Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2012 04:22:21 -0700
Subject: Re: $1010 / 4br - 11513 Lipscomb Way Spectacular home in White Marsh w/ over 3200 square (White Marsh, MD)
To: Michelle Banks
I must confess that I am very very new in this landlord business..However, My name is Eric J Hymowitz ,I own the house located at (11513 Lipscomb Way White Marsh, MD 21162). Due to my job as the chief surgeon for the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital and i am the owner of the house,Previously,i reside in this particular house with my family before been transfered, we packed due to an emergency transfer to Head the Surgery department of a General Hospital in west Africa and this transfer is temporary but will last for (5year). Regarding my Home,I want you to know that the House is furnished,but you can also move into the house with your own Personal furniture but the Utilities are intact such as Dishwasher,Dryer,Electric Stove,Fridge,Washer,Air Condition,Sewage,Trash,all included in the monthly rent, Please note that,we are a kind and honest family,that spent a lot on this property that is available for rent,so in one accord,we are soliciting for your absolute maintenance of this house and want someone who can treat it as his or her own,We want someone who can keep it tidy all the time so that we shall be glad to see it whenever we are around on a visit.The rent is $1010 and $650 for Security Deposit For this 4BR/2BAth. Air Conditioner Dishwasher Walk-in Closet Refrigerator Vaulted Ceilings Washer/Dryer Cable etc...Below is my phone number +234-803-267-7807
PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
RENT APPLICATION FORM
MIDDLE NAME: _________________
LAST NAME: __________________
(CELL)PHONE () __________
(CELL)PHONE () _____________________
(WORK)PHONE () __________
KIDS _____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY ________
PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________
ZIP CODE: _______________
HOW LONG? ______________IF RENTING
WHY ARE YOU LEAVING YOUR CURRENT HOME?_______________
IF THIS PROPERTY IS BEEN GIVEN TO YOU,HOW WILL YOU PROVE TO ME,YOU CAN TAKE GOOD CARE OF IT?_______________
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING? _______________
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN? ______________
DO YOU HAVE YOUR DEPOSIT ?______________
ARE YOU READY TO SECURE THE HOME ?______________
IF YOU HAVE A PET,
NAME OF PET: _____________
KIND OF PETS: _____________
DO YOU SMOKE? ___________
DO YOU DRINK? ______________
DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT? ____
ANY OTHER INFO YOU WISH TO TELL US ABOUT?______________
Please make sure this questions are fill correctly because the best way you answer with your comment will impress me the more to accept your applications.I know you would want to see the house before making any kind of rental payment , which is understandable.We can make arrangement for the keys and documentation including an Authorization letter to be shipped to you,this will give you the opportunity to view house.
Eric J Hymowitz
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2012 15:53:51 -0700
Subject: APPLICATION ACCEPTED.. CALL AND GET BACK TO ME ASAP
To: Michelle Banks
Thanks very much for your reply and also i can see your willingness in my house, I am really happy you got back to me and I would say you are the one "GOD SENT" because my Wife and I are happy that we have finally found a responsible tenant who understands what it takes to rent ones home with great reference that you have provided. We have decided to let you live in our house. As we have found your application very wonderful, satisfactory and acceptable by my family. so we would want you to go through the acceptance form and get back to us on what you feel.We would like to send the following document to you via FedEx to the address you sent to us in your Rental Application Form. Please once again, we are giving you this on trust and do not disappoint us and i promise you that, you will love the house. So we are with the below document here with us.you will need to make Payment for security deposit which is ($650) so that we can shipped out the Keys and documents to the address you have provided to us.give me a call asap so that we can make arrangement on how you are going to receive the keys and documents of my house.We would like to send the following documents to you via FedEx next day delivery to the address you sent to us Please reconfirm the address.The rent starts counting when you move in, so you could go ahead with the payment straight away to make things Faster. The total payment of $650 will be made to me here via Grocery Store Transfer because that is easiest mean of receiving money here.
RE-CONFIRMATION OF THE DELIVERY ADDRESS :
Here are the contents of the document that needs to be sent.
1) Entrance and the rooms Keys
2) Paper/Permanent house form
3) The house documentary file.
4) Full Description of the house
5) Payment Receipt
So please do get back to me today so that I will let you know the next step to take concerning the payment. You can call me on my cell phone# +234-803-267-7807
NOTE: THE SECURITY DEPOSIT IS REFUNDABLE IN-CASE YOU DON’T LIKE THE HOUSE.Please note that the deposit made is fully refundable should in case you finally gain entrance into the house after receiving the keys and documents and feel unsatisfied or uncomfortable with the interior,but i am giving you a benefit of doubt that you will love everything about this lovely and beautiful home and is ready for move in.The deposit will be refunded in less than 24 hours after you request for it.You are advice to act fast on this so you don't loose the house to other interested applicants.Give me a call as soon as possible.
Thanks and Remain Bless
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.