Room for Rent and other rental scams
#146594 by Con Warner Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:46 pm
From: "Lisa M Benedetto" <[email protected]>
Date: Jan 22, 2013 11:11
Subject: Re: $900 / 4br - 2629ft² - $900 / 4br - 2629ft² - GATED - GUARDED - 4 1/2 star golf course community offers this 4 bedro (Lakeland FL 33813 ) (Lakeland FL 33813 )
To: Con Warner

Hello,
Thanks for your interest in my property, the home is still available and ready for move in. I am Reverend Lisa M Benedetto the house is located at 1050 Osprey Landing Dr, Lakeland FL 33813 This home has been totally remodeled. new appliances, RO System and soft water and landscape service included. Great home has it all and utilities are included in the rent. I and family are currently in Hagerstown, MD for missionary call where I work with a group called (First Baptist Hurst ) . Before we left Lakeland FL we search for a God fearing and reputable agent who can take good care of the house but we couldn't get any honest agent . all agent we came across are not honest and they are ripper, The first agent we put our house in care almost get us in trouble by renting out my house to many applicant but thanks to God we have settled the issue, currently i have order them to remove there sign board away from my house , i am sure there most have done that but in case they have not remove it dont contact them for any reason, You can reach agreement with me owner , because of the issue i experience with those dishonest agent We decide to left with the key, remote and the papers. I'm willing to rent out the home to a person who can promise me he/she will care for the house as we use to do when we are in the state and who is able to come up with monthly rent of $900 and a security deposit of $1200($2100) but Security Deposit first as a move in deposit and I will like him/her to assure me that the house will be properly managed. Concerning the lease, duration is minimum of 6 months, 12 months or according to the wish of -tenant need. I have received some proposals regarding the rent because it is located in a very good area of Lakeland FL but I still have to make sure it is rented out to someone who can take good care of it.
I'm giving out the home with such a reasonable amount because I am only paying God back for his kindness and mercy over me and my family with that I have asked for such a reasonable amount. It`s also a pride for me to work for him on a missionary work. Also I need someone/a family that will take good care of the house as their own property. We would be here in Hagerstown, MD for 7 years with my family throughout our missionary call If you can assure me that you can take proper care of the property and also you can afford the move in deposit, kindly confirm your interest by getting
back to me with the below application details


RENT APPLICATION DETAILS

FIRST NAME:__________________
MIDDLE NAME: _________________
LAST NAME: __________________
PROFESSION: ________________
PHONE (____) __________
(CELL)PHONE (____) __________
(WORK)PHONE (____) __________
(HOME)KIDS _____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY ________
PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________
CITY: _______________
STATE: ______________
ZIPCODE: ____________ HOW LONG? ___________IF RENTING
WHY ARE YOU LEAVING? IF THIS HOUSE IS BEING GIVEN TO YOU,HOW LONG DO YOU
INTEND STAYING? ____________
WHEN CAN YOU PAY FOR YOUR DEPOSIT AND RENT TO SECURE OR MOVE IN?
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN? ______________
IF YOU HAVE A PET,
NAME OF PET: _____________
KIND OF PETS: _____________
HABITS
DO YOU SMOKE? ______________
DO YOU DRINK? ______________
DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT?

Note: You can drive by the house for now to see the outside since i and every member of my family are out of town due to my missionary work and as soon as you have the keys and documents with you, then you can view the interior. Await your prompt reply so that we can discuss on the rental terms and agreement, please we are renting the house to you base on trust and again i will want you to stick to your words. So please do not let us down in maintaining this our property and God bless you more as you do this.I'll be looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file incase of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you. The Lord Almighty has been good to me, I am paying him back with my missionary call. I could let you remain in the house till I come back if you are a good tenant.

God Bless You.
Sincere Regards
Reverend Lisa M Benedetto


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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