Room for Rent and other rental scams
#27638 by Michelle Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:43 am
Phil Collins < [email protected] >

29/04/2010 09:26

To Michelle
cc

Subject
Re: Reply to your ad: A Recently refurbished 1 bedroom flat in oyal Court, Kings Road, READING, Berkshir

Thanks for your email and interest in renting my flat. I
am Reverend Willy
Evans, the owner of the flat you are making inquiry of.
Actually I resided
in the flat with my family, my wife and my only daughter
before and
presently we have moved out due to my transfer from my
work ,now in West
Africa. Presently my flat is still available for rent
(rent already
includes utilities).

More so Now, I'm currently in WEST AFRICA for an
international Christian
follower's crusade.... Please i want you to note that, i
am a kind, honest
and trustworthy woman and also i spent a lot on my
property that i want to
give to you for rent, so i will solicit for your absolute
maintenance of
this flat and want you to treat it as your own, It is not
the money that is
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 up.... I
also want you to let
me have trust in you as i always stand on my word.

SO IF YOU ARE REALLY INTERESTED I WILL WANT YOU TO FILL
THE RENT APPLICATION
FORM.

************RENT APPLICATION FORM*************
2)Your Full Name:
2)Your Full Address:
3)Phone Number:
4) Sex ?
5)How old are you?:
6)Are you married?:
7)How many people will be living in the flat?:
8 )Do you have a pet?:
9)Do you have a car?:
20)Occupation?:
22)When do you intend moving in : Date ?
22)When do you intend to moving out : Date ?
23)How many months or year contract?:
24)Deposit : two or Two month Deposit are required
25)Picture of the Occupant?
For more information call me on +2347032589304.

Regards And God Bless you.


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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