Thank you for this warning, almost fell victim of this scammer myself.
Below, exact copy of the correspondence.
Apartment in Delft for rent found on http://www.rooming.nl
I started getting suspicious when I indicated I would be interested in booking this apartment for a short stay at first to check it.
I would be interested in pursuing official investigation into this criminal activity.
Scammer provided her (or his) whatsapp number: +31685061667
On 26 2 2019, at 20:52, Emma Parsons <[email protected]
Nice to hear from you!
Let me introduce myself, my name is: Emma Parsons , I am an architect, I moved to the Faroe Islands, I have a project here that will take 3-4 years.
Airbnb charge some fees for services that they offer, to avoid taxes we reserve the apartment only for the first 2 months through their system + security deposit ( the security deposit is refundable ).
After you see the apartment we will do the lease agreement for the period that you want.
In order to book the apartment, you will have to do the payment to Airbnb with your credit card. Airbnb will hold your payment until you have received the keys, the lease agreement and you have seen the apartment. After you see the apartment, you will have to take your decision, if you wish to rent it or not.
I will receive the money only after you have seen the apartment and decided to take it.
If the apartment is not as I have presented it, you have the right to refuse it. Airbnb will return your money to your account in 12 hours from your decision.
After the first 2 months you will pay the rent monthly directly to my personal bank account.
I need to know: Check in date (when you want to move in the apartment): day / month / year
If everything sounds good to you, please send me your full name, address and phone number and I will send you the AIRBNB Link were you can BOOK.
If you require any further information, feel free to contact me.
On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 7:41 PM <snipped - Tim>
Good day Emma and thank you very much for your reply.
How many bedrooms are there?
We would be interested in the long-term rent for at least 2 years if not more.
We will be visiting Delft starting March 29th and would like to rent your place for several days to check it before signing the long-term contract.
The long term rental would preferably start in June when our son’s existing accommodation will have expired.
Would this solution be acceptable?
Kind regards<snipped - Tim>
On 26 2 2019, at 06:47, Emma Parsons <[email protected]
I'm contacting you about your interest in renting my apartment situated in Pottenbakkerstraat 37, 2645 KR Delfgauw.
The monthly rent price is 500 EUR, including all utilities (gas / electricity / phone / cable / internet / parking / heating), and its for an indefinite period.
The apartment is in good condition, clean and ready to use. The apartment is available for a long-term rent, so you can stay there how long you want.
In general I have rented with AirBnB my flat and it`s safe 100 %.
Airbnb provides an online platform that connects hosts who have accommodations to rent with guests seeking to rent such accommodations.