Room for Rent and other rental scams
#56700 by Michelle Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:42 pm
Subject: Re: $900 / 3br - Description Adorable Single-Level W/New 30 Yr. Roof /07; New Exterior (Eugene, OR)
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 12:00:00 -0700 (PDT)
From: Gabe j Allen <[email protected]>
To: Michelle Banks


Greetings!

Thanks for your email.. The house is still available. I decided to
rent the house because we are going to spend more time here in Abuja, about 3 years.. Let me start by introducing myself.
I must confess that I am very new in this landlord business..
However, My name is Gabe J Allen. I own the house you are inquiry off, Due to my job as a Medical Doctor, I works for American Red Cross Lutheran Hospital Donor Center, and have been transfer to Abuja to work in a branch in Abuja. I spent less time in the States so i could not get a hold on any Realtor to handle this rent issue, although it was when i knew how long am are going to stay in Abuja that why i decided to rent out the house. However, the initial plan was to sale out the house. which i tried, but sometimes the agents inflates the prize and it takes longer to sell. The utilities are included in the rent, because of this reasons and more i need a responsible person that can take very good care of it as am are not after the money , but i want it to be clean and for you to take it as if it were yours. I hope you will promise me to take very good care of my home, also i will be come once in 4 months for visit to see how you are taking care of the home, and if any thing need to be repair in the home, i can fix it back!

Information about the house below:-
The rent is: $900 Security Deposit: $600
3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom
Address: 310 Lynnbrook Dr
City: Eugene
State: OR
Zip code: 97404
Sq. footage: 1,000
Parking Type: Garage - Attached
Pet are also Welcome.

PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF

TENANCY RENT APPLICATION FORM
FIRST NAME:__________________ ?
MIDDLE NAME:_________________ ?
LAST NAME:__________________ ?
PROFESSION:________________ ?
(CELL) PHONE (____)__________ ?
(WORK) PHONE (____)__________ ?
(HOME) PHONE (____)__________ ?
KIDS_____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY________ ?
PRESENT ADDRESS:_____________________ ?
CITY:_______________ ?
STATE:______________ ?
ZIP CODE:____________ ?
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN?______________ ?
IF YOU HAVE A PET,
NAME OF PET:_____________ ?
KIND OF PETS:_____________ ?
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Comment
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HERE IS THE PICTURES BELOW:-


TAKE NOTE: YOU CAN ONLY DRIVE BY AND SEE MY PLACE FROM THE OUTSIDE, BUT IF DRIVE BY THE HOME YOU MAY SEE A SIGN THERE, YOU HAVE NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT IT BELONGS TO OUR PREVIOUS AGENT SO YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT AND DON'T HAVE TO CALL THEM BECAUSE THEY TO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE HOME ANYMORE! IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN RENTING GET THE APPLICATION FORM FILLED OUT AND SEND IT BACK TO ME YOU CAN ALSO CONTACT ME @ 0112347043296340 or +2347043296340.

Regards,
Dr. Gabe J Allen


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 money (again via Western Union) 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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