Subject: Re: $770 / 2br - Two bedroom apartment in Ottawa available (Ottawa)
To: Con Warner
Nice reading from you and how are you today? my apartment is 2bedroom/1bathroom apartment and is $770 per month for the whole flat and utilities are included in the rent, attached to this email are the interior pictures of the apartment, because the apartment is currently locked up at the moment, that is why i stated you will have to drive by and view all the exteriors for you to have an idea where the apartment is located, i will be glad to rent out my apartment to you for the period you want it, if you do promise me that you will take care of the place once you move in and i want you to know i moved out of the my apartment with my family due to the new job i secured here England, so like i told you i am not in Ottawa to show you the apartment in person, am now in England, so fill out the rent application form in order for me to proceed on how the keys and move in documents of the apartment will be delivered to your current address and how you will make payment to me via money transfer agent at any money gram transfer agent nearest to you, get back to me with your rental form so i can get the lease prepared forward it to you, then you can sign and get back to me and i will make delivery arrangement immediately.
********RENT APPLICATION FORM*******
(Private and Confidential)
FIRST NAME: __________________
MIDDLE NAME: __________________
LAST NAME: __________________
PHONE (____) __________ (CELL)
PHONE (____) __________ (WORK)
PHONE (____) __________ (HOME)
MARITAL STATUS: _________
KIDS _____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY ________
PRESENT ADDRESS: ___________________________
ZIP CODE: _____________
WHAT IS YOUR MOVE IN DATE______________
HOW MANY MONTH RENT CAN YOU PAY UPFRONT TO SECURE THE APARTMENT NOW ? ___________
HOW LONG ARE YOU STAYING IN MY HOME? ____________
Await your respond so i can proceed with change of names and address of new tenant on the lease form and making delivery arrangement to your current address via DHL Express Courier service.
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.