Room for Rent and other rental scams
#135532 by Con Warner Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:14 am
From: "[email protected]" <[email protected]>
To: Con Warner
Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2012 11:11
Subject: Re: Question about the home at 448 Bataan Ct San Jose, CA

Hello,

we are pleased that you have an interest in our house,
our lovely home is still available for lease and we want responsible
adults/family that are neat and also believe that they have what it
takes to take care of our house as if it were theirs. My wife and I
initially had it up for sale but had a change of mind in leasing it out
ourselves because the agent that was in charge of our rental property
was asking too much of an agent fee and also making it difficult for
people who cannot afford the rent, stay away from renting my house.

The
reason why our house is up for lease is because I got transferred from
my place of work to PITTSBURGH ,PA, I will be away with my family for at
least 4 to 5 years because of the love I have for them, I have decided
not to sell our house and also assuring them that
we only have few years to spend here and will be willing to lease it
out to person/family who is willing to assure us of taking absolute care
of our home and pay their rent on time. I will start by telling you
more in regard me and my family. I have a daughter named Leslie (20yrs)
who attends University of PA as a medical student, she has a lot going
for her and she is also down to earth in all that she does to keep us
happy and when she is back home on vacation, she also assist her mom in
the house work when am at work. I work as a Robotic Programmer &
Welder/Fitter here in PITTSBURGH, PA and got married to a lovely wife
who is a member of Joyce Meyer Ministries. We will be very pleased if we
can find the right tenant to rent our home, a person who is a clean
freak and does not tolerate anything that has to do with dirt... we also
would like to know more about you and your family, your renting
experience and how long and when you plan moving
into our home. These 4 bedrooms and 2 baths home are very specious and
neat. 2,150 sq-ft

Below is the rental property address:

448 Bataan Court, San Jose CA 95133

Pets allowed: Yes
Rent: 1200
Deposit: 1000

The rental fee is inclusive with utilities.

Sincerely,
Mr. & Mrs.Penaflor & Family


This person asks for a deposit payment via Western Union, MoneyGram or bank transfer with a promise that you can have the keys to a property that does not belong to him.

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.

All the details such as names, addresses, pictures etc. that the scammer uses in order to back up his story, are stolen from elsewhere.

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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