Room for Rent and other rental scams
#145475 by Con Warner Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:43 pm
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 12:47:33 -0800
From: [email protected]
Subject: Re: $750 / 1br - 530ft² - 1bedroom apt*CLOSE TO ALL* (GRAND AVENUE)
To: Con Warner

I am very happy to inform you that the apartment is still very much available for rent, our intentions and plans is to give out the apartment to a Reliable and Responsible person that would be able to take proper care of this lovely home on our behalf.We allow pets as long as they are trained in such a way that they will not destroy our property.
It’s indeed a lovely and comfortable home and available to move in as soon as possible, thank you for considering my home.
Per Month: $750 (Including Utilities)
Security / Deposit: $500. (Highly Refundable)
1 bedroom
1 Bath
Visitors Convenience
# Air Condition
Spacious 1Bedroom apartment
- Flooded with natural light
- Hardwood floors
- Kitchen with new appliances
- Heat and Hot water
- Steps to shopping, restaurants and much more On Premise Dry Cleaning and Laundry Services Internet Access and Cable TV
Ready High Speed Internet Access.
Location:1704,Grand Avenue,Bronx NY.10451
*BRAND NEW* - GORGEOUS, with exposed Brick, French doors, EVERYTHING NEW, Stainless Steel Kitchen, Bathroom Remodeled, H/W floors, Lots of closet space!
We are small non-Governmental organization Volunteer, and we are in partnership with UNICEF on humanitarian assistance and we arrive West Africa Six weeks Ago in supporting long term needs for clean water in Kenya, Sudan, Mali, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Benin, Republic, Nigeria and Ethiopia - providing the everyday needs of more than 389,500 people. Also committed to mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDS, which kills more than 6,000 Africans, every day, we are supporting community garden programs for AIDS sufferers and their families. So my family and I have decided that we would be moving to our other home in San diego California.
We need a clean and responsible person that we can trust to take a proper care of the home at all time because we will be spending 4-5 yrs around Africa. All Utilities are included in the rent.
Below is the rental application form please fill it and get back to us ASAP if you are interested in renting our home. We would like you to fill the details below.
Please only fill if you are willing to rent from us.
********RENTAL APPLICATION********
FIRST NAME:____________________MIDDLE NAME:__________________
LAST NAME:_____________________
Present Address__________________________________________
Age: ________When do you intend Move in_____________________
Spouse's Name:_____________________________How many Children?_________
Why are you leaving your present place_____________________________
How Long do you intend stay in my apartment____________________
Profession__________________Credit Score___________Any Pets? _________
If Renting Amount______$750______
Cell Phone:__________________ Work Phone___________________
Home Phone_______________
Do you smoke_____________Drink_______________
Work late in the night__________________
How soon can you have the deposit sent to me_____________________
How soon do you want to receive the keys and the paper works of the apartment_______________

I will need this information because my family and I won’t be moving back to the apartment whenever we're back, there is no registration fee. The Security Deposit would be needed as a Security Bond in order for the keys and paperwork along side with Lease Contract agreement to be sent to you... Electric Bills and Gas bills, Cable/Internet, etc have been paid for, so I would also need to send the receipts to you, in case it would be needed.
We would like you to know that you are free to contact us at any time. After we receive your details, we would get back to you soonest and then let you know our terms.
Call us now for more if you have any question.
Mr.& Mrs.Joseph Corriston
Phone number:+2347039739512

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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