Room for Rent and other rental scams
#59853 by Con Warner Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:11 am
New post due to slight changes in long script.

From: Fred Wenger <[email protected]>
To: Con Warner
Subject: Re: $8000 / 1br - Newly Renovated Furnished Apartment In (Carribbean Coast, Tung Chung)

Dear Tenant

Thank you for your interest in renting our apartment and I hope you make us your home, the apartment is still available for rent and the utilities for the apartment include water and electricity are added to the rent. The Lease is for short and long term period, here is the location of my apartment ...... Flat G, 43rd Floor, Block 1, Carribbean Coast, Tung Chung, Hong Kong

We offering the latest in contemporary features, including a spacious bedroom with an oversize walk in closet and large bathroom.The apartment will include brand new, sleek black on black GE appliances, a full size washer and dryer, along with a designer lighting package. Additionally, this floor plan features 9 ft ceilings.

The apartment is 867 square feet in size and has electric stove, refrigerator and garbage disposal, kitchen and the site of the laundry, screen door that slipped of order in the lateral entrance.Newly renovated and we have each convenience that you could always wish. We have a friendly community of neighbors.. Portions of activities such as passages, bingo, clutch of the coffee, divided groups that roll and for every holiday. The restaurants, supermarket, the post office and the warehouses are within distance that walks

Barbecue, Disabled Facilities, Allocated Parking space
Balcony Terrace

Kitchen,13'0" x 11'0" ( 3.96m x 3.35m )
Reception room 17'0" x 16'0" ( 5.18m x 4.88m )
Bedrooms 1 12'10" x 10'5" ( 3.91m x 3.18m )
Bathrooms 6'10" x 5'10" ( 2.08m x 1.78m )
washing machine
American Kitchen Fridge & Freezer Oven
Microwave Dish Washer Crockery&Utensils
Bath Shower Hair Dryer and Towels
Internet Dial Up,Internet Broadband Cable/Satellite
TV,Stereo/Radio System DVD Player
DVD/Music Collection
Library Telephone Fax
Central Heating Air Conditioning
Separate WC 5'0" x 2'10" ( 1..52m x 0.86m )

Am renting out the room due to my Job transfer to United State .I work with a shipping company in State for some years and i do spend most of my times on board ship before i was transfer down to Philadelphia and work with Ever Green Shipping Company.

............... APPLICATION FORM.............

Your Full Name
Your Full Address & Phone Number
How old are you?
Are you married?
How many people will be living in the house?
Do you have a pet? pets are allowed
how long are you willing to stay
Date of move in and out...
Sex..................Male or Female.

And i need a responsible single or couples to take good care of the property and enjoy there stay.Get back to me as soon as possible with your application form so that we proceed .


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.


I can see your willingness in this Apartment and i want you to know that i'm satisfied with your profile and also believe that you can take good care of the apartment. l would not like to experience what l experienced from my last tenant again that is why will hand over every thing to our lawyer.I will love it if you can hold the keys of the apartment till when you are ready to move in then i will be counting the month rent by then and non of my cloths there,l showed your application to my Lawyer and he said he is satisfied with it.l want you to know that we can let you stay in my apartment till the period of time you wish to.I want you to know that the rent fee is among the apartment utilities all included, so you can use them anytime but make sure you take proper care of my property My lawyer will be receiving the a Month Rent and deposit.

You may go ahead and view the apartment from outside with the address i gave to you in previous email and you seen the pictures of the inside and you cant view the inside the apartment due to the security guiding the apartment and without the keys and the document you will be embarrassed from our security.

I live in United State presently, I have a job here and moved with my family last Summer. I have a 3 years contract with a very good chance of an extension. Am right now in Philadelphia presently and the keys to the apartment is with me here so I will only be able to come to show you round the apartment after seriousness has been established on your path. The apartment is in a very conducive environment, there are lots of cultural attractions in the area, shopping centers, restaurants and public transportation .

Am willing to rent out the apartment for Long and Short term lease its all depend on how you are willing to stay in my apartment and you will need to sign a contract but let me know if i can forward the draft copy to your email for review.

Accommodation Features

Interior Features
Washer And Dryer
Air Conditioning
Walk In Closets
Ceiling Fan
Vaulted Ceilings
Cable Available
Intrusion Alarm
Scenic View
Kitchen Features
Dining Room
Living Room
Exterior Features
Covered Parking Spaces
Ceramic Tile

I really understand how you feel regarding viewing of the apartment but its quiet unfortunate that my lawyer have travel to United Kingdom before you contact me for the apartment that is the reason why you will be receiving the package via UPS by overnight delivery service

I will like you to know that my lawyer would have show you the apartment but his right now in United Kingdom for some Six Month program due to her profession that is the reason why you will be receiving the keys and the document of the apartment via ups at your home address you provide in your application form.

Get back to me with as soon as you can so that we can proceed.

Best Regards.


Am very sorry for the late response and i will like you to know that am very happy to have you as my new tenant, i just have about 6 pieces of cloth over there which are no more useful for me since my new Company here in State have done a lot of shopping for me.I will be very happy if you can call me at ...+12672481993

Thanks for the prompt response and i will like you to know that we are renting out our apartment to you base on trust and we believe you will be able to take good care of our property like your own.You will be making the security deposit prior receiving the package due to the cost of overnight delivery to your home address and you will be making the Month Rent when you Move in

The apartment keys/documents will be delivered to you via UPS Delivery Service on next day delivery

Once again l'm giving you this apartment on trust and do not disappoint me because l dont want our apartment to be destroyed again,if you wish to move in with your own properties,we still have one extra room that is empty so you can easily put our own things that you think you dont need in there. Here are the contents that will be delivered to you via UPS courier service.

1) Entrance and the rooms Keys
2)Paper/Permanent Flat form(Containing your reference details)
3)The Flat documented file.
4)Payment Receipts.
5)Full address and description of the Apartment

The rent rent and deposit have been stated in the contract attached and as you know that my lawyer is right now in UK for six month program. Kindly found his details below that you will need in making the deposit transfer via western union today so that you can receive the package tomorrow afternoon and move in asap. Please notice you will be making the Month rent after you move into the apartment NO Delay.

There is NO SHARING in the apartment, the extra room is meant for your own personal use and i will be glad if you can hold the keys for now till when you are ready to move in .

My lawyer have contact the ups office in UK and we will need in making the shipping fee for the package to arrive at your home address that you stated in your application form . You will be making the Month rent after you move into the apartment which is 8000 KDK, but you will be making the security deposit transfer for now 8000 HDK.

Use this info below in making the deposit transfer via western union and get back to me with the attached receipt and your sign contract asap

Name.... Emelie Vallrud
Address.... 70 Marylebone High Street, London, W1U 5JL, United Kingdom


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