Room for Rent and other rental scams
#59815 by Con Warner Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:25 am
From: John Rufy <[email protected]>
To: Con Warner
Subject: Re: $750 / 2br - Brand new 2-bedroom 2 bath for rent (Yonge & Bloor)


Thanks for your interest and inquiries about my home.Yes the property is still available for rent and we are looking for a responsible person/family to occupy and maintain the property now that we are not around.Myself and wife just traveled to London United Kingdom for a programme called Empowering Youth to Fight Racism, HIV/AIDS, Poverty and Lack of Education, the programme is taking place in major countries in Europe and Africa which are UK, Spain,Germany,South Africa,Ghana.We will be away for 3 to 5 years or more that is why I have made up my mind to put up my property for rent to whom ever that will take good care of it.Also how long do you intend to stay? How soon do you intend to move in?
Here are details of the property:

Electric Range
Electric Heat

Air Conditioning
Patio/Party Deck
Cable TV
Ceiling Fans
24 hours Internet service
Garbage Disposal
Security Alarm
Pets Allowed
Washer / Dryer

Rent: $750 including utilities
Security deposit: $500
Please feel free to ask any questions you do not understand and i will be looking forward to receive your email as soon as possible.

I am not around to show the inside, you can go check out the property and the neighborhood from the outside and get back to me if you really like it for more information.

=========== RENT APPLICATION FORM ============

Please answer these questions below if you are Interested
1)Your Full Name____________________________________
2)Present Address(where you reside now) & Phone__________________________
3)How old are you_____________________________
4)Are you married___________________________________
5)How many people will be living in the apartment___________________________
6)Do you have a pet____ _____________________________________
7)Do you have a car__________________________________________
9)How long are you willing to stay___________________________-
10)When do you intend to move in ___

Here is my contact phone number +447024064874
Hope to read from you as soon as possible. Thanks and GOD bless you.

John Rufy.

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.


Thanks very much for your reply and also i can see your willingness in this rent and how is work ?Hope great!!! So as i shall be giving you my property and you can move in when you are ready,pls again take care of the property so that i might be glad when coming to visits you but not too soon,also the rent include all the utilities such as heat,cable,tv,phone,internet,washing and drying machine. I have also attached the interior pictures....

However, if you are ready to rent the property now, then that will not be a problem but i will advice you due to a responsible like you, to be able to afford the month rent and the security deposit. Also i would like to send the following document to you via the DHL to the address you send to me and the tracking number will be sent to you so that you can possible occupy my property,Pls once again,i am giving you this on trust and do not disappoint me and i promise you that,you will love the property..Also the months rent will be send to me here in United Kingdom,London through Western Union Money Transfer outlet.

So i am with the below document here with me and i will like to know whether you are ready to make the payment now so that i can arrange on how the document will get to you in the next 24 hrs after the payment confirmation.

Here are the contents of the document..
1) Entrance and the rooms Keys
2)Paper/Permanent apartment form(Containing your reference details)
3)The property documentary file.
4)Payment Receipt.

So pls get back to me as soon as you can..Here is my contact phone number +447024064874,you can contact me anytime.

I await your reply ASAP

Email: [email protected]

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