Room for Rent and other rental scams
#24366 by Con Warner Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:49 am
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From: John Rooney <[email protected]>
Subject: Lovely 1 Bedroom Flat In Your Town
To: **********
Date: Monday, 15 March, 2010, 19:56

Hello,
Thank you for having interest in my flat,.I will be out of the country for my new job by next
week, i will be away for six to seven years, i want a clean and responsible tenant to take care of the flat...Lots of time wasters are on here looking for free flat , hope you are serious ? below is the description of the flat and if that suit you get back to me.And definitely if you are ready i can take my time and show you the Flat today.
Property descriptions
THE RENT IS : ( £250pcm) Deposit of £150
TYPE:
1 bedroom Flat
Features: Flat, Floor #, Parking available,
No parking cost, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms
Neighbourhood: N/A Home amenities: Alarm system, Cable
ready,Washer/Dryer,Dishwasher,Microwave, Kitchen access,Storage.
House amenities: Furnished, Air conditioning, Private entrance,
Private bath, Phone jack, TV, Cable jack, Closet..
Utilities include: electricity, gas, cable, phone, internet wiffi,air
condition,wardrobe and so on.
I will also need you to get back to me with the below required details if it
suits me :-
And besides pets are ALLOWED
Maximum stay:.................
Flatmate Description:.................
Personal info:.........................
Address:..........................
Household info:.................
Age:....................
Smoker:...............
Pet:...................
Phone number.........................
I will be expecting to read back from you if you really have interest.
Hope to read back from you soon.
God Bless you.


He asks for proof that you are able to pay the deposit and rent due to a string time wasters.
This proof is in the form of a Western Union payment to a friend or family member.

Another angle that is used, is to ask for payment via Western Union and he will send the keys through a courier company.

In either case, if payment is made and you give him the details, he will collect the money.
You will not hear from him again.

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 Gumtree or similar listing sites. If you receive any requests from 'Landlords' asking for some kind of payment by Western Union 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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