Room for Rent and other rental scams
#388602 by Michelle Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:49 am
HomeAway <[email protected]>

1. The Potential Tenant will deposit 1 month of rent + 1.200,00 € security deposit to HomeAway using SEPA Bank-to-Bank Wire Transfer. The deposit will remain with HomeAway until the Potential Tenant will meet the Host, inspect the house and takes a decision. The deposit will remain locked with HomeAway and only the Potential Tenant - Jhonata Pizzetti dos Santos - will be able to unlock the funds.
2. After we receive and secure the deposit from the Potential Tenant, HomeAway will guarantee the tenant - Jhonata Pizzetti dos Santos - to any Host or Property Manager listed with HomeAway.

The Host involved in this agreement - Polykarpos Xinaris - will receive a letter of guarantee from HomeAway informing him that HomeAway is in possession of a deposit (1 month of rent + 1.200,00 € security deposit ) that represents the rent amount established by him regarding the property located at Kerckhoffstraße 187, 45144 Essen.
The Host will be advised to meet and take all measures to complete the rental agreement.
3. The Potential Tenant will meet with the Host and inspect the property personally.
After the Potential Tenant inspects the property he must decide regarding the completion of the rental agreement. The Potential Tenant has two options:
Sign the rental agreement and immediately HomeAway will transfer the deposit to the Host's bank account.
Does not sign the rental agreement and immediately HomeAway will return the deposit (the complete amount 1.600,00 € without retaining any fees) to the Potential Tenant's bank account (return time is no longer than 48 hours after receiving tenant's refund request).
ATTENTION: In both cases HomeAway will not unlock or move the deposit without the tenant's exact instructions. Only the Potential Tenant - Jhonata Pizzetti dos Santos - can access the funds.

IMPORTANT: The first available agent will automatically be assigned to your transaction by our system. We have escrow agents in the following countries: United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Austria, Italy, Malta, Lithuania, France, Poland, Australia, Japan.


The deposit must be sent using SEPA Bank-to-Bank Wire Transfer from your local bank or using Internet Banking . Your deposit will be sent to one of our available bank accounts.The funds will be secured until you inform us regarding your final decision regarding the rental transaction status.

Total deposit amount: 1.600,00 € (1 month rent + 1.200,00 € security deposit )
Bank Transfer Reference Code: #IE756201
HomeAway Agent Beneficiary Name: KAI PETER BRAND
IBAN: IE97PFSR99107005704722
Bank Name: Prepaid Financial Services Limited
Bank Branch Location: IDA Business Park, Johnstown, Co. Meath, C15 E8KV Navan , Ireland
NOTE: One of our policies it that the agent will be from a country/state that neither the seller nor the buyer is from. This neutrality ensures us that neither one of them will attempt to contact our agent regarding the money for the transaction.
You have 24 hours to complete the transfer for your verification.

When the deposit is received, it will be verified and secured into a non-interest bearing account.

Deposit verification process usually takes less than 48 hours.

How to complete the verification deposit?

Send the deposit using HomeAway banking details located above;
In order for our system to easily identify your payment, please use the correct HomeAway Agent Beneficiary Name "KAI PETER BRAND" and following Reference Code "#IE756201" when performing the transfer.
Confirm the deposit by sending an e-mail to the Host with the following information:

Bank Transfer Receipt Copy;
HomeAway Reference Code;
Exact Amount Transferred.
To refuse and cancel the verification process, please send an e-mail with the subject "Cancellation #IE756201" to Contact Support Team

Once our bank will confirm the transfer we will inform the Host that you are a verified tenant and the rental agreement can be completed.

The payment details are confidential and will not be released under any circumstances. HomeAway security measures are constantly reviewed and modified given evolving circumstances globally. Our constant priority is for the safety of our customers. HomeAway always tries to fulfill its customers needs.

Thank you!

If you are reading this because you have received a similar fake invoice, kindly forward it to the address in my signature line and I will report the details to the appropriate authorities.


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