Room for Rent and other rental scams
#381183 by Michelle Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:58 pm
From: inreko linuls <[email protected]>

Here is Dhl receipt send to you i got the payment confirmation this
afternoon you only send your first month rent 350 Euro and deposit
570Euro and i also message my Lawyer so that i can get flat the flat
keys and post it immediately to you, but my lawyer disagree with me,
that you must pay your 2 more Rent before the keys
can be posted cos some tenant found it difficult to pay their Rent
after they got the keys and moved into the flat but now that the flat
keys is already posted to you,you need to make payment of your Rent
now to me via RIA Money transfer so that you can received
the flat keys because the keys already put on Hold until you make
payment of your deposit Sorry for any inconveniences
Here is myr detail needed for the payment
Name Brammer Rolf
Address 54 Wood Rd Manchester M16 8BL, UK

please,............Thanks for the understanding and hope to hear from
you soon.You can deduct the transfer charges from the amount you are
sending to him. Hope you understand?
Best 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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#384829 by bobbyblue Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:10 pm
This guy has several email addresses. This time he used [email protected]

But the name and physical address that appear in the "lease" contract are the same:
BRAMMER ROLF,
54 Wood Rd
Manchester
M16 8BL, UK.

A friend of mine wanted to rent a flat under the same conditions - 370 Euro/month (with all bills included!!!) and 570 Euro security deposit.
What caught my attention is the fact that this would have been a once in a million years bargain, as rates for similar flats are at least four or five times higher in the area. So I ran a quick search with his name and promptly landed on this forum!

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