From: Cvngfn Fjhghj <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 8:21 PM
Subject: Re: $800 / 3br - 3/2/2 Home with Tile and Wood Floors
To: Michelle Banks
Thanks for your email and interest in renting my house,Actually I resided in the house with my family, my wife and my only daughter before and presently we have moved out due to my transfer from my work now . Presently my house is still available for rent for 800 USD (rent already includes utilities). More so Now, i am currently in the ( West Africa) for an international Christian follower’s crusade..Pls i want you to note that i spent a lot on my property that i want to give to you for rent,so i will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this house and want you to treat it as your own, It is not the money that is the main problem but i want you to keep it tidy all the time so that i will be glad to see it neat when i come for a check up.I also want you to let me have trust in you as i always stand on my word.we decided to rent if out because of love for humanity and so we can assist people,that is why i made the house so inexpensive because i believe everybody deserves a home both the rich and the poor.we are renting the Property for long term and short term lease is also acceptable and presently my house is still available for rent including the utilities like Heat, A/C in wall/window, Hydro, cable, Garbage Disposal, Fireplace , Fridge, stove, Dishwasher, Dryer, Breakfast Bar, Dining Table and Sofa Set,Refrigerator,Canopied deck overlooking nature.,internet access
e.t.c ., there is a storage room in the house.
This is the address of the House (956 SE West Virginia Dr., Port Saint Lucie, FL 34983)
Below is my phone numbers
It also has a dramatic entry foyer with ceramic floor. Extremely spacious
rooms throughout with lots of big windows…nice and light! New neutral paint
and some newer carpet..Very quiet, low traffic area. New fridge I believe
its absolutely a perfect home for you and your family.Utilities include
SO IF YOU ARE REALLY INTERESTED I WILL WANT YOU TO FILL THE RENT APPLICATION
PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
RENT APPLICATION FORM.
KIDS_____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY________
PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________
ZIP CODE: ____________
HOW LONG? ___________IF RENTING
WHY ARE YOU LEAVING__________?
IF THIS HOUSE IS BEING GIVEN TO YOU,
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING? ____________?
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN?______________?
IF YOU HAVE A PET,
NAME OF PET: _____________?
KIND OF PETS: _____________?
DO YOU SMOKE ______________ ?
DO YOU DRINK ______________?
DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT?____?
HOW SOON CAN YOU HAVE THE DEPOSIT SENT ______________?
Looking forward to hearing from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you…Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the document and the keys to you,please we are giving you all this based on trust and again i will want you to stick to your words,you know that we have not seen yet and only putting everything into Gods hands,so please do not let us down in this our property and God bless you more as you do this…The house is available for rent at the moment so you are free to move in as soon as you wish to…A Deposit of $500 (which happens to be the security deposit) is required before moving in…Feel free to call me for more information and arrangements on how to get the keys and other necessary documents delivered to you….The house will be available for rent for a period of 4 to 5 years so you have a choice
of deciding how long you intend staying there…
God Bless you....
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.