Room for Rent and other rental scams
#24478 by Michelle Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:50 am
From: kathryn hepburn < [email protected] >
Date: 2010/3/18
Subject: Re: Respuesta a tu anuncio "1br - Amazing view, balc, dbl access walk-in closet on Cahuenga Blvd...." en LoQUo
To: Michelle

Thanks for the email and it is my gladness hearing from you. I am the owner of the apartment you are making inquiry of. Actually i resided in the apartment with my family, such as my wife and my only daughter before and presently we had packed due to my transfer from my working place on a Christian missionary work and now situated in the United Kingdom,and presently my apartment is still available for rent.Including the utilities like hydro, washer and security, it is furnished but if you which to move in with your furnishes no problem.It has a Lovely home in a nice neighbourhood. Conveniently located with nearby shopping centers, hospitals, free ways and public transportation. This is a must see. Amenities W/D Hookups Central Heat & A/C Granite Tiled Fireplace Ceiling Fans Vaulted Ceilings Cable Available Broadband Available Custom Drapes in Living Room, Dining Room, & Master Bedroom Blinds .

Pls i want you to note that i am a kind and honest man and also i spent a lot on my property that i want to give you for rent, i will want you to take absolute maintenance of my apartment and want you to treat it as your own, money is not the most important thing but i want you to keep it tidy all the time so that i will be glad to see it neat when i come for a check up.

SO IF YOU ARE REALLY INTERESTED I WILL WANT YOU TO FILL THE RENT APPLICATION FORM BELOW
RENT APPLICATION FORM.
FIRST NAME:__________?
MIDDLE NAME:__________?
LAST NAME:__________?
PROFESSION:__________?
PHONE:
(CELL)PHONE__________?
(WORK)PHONE__________?
(HOME)PHONE__________?
KIDS _____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY ________
PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________
CITY: _______________
STATE:______________
ZIP CODE: ____________
HOW LONG? ___________IF RENTING
WHY ARE YOU LEAVING__________?
CURRENT RENT PAYMENT:____________?
IF THIS HOUSE IS BEING GIVEN TO YOU,
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING? ____________?
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? ____?

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 to you and contacting you.Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the document and the keys to you. Note that the keys and documents of my apartment is with me here in United Kingdom. Please we are giving you the apartment base on trust and again i will want you to stick to your words, you know that we do not see yet and only putting everything into Gods hand, so please do not let us down in this our property and God bless you more as you do this.

APARTMENT INFORMATION
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Rent per month: 300Euro(First Month Rent Fee)
Deposit Req'd: First month(300Euro)
Application Fee: 0.00Euro
Parking: Reserved.
Available: Now
Smoking: Allowed
Lease terms: As long as you wish

Awaiting your reply soon.
Thank you
Wildman Patrick.



From: kathryn1001hepburn < [email protected] >
Date: 2010/3/19
Subject: GOOD NEWS!!!YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED AS MY NEW TENANT!!!
To: Michelle


Hello Amanda,

Thanks for getting back to me, Am very happy to hear back from you,Yes, all the info is okay by me, and you have qualified to be my new tenant definitely. I must give you my house for rent.. More over i can see your willingness in this rent. I shall be giving you my property for rent,. Pls again take very good care of my house I have read your
mail, you are a responsible person that I can trust with all my heart.Reading through your mails I discovered that you would be a trustworthy person. You are the type of tenant that I have been looking for and I want you to sticks on your words as a good
responsible and trustworthy person that I can trust with all my hearts. so i promise to give the rent to you because there is allot of inquiry on the rent and i know you will love the interior of the apartment when you move in.I want you to have it in mind that I will like to send the keys and the documents of my house to you before your move in date via Int'l Delivery Company .

Here are the contents of the packages that will be delivered to you.
1) Entrance and the rooms Keys.
2)Paper/Permanent house form(Containing your reference details).
3)The house documentary file.
4)Deposit Payment Receipt.
5)Full address and description of the House.
6)Security code to the systematic laptop.

I will take the key and document to courier service office as soon as you are ready with the deposit payment have been confirmed to book for the delivery of the packages to you, so kindly re-confirm your delivery address carefully, because it is so important.

DELIVERY INFORMATION:

Receiver's Name:Amanda Jayne Wright.
Packages Delivery Address:Plaza de las Palmeras #10 3º Barcelona 08030.
Phone Number:34649512775 & 34933467293.


I want you to know that I will have my property documents send to you based on trust and I hope you will not disappoint me on this?, Please always make my property neat and tidy, because I worked very hard to get this my property that I want to give you for rent, and I don't want my property to be use anyhow in presence of my life and I hope
you will help me treat my property like your own?. Let me know and make a promise to me.May I ask you, Are you ready for deposit now?Let me know in your next email, so that you can have the keys packages arrives as soon as possible for bonafide occupancy, so that you can make the payment once,

Hope to read back from you as soon as possible today.

My Regards,
Kathryn


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 wire transfer (normally Western Union) 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 (by Western Union) 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 ! Western Union 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 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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