Room for Rent and other rental scams
#57081 by Con Warner Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:39 pm
From: Fad Soto <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 11:11
Subject: Re: http://newyork.craigslist.org/wch/roo/2461359234.html
To: Con Warner


Thanks for showing interest in my place.My Business recently locate me to phillipines,I just opened a new outlet here in Phillippines so i moved,i am looking to rent this unit out, long and short term is allowed

my apartment is Located at 2 Harbor Ln New Rochelle, NY 10805

The room is Available for immediate move in. its a Modern 2 bedroom & 2 bathroom and a large livingroom apartment,I am renting out just 1 of the room,you will have access to the rest of the ameinities in the apartment which includes dish washer with in-suite laundry room and plenty of storage space and parking space . Professional and mature neighbors ensure peaceful living arrangements.well behaved pets are allowed

The rent is $485 per month including utilities and $300 for damages deposit,I will like you to drive by to the building today to view the exterior of the building for you to know where the apartment is located,i am not available to meet with you for viewing as i am out of the country,when you check out the bexterior,kindly get back to me so that I can forward you the full interior pictures and application form then we can proceed to how the keys will be delivered to you...

Thanks for taking your time in writing me and hope to hear back from you

This person asks for a deposit payment via Western Union or MoneyGram with a promise that he will send the keys through a courier company.

Sounds safe. It's not!

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.

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.

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