From: Bernald Fill [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2012 11:11
To: Con Warner
Subject: Re: $800 / 4br - HAPPY HOME (Boise ID)
Thanks for your swift response regarding my property,the house is currently vacant and it is available for move in.
The rent fee is $800 per month and the security deposit is $500,Utilities like washer, dryer, gas, electricity, Dishwasher, Electric Stove, Fridge are included in the rental fee and pets are allowed.I want you to drive by the property and view the exterior and i assure you that you will love it,as soon as you have done that get back to me ASAP so we can proceed further. I must let you know that i am not available to show you the interior of the house because of my job being a military man, just being deployed here in California, but i will handle everything here perfectly and you will enjoy having my rent.
Address of the house: 12360-W-Tahiti-Ct-Boise, ID. 83713
Property type: Single-Family Home
Size: 2,604 sqft
Please get back soon so as to proceed.
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.