Room for Rent and other rental scams
#295269 by Michelle Tue May 17, 2016 9:44 am
From: Fabian Hermann <[email protected]>

Subject: Re: Bright and spacious,Two bedroom apartment

Good to hear back from you,

Attached are all the Interior pictures of the Apartment.
My Name is Fabian Herman, I am working for World Food Program/FAO position: ICT Officer Profession: Computers and Telecom. Specialist, United Nations, Am presently working Here in Our regional Office here in Subhara west Africa .Am renting Out my Apartment Due to my recent Job transfer and am looking for a Responsible tenant to rent it like its own while I worked abroad, When are you willing to Move in ?

Best Regards,

From: Fabian Hermann [mailto:[email protected]]
Subject: Re: Bright and spacious,Two bedroom apartment

Good to hear back from you, Am Okay with the renting period since the Apartment is available for both short and Long term rent .

Here are the contents of the document that will be post to your destination.

1)Entrance and the rooms Keys
2)Paper/Permanent house form (Containing your reference details)
3)The house documentary file.
4) Full address and description of the house.

Do you have the First month rent and security deposit available ?

Thanks and God bless you.

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.


#300465 by Michelle Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:21 pm
From: Fabian Hermann <[email protected]>

To: Michelle Banks
Subject: Re: Beautiful furnished Two bedroom Apartment

Good to hear back from you,

Contract Preparation
For the contract to be prepared, I will like you to send me the
following details to make preparation of it:

- Your move in date: .................
- Your move out date: ................
- how many months rent are you willing to pay for a start?:

Here is my Lawyers Contact email [email protected] Also Let me know If you are ready to signed the Lease Agreement and Make the payment Today ?

Await your reply soon,
+2348086724936 .

From: Fabian Hermann <[email protected]>

Subject: Re: Beautiful furnished Two bedroom Apartment

My Company Address

13, Awolowo Road, P. O. Box 53874
Ikoyi, Lagos

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