Room for Rent and other rental scams
#145584 by Con Warner Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:48 am
From: [email protected]

Thanks for your interest and inquiries about my home.Yes the property is still available for rent and we are looking for a responsible person/family to occupy and maintain the property now that we are not around.Myself and wife just traveled to West Africa for a programmed called FAMILY LIFE AND HIV EDUCATION AND THE HIV PREVENTION 4 RURAL YOUTH PROGRAM, the programmed is taking place in major countries in Europe and Africa which are UK, Spain,Germany,South Africa,Ghana.We will be away for 3 to 5 years or more that is why I have made up my mind to put up my property for rent to whom ever that will take good care of it.Also how long do you intend to stay? How soon do you intend to move in?
Here are details of the property:

Electric Range
Electric Heat

Air Conditioning
Patio/Party Deck
Cable TV
Ceiling Fans
24 hours Internet service
Garbage Disposal
Pets Allowed
Washer / Dryer

Rent: $750 including utilities
Last Month Rent: $750

Please feel free to ask any questions you do not understand and i will be looking forward to receive your email as soon as possible.
I am not around to show the inside, you can go check out the property and the neighborhood from the outside and get back to me if you really like it for more information.
=========== RENT APPLICATION FORM ============

Please answer these questions below if you are Interested
1)Your Full Name_________________________
2)Present Address(where you reside now) & Phone ________________________
4)Are you married _ _____________________________
5)How many people will be living in the property _________________________
6)Do you have a pet__________________________ ___________
7)Do you have a car _______ _______________________ ____________
Occupation ____________ _________________
9)How long are you willing to stay _______ ____________________-
10)When do you intend to move in ___
11)How Many Month Rent Are You Willing To Pay ( First 1 month rent + Last Month Rent) or If You Pay ( First 2 month rent + Last Month Rent And Get 1 Month Free)...So which one do you prefer ? ________________

Here is my contact phone number +2348085072204

Hope to read from you as soon as possible. Thanks and GOD bless you

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.

Email: [email protected]

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