Room for Rent and other rental scams
#173652 by Con Warner Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:20 am
Transaction: #MB01087328
From: MoneyBookers Support <[email protected]>
Sent time: 08 Aug, 2013 11:11

Escrow Transaction #MB01087328 - Pending

Pending Delivery Shipment

(Keep this for your records)

Transaction: #MB01087328
Transaction Date: 08 August 2013

Home Owner's Details:

First Name: Melina
Last Name: Eichler
Address: Pulawska 100
City: Warszawa
Zip Code: 02-620
Country: Poland

Prospective Tenant's Details:


Shipment Information:

Handled by: Moneybookers - Online
DHL Express Shipping
Guaranteed delivery:
4-6 Days after Payment Confirmation
Declared Value:
Commercial Value:
Days for Inspection: Eur 795.00
No Commercial Value
14 days

Description of Goods: Apartment and Interphone/Digiphone Keys, Viewing Permit, Rental Contract
Additional Services: None
Inspection: Guaranteed by Moneybookers International

Shipping: Eur 0.00

*Note: Shipping expenses are covered by the home owner.

Shipment Information:

Tracking Number:
Package Type: Pending*
Moneybookers Insured

Total amount:
Downpayment: Eur 795.00
Eur 795.00
Remaining Balance:
Eur 0.00

The escrow process for the completion of a transaction (purchase or sale) through Internet can be done in five simple steps:

1. Prospective Tenant and landlord agree to use Moneybookers. Landlord starts the process.
2. The prospective Tenant pays Moneybookers a security deposit. Moneybookers holds this money until the keys and contract are received by the prospective Tenant.
3. We ship the keys and signed contract using an approved courier and we will also provide a tracking number so you can track the package.
4. The prospective Tenant receives, signs for the package and inspects the property in question.
5. Moneybookers pays the landlord - rental process completed/refunds the money to the prospective tenant

How to complete the payment?
Our department require the payment to be done through bank transfer:
We have assigned an international agent to your transaction. We have escrow agents in the following countries: United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Greece, Spain, Austria, France, Australia, Japan, Poland.
The payment will be made by bank transfer directly to our agent.

Moneybookers Verified Agent Details:

Name : Moneybookers
Bank Address : JEROZOLIMSKIE 94,Zip Code:00-807,City: WARSZAWA,Country : Poland
Account Number : 98 1050 1054 1000 0091 3530 9087
IBAN : PL 98 1050 1054 1000 0091 3530 9087

Normally a bank transfer takes 4 days, until will be available into our agent bank account. To expedite the process, we suggest you ask your administrator for a bank account to bank transfer by using the option urgent. This way, your transaction will be faster, and you will receive your package more quickly. For a faster transaction you can make the deposit online from your bank account.
Once the payment is complete, you must confirm the payment details to us. We must received a scanned copy of the receipt from the bank to this email (you can just "Reply" to this e-mail: [email protected] ).

Please do not make any marks on the transfer copy. The following information must be readable
Once the payment is done and the verification is complete, we will proceed with the shipping of the package. We will inform the Home Owner that the payment was sent and that the package was shipped as soon as we get the payment confirmation. Just follow the instructions above.

4 - Step Trust Process for Moneybookers.

1. Prospective tenant sends the payments to us.
The tenant submits the payment selecting bank transfer service to Moneybookers verified agent. Moneybookers verifies the payment. The home owner does not get paid until the tenant has viewed the apartment or the inspection period expires.

2.Delivery is started.
The company will ship the merchandise, you will receive the tracking number, bill of sale and bill of lading, all that are copy, the original will come along with the merchandise and all the documents.

3. The Inspections of the merchandise.
The prospective tenant has a set number of days (14 days) to inspect the apartment, to accept it, reject it and to settle a starting date for the rental contract. In case that the apartment is not as described by the home owner, the tenant will get a full refund. Funds will not be released to the Home Owner until the rental contract has begun. This eliminates the concern for non-shipment of goods.

4. Home owner is paid transaction ends.
The payment is released to the home owner once the rental contract is effective. The transaction is complete.

Please respond to this email with information regarding your case, complaints or payment details.

Trust and Safety Department
Moneybookers Customer Support.
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This person asks for a deposit payment via Western Union or MoneyGram to an escrow company with a promise that he will send the keys through a courier company.

Sounds safe. It's not!
The emails claiming to be from Moneybookers are fake.

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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