Room for Rent and other rental scams
#61397 by Con Warner Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:39 pm
From: Lauren Wagner <[email protected]>

Hi,

Thanks for the mail, i am so happy to let you know that the apartment
is still very much available for rent.Here are some important
information about the apartment. The apartment cost 490euro per month
including all bills such as water, electricity, gas e.t.c plus 500euro
for security deposit payment which is refundable while packing without
any lost or damage of my properties.The apartment is located at
Lindengracht 55, 1015 Amsterdam, Netherlands and it is close to the
central station,the apartment is spacious, it is about 40sqm.
Restaurant and public transport are available around and it's walking
distance to the supermarket, so it's located in a very nice and safe
area in Amsterdam.

Attached are some pics of how my apartment looks like. Hope to hea
back from you so that we can proceed further.You can simply reach me
on +447045765886 for further discussion on the apartment.

Best regards,
Lauren Wagner.


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.

I will gladly rent it out to you if you can assure me that you
will take good care of it in my absence because i am presently in Uk,
i just came down here to work and i am with the keys of my apartment.
As a result of this, i won't be available in Amsterdam that's why i
sent you those pics so that you can see how the place looks like.

For you to get the place reserved we will both sign a rental agreement
contract which will be prepared by my lawyer then i will post the keys
of the apartment and the payment receipt to you via DHL express (1-2
days delivery ) after your deposit payment which is your first month
rent and the security deposit has been confirmed.

Please get back to me as soon as you can as i will need some info from
you which i will send to my lawyer to prepare the rental agreement
contract.

Hope to read back from you soon.

Best regards,
Lauren Wagner.

Email: [email protected]

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