Room for Rent and other rental scams
#220058 by Michelle Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:49 am
Samantha Hughes <[email protected]>

Modern, cosy and excellent double bed in atwo bedroom property will not be available for long.

Located so conveniently with modern decoration, fixtures and fittings, this two bedroom apartment is ideal for either a single person or a couple, students are allowed too.

Further features a security controlled entry system. Get in touch and accommodate asap as property within this particular development tend to rent fast.

The West End of Glasgow is home to the main campus of the University of Glasgow and several major teaching hospitals. There is a wide range of independent shops with several supermarkets and high street banks provided. The area has an eclectic range of cafes, bars and restaurants and there are good road links within the West End and connections towards Glasgow City Centre and the M8 motorway which leads to destinations further afield. There are also underground railway stations at Kelvin Hall, Hillhead and Partick which also has an adjacent railway station. Recreational amenities including the Riverfront Museum, Kelvin Hall International Arena, Kelvingrove Park, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and Glasgowâ??s Botanic Gardens are all within close proximity.

Rent: £450pcm
Refundable security deposit: £400

Regards,

Samantha


This person asks for a deposit payment via Western Union, MoneyGram, pre-paid credit card or bank transfer with a promise that you can have the keys to a property that does not belong to him.

Sounds safe. It's not!

At other times, he will ask for proof that you are able to pay the deposit and rent due to a string of time wasters.
This proof is in the form of a Western Union or MoneyGram payment to a lawyer,a friend or family member.

In either case, if payment is made and you give this person the details, they will collect the money.
You will not hear from them again.

All the details such as names, addresses, pictures etc. that the scammer uses in order to back up his story, are stolen from elsewhere.

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 Craigslist, Gumtree or similar listing sites. If you receive any requests from 'Landlords' asking for some kind of payment 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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