Scammer Jude Wesley writes using email address email@example.com. He claims to have an apartment to rent in Paris but writes from IP address 220.127.116.11, Nigeria Multi-links Telecommunications, a black-listed ISP in Lagos, Nigeria–known as a hotbed of scammers. Don’t fall for this scam!
Here’s the Craigslist ad:
EUR900 Furnished Apartment for rent in Paris France
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 2008-08-04, 1:44PM CEST
Furnished apartment for rent in paris france,the apartment consists of a well furnished reception room,well utilized kitchen,3 bedrooms with sitting room , bathroom and toilet, with all home utilities,to have this apartment for rent email me email@example.com
Here’s the scammer’s reply to a request for photos:
From: Jude Wesley <firstname.lastname@example.orgSubject: Re: EUR900 Furnished Apartment for rent in Paris FranceReceived: Monday, August 4, 2008, 5:59 PM.Here is the Part of the Apartment,,Hope to hear from youagain and let me know your Wishes about My Apartment..
Fake apartment photo used in this Nigerian rental scam. The scammer claims to rent this place for the unbelievable price of 900 euros per month.
The scammer then gets impatient:
From: Jude Wesley <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: EUR900 Furnished Apartment for rent in Paris FranceReceived: Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 8:36 AM.Thanks for the message and here is An Apartment and are youinterest in my Apartment or Not.
From: Jude Wesley <firstname.lastname@example.org>Subject: Re: EUR900 Furnished Apartment for rent in Paris FranceReceived: Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 1:45 PM.Thanks again….My Apartment is located atWest River Road,Estate in Paris ,,Hope you going to likesomething kool and silence place to Live and hope to hearfrom you againJude
.From: Jude Wesley <email@example.com>Subject: Re: EUR900 Furnished Apartment for rent in Paris FranceReceived: Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 9:59 PM.Thanks for the mail again,,,I want you to know that there isn’t any neighbourhood in an Apartment it’s just contain 3 bedroom together with Husband and wife only,,I built this house for me and my wife alone with my Daughter but fortunately i went for a Crusade in the West Africa and i will like you to get in touch with my wife in the USA Brooklyn in New York for more discussion as She is with the keys and the document to the house.Pls i want you to note that,I am a kind of Honest man and also I spent alot on my property that i want to give you for rent,so I will solicit for your absolute maintenance of the house and want you to take care of the house as your own,I want you to keep the house tidy all the time so that I will be glad to see it neat when I come for a check up.I do that once in a while.I also want you to let me have trust in you as I always stand on my word. Email my wife Mrs Agnes Jude on firstname.lastname@example.org and she will attend to you better with more information…Thanks and you are welcome.