Room for Rent and other rental scams
#151045 by Michelle Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:36 pm
From: Rich Mond <[email protected]>
Date: February 15, 2013, 9:55:56 AM CST
To: Michelle Banks
Subject: Re: $600 / 3br - 3BR/1+1BA Single Family House - Minnetonka (Minnetonka MN)
Reply-To: Rich Mond <[email protected]>


God bless you for your interest about our House. This 3BR 2B is still available for rent.
I am renting this house to a responsible and neat person or family who has the fear of God and treat my house as his or her own.

Presently Myself and my wife have moved out of the house due to my work transfer to Western Region in Africa and we will be away for good 5 years or more and this is reason why we are actually renting it out so if you are interested in taking good care of our house, then my family will be ready in accepting you as our new tenant who be fully in-charge of our house.

If you really impress us by taking good care of our house then you will be allowed to stay as long as you wish okay.....This 3BR/2BT And the 3bedroom house Ready to move in...

Below is our address of the House:

( 5086 Holiday Rd, Minnetonka MN 55345 )

So get back to us on how you could take care of our house or perhaps experience you have in renting . Hope you are okay with the price of US$600/month with heat laundry facilities, air condition and so on and the deposit fee is $600... PETS ARE FULLY WELCOME! We are looking forward to hear from you ASAP.

So that will can forward you an Application to fill out and discuss on how to get the House for rent and also the Entrances keys and the document of our house,also are you ready to rent it now or when? Await your urgent reply. Thanks for your understanding.

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


FULL NAME____________________________________________
HOME PHONE( )________________________
CELL PHONE ( )_______________________
DATE OF BIRTH______________________________
CURRENT ADDRESS____________________________Apt#________ CITY__________________ STATE______ ZIP CODE________
REASON FOR LEAVING_______________________RENT $__________
ARE YOU MARRIED____________________________
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE LIVING THERE____________________________
DO YOU HAVE A PETS____________________________
DO YOU HAVE A CAR___________________________ _
YOUR OCCUPATION____________________________
How many months rent can you pay upfront? Minimum ( 1month +
SECURITY DEPOSIT ) or ( 2 months + SECURITY DEPOSIT ), so which option
do you prefer ??? ________________

Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt in your name and contacting you. Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the documents and the keys to you, please we are giving you all this based on trust and again i want you to stick to your words, you can reach me at+2347041704990 or 0112348022203422, am putting everything into Gods hand so please do not let me down in this property and God bless you.

Thanks...Thanks very much for your understanding. Wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New year.
Carol & Richard Dunn

The thief will tell you that you can rent his accommodation only if you can prove that you have genuine interest. He will ask you send money by a Money Transfer Service to yourself or a member of the family to show that you have sufficient finances and that you are not a "time waster".

Another variation of this scam is that you need to send money in order that the keys and other documents can be couriered to you

He will ask you to send him the transfer details.

Make no mistake ! These transfers can be picked up virtually anywhere in the world and with the minimum of identification. They are almost impossible to trace once the money has been collected. You will never get to see the accommodation or your money again.

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 Gumtree or similar listing sites. If you receive any requests from 'Landlords' asking for some kind of payment by Western Union or other Money Transfer Services 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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