Room for Rent and other rental scams
#377561 by Michelle Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:23 pm
From: medrano williams <[email protected]>

I am writing to inform you that my Wife have selected you as our #1
candidate which has made you our potential tenant.

Which mean I will have to come down from Austin...Sorry, I did not
tell you about my job,in Austin, TX at Pacesetter Homes, 7940 Shoal
Creek Blvd Ste 200 Austin, 78757,United States, Tel.862 246 7192 as
Sales Manager.

Before I come down I would like to know if you are ready? because I
had traveled all the way only to be disappointment by a renter
previously, where the renter had issues with his pay check therefore
causing me a wasted time and expenses. So, I'm not ready to go through
same experience again.

Kindly let us know If you can prove to us that you have the required
funds one month and security deposit? definitely not by sending us
money.

I will be waiting to hear back from you to see what we can work out.
Regards.
Williams Tremaine.


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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