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Scam Warning: Kate Hagi (katehg7@gmail.com)

Beware of stolen ads reposted by scammers out to steal your money. When it seems too good to be true, that’s always a Big Red Flag!



A Scamwatch reader writes:

New scam: http://paris.en.craigslist.org/vac/1978097500.html
- Advert Craigslist September 28th.
- Requested to fill out form (agency not registered). Woman calls herself Kate Hagi.
- Asked to provide deposit of 600 euro’s in advance. First paypal is ok; asked to transfer to person: shawannamoore@aol.com. Then we get e-mail mentioning that accountant of Kate has alerted her that paypal has been hacked, and then we get request to wire via Western Union.
- The same apartment is for rent for 680 per night via housing website for expatriates. Quite a difference.
- We get a phone number of Kate, that is picked up by a gentleman that does not speak english well, aparently her assistant (Nigerian???)



Scam ad posted on craigslist:


EUR200 / 3br – EXCEPTIONAL 3 BR LUXURY DESIGNER LOFT IS A BEAUTY OF STYLE & COMFORT (2nd Arrondissement)

Date: 2010-09-28, 7:13PM CEST
Reply to: katehg7@gmail.com [Errors when replying to ads?]

This exceptional 310m²/ 3336ft² 3 bedroom luxury designer loft is a beauty of style and comfort: the perfect Paris vacation escape. Every desire has been anticipated in order for you to enjoy a holiday of leisure and pampering. This 3 Bedroom/3 Bath apartment with private balcony is situated on rue Greneta. Now renovated as a state of the art luxury residence, the loft offers an experience of superior quality and comfort, with a wide range of spectacle(please inquire) to enable you to have the most relaxing holiday possible.

The luxury designer loft is a huge space divided over three levels.

Main level:
The main level is about 160m2 and has 8.2 meter/27 foot high ceilings. There is a large living area with a home cinema, composed of a 3 meter/18 foot projection screen and Dolby surround sound stereo, HiFi, a DVD player, and a full range of premium cable channels.

A fully equipped chef’s kitchen and dining area overlook the spacious living room. The state of the art kitchen has everything you will need for gourmet cooking and entertaining. The kitchen features a sub-zero full sized fridge and freezer, oven, stove with 4 gas burners, dishwasher, blender, steamer, food processor, espresso machine, filter coffee maker, all utensils, etc.

There will be fresh flowers and a fully stocked kitchen upon your arrival, with bottled water, fresh-squeezed orange juice, fresh fruits, milk, butter, champagne, oils, vinegars, spices, teas, coffee, cookies, and more.

Bedroom 1: Main level – This bedroom features a queen bed and independent bathroom with a huge walk in shower, double limestone sink, wood floors, and a toilet.

Laundry facility: There is a washer/dryer combination for your use.

Level 2:
Master Bedroom: This luxurious room has a queen bed with access to the balcony.
The en suite bathroom has an oversized tub, rain shower, and toilet.

Bedroom 3: This cozy bedroom has a couch that opens into a comfortable queen bed, a desk and access to the balcony. When not in use, the room doubles as a perfect study/ office.

The wraparound mezzanine overlooks the main room of the loft. There is a second flat screen TV in the lounge with premium cable channels and a DVD player. There is free unlimited WiFi high speed internet access in the apartment and a printer/scanner/fax for your use during your stay.

All 3 bedrooms are air-conditioned!

Rental Includes
Cable TV: English channels include CNN & BBC
Champagne, Fresh Fruit Basket, & Flowers on Arrival
Complimentary Concierge
Daily housekeeping – available upon request
Detailed guidebook of apartment & neighborhood
Fluent English & French Speaking Greeter
High Speed Wireless Internet w/ Ethernet Cable
Mac Laptop Computer
Maid service once a week for rentals of 10 days or longer
Printer/Scanner/Photocopier/Fax (separate fax line)
Telephone
Three separate multimedia viewing centers with DVD and cable
Amenities
Air conditioning
Balcony with breakfast table & chairs
Bathroom 1: En suite Oversized Bath, Overhead “Rain Shower”, Double sinks, Toilet
Bathroom 2: Oversized Walk-in shower, Double sink, toilet
Bathroom 3: Large walk in “hydro-jet massage” shower
Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
Bedroom 3: Double Bed
Bose stereo system with surround sound & iPod dock
CD Player
Coffee maker
Crib, high chair and folding push-chair available at no extra cost (bedding for crib provided)
Dishwasher
DVD player
Espresso Machine
Fully equipped kitchen with cooking utensils, dishes, & cutlery
Hair dryer
Half Bath: toilet & sink
Home Cinema
Linens & Towels
Microwave
Oven
Private Gym & spa in the Loft
Private Sauna + Hydrojet massage shower
Projector
Refrigerator & freezer
Stove
Washing machine & separate dryer
Wood Floors
Nearby Attractions
All of Central Paris
Beaubourg/ Pompidou Center
Bike rentals
Boulangeries, pâtisseries, and fromageries
Fashion Boutiques (Etienne Marcel, Passage du Cerf, Place des Victoires)
Food and Produce Markets
Gym & Pool nearby
La Bourse (French Stock Market)
Le Marais
Louvre
Montorgueil Market
Palais Royal Gardens
Seine River
Shopping
Sightseeing
Spa nearby
Theatres/Cinemas
Trendy boutiques, cafes & restaurants

How to unmask rental scammers

Here’s an informative video about internet rental scams that’s relevant no matter where you’re looking for an apartment, be it London, Paris, New York or small town America (courtesy of pickrent.com).

FAKE AGENCY WARNING: peopleshomeservice.com

Beware of yet another fake agency advertising on Craigslist. The domain name PeoplesHomeService.com was registered just 2 days ago. and only for one year, the shortest possible term.

EUR45 / 1br – Our Available one Bedroom Apartment in Paris (Paris)


Date: 2010-06-21, 1:03AM CEST
Reply to: peopleshome@london.com



General Facilities:

Amenities and services at a glance:

24 Hour Emergency Number Air Conditioning Airport Transfers On Request (Additional charge)
Grocery Shopping/Delivery Service (Additional charge. Weekdays only) Lifts To The 5th Floor Maintenance/Emergency Service
Pets Allowed (Additional charge. Restrictions apply) Secure Entry System Security
Weekly Linen Change Weekly Maid Service/Housekeeping

You can visit our website http://www.peopleshomeservice.com for more pictures,information and other available apartments..


Totally fake advertisement, totally fake website. Don’t fall for it.

FAKE AGENCY ALERT: rentalscitypalace

Watch out for this fake agency, currently operating on Craigslist. A quick Whois check shows the domain name rentalscitypalace.com was created only days ago.

Also watch out for everydayhomelettings.org

EUR45 / 1br – MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW AT http://www.rentalscitypalace.com (PARIS/FRANCE)

Date: 2010-05-16, 8:11PM CEST
Reply to: rentalscitypalace@gmail.com or homeforhomes@gmail.com

you can make your booking through our website at http://www.rentalscitypalace.com or send an email to rentalscitypalace@gmail.com
Full Kitchen Guest Handbook/Directory Hairdryer
Heated Towel Rail Hi-fi System High Chairs Available On Request
In-room Safe On Request Ironing Facilities Luxury Towels and Linen
Microwave Oven Portable Air Conditioning Units, On Request
Power Shower Refrigerator Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
Telephone Washer/Dryer Wooden Flooring
Work Desks On Request.. you can make your booking through our website at http://www.rentalscitypalace.com or send an email to rentalscitypalace@gmail.com

you can make your booking through our website at http://www.rentalscitypalace.com or send an email to rentalscitypalace@gmail.com

Fake agency of the day

Fake agencies seem to be popping up all over Craigslist these days.

Here’s the latest one, apparently an offshoot of the holidayhomecitys.com scam featured in an earlier warning:

http://www.thepalacereservation.com
book@thepalacereservation.com

The website not only looks hastily put together, a quick Whois check shows this website’s domain name was created just days ago, and only for one year, the shortest term possible.

The fake ad on Craigslist, offering luxury accommodations for the ridiculously low price of 55 euros a night:

EUR55 / 1br – MAKE YOUR RESERVATION AT (FRANCE/PARIS)

Date: 2010-04-06, 6:44PM CEST
Reply to: book@thepalacereservation.com

General Facilities:
Amenities and services at a glance:
24 Hour Reception Air Conditioning Billiards Room
Breakfast On Request Breakfast Room Dry Cleaning Service
Garden Gym Laundry Service
Maid Service/Housekeeping Pets Allowed Private Car Parking
Safety Deposit Box At Reception Wake-up Calls Weekly Linen Change
You can view our website for more information or inquiries at http://www.thepalacereservation.com or send an email to book@thepalacereservation.com
Apartment Facilities:
The features below apply to all of the apartments:
Air Conditioning Alarm Clock Baby Cots Available
Bathroom Products Central Heating Dishwasher
Full Kitchen Hairdryer Hi-fi System
High Chairs Available In-room Safe Ironing Facilities
Microwave Oven Refrigerator
TV (Satellite) Tea/Coffee Making Facilities Telephone
Wireless Broadband..You can view our website for more information or inquiries at http://www.thepalacereservation.com or send an email to book@thepalacereservation.com

SCAM WARNING: Josef Gutmannsbauer

Some recent reports about a prolific scammer using alias Josef Gutmannsbauer, (josgutman@ymail.com). BEWARE!

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November 12, 2009

I got this one when I was looking for accommodation in Copenhagen (November 2009)… It’s from a “Josef Gutman” (josgutman@ymail.com)… I took a random line from the email, googled it, and I found myself at this blog. Thanks for setting it up!!!

Here’s the text of the email below…

“Hello,
My two bedroom apartment in Copenhagen is up for rent. I got a contract job in a design company that deals with architectural Design – Domestic Interiors – Exhibition Design – Interior Design, in England and I’ve presently relocated to London. The apartment will be available for a while as the first phase of my contract is one year.

Its a fully furnished apartment with a complete bathroom. An area of study, with WI-FI Internet service,telephone service, and a kitchen totally equipped with electrical oven,
microwave, washing machine,refrigerator, washing machine and dryer.Also it has a system of refrigeration and heating in all the apartment being able to enjoy the temperature you wish at any moment.

The price of the apartment is 2600DKK for your period of stay, if you are interested get back to me so I can provide you with more details and also the rental application form.

Regards,

Josef.”

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January 14, 2010

Hello

Apperently the guy has an appartment in Amsterdam aswell, found this blog while googling the email-adress: Josgutman@ymail.com. Thanks for this blog

Here’s the response i got
“Hello,
My one bedroom apartment in Jordaan is up for rent. I got a contract job in a design company that deals with architectural Design – Domestic Interiors – Exhibition Design – Interior Design, in England and I’ve presently relocated to London. The apartment will be available for a while as the first phase of my contract is one year.

Its a fully furnished apartment with a complete bathroom. An area of study, with WI-FI Internet service,telephone service, and a kitchen totally equipped with electrical oven,
microwave, washing machine,refrigerator, washing machine and dryer.Also it has a system of refrigeration and heating in all the apartment being able to enjoy the temperature you wish at any moment.

The price of the apartment is 500EUR per month, if you are interested get back to me so I can provide you with more details and also the rental application form.

Regards,

Josef.”

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January 14, 2010

This Guy also goes under the name of Josef Gutmannsbauer. Sent me an ad from Tel Aviv saying he had an apartment for rent. Glad for this listing so no one gets taken.

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January 16, 2010

Okay, watch out for Rome now. Josef Gutmannsbauer. Same telephone number.

“Hello,
My two bedroom apartment in Monti is up for rent. I got a contract job in a design company that deals with architectural Design – Domestic Interiors – Exhibition Design – Interior Design, in England and I’ve presently relocated to London. The apartment will be available for a while as the first phase of my contract is one year.

Its a fully furnished apartment with a complete bathroom. An area of study, with WI-FI Internet service,telephone service, and a kitchen totally equipped with electrical oven,
microwave, washing machine,refrigerator, washing machine and dryer.Also it has a system of refrigeration and heating in all the apartment being able to enjoy the temperature you wish at any moment.

The price of the apartment is 800EUR per month, if you are interested get back to me so I can provide you with more details and also the rental application form.

Regards,

Josef.”

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January 24, 2010

BE CAREFULL , watch out for ROMA now. Josef GUTMANNSBAUER. Same telephone number. with fake ID.

“Hello,
My two bedroom apartment in Monti is up for rent. I got a contract job in a design company that deals with architectural Design – Domestic Interiors – Exhibition Design – Interior Design, in England and I’ve presently relocated to London. The apartment will be available for a while as the first phase of my contract is one year.

Its a fully furnished apartment with a complete bathroom. An area of study, with WI-FI Internet service,telephone service, and a kitchen totally equipped with electrical oven,
microwave, washing machine,refrigerator, washing machine and dryer.Also it has a system of refrigeration and heating in all the apartment being able to enjoy the temperature you wish at any moment.

The price of the apartment is 800EUR per month, if you are interested get back to me so I can provide you with more details and also the rental application form.

Regards,

Josef

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February 5, 2010

I’ve just been cheated by the same guy – what can be done about it?

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February 11, 2010

DEAR ALL
HE IS A SCAMMER. I WIRED SOME MONEYS AND NOW NO NEWS. DON’T TRUST HIM EVEN IF HE SAYS HE WILL SEND YOU THE KEYS BY MAIL BLA BLA
HE IS A LIAR. JUST ONE WAY TO KNOW HIM : ASK HIM ABOUT VIENNA ABOUT A FAKE AREA NAME HE WILL HESITATE PROBABLY OR TELL YOU HE KNOWS AND BINGO!!!

I HAD HIM SEVERAL TIME ON THE PHONE HE SOUNDED CORRECT BUT HE IS A LIAR

AND JOSEF GUTMANSBAEUR IS CERTAINLY THE REAL VICTIM OF IDENTITY THEFT HE HAS STOLEN.

CORNELIA, FILE TO THE POLICE AND PUT A WARNING ON FBK TO AVOID YOUR IDENTITY TO BE STOLEN

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February 17, 2010

I got scammed by this Josef character. I didn’t even think about being scammed. Is there anything I can do?

Thanks.

More here: http://parishousingscamwatch.wordpress.com/2008/10/02/warning-scammer-mike-brown/

and here: http://parishousingscamwatch.wordpress.com/2009/04/16/warning-scammer-lynsey-douglas-l_douglas_111hotmailcom/

SCAM ALERT: Lucie De Chevigny Boissonneaux

Recent scam reports:

13/02/2010

I have just been scammed by Lucie De Chevigny Boissonneaux (luciede_83@yahoo.com)
I posted an advert on Craig’s List looking for a room to rent in Paris, and got an email from this person, with a flat that sounded ideal. She asked for one months rent and a deposit, but I thought that was legit since we made an official signed contract. So I paid up, via WUMT. Then she asked for another months rent so I got suspicious and so googled her name, and found this site. So I have been scammed. 700 Euros down the drain. This is a complete nightmare. Is there anything I can do about this?

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07/01/2010

do not answer to this [one] EITHER!!!! ITS ALL A hoax!!!! she swears she has a really pretty apartment but don’t believe anything she says. its ALL FAKE… SHE LOOKS THROUGH CRAIGSLIST TO FIND HER VICTIMS. I ADMIT, I FELL FOR IT TOO;(… AND SHE STOLE SOME MONEY FROM ME!!!
DO NOT SEND ANYONE ANY TYPE OF WESTERN UNION TRANSFER, EVEN IF ITS UNDER YOUR NAME, CAUSE THEY WILL USE THE # TO STEAL THE MONEY!!!! TRUST ME IT JUST HAPPENED TO ME…..
don’t send any type of deposit via any money transfer system, AT ALL!!!! meet the person once you arrive at your destination and deal with them then….
so about this person, she calls her self LUCIE De Chevigny Boissonneaux [luciede_83@yahoo.com]…. don’t answer to KIKELOWO EITHER OR THIS OTHER EMAIL ADDRESS… martinezmybaby_@yahoo.com

BEWARE, THEY R EVERYWHERE; AND this was her email she sent…

Hello
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I’m well pleased to get back to you with the details concerning the apartment which I have available for rent ,am Chevigny Lucie de female from france
I have a charming and lovely Bedroom Apartment available for Rent and provides the perfect atmosphere for Living.!The kitchen has a breakfast bar overlooking the spacious living room with patio/balcony access,Covered, elevated outdoor patio.Finished with private bathroom, fireplace.Enjoy the bedroom with a private bathroom,access to the Internet! Vaulted ceilings & ceiling fans are available on top floor apartments.
More Information… about the apartment in includes
-Dryer/washer
-Wireless internet connection
-Air conditioner
-Spacious closets
-Rent 500EUROS
-DeposiT 300EUROS REFUNDABLE
-Month to Month lease.
-Furnished bedroom.
-Washer Machine
-Utilities included.
Let me hear from you through my email if you havent find any so i can send you more details and the pictures of the apartment to you.
Regards
lucie……………….

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31/10/2009

First of all, a big thank you to those who set this site up and have contributed to it since – it’s been a huge help.

I’ve had a bit of contact with the charming Lucie De Chevigny Boissonneaux, using this address:luciede_83@yahoo.com

I had plenty of emails from Nigerian scammers when I was flat hunting in Paris two years ago, so I knew what to expect and bailed out early with Lucie. I’ve pasted her last mail to me below. You’ll see the telltale signs about a relative abroad – though note there wasn’t an immediate demand for money transfers and keys posted etc.

Bon courage.

How are you and thanks for the respond

l will be glad to meet you so that l can show you the apartment and you can view it but let me know if you really serious and have interest in the rentting and let me know if you can afford the rent payment ask well because l will not like the insituittion after l have show you the apartment you will not have the money to pay send to my mother because l and my mother perfar the most serious person who l will show the apartment and can made the payment to my mother in madrid spain after see the apartment so that l can give the person the keys after made payment to my mother in madrid

so let me hear from you asap if you really serious in rentting the apartment and you can afford the payment ask well so that l can show you the apartment

Best regard

Lucie……………………….

Atlanta Woman Uncovers Craigslist Scam

by Justin Gray, Fox News (Atlanta), 19 Jan 2010

One Atlanta woman searching for good deal on an apartment on the popular website Craigslist ended up finding a scam instead. Tuesday night, Kate Thacker warned others to beware that if the deal looks to good to be true, it probably is.

To read the rest of the story, click here.

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

A scam victim’s unexpected journey

Los Angeles Times travel editor Catharine Hamm describes in an article how she fell for an Internet rental scam and then tracked down the fraudster who stole her money.

“I always assumed that people who got scammed were knuckleheads. Now I know they are people just like me.

I’ve talked to a lot of them who thought they were renting a house in Hawaii — the same one I thought I was renting — and ended up with a handful of air.” — Catharine Hamm

To read the story in the L.A. Times, click here.

On the newspaper’s travel blog, the author also provides some good advice on how to avoid online fraud.

Scam detection: it’s not that hard!

Over on chicaneryconsscams.blogspot.com, The Quirked Eyebrow points out that unmistakable scammer “style” that gives “419″ fraudsters away every time, thanks to Google and a few seconds of effort.

Read the post here.

And remember:  Never send a scan of your passport or other ID. Never send funds to a prospective “landlord” via Western Union or Moneygram. Anyone who asks you to do either is a scammer!

SCAM RUE DU CHEMIN VERT

SCAM PARIS & MILAN fred.jamies@yahoo.com

http://milan.de.craigslist.it/apa/1315074880.html

http://paris.craigslist.org/apa/1482483384.html

EUR450 Comfortable 2 bedrooms apartment for rent/lease, it is available (paris)

Date : 2009-11-26, 12:40AM CET
Répondre à : fred.jamies@yahoo.com [Errors when replying to ads?]

Comfortable 2 bedrooms apartment for rent/lease, it is available for long / short term rent, located at quiet, clean and safe area in central Paris, it’s fully furnished living room that has broadband Internet, TV,Land line phone, clear bathrooms and toilets with well equipped kitchen that has modern facilities such as microwave, oven,refrigerator,washing machine, dish washer….For more details contact me via my email address below.
E-mail:fred.jamies@yahoo.com
PICS AVAILABLE

cats are OK – purrr
dogs are OK – wooof
Lieu : paris
Vous N’êtes PAS autorisé à contacter l’annonceur à l’origine de cette offre au sujet d’autres services ou intérêts commerciaux.
PostingID: 1482483384

Début du message réexpédié :
De : Fred Jamies
Objet : Apartment Still Available For Rent!!

Good day ,

My name is Fred Jamie,I was born in Los Angeles,And Work as a Choir Coordinator in Living Gospel Church L.A,I am the owner of the House you are making inquiry for.Actually i resided in the House with my family and Only Daughter but had to move out after My Transfer to another Branch of our Church in Uk .Its just been 2 months since i had left with My Family.

Presently My House is still Available for Rent

Criteria _looking for a responsible person that can take very good care of the Apartment .

Due to The urgent need of my Transfer i couldn’t Handover the Documents and Key to An Agent,it was hard Finding an Agent at that stipulated time and my only Trusted Relative that could have done that for me travelled To Dominica Republic a month before i left for uk ,so i had come down with the Documents and keys To The Apartment ,But that isnt a problem ,that can be handled .The House includes utilities like heat, hydro, cable,fridge, Gas cooker /Stove, it cooks with dishwasher, hall, dining room, bath, cleanliness, air conditioned, TV, DVD, terrace, located in a well communicated very exclusive zone and with downtown. lovely furnished Hrdwd, Jacuzzi, loft, kitchen.The rent fees included all the utilities like hydro,washer and security,wifi, washing machine. located in a well communicated and exclusive zone and with downtown. lovely furnished Hrdwd, Jacuzzi, loft, kitchen in beautiful Victorian House. We accept pets like cat and Dogs.with parking space for 2 cars.All room wired for internet/cable and telephone.

Appliances and Utilities are included in the rent.

Rent:€450 per month
Policies Pet
Call for details Smoking:
Exterior Outdoor: Parking:

10 rue du Chemin Vert,
Paris 75011,
France..

Wonderful and clean So if you are interested in my House you get back to me by filling the Rent Application Form below.

RENT APPLICATION FORM

1)Your Full Name
2)Your Full Address & Phone Number
3)How old are you?
4)Are you married?
5)How many people will be living in the House?
6)Do you have a pet?
7)Do you have a car?
8)Your Occupation Title:
9)How long have you been employed with them?
10)Contact Name for employment verification: Phone #:
11)What is your religion?
12)How long of a lease are you interested in?
13)Present Address with postal code, city and province:
14)Do you own or rent currently?:
15)Your Gross Monthly Income: €
16)Your first and last month rent is required.

The applicant certifies that all statements given here are true and correct, and authorizes the Landlord to contact any references given here in. It is further understood that all information given here remains confidential and private and will not be released to anyone other than lawful authorities without prior consent of the applicant. Applicant understands that no representations, promises, or agreements as to occupancy, lease or date of possession have been made. The owners, their representatives, or duly authorized agents shall not be liable for any loss or damage occurring due to the inability to deliver possession of the premises applied for. If the applicant withdraws this application, or upon acceptance does not take occupancy of the premises, all sums deposited will be retained by the owner as liquidated damages, and the applicant shall not acquire any right in or to said premises by reason there of. I’am a kind and honest person 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 this House and want you to treat it as if it is your own, money is not the main problem but i want you to keep it 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. Looking forward to hearing back from you with all this details today,so that i can have them in my file,in case of issuing your rent payment receipt to you and for contacting you.

Hope to hearing back from you as soon as possible today.I will send you all the present pictures of the house.

May GOD bless you and your family.

Best Regards.

Fred Jamie.

The Property Owner.

WARNING: SCAM ILE SAINT LOUIS marco.marin@yahoo.com NIGERIA

SCAM http://paris.fr.craigslist.org/apa/1479411493.html

marco.marin@yahoo.com Lagos IP 41.219.194.185

EUR700 / 1br – One bedroom apartment on rue St Louis en Iles (Iles Saint Louis)
Date : 2009-11-23, 11:00PM CET
Répondre à : hous-kwqfb-1479411493@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

One-bedroom apartment which is located on the enjoyable Ile Saint-Louis. Situated on the 2nd floor of a walkup buiding and overlooking a lovely paved courtyard ornated with trees and flowers, this spacious apartment is a luxurious refuge in Paris’ ancient heart. It will make your Paris stay really memorable. Charming one-bedroom apartment located in the smartest area of Paris, Ile Saint Louis, Rue Saint Louis en Isle between the Quai d?Anjou and the Quai de Bethune. This 51m2 apartment can accommodate 4 persons. The entry hall leads to the living room then the Kitchen on the right and on the other side, the bedroom and the bathroom. The 20m2 living room has two windows, north exposure, which faces the courtyard with beautiful trees. Double sofa bed,, a coffee table, a wooden chest, a TV, a phone and a hi-fi/dvd stereo. There is also a dining table with four chairs, few decorative objects, furniture such as lamps, pictures all over the room and a big cupboard. It has a beautiful old wooden floor and a high ceiling. The 15m2 bedroom has a Queen bed, a wooden chest and two bedside tables, a window which faces an other small and quiet courtyard. The separate small kitchen is open to the living room and is equipped with 2 electric burners, a refrigerator, a microwave, a dishwasher, a washing machine, a toaster, a coffee maker, and cupboards which contain cooking utensils

The bathroom has a shower, a washbasin with mirror and toilet,shower.

There is also a Dressing. Neighborhood: Iles Saint Louis, this mostly residential area is one of the most select and beautiful Parisian neighborhoods. In the middle of the island there are countless little shops, cosy crêperies, and chic restaurants, often in vaulted cellars, which form an attractive setting for an elegant meal. The harmony of the closely packed houses, the little cafes where a ?petit café? can be enjoyed at leisure, the quiet quays and the aura of the past which pervades the island, give it a particular charm. The Seine Islands, the egg, from which Paris was hatched, the Ile de la Cite lies quietly in the shadow of the Notre Dame. The home of French kings until the 14th century, the island still maintains its medieval air. An iron bridge leads to the Ile Saint Louis, the smaller and quieter of the two river islands, which today is still very much as it was in the 17th century. It is very close to the Hotel De Ville, the Quartier Latin and the Panthéon The closest metro stations are Pont Marie or Sully-Morland (line 7)

PostingID: 1479411493

Réponse :

Hello,
Thanks for your interest. The apartment is furnished and well equipped with all home utilities and its internet access is unlimited. A large living room with a sofa bed for two people, kitchen and a nice bathroom with shower.
Facilities: independent heating system, air conditioning, washing machine, iron and iron board, hairdryer, coffeemaker.
The kitchen is well equipped with pots and pans, refrigerator, dish washer, dishes and so on.
In the sitting room there is a TV, Internet connection.

I am out of town presently doing a research in Lagos,west Africa with my family, we will be staying there for 6months and will move to our apartment in England, that is the main reason why we are renting out the apartment. My research is actually based amongst the less privileged African children. If you are interested in the apartment let me know so that we can make all necessary arrangements and also send the keys and documents through a courier company which will be delivered in two working days so that you can see the apartment and decide whether to rent it or not.

If you are interested in the apartment let me know so that we can make all necessary arrangements from you and also send the keys and documents through a courier company and will be received in the next 2 working days.

The apartment is located on the street of 10 rue St Louis en Ile Apartment Paris and its available now for long and short term tenant.

Total floor size of 51 m²
Price:700EURmonthly
Security Deposit:300EUR

Yours Sincerely,

Thanks,
God Bless.
Marco Marin.

SCAM PARIS RUE DE LA PARCHEMINERIE

Beware of the following scam ads on Craigslist!

Scammer posting from LAGOS IP 41.219.209.169 – suleigbira@yahoo.com FELIX N GON

http://paris.craigslist.org/apa/1472787634.html
http://paris.fr.craigslist.org/apa/1462424017.html
http://paris.fr.craigslist.org/apa/1474210264.html

EUR1100 / 2br – apartment of 2 separate rooms (paris city center rue de la parchemineri)
Date : 2009-11-19, 1:21PM CET
Répondre à : hous-3jkz5-1472787634@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

The apartment has 2 separate bedrooms apartment well equipped ,furnished and
with internet wireless and communications access,the equipment such as
electronics,cooker,drier,refrigerator,chairs,gas cooker,internet,washing machine,dryer central heater

rue de la Parcheminerie 75005 Paris
Between the Seine quays and the Sorbonne University,where you can look at the cloisre of th Church sain severin and the Cluny Gardens.For sure you will walk to Saint Michel and to the pedestrian district of la Huchette close by.
Near by rue de la Harpe, rue de Cluny, rue Saint Jacques, rue Dante, Boulevard Saint Germain, Place Maubert Mutualite, rue des Ecoles, La Sorbonne, Boulevard Saint Michel, Quai Saint Michel.

Metro. St-Michel/Notre-Dame ou Cluny

* Lieu : paris city center rue de la parchemineri
* Vous N’êtes PAS autorisé à contacter l’annonceur à l’origine de cette offre au sujet d’autres services ou intérêts commerciaux.

PostingID: 1472787634

————————–

De : Felix N Gon
Objet : Rép : EUR1100 / 2br – apartment of 2 separate rooms (paris city center rue de la parchemineri)

Hello,
here is the pictures of the apartment,and also you ll find the
informations of it below i sent the pictures to you because i dont
stay in Paris now and that is the reason why i want to rent the 2
rooms to someone who ll take care of the apartment for me and i work
in Edinburgh so if you are okay and also like the pictures sent to you
then you can get back to me and tell me what you think about it The 2
bedrooms apartment well equipped ,furnished and
with internet wireless and communications access,the equipment such as
electronics,cooker,drier,refrigerator,chairs,gas cooker,internet,washing machine,dryer central heater.
The monthly rent for each of the room is 500 euros and a
security deposit of 600euro which is refundable if you do not damage
any of my properties in my Flat, while your stay there.because if you
do make any damages the money of the damages will be deducted from the
security deposit while the rest will be refund back to you and if you
do not make any damages then the whole amount of the money will be
refunded back to you.and there ll be CAF available.And for single room you ll
have to pay 500 euros and also the security deposit.
12, rue de la Parcheminerie 75005 Paris
Between the Seine quays and the Sorbonne University,where you can look at the cloisre of th Church sain severin and the Cluny Gardens.For sure you will walk to Saint Michel and to the pedestrian district of la Huchette close by.
Near by rue de la Harpe, rue de Cluny, rue Saint Jacques, rue Dante, Boulevard Saint Germain, Place Maubert Mutualite, rue des Ecoles, La Sorbonne, Boulevard Saint Michel, Quai Saint Michel.
Metro. St-Michel/Notre-Dame ou Cluny
Urgency really matters since i talk to so many people concerning
the rooms,because a lot of people had already waste my time on the
apartment this is why i need someone who can be bale to make
commitment on the apartment so i can be sure that you really love to
rent the apartment because i don’t want to waste my time and money
over to Paris and come to negative answers like others and i really
don’t want to waste your time either so i think you ll understand me
better on this hope to read from you soon and you ll find the attached
pictures of the apartment with the mail hope to read from you soon

 

WARNING: infinityapartmentrentals

BEWARE of repeat scammer using  alias RICHARD CRAIG and email infinityapartmentrentals@googlemail.com:

SUITE DES SCAMS DU MEME UNE INDUSTRIE ! C’EST UNE USURPATION DE NOM D’AGENCE…
Richard Craig
infinityapartmentrentals@googlemail.com
Tel: +44 (0) 7519569598

http://paris.fr.craigslist.org/vac/1469648678.html
http://paris.fr.craigslist.org/vac/1469651830.html
http://paris.fr.craigslist.org/vac/1469651291.html
http://paris.fr.craigslist.org/vac/1469649934.html
http://paris.fr.craigslist.org/vac/1469649804.html
http://paris.fr.craigslist.org/vac/1469645769.html
http://paris.fr.craigslist.org/vac/1469646936.html
http://paris.fr.craigslist.org/vac/1469645769.html
http://paris.fr.craigslist.org/vac/1469645107.html

.

.

SCAMS PARIS LONDRES un soit disant Richard Craig, amusant non ?

http://paris.fr.craigslist.org/vac/1469645107.html

infinityapartmentrentals@googlemail.com
Tél. 44 (0) 7519569598
Fiché comme escroc ici :


EUR2000 / 2br – Rue Bouloi 75001 (Central france)
Date : 2009-11-17, 11:37AM CET
Répondre à : infinityapartmentrentals@googlemail.com [Errors when replying to ads?]

This spacious two bedroom apartment is located on a high floor (elevator) of a modern building located around the corner from the famous Palais Royal square and gardens. The apartment is a few minute’s walk from the Louvre, Les Halles, the Seine, and a number of famous galeries. The apartment is furnished with two high quality twin beds that can be made into a queen size bed for couples, an elegantly furnished living room, a small open kitchen, with a counter pass-through to facilitate meal preparation and dining. The kitchen has a refrigerator, microwave, cook-top and dishwasher. The remodeled bathroom has a full bathtub, shower and washing machine. High speed internet (WiFi) access, Cable tv, and telephone service (including calls to the US, Canada, most European countries, Australia, Japan and China) is included. Sleeps up to 5 people.

Director:Richar Craig

Email:infinityapartmentrentals@googlemail.com

Tel: +44 (0) 7519569598

Fax: +44 208 181 6081

* cats are OK – purrr
* dogs are OK – wooof
* Lieu : Central france
* Vous N’êtes PAS autorisé à contacter l’annonceur à l’origine de cette offre au sujet d’autres services ou intérêts commerciaux.

PostingID: 1469645107

Il a d’autres posts que des SCAMS :
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http://london.craigslist.co.uk/vac/1467937488.html
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TRIPLE SCAM SUR PARIS

Voici un triple SCAM avec des photos de maison andalouse à Paris… puis sans photos et de moins en moins de texte mais le même !

1) http://paris.fr.craigslist.org/apa/1460814636.html
mcalistermendez@yahoo.com
EUR400 / 2br – Charming and spacious apt for rent
Date : 2009-11-11, 11:06AM CET
Répondre à : mcalistermendez@yahoo.com [Errors when replying to ads?]

Hello everyone
I’m glad to tell you that i have a lovely apartment in (Paris)..My apartment is furnished with:
2 bedroom
living room
kitchen
toilet&bat Come home to Luxury & Style! — Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath
Great well maintained building…

ELECTRONIC entry into the building.
Washer/dryers
his truly is a place to call home… is meticulously clean and renovated..
new kitchen and new bathroom and marvelous ceramic tiles from the kitchen, along the hallway to the bathroom.

This suite features a beautiful, neutral lay-out, top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, maple cabinets, ensuite laundry and storage, full ensuite bath, walk-in closet, and loads of space to entertain

My apartment is with wireless internet,communication access,TV, DVD,and many more

cats are OK – purrr
dogs are OK – wooof
Vous N’êtes PAS autorisé à contacter l’annonceur à l’origine de cette offre au sujet d’autres services ou intérêts commerciaux.
PostingID: 1460814636

1460814636 mcalistermendez@yahoo.com 400

2) http://paris.fr.craigslist.org/apa/1460834335.html
EUR350 / 2br – Charming and spacious apt for rent
Date : 2009-11-11, 12:52PM CET
Répondre à : hous-zsvz7-1460834335@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Hello everyone
I’m glad to tell you that i have a lovely apartment in (Paris)..My apartment is furnished with:
2 bedroom
living room
kitchen
toilet&bat Come home to Luxury & Style! — Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath
Great well maintained building…

ELECTRONIC entry into the building.
Washer/dryers
his truly is a place to call home… is meticulously clean and renovated..
new kitchen and new bathroom and marvelous ceramic tiles from the kitchen, along the hallway to the bathroom.

This suite features a beautiful, neutral lay-out, top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, maple cabinets, ensuite laundry and storage, full ensuite bath, walk-in closet, and loads of space to entertain

My apartment is with wireless internet,communication access,TV, DVD,and many more

Vous N’êtes PAS autorisé à contacter l’annonceur à l’origine de cette offre au sujet d’autres services ou intérêts commerciaux.
PostingID: 1460834335

3) http://paris.fr.craigslist.org/apa/1460831813.html
EUR500 / 2br – 2 br apartment (paris city centre)
Date : 2009-11-11, 12:43PM CET
Répondre à : hous-eehtg-1460831813@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Hello everyone
I’m glad to tell you that i have a lovely apartment in (Paris)..My apartment is furnished with:
2 bedroom
living room
kitchen
toilet&bath
My apartment is with wireless internet,communication access,TV, DVD,and many more

Lieu : paris city centre
Vous N’êtes PAS autorisé à contacter l’annonceur à l’origine de cette offre au sujet d’autres services ou intérêts commerciaux.
PostingID: 1460831813

Le post original est ici : http://sevilla.es.craigslist.es/apa/1450747127.html

WARNING: scammer using alias Emily Sarah Noel

Scamwatch has received the following warning about a scam on justlanded.com and Craigslist Brussels. Take note and beware!:

Hi,

I would just like to ad that this is also taking place in Brussels. I was just scammed quite similarly to the other people posting. I found the ad on justlanded.com and then later found it on craigslist Brussels.

The ad link is http://brussels.en.craigslist.org/roo/1425217070.html

Email address is esarahnoel@yahoo.com going by the name Emily Sarah Noel….even provided a passport scam. Also took my passport scan. The email provided was this one (similar to the others). Other emails followed regularly as well as chats on MSN… PLEASE PROTECT YOURSELF!!:

Hello,

I am extremely sorry for my late response to your mail. I have been very busy for a while now and never had time to check my mails.Thanks for your prompt response regarding my posted ad, let me take a little time to tell you something about myself, the room & its amenities, price and conditions to rent.

About myself

I am a young female in my mid 20′s currently doing my masters in risk management after work and this makes me return home late but can’t stop having fun when its necessary. I am an accountant and thus work for s brooking firm and also as a consultant,so this makes me travel often which is the mere reason why i need and search good people as flatmates so i will be rest assured that my flat is in safe hands in my absence.

I got my first degree in London School of Economics, i worked in Paris as a senior accountant in a brooking firm before i went to the Barcelona to take a 3 months course in public marketing and to learn the spanish cultures and languages,thus, Did my internship with JP Morgan in New York in 2007 which gave me an opportunity to visit the united states for the first time before returning back to Dublin to start my masters and work aswell then have been here ever since…what a traveller i am….lol

My house is located at Rue Du Midi, Bruxelles 1000, Belgium.

Flat Amenities

A small fridge in each room

A big freezer in the kitchen

Each room has a big wardrobe

TV connected to a cable

A surround sound system

A twin sleeper bed(double sleeper bed,capable of sleeping two people

conveniently)

Private toilet and bathroom for each room

Washer/dryer for laundry needs

Air-condition and  fire place to keep the room warm

Gas cooker and micro wave oven available in the kitchen

Price:

I have two rooms for rent. Each room is for 350 euros and monthly utilities charges of 50 euros and a security deposit of 600 euros

Therefore:

Rent per month………400 euros

per week…………………..120 euros

Security deposit……..600 euros

NB: The security deposit is refundable upon verification of the room which you rented to be in good order. Both payment is to be made once to my family lawyer or mother.

There is contract available for weekly, month to month and long term basis but if you want a long term rent, i will prefer an initial 3 months rent which is renewable 2weeks prior to the rent expiration.

Utilities included in the rent:

Water

Gas refill

Heater/warmer

Electricity bill

Laundry

Parking space

Internet via wireless lan

Trash pick up

Why i am renting:

I live in a 3 bedroom flat like i told you but the 2 rooms vacant which i am offering for rent is because my previous flatmates are through with there activities and work here and has gone back to there respective states.So, i need people who are fun to be with, people whom we could share times and moments together,not just minding your business or going into your room after the day….but you can always have your private time and affair if you so wish and desire.

Immediately i confirm your interest and knowing some things about you,I shall send to you the current pictures of your room and my flat in general with the kitchen and other pictures aswell before we proceed with the necessary details to prepare the tenement contract necessary for your move in.

Regards


Scammers ‘hijacking’ property listings

Renters warned of Craigslist ads linked to Nigeria
by Christopher Showbeck October 26, 2009, Twincities.com (Minnesota)

When renting an apartment in the Twin Cities, think twice before sending that deposit to Nigeria.

NorthstarMLS, a computer system used by about 16,000 real estate agents to list homes for sale in the region, is alerting members to a scheme in which scammers take information from public real estate Web sites and use it to create bogus listings for rental property.

The fake rental listings are posted on Craigslist, a free Web site for classified ads, and feature an unlikely scenario to separate naive consumers from their money.

To read the rest of the story, click here.

SCAM A PARIS (NIGERIA)

EUR680 / 1br – Lovely One Bedroom Flat For Rent (Paris) – PostingID: 1436925345

lewis.francoise@yahoo.com – 41.189.6.245 Lagos

De : Lewis Francoise
Received: from [41.189.6.245] by web112806.mail.gq1.yahoo.com via HTTP; Mon, 26 Oct 2009

I am Lewis Francoise.I am disable and currently living with the eldest of my daughters (Mariet) in the UK and my wife ( Anne)searches and auctions antiques and is presently studying Culture languages in Leeds,he think its a disturbing idea that i live alone with no one to take care of me concidering my present condition ,i also am taking the opportunity to be with Mariet because she has just put to bed.

It’s Annas’ idea that we leave our home locked up because of the terrible experience we had with the last tenant and the expenses the carelessness of the realtors left us to bare alone. But i seem to think otherwise,thats why we have decided to look for someone responsible and genuine to occupy and take care of our property like it were his/her own..

Our home is located in a well known street of Paris on Rue rambuteau, boasting a very Parisian atmosphere.. French shops, Antiquities, tea saloon created in an antiquity shop, fine restaurants, and all facilities: Subway 1 min walking distance, many bus stops and a city bus tour are all nearby.

The 60 sqm of this 1 bedroom apartment are very well arranged. The living room is large and equipped with a dining table and 4 chairs, TV with international channels and unlimited Internet access (broadband). Simple and comfortable bedroom, the kitchen is conveniently equipped with dishwasher, oven, microwave, coffee maker, kettle, and all kitchen utensils needed for cooking. The ensuite bathroom is large with a shower. Toilet separated.

I have attached pics of our home to this mail ………….hope you like them.

We will await your response
regards,
Lewis Francoise

 

SCAM PARIS & BERLIN

http://berlin.en.craigslist.de/apa/1414889684.html
http://paris.fr.craigslist.org/apa/1416216321.html
http://paris.fr.craigslist.org/apa/1414879480.html

EUR400 / 1br – Spacious and Fully Furnished 1 Bedroom Flat For Rent In Berlin (Berlin)

Date: 2009-10-10, 1:15PM CEST
Reply to: chain.philipp@yahoo.com [Errors when replying to ads?]

this is a well furnished room, it is located in a good environment, if you are interested get back to me for more info

This very spacious 1 double bedroom apartment in Berlin

Internet Connection TV Video DVD
FurnishedThe Kitchen
Oven Washing Machine Furnished
Electric Hob Fridge Microwave Dish washer
Views Lake,
River or Field ViewsGeneral Description
Air Conditioning
Heating Porter
Furnished Electric
Heating Garage/Car park

PostingID: 1414889684

 

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