Room for Rent and other rental scams
#144170 by Con Warner Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:23 pm
From: Matt & Anne Vacation Rental <[email protected]>
To: Con Warner
Subject: Re: $120 / 2br - 1700ft² - Luxury Apartment Cls to Beach , Lincoln RD.. (Right on the beach)

Thank you for the inquiry , Our condo offers the best among South
beach rental because we offer the Finest five star treatment
Amenities & Services such as Fitness/Gym Center, Indoor swimming Pool
, 24 Hour Concierge/doorman ,Wi-Fi, High speed Wireless , Parking
Space,Laundry room, well equipped kitchen and we provide linen and
towels.Excellent location in "South beach" block from Lincoln Road.

Walk to everything, Beach, Restaurants, Bars, Clubs , Nightlife,
shopping mall and night club. It is a Walking distance to all within a
couple of blocks.

The condo address is 1500 OCEAN DRIVE SOUTH BEACH MIAMI FL.

Bedroom 1 : 1 King size Bed
Bedroom 2 : Twins queen size

This unit sleep "6 - 8 ppl" while the large sectional living room sofa
can accommodate two adults or children. This unit is 1700 sq ft.

Your requested date ( From 26th Jan till Feb 1 ) are available, Our
nightly rate is $120 per night, 6 nights period will be $720 plus $50
cleaning fee and $500 refundable security deposit equals to $1270. All
taxes included .

Keys will be available for pick up at the apartment on your arrival
check in time is 2.00 PM and check out time is 11.00 AM.

We have attach copy of paperwork kindly review and returned the signed
form to process your booking, If not we can't process or retain your
booking .We look forward having you in our Home.

This person asks for a deposit payment via Western Union, MoneyGram 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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