Fake banks, couriers, law firms, escrow and other fake sites used in scams.
#195689 by flavialopez Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:18 pm
Recently me and my husband got in touch with this website apparently run from the UK.
First they asked us to send them our passport scanned and a contract signed (which does look quite serious)
after they would ask to us to send them a deposit equivalent to 1200 Euros in order to authorize someone to give us the keys of the apartment that we wanted in Berlin.
The website looks good as well as all the initial procedures, but this is a complete SCAM!!

#195691 by HillBilly Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:39 pm
yes, indeed. It appears to be a Chinese Scam. Please read This to help you identify scam websites.

Domain ID: D57398774-BIZ
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 420
Registrar URL (registration services): http://www.net.cn
Domain Status: ok
Registrant ID: HC-578817178-CN
Registrant Name: Yong He
Registrant Organization: He Yong
Registrant Address1: Shang Hai City
Registrant City: shang hai shi
Registrant State/Province: shang hai
Registrant Postal Code: 200000
Registrant Country: China
Registrant Country Code: CN
Registrant Phone Number: +86.02164551216
Registrant Facsimile Number: +86.02164551216
Registrant Email: [email protected]
Domain Registration Date: Wed Oct 23 15:36:52 GMT 2013
Domain Expiration Date: Wed Oct 22 23:59:59 GMT 2014

the same scammer is located here : http://db.aa419.org/fakebanksview.php?key=84570

here : http://db.aa419.org/fakebanksview.php?key=81572

and dozens of other scam sites, some operational, some are not Click Here

#197153 by deimusmeister Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:36 am
Absolutely obvious Chinese scam ! Avoid any communication with them, who are pretending to be a Scottish real estate company from UK !

They start in a normal way like to send the passport details, but later require to pay for the deposit and a month payment without apartment checkup or anyhow proving to be a trusted company.

In case of suspect from potential customer they claim that they are in charge of more than 50 million euro property and they provide services only online. Don't believe to that bullshit. Any serious company would have at least a representative for trust.

Keep your nerves, money and time and avoid them.

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