Room for Rent and other rental scams
#138524 by Con Warner Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:06 pm
From: [email protected]

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When Buyers and Sellers do not know each other, they need a third-party they can trust to reduce the potential risk of fraud and deception. UPS is a licensed escrow service company, regulated by governmental agencies, that acts as a trusted third party by collecting, holding and disbursing funds according to Buyer and Seller instructions. UPS provides protection for both Buyer and Seller. Buyers receive and inspect the merchandise before the Seller is paid. Sellers receive their money if the Buyer accepts the merchandise.

Important Delivery Information

Scheduled Delivery: 07-December-2012

Description of Goods: Apartment Keys and Rental Contract verified signed by the Sender. Owner of the apartment in: Inselstraße 11, 10179 Berlin, Germany. All the papers are double checked.

Shipment Information

Ship From:

First Name: Bryonie
Last Name: Pritchard
Address: 41 Farringdon Road
City: London
Zip Code: EC1M 3JB
Country: United Kingdom

Ship To:


Number of Packages:
Weight: 0,5 KGS

Payment Detail

EUR 1,000.00 (1 month in security deposit+1 month of rent)
Payment Method:
Bank Transfer
Shipping Costs:

Paid by the owner

UPS Bank Account

Bank Name: Barclays Bank
Address: Chesham, 102 The Broadway, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1DY, United Kingdom
Account Name: UPS Logistics
IBAN: IBAN: GB69 BARC 2002 0673 6578 17
Sort Code: 20-02-06
Account number: Account number:73657817

NOTE: The transfer must be made within 48 working hours, after you will receive this payment notification from UPS Global Express.

NOTE: The transaction was registered from United Kingdom, and the payment must be sent to our bank account to UPS Global Express.
Once the transfer is made, please forward us the following information:

- Sender's Name and Address
- Paper Scan of bank
- Amount sent

*NOTE: The Buyer has the right of a fully refund of the deposit in case of any plausible reason, or if the apartment is not as in the description. The money will be refunded by our agents in the same day.

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Mod note: Bank account reported

This person asks for a deposit payment via Western Union or MoneyGram to an escrow company with a promise that he will send the keys through a courier company.

Sounds safe. It's not!
The emails claiming to be from the company are fake.

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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