Room for Rent and other rental scams
#24453 by Michelle Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:41 pm
From: Andrew Williams [email protected]
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2010 12:36 PM
To: Michelle
Subject: Re: house

Hi,
I did get your response concerning the AD I posted on craigslist.The house is still available but presently I'm not around.. I did bid for a portion of petroleum land sometimes ago in West Africa and fortunately I won the bidding so I have to move quickly down to Africa to have my company set up because I will still have to rebid for it in the next 10 years. I came over here with my wife, we both bought the house when we got married. As soon as we settle down here I had a thought of selling the house so I have to look for an agent, after getti ng one, we got a deal but later my wife advised against that. She said we may not be able to win the bidding next time, in other to keep our head when we return that we have to keep the house.. I reasoned with her and accepted her advise. So I contacted the agent back and requested for my keys and documents. Later we decided to have the house rent out, we would have give the same agent this job also but the truth of the matter is that the agent would want to handle it professionally and the occupant may not be able to reason along with him later. If you notice, you will discovered that the price we are offering is far below standard price, this is enough for you to know that we are not after the rental fee but the absolute care for the property. I know there is no way I can be sure that you are the right person to live in the house because we won't be able to see physical before sending you the keys and the documents to occupy the space. But I just had a feeling that anyone who knows what it takes to put the kind of structure down should know that maintaining a building is mandatory, so if you belief you can take good care of the house and handle it like yours then I will be more than happy to
let you rent the house.
Please if you are ready now to occupy the house kindly provide the information below for record purpose
PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
Full Name__________________________________________________ Home Phone ( & nbsp; ) ________________________
Date of Birth_________________________________
Other Phone ( ) ___________________
Current Address_______________________________Apt#________ City__________________ State______ Zip________
Reasons for Leaving____________________________Rent $__________Phone ( ) ____________________________
Are you married____________________________
How many people will be living in the house____________________________
How many people will be living in the house____________________________
Do you have a pet____________________________
Do you have a car____________________________
Occupation____________________________
How soon can you have the deposit payment sent to me_________________________
How soon do you want to receive the keys________________________________________
Move In Date____________________________
House Address

321 S Irving Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90020

Description
HANCOCK PARK HOUSE NEAR WILSHIRE COUNTRY CLUB: Great location just a few blocks from Larchmont's restaurants and shopping. This spacious home features a large living room withvaulted ceilings, French windows and a fireplace. The formal dining room also has tall ceilings and French windows. The remodeled kitchen features lots of cabinets, breakfast area and laundry room. A well sized master suite features a large bathroom with a spa tub. There are 3 additional bedrooms and another remodeled bathroom. Hardwood floors throughout most of the house, central air conditioning and heat plus most appliances are included. Private grassy yard with a 2 car garage. Lots of space and a wonderful neighborhood. Ready for move-in.

. .** .PET OK
Pets Allowed: Cats, Small Dogs, Large Dogs

Features

* 2 Garage Parking Spaces
* Air Conditioning
* Cable Ready
* Cats Allowed
* Ceramic Tile
* Dogs Allowed
* Fireplace
* Gym
* Jacuzzi Tub
* Walk-In-Closets
* Dishwasher
* Garbage Disposal
* Range
* Laundry area - inside


No Smoking inside

Rent:$1500 Deposit:$1000

Best Regards

Andrew williams

YOU CAN REACH ME ON THE NUMBERS BELOW
+234-812-146-4505 OR 011-234-812-146-4505


The thief will tell you that you can rent his accommodation only if you can prove that you have genuine interest. He will ask you send money by wire transfer (normally Western Union) to yourself or a member of the family to show that you have sufficient finances and that you are not a "time waster".

Another variation of this scam is that you need to send (by Western Union) money in order that the keys and other documents can be couriered to you

He will ask you to send him the transfer details.

Make no mistake ! Western Union Transfers can be picked up virtually anywhere in the world and with the minimum of identification. They are almost impossible to trace once the money has been collected. You will never get to see the accommodation or your money 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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