Room for Rent and other rental scams
#142357 by Con Warner Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:26 am
Subject: Re: $600 / 2br - Large 2 bedroom apartment located above garage. Included 1 car garage (Lebanon PA )
From: Dream Alert <[email protected]>
To: Con Warner


Thanks for your email. The house is still available. I decided to rent the house because we are going to spend more time here in Abuja, about 4 years. I must confess that I am very new in this landlord business. I and my wife own the house located at (611 Noble St, Lebanon PA 17042). Due to my job as a civil engineer, I works for a France company called VINCI CONSTRUCTION CO, and now i have been transfer to West Africa. I spent less time in the States so I could not get a hold on any Realtor to handle this rent issue, although it was when I knew how long we are going to stay in Africa that I decided to rent out the house. However,the initial plan was to sale out the House. which I tried, but sometimes the agents inflates the prize and it takes longer to sell.The house include the utilities like Heat, A/C in wall/window, Hydro, cable, Garbage Disposal, Fireplace , Fridge, stove, Dishwasher, Dryer, Breakfast Bar, Dining Table and Sofa Set,Refrigerator,Canopied deck overlooking nature.,internet access e.t.c. because of this reason and more we need a responsible person that can take very good care of it as we are not after the money, but want it to be clean and for you to take it as if it were yours. I hope you will promise me to take very good care of my home, also i will be coming once in 4 months for visit to see how you are taking care of the home, and if any thing need to be repair in the home, i can fix it back!
Information about the house below:
The rent is: $600 Security Deposit: $600
This 2 bedroom home
Pet are also Welcome.

If you are interested in renting my home then answer the question below
1. Your Name and Names of people moving in with you?
2. Age and sex of each person?
3. Your current house address / Cell number / home number?
4. Why relocating?
5. Occupation of each person?
6. Do you have pets and cars, how many?
7. When do you plan to move in, please write exact date?
8. How often do you do your current house cleaning?
9. Can we trust you and our house safe keeping in your hand?
10. You smoke and drink? (We just want to know don't get it twisted) no hard feelings.
11. HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING?
12. DO YOU AGREE TO PAY THE DEPOSIT BEFORE RECEIVING THE KEYS_____________?
13. WHEN DO YOU INTEND PAYING THE DEPOSIT_____________?

Comment: YOU CAN ONLY DRIVE BY AND SEE MY PLACE FROM THE OUTSIDE, BUT IF YOU DRIVE BY THE HOME YOU MAY SEE A SIGN THERE, YOU HAVE NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT IT BELONGS TO OUR PREVIOUS AGENT SO YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO CALL THEM BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO THE HOME ANYMORE! IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN RENTING GET THE TENANCY RENT APPLICATION FORM FILLED OUT AND SEND IT BACK TO ME. ALSO YOU CAN CONTACT ME AT +2348032711607 Or 0112348032711607
Regards,
May Rodney D


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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