Room for Rent and other rental scams
#60428 by Valina Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:01 pm
Hi! During my search for a room in NY I think I've found another scammer.. the contact is gina emelieze, writing from the address [email protected]
I was surprised by a very low price, and contacted her. I have then found out on the internet that under the same name she has lots of other announcements, both in NY and in Florida. But they all share the same photo of a bedroom. Strange, isn't it? Besides, she sent me by mail other photos of the supposed apartment, and searching them on Google I found they belong to lots of other websites, such as kitchen or bathroom shops in Great Britain, houses to rent in Hawaii, and so on.
So everybody take care what you see!! The price is obviously too high for the luxurious photos....
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#60430 by Michael Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:34 pm
Hi Valina, welcome to scamwarners!

Thank you for posting the email address of this scammer. Could you please post the emails they sent to you? It will help others finding this scam :)

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#60479 by Valina Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:09 am
Sure!
I contacted her first, asking more infos and photos of the apartment. This is what she replied:


Good to hear from you.The apartment has great service and the amenities you deserve - with plenty of world-class treatment, extensive neighborhood shopping along with the fun and relaxation of Central Park right outside your door. All at a location that's exactly right, exactly where you want to be.The bedroom and bathroom are beautiful,the kitchen is fully equipped and altogether the compound is enormous and conducive.Lastly,there are 24 hours security for your safety and security.You are highly welcome.There are also internet facilities and lot more

Fill this form for verification and data collection

Name:
State:
Country:
Area or state you are looking for an apartment:
Do you have pet:
Do you smoke:
Do you want the apartment furnished or unfurnished:
Capability of paying rent fees:

Regards


I replied giving her all the answers, but asked for more photos. She then answered:


Thank you for your quick response.These are the apartment pictures.This is the available apartment for you during your stay starting from September.Do you know the actual date or exact date for your arrival?

Regards


She attached three photos: I checked them on Google, and by then I stopped writing to her. I even wanted to let her know I had seen those photos on websites of bathroom and kitchen stores, but then decided to write here instead!
Hope this will help someone else!
#60480 by Michael Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:26 am
Excellent! Thanks.

Valina wrote:She attached three photos: I checked them on Google, and by then I stopped writing to her. I even wanted to let her know I had seen those photos on websites of bathroom and kitchen stores, but then decided to write here instead!
Hope this will help someone else!


You did exactly the right thing. The last thing you (or anyone) would want to do is to point them to their mistakes so they can fix them, right :) Your posts will definately be helpful to others!

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