Room for Rent and other rental scams
#60013 by Con Warner Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:13 am
From: Linda Warrish <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 11:11
Subject: Re: 2 Bedroom SOMA Apt
To: Con Warner
Hi,

Thank you for contact me about the apartment in San Francisco...The apartment is still available, I am the owner of the apartment in San Francisco...I wont be living in there. So, the entire apartment could be yours :)..So you don`t have to share it with anyone.
The apartment is fully furnished, could be rented unfurnished too-same price if unfurnished, all the utilities are included (water, garbage, electricity, heat..etc). Pets are allowed. The entire apartment is for rent and the price per month is $2200.
Has elevator, washer/dryer in unit, A/C, dishwasher, parking--1 Car Garage, safe neighborhood, nice neighbors, very quiet, no noise, close to transportation and everything else.

Address:
601 4th St.
San Francisco CA 94107

Photos here (real and actual pictures):
http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welc ... zFmzbsmjiA

Please tell me in short what exactly are you looking for and which are your requirements?


Thank you,
Linda


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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#60038 by SFrenter Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:50 am
Yup. Got the same email twice. Different rental prices.. I also received the following follow up email.. Thanks for the warning. It looked too good to be true.

From: Linda Warrish <[email protected]>
Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 4:10 AM
Subject: Re: Apt on Bluxome

Hi again,
Just a few more info.The whole apartment is for $2000 per month including all bills.
I am asking for the 1st month rent payment plus one month as security deposit,it's $4000 in total.The security deposit is refundable. Equal size-2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms, 1500 sq. ft, washer/dryer in unit, A/C, dishwasher,balcony, parking--1 garage included in the rent,also internet, safe neighborhood, nice neighbors, very quiet, no noise, close to transportation and everything else. It's fully furnished, but i can rent it unfurnished also, same price if unfurnished, will use a moving company if you want it unfurnished. As i said pets are allowed. Building has maintenance-included in the rent. The lenght of the lease is flexible: long/short term. I have to tell you that I am in Bolton, UK, I am here with a job contract for 5 years, I am in my first year now, i come to San Francisco every 6 months for 3 or 4 days and if you rent the apartment i will stay to a hotel. If you want to see the apartment i would need your address where the keys to be fedex-overnight to you, we will talk about the payment process for the $4000 and about the other details, but, first, if there is somethig else that you want to know please feel free to ask.

Thank you,
Linda

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