Room for Rent and other rental scams
#60463 by Con Warner Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:52 am
Phone - (011) 234 708 309 2061
From: Timothy Smith <[email protected]>
To: Con Warner
Sent: Thu, Jul 28, 2011 11:11
Subject: Re: Referral for your listing at 1309 Amethyst St

Thanks for being interested in renting my House,which is located at :(1309 Amethyst St, Redondo Beach CA 90277 USA), in a quite and safe area. My plan before was to sell the house but my wife suggested we put it on rent and we only need someone that can take absolute care of the house in our absence because right now we are not in state we just secured a contract in London of which we will not be back until after 2years. We initially handed the house to an agent, but it was quite expensive dealing with the agent so we requested for our keys and the house documents back. we have decided to handle it ourselves as this will give us the opportunity to know whom we are renting our house to. If you notice, you will discovered that the price we are offering is far below standard price, this is enough for you to know that we are not after the rental fee but the absolute care for the property,am here with the house keys and document. If you know that you have a good reference and a good credential you can email me back to secure and occupy my house at my absent.

3 Bedroom Single Family Homes 2.5 Baths 2 Story Front Detached House 2 Car Garage Stove Dishwasher Refrigerator newer but not warren teed Laundry Hook-ups in garage Available Now

Hope you are Okay with the rent fee of $1500 per month, get back to me asap because i need a tenant urgently and i can also forward the application form to you, if you are interested. Have a nice day also if you will like to call me here is my number in UK(+44 702 405 1533).

Best Regard

Timothy Smith

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.

Below is the Rent Application Form to fill out.

********RENT APPLICATION FORM**********
*********PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL**********

1) Your Full Name ?
2) Your Full Address ?
3) Your Full Name mother ?
4) Your Full Name father ?
5)Phone Number ?
6) Citizen or Country ?
7) How old are you ?
8) Are you married ?
9) Sex ?
10) How many people will be living in the house?
11) Do you have a pet ?
12) Do you have a car ?
13) What is your Occupation ?
14) Short or Long Term Lease ?
15) When do you intend moving in : Date ?
16) When do you intend to moving out : Date ?
17) Deposit : One or Two month Deposit are required ?
18) Occupant Picture ?
19) Reference Details ?

I personally will actually come visiting you sometimes during the year as our new tenant. Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you. I can be reach anytime at +44 702 405 1533. Awaiting your reply so that we can discuss on how to get the document and the keys of the house to you.

Best Regards

Thanks very much for your reply and also I can see your willingness in my house and I want to let you know that your rent Application Form has being accepted by me and my wife and you are now qualify for this rent and the house is yours. So as we shall be renting our properties to you, please again take very good care of the house so that i might be glad when coming by middle of next year to see how neat you keep the place.

Hope everything about this process is fine with you. However, if you are ready to rent the house now, that will not be a problem but we will advice you due to a responsible and reliable person like you, one month rent deposit will be made before moving in, and also we would like to send the following document to you via DHL to the address you provided to me in the Application form and the tracking number will be sent to you so that you can possible occupy our house immediately. Once again, we are giving you this on trust and do not disappoint us and i promise you that you will love the house.

Here are the contents of the packages that will be deliver to you via
DHL courier service.
1)Entrance and the rooms Keys
2)Paper/Permanent house form (Containing your reference details)
3)The House documentary file.
4)Payment Receipt

So I am with your information's here with me and I will like to know whether you are ready for the house of this One month rent but if you can make up with Two month deposit you will be giving a one month rent free right now so you can move in asap..Let me know If I could forward you the Information on how and where to send the money through any Western Union Money Transfer location nearest to you so I can get all the package sent to you immediately.

Hope to read from you soonest

Best Regards

May the shower of blessings of God be upon you for you promising me that you will take an excellent care of my home in my absence,this means you can act on my behalf. I have instructed the Western Union Information's below for the deposit transfer ASAP,so you can go ahead and send the payment ASAP tomorrow.


As soon as you send the payment from the Western Union, You will get back to me with the below details as it is in the western union payment receipt.

1. Full Sender's Name :
2. MTCN # (10 DIGITS) :
3. Amount Sent :

Immediately I confirm your payment tomorrow morning,I will commence on how to quickly get you the tracking details tomorrow afternoon as the shipping agent has promised me to be sending the Packages out to you tomorrow.

Hope to read from you and Remain Blessed

Best Regards

Timothy Smith

Email: [email protected]

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