Room for Rent and other rental scams
#198808 by Katytigergirl Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:23 pm
Nuts. I got her too.
I was duped!!!

Thanks for getting back to me... My name is Danielle Crow (F),I am
24yrs old,I am fun loving, personal, friendly,clean and respectful of
others. A non-smoker, don't do drugs, i drink occasionally,and drama
free. I graduated last year in France. I am single and have no
children... I do bible study, and sometimes we do karaoke night with
my roommate! i go to church every Sunday. Am coming for my masters
degree. I was born in Spain,Malaga(Los Asperones), my dad is from USA
but my mum is from Malaga...I went to Málaga University (UMA) i speak
both España and English ,am presently on research work at Guam (USA),
am almost done with the research. Am doing it because its part of
prerequisite for my masters in Microbiology. I would have loved to
call you but this is a remote area calls is hard to go through
from here and i don't want to waste much time.
Am really interested in renting from you and i don't really love
pets but i don't care if there is any in the house. I would have loved
to see it but am very far,but with pictures,I am glad. I will also
like you to tell me more about you and if you have garage or parking
space because I will have my own car come over, please let me know the
total payment of the place and more over I will send your email to my
dad for him to email you later because he is the one that will be
paying the bills but nevertheless,I will like you to send me your full
Name and the mailing address, your phone number as well,so that my Dad
will issue out the payment for the place as soon as possible,with that
you can hold on the place for me till i come. I will be looking
forward to your email soonest.

Thanks and have a nice day.

Best Regards,
Danielle Crow
(201) 503-4739

Seeking for a place to live email me at [email protected] Please let me know the total move in for the room if available for rent.

Regards,
Danielle




Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device
Last edited by Bryon Williams on Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:48 pm, edited 1 time in total. Reason: Added quotations.
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#203277 by glporter Tue May 27, 2014 7:08 pm
Scam is still active in the wild, I got hit 5/26/2014


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Catalina Anderson <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, May 27, 2014 at 12:58 PM
Subject: Re: http://slo.craigslist.org/reply/<redacted>
To: <redacted>


I'm so glad to hear from you quick, I'm interested in renting the
room. My name is Catalina Anderson i was born in France (Paris) i
speak both French & English, am single, fun, loving, clean, loyal and
respectful of others, don't have any pet. More about me, my father is
from US and my mother is from France. I'm 23yrs old, sex female, i
attend American University of Paris, graduated a year ago.

I'm coming to stay for a year, and am coming for my master's
degree.I'm currently in Alaska in a village "Nunivak Island" on a
research work and will be coming soon... I'll be arriving any time
from May or you can email me the available date i can move in also
i'll loved to call you but here is a remote area calls are very hard
to go through, please send me some picture of the room because i will
not be able to come over and check on it before renting.

Please tell me little about yourself...if you are a
student?,working?, married or single?, if there is a garage or parking
space because i will be coming with my own car. Let me know the total
amount for the first month rent, i will be paying upfront so that you
can be rest assured that am really interested in renting the room from
you...

My mode of payment is US Check, so please feed me back with the
following details so that i can ensure you are ready to rent the room
to me.

BELOW IS THE INFORMATION NEEDED

***** Full Name:
****** Street Address:
******* City, State, Zip Code:
******** Home & Cell Number:
********* Total amount for a month:


I'll be waiting to read back from you with the information
requested so that i can forward it to my father to issue out the check
for the deposit and month rent upfront as soon as possible, with that
you can hold on the place prior my arrival... Thanks for your
co-operation


Regard
Catalina

And later after I foolishly replied



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Catalina Anderson <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, May 27, 2014 at 2:45 PM
Subject: Re: http://slo.craigslist.org/reply/<redacted>
To: <redacted>


Thanks for getting back to me with the information requested. I got
the information and i'll have it forward to my Dad to issue out
payment to you on time. I really appreciate that you are ready to
accept me roommate, i will like you to have a little patience for the
check to arrive to your address and also secure the room prior my
arrival. I'll e-mail by giving you an update about the status in
regards to the payment and also provide the tracking number from the
carrier service. I'll like you to take the ad down CL, so that will
give me a strong prove that the room has been hold prior my arrival
and other interested people will not make any enquirer..

Regarding my Car, i am planning on having it delivered to you before
my arrival so that you can come and pick me up at the airport and
settle in comfortably, you can understand that transiting cross
Atlantic is not easy so i am making arrangement with the car dealer to
deliver the car before my arrival, after the rent and security deposit
has been paid to you by my dad. I'll ask you for a favor here, can i
rely on you to take delivery of the car for me when it's
delivered.I'll like to know the convenient time for you to receive the
car for me. As you'll be handling the delivery of the car with the
rent and deposit to be sent to you so that you can help me handle the
delivery payment for the car, the car money has been included with the
check coming to you. I'll really appreciate if you can do this for me
and promise to compensate you adequately for your time and efforts on
my arrival into your place.

Let me know at once if i can trust you to have the rest fund to the
Car Dealer Agent once you get the check, i will be expecting your
e-mail as soon as you receive my e-mail. Thanks so much for your
understanding...

Sincerely
Catalina

And again later

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Catalina Anderson <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, May 27, 2014 at 2:46 PM
Subject: Re: http://slo.craigslist.org/reply/<redacted>
To: <redacted>


Hi How are you doing over there now .,

I'll like to know if you can trust you with my money and also help me
with the delivery of the car ?, if so kindly take the add down from CL
so that anyone will not come requesting for the room.. Meanwhile I'll
like to know if the room is well furnish and also the nearest
airport.i can in to when i get to state also the best time you will be
at home for the delivery of the car..

I'll look forward to read back from you as soon as possible.. Thanks
and kind regards

Regard
Catalina
#203432 by rf29 Wed May 28, 2014 10:27 pm
I got a reply to the CL ad I posted from someone named Catalina. Email address is exactly the same ([email protected]). I googled her email and found this forum. I can't thank you enough for saving me... god forbid it would have been my #2 craigslist bad luck.
Already flagged "her".

"She" said:
"I want to come and look at the room because I really want to rent it so I would want you to let me know your schedule for today and tomorrow... pls back to me at "[email protected]" because I am always busy at work. Thanks

Catalina

Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device"

scam email received: 5/28 3:47 CST
#220186 by smeech Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:05 am
I think there is actually a way we could get this person. Figure out the ip address of the email addresses. Mine came from Los Angeles, California. If we could match up enough ip addresses to a single person, then we could press a case for check fraud. The ip address will only give you the location of the server, but law enforcement could issue a warrant to the company as to where a physical address would be. It is obviously a life style, therefore they will keep doing it. Just a thought. By the way, the name on my scam was Sylvia Burgess. Same emails. I told them I cashed the check but I really didn't........tehehe. I'm gonna stretch this out as long as possible and at least waist some of their time.
#220187 by Bryon Williams Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:08 am
The Ip address is of the internet provider.

I told them I cashed the check but I really didn't........tehehe. I'm gonna stretch this out as long as possible and at least waist some of their time.


This is not a good idea. The only thing you have is a fake name and a free email address of the scammer.

He has your real name and address. Keep in mind he is a criminal. Stop all contact now.

Please contacta moferatorstor if you have a question or information about this post.



Please do not tell the scammer he is posted here.


Please remember the fallen. https://www.odmp.org/
#248187 by Bryon Williams Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:36 pm
Welcome to Scamwarners,

Thank you for the post.

Please post the emails sent to you. Please remove any of your personal information from them prior to submitting.

There are 8 pages in this thread, so we need to see the emails sent to you.

Please contacta moferatorstor if you have a question or information about this post.



Please do not tell the scammer he is posted here.


Please remember the fallen. https://www.odmp.org/
#268816 by kitty93 Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:55 am
They got me too, luckily i figured it out before signing the lease or accepting their check. For me the name was Sanya Smith, and she "found" a third when I said we needed three to get the apartment.
their email addresses are: [email protected], [email protected]

Here are some of their emails:

Thanks so much for your quick response, I'm interested in renting the room. My name is Sanya Smith i was born in Cape Coral Fl, am single, fun,loving,clean, loyal and respectful of others. I'm 26yrs old, female, i attend Franklin University OH, I graduated a year ago.
I will be arriving to state by September 18 but it never stop me from paying the rent from Sept 1st, am coming for my master's degree .am presently on research work at Guam (USA), am almost done with the research. Am doing it because it’s part of prerequisite for my masters in Microbiology. I would have loved to call you but this is a remote area calls are hard to go through from here and i don't want to waste much time,
Am really interested in renting from you, I don't have any pet but i don't care if there is any in the house. Please send me some picture of the room if you can because i will not be able to come over and check on it before renting.

Please tell me little about yourself...if you are a student?,working?, married or single?, if there is a garage or parking space because i will be coming with my own car. Let me know the total
I will be paying via a Bank certified check, so please get back to me with the following details so that i can ensure you are ready to rent the room to me. I will sign all necessary papers/Lease at the point of my arrival because there is no printer and scanner close to me

BELOW IS THE INFORMATION NEEDED
***Full Name:
***Street Address, APT NUMBER, City ,State ,Zip Code:
***Cell & Home #:
***Total amount for move in:

I'll be waiting to read back from you with the information requested so that i can forward it to my father to issue out the check for the deposit and month rent upfront as soon as possible, with that you can hold on the place prior my arrival.Thanks for your co-operation.


I really appreciate your response, it really help and make me feel more comfortable, Yes it a challenging course, yes am attending UMBC, but i don't have third roommate it only me.... please consider the room rented to me and also get back to me with your details for the payment so that my Dad can have the rental payment mail out to you so that you can have the place secure for me prior my arrival.. Please I will need the following information to facilitate out the rental payment to you to be able to secure the room for my prior my arrival.
1. Full Name as it will appear on the payment,
2. Physical Mailing Address,­­­­­
3. Phone Number.
I would be glad to see your quick response.
Thanks,
Ashley Ann.

My name is Ashley Ann,24,f,christian, my origin is from Bay City, Oregon.I have completed my graduation in the bachelor of microbiology from Franklin University OH.
Presently in Guam with sanya smith on A research.
My simplicity and punctuality is my great strength I have a friendly nature.

My weakness is I quickly believe in any to any other person.

Short term goal of my life is work with reputed organization and my long term goal is to be in a respectable position in that organization.

My hobbies are watching movies and listening music.
Thank you.
#306669 by Lav Oknah Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:57 pm
eMail Received September 18, 2016, email was [email protected].
No reply when pre-screening phone call was requested as requirement for additional information.
What is the scam? How does this person benefit in this attempted scam? Not clear to me. The following is the email text:

Hi,
I'm so glad to hear from you quick, I'm interested in renting the
room. My name is Julie Christopher i was born in France (Paris) i speak
both French & English, am single, fun, loving, clean, loyal and
respectful of others, don't have any pet. More about me, my father is
from US and my mother is from France. I'm 25yrs old, sex female, i
attend American University of Paris, graduated a year ago.

I'm coming to stay for a year, and am coming for my master's
degree.I'm currently in Alaska in a village "Nunivak Island" on a
research work and will be coming soon... I'll be arriving any time
from SEP or you can email me the available date i can move in also
i'll loved to call you but here is a remote area calls are very hard
to go through, please send me some picture of the room because i will
not be able to come over and check on it before renting.

Please tell me little about yourself...if you are a
student?,working?, married or single?, if there is a garage or parking
space because i will be coming with my own car. Let me know the total
amount for the first month rent, i will be paying upfront so that you
can be rest assured that am really interested in renting the room from
you...My mode of payment is US Check, so please feed me back with the
following details so that i can ensure you are ready to rent the room
to me.

BELOW IS THE INFORMATION NEEDED

***** Full Name:
****** Street Address:
******* City, State, Zip Code:
*******Apartment #:
******** Home & Cell Number:
********* Total amount for a month:



I'll be waiting to read back from you with the information
requested so that i can forward it to my father to issue out the check
for the deposit and month rent upfront as soon as possible, with that
you can hold on the place prior my arrival... Thanks for your
co-operation

Regard
Julie Christopher
#306678 by Mike Wilson Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:42 pm
They will send you a forged or stolen check for more than the agreed upon amount asking you to deposit the check in your account.
The scammer will then tell you once the funds are available to forward the "extra" money to a third party via some untraceable means such as Western Union or Money Gram.

Once the bank discovers the check is fraudulent you will be held accountable for the full amount of the check.

It is ALWAYS a scam
If the pet seller or shipper asks for money to be sent via Western Union, Money Gram, any brand of gift card. Walmart To Walmart , Zelle , PayPal friends and family option, or mentions Cameroon

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