Room for Rent and other rental scams
#134615 by Spigada Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:39 pm
Google search for "guam microbiology" returns this thread. Grats.

Here you go from "Marry Rose" ([email protected]), who apparently forgot how to spell his own name within two lines of text.

Thanks for getting back to me... My name is Mary (Female),I am 27yrs
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..
Am coming for my masters degree by beginning of next month for the
next One year. I was born in France (Bordeaux), my dad is from USA
but my mum is from Paris...I went to University of Bordeaux in France
i speak both French 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 the place but am very far away,. 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,get back to me with your
(1) Full name as it will appear on the check.
(2) Address with Zip code
(3) Cell phone number
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.

On 11/17/12, <removed> wrote:
>
> It's $<removed>.
> Thanks,
> <removed>
>
>> Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2012 04:50:10 -0600
>> From: [email protected]
>> To: <removed>@hous.craigslist.org
>> Subject: furnished room rent
>>
>> What is the total cost to move in??
>>
>>
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Original craigslist post:

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#166784 by kuhrissalynn Fri May 24, 2013 1:56 pm
Michelle Anderson <[email protected]>
May 19 (5 days ago)

to 3m3xh-38076255.
May I know if the place is still available and get back to me with the last asking price. Please reply to my direct email below or get back to me with your personal email.

Reply to : [email protected]

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Michelle Anderson
May 21 (3 days ago)

to 3m3xh-38076255.
Thanks for your response.

I'm glad the room is still available for rent. My name is Michelle,I
am 25 yrs old female,fun loving and respectful of others.A non-smoker,
don't do drugs,i drink occasionally,and drama free.I'm from Dublin
Ireland and I graduated last year in National university of Ireland I
am a very easy going Christian Girl that love going to Church and
attend services , have no children i speak both French and English So
i am coming to the United State Of America for my masters in
micro-biology as i already had my B .S. C in micro-biology and my
parents wants me to move further with my Educational Career..I'm
really interested in renting the room from you and I do really love
pets but I don't have any at the moment. I also would have loved to
see the room in person but since i am presently not in the state then
i wont be able to see until the point of moving in so I will like to
inform you that i will be moving in immediately after the payment
arrangement has been settled and my dad will be responsible for
everything so you have nothing to worry about I could have called you
to discuss this with you but this is a remote area and can't make
international calls as well so i will have my father talk to you but
you will have to get back to me with the required information below
for the payment to be made as I don't want to waste much time i need
to secure the room on time.I will also like you to tell me more about
yourself if you have the chance will also like to know if you have a
garage or parking space as I will be having my own car get delivered
to the house before my coming so i will send your contact to my dad
dad for him to email you later and he will be the one responsible for
my bills so you are to get back to me with your Full Name and your
Home Address and your phone number as well for the payment to be made
as soon as possible for you to be able to hold the room for me till i
move in completely. I will be looking forward to your email soonest.

Respectfully.

Michelle Anderson..
[email protected]

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5/24/13
Michelle Anderson
9:24 AM (1 hour ago)

to 3m3xh-38076255.
Thanks for getting back to me with your information,i want you to take
the advert off from Craigslist since am renting it,I don't want any
other person to come for it..I'll be paying the first month rent
anytime from now.So i want you to secure the room for me till my
arrival and i will also like you to keep off the ads from Craigslist
so that nobody will contact you about the room again.So can you please
tell me the nearest airport ?I will get back to you with the tracking
number as soon as i get it and my flight details okay and As regarding
my car,I'm planning on having it delivered to the house before my
arrival so that i can settle in comfortably,you can understand that
transiting cars cross Atlantic is not easy so i am making arrangement
with the person in-charge of the delivery to deliver the car to the
house before my arrival after the rent and security deposit has been
paid to you by my Dad. I will ask you for a favor here,can i rely on
you to take delivery of the car for me when its delivered ? I will
instruct the car dealer to contact you to schedule the delivery time
that will be convenient for you to receive the car for me .As you will
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 delivery payment will be included in the Check coming to
you.I will really appreciate if you can do this for me and promise to
compensate you adequately for your time and efforts on my arrival in
your place.

Thanks..

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After her saying this last comment I got really skeptical considering the fact that there was hardly any information given...If I were moving across the world I would want to know WAY more about the person I am moving in with. She is a white liar, some things I think are half truths...like her age. Or whatever. Because she was saying 23 in 2011...so here is what I did in response when I found this site.

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10:30 AM (20 minutes ago)

to Michelle
After some more review because I don't trust the internet I found this. I will not be taking my post off and you are not welcome to move in. Don't know what you get from doing this, but you were a huge waste of my personal time. I am already dealing with a roommate who LIES, I am not about to have another one walk into my doors. Good luck with you Scamming and I hope Karma comes to get you, because it will.

Have a good day "Michelle"

Re: Room for Rent Scammer - Kelly Benson
by odintree3 on Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:33 pm

I got this email:

Hi ,

Thanks for getting back. My name is Michelle Murray,I am 23yrs old
female,fun loving, personal, friendly,clean, caring,and respectful of

others.A non-smoker, don't do drugs, i drink occasionally,and drama
free. I graduated last year in Greater London,UK, 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 .I need to secure this room
for myself before i arrive to the state as I'll be moving in with my
luggage.You seem to be a very interesting person to be with and I must
confess to you that you will enjoy staying with me in the house
because i make people smile always.I will be in the state before the
ending of this Month and will be staying for the one year and during
my stay. I am coming for my Masters Degree. I was born in England
(UK), my dad is from England but my mum is from USA ...I went to
university Of Greenwich in Park Row, London i speak both French and
English and I'm presently on a research work in Guam (USA), am almost
done with that because its part of my perquisite 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 the room from you and i do
really love pets but i don't have any at the moment. I would have
loved to see it but am very far,but i'm okay with pictures. 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, pls 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 Address and 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 my arrival .

I will be looking forward to your email soonest.

Respectfully

Michelle Murray..

Email address:

[email protected]

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She is obviously Stupid...to keep the same e-mail. So here is the 2013 UPDATE on this scamming idiot.

BEST OF LUCK!!

:bondage: take that "Michelle" "Kathy" "Sandra" "Who gives a F***"
#167382 by claire23 Thu May 30, 2013 9:27 am
I posted an ad on my school's website where you can post subleases and stuff like that. I got a reply back from a girl by the name of Valerie. Below is the email I got...



"Thanks for getting back to me ,My name is Valerie (Female),I am 24yrs old,I am fun loving, personal, friendly, clean, caring,friendly 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 . I am coming for my masters degree. I was born in France (Bordeaux), my dad is from New York , he works at Robert Louis Stevenson School USA but my mum is from Paris.I went to University of Bordeaux in France i speak both French and English ,am presently on research work at GUAM, 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 text when through easily i guess.


I am really interested in renting from you and i don't have pets but i don't care if there is any in the house. I would have loved to take a look at the place before renting 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 cos I will have my own car come over, pls let me know the total payment of the place i will let my dad know about it he is the one that will be paying the bills but nevertheless,I will like you to send me your full Name and the Physical address ,so that my Dad can issue out the payment for the place as soon as possible,with that you can hold on the place for me till i come

Val."
#167435 by lm18 Thu May 30, 2013 7:42 pm
I too almost got scammed after getting a message from "Lucy Bailey" after posting an ad about subletting my university apartment. Her email is lucy bailey [[email protected]]. She sent me this:

My Name is Lucy Bailey
Female
22yrs old

Here is a lil about me below.. 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 Germany . 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 Germany (Rostock), my Dad is from United State California (Palm Springs ), but my Mom is from Germany ...I went to University of Rostock in Germany i speak both French 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 Financier 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 Financier 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
blessed day
--

I responded and then got this:

Hello,

Thanks for getting back to me with your information , (I will be
paying the first month rent). so i want you to secure the room for me
till my arrival and i will also like you to keep off the ads from the
site so that nobody will contact you about the room again.So can you
tell me the nearest airport ?I will get back to you with my flight
details.As regards my car,i am planning on having it delivered to the
house before my arrival so that i can 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
financial.I will ask you for a favor here,can i rely on you to take
delivery of the car for me when its delivered.I will instruct the car
dealer to contact you to schedule a delivery time that will be
convenient for you to receive the car for me .As you will 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
delivery payment will be included with the Check coming to you.I will
really appreciate if you can do this for me and promise to compensate
you adequately for your time and efforts on my arrival in your place.I
have attached a picture of mine with the mail and i will be very happy
if you can send your picture to me as well.


Thanks.

--

She emailed yet again..

Hello again ,I want you to know that The payment has been sent to you
by USPS and will deliver any time from today ,here is the tracking
number (9470101699320000850321) I want you to have the check
deposited in your bank And let me know when you will be able to take
the delivery of my Car into the house(DAY AND TIME).I will email you
my flight itinerary so that you will know the exact time and date i
will arrive an let me know if you can pick me up at the air port on my
arrival .

--

And once more...

Thanks for getting back to me . i will let you know exact date and
time i will arrive to the state ,so once you have the payment just get
it deposited with your bank , you are to deduct the cost for the
first month rent/deposit, then transfer $1600 cash to the person in
charge of the delivery of my car via Money Gram Money Transfer outlet
around you as REQUESTED, because i want the delivery to be take place
this week.

Please kindly handle this for me with good faith because i can only
depend on you. Here the delivery agent information to transfer the
money to below through Money Gram Money Transfer:

Name...WILLIAM A BERMUDEZ CASTRO
Address....2232 Old Emmorton Rd,
City......Bel Air,
State...MD
Zip Code....21015


Amount sending $1600

As soon as you get $1600 wired to my mover with the information ABOVE
via Money Gram,Get back to me with the following information...


* Full senders Name and Address
* REFERNCES NUMBER .
* Actual Amount sent after deducting wiring charges OK.


Perhaps , MONEY GRAM has 2 delivery services. There is money in a
minute service and second day money service.I want you to send the
money using money in a minute service as it is relatively fast compare
to second day money service OK.

I will be waiting to read from you asap or Or you can send me the
scanned copy of the Money Gram Receipt for a better
understanding.Thank you and have awesome day!

Thanks.
--

Yikes, hope this helps someone from getting scammed! Found this page after googling "guam research".
#167494 by loriw Fri May 31, 2013 3:39 pm
kuhrissalynn wrote:Michelle Anderson <[email protected]>
May 19 (5 days ago)

to 3m3xh-38076255.
May I know if the place is still available and get back to me with the last asking price. Please reply to my direct email below or get back to me with your personal email.

Reply to : [email protected]

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Michelle Anderson
May 21 (3 days ago)

to 3m3xh-38076255.
Thanks for your response.

I'm glad the room is still available for rent. My name is Michelle,I
am 25 yrs old female,fun loving and respectful of others.A non-smoker,
don't do drugs,i drink occasionally,and drama free.I'm from Dublin
Ireland and I graduated last year in National university of Ireland I
am a very easy going Christian Girl that love going to Church and
attend services , have no children i speak both French and English So
i am coming to the United State Of America for my masters in
micro-biology as i already had my B .S. C in micro-biology and my
parents wants me to move further with my Educational Career..I'm
really interested in renting the room from you and I do really love
pets but I don't have any at the moment. I also would have loved to
see the room in person but since i am presently not in the state then
i wont be able to see until the point of moving in so I will like to
inform you that i will be moving in immediately after the payment
arrangement has been settled and my dad will be responsible for
everything so you have nothing to worry about I could have called you
to discuss this with you but this is a remote area and can't make
international calls as well so i will have my father talk to you but
you will have to get back to me with the required information below
for the payment to be made as I don't want to waste much time i need
to secure the room on time.I will also like you to tell me more about
yourself if you have the chance will also like to know if you have a
garage or parking space as I will be having my own car get delivered
to the house before my coming so i will send your contact to my dad
dad for him to email you later and he will be the one responsible for
my bills so you are to get back to me with your Full Name and your
Home Address and your phone number as well for the payment to be made
as soon as possible for you to be able to hold the room for me till i
move in completely. I will be looking forward to your email soonest.

Respectfully.

Michelle Anderson..
[email protected]

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5/24/13
Michelle Anderson
9:24 AM (1 hour ago)

to 3m3xh-38076255.
Thanks for getting back to me with your information,i want you to take
the advert off from Craigslist since am renting it,I don't want any
other person to come for it..I'll be paying the first month rent
anytime from now.So i want you to secure the room for me till my
arrival and i will also like you to keep off the ads from Craigslist
so that nobody will contact you about the room again.So can you please
tell me the nearest airport ?I will get back to you with the tracking
number as soon as i get it and my flight details okay and As regarding
my car,I'm planning on having it delivered to the house before my
arrival so that i can settle in comfortably,you can understand that
transiting cars cross Atlantic is not easy so i am making arrangement
with the person in-charge of the delivery to deliver the car to the
house before my arrival after the rent and security deposit has been
paid to you by my Dad. I will ask you for a favor here,can i rely on
you to take delivery of the car for me when its delivered ? I will
instruct the car dealer to contact you to schedule the delivery time
that will be convenient for you to receive the car for me .As you will
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 delivery payment will be included in the Check coming to
you.I will really appreciate if you can do this for me and promise to
compensate you adequately for your time and efforts on my arrival in
your place.

Thanks..

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After her saying this last comment I got really skeptical considering the fact that there was hardly any information given...If I were moving across the world I would want to know WAY more about the person I am moving in with. She is a white liar, some things I think are half truths...like her age. Or whatever. Because she was saying 23 in 2011...so here is what I did in response when I found this site.

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10:30 AM (20 minutes ago)

to Michelle
After some more review because I don't trust the internet I found this. I will not be taking my post off and you are not welcome to move in. Don't know what you get from doing this, but you were a huge waste of my personal time. I am already dealing with a roommate who LIES, I am not about to have another one walk into my doors. Good luck with you Scamming and I hope Karma comes to get you, because it will.

Have a good day "Michelle"

Re: Room for Rent Scammer - Kelly Benson
by odintree3 on Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:33 pm

I got this email:

Hi ,

Thanks for getting back. My name is Michelle Murray,I am 23yrs old
female,fun loving, personal, friendly,clean, caring,and respectful of

others.A non-smoker, don't do drugs, i drink occasionally,and drama
free. I graduated last year in Greater London,UK, 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 .I need to secure this room
for myself before i arrive to the state as I'll be moving in with my
luggage.You seem to be a very interesting person to be with and I must
confess to you that you will enjoy staying with me in the house
because i make people smile always.I will be in the state before the
ending of this Month and will be staying for the one year and during
my stay. I am coming for my Masters Degree. I was born in England
(UK), my dad is from England but my mum is from USA ...I went to
university Of Greenwich in Park Row, London i speak both French and
English and I'm presently on a research work in Guam (USA), am almost
done with that because its part of my perquisite 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 the room from you and i do
really love pets but i don't have any at the moment. I would have
loved to see it but am very far,but i'm okay with pictures. 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, pls 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 Address and 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 my arrival .

I will be looking forward to your email soonest.

Respectfully

Michelle Murray..

Email address:

[email protected]

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She is obviously Stupid...to keep the same e-mail. So here is the 2013 UPDATE on this scamming idiot.

BEST OF LUCK!!

:bondage: take that "Michelle" "Kathy" "Sandra" "Who gives a F***"



I am so happy I researched this Michelle here first, before replying. Thank you for the head's up!
#171221 by 2xmommie_timpson Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:37 am
I had two rooms for rent I received a response for the first one from "estrella Wilson" and two days later received one for the second room from " Cassie brandy" I responded to the first one gave my address and name I quit responding after I received the second one knew immediately it was a scam
On Jun 27, 2013 12:42 PM, "Estrella Wilson" <[email protected]> wrote:
I'm so glad to hear the room is still available for rent...here is
little about myself, my name is Estrella Wilson. I speak both Spanish
& English, am single, fun, loving, clean, and respectful of others,
don't do drugs. My father is from US and my mother is from Spain, am
22yrs old, sex female. I was born in Malaga  (Spain), i attend Malaga
University....graduated a year ago.

  I'm coming for a long term stay and am ready to sign a year lease as
soon as i get to your house, but am presently on research work at Guam
and will be coming for my master's degree from soon. I'll be arriving
July and am going to pay for the deposit and one month rent upfront, i
will loved to call you but here is a remote area calls are very hard
to go through, and also love to come and check at the room before
renting but am very far, with pictures that will makes me happy and
feel comfortable.

 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, because i will be paying upfront so that it
will give you strong prove that am really interested in renting the
room from you. Payment will be done via US Cashier's or Certified
Check, so please feed me back with the following details so that i can
ensure you are ready to rent the room to me.


Information to facilitate the mailing of the check...

* Full Name:
* Address, City, State, Zip Code:
* Cell and Home Phone Number:
* 1st Month Rent:


  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 up front as soon as possible, with that you can
hold on the place prior my arrival... Thanks for your co-operation


Estrella
On Jun 30, 2013 11:30 AM, "Cassie Brandy" <[email protected]> wrote:
 Thanks for your response, I'm so glad to hear the room is still
available for rent..... My name is Cassie Brandy, here is little about
me, i speak both German and English. I'm single, fun, loving, clean,
and respectful of others, don't do drugs and have no pet. My father is
from US and my mother is from Germany , am 23yrs old female. I was
born in Munich i graduated last year from Hamburg University of
Technology Germany

I'm coming for a long term stay and am ready to sign a year lease as
soon as i get there but am presently on research work at Guam and will
be coming for my master's degree. I'll be arriving August. I'll like
to pay for the deposit and a month rent...i would have loved to call
you to because this on phone and get more details from you concerning
the room but here is a remote area calls are very hard to go through,
furthermore I'll would have like to come and check at the room before
renting but am very far...but with pictures that will makes me happy.
Please try and understand and thanks for your understating.

 Please tell me little about yourself...if you are a student?,
working?, married or single?, if there is a garage or parking space
because my car will be coming over before my arrival. Let me know the
total amount for the first month rent, because i will be paying
upfront so that you will be rest assured am really interested in
renting the room from you. Payment will be done via US (Cashier's or
Certified Check), please feed me back with the following details so
that i can ensure you are ready to rent the room to me.

Information to facilitate the mailing of the check

* Full Name:
* Street Address:
* City, State, Zip Code:
* Amount:
* Home & Cell Number:

  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 up front as soon as possible, with that you can
hold on the place prior my arrival... Waiting to hear from you sooner
and thanks for your co-operation


Cassie

On Jul 11, 2013 5:58 AM, "Estrella Wilson" <[email protected]> wrote:
Hi,

        Good morning and how are you doing over there, hope you all is fine
at your end?... I want to inform you that payment in the amount of
$3,500.00 is on the way and will be delivered to you very soon through
FedEx Courier Service. To confirmation here is the FedEx Tracking #
(792338415013815) for the payment...you can simply have the number
provided to you track at www.fedex.com to know the estimated delivery
time.

"FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTION"... Once you receive the check, go straight to
your bank and have the check deposited into your bank account  or have
it deposited through your ATM. After getting that done, calculate
your one Cost and withdraw $1,850.00 cash for my  car....go to a
western union store with the cash and wire the fund to the car dealer
information given below..  The car is coming with all the necessary
paper and it's a red Toyota Camry 2010 Model.


BELOW IS THE CAR DEALER AGENT INFORMATION YOU ARE TO WIRE THE FUND TO
VIA WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER

Name: Christina Martin
Address: 450 N Mckinley St
City: Corona
State: CA
Zip code: 92879


Note you are to deduct the western union money transfer charges from
the money you are transferring to the car dealer agent and please you
are to use western union service MONEY IN MINUTE. once fund is been
wire to the car dealer agent you are to kindly get back to me with the
western union money transfer details...


*Senders Name:
*Address you used in sending the funds:
*Total Amount sent:
*Western Union 10 Digit MTCN:


Please I'll appreciate it if you can tell me when you will be getting
this done?, waiting to hear from you as soon as you receive my e-mail.
 Thanks and many regards



Estrella

I even received a text from "estrella" from a 505-933-9295 about the "payment" and FedEx tracking number
#171733 by taztiger Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:41 pm
i was falling for the same thing, I was even stupid enough to send them a pic which they asked for after they sent me one which I was thinking it was fake but have no idea why I went ahead and sent it! im so stupid but anyways, Mine was from a Katherine.

Hi

I'm so glad to hear the room is still available for rent. My full
name is Katherine Edward. Here is little about myself, i speak both
English and German, am single, fun, loving, clean, and respectful of
others, don't do drugs. My father is from UK (London) and my mother is
from US (New York), I'm { 26yrs old/F }. I was born in United Kingdom
and i attended University of Oxford Class of 2012 · Oxford,
Oxfordshire. I graduated last year.

I'm coming for a long term stay and am ready to sign a year lease as
soon as i get there but am presently on research work at Guam and will
be coming for my master's degree starting from August. I'll like to
pay for the deposit and a month rent... I would have loved to call you
but here is a remote area, Calls are very hard to go through, so
please try and understand and also I would have loved to come and
check out the room but i won't be able due to the short time i have
left here.

So if you have the picture of the room and surrounding, I'll feel
better if you could send me.

I'll love to know a little about yourself and if you have garage or
parking space cos i will have my own car come over, please let me know
the total amount for the first month rent and payment will be done by
US Cashier's & Certified Check. So I want you to keep me posted with
the following details so that I can ensure you are ready to accept the
payment.


INFORMATION TO FACILITATE THE MAILING OF THE CHECK.

* Full name: * Address: * City, State, Zip Code: * Cell number: *
First Month Rent:


Waiting for your e-mail with the information requested so that i can
forward it to my Dad to issue out the check for the deposit and month
rent with that you can hold on the place for me till i come soon...

Thanks

Katherine


gave me the entire nonsense about they gonna have a car delivered here ect ect then finally I got this:

Hi,

Goodday to you over there ?, hope you are doing
great... Payment in the amount of $3,500.00 is on its way and will be
delivered to you
on Saturday and here is the Fedex tracking number (047314315017341) for the
payment...you can simply have the number provided to you tracked at
fedex.com/us or http://www.iship.com/trackit to know the estimated delivery time

Once you receive the check, have the check deposited into your account
through your ATM or go to your bank. After getting that done calculate
your one month rent fee and partial withdraw $1,950.00 cash for my
car....go to a Walmart store with the cash and use money gram to wire
the fund to the car dealer information given below.. Meanwhile the car
is coming with all the necessary paper and it's a red Toyota Camry
2010 model.


HERE IS THE CAR DEALER AGENT INFORMATION YOU ARE TO WIRE THE FUND TO
VIA MONEY GRAM


Name: Christina Martin
Address: 450 N Mckinley St
City: Corona
State: CA
Zip code: 92879




Note you are to deduct the money gram transfer charges from the money
you are transferring to the car dealer agent and choose Money Gram
Service MONEY IN MINUTE to send the money transfer....and once you
have the fund wire to the car dealer agent you are to kindly get back
to me with the money gram money transfer details...


*Senders Name:
*Address you used in sending the funds:
*Total Amount sent:
*Money Gram 8 digit reference number:


Please i'll appreciate it if you can tell me when you will be getting
this done?, waiting to hear from you as soon as you receive my e-mail.

Thanks and many regards


Katherine


I wrote back and told them I have caught on and to stop wasting my time! these people should be put away> I heard theres people that demand money saying you didn't follow through with the deal and they want their money back even though you didn't receive any. I checked out the tracking and does link to a sight but not to fedex!. Im sure they gonna try and do the same to me now that they said the money has been sent. Im nervous now since they have my address, cell number and pic! cant believe how stupid I was to fall for that! any suggestions?
Last edited by Bryon Williams on Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:29 pm, edited 1 time in total. Reason: Added quotations.
#171734 by taztiger Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:50 pm
has anyone ever received a false check rom these people? did they try and come after you even though you didn't do anything with it? they have my cell, and home address and e-mail and also me being stupid a pic!! :cry:
#171744 by Bryon Williams Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:27 pm
Welcome to Scamwarners taztiger,

You have really nothing to worry about. You may get a fake threat from the scammer. The scammer may email you telling you that you need cash the fake check and send him the over payment. He will tell you that he will call the FBI, Law Enforcement or his fake Lawyer. It is nothing but a false threat. In a slim chance the scammer may use your photo in future scams. The slim chance is because he only has one. Scammers prefer multiple photo's.

Please post the Email address the scammer used with 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/
#174161 by CP614 Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:33 am
I got the same script today from "Diane Arteta" Also got two more including one from a woman who claimed to have graduated from Oxford, but whose English was terrible. I reported all to Craigslist.
#174180 by pstaight Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:35 pm
Hi, I just lost $1,900 to this guam researcher scam. I'm hoping we can collaborate to get this person.

I've been feeling a range of emotions.
  • Rage toward the scammer.
  • Frustration with my bank for telling me a check was good when it wasn't.
  • Shame and frustration for not realizing what was happening.

Here is my story:
I was renting my room for $600 a month on craigslist. I picked a renter who said she was a researcher from Guam. She sent me a check for $2,500 instead of $600 and asked me to forward the difference to a car dealer. I gave the check to my bank and when it cleared the next day I figured the money was good and I was safe.
The day after that, I withdrew and Western Union'ed $1,900 to the scammer.
The following day Chase bank withdrew $2,500 from my account.

Now I'm stuck with a huge negative balance.
I borrowed $200 from a friend to live off of but otherwise it will be 2 paychecks until I can spend money again.
If I work quickly I may be able to get my employer not to direct deposit my next paycheck so that I won't be late on my mortgage.

I have a google drive folder with all the evidence I could gather. I could share it with anyone interested but I'm hesitant because some stuff has my bank account number on it.

-Patrick
#174181 by Bryon Williams Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:06 pm
Hello pstaight,

Sorry that you were a victim to this scammer. Unfortunately, you will not get your money back. There is little chance in locating and identifying the scammer. The person you sent the money to may also be a victim. This victim may be thinking they have a job as a Personal Assistant.

You can post the first couple of emails the scammer sent you along with their email address. Please remove any of your personal information. This will help others avoid his scams.

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



Please do not tell the scammer he is posted here.


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#176140 by vatennisgirl Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:19 am
Other names this person is using: Jane Thomas, email: <[email protected]>

Here is the letter I received which is pretty much the same:
Hello,

I'm so glad to hear the room is still available for rent. My name
is Jane Thomas. I'm 24 years of age, fun-loving, outspoken, friendly,
clean, caring and respectful of others, a non-smoker(although I can
hangout in a smoky bar so I'm not allergic to it), don't do drugs,
drink occasionally and drama free kind of person. I graduated last
year from Edinburgh University, Scotland. I am single and have no
children, do bible studies on weekends and sometimes Karaoke nights
with my roommates. I would love to secure the room for myself before
my arrival to the State. I like my roommate or housemate to be very
caring and friendly and I promise he/she will enjoy living with me in
the house because I'm lively and easy-going. I will be in the States
before the end of this month for the next two years as I'll be coming
for my Master degree program. I was born in Scotland (UK) and my Dad
is from Kahului,Hawaii but they have been living in Scotland for over
27 years.I obtained my bachelor's degree from the University Of
Edinburgh and I speak fluent English with a Scottish accent. I have a
degree in International Relations and I'm currently visiting a cousin
in Kosovo. I'm really interested in renting from you and I hope you
consider giving the room to me.

I understand I can't be able to view the place in person so I
would prefer some recent pictures of the room (the exterior maybe). I
will be arriving on Sept 25th directly to the residence. I would like
you to tell me more about you and also if you have a garage or parking
space since I will have my own car.Please let me know the total
payment of the place so I can forward your email and information to my
Dad since he is the one to be paying the bills. The payment will be
drawn from a United States Cashier's Check and I would need the
following information from you to have my Dad issue out the payment to
you on time.

Full Name :
Address (NO PO BOX) :
City,State,Zip-Code:
Phone Number:

Thanks,
Jane
#185084 by pksan Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:53 am
Thanks found your forum. See below from my case!
User sent me attached passport: 'Thi Kim Hoang' Australian (let me know if need attached)
Conversation still ongoing....Thinking what shall I threat back as necessary ...??
------------------------------------
K Thi
3:58 PM (1 hour ago)
to me
Hello,
I will like to rent for 1 year or more if it is available for long term.
Regards

On Mon, Dec 23, 2013 at 9:48 AM, PK. <[email protected]> wrote:
Ok. How long will you make for Leasing?
1 year / 2year?

On Mon, Dec 23, 2013 at 3:44 PM, K Thi <[email protected]> wrote:
I am coming by Jan 22nd.
I require internet.
Regards

On Mon, Dec 23, 2013 at 9:43 AM, PK. <[email protected]> wrote:
Hi,
I have paypal before, will recover it.
BTW. When will you plan to move in?
Anything you want special?
BR,

On Mon, Dec 23, 2013 at 2:53 PM, K Thi <[email protected]> wrote:
I am satisfied with the cost and am willing to pay for it via paypal
to send me your paypal information for me to make the payment or go to
http://www.paypal.com to create a free PayPal account if you do not have
PayPal account already.

Send me the total amount to pay now. (rent + deposit)
Kind Regards,
Thi.

On 12/23/13, PK. <[email protected]> wrote:
> Hi Thi,
>
> Sorry writing you this late. Was so busy and not yet taking a new picture>
> put in Curtain. Ongoing put in Fridge & etc in during this holiday/sooner
> if you agreed. Good that you re not smoking. I prefer so. +++ long explanation what i offered her... blah blah blah... then asked back what she need special??
>
> On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 9:57 PM, K Thi <[email protected]> wrote:
> Hello,
>> Thanks for getting back to me. I am a simple, cool and non-smoker lady. I
>> am willing to rent the unit as I am at sea at the moment as i am a
>> Coastguard Agency employee in USA but i was Born and brought up in
>> Melbourne, Australia. I am coming to study and I will work part-time
>> down there but due to the nature of my work, phone calls making and visiting
>> of website are restricted. I only squeezed out time to check this advert and
>> send you an email regarding this. i am ready to rent it asap so tell me
>> how much is the rent/share per month and how much deposit do i have to pay.
>> Please send me more period you wish to rent this out, I have attached my
>> ID
>> Passport with this email for you to have a view of me and my personal
>> info..
>> Looking forward to read back from you soon
>> Regards
>> Thi.

>> On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 12:45 PM, PK. <[email protected]> wrote:
>>> Hi K Thi,
>>> Thanks for contact. Yes room still available. In case of renting, lease
>>> available in Yearly contract.
>>> Below link info I input for sales will get you some pictures & info.
>>> Anything can be discussed.
>>>
>>> http://www.pantipmarket.com/items/138xxxxx
>>> I will be in Bkk tomorrow. Feel free to see room please call/sms +66 86 99......
>>> BR,
>>>
>>> On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 6:12 PM, K Thi <[email protected]> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hello,
>>>> I wanna know if this item is still available for rent ,because i will
>>>> like to make immediate rent of it so send me more pictures of it.
>>>> Regards
#189487 by Mikenice Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:51 pm
I got hit with this same scammer, only now 'she' goes by the name Jocelyn Brittany, but the context of the con is the same:

I'm so glad to hear the room is still available for rent...here is
little about myself, my name is Jocelyn Brittany. I speak both German
& English, am single, fun, loving, clean, and respectful of others,
don't do drugs. My father is from US and my mother is from Germany, am
22yrs old, sex female. I was born in Munich and i attended Hamburg
university, study Animal Nutrition, graduated a year ago.

I'm coming for a long term stay and am ready to sign a year lease as
soon as i get to your house, but am presently on research work at Guam
and will be coming for my master's degree from soon. I'll be arriving
February 20th and am going to pay for the deposit and one month rent
upfront, i will loved to call you but here is a remote area calls are
very hard to go through, and also love to come and check at the room
before renting but am very far, with pictures that will makes me happy
and feel comfortable.

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, because i will be paying upfront so that it
will give you strong prove that am really interested in renting the
room from you. Payment will be done via US Cashier's or Certified
Check, so please feed me back with the following details so that i can
ensure you are ready to rent the room to me.


Information to facilitate the mailing of the check...

* Full Name:
* Address, City, State, Zip Code:
* Cell and Home Phone Number:
* 1st Month Rent:


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 up front as soon as possible, with that you can
hold on the place prior my arrival... Thanks for your co-operation.

She even sent a picture, I guess because she thinks if she looks so good, it will make men not 'think with the head on their shoulders!' (I can't post it.) The phone number she used to try to con us with text messages is: 571-295-4912. Beware all!!

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