Room for Rent and other rental scams
#24376 by londonbound Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:17 pm
I tried searching on the email address and nothing came up. It would not search on the website name because the words were too common. I did notice the wording of my email seemed similar to another reported scam. I've included the email and headers below. Thank you for any advice!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Holiday Home <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 9:36 AM
Subject: Re: Regarding : Our Available Mayfair Three bedroom with 3 bathrooms Per Night 85 GBP{ £570 }
To: [me]

Hi [my name],
Thank you very much for your inquiry.

For your travel dates we could offer you the following options:

Our HOLIDAY APARTMENT is £570./week.

We are available throughout that time. The cost per day is £85,So for 4 weeks the total is £2280.

This includes all utilities. There is a fully equipped kitchen. We supply all linens, and there is parking space.

There is high speed wireless internet for your convenience. If you are interested we take 40% and refundable £200 security deposit to confirm your booking

and the rest of the balance on your arrival.

Or you may pay in full at the time of the booking. The amount of 40% would be £912 plus £200 security deposit making £1112, we can confirm your booking if you

make the deposit . We accept money transfer or bank transfer only.

Please let us know if you are interested and we can go from there.

You can view more pictures and information on our website at: ... index.html

Thank you and have a great day.

I think these are the headers:
Delivered-To: [me]
Received: by with SMTP id q8cs222775rvd;
Wed, 17 Mar 2010 08:36:42 -0700 (PDT)
Received: by with SMTP id p22mr292014vcf.213.1268840200009;
Wed, 17 Mar 2010 08:36:40 -0700 (PDT)
Return-Path: <[email protected]>
Received: from ( [])
by with ESMTP id 21si1433502vws.3.2010.;
Wed, 17 Mar 2010 08:36:39 -0700 (PDT)
Received-SPF: neutral ( is neither permitted nor denied by best guess record for domain of [email protected]) client-ip=;
Authentication-Results:; spf=neutral ( is neither permitted nor denied by best guess record for domain of [email protected]) [email protected]
Received: from (sj1-slb03-gw2 [])
by (Postfix) with ESMTP id B9017499994
for [me]; Wed, 17 Mar 2010 08:36:38 -0700 (PDT)
X-Eon-Dm: dm0104
Received: by (EON-PICKUP)
id resin05.4ba01868.ad81; Wed, 17 Mar 2010 08:36:38 -0700
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/html; charset="UTF-8"
Message-Id: <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 08:36:38 -0700
From: "Holiday Home" <[email protected]>
Reply-To: <[email protected]>
To: [me]
Subject: =?utf-8?B?UmU6IFJlZ2FyZGluZyA6IE91ciBBdmFpbGFibGUgTWF5ZmFpciBUaHJlZSBiZWQ=?=
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
X-Eon-Sig: AQM7nkxLoPcGGXqy1QEAAAAB,2d96abf8b1cab0f1e3a7eebe61092277

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