Room for Rent and other rental scams
#379112 by Michelle Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:16 am
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Thanks for the response,There is washing machine in the flat and also dryer is available,Am Currently in Cyprus to permanently live due to my new job offer,Which is why i am offering the flat for lease,Obviously i can understand your point regarding the viewing of the flat and meeting before reaching an agreement. But unfortunately,that would not be possible for now. As the keys to the unit is here with me.I would suggest for now, if you don't mind. You go over and visit the building location and neighborhood to determine your interest. So as to have an idea of the location and living condition. As i do know your worries and reservations at this point,since i am not presently available to meet with you in person and show you the flat. Although you can understand, i was suppose to lock up the flat since there was no one presently occupying. And moreover,i never had any intention of renting out the flat. It was my fiance who recently advise i should lease out the flat, which was a good idea. Just for someone to occupy the place with good up keep,Just to put off my worries.

Let me know what to you feel. If you are still interested in renting the property off start up with the renting process. And if you are successful with acquiring the unit


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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