SCAM WARNING: Avoid Pierre-Bertrand Goalec (edw.place@gmail.com)

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 [edw.place@gmail.com] so pay attention to this name. It is a current advertisment on craiglist!

SCAM MESSAGE:

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.

Flat Amenities
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.
Terms:
Lease Terms: month to month
Ready for move-in now!
Interior Kitchen
Dishwasher
Microwave Rooms Amenities ,A/C
Fireplace
Cable Available
Handicap Accessible
Scenic View
Lease Availability: Immediate Lease Terms: How Long ?
Policies Pets: Allow
-1 Dedicated Parking Spaces Community:
Handicap Accessible

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
*Phone Number:
*How old are you?:
*Are you married?:
*Do you have a pet?:
*Do you have a car?:
*Occupation?:
*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
PARIS 75005
France
(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.

Best Regards.

Yours Faithfully
Pierre Bertrand Goalec

Pegasus Energy UK Ltd
Unit 1,Quayside Business Centre
School Road,
Lowestoft,
Suffolk,
NR33 9NW
United Kingdom

http://www.pegasusenergy.co.uk

Ph: +447045761795

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Comments

  • Pierre-Bertrand Goalec  On January 10, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    My name is Pierre-Bertrand Goalec and I just would like to confirm that the person using my name with the email address edw.place@gmail.com is a scammer and to specify that I have nothing to do with that person. I know that he has been offering a room in rue des Archives and another in rue Champollion in Paris.

  • Blair Geddes  On January 12, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Unfortunately Scammers will try there hand on any site. It’s not nice when innocent people are pulled into the scam. Thats the downfall of any free listing service such as craigslist and gumtree, it just attracts scammers.

  • Jane Kuhn  On January 26, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    He is now using this address, but still the same text.

    pierre.bertrandgoalec@yahoo.com

  • Janos Blasszauer  On February 11, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    My name is Janos Blasszauer and I would like to let you all know that the person using my name with the same wording that can be found here at this site is nothing else but a scammer.
    He even has a copy of my [passport] so be on alert.
    I would never use these words: “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.”

    I’m writing this because I’ve almost fallen prey to such a scammer.

  • Tamara V.J.  On February 17, 2010 at 3:13 am

    I received the exact same e-mail from someone with the name Philippe de Martynoff, with the address emmjay1905@gmail.com. So beware of him as well! Without the information on this site I would have believed it all, so thanks!

  • Coralie Decubber  On March 21, 2010 at 10:50 am

    I received the same email with the address : anahonda01@gmail.com

    “Details about myself and family

    I am a 25 yr old male American professional who studies same time. I
    was born in the New York, where i lived with my
    parents before my father who was a lawyer was transferred to the
    Belgium to work for DHL company as their company legal advisory and i
    have to come to bruxelles 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 inffected 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 New York(USA) 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 Ny.

    Flat Amenities
    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 space,washer and drier, 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. …….. “

  • jackie  On May 14, 2010 at 3:57 am

    Hey, I just got the same SCAM in AMSTERDAM via the site easykamers.nl. Sender is Nicholas thm (nicholasthm@gmail.com). THANKS for putting up this warning!

    The mail reads:

    “Hello ,

    Details about myself and family

    I am a 26 yr old male American professional who studies same time. I
    was born in the New York, where i lived with my
    parents before my father who was a lawyer was transferred to the
    Netherland to work for DHL company as their company legal advisory and i
    have to come to Amsterdam 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 inffected 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 New York(USA) 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 Ny……”

  • Moji  On May 23, 2010 at 11:27 am

    I received the following email on 23 May 2010:

    Hello ,
    Thanks for your response of willing to rent the room, the apartment is
    still available for rent. The apartment is 2 Bedrooms separate
    bathroom and toilet apartment. storage, fridge,stove + laundry hookup.
    Parking included. Central, quiet, close to the downtown, shopping and
    restaurants. . This open concept unit comes fully furnished with top
    of the line stainless steal appliances and new furniture and granite
    counter tops!! The striking consecutively styled suite contains
    beautiful concrete natural gas fireplace, large natural gas range
    stove and natural gas bbq hookup; natural gas included in rent.
    Elegantly styled ready to live in with large LCD flat screen TV in the
    Sitting room!!

    Why am renting the apartment out is that am presently with my Company
    Swiftoilandgas company in London,United Kingdom to work With Company
    of oil and gas , I will be here for about 1 to 2 Years. I just need
    someone (Students or Anybody working in a reputable organization 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. I left behind some
    Facilities and electronics and a Sony DVD player, air
    conditioning,alarm system. The kitchen is fully equipped with all
    necessary cooking utensils, a refrigerator-freezer, four-hob and oven,
    microwave,dishwasher and washing machine, My Computer Connected with
    Internet Acess 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.
    Terms:
    Lease Terms: month to month
    Ready for move-in now!
    Interior Kitchen

    Dishwasher,Microwave Rooms Amenities ,A/C,Fireplace,Cable
    Available,Handicap Accessible
    Scenic View

    Lease Availability: Immediate
    Policies Pets: Allowed

    Kindly get back to me with details below to confirm your interes

    Your Full Name:
    Phone Number:
    Occupation?:

    Monthy rent:$450 including utilities
    Security deposit$700 which will be refunded after the end of your
    stay in my room at no damages.

    *How many months will you Deposit?
    Your Move in date
    Your Move out date

    LOCATION & AREA
    175 Sherbrooke West,
    Downtown Montreal,
    QC, H2X 1X5

    Looking forward to hear 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 key to you, please i am giving you all
    this base on trust and again i will want you to stand 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.

    Best Regards.
    Thanks
    Nicholas Thomas
    +447024010576
    Swiftoilandgas company

  • Junor Seelbanes  On June 1, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Does someone has an agreement done by this man or an ID card or passeport ?

  • Stephanie Bell  On June 18, 2010 at 11:04 am

    I also got 2 emails from livingthom@gmail.com on June 16th 2010.
    Email #1 Hello,

    I came across your profile on easy roommate and found that you in need
    of an apartment…I am using this opportunity to tell you my
    apartment is available at below address
    933 Seymour Street,
    V6B 6L6,
    Vancouver,
    British Columbia, Canada.

    I decided to sent you mail directly to your private e-mail address because i do not check my account often on easyroommate.below you will find the attached pictures of my apartment..If you are interested kindly get back to me for more information.

    Hello ,

    Details about myself and family

    I am a 26 yr old male American professional who studies same time. I
    was born in the New York, where i lived with my
    parents before my father who was a lawyer was transferred to the
    Canada to work for DHL company as their company legal advisory and i
    have to come to Vancouver 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 inffected 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 New York(USA) 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 Ny.

    Flat Amenities
    The apartments that are for rent has the following facilities,a small
    fridge in each apartment,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
    bathapartment,parking space,washer and drier, 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
    swiftoilandgas in London,United Kingdom to work With oil and gas
    company , I will be here for about 1 to 2 Years. I just need someone
    (Students or Anybody working in a reputable organisation to rent the
    apartments) 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.

    per month…………..$450 including utilities
    Security deposit…….$700

    There is no problem reserving a apartment for you provided you can comply
    with these procedures/terms of transactionand show some commitment by
    paying a deposit and first month rent upfront which include
    utilities,so you don’t need to pay
    any bills again.

    If you are interested in my apartment kindly let me know this details below

    *How many months contract will you Deposit?
    *********** When will you Move in?
    ************ When will you Move Out?

    HERE IS THE HOUSE ADDRESS.

    933 Seymour Street,
    V6B 6L6,
    Vancouver,
    British Columbia, Canada

    Await your reply so that we can discuss on how to get the document
    and the key to you,please i am giving you all this base on trust and
    again i will want you to stand 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.

    Best Regards.
    Thanks
    Thomas
    +447024010576
    Swiftoilandgas company

    Thanks

  • Kristi  On August 8, 2010 at 10:36 am

    I got this one today from
    thomobs@gmail.com
    Hello
    Details about myself and family

    I am a 26 yr old male American professional who studies same time. I
    was born in the Canada, where i lived with my parents before my father
    who was a lawyer was transferred to the USA to work for DHL company
    as their company legal advisory and i have to come to New York 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 inffected 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 Canada (Toronto) 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 Toronto.

    Flat Amenities

    The apartments that are for rent has the following facilities,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 bed that sleeps two people conveniently,private
    entrance and exit,private toilet and bath,parking space,washer and drier,
    it is air-conditioned,my kitchen is fully equipped also Cause 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
    swiftoilandgas in London,United Kingdom to work With oil and gas
    company , I will be here for about 1 to 2 Years. I just need someone
    (Students or Anybody working in a reputable organisation to rent the
    apartments) 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.

    per month…………..$600
    Security deposit…….$600

    There is no problem reserving a apartment for you provided you can comply
    with these procedures/terms of transaction and show some commitment by
    paying a deposit and two month rent upfront which include
    utilities,so you don’t need to pay
    any bills again.

    If you are interested in my apartment kindly let me know this details below

    *How many months contract will you Deposit?
    *********** When will you Move in?
    ************ When will you Move Out?

    HERE IS THE HOUSE ADDRESS.

    216 Mulberry St
    New York,
    NY 10012

    Await your reply so that we can discuss on how to get the document
    and the key to you,please i am giving you all this base on trust and
    again i will want you to stand 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.

    Best Regards.
    Thanks
    Thomas
    +447024010576
    Swiftoilandgas company
    - Show quoted text -

  • Deekay  On September 13, 2010 at 7:22 am

    He is recently using alapomeji009@gmail.com as Thomas.

    • Marilys  On October 5, 2010 at 12:48 pm

      YUP I RECIEVED ONE TOO IN NEW YORK,NY FROM DON KAN
      Hello ,
      Thanks for your response of willing to rent the room, the apartment is
      still available for rent. The apartment is 2 Bedrooms separate
      bathroom and toilet apartment. storage, fridge,stove + laundry hookup.
      Parking included. Central, quiet, close to the downtown, shopping and
      restaurants. .

      Why am renting the apartment out is that am presently with my Company
      Swiftoilandgas company in London,United Kingdom to work With Company
      of oil and gas , I will be here for about 1 to 2 Years. I just need
      someone (Students or Anybody working in a reputable organization 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. I left behind some
      Facilities and electronics and a Sony DVD player, air
      conditioning,alarm system. The kitchen is fully equipped with all
      necessary cooking utensils, a refrigerator-freezer, four-hob and oven,
      microwave,dishwasher and washing machine, My Computer Connected with
      Internet Acess 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.

      Amenities Includes Laundry room, Parking Assigned.
      Terms:
      Lease Terms: Two month minimum stay
      Ready for move-in now!
      Interior Kitchen

      Dishwasher,Microwave Rooms Amenities ,A/C,Fireplace,Cable
      Available,Handicap Accessible
      Scenic View

      I want you to tell me more about your self.

      Monthy rent:$600 including utilities
      Security deposit $600 which will be refunded after the end of
      your stay in my room at no damages.

      *How many months will you Deposit?
      Your Move in date
      Your Move out date

      LOCATION & AREA
      216 Mulberry St
      New York,
      NY 10012
      USA

      Looking forward to hear 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 key to you, please i am giving you all
      this base on trust and again i will want you to stand 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.

      Best Regards.
      Thanks
      Thomas
      +447024010576
      Swiftoilandgas company

  • shawn  On September 20, 2010 at 7:56 am

    SCAM WARNING BEWARE!!

    scammer email: will.am.edw@gmail.com

    Emails:
    Hello,
    My name is Edward Williams and I am from Norway and the flat is still available for rent. I had an aunt in UK and after her death she left me her apartment from UK a few years ago.
    The flat was redecorated last year and the flat is looking very nice and clean. The property has a fully furnished kitchen,clean and well tidy sitting rooms,laundry room,and fully furnished with home utilities like: electric shower, Lounge,Vacuum Cleaner,Toaster, Owen and microwave, dryer, iron, washing machine , refridgerator , dishwasher, powershower, heater, cable ready,tv set and dvd player,internet connection, equiped kitchen and everything a house needs. I m interrested in finding someone clean who can take care of this house more then getting money from renting it if you know what I mean.
    Till last month the apartment was rented by some students from Germany and now they left and the apartment is available agai n for rent. The price I want is £480 per month and I am intrested in a long term agreement,minimum six months!
    If you have the money I could come in the next few days to show you the apartment and maybe sign the rental agreementif you like it but first I have to be sure you are honest you really do need a place to live because two weeks ago a person from Cambridge told me he is really interested and he asked me to go to Cambridge to meet him and sign the rental agreement and when I arrived there no person showed up to rent my place and I lost time and money for nothing.
    I will wait for your e-mail

    Hi
    I will attach some pictures of the flat and also a model of the rental contract! The flat is situated on Norwich Street, , CB2, within walking distance of Cambridge city centre, but I can`t give you the exactly address because there`s no one living out there and I`m afraid of thief’s! Please accept my apologies for this but I hope you understand me because I`m in Denmark right now! The property comprises reception room, kitchen with washing machine/tumble dryer, master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and en suite bathroom, second bedroom with fitted wardrobe and bathroom.
    In the kitchen there is a dishwasher and also a Big fridge freezer! Regarding the council tax I can tell you that it is included in the price of £480 per month and also Sky TV,internet broadband,gas and electricity are also included in this price! I am intrested in a minimum six month agreement and I request two months advance rent payment plus one month refundable deposit (480) wich you will get it back at the end of the contract.
    Regarding the plummets and all that kind of stuff I can tell you that the flat was recently renovated and all electrical part and plummets are new so that won`t be necessary any repairs anyway I have a person who can manage this starting from October We can sign the rental contract starting from next weekend but I need to be sure that you have serious intentions in renting the flat that`s why I attach here a model of the tenancy agreement and also we can discuss the terms when we will meet!
    If you are decided to view the flat let me know because there is another person interested in reserving it!
    Kind regards,

    There is parking acces available(one place) I forgot to mentioned it! We can sign the agreement starting from next week , but you see these is due to previous predicament that I have gone through in the past trying to rent the property to some students,I have got to realize so many people are not really in need of an apartment all they do is secure a place in advance, My last experience in trying to rent the property to a particular lady had got me to predicate on these,she made me believe she was willing and ready to get the apartment she even went to the extend of showing me her statement of account,which made me took her for the viewing but after taking her for the viewing,she saw the apartment and got to love it and never wanted to loose it,so she kept pleading i retain it for her because she is not financially composed at the moment,which i did but end up disastrously.
    So basically for me to be sure of you been willing and ready to get the apartment I will employ you walk into any Moneygram outlet and send the total bill cash £1440(two months rent and one month refundable deposit) to your partener`s name(NOT to ME),or your partener should send it to you with location of Cambridge,All I need is for you to get back to me with the receipt issued to you after making the transaction so I can confirm it! When we will meet in person to sign the papers we will go together to Moneygram and you or your partner will withdraw the cash and pay me in hand or you can pay me by bank transfer! I just need to see that you do have the money available and you do have serious intentions in renting the flat! If the Moneygram agent will ask you about the receiver you should tell him that is your cousin because the transfer fees will be cheaper! Anyway I will pay for it either you take the flat or not! I will book the flight for Saturday as soon as I have your positive answer because I can come only in weekends!
    I do apologise for that but as I told you last time when I arrived to Cambridge to show the flat to a person everything was a stupid joke and I hope you understand me because I don`t want to waste my time and money on plane tickets..
    Regards

    • james  On October 2, 2010 at 5:44 am

      How exactly is this guy scamming? we found an ad on gumtree and I don’t understand how he would be gaining money off of us.

  • neohippie  On September 24, 2010 at 6:57 am

    Received the same response from ‘Thomas’ to the Mulberry Street address… Knew it was too good to be true…

  • no name  On October 4, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Yes, I received the same email. see below. thought it was a bit strange then did a google search and came across this website. Thanks.

    Hello ,Thanks for your response of willing to rent the room, the apartment isstill available for rent. The apartment is 2 Bedrooms separatebathroom and toilet apartment. storage, fridge,stove + laundry hookup.Parking included. Central, quiet, close to the downtown, shopping andrestaurants. . Why am renting the apartment out is that am presently with my CompanySwiftoilandgas company in London,United Kingdom to work With Companyof oil and gas , I will be here for about 1 to 2 Years. I just needsomeone (Students or Anybody working in a reputable organization torent the rooms) with an open heart,love and clean to occupy theapartment and put all my worries off concerning the maintenance of thehouse, Since i am not residing there for now. I left behind someFacilities and electronics and a Sony DVD player, airconditioning,alarm system. The kitchen is fully equipped with allnecessary cooking utensils, a refrigerator-freezer, four-hob and oven,microwave,dishwasher and washing machine, My Computer Connected withInternet Acess Also the keys to the Apt are right here with me, andthe lease document. Which i can send to you after all necessaryagreement has be accepted. Also i will like you to know that the rentcharges is not really the issue, but your absolute maintenance of myapartment, because that is the only valuable property my late Fatherleft behind, and it also took him so much time and money to put allthose facilities in place. Amenities Includes Laundry room, Parking Assigned.Terms:Lease Terms: Two month minimum stayReady for move-in now!Interior Kitchen Dishwasher,Microwave Rooms Amenities ,A/C,Fireplace,CableAvailable,Handicap AccessibleScenic View I want you to tell me more about your self. Monthy rent:$400 including utilitiesSecurity deposit $400 which will be refunded after the end ofyour stay in my room at no damages. *How many months will you Deposit?Your Move in dateYour Move out date LOCATION & AREA530 Abbott StVancouver, BCV6B 2L1,Canada Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i canhave it in my file in case of issuing the receipt for you andcontacting you. Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on howto get the document and the key to you, please i am giving you allthis base on trust and again i will want you to stand to your words,you know that, we do not see yet and only putting everything into Godshand, so please do not let me down on this property and God bless youmore as you do this. Best Regards.ThanksThomas +447024010576
    Swiftoilandgas company

  • molly  On November 2, 2010 at 1:25 am

    Thanks so much for this website! I almost got caught in this scam, looking for an apartment in Vancouver that did indeed sound too good to be true. Guy called himself “Thomas”, same contact number, and the email address was kansho.01@gmail.com

  • elisa  On November 14, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Got a long mail from:
    osbornemore@yahoo.com
    and he uses :
    Thomas
    +447024010576
    Swiftoilandgas company

    And this is from craigslist vancouver/canada!

  • Lynn  On December 6, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    OMG ! I am currently exchanging emails with this guy ! This is so insane. I knew it was a little weird bc he kept insisting that I send him money even though I haven’t looked at the apartment yet. The email address his using is this :
    juliusthom01@gmail.com

    -

    Hello ,
    Thanks for your response of willing to rent the room, the apartment is
    still available for rent. The apartment is 2 Bedrooms separate
    bathroom and toilet apartment. storage, fridge,stove + laundry hookup.
    Parking included. Central, quiet, close to the downtown, shopping and
    restaurants. .

    Why am renting the apartment out is that am presently with my Company
    Swiftoilandgas company in London,United Kingdom to work With Company
    of oil and gas , I will be here for about 1 to 2 Years. I just need
    someone (Students or Anybody working in a reputable organization 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. I left behind some
    Facilities and electronics and a Sony DVD player, air
    conditioning,alarm system. The kitchen is fully equipped with all
    necessary cooking utensils, a refrigerator-freezer, four-hob and oven,
    microwave,dishwasher and washing machine, My Computer Connected with
    Internet Acess 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.

    Amenities Includes Laundry room, Parking Assigned.
    Terms:
    Lease Terms: Two month minimum stay
    Ready for move-in now!
    Interior Kitchen

    Dishwasher,Microwave Rooms Amenities ,A/C,Fireplace,Cable
    Available,Handicap Accessible
    Scenic View

    I want you to tell me more about your self.

    Monthy rent:$400 including utilities
    Security deposit $400 which will be refunded after the end of
    your stay in my room at no damages.

    *How many months will you Deposit?
    Your Move in date
    Your Move out date

    LOCATION & AREA

    214 Mulberry St
    New York,
    NY 10012
    United States

    Looking forward to hear 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 key to you, please i am giving you all
    this base on trust and again i will want you to stand 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.

    Best Regards.
    Thanks
    Thomas
    +447024010576
    Swiftoilandgas company

  • theresia  On January 14, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Now Rotterdam:
    …”Why am renting the apartment out is that am presently with my Company HSBC in London,United Kingdom to work With Government mission on Market Analyst & Consumer Research Global Brands HSBC, I will be here for about 1 to 2 Years. 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,”…

    Mr Jason Bridge
    HSBC Market Analyst & Consumer Research Global Brands Centre
    +447024010576

  • Josina  On February 12, 2011 at 2:54 am

    Just came across a listing for Kleiweg in Rotterdam also for Jason Bridge.
    The e-mail came from an Alap Omeji :0(

  • Alessio  On February 17, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Now he is using this e.mail address: julala.09@gmail.com

    Hello ,
    Thanks for your response of willing to rent the room, the apartment is
    still available for rent. The apartment is 2 Bedrooms separate
    bathroom and toilet apartment. storage, fridge,stove + laundry hookup.
    Parking included. Central, quiet, close to the downtown, shopping and
    restaurants. . This open concept unit comes fully furnished with top
    of the line stainless steal appliances and new furniture and granite
    counter tops!! The striking consecutively styled suite contains
    beautiful concrete natural gas fireplace, large natural gas range
    stove and natural gas bbq hookup; natural gas included in rent.
    Elegantly styled ready to live in with large LCD flat screen TV in the
    Sitting room!!

    Why am renting the apartment out is that am presently with my Company
    Swiftoilandgas company in London,United Kingdom to work With Company
    of oil and gas , I will be here for about 1 to 2 Years. I just need
    someone (Students or Anybody working in a reputable organization 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. I left behind some
    Facilities and electronics and a Sony DVD player, air
    conditioning,alarm system. The kitchen is fully equipped with all
    necessary cooking utensils, a refrigerator-freezer, four-hob and oven,
    microwave,dishwasher and washing machine, My Computer Connected with
    Internet Acess 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.
    Terms:
    Lease Terms: month to month
    Ready for move-in now!
    Interior Kitchen

    Dishwasher,Microwave Rooms Amenities ,A/C,Fireplace,Cable
    Available,Handicap Accessible
    Scenic View

    Lease Availability: Immediate
    Policies Pets: Allowed

    Kindly get back to me with details below to confirm your interes

    Your Full Name:
    Phone Number:
    Occupation?:

    Monthy rent:280Euro including utilities
    Security deposit 500 Euro which will be refunded after the end of
    your stay in my room at no damages.

    *How many months will you Deposit?
    Your Move in date
    Your Move out date

    LOCATION & AREA
    12 Ringertoften, 2400, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Looking forward to hear 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 key to you, please i am giving you all
    this base on trust and again i will want you to stand 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.

    Best Regards.
    Thanks
    Dudley Washington

  • Fessi Myriam  On March 4, 2011 at 6:56 am

    Hello, same for me for a flat in Rotterdam, using the name ” Dudley W. Washington”.

    Take care of sending him ID-card, he has mine, and probably will use it for an other fake ad.

    Someone knows what we can do against him, to stop him?

    Thanks

  • Munan  On March 29, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Same story, still in Rotterdam, using Kleiweg 2, and the name Dudley, but now the mailadress babasala45@yahoo.com.

  • manu  On April 28, 2011 at 1:32 am

    Hello ,
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Thanks for your response of willing to rent the room, my apartment
    >> >> >> is
    >> >> >> still available for rent. The apartment is 2 Bedrooms seperate
    >> >> >> bathroom and toilet apartment. storage, fridge,stove + laundry
    >> >> >> hookup.
    >> >> >> Parking included. Central, quiet, close to the downtown, shopping
    >> >> >> and
    >> >> >> restaurants . This open concept unit comes fully furnished with top
    >> >> >> of
    >> >> >> the line stainless steal appliances and new furniture and granite
    >> >> >> counter tops!! The striking executively styled suite contains
    >> >> >> beautiful concrete large natural gas range stove ,all this included
    >> >> >> in rent. Elegantly styled ready to live in with large LCD flat
    >> >> >> screen
    >> >> >> TV in the Sitting room!!
    >> >> >> Equipment/Services Included
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> All services near by: metro, highway, banks, restaurants¡­
    >> >> >> Property type : 2 bedroom apartment
    >> >> >> Monthly rental fee: 350 euro utilities included
    >> >> >> A refundable security deposit of 500 euro
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Why am renting the apartment out is that am presently with my
    >> >> >> Company
    >> >> >> in London,United Kingdom to work With Government mission on
    >> >> >> Market Analyst & Consumer Research Global Brands, I will be here
    >> >> >> for about 1 to 2 Years. 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. I left behind some Facilities and electonics and a
    >> >> >> sony DVD player, air conditioning,alarm system.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> The kitchen is fully equipped with all necessary cooking utensils, a
    >> >> >> refrigerator-freezer,
    >> >> >> four-hob and oven, microwave,dishwasher and washing machine, My
    >> >> >> ComputerConnected with Internet Acess 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.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Address
    >> >> >> Avenue de la Brabançonne 36
    >> >> >> 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> you can View the map.
    >> >> >> 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 i am giving you all
    >> >> >> this base on trust and again i will want you to stand 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.
    >> >> >> Best Regards.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Thanks
    >> >> >> Dudlyey washington
    >> >> >> +447024010576

  • nyc  On May 11, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    SCAM CRAIGLIST NEW YORK!!

    craiglist post:
    $500 FURNISHED 2 BEDROOM APARMENT (West Village)
    Date: 2011-05-08, 6:17AM EDT
    Reply to: hous-yjvh9-2368908434@craigslist.org

    scam e-mail: alex.adrian64@yahoo.com

    Message:

    Hello ,

    Kindly accept apology for my late response to your email. I think i should briefly tell you about who i really am and a little about the room in question.

    To start with, it is necessary to know something about me which is more important in any flat share ( knowing something about someone you want to share a flat with). My name is Dudley in my 40′s. I have been working and studying since my early 20′s. I earned my first degree Business Economics in London, after that my mother insisted that i take a 6 months course in the humanitarian field which made me traveled to Luxembourg to study Public Administration. Oh ..i almost forget, i did an internship with CIC group (France) before returning back to London.

    I have been staying alone in this flat since my mother decided to moved to vancouver with my siblings, taking care of my father’s property in the Canada. I have so far traveled to more than 18 countries and still counting because its fun doing what you know how to do best.

    Regarding the rent, the flat is a 2 bedroom apartment with all room en-suite. I currently occupy one of the rooms and one vacant with no intention of renting it but now am presently with my Company in London,United Kingdom to work With Government and Mrs. Washignton(mom) doesn’t like it when the flat is empty for weeks without anyone living there and so we decided to rent the second room at affordable rate but with the motive of someone being around whenever i am away and the beauty maintained.

    The flat is well furnished to the family’s taste, large living room, kitchen utensils look new, big freezer in the kitchen, a fireplace, sound system, TV connected to cable, wifi, air condition available, gas cooker and micro-wave also available in the kitchen. Each room has a big sizable bed, wardrobe and a table for reading or PC usage purpose.

    Address

    54 morton street
    New york
    Nyc 10014 USA

    Monthly rental fee: $500 utilities included
    A refundable security deposit of $500

    Please Note:

    1. The security deposit is refundable upon verification of the room which you rented to be in good order. Both payment (first two month rent plus security deposit) is to be made once to me

    2. Both long and short term contract is available i.e. month-month rental is welcome. Normally, initial 1 to 3 months rents is preferable for short term basis thereafter you can renew the contract before the expiry of the previous one.

    Like i said in the beginning of my introduction, i will only be interested in people who are fun to be with, happy and whom we can both share experiences and learn from, whom we can work out things out together and not just being cold and frown all time, though you have your room for your privacy… I’m sure you understand where i am arriving at!

    It will be my pleasure to know some basic things about you if you would like to proceed with this rental procedure, i can afterward email you current pictures of the flat and the rooms available and how to proceed with the tenement contract which is another important stage.

    Regards

    Dudley
    +447024010576

  • M  On May 22, 2011 at 12:20 am

    LET’S STOP THIS PERSON!!! WTF???!!!

    From: Alex Adrian
    Date: May 22, 2011 2:45:31 AM EDT
    To:
    Subject: Re: $400 Charming 2 bedroom apartment (Downtown)

    Hello ,

    Kindly accept apology for my late response to your email. I think i should briefly tell you about who i really am and a little about the room in question.
    To start with, it is necessary to know something about me which is more important in any flat share ( knowing something about someone you want to share a flat
    with). My name is Dudley in my 40′s. I have been working and studying since my early 20′s. I earned my first degree Business Economics in London, after that my
    mother insisted that i take a 6 months course in the humanitarian field which made me traveled to Luxembourg to study Public Administration. Oh ..i almost
    forget, i did an internship with CIC group (France) before returning back to london

    I have been staying alone in this flat since my mother decided to moved to vancouver with my siblings, taking care of my father’s property in the Canada. I have so far traveled to more than 18 countries and still counting because its fun doing what you know how to do best.
    Regarding the rent, the flat is a 2 bedroom apartment with all room en-suite. I currently occupy one of the rooms and one vacant with no intention of renting it
    but now am presently with my Company in London,United Kingdom to work With Government and Mrs. Washignton(mom) doesn’t like it when the flat is empty
    for weeks without anyone living there and so we decided to rent the second room at affordable rate but with the motive of someone being around whenever i am
    away and the beauty maintained.

    The flat is well furnished to the family’s taste, large living room, kitchen utensils look new, big freezer in the kitchen, a fireplace, sound system, TV connected to
    cable, wifi, air condition available, gas cooker and micro-wave also available in the kitchen. Each room has a big sizable bed, wardrobe and a table for reading or
    PC usage purpose.

    Address

    180 Mulberry St New York, NY 10012, USA

    Monthly rental fee: $400 utilities included
    A refundable security deposit of $500

    Please Note:
    1. The security deposit is refundable upon verification of the room which you rented to be in good order. Both payment (first two month rent plus security
    deposit) is to be made once to me

    2. Both long and short term contract is available i.e. month-month rental is welcome. Normally, initial 1 to 3 months rents is preferable for short term basis
    thereafter you can renew the contract before the expiry of the previous one.

    Like i said in the beginning of my introduction, i will only be interested in people who are fun to be with, happy and whom we can both share experiences and
    learn from, whom we can work out things out together and not just being cold and frown all time, though you have your room for your privacy… I’m sure you
    understand where i am arriving at!

    It will be my pleasure to know some basic things about you if you would like to proceed with this rental procedure, i can afterward email you current pictures of
    the flat and the rooms available and how to proceed with the tenement contract which is another important stage.

    Regards
    adrian

    +447024010576

  • Richard Arnold  On May 30, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    It seems they are operating this all over the place. I jsut got the following response when I showed interest in a San Francisco apartment at an unblievably low price.

    Hello ,

    Kindly accept apology for my late response to your email. I think i should briefly tell you about who i really am and a little about the room in question.

    To start with, it is necessary to know something about me which is more important in any flat share ( knowing something about someone you want to share a flat

    with). My name is Dudley in my 40′s. I have been working and studying since my early 20′s. I earned my first degree Business Economics in London, after that my

    mother insisted that i take a 6 months course in the humanitarian field which made me traveled to Luxembourg to study Public Administration. Oh ..i almost

    forget, i did an internship with CIC group (France) before returning back to London.

    I have been staying alone in this flat since my mother decided to moved to Vancouver with my siblings, taking care of my father’s property in the CANADA. I have so far traveled to more than 18 countries and still counting because its fun doing what you know how to do best.

    Regarding the rent, the flat is a 2 bedroom apartment with all room en-suite. I currently occupy one of the rooms and one vacant with no intention of renting it

    but now am presently with my Company in London,United Kingdom to work With Government and Mrs. Washignton(mom) doesn’t like it when the flat is empty

    for weeks without anyone living there and so we decided to rent the second room at affordable rate but with the motive of someone being around whenever i am

    away and the beauty maintained.

    The flat is well furnished to the family’s taste, large living room, kitchen utensils look new, big freezer in the kitchen, a fireplace, sound system, TV connected to

    cable, wifi, air condition available, gas cooker and micro-wave also available in the kitchen. Each room has a big sizable bed, wardrobe and a table for reading or

    PC usage purpose.

    Address
    My house is located at
    155 Lombard St
    San Francisco,
    CA 94111

    Monthly rental fee: $400 utilities included
    A refundable security deposit of $500

    Please Note:
    1. The security deposit is refundable upon verification of the room which you rented to be in good order. Both payment (first two month rent plus security

    deposit) is to be made once to me

    2. Both long and short term contract is available i.e. month-month rental is welcome. Normally, initial 1 to 3 months rents is preferable for short term basis

    thereafter you can renew the contract before the expiry of the previous one.

    Like i said in the beginning of my introduction, i will only be interested in people who are fun to be with, happy and whom we can both share experiences and

    learn from, whom we can work out things out together and not just being cold and frown all time, though you have your room for your privacy… I’m sure you

    understand where i am arriving at!

    It will be my pleasure to know some basic things about you if you would like to proceed with this rental procedure, i can afterward email you current pictures of

    the flat and the rooms available and how to proceed with the tenement contract which is another important stage.

    Regards
    Dudley

  • Chan  On July 20, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Here is another post from this fraud
    He now stays in London and wants to me wire the rent, nice try idiot
    ————————————————————————————————

    Hello ,
    Thanks for your response of willing to rent the room, the apartment is
    still available for rent. The apartment is 2 Bedrooms separate
    bathroom and toilet apartment. storage, fridge,stove + laundry hookup.
    Parking included. Central, quiet, close to the downtown, shopping and
    restaurants. . This open concept unit comes fully furnished with top
    of the line stainless steal appliances and new furniture and granite
    counter tops!! The striking consecutively styled suite contains
    beautiful concrete natural gas fireplace, large natural gas range
    stove and natural gas bbq hookup; natural gas included in rent.
    Elegantly styled ready to live in with large LCD flat screen TV in the
    Sitting room!!

    Why am renting the apartment out is that am presently with my Company
    Swiftoilandgas company in London,United Kingdom to work With Company
    of oil and gas , I will be here for about 1 to 2 Years. I just need
    someone (Students or Anybody working in a reputable organization 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. I left behind some
    Facilities and electronics and a Sony DVD player, air
    conditioning,alarm system. The kitchen is fully equipped with all
    necessary cooking utensils, a refrigerator-freezer, four-hob and oven,
    microwave,dishwasher and washing machine, My Computer Connected with
    Internet Acess 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.
    Terms:
    Lease Terms: month to month
    Ready for move-in now!
    Interior Kitchen

    Dishwasher,Microwave Rooms Amenities ,A/C,Fireplace,Cable
    Available,Handicap Accessible
    Scenic View

    Lease Availability: Immediate
    Policies Pets: Allowed

    Kindly get back to me with details below to confirm your interes

    Your Full Name:
    Phone Number:
    Occupation?:

    Monthy rent:$400 including utilities
    Security deposit $400 which will be refunded after the end of
    your stay in my room at no damages.

    *How many months will you Deposit?
    Your Move in date
    Your Move out date

    LOCATION & AREA
    155 Lombard St
    San Francisco,
    CA 94111

    Looking forward to hear 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 key to you, please i am giving you all
    this base on trust and again i will want you to stand 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.

    Best Regards.
    Thanks
    Dudley

  • Austin  On July 27, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    From oamaru@yahoo.com

    “Hello Austin,

    Kindly accept apology for my late response to your email. I think i should briefly tell you about who i really am and a little about the room.

    To start with, it is necessary to know something about me which is more important in any apartment share ( knowing something about someone you want to share a apartment with). My name is Amaru in my late 20′s. I earned my first degree Business Economics in London, after that my mother insisted that i take a 6 months course in the humanitarian field which made me traveled to Luxembourg to study Public Administration. Oh ..i almost forget, i did an internship with CIC group (France) before returning to New York to continue my education, working on contract basis and taking full possession of my mother’s property.

    I have been staying alone in the apartment since my mother decided to move to England with my sibling, taking care of the family’s property in the UK. I have so far traveled to more than 18 countries and still counting because its fun doing see new things and meeting new people around the world.

    Regarding the rent, the apartment is a 3 bedroom apartment with all room en-suite (including bathroom/toilet and closet). I currently occupy one of the rooms and two others vacant with no intention of renting them but due to my rate of traveling, Mrs. Ocampo (mom) (being an old fashion styled mom) doesn’t like it when the appartment is empty for weeks without anyone living there and so we decided to rent the two rooms at affordable rate but with the motive of someone being around whenever i am away and the beauty maintained. Yes, before i forget. You can also register.

    The apartment is well furnished to the family’s taste, large living room, kitchen utensils look new, big freezer in the kitchen, a fireplace, sound system, TV connected to cable, wifi, air condition available, gas cooker and micro-wave also available in the kitchen. Each room has a big sizable bed, wardrobe and a table for reading or PC usage purpose.

    Monthly rental fee: 500.00 utilities included
    Weekly rental: 150.00 utilities included
    A refundable security deposit of 600.00

    Please Note:
    1. The security deposit is refundable upon verification of the room which you rented to be in good order. Both payment (first month rent plus security deposit) is to be made once to my mother or the family lawyer.

    2. Both long and short term contract is available i.e. weekly, month-month rental is welcome. Normally, initial 1 to 3 months rents is preferable for long term basis thereafter you can renew the contract before the expiry of the previous one.

    Like i said in the beginning of my introduction, i will only be interested in people who are fun to be with, happy and whom we can both share experiences and learn from, whom we can work out things out together and not just being cold and frown all time, though you have your room for your privacy… I’m sure you understand where i am arriving at!

    It will be my pleasure to know some basic things about you if you would like to proceed with this rental procedure, i can afterward email you current pictures of the apartment and the rooms available and how to proceed with the tenement contract which is another important stage.

    Regards
    Amaru”

    It seemed pretty fishy — not just in a “too good to be true” way, but also because of inconsistencies he made in our correspondence. I’m glad he’s dumb enough to use the same story every time. I just Googled an excerpt of the email and found out it was a common scam.

    • Ana  On August 14, 2011 at 4:02 pm

      hello,

      I was scamed by this Amaru also. it costed me 1000 eur that i’ll never see again… see the email a received:

      Hello Ana,

      Kindly accept apology for my late response to your email. I think i should briefly tell you about who i really am and a little about the room.

      To start with, it is necessary to know something about me which is more important in any apartment share ( knowing something about someone you want to share a apartment with). My name is Amaru in my late 20′s. I earned my first degree Business Economics in London, after that my mother insisted that i take a 6 months course in the humanitarian field which made me traveled to Luxembourg to study Public Administration. Oh ..i almost forget, i did an internship with CIC group (France) before returning to Amsterdam to continue my education, working on contract basis and taking full possession of my mother’s property.

      I have been staying alone in the apartment since my mother decided to move to England with my sibling, taking care of the family’s property in the UK. I have so far traveled to more than 18 countries and still counting because its fun doing see new things and meeting new people around the world.

      Regarding the rent, the apartment is a 3 bedroom apartment with all room en-suite (including bathroom/toilet and closet). I currently occupy one of the rooms and two others vacant with no intention of renting them but due to my rate of traveling, Mrs. Ocampo (mom) (being an old fashion styled mom) doesn’t like it when the appartment is empty for weeks without anyone living there and so we decided to rent the two rooms at affordable rate but with the motive of someone being around whenever i am away and the beauty maintained. Yes, before i forget. You can also register.

      The apartment is well furnished to the family’s taste, large living room, kitchen utensils look new, big freezer in the kitchen, a fireplace, sound system, TV connected to cable, wifi, air condition available, gas cooker and micro-wave also available in the kitchen. Each room has a big sizable bed, wardrobe and a table for reading or PC usage purpose.

      Monthly rental fee: 400.00 utilities included
      Weekly rental: 120.00 utilities included
      A refundable security deposit of 600.00

      Please Note:
      1. The security deposit is refundable upon verification of the room which you rented to be in good order. Both payment (first month rent plus security deposit) is to be made once to my mother or the family lawyer.

      2. Both long and short term contract is available i.e. weekly, month-month rental is welcome. Normally, initial 1 to 3 months rents is preferable for long term basis thereafter you can renew the contract before the expiry of the previous one.

      Like i said in the beginning of my introduction, i will only be interested in people who are fun to be with, happy and whom we can both share experiences and learn from, whom we can work out things out together and not just being cold and frown all time, though you have your room for your privacy… I’m sure you understand where i am arriving at!

      It will be my pleasure to know some basic things about you if you would like to proceed with this rental procedure, i can afterward email you current pictures of the apartment and the rooms available and how to proceed with the tenement contract which is another important stage.

      Regards
      Amaru

  • florissant  On July 28, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    The same email in PARIS!
    WILLIAM BURKE, flat in 7 Rue de Champollion!
    I almost send him the deposit!!!!! I was so stupid, but thanks god for the internet!
    Now he has the copy of my passport. Great job, I was so stupid again!
    I think he can make other scams with my identity!
    What can I do now???

  • Ana  On August 14, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    hello,

    I was scamed by this Amaru also. it costed me 1000 eur that i’ll never see again… He sent me the contrat and his passport (probably fake), i was loking for a room to rent in Amsterdam. see one of the emails I received:

    Hello Ana,

    Kindly accept apology for my late response to your email. I think i should briefly tell you about who i really am and a little about the room.

    To start with, it is necessary to know something about me which is more important in any apartment share ( knowing something about someone you want to share a apartment with). My name is Amaru in my late 20′s. I earned my first degree Business Economics in London, after that my mother insisted that i take a 6 months course in the humanitarian field which made me traveled to Luxembourg to study Public Administration. Oh ..i almost forget, i did an internship with CIC group (France) before returning to Amsterdam to continue my education, working on contract basis and taking full possession of my mother’s property.

    I have been staying alone in the apartment since my mother decided to move to England with my sibling, taking care of the family’s property in the UK. I have so far traveled to more than 18 countries and still counting because its fun doing see new things and meeting new people around the world.

    Regarding the rent, the apartment is a 3 bedroom apartment with all room en-suite (including bathroom/toilet and closet). I currently occupy one of the rooms and two others vacant with no intention of renting them but due to my rate of traveling, Mrs. Ocampo (mom) (being an old fashion styled mom) doesn’t like it when the appartment is empty for weeks without anyone living there and so we decided to rent the two rooms at affordable rate but with the motive of someone being around whenever i am away and the beauty maintained. Yes, before i forget. You can also register.

    The apartment is well furnished to the family’s taste, large living room, kitchen utensils look new, big freezer in the kitchen, a fireplace, sound system, TV connected to cable, wifi, air condition available, gas cooker and micro-wave also available in the kitchen. Each room has a big sizable bed, wardrobe and a table for reading or PC usage purpose.

    Monthly rental fee: 400.00 utilities included
    Weekly rental: 120.00 utilities included
    A refundable security deposit of 600.00

    Please Note:
    1. The security deposit is refundable upon verification of the room which you rented to be in good order. Both payment (first month rent plus security deposit) is to be made once to my mother or the family lawyer.

    2. Both long and short term contract is available i.e. weekly, month-month rental is welcome. Normally, initial 1 to 3 months rents is preferable for long term basis thereafter you can renew the contract before the expiry of the previous one.

    Like i said in the beginning of my introduction, i will only be interested in people who are fun to be with, happy and whom we can both share experiences and learn from, whom we can work out things out together and not just being cold and frown all time, though you have your room for your privacy… I’m sure you understand where i am arriving at!

    It will be my pleasure to know some basic things about you if you would like to proceed with this rental procedure, i can afterward email you current pictures of the apartment and the rooms available and how to proceed with the tenement contract which is another important stage.

    Regards
    Amaru

  • Anon  On September 6, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    And the scam is now in sheffield UK

    THEY ARE GOING BY THE NAME OF GABRIEL Gutan

    Email address gabrielgutan@googlemail.com

    Hello,  
          My name is Gabriel and I am from Denmark and the flat is still available for rent. It was redecorated last year is looking very nice and clean. Has a fully furnished kitchen, clean and well tidy sitting rooms, laundry room and fully furnished with home utilities like: electric shower, Lounge,Vacuum Cleaner,Toaster, Owen and microwave, dryer, iron, washing machine , refrigerator , dishwasher, power shower, heater, cable ready,TV set and DVD player, Internet connection, equipped kitchen and everything a house needs. I m interested in finding someone clean who can take care of this house more then getting money from renting it if you know what I mean.
     
          Till last month the apartment was rented by some students from Germany and now they left and the apartment is available again for rent. The price I want is £490 per month,bills included and I am interested in a long term agreement,minimum 6 month!

          If you are decided to view the flat and  have the money I could come in the next few days to show you the apartment and maybe sign the tenancy agreement if you like my flat (I am sure you will love it) but first I have to be sure you  really do need a place to live because two weeks ago a person from Sheffield told me he is really interested and he asked me to go to Sheffield to meet him and sign the tenancy agreement and when I arrived there no person showed up to rent my place and I lost time and money for nothing. Please accept my apologies if I am rude but I hope you will understand me!

             I will wait for your e-mail,
    *******
    Hello,
            I will attach some pictures of the flat,floor plan and also a model of the rental contract! The flat is located on 10, Fitzwilliam Street, S1 4JN but I can`t give you the exact address because there`s no one living out there and I`m afraid of thieves and I do apologize for this but I hope you understand me because I`m in Denmark right now! The property benefits from access to beautifully maintained communal gardens and comprises reception room, kitchen with washing machine/tumble dryer, master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and en suite bathroom, second bedroom with fitted wardrobe and bathroom.Parking place is included too!
          In the kitchen there is a dishwasher and also a Big fridge freezer! Regarding the council tax I can tell you that it is included in the price of £490 per month and also Sky TV,internet broadband,gas and electricity are also included in this price! I am interested in a minimum six month agreement and I request two months rent in advance plus the equivalent of one month as a refundable deposit which you will get back at the end of the contract. 
          Regarding the plumbings and all that kind of stuff I can tell you that the flat was recently renovated and all electrical part and plumbings are new so that won`t be necessary any repairs anyway I have a person who can manage this starting from October. 
          We can sign the rental contract starting from next weekend but I need to be sure that you have serious intentions in renting the flat that`s why I attach here a model of the rental contract and also we can discuss the terms when we will meet!
           If you are decided to view the flat let me know because there is another person interested in reserving it! 
    Kind regards
    *******************

    I SUSSPECT THEY READ THIS BLOG. BUT IM GOING TO PLAY ALONG AND HAVE SOME FUN OF MY OWN. Lulzsec

  • Sara  On September 10, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    I am letting you guys now, I am BLESSED to have run the number through a simple algorithm and found this site with the same number at the end of each number. Similar story, and copy of passport received to my e-mail address.

    Is there a way to report this scam and number to authorities to prevent more people from falling prey to this scam? I was ready to put down a deposit for a deal this good!

    Best Regards,
    Sara

  • Dan  On September 16, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Very lucky to have found this site. I just received this message also. Thanks.

    Hello ,
    Thanks for your response of willing to rent the room, my apartment is still available for rent. The apartment is 2 Bedrooms seperate bathroom and toilet apartment. storage, fridge,stove + laundry hookup. Parking included. Central, quiet, close to the downtown, shopping and restaurants . This open concept unit comes fully furnished with top of the line stainless steal appliances and new furniture and granite counter tops!! The striking executively styled suite contains beautiful concrete large natural gas range stove ,all this included in rent. Elegantly styled ready to live in with large LCD flat screen TV in the Sitting room!!
    Equipment/Services Included

    Property type : 2 bedroom apartment
    Monthly rental fee: $400 utilities included
    A refundable security deposit of $400

    Why am renting the apartment out is that am presently with my Company in London,United Kingdom to work With Government mission on Market Analyst & Consumer Research Global Brands , I will be here for about 1 to 2 Years. 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. I left behind some Facilities and electonics and a sony DVD player, air conditioning,alarm system. The kitchen is fully equipped with all necessary cooking utensils, a refrigerator-freezer, four-hob and oven, microwave,dishwasher and washing machine, My ComputerConnected with Internet Acess 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.

    HERE IS THE HOUSE ADDRESS.
    180 Mulberry St
    New York, NY 10012, USA

    you can View the map.
    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 i am giving you all this base on trust and again i will want you to stand 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.
    Best Regards.
    Thanks

    Mr Taylor Smith
    +447024010576

  • Andy  On September 25, 2011 at 10:30 am

    FYI, I just received the same email about a flat in Brussels, listed on Craigslist – same phone number at the end, and the email address w.kings14@yahoo.com. Though he doesn’t ask for any money, so I’m not quite sure how the scam is meant to work for him. Thanks all for the website!

  • Henry Kim  On February 26, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Here is another scam,

    From: Clara Gates

    Hello ,
    Thanks for your interest in the room, the room is
    still available for rent. The apartment is 2 Bedrooms separate
    bathroom and toilet apartment. storage, fridge,stove + laundry hookup.
    Why am renting the room out is that am an Engineer presently with my Company
    Swiftoil and Gas Company in London,United Kingdom, I will be here for about 1 to 2 Years. I just need
    someone (Students or Anybody working in a reputable organization to
    rent the rooms) with an open heart,responsible and clean to occupy the
    room and put all my worries off concerning the maintenance of the
    house, Since i am not residing there for now. I left behind some
    Facilities and electronics(a Sony DVD player, air
    conditioning,alarm system). The kitchen is fully equipped with all
    modern cooking utensils and appliances(a refrigerator-freezer, four-hob and oven,
    microwave,dishwasher and washing machine), My Computer Connected with High speed
    Internet Access.Also the keys to the rooms are right here with me also
    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 concern, but your absolute maintenance of my
    room and your utmost sincerity.
    Amenities Includes Laundry room, Parking Assigned.
    TERMS
    Lease Terms: 1 month minimum stay
    Ready for move-in now!
    Interior Kitchen

    I want you to tell me more about your self.

    The Monthly rent:$400 (all utilities are included)
    The Security deposit:$600 which will be refunded after the end of
    your stay in my room provided there are no damages.
    Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to proceed with the leasing document.

    Here is the ful address: 1101 Bay St
    Toronto, ON M4Y 2S8, Canada

    Thanks.

    +447011147623

    Same method, but different name.

    I really hope he or she will get caught by Interpol or something.

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