From: David Lowery <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Subject: Regarding the 1bedroom 1bathroom suite for sublet.
Thanks for your interest in wanting to be my tenant. I am looking for a responsible & clean tenant that will be able to take good care of my apartment because I work as Research Associate in Molecular Imaging Research/Neurology and I do travel a lot, Presently I am in the United Kingdom for research and I don't know when I will return back to the states that's why am looking for a Tenant who will live in the apartment and take care of it as i don't want to sell it. The apartment is available for long term and short term lease is also accepted. The apartment is located at 345 Franklin Street Cambridge, MA 02139
The apartment is furnished. The rent is inclusive of the below listed utilities.
• High Speed Internet
• In-Suite Laundry
• Large in-suite storage
Its a spacious and lovely 1-bedrooms 1bathrooms and 1 storage furnished apartment, Utilities are included and Pets are allowed.
Kitchen completely equipped, Kettle - Toaster - Dishwasher - Freezer - Microwave - Oven - Dryer - Heat - Water - Washing Machine and Electric..
I want you to note that I am a kind and honest man and also I spent a lot on my property that I want to give you for rent, so I will solicit for your absolute maintenance of the apartment and I would want you to treat it as your own, I would like you to keep it tidy all the time I also want you to let me have trust in you as I always stand on my word,the rental fees is $700 per month including utilities and the security deposit is $500. I will like you to drive by to the building at your convenient time to view the exterior of the building for you to know where the apartment is located. Find attached, some of the interior pictures of the apartment for you to know what the inside looks like. I will be shipping the keys and documents of the apartment to you through DHL express next day delivery as soon as we have concluded. Get back to me with your final decision after viewing the
exterior features and let me know if you wish to proceed further so that I can forward you the rental application form for you to fill and get back to me.
This person asks for a deposit payment via Western Union, MoneyGram or bank transfer with a promise that you can have the keys to a property that does not belong to him.
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.