Room for Rent and other rental scams
#60649 by Con Warner Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:36 am
From: Wilson Benedit <[email protected]>
Subject: Re: Home for rent in Pleasanton
To: Con Warner
Date: Monday, August 1, 2011, 11:11 PM

Thanks for your email, I personally own the house, we want our property to be well taken good care of, and they are some rules and regulation in which i do give out to my tenant if they are willing to rent my house, so please don't disrespect my order ,but if you are still capable of renting my house the rules and regulation goes this way. You must keep my house clean including the surrounding, you must know the way in which you use the stove so as to avoid fire outbreak,you must not disturb the neighbor. We decided to rent out the property due to our transfer to (West Africa) on a Missionary Work because, in a church here named World Mission Center, so we are renting it out since we need someone to take good care of the property on my absent.

Have this in mind you must know the kind of person that i am,but nevertheless i am giving you this rules because of what corresponded between me and my last tenant. the keys and documents are with us here in West Africa... so i will need to ship them to you before you can occupy the house but you can drive by the house anytime to take a look, so let me know if you are still interested and get back to me with the the Rental Application Form filled as soon as you get back from the location..

Below Is The Address Of My House

Pets are welcome!!!

Month rent:$1000

Deposit: $500

Totals Cost To Move In: $1,500

Street Address: 4252 Garibaldi Pl Pleasanton, CA 94566

we will be staying in west Africa for 5years.,And The Utilities are all included,All New Stainless Steel Appliances:
Double doors Refrigerator, Dishwasher,
Gas Range,
Microwave/Convection Oven Combo,
Full Size Convection Oven
Garbage Compactor
Large oversized Master Bedroom with Walk-in cl Open-style Dining, Living room with cozy wood burning Fireplace
New interior Paint and Carpet
Indoor Laundry room with Washer and Dryer

*****RENT APPLICATION FORM *****
Full Name ?

Home Phone ?

Cell Phone ?

Date of Birth ?

Current Address ?

Are you married ?

How many people will be living in the house ?

Do you have a pet ?

Do you have a car ?

Occupation ?

Move In Date ?

A picture of occupant ?

How soon can you make the payment ?

How soon do you want to receive the keys and the document ?

Are you okay with the rent and deposit ?

You can go take a look at the house and get back to me with the rental application form so that we can proceed further.

Thanks And God Bless.


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.

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