From: [email protected]
To: Con Warner
Subject: RE: Residential Enquiry
Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 11:11
My name is Janina Wong and I received your email of interest for the rental of my apartment located at Flat B, Floor 7, The Zenith Block 1, 3 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai.
I am a research engineer for a pharmaceutical company and I bought the apartment while working on a 4 year contract in Hong Kong as an alternative to renting . I am the only owner of the apartment , the apartment is paid in full and with no legal problems . The apartment is not inhabited since I am no longer living in Hong Kong.You could be my second tenants .
My intention is to rent the apartment to nice , clean people and in order to do that I would like to know a little something about you , like how many persons do you intend to live in my apartment,do you have a steady income ,etc . I must tell you from the beginning that I don't have a problem if you are a student and I don't have a problem with pets (I own a little dog myself) and I appreciate sincerity .
Also here is a little something about the apartment and myself so we can get to know each other.
The apartment is the one in the pictures but the furniture has been moved into my private storage room . If you don't have furniture I can take it back with no extra costs for you .
The rent for 1 month is 6,000 HKD (for the entire apartment) including all utilities (water, electricity, Internet, cable, parking, air conditioning, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, refrigerator, private washing machine). You can rent the flat for any period of time (open end contract).
About myself, I am 44 years old and as I told you I am a research engineer for pharmaceutical products , currently living in London , United Kingdom .
You can move in the apt in the same day when you receive the keys. The only problem is that I`m already in London but i think i will find a solution.
Thank you for your interest and looking forward to a future collaboration and friendship.
This person asks for a deposit payment via Western Union or MoneyGram with a promise that he will send the keys through a courier company.
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 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.
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.
From: Money Bookers <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, May 18, 2011 at 11:11
Subject: Rent/Package ID: 31594853 -
Hong Kong 17.8 million members... and more every day
This mail is a confirmation that you were successfully registered in a Moneybookers Escrow Blocked account transaction . Your transaction manager is John Mark Halben . You are about to participate in a fast, efficient and secure transaction. Moneybookers is the independent third party that will be overseeing the inspection, rent contract, securing and disbursing the funds. Please follow our instructions in order to complete the transaction safely.
All the transaction, payment and personal information is considered confidential and will not be released under any circumstances.
Moneybookers security measures are constantly reviewed and modified given evolving circumstances globally.
Our main and constant priority is the safety of our customers.
For security reasons please DO NOT release the payment details to the Seller or any other unauthorized person.
Dear Con Warner,
We require the payment to be made through Western Union money transfer service.
If you are not familiarized with the Western Union money transfer services please visit: http://westernunion.com.hk/en/. You can pay with cash at any Western Union Office.
Apartment Keys and rental contract verified and signed by the Sender. Owner of the apartment is : Janina Wong . Located at : Flat B, Floor 7, The Zenith Block 1, 3 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai ,Hong Kong . All the papers are double checked.
- Package ID: 31594853
- Insured Value Amount (first month rent) : HK $ 6.000 .
- If you decide to hold the apartment, then you will have to authorize us to release the funds to the sender, and the transaction will be completed. If you will not be satisfied with the apartment, you will be able to send the keys and contract back through the same service with no costs and inform us to return the funds to you.
Visit any one of Western Union's nearly 45,000 Agent locations and fill out the appropriate Western Union form to send your payment in cash.
Your payment is typically sent within minutes … usually faster than paying with money orders or COD.
There are nearly 45,000 Western Union Agent locations nationwide. Many are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
MAKE PAYMENT TO:
Moneybookers Escrow Blocked account transaction manager details :
First name: John Mark
Last name : Halben
Address : Lewisham Way 158
PostalCode: SE14 6PD
Country : United Kingdom
Locate the nearest WesternUnion Office:
Make the payment with cash using the above MoneyBookers agent details
When the payment is made, email us the following information :
Scanned Western Union receipt, 10 digit reference number
Exact sender's name on file with Western Union
Your street address on file with Western Union
City and country where you sent the money from
The seller delivered the package to MoneyBookers agents for full evaluation of content. The package will remain in the company custody until the receiver will send the payment through a Money Order Service (WesternUnion Service). After verifying the funds, MoneyBookers is ready to ship the parcel to the designated address.
Sender Information :
Name: Janina Wong
Address: 87 David Lee Point
For any questions please contact Money Bookers HK Support by replying at this e-mail .
Thank you HK Money Bookers Team
May 18 ,2011
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