Room for Rent and other rental scams
#149269 by Con Warner Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:54 pm
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2013 11:11
From: [email protected]
Subject: Re: craigslist home
To: Con Warner

Hello,

I am pleased that you have an interest in leasing our house, well... Our lovely home is still available for lease and i want a responsible person or family who are neat and also believed that they have all what it takes to take care of the house as if it where there own. Please be informed that i am leasing these house out just because I was transferred from my place of work to Deltona FL and i came over to Deltona FL with my lovely wife because of the love I have for her and we shall be staying for at least 4 to 5 years before coming back to the house. I work as a Robotic Programmer & Welder/Fitter here in Deltona FL and got married to a lovely wife who is a member of Joyce Meyer Ministries. we both bought the house when we got married.

We had a thought of selling the house Since we will be staying longer than we thought, so we look for an agent and getting one we strike a deal but later my wife advised me on not selling the house anymore. I reasoned with her and accepted her advice. So we contacted the agent back and requested for our keys and documents. Later we decided to have the house lease out since we will back to the house in the next 4 to 5 years, we would have given the same agent this job also but the truth of the matter is that the agent was asking too much of an agent fee and also advising me to hire the rent fee so i thought this would not make a good person or a good family that will take good care of the house for me should be able to afford the rent fee and this might make them stay away from renting the house. And more some we do not have anyone in the area we can leave the keys behind with, so that is why we posted the advert by our self. If you notice, you will discover that the price we are offering is far below standard price and this is enough for you to know that we are not after the rental fee but the absolute care for the property. We know there is no way we can be sure that you are the right person to live in the house because we won't be able to see physical before sending you the keys and the documents to occupy the space. The house is available for as long as you want and if you drive by the house you may see a sign there, you have nothing to worry about it belongs to my previous agent so you have absolutely nothing to worry about and you don't have to call them because they do not have access to the house anymore.
My House information below.

Monthly Rent $1100 and refundable security deposit $900
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Address: 5292 E 108th Pl
City: Thornton
State: CO
Zip code: 80233
Sq. footage: 1500

Please if you are ready now to occupy the house kindly provide the information below for record purpose

PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
Full Name__________________________________________________ Home Phone ( ) ________________________
Date of Birth_________________________________
Other Phone ( ) ___________________
Current Address_______________________________Apt#________ City__________________ State______ Zip________
Reasons for Leaving____________________________Rent $__________Phone ( ) ____________________________
Are you married____________________________
How many people will be living in the house____________________________
Do you have a pet____________________________
Do you have a car____________________________
Occupation____________________________
Move In Date____________________________

P.S: YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO VIEW THE INTERIOR PART OF THE HOUSE BECAUSE I HAVE THE KEYS HERE WITH ME BUT I CAN SEND YOU PICTURES. I await your reply or call me (850) 764-1570 ASAP

Sincerely,
LAYTON SCHUYLER & Tammi Seger


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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