Room for Rent and other rental scams
#22193 by Con Warner Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:12 pm
--- On Sat, 13/2/10, jones brown <[email protected]> wrote:


From: jones brown <[email protected]>
Subject: RE: Reply to your ad: Superb &amp; Arose one bed room flat in your town all bills has been included with the rent.
To: ******@.com
Date: Saturday, 13 February, 2010, 16:11

Thanks for the interest you have in my flat. My flat is still available for rent and here are the necessary things you need to know about the rent and deposit.

Rent : £ 100.00 pw
Minimum Stay : 2 weeks Security Deposit: £ 500.00 (Returnable at the end of a week stay in my flat)
Utility bills inclusive ( water, gas, council tax, TV license and wireless Internet) Utility Cost : £ 0.00 pcm

However, At this stage that you want to rent my flat, i need to know some few question about you. Can you take care of my flat as it is? How many months do you intend to rent and pay for? Do you have references in your town? Kindly let me know when you will be able to come for the viewing of the flat.I will be looking forward reading back from you and i will like to know where you are coming from to stay in my flat.

Regards

------------------------------------------------
I.P. Address = 41.219.242.22 Nigeria.

Email: [email protected]

Latest updates regarding Internet Fraud: http://www.antifraudnews.com
Advertisement

#22202 by Michelle Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:31 pm
Follow up mail is as follows :-

from jones brown < [email protected] >
sender time Sent at 21:52 (UTC). Current time there: 23:27. ?
to xxxxxxx
date 13 February 2010 21:52
subject RE: Regarding your ad.

Thanks for your interest my flat.
Viewing is possible asap if you can meet up with my solicitors requirements...
My solicitor and i had some past bitter experience of booking viewing
and reserving accommodation for tenants without any form of
confirmation of their financial ability and
not keeping up to time as at when scheduled has made me loss time and
money for traveling as I work and Live in Ireland.
I will not collect any deposit from you until i take you round my flat
and you are satisfied with it, i just need to confirm your financial
ability before i can book my ticket here and i will also need to seek
two days off from work before i can come and take you round and hand
over the keys to you asap...Also some tenants do not meet up with the
appointments which has led to the dismissal of some landlords in
office by their employees, I hope you
understand this.
Therefore my Solicitor has acknowledge a protocol by which you can
confirm your financial ability to me before I schedule a viewing and
also book a ticket here to come down there to take you round the flat.
In this case, a bank-statement wont be accepted as we have had wayward
tenants tendering fake documents, also you don't need to pay any
upfront or reservation yet, all we require is, You will need to
transfer at least 2 weeks rent or more and security deposit to your
friend,partner, family member or your self as the receiver within the
UK premises...You can make the transfer within your family and scan
the receipt to me so that i can forward it to my solicitor to confirm
it to be available for pickup them
i call you to pick it up and then i call you to cancel the money and
make arrangement for viewing ASAP.
I AM NOT ASKING YOU TO SEND THE MONEY TO ME BECAUSE I WILL NOT COLLECT
ANY DEPOSIT UNTIL YOU HAVE VIEWED AND YOU ARE SATISFIED WITH MY
FLAT..Scan the receipt and send it to me so that i can forward it to
my solicitor
to confirm that you can afford the flat and that you are really
interested AND NOTE THAT THE TRANSFER CHARGES WILL BE REFUNDED BACK TO
YOU AS SOON AS YOU COME FOR THE VIEWING OF THE FLAT SO MONEY IS NOT MY
PROBLEM.......
My solicitor will also show up on the view day with all required
documents because he is a very busy man and has a lot of properties
that he is looking after, he wants to confirm the transfer before
coming. I will contact you as soon as the transfer has been confirmed
to go and pick the money up or cancel the transaction....I will refund
all charges procured in the transfer as soon as i arrive on the view
or move in day......I just want to confirm that you are capable of
renting my flat and that you are really serious about it before buying
my ticket and asking for two days off at work...
you can call me on my phone...07024070687

regards
brown jones

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 12 guests