Here are some more emails from this scammer. The estate caretaker is also fake, and is part of the scam. You can see a very similar set of scam mails here, and will notice that identical photos are also used in that scam:viewtopic.php?f=42&t=22031&p=62608&#p62608
From: "Daniel Abraham" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Attached is a copy of your contract letter which you are required to fill and send back to me for review and endorsement.
I called the estate caretaker and we did make few contacts on the apartment and with the list of prizes given i think one of the cheapest of all we got cost about £89 weekly and that is 356 pounds monthly. Rent are expected to be paid in advance. According to the estate caretaker, the apartment he found you is just few houses away from us and i think that is a very good apartment for you. With the description given we understood it's comfortable because we were told it has a bed, Blanket, towels, a wi-fi internet, tv, refrigerator, gas cooker, security lights, security alarms, heater, washing machine and a bathroom.
The fact is that at the moment i can't negotiate any apartment further in advance per se, since we are yet to affirm your consent on it and more so because we understood the issue of accommodation it's a first come first serve thing and their is no way we can secure one for you without your full readiness.
So do let me know if the prize is okay with you and in case you need any further information on the flat let me know as well so that i can verify more and also connect you with the estate caretaker in charge.
Waiting your immediate reply.
The attached fake Au Pair Contract reads:
AU PAIR CONTRACT FORM
Family: _______________________( Mr/Ms )
Family ____ agrees to include __________________________________ as a caregiver in their household and family beginning _______________________. The candidate Position includes total childcare responsibilities. The candidate will not live with the host family from the point of arrival and whereas room and utility will be paid by the Au pair but must be refunded by the host family on arrival of the Au pair to the host country. The candidate will have his/her own conducive room and be paid a weekly allowance of
GBP------------ ( 480 Pounds )
For ( 40 ) working hours per week.
GBP------------ ( 67 pounds ) (Weekly pocket money)
for ( 40 ) working hours per week
Both parties agree to this contract for a period of ___ months.
A caregiver Contract is a special work relationship that is limited by time and will automatically end after the run of the contract period. If there is no other termination agreement, the contract can only be terminated if both parties agree and, after acknowledgement of every necessary documents.
A termination without notice is possible only for extreme reasons, e.g. theft, illegal drug use, sudden disability or serious illness.
For a 12 month stay the Caregiver receives a total of 4 weeks of paid vacation time. Vacation can be taken upon agreement of the host family. For a shorter stay the vacation time is reduced as follows:
Less than 3 months: 1 week
3 - 5 months: 2 week
6 - 9 months: 3 weeks
9 - 12 months: 3 - 4 weeks
The weekly work schedule is on average 40 hours. Additionally, babysitting may be required 2 evenings per week.
The Caregiver will have at least 2 full day off work each week (Saturdays and Sundays ). Overtime will be paid in exchange with free time.
The Caregiver will in every case have health and accident insurance paid by the host family. They will assure the insurance upon arrival of the Caregiver. In case the Candidate is not accepted into the state health insurance, she should be enrolled in a private insurance - when possible including for pregnancy and birth.
The host Family will cover the cost for a health check in cases necessary. Thus the caregiver will need to go through a medical check up as soon as the candidate arrives and this will be sponsored by host Family
The Candidate if wishes will be allowed to visit language courses and some host family will be responsible for the entire cost .
Support of the Caregiver by the Family to learn about the Host Country:
The Caregiver family will provide reasonable free time to participate in a language course as well as to visit culturally and spiritually energizing opportunities and events if available.
Cost for travel to and from the host country as well as personal vacations not involving the host Family will be solely covered by the Host Family.
I understand these terms for Au Pair service and I am in agreement with the stated conditions.
Date Signature of Host Family
I understand these terms for Caregiver service and i am in agreement with the stated conditions.
Date Signature of Caregiver
We understand these terms for Caregiver service and we are witness to the agreement. (Ben legal practice) C.E.O.
18/07/2011 ____ ____
Date Signature of Legal Professional (witness)
From: "Daniel Abraham" <email@example.com>
We communicated further with the estates caretaker and according to his explanation we understood the flat he discussed of is about few houses away from our home. We were also told that the £89 already includes water, electricity, internet and other minor bills.
Maybe you should contact the letting caretaker yourself for more reliable description of the flat, address, photo and other facilities if you are truly interested in it because according to him he said there are so much demand on the few accommodation available and it could be given out in no time.
The estate caretaker told me that you have to pay the rent deposit in order to secure the apartment and he also told me that there are other tenants interested in renting the room and it is a first come first serve basis and it is the first person to pay the rent become the bonafied tenant of the apartment. So, you have to send the rent deposit to the estate caretaker immediately so that he can secure the apartment for you before someone else pay for it. Inform me as soon as you have secured the apartment so that i can start preparing for your arrival.
Hence, you should contact the estate caretaker immediately for details on the apartment and how to book the apartment before it is let out to another tenant. You can contact the estate caretaker via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone number +447035903606
Inform me as soon as you have secured the apartment so that i can start making arrangement on our trip to the UK.
Waiting for your immediate reply.
From: "UK FLATSHARE COMPANY" <email@example.com>
Thank you for contacting UK Flat Share company, i am aware of your
interest to occupy a room in one of our available estate located at
Flat 1, brent Street, London NW4 2EW, UK.
The apartment is a 1 room flat with all amenities and it is a nice,
modern and spacious apartment with all mod cons. Shaker style’ kitchen
includes fridge/freezer, cooker, microwave, washing machine and tumble
dryer. Open plan living and dining area fully furnished. Very
convenient, within walking distance of offices, shops, pubs and local
amenities. Easy access to motorways. Broadband services are available.
I attached some pictures of the apartment to this email and the room
is vacant and ready to move in at the moment.
This apartment is the only cheap apartment we have at the moment and
the cheapest you can find in Gloucester road. There are other tenants
interested in this same room because it is cheap and comfortable but i
can secure the room for you only if you can pay the advance rent
Kindly let me know if this condition is okay with you (i.e, if you are
ready to pay the rent deposit right away) otherwise i will have to
accept payment from other tenants and sign the lease agreement.
The rent is 356 pounds Monthly and you are required to pay 1 month
rent deposit in advance with the refundable security deposit of 500
pounds. The security deposit is refundable at the end of your rent
Note that rooms are usually booked ahead and it is not guarantee to
anyone unless an advance payment deposit is made on the room and to be
guaranteed an apartment you are advise to cover the advance agreement
now and be issued a rent contract and receipt immediately which stands
as proof of your tenancy.
Photos are included in the attachment and more so could you be more
specific about rent use period in your reply. That is, the length of
From: "Abraham Cater" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
We will like to remind you that we already have an offer for the apartment so you have to pay the deposit right away so that we can secure the apartment for you as we cannot guarantee you of the apartment without the deposit. However, you will send the deposit to our office in UK via western union money transfer and below is the details of the payment.
Name: ABRAHAM CATER
Address: 78 Essex road, London, N1 8LT, UK.
Send us details of the payment and a copy of the payment receipt as soon as you pay the deposit so that we can proceed with preparing your Lease Agreement.