Room for Rent and other rental scams
#379888 by Michelle Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:22 pm
From: Anderson Stephen-Arnold <[email protected]>

Thank you for your inquiry,
First of all, sorry for the late reply (I had a terrible week at the job). The apartment I own on 8 E Broad Street, Columbus, OH is available and ready to move in as we speak at a monthly rent of $1200. A few things about myself, I'm 36 years old and I work inspecting offshore oil rigs. Oh, and you can call me Stephen.
If interested, please give me some information about yourself (age, job, something that shows you are financially stable, lifestyle or whatever you think makes you a good tenant). What else...? the neighborhood is very safe, 2 months minimum stay up to 5 years with the possibility of renewal, behaved pets are allowed. The move in amount will be first month's pay + one month deposit.
I would need a few rental details as well, how long do you plan to rent the apartment, starting when?

I'm currently on an oil rig but I could plan my trip to Columbus so I can show you the apartment. I'm sure you will love it, no one lived there since I've taken the photos.

Best Regards,
I.A.D.C. Certified Engineer - Anderson Stephen-Arnold
Phone: (470) 226-0280
Email: [email protected]

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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, kindly forward it to the address in my signature line and I will report the details to the appropriate authorities.

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#383405 by Michelle Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:13 am
From: Stephen-Arnold Anderson Jones <[email protected]>

Everything sounds great. Unfortunately I don't think I can return on dry land until the end of April - mid May due to my job so I can't meet you face to face until then. But I have a solution.
Here it is:
I am going to list the apartment on HomeAway or Airbnb, (you choose which one you prefer or the one you're more familiar, both are multi-billion rental companies like google or amazon) you reserve the place and you can live there at no charge until I come back from the oil rig. This way you'll have like a trial period until the actual rent starts so you can familiarize with the neighborhood, the apartment, the amenities. I think is only fair to have this period before you jump into a large period commitment.
They will only require a $1000.00 security deposit to cover any potential damage cost or if the apartment will not be vandalized or something. This security deposit will be fully refunded the same day the trial period ends.
Once you confirm the reservation I will mail you the key with FedEx at your current address. Then I'll sort my trip and we can have the rental agreement signed and all. If by any reason after the trial period will end you decide not to go ahead with the rent, just let me know so I don't have to make this long trip.
To be honest, the trial period helps me a lot too. I get to see how you maintain the apartment and I have the certainty that I don't make the trip just to show you the apartment.

If you're aboard, just let me know if you prefer Airbnb or HomeAway, send me your full name, rental period and a copy of your ID (front and back) or Passport so I can activate the listing and send you the rental offer.

I will attach the photos and description of the apartment to this email.
Please be sure to add my email to your contact list, last time I got an error when attaching the photos.



Best Regards,

Stephen-Arnold Anderson Jones (IADC Certified Engineer)
Email:[email protected]



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Notice: This communication may contain material protected by the IADC - International Association of Drilling Contractors. This communication and any documents or files transmitted with it are intended solely for the use of the IADC - International Association of Drilling Contractors and the individual or entity to which it is addressed. Any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited.


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, kindly forward it to the address in my signature line and I will report the details to the appropriate authorities.

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