> From: email@example.com
> To: Con Warner
> Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2012 11:11
> Subject: Re: Question about the home at (undisclosed Address) Saint Peters, MO
> We are pleased that you have an interest in our house, Our lovely home is still available for lease and we want responsible adults/family who
> are neat and also believe that they have what it takes to take care of
> our house as if it were theirs. My wife and I initially had it up for
> sale but had a change of mind in leasing it out ourselves because the
> agent that was in charge of our rental property was asking too much of
> an agent fee and also making it difficult for people who cannot afford
> the rent, stay away from renting my house.
> The reason why our house is up for lease is because I got transferred
> from my place of work to hyattsville MD, I will be away with my family
> for at least 4 years because of the love I have for them, I have decided not to sell our house and also assuring them that we only
> have few years to spend here and will be willing to lease it out to
> person/family who is willing to assure us of taking absolute care of our home and pay their rent on time. I will start by telling you more in
> regards me and my family. I have a daughter named Leslie (20yrs) who
> attends University of Columbia MD as a medical student, she has a lot
> going for her and she is also down to earth in all that she does to keep us happy and when she is back home on vacation, she also assist her mom in the house work when am at work. I work as a Robotic Programmer & Welder/Fitter here in hyattsville MD and got married to a lovely wife
> who is a member of Joyce Meyer Ministries. We will be very pleased if we can find the right tenant to rent our home, a person who is a clean
> freak and does not tolerate anything that has to do with dirty... We
> also would like to know more about you and your family, your renting experience and how long and when you plan moving
> into our home. These 4bedrooms and 2.5baths home are very specious and
> 2,223 sqft
> Below is the rental property address:
> 306 Jessie Marie Ln Saint Peters, MO 63376
> Monthly Fee: $1240
> Security Deposit: $900
> Pets Allowed:
> Available :Available Now for move in.
> The rental fee is inclusive with utilities and my home available as at this moment.
> So pleas get back to me today.
> I await your reply ASAP.
> God Bless You.
> Mr. Darwin Glenn & family
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.