Room for Rent and other rental scams
#25439 by Michelle Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:25 am
From: Kerry Lee < [email protected] >
Date: 2010/4/1
Subject: Re:
To: Michelle


Hello,

Thanks for the email and it is my gladness hearing from you.I am the owner of the flat you are making inquiry of.Actually I resided in the flat with my family,such as my wife and my only daughter before and presently we had packed due to my transfer from my working place as you need to know and now situated in the (UK London) and presently my flat is still available for rent ..including the utilities like hydro,washer and security,it is furnished .

Pls i want you to note that,i am a kind and honest kind and also i spent alot on my property that i want to give you for rent,i will want you to take absolute maintenance of my flat and want you to treat it as your own,it is not the money the main problem but i want you to keep it tidy all the time so that i will be glad to see it neat when i come for a check.

I only require a full deposit of 500euro and no other fee is required due to that all utilities are included in rent including pet fee are included.

SO IF YOU ARE REALLY INTERESTED I WILL WANT YOU TO FILL THE RENT
APPLICATIONS FORMS BELOW RENT APPLICATION FORM

Also,Pls let me get this answer.


FIRST NAME:__________________
MIDDLE NAME:_________________
LAST NAME:__________________
PROFESSION:________________
HOME PHONE (____)__________
(CELL)PHONE (____)__________
(WORK)PHONE (____)__________
KIDS_____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY________
PRESENT ADDRESS:_____________________
CITY:_______________
STATE:______________
ZIP CODE:____________
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING?____________
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN?______________
DO YOU HAVE A PET:_____________
NAME OF PET:_____________
KIND OF PETS:_____________
DO YOU SMOKE?______________
DO YOU DRINK?______________

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 key to you since i have the whole keys with me here but it wont be a problem sending them to you via either UPS or Fedex,Note that the keys and documents of my flat is with me here in UK London.please we are giving you the flat base on trust and again i will want you to stick to your words,you know that,we do not see yet and only putting everything into Gods hand,so please do not let us down in this our property and God bless you more as you do this.

Regards


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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