Room for Rent and other rental scams
#25146 by Michelle Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:33 pm
From: [email protected]
To: Michelle
Subject: Well furnished two bedroom apartment for rent in Sheffield
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2010 12:41:22 +0000

Thank you so much for your interest in my apartment,And may the Blessing of the Lord be upon you.and your family . I own the apartment for rent and also want you to know that it was due to my transfer that makes me my wife and Son to leave the house and also want to give it out for rent and looking for a responsible person that can take very good care of it as we are not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean at the time and the person that will rent it to take it as if it were its own. So for now, We are here in West Africa, our new house and put all my worries off concerning the maintenance of the apartment for, since i am not residing there for now.I left behind some Facilities and electonics which include the rent, and a DVD player, air conditioning, alarm system. The kitchen is fully equipped with all necessary cooking utensils, a refrigerator-freezer, four-hob and oven, microwave,dishwasher and washing machine, My Computer Connected with Internet Access Also the keys to the House are right here with me, and the lease document. Which i can send to you after all necessary agreement has be accepted. Also i will like you to know that the rent charges is not really the issue ,but your absolute maintenance of my apartment is most important thing so will want you to get back to me the rent application form below.

**********APPLICATION FORM**********
Full Name: ?

Full Address &Phone num& ?

How old are you? ?

Are you married ? ?

How many people will be living ?

Do you have Pets? ?

Do you have a car? ?

Occupation ?

When do want to move in ?

Duration Period ?

Country ?

State Zip code ?

Tennant Pictures ?

Here is the address:Get back to me for the address..

Note that the rent Month fee is incled with the utilities the minimum lease term is 5 month, but a maximum of 2 years.
Pet allowed :Allowed You can move in as soon as we finalize.I personally will actually come visiting you sometimes during the year as our new tenant.Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt for you and
contacting you. Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how
to get the document and the keys of the apartment.

Thanks and God Bless you.
Rev. Fred

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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