Room for Rent and other rental scams
#242207 by Michelle Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:03 pm
From: <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 5:27 PM
Subject: Re: Apartment Inquiry
To: Michelle Banks

Hi dear,
Thanks for your interest in my flat, .its a newly refurbished apartment and presently no one lives in it,
right now I just relocated to Cardiff because I formally live in the apartment. My property comes furnished but you can decide to move in
with your own furniture. All bills are included in the rent with council
Find below details:
Home Features:
Central Heating Drying machine,
En-suite bathroom,
Fireplace,Washer dryer Lift,Microwave,
Storage space,Washer dryer,Balcony,
Small store room and kitchen fully equipped.
Cable/Satellite CCTV,
Free wireless internet access.
Type: Flat,
Suitable for 2 persons
And suitable for couples too
Secured building
Central heating system
Internet facilities available
Very Close to University College London
minutes to Russell Square tube stations
Nice garage for just one
Area: Bloomsury
London,United Kingdom,
Beds:1,Baths: 1, Floor Level:
Ground sq ft: 710 66 sq m
Status: Available
Rent (per week):£100
Rent (per calendar month):£400
Refundable security and damage deposit:£400
Council tax... All Inclusive with bills.
I will like to ask you some questions,

How many of you will be living in the flat?
Do you have pets?
Where are you presently located?

Let me hear back from you as soon as possible if you will be interested in renting my apartment.

David Connor

This person asks for a deposit payment via Western Union, MoneyGram, pre-paid credit card 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.

All the details such as names, addresses, pictures etc. that the scammer uses in order to back up his story, are stolen from elsewhere.

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.


#242336 by Michelle Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:11 am
[email protected]

Thank you very much,i will be more than happy if you can promise me to clean up my flat everything because i don't mess in the flat but if you can promised me that you will do as i said i will be more than happy to rent the flat for you. Like i have said earlier the flat comes fully furnished and well equipped and air conditioned. All bills inclusive in the rent including internet, water,electricity and cleaning. You will also pay monthly as i wont be around to receive payment weekly.

In other to reserve my flat both of us will have to put a pen on lease contract which my Lawyer will make and i will forward the lease contract to you in other to sign it and send back to me . You will also be paying a month rent and the security deposit into my account to secure the flat and also i will like to know your flight details so as to know your exact arrival date and time.

Listed is the information you will need to provide to make a lease contract and forward it to you as soon as it done.

Your full name:
Passport id:
Your full address:
Phone number:
Move in date and out:

I will be waiting your reply with above information so that the lease will be prepared and also attached is my ID and i will appreciate if you can send me yours too.



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