Room for Rent and other rental scams
#138542 by Con Warner Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:25 pm
From: Elodie Lia yang <[email protected]>
Date: 7 December 2012 11:11
Subject: Re: EUR350 Serious And Matured flat mate needed (Amsterdam)
To: Con Warner

Thank you for the response to my apartment for rent in the central part
of Amsterdam,i will here by let you know that i am Elodie Yang by
name,am half French and half Dutch/English and i am 30 by age and a loving
person caring understanding and god fearing and want the same type in my
place while am not going to be around and will want you to know
features of the place before you let me know what you think???The
apartment is located at: Damrak 31 1012 LJ, Amsterdam............. And
it is close to a place were you will love for stay while alone or out
for my business and also it has a private toilet and kitchen and also
got a guest room were your visitors can sleep in if not really wanting
to going back home or where ever they are from.....The rent is Euro350
per month while the security deposit is Euro500 which will be paid back
to you after your stay.So if you want to rent the place for just a month
let me know and calculate it yourself and see if it is where u will
wanna get for yourself.My mind and whom i want in the place is a clean
neat God fearing and someone very understanding and willing to get the
place for real just as the email states........
Another thing is that if you know you wont be able to always sort for
the rent don't write back because i had the same problem with the last
tenant which made me mad but hope you are different with another kind of
idea?Also i hope you are the serious type and will treat the place
right?well without saying much i will want you show me seriousness by
sending me a copy of your passport or a copy of your drivers license and
CV and many more so i can be alright knowing its not just someone who
will rip me off that am talking to and for viewing the place when you
are free make sure you go around to check it out yourself as i am a busy
person and hope you understand that.......And also internet access is
in the home too and a photo of me is there for you to know who you will
be a room mate with....For more details read and let me know if you are
ready to secure it....
So if you wanna proceed email back fast and let me know your mind.......
reply if interested to secure the apartment so that i can send out the
following instructions for tenant so please make sure you write up as
soon as possible if serious.....

Thank you


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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