have had many experience from tenants. I have had several cases of people recently were we have a deal for viewing and fail to turn up and making me look like a fool at fixed meeting place the last was a woman from France who just left me waiting at the airport and also some getting to view and messing up by telling me they have no money yet to pay for the rent. I have consulted my lawyer and we have resolved that any potential tenants should be able to prove in the following way in order to determine who is financially buoyant and that he or she can stick to appointment when scheduled and able to pay his/her rent as at when due i hope you understand :))

Looking forward to your positive response.

Jonathan Cohen
+1 7018021435 Whats App # + Call

This person asks for a deposit payment via Western Union, MoneyGram 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.

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