Room for Rent and other rental scams
#140844 by Con Warner Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:39 am
From: fhytsune fhytsune <[email protected]>
To: Con Warner
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 11:11
Subject: Re: $640 / 2br - Hidden Gem in Rancho San Diego with Beautiful Views! (El Cajon )


Thanks for your interest in my house.

I and my wife read your application together,we are very happy to tell you that you have been accepted for the house.From your email we know and believe that you are the right person to occupy our house.We will like you to know that, it is not the money that really matters to us but that our house be taking proper care of that is why we made the house so inexpensive because i believe everybody deserves a home both the rich and the poor.I hope you understand where I'm coming from.

However,if you are ready to rent the house now, then that will not be a problem but I will advice you to be a responsible person like you promised to be. You will have to make one month rent payment and i would like to send the following document to you via UPS Courrier Service, so give me an address to send it to and the tracking number will be sent to you so that you can possible occupy my house. Please once again, we are giving you this on trust and do not disappoint us and i promise you that, you will love the house.

So i am with the below document here with me and i will like to know whether you are ready for the payment one month rent now which is $640 so that the keys and the below items can be sent to you.

Here are the contents of the document;

Entrance and the rooms Keys

Paper/Permanent house form(Containing your reference details)

The house documentary file

Payment Receipt

Get back to us on how and when to make the rent payment.

Call me on 717 4582 660

Thanks and hope to hear from you soon.

Remain blessed

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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