Room for Rent and other rental scams
#58740 by Michelle Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:14 pm
From: Alana Burke <[email protected]>
Subject: Re: Interested in $900 / 4br - 4BR, 3BA lake front home
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 2:53 AM

Thank you for the interest in my house. The house is still available for rent; the house was completely renovated easy access to Public Transportation. The Bedrooms are equipped with everything you need for your stay.

Monthly Rent: $900
Security Deposit Is $800
Total move in cost:$1700
Utilities are included in the rent.
House address:(Address:2399 West Lake Lucille Drive Wasilla AK 99654)
Minimum rental: 1 month
Maximum rental: 2 years or more.

I will love to have showed you round the house and the inside, but am sorry i am presently out on a missionary trip.I have been posted to the West African by the United State Christian Organization for (Worldwide Missionary Outreach). We are now in West African for the Missionary work and so all you can do is drive by the home anytime. i wanted to sell it before and later changed my mind to rent it out for investment purposes since i might still come back some time 2 years or more to come. So we have ordered them to stop all advertisement about the home for sale and that will be effective asap. So i wouldn't want that to bother you at all I could not find an honest agent to hand over the place before leaving so i and my wife decided to post the property online. Here is our rental application form that you will have to fill if you are still interested in this house.Visit our website for more information if you also want to make an impact to the world. <http://www.who.int/about/en/ <http://www.who.int/about/en/> >

This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home is located in the desirable Bethany area within walking distance of several parks, 3 playgrounds, basketball courts, and walking trails. It has four good sized bedrooms upstairs with two full bathrooms. Downstairs it has a living room, dinning room, kitchen, family room, laundry area, and two car garage. The house has a fenced back yard and space for boat or RV parking inside the fence along the side of the house. The home is in beautiful…
RENTAL APPLICATIONS FORM BELOW
PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF?
FULL NAME__________________________
________________________ HOME PHONE ( )________________________
CELL PHONE( )____________________________________
DATE OF BIRTH_________________________________
OTHER PHONE ( )___________________
CURRENT ADDRESS_______________________________APT#________
CITY__________________ STATE______ ZIP________
REASONS FOR LEAVING?____________________________RENT $__________PHONE ( )____________________________
ARE YOU MARRIED____________________________
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE LIVING IN THE HOUSE____________________________
DO YOU HAVE PETS____________________________
DO YOU HAVE CARS____________________________
OCCUPATION____________________________
IF THE HOUSE IS BEEN GIVEN TO YOU,HOW LONG WOULD YOU LIKE TO STAY______________________________
MOVE IN DATE____________________________
HOW SOON CAN YOU HAVE THE DEPOSIT PAYMENT SENT TO ME___________________________
HOW SOON DO YOU WANT TO RECEIVE THE KEYS AND DOCUMENTS OF THE HOUSE___________________________


I CERTIFY that answers given herein are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application for tenant screening as may be necessary in arriving at a tenant decision. I understand that the landlord may terminate any rental agreement entered into for any misrepresentation made above...

Best Regards and Remain Blessed
Alana S Burke


The thief will tell you that you can rent his accommodation only if you can prove that you have genuine interest. He will ask you send money by wire transfer (normally Western Union) to yourself or a member of the family to show that you have sufficient finances and that you are not a "time waster".

Another variation of this scam is that you need to send (by Western Union) money in order that the keys and other documents can be couriered to you

He will ask you to send him the transfer details.

Make no mistake ! Western Union Transfers can be picked up virtually anywhere in the world and with the minimum of identification. They are almost impossible to trace once the money has been collected. You will never get to see the accommodation or your money 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 Gumtree or similar listing sites. If you receive any requests from 'Landlords' asking for some kind of payment by Western Union 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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