Room for Rent and other rental scams
#196895 by francescov Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:03 am
For those looking for an apartment in Stockholm.
This guy is clearly a scammer (he usually posts on a Facebook group called THS Housing Market with the name Crak J Crak, then asks you to write him in private)

From: Willy Petersen <[email protected]>
Date: 1 April 2014 22:45
Subject: Re: Flat in Stockholm


Thanks for the interest in my flat.I am the owner of the property you
are making inquiry..Actually i resided in the property with my wife
and my only son before.But presently we had packed due to my transfer
from my working place and now situated in the (Kent England).So now the
property is available.

rent for 1 room (18sqm) is 2400 with deposit of 4500
The 2nd room is (20sqm) is 2600 with deposit of 4500
All bills are included in the rent

I want you to note that I am a very busy man.I take my job seriously
so i dont have the luxury of traveling around.The keys I have here with
me.I hate leaving my keys.So i have attached enough pictures with
this email so it should be enough for you to make up your decision if you
would be taking it or not.

I have I spent a lot on my property so I will want the tenant to take
absolute maintenance of my property.I also want you to use it like
your own, money is not the most important thing but i want it to be
kept tidy all the time so that I will be glad to see it neat whenever
I come for a check up.

So if you are really interested,do get back to me with the following
information about you.


NAME
PROFESSION
PHONE
SKYPE
PRESENT ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
ZIPCODE
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN
DO YOU HAVE A PET
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR RENT
REASON FOR MOVING OUT
DO YOU SMOKE
DO YOU DRINK

Looking forward to hear from you with all this answer so that i can
decide if I would rent to you or not.I hope giving you the property
base on trust wouldn't bring regret to me.

Add me on skype (willy.willy1720) location is Germany

Willy
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#197659 by Laura235x Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:41 am
I have received the same e-mail, this time for Aalborg, Denmark. The person who posted is named Meli Cak, on Aalborg Marked and she redirected me to write him privately. The pictures he sent me were from a gorgeous apartment, but he would not give me the exact address and he is of course in UK. She told me she used to live there, but not anymore :-)
#219538 by alicedonati Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:29 am
I got the almost exact same email for GENEVA,
from Zahn Mike <[email protected]>.
I found the announcement on a fb group, Housing for International Programmes at the Graduate Institutes, posted by a false profile at the name of LIU YANG.

Here are the emails that I got:

****************************************************************************************

Thanks for the interest in my flat.I am the owner of the property you
are making inquiry..Actually i resided in the property with my wife
and my only son before.But presently we had packed due to my transfer
from my working place and now situated in (Kent England).That is why the
property beomes available.

rent for 1 room (20sqm) is 600 CHF with deposit of 700 CHF

Rent for apartment (78sqm) is 1200 CHFwith deposit of 1400 CHF

All bills are included in the rent

I want you to note that I am a very busy man.I take my job seriously
so i dont have the luxury of traveling around.The keys I have here with
me.I hate leaving my keys.So i have attached enough pictures with
this email so it should be enough for you to make up your decision if you
would be taking it or not.As I wont be able to arrange viewing

I have I spent a lot on my property so I will want the tenant to take
absolute maintenance of my property.I also want you to use it like
your own, money is not the most important thing but i want it to be
kept tidy all the time so that I will be glad to see it neat whenever
I come for a check up.

So if you are really interested,do get back to me with the following
information about you.


NAME
PROFESSION
PHONE
PRESENT ADDRESS
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN
DO YOU HAVE A PET
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR RENT
REASON FOR MOVING OUT
DO YOU SMOKE
DO YOU DRINK

Looking forward to hear from you with all this answer so that i can
decide if I would rent to you or not.I hope giving you the property
base on trust wouldn't bring regret to me.

Hope its okay

****************************************************************************************

So to get the place reserved,we both will have to sign a contract
which I will send to you by email,then you can print it out,sign it
and scan back to me.So I will also sign it back then after this i will
go and post the keys to your address and i will send to you a copy of
the scanned receipt.But i will tell the post office to hold on to the
keys until i have confirmed the payment and signed contract from
you.Okay?Then i can can call DHL to deliver the keys to your personal
address.
So here are the details needed for contract preparation
Your full names and address
Your move in and out date
Your passport I'd number
Your address to post keys

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