Room for Rent and other rental scams
#58843 by Con Warner Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:51 pm
From: [email protected]
Subject: $700 / 1br - LOVELY 1 BEDROOM APT FOR RENT
To: Con Warner
Received: Thursday, 14 July, 2011, 11:11

I would like you to know that the apartment is still very much available for rent, I am only willing to give it out to a Responsible person. It’s indeed a lovely and comfortable home and available to move in as soon as possible.

However, I would like you to know that I am giving this home out to you because i just relocated to Africa, for a contract work and will be staying for 4 years So my family and I have decided that we would be moving to our other home when we get back. I would like you to send me the below details so that i can really know who am dealing with.

Full name :
Present address :
Occupation :
Age :
Phone Number :
When you are planning on moving in :
Credit Statues :
Period of time you are planning to stay.

House Fee
Per Month : $700 ( Including Utilities )

Security / Deposit : $700 this will serve as a bond between you and i and also it your first month rent .... (REFUNDABLE)

1 Baths

** True 1 Bedroom **
** Hardwood Floors **
** BIG Living Room Shared W/ Kitchen **
** Brand New Cabinets -Stove & Refrigerator**

There is no Registration fee.. The Security Deposit would be needed as a Security Bond in order for the keys and paperwork along side with Lease Contract agreement to be sent to you... Electric Bills and water bills have been paid for, so I would also need to send the receipts to you, would in case it would be needed.

I would like you to know that you are free to contact me at any time. After I receive this detail, I would get back to you soonest and then let you know my terms. Pets are allowed. I hope to hear from you soonest.

God Bless
Eng: liberty Kins
Call Me: +2348134473730

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 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.

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.

Email: [email protected]

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