Room for Rent and other rental scams
#379154 by Michelle Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:47 pm
From: Robert Shepard <[email protected]>


Hello,

Thanks for your interest & property is still available for rent, I'm sorry for my late response I have been very lately. I must confess to you i'm new to this Landlord business and I want a responsible person or family who are neat and also believe that they have all what it takes to take care of the property as if it where there own. Please be informed that I'm renting out the property because I was transferred to St. Louis, Missouri and i moved with my lovely family on contract project by American Society of Civil Engineers. (http://www.asce.org/).

We wanted to sell the property since we will be staying longer than we though & later my wife advised me not to sell the property anymore. I reasoned with her and accepted her advice so we contacted the agent back and requested for our keys and documents and put it for rent since we will back in the next 4 to 5 years.

We would have given the same agent this job also but the truth of the matter is that the agent was asking too much of an agent fee and also made the rent high. We were not getting the responses we needed so i decided to terminated our contract with them and put it up for rent ourselves. If you notice, you will discover that the price we are offering is far below standard price and this is enough for you to know that we are not after the rental fee but the absolute care for the property.

The house is available for as long as you want, Rental Features: Stacking Washer/Dryer, Hardwood Flooring in Bedrooms, New Carpet in Living Room. Parking for 2 Vehicles plus Street Parking. SEE PICTURES BELOW!!!

LOCATION: 900 E Haverford Rd, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Rent Per Month: $1,000 (Including Utilities)
Security Deposit: $1,000 (Refundable)
Move In Cost: $2,000

HOUSE FEATURES:
House Type: Single Family Home
Large 3 Bedroom 2 Full Bath
Square Feet: 1,760sqft²
Pets Allowed.

All utilities are included in the rent.

COMPLETE THE TENANT APPLICATION FORM BELOW:

FIRST NAME:__________
MIDDLE NAME:__________
LAST NAME:__________
PROFESSION:__________
MONTHLY INCOME:_________
(CELL)PHONE:__________
(WORK)PHONE:__________
(HOME)PHONE:__________
BEST TIME TO CALL YOU:________
KIDS:_____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY:________
DO YOU HAVE A CAR____(YES/NO), HOW MANY:________
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE LIVING IN THE HOUSE:__________
PRESENT ADDRESS:_____________________
CITY: _______________
STATE:______________
ZIP CODE:____________
WHY ARE YOU LEAVING YOUR PRESENT HOME:__________
CURRENT LANDLORD NAME AND PHONE NUMBER:__________________

IF THIS HOUSE IS BEING GIVEN TO YOU,
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING:_______
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN:________

IF YOU HAVE A PET,
NAME OF PET:_____________
KIND OF PETS:_____________

HABITS
DO YOU SMOKE:______________
DO YOU DRINK:______________
DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT:____
DO YOU
AGREE TO MAKE DEPOSIT PAYMENT BEFORE YOU GET THE KEYS AND DOCUMENTS:________
WHEN DO YOU WANT TO RECEIVE THE KEYS AND DOCUMENTS:____________

PLEASE NOTE:
ATTACH A VALID IDETIFICATION CARD

Please make sure this questions are filled correctly because the best way you answer with your comment will impress me the more to accept your application. After i have received the above details, i will discuss with my wife (family) and let you know our terms and how we would conclude the renting process so you can move into our home asap. You can drive by the house since I am not in the State and I don't have anyone to show you the inside of the house for now as our lawyer is presently in London, UK for a case and he is so busy right now but i can give you his number to call him, so if you are still interested let me know by filling the form above.

Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you. You can call or text me for more information on the rental +1 (231) 224-6204.

I hope to hear from you soonest. God Bless You,

Robert Shepard…

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil...."Proverbs 3: 5-7.


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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