A Scamwatch reader provided the following warning about a scammer using the alias Pierre-Bertrand Goalec, currently active on Craigslist Paris:
So, I received this email today for an apartment in Paris.That time he gave me the adress from a company he is working for….I don’t know but this is definately a fake…I received that mail from Pierre-Betrand Goalec [firstname.lastname@example.org] so pay attention to this name. It is a current advertisment on craiglist!
Thanks for your response of willing to rent the room, The bedroom is fully furnished in a 3 bedroom flat, the flat is centrally located and easy access to public transfer…the rent per month is 450 euros and a refundable security deposit of 600 Euro is required and you will have it back at the end of your stay in my flat.
Large kitchen with new appliances including dishwasher, electric oven, ceramic hob, washing machine and tumble dryer
-Bright spacious sitting/dining/TV room
-Double bedroom with beautiful view
-Modern, luxury bathroom with power shower
-Cable, digital TV aerial point, BT phone point, broadband and fire alarm system
-Central heating (new boiler) and instant hot.
All services near by: metro, highway, banks, restaurants…
Asking Price : 450 EUR Including utilities
Available Now for short and long term.
Details about myself and family
I am a 25 yr French professional who studies same time. I was born in Paris(France), where i lived with my parents before my father who was a lawyer was transferred to the USA to work for AIG company as their company legal advisory and i have to come to Paris for my masters degree and lived with my father in his apartment which he has permanently bought from the owner in the house.
He died few months ago after he went on a business trip to Australia when he went to Vamed Engineering and came back with Influenza and so was infected but was not home on time for treatment. His memories lingers in my heart daily and each time i look at his picture and ever since my mother has been in United State managing my fathers firm and also handling some of our assets. What more do i tell about my family…. .!!! I have a kid brother and sister who are in school and living with my mother in Texas.
The rooms that are for rent has the following facilities,a small fridge in each room,a big freezer in the kitchen,it is also furnished,have a TV connected to a cablet and also a sound system all for your entertainment purpose,a big twin bed that sleeps two people conveniently,private entrance and exit,private toilet and bathroom,parking spac e,washer and dryer, it is air-conditioned,my kitchen is fully equipped also coz i do a lot of cooking and so i have microwave oven,gas cooker and so many for your heating and cooking needs.There is connection to internet via wireless and LAN and also Broadband as well for your computing purpose,so you can come with your laptop or desktop if you have one.
Why am renting the apartment out is that am presently with my Company Pegasus Energy UK Ltd,United Kingdom to work With Pegasus Energy company , I will be here for about 6 to 1 Year. I just need someone (Students or Anybody working in a reputable organisation to rent the rooms) with an open heart,love and clean to occupy the apartment and put all my worries off concerning the maintenance of the house,Since i am not residing there for now. Also the keys to the Apt are right here with me, and the lease document. Which i can send to you after all necessary agreement has be accepted. Also i will like you to know that the rent charges is not really the issue, but your absolute maintenance of my apartment, because that is the only valuable property my late Father left behind, and it also took him so much time and money to put all those facilities in place.
Furnished Bedroom Description
Newer Carpet,Marble Floors in Kitchen and Bath, New Paint, Complex
Amenities Includes Laundry room, Parking Assigned.
Lease Terms: month to month
Ready for move-in now!
Microwave Rooms Amenities ,A/C
Lease Availability: Immediate Lease Terms: How Long ?
Policies Pets: Allow
-1 Dedicated Parking Spaces Community:
So if you are interested in renting the flat, kindly get back to me by filling me with below details.
*Your Full Name:
*Your Full Address
*How old are you?:
*Are you married?:
*Do you have a pet?:
*Do you have a car?:
*The picture of the Tenant Renting the house? (If available):
*How many months contract will you Deposit?
*********** When will you Move in?
************ When will you Move Out?
HERE IS THE HOUSE ADDRESS.
LOCATION & AREA
8 rue Champollion
(5er arrondissement – neighborhood)
Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file incase 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 key to you, please we are giving you all this base on trust and again i will want you to stink to your words, you know that, we do not see yet and only putting everything into Gods hand, so please do not let me down on this property and God bless you more as you do this.
Pierre Bertrand Goalec
Pegasus Energy UK Ltd
Unit 1,Quayside Business Centre