Room for Rent and other rental scams
#60008 by Michelle Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:59 am
Od: "Charles Pingpond" < [email protected] >
Komu: Michelle Banks
Odoslané: piatok, 22. júl 2011 13:02:55

Predmet: Re: Reply to your ad: a couple looking for a flat or house to share

Hello Michelle

I checked the pictures and i must say that you both are beautiful and wonderful couples. I have so much appreciated your kind of humanity which makes me feel good in renting the flat to you. Well i want you to know i totally understand you,But i really do not intend to predicate on words nor documentary proof,what you need to provide as the proof is very simple,I am only in need of a confirmation proof,And these is due to previous predicament that i have gone through in the past trying to rent the property to some student,i have got to realize so many people are not really in need of a property all they do is secure a place in advance. My last experience in trying to rent the property to a particular lady had got me to predicate on these,she made me believe she was willing and ready to get the flat she even went to the extend of showing me her statement of account,which made me took her for the viewing but after taking her for the viewing,she saw the flat and got to love it and never wanted to loose it,so she kept pleading i retain it for her because she is not financially composed at the moment,which i did but end up disastrously.
So for me to know you are ready and capable,you will have to send a month rent and the deposit to any of your friend/partner or relatives through any Western Union Outlet around you,or your partner should send it to you,All i need is for you to get back to me with the receipt issued to you after making the transaction so i can confirm it,And as soon as i can confirm these i will get back to you immediately and then your partner can go and pick it up on your behalf,then we can have a rendezvous to meet,i hope you understand me?

If you want to call me i can be reached on 07035907025,If you need me to explain better.


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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