Room for Rent and other rental scams
#390495 by Michelle Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:47 am
J.E.Collins <[email protected]> wrote:
Hello,
my apartment in 130 E San Fernando St it is still available. Has 2
bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Rent 1150 which includes all the utilities. Pet
friendly.
If are you really interested replay me including some information about
you as a renter.
Thanks


Jill E. Collins <[email protected]>

Hi,

Thanks for your reply. We own the place and our daughter lived there until 2 month ago when she got married and she moved to WA.
That`s why we decided to rent it.

Unfortunately, because of my job, it will be a bit difficult to meet you personally now for the moment we are in NY now and I am unable to travel right now.
Last week I came there to meet a couple who was interested, but they never showed up, and I think you can imagine that it's not very comfortable to fly back and forth from NY, especially when work commitments are made. Because of that we decide to make everything through Airbnb, an international company that mainly deals with rentals.
They will organize the inspection and will also assist you in managing the payment.
First of all, I`ll have to make the booking registration for you with Airbnb, and they send you the booking confirmation containing all the rental information including the payment instructions to secure the booking.

You`ll have to make a down payment of 1 month of rent to Airbnb and after they will receive it, an agent will be assigned for your reservation, which will contact you to schedule the perfect time when you can inspect the place. Can be even the same day when the down payment was made.
If you like the place, you`ll sign the lease, you`ll get the keys from the Airbnb agent and you can move in right away.
The down payment is a simple formality, after the inspection if you do not like the place and you do not want to rent it, Airbnb will return your down payment in full immediately.

If you would like to proceed, please give us your details (full name, current address and phone number) and we will make the registration for you with Airbnb.
Thanks,
Allan & Jill E. Collins


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

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#391284 by Michelle Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:32 pm
From: Diane Snyder <[email protected]>

Hi,

Yes the apartment is at the Millennium Tower.
Thank you for your details, I will make the booking for you with Airbnb
and, they will send the booking confirmation and the payment details for
the down payment.
After you have received it you`ll have to make the down payment to
Airbnb and after they will receive is, as I said, an agent will be
assigned with your transaction, will contact you and you`ll set up all
the details with him, to inspect the property.

Also, they are requesting that the down payment must be done in 24 hours
from the moment they have processed the booking and sent you the booking
confirmation.

I need you to confirm that you understood and agree on the terms and
when you`ll receive the booking confirmation you can make the down
payment within 24 hours.
The reason why I am asking this is because when I will make the booking
for you they will charge me also for this transaction and the fees that
I`ll have to pay are nonrefundable. I want everything to be clear, I
don`t want to be any misunderstandings.
So, please let me know if you agree and I`ll make the booking for you
right away.

Thanks,
Diane Snyder


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

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