Room for Rent and other rental scams
#379317 by Michelle Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:51 am
From: Lena Dragan <[email protected]>


It is a pleasure to hear from you but it is a big sad that someone faster than you have already book my apartment not quiet long and she has book it for one year.

I can still help you out because i know it is very difficult to get an apartment this days. one of our co-worker has been transferred to abroad to work with our company and his apartment should be empty at the movement. it will be advisable if you can contact him to know if his apartment is still available for rent.

Name: Mark Balog

Private email: [email protected]

Kindly sent him a message via his email address to know if his apartment is available for rent and for more information about his apartment but his apartment is very clean and it is located in the city center as well.

Regards


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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#379318 by Michelle Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:53 am
From: Mark Balog <[email protected]>

Thanks for getting back to me with the signed contract, below is my bank details for the first month rent and security deposit, since you are sending it from your American bank, my conversion is 5,000 ILS = 1,334 USD

Bank: Santander UK plc
Account Name: Mark Balog
Bank Address: United Kingdom
IBAN: GB56ABBY09012933060448
BIC: ABBYGB2L

Kindly get back to me with the scan copy of the payment receipt by your bank..Immediately your payment is confirmed by me ..i will post the keys and email you the shipping code for you to know when the keys will be deliver to you..it is 1-2 days.

waiting to hear from you.

Regards
Mark


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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