What can you do?

The Internet Service Providers being used to perpetrate apartment rental scams around the world include the following:

Nigeria Multi-links Telecommunications: 82.128.0.0 - 82.128.127.255

Nigeria Assigned To Lagos Dial-pool Customers: 41.219.247.0 - 41.219.247.255

Nigeria Afrinic 196.29.216.0 - 196.29.223.255

Nigeria Choizcom 83.229.69.128 - 83.229.69.191

United Kingdom Skyvision Holdings Ltd: 78.0.0.0 - 78.255.255.255

United Kingdom Tertiarydns Internet Solutions And Security Consultants: 91.186.10.0 - 91.186.10.65

United States Sterling Bringcom Inc 204.16.124.0 – 204.16.127.255

Gilat Satcom Range 81.199.52.0 – 81.199.53.255 (have a look at Gilat Satcom’s rap sheet here).

HELP PUT SCAMMERS OUT OF BUSINESS:

PLEASE WRITE TO CRAIGSLIST (USE THIS LINK) AND EXPATRIATES.COM (contact@expatriates.com) AND ASK THEM TO BAN THESE IP ADDRESSES FROM ACCESSING THEIR SITES.

PLEASE WRITE TO THE INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS TO REPORT ANY FRAUDULENT EMAILS YOU RECEIVE (LOCATE THE ORIGINATING IP ADDRESS IN THE MESSAGE HEADER AND LOOK IT UP AT WHOIS.DOMAINTOOLS.COM)

IF YOU’RE A VICTIM OF A SCAM, FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE INTERNET CRIME COMPLAINT CENTER (IC3) (U.S.). IN AUSTRALIA CHECK THE SCAMWATCH WEBSITE TO SEE WHERE TO REPORT THE SCAM. IN CANADA, FILE A COMPLAINT ON THE REPORTING ECONOMIC CRIME ON-LINE (RECOL)WEBSITE. IN FRANCE, USE THIS CLICK ON THIS LINK.

REPORT FRAUD ATTEMPTS TO NIGERIA’S ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION (EFCC).

Comments

  • jocelyn  On August 21, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    I’ve already reported to Craig’s list but wanted to share this recent post on Craig’s list for a fraudulent apt for rent. I had a feeling it was too good to be true & sure enough it was a scam.

    ORIGINAL POST:

    my apartment for rent
    Reply to: philipscotts@gmail.com
    Date: 2008-08-20, 5:35PM

    Lovely 2-Story Townhouse features 2 Spacious Bedrooms Upstairs, 1 Full Bath, Stackable Laundry (includes Washer and Dryer), Beautiful Ceramic Tiled floors Downstairs, Newer Kitchen Appliances including Stove-top Oven, Built-in Microwave and Automatic Dishwasher, Central Air, Forced Heat, Large Living Room with Sliding Glass Door to Large Balcony, Gated Underground Parking for 2 Cars. Located in a Small Building with Only 9 Units!

    cats are OK – purrr
    dogs are OK – wooof
    Location: burbank
    it’s ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

    Original URL: http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/apa/805675286.html
    ————————————————-
    this craigslist posting was forwarded to you by someone using our
    email-a-friend feature – if you want to prevent these, please go to:
    http://www.craigslist.org/cgi-bin/te/1FnahpWa39mbk92bhdHQltGbhpncldmbj5icA02bT
    ————————————————-

    *************************************************************
    REPLY AFTER I INQUIRED THAT I’M INTERESTED, WHAT IS THE ADDRESS & WHAT WOULD THEY NEED FROM ME:

    From: PAMELA scotts [mailto:pamelascotts@gmail.com]
    Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2008 2:23 PM
    Subject: my apartment for rent in burbank

    Thanks for your interest. First of all, I must thank the Lord that I found an intending tenant for my apartment ,My name is Pastor pamela scotts , I own the apartment you are interested in and I lived there with my Husband and my only daugther before we relocated to West Africa.

    My Job here in Nigeria involves going to interior villages to give food and clothes to the less priviledged ones in the Niger delta region and I also use this opportunity to preach the word of God bringing them to the knowledge of the gospel of Christ,We work with the a charity organisation. You can learn more from: http: //www. orphanage.org/africa/nigeria/childrenofmary/index.html .

    I came here with my family and It was due to my transfer thats we left the apartment and also want to give it out for rent. We are looking for a resposible person that can take very good care of it as we are not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean at the time, and the person that will rent it to take it as if it were its own.My Husband is also a pastor with christ embassy church here in Nigeria as well.
    This 1 bedroom apartment at 315 W. Alameda Ave, Burbank, 91506 which goes for $650 per month with the following features: Air conditioning, Walk-in closet, Hardwood floor, Tile floor, Living room,Breakfast nook, Refrigerator, Stove/Oven,garage, Balcony, Deck, or Patio, Cable-ready, High-speed internet ,Garage parking.

    This apartment is not furnished and We want to give it for rent and looking for a resposible person that can take very good care of the apt. for us.So for now,We are here in Lagos,and our house and the keys/documents of the house are with us here,we tried to look for an agent that we can give this document before we left but could not see and we are as well as dont want our house to be used any how in our absence that is why we took it along
    with us here.

    I hope you will promise us to take very good care of the house. If you are comfortable with the price and really need this apartment, Contact me immediately with the following details.

    APPLICANT’S PROFILE

    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 Apartment?
    6)Do you have a pet?
    7)Do you have a car?
    8)Occupation?
    9)What is your religion?
    10)How long are you renting for?
    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 stick to your words,you know that,we do not see yet and only putting everything into Gods hand,so please do not let us down in this our property and God bless you more as you do this.

    You can also call my Husband asap 2348022961208 for more details.

    The pictures are attached and you can also go see the building, though you cant view the inside because we have the keys here.

    Thanks and you are welcome

    Regards

    Mrs pamela scotts

  • Mardi  On November 9, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    I received the exact same message. I already knew to be aware of out of country scams, especially from Nigeria. When I got the message, I “googled” the email address (pamelascotts@gmail.com) and this came up. Also an ad to get rid of their dog came up for craigslist, so that’s where they got caught. Whoever this person is actually lives in Los Angeles and is 8 months pregnant with their first kid. I replied to them telling them how dumb they are.

    Thanks to this warning, I didn’t get scammed.

  • yuppi do  On January 29, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Dear Friends,

    Wilfred Johnson offer apartments in differents countries (spain – french – UK principaly) – Craiglist and another

    Attention is a frauders !!! he use those e.mails

    wilfredic@yahoo.com
    stella.dennis@yahoo.com
    dennisrolando@ymail.com

    its the same persons

    in UK use this telephones numbers

    phone 447045742502 or 44703592961 or
    44705766422 – take care !!!

    in a first moment use paypal method ,this is his PAYPAL ACCOUNT hockeyfreek25@yahoo.com

    sometimes western union, and his REAL ACCOUNTS are

    in HONG KONG and in SPAIN — ATTENTION FRAUDERS – SCAMS 11
    NAME : RAZAQ TUNJI FALODUN
    ACC/IBAN: ES84 0182 6372 0302 0150 8309
    SWIFT CODE: BBVAEMM
    CODIGO : 28921,ALCORCON MADRID SPAIN
    BANK NAME : BBVA

    yuppi do was his victim

  • Ann-Louise McIntyre  On February 1, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    I also got an e-mail from pamelascotts@gmail.com exactly the same as the above but with an apartment in toronto. I can’t get the return address to come up on my hotmail account. I want to pursue this with the police and gmail so she stops trying to defraud people. Any ideas? I don’t believe she should get away with it to try with someone else.

  • yuppi do  On February 5, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    more information / upgraded from Wilfred Johnson

    Wilfred Johnson Dennis Rolando offer apartments in differents countries (spain – french – UK principaly) – Craiglist and another

    in a first moment use paypal method ,this is his PAYPAL ACCOUNT hockeyfreek25@yahoo.com

    sometimes western union, and his REAL ACCOUNTS are

    NAME : RAZAQ TUNJI FALODUN
    ACC/IBAN: ES84 0182 6372 0302 0150 8309
    SWIFT CODE: BBVAEMM
    CODIGO : 28921,ALCORCON MADRID SPAIN
    BANK NAME : BBVA

    Attention is a frauders !!! he use this e.mail

    wilfredic@yahoo.com
    stella.dennis@yahoo.com
    dennisrolando@ymail.com

    is the same persons

    in UK use this telephones numbers

    phone 447045742502 or 44703592961 or
    44705766422 – take care !!!

  • Marie Derouin  On February 7, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    I also received the same message. only now her name is rose scofield and she is having money sent to her secretary Pamela Scotts.

  • Donnie  On February 20, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    I almost lost $600 due to this scam. I got the same exact email listed above. They then insisted that the money be sent via western union. They then followed up to say that once payment was confirmed the keys would be sent. So look out for anyone named pastor Pamela Scotts or Rose Scofield. Its too good too be true and I’m glad I didn’t fall for it.

  • yuppi  On March 4, 2009 at 8:39 am

    The same frauders with new e.mails -take care!!

    marymarquess@yahoo.com

    wilfredic@yahoo.com
    stella.dennis@yahoo.com
    dennisrolando@ymail.com
    marymarquess@yahoo.com

  • lori  On April 6, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    How can I tell if this is a scam?
    I found your listing on Craigslist.org and I would love to accomodate you.

    I’m Mr. Dean Aston,an European businessman/events manager. I come to the states often mostly for business purposes because i supply Local African fabrics and Handcrafts exclusivelsy to stores in the United States and across Europe. I bought a house last year in Redding, CA. I love it there because its peaceful and serene. Unfortunately, my father passed away on the 2nd of Dec 2008,and as the only son in my family, i have to go back home and take care of the family business in Europe,shuttling between Europe and Zambia(In Africa) and i realised that it will be very difficult to supply goods to my clients again in the United states while am away and it will definitely cost me a lot to come over to receive payments cos they pay mostly in checks and money orders. I’m always making trips to Manchester,England to monitor things with my sister (she is studying in a university there) .So to run the business from there will be difficult and will be impossible especially the aspect of payment and i don’t also want to loose my clients or customers there . So what i intend doing is that i am looking for some one to stay at my house free of charge, I don’t want to sell the house cos i just bought it and i will have the rest of the papers by December ending . I am simply looking for someone that is honest and trustworthy and clean for two reasons ;

    1. To maintain the house when i am away and,
    2. To help me receive payments from my clients within the USA on my behalf in his/her name and have it cashed because they mostly pay checks and money orders ,

    So they have the funds wired to me. Just make use of Money Gram Transfer/Western Union Money Transfer. You’ll be paying little or nothing for the accommodation. Its just for the purpose of keeping my business going on in the United States. And if you want to keep this assignment as a job let me know so i can allocate 5% on each payment that you receive that is if at all, you don’t want live in the house or if you are far from the house. The house is a great one with clean bathrooms,walk in closet, All rooms and living room furnished with electronics and very close to any means of transportation . If you want i can email you pictures and if you are interested let me know It is a nice house and i hope you would like it. If you are interested in handling my business in the state and keeping the house neat please send me your ;

    Full Name(s),
    Mailing Address,
    Phone Number(s)

    And we can get started.Let me know what city you’re in so i would be able to determine if you are suitable.This involves a lot of trust and sincerity so if you are not trustworthy please do not bother to email me.

    Thanks and Have a Good Day,
    Dean Aston

    Reply Reply to all Forward

    • ruedeseine  On April 6, 2009 at 4:05 pm

      Have a look around this site and you will find your answer.
      p.s. yes, it’s a scam.

  • rawsp  On July 23, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    I saw an add in craglist by a man name Dennis Rolando for a flat in Paris, the add felt like it is too good to be true, I changed email with him, and on the same time looked in the net for information about him and the flat he offer in Paris. now I saw in google that he has different email addresses and that my feeling was right.
    He rent flats in different countries and phones and computers.
    his new email is: captain.dennis00@yahoo.comand his mobile in UK is: +447045766422

  • Josh R  On July 27, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    So I’m a student in the USA looking to get an apartment in Madrid, Spain. I saw this ad:

    NICE 3BEDROOM & 2BATHROOM IN CENTRAL MADRID.Peacefull and best place to visit in the city.Fully equiped with on street parking available and it is conveniently located near to all kinds of transportation means.The Flat is well completely furnished.And with full air-conditioning, an open floor plan and vaulted ceilings throughout,broadband wifi internet,with Washing machine and fridge freezer included, both in extremely good condition
    Asking Rent 90Euro Per Week
    FOR MORE DETAILS EMAIL:stella.dennis71@yahoo.com

    I sent a few emails back and forth with the individual and these were the ones that I received:

    It’s really nice to confirm your interest in my apartment.I have no problem renting you my apartment as much as I’m able to confirm your genuity and seriousness.Little about myself.I am Stella Dennis,formerly live and work in Madrid for many years,it was then I purchase my apartment/house

    But i was posted to Barcelona 2years ago for a long term contract.I have all the documents with my Lawyer over here in Barcelona…Now I want to rent the apartment out for either long or short period depending on you.I really don’t like how it is vacant now since I have settled down in Barcelona for a long contract.I atually gave the apartment to an agent last year but I don’t really like how he exploit the tenant and also ripped me off.Now I have decided to rent it out myself now…So I will be glad to come over to handover you the keys as soon as I’m able to confirm that you have the finance line up ready.

    This is because I was a victim of bad experience two months ago.I traveled down from Barcelona to meet some fake tenants without confirming their seriousness and readiness,it was later I realised they have no money ready for the rent but just to view the apartment because they love the apartment..I wasted my money and time.Since then I have been advised by my Attorney not to meet any tenant without confirming his/her ability to pay for the rent deposit.

    One more thing I would like to solicit for the absolute maintainance of my apartment and want you to take good care of it as your own property before i rent to you.My requirement is 2months payment in advance(800euro + refundable security deposit of 380euro making 1180euro for the intial move in)but i will refund you the security deposit if you left the apartment undamaged and You also need to move fast cos of other contacts that are also interested in renting the apartment.

    Regards
    Stella Dennis

    A second email I received was this

    Yes,i will refund you the security deposit if you left the apartment undamage and regards the reservation,you need to provide me your details such as:Your name,address,telephone number,move in and move out date so that i can prepare the contract form and send you for your booking confirmation.I have attached some photos for you to see.

    Here is the address: C/ Atocha 14. Madrid Madrid 28012. Spain

    Regards
    Stella

    Hope this helps someone out.

  • yuppi do  On July 28, 2009 at 1:32 am

    Of course Stella Dennis, is SCAM, is another his number, how do you could check it? …. whti de telephone mobile, could you find the same number with differents products, its always the same sript – take care!!

    • Tara Gill  On January 21, 2011 at 7:36 am

      Same Stella Dennis that is now attempting to scam me, she’s pathetic! Attaching some photo shopped portrait style picture on some fake UK passport! On top of that, she previously emailed me an identical reply to my advertisement under a different name and passport. Nothing more entertaining then her emailing me a passport stating she was born in Britain, yet her emails are sent in broken english!

      • yuppi do  On January 21, 2011 at 8:18 am

        Tara, and friends, try to get more information from “scammer”, try to continue emailing, answer and more answer to him, get real information as “account number” or mobile, such as we got before written on this website. They can change names and emails, easly, but they can’t to do the same with their telephone and bank accounts numbers.

  • emma  On July 31, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    what happened?! i have paid money to this person to stella dennis please get in touch soon… i need to know if this is a scam because i am due to move in there tomorow.
    thanks

  • yuppi do  On August 1, 2009 at 12:58 am

    I afraid you got an scam, Stella Dennis, and the several others names is a frauder. Googling his name, telehpone number and you can see it.
    yd

  • Zimba  On August 9, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    This is definitely a scam. The same pics are posted for apartments all over Europe. Look at the photos and ask yourself seriously – how can an apartment looking like this be rented for 90 Euros per week.

    I contacted them for fun and when the scam was confirmed I started flagging all their posts on craigslist. I first saw the advert in the Rome posting and checked Milan and Florence and they were exactly the same. Then I just googled the ad headline and found it in Madrid, Paris, Berlin and London. I have flagged all posts I could find. I detest these people.

    Now they changed the Rome post to 100 Euros. They may do the same in other cities so please be careful.

    NEVER EVER SEND MONEY BY WESTERN UNION ETC TO THESE PEOPLE!!!

  • Anna  On August 12, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Hello.
    Just to add to every list that is out there, of scamers. John and Mary Collins. Mr Collins works in West Africa and Mrs Collins is in Textas for recovery. They are letting a flat for 300 EUR a month at Champs Élysées. Dont let you be fooled. They claim, like read above, that its not the money its the fact that someone shall take care of their lovely place. Be aware and play safe!

  • gavroche  On August 14, 2009 at 3:43 am

    You can report these cases to your embassy in Paris and ask them to ask the French authorities to act on this issue. True, most or all of these scammers are based abroad and are thus out of reach for the French authorities. But the French authorities and the city of Paris can make sure that foreigners who want to come to France are well informed about the rental market and possible scams.

    If this is so frequent especially in Paris this is also because it is very difficult for a foreigner to rent an accomodation due to a shortage of affordable housing and because the law allows the owners to ask for guarantees which many foreigners cannot provide or do not provide such as copies of your income tax declaration.

    Another thing you can do is to contact the anti-fraud unit at the Ministry of Finance:

    Direction Regionale : CCRF Ile-de-France (Unité départementale de Paris)
    8, rue FROISSART
    75153 PARIS CEDEX 03

    Finally, request craigslist and other list/website owners such as justlanded to ban known scammers from their list!

  • annoyedwithscammers  On December 12, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    i’m dealing with pamelascotts@gmail.com as well. i contacted craigslist and hopefully they’ll delete their account. i read mardi’s message that the live in L.A. and have been caught but they’ve obviously not learned their lesson because whoever they are/it is are up and running again! i get too many of these scams tho – i’m too jaded to fall for one (i hope!) lol

  • carls  On December 13, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    so i fell partly for this scam. Until someone so kindly warned me (thank you!!!) I didnt come close to sending money,however i did send the rental application info… will anything come back to hunt me. Im nervous!! :o(

  • yuppi  On December 14, 2009 at 9:23 am

    What means “rental application” ?

    I think they only want the “transfer”, by western union, or paypal, his system is that, I think they can’t to do a few sophisticate fraud.

  • dakhleh  On January 24, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    pamelascotts REAL name is Daniel Obi… if anyone happens to be interested. if u (pretend to) send thru money gram i think he has to give his actual info. he told me it’s his “driver’s” name but i’m pretty sure that’s BS ;)

    rental application is his way of trying to make it seem official… he might need some of that info tho if the people at the western union over there need some info about the sender’s info… don’t really know what else they can get from ppl with it… i doubt it will come back to haunt you carls :D (ps your welcome lol) i think ppl should just play along and waste his time! keep him going back and forth to western unions – he gets “stressed up” about it hahaha

  • Lorna Collins  On February 13, 2010 at 8:50 am

    I have just been scammed by Lucie De Chevigny Boissonneaux
    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?

  • lola  On February 13, 2010 at 10:36 am

    So this STELLA DENNIS is still around. I just contacted her 2 days ago. The apartment seemed beautiful and too good to be true so I google her just in case, and come across this! Wow, real life saver. She sent an email similar to one above, but instead of Barcelona she says to be in London. Just in case, here it is:

    Thank you for your interest. Also sorry for the late reply but I had a lot to work and this is the time I could reply. As you can see I have available the apartment located in central madrid ,with 3rooms,because I moved with my job to London and I need money to pay the rent here..

    This is the main reason I want to rent at this price and also to find a good person for my apartment…. I can rent you the apartment for short or long term stay because I have a contract here in London for a long period….I’m the owner of the apartment and the apartment is located in a silent and quiet street. It has a separate entrance with a nice courtyard in front…he apartment consists of living room with TV, DVD player. Separate fully furnished kitchen alcove,washing machine. Very big luxurious bathrooms with jacuzzi seating 2, Separate shower. Towels and Linen included. All utilities included….. Complimentary WI-FI internet access.water,electricity,cable,parking,airconditioning,fireplace,dishwasher,microwave,refrigerator,washing machine and dryer)

    Do see below my requirement for various prices of stay and get back to me…………………….

    SHORT STAYS:
    1 person € 25/night
    2 people € 40/night
    3 people €50/night
    4 people €60/night;
    Utilities included.
    SHORT TERM MONTHLY RENTAL:
    1 person €350/month
    2 people €400/month
    3 people €450/month
    4 people € 500 month
    Utilities included.
    LONG TERM MONTHLY RENTAL:
    (minimum stay of 6 months)
    1 person € 250 month
    2 people € 300 month
    3 people € 350 month
    4 people € 400 month
    Utilities included..
    A refundable security deposit of 400Euro is require for all booking and to be refunded if you left the apartment undamaged.

    KINDLY WRITE INDICATING:
    ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE DATES, LENGHT OF STAY
    NUMBER OF ADULTS AND CHILDREN
    THANKS

    • june  On February 17, 2010 at 10:50 am

      Wow…Stella is now Almeria!

      I looked for an apartment in Madrid and got in to contact with this person.
      It was indeed to good to be true. I had a gut feeling it wasn’t real, but the last email was way to weird. I googled around and found this site.

      Hi
      I am glad that you are interested to rent the flat. As you can see in the photos the flat is fully furnished.The rental cost per week include all the bills and council tax. I work at the University Hospital of South London ( I am a surgeon ). The flat is empty right now so you can move there anytime you want. Before i do flat reservation for you i need to be sure that you are 100% interested to rent it. Last week a student from Madrid called me to arrange a viewing so he can rent the flat. I took 2 days free from my work and when i arrived in Madrid i never meet him. I have spent some cash with this trip for nothing. I don’t want to make the trip again and maybe never meet you. I don’t like the time wasters. Now i want a warranty that you have the money and also that you are interested to rent the flat. I don’t need any money before you see the flat and do the rental papers with me.

      But i think we can do it this way,by you giving the 700euro to any member of your family/friend to send it on your own name down to Madrid through western union and send me the scan payment receipt or mtcn number and senders names in order for verification from western union office by calling them on phone to ask if the money is really there or not and if they confirm to me that the money is there,then I’ll immediately reserve the place upon your arrival and also travel down to Madrid to meet with you on the said date for the accessment and contract review.

      Mind you,these will first allow you to access the apartment and when finished with the assessment and see it in good condition,thereafter we can both walk down into any western union office around there in Madrid for you to withdraw the money to pay me in cash cos you are the receiver (100% beneficiary of the fund).

      Hope these arrangement is fare enough?I shall be expecting the western union payment proof as soon as possible.

      Address: C/ Atocha 14. Madrid Madrid 28012. Spain

      Regards
      Almeria

      Thank you for your interest. Also sorry for the late reply but I had a lot to work and this is the time I could reply. As you can see I have available the apartment located in central madrid ,with 3rooms,because I moved with my job to London and I need money to pay the rent here..

      This is the main reason I want to rent at this price and also to find a good person for my apartment…. I can rent you the apartment for short or long term stay because I have a contract here in London for a long period….I’m the owner of the apartment and the apartment is located in a silent and quiet street. It has a separate entrance with a nice courtyard in front…he apartment consists of living room with TV, DVD player. Separate fully furnished kitchen alcove,washing machine. Very big luxurious bathrooms with jacuzzi seating 2, Separate shower. Towels and Linen included. All utilities included….. Complimentary WI-FI internet access.water,electricity,cable,parking,airconditioning,fireplace,dishwasher,microwave,refrigerator,washing machine and dryer)

      Do see below my requirement for various prices of stay and get back to me…………………..

      SHORT STAYS:
      1 person € 25/night
      2 people € 40/night
      3 people €50/night
      4 people €60/night;
      Utilities included.
      SHORT TERM MONTHLY RENTAL:
      1 person €350/month
      2 people €400/month
      3 people €450/month
      4 people € 500 month
      Utilities included.
      LONG TERM MONTHLY RENTAL:
      (minimum stay of 6 months)
      1 person € 250 month
      2 people € 300 month
      3 people € 350 month
      4 people € 400 month
      Utilities included..
      A refundable security deposit of 400Euro is require for all booking and to be refunded if you left the apartment undamaged.

      KINDLY WRITE INDICATING:
      ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE DATES, LENGHT OF STAY
      NUMBER OF ADULTS AND CHILDREN
      THANKS
      A J

      • Freya  On August 20, 2010 at 1:59 am

        This lady alsmost scammed me but thanks to this website I found out before I sent money over WESTERN UNION. She’s now going by the name Florence Nowak with an apartment in central Paris, 3 bed, jacuzzi. Even though I have exposed her she still insists someone i just trying to ruin her name. It’s awful these people need stopping but it’s so hard. Good luck everyone!

      • marta  On August 29, 2010 at 3:09 pm

        thanks to this site i wasnt scammed. STELLA DENNIS .. is also now Marshall francolisa!!!! This is in London. he wrote exactly the same. this is the email he send to me.

        Thank you for your interest.. Also sorry for the late reply but I had a lot to work and this is the time I could reply. As you can see I have available the apartment located in London,with 3rooms because I moved with my job to Manchester city and I need money to pay the rent here.

        This is the main reason I want to rent at this price and also to find a good person for my apartment.. I can rent you the apartment for short or long term stay because I have a contract here in Mancehster City for a long period..I’m the owner of the apartment and the apartment is located in a silent and quiet street. It has a separate entrance with a nice courtyard in front.he apartment consists of living room with a 2,pullout couch sleeping another 2. table seating 4, TV, DVD player. Separate fully furnished kitchen alcove,washing machine. Very big luxurious bathrooms with jacuzzi seating 2, Separate shower. Towels and Linen included. All utilities included.Complimentary WI-FI internet access.water,electricity,
        cable,parking,air conditioning,fireplace,dishwasher,microwave,refrigerator,washing machine and dryer).
        Do see below my requirement for various prices of stay and get back to me.
        SHORT STAYS:
        1 person £ 20/night
        2 people £ 35/night
        3 people £45/night
        4 people £50/night;
        Utilities included.

        SHORT TERM MONTHLY RENTAL:
        1 person £300/month
        2 people £350/month
        3 people £400/month
        4 people £450 month
        Utilities included.

        LONG TERM MONTHLY RENTAL:
        (minimum stay of 6 months)
        1 person £ 250 month
        2 people £ 300 month
        3 people £ 350 month
        4 people £ 400 month
        Utilities included.
        A refundable security deposit of 400Pounds is require for all booking and to be refund if you left the apartment undamaged.

        Address: Gloucester Road, London, England, UK, SW7 4PL
        KINDLY WRITE INDICATING:
        ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE DATES, LENGHT OF STAY
        NUMBER OF ADULTS AND CHILDREN
        THANKS

  • davey  On February 17, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Another one on craigslist goes by “Robyn Talbert” or “Rachel Napoli”

    Same song and dance listing for apartments in Stockholm, Florence, anywhere.
    When I entered her name online, the same text came up, from others who received the email, slightly “tweaked,” each time.
    I knew it was a scam, and here is what “she” sent:

    Thank you for your interest in my apartment. Maybe I have a shot time to write this but I will try to give you a complete detail of the apartment. We were trying to open a recording studio in Firenze at the time I secured this apartment. I was really afraid to give the apartment out to a destructive person. We are trying to establish a new office in Lagos Nig now so my apartment will be open for 2 years 7 months starting now as I am away.

    The address is – Via del Corso 9, 50122 Firenze italy.

    The utility bills are included in the monthly rent of 500 Euros, they are the wireless Internet, Satellite Cable TV, Electricity, and Heating. The washer and dryer are right inside the apartment, the AC is three horse-powers. If you are staying for up to 1 year an upfront 2-month rent will be paid covering the first 2 month that you will rent the apartment. And if you are staying for bellow 5 months 1-month rent will be paid for the first 1 month you will occupy the apartment.

    The apartment has charming on-sight beams and finely selected furnishings, this 75sq.mt apartment offers a refined ambience with a true charm. The front door opens up directly into the day area, welcoming guests into a spacious living room with large windows and furnished with double sofa bed, a flat screen TV, and a rectangular glass-top dining table which extends into a round table to comfortable sit up to 6 dinner guests. A leather screen hides the opening to the niche where the modern and fully equipped separate kitchen is, complete with all necessities including a dishwasher and a combo micro-oven.

    The sleeping area offers a bright and spacious double bedroom furnished with a charming chest of drawers by a small leather armchair matching the leather bed frame. Two doors in the room hide two further areas: the walk-in closet, large and well lit and complete with a washer-dryer; and the en-suite bathroom, fitted with a large stall shower, washbasin, bidet and toilet. The apartment key is right here with me. I already said as much as I can right now and would need to know if you are fine with my total rent.

    I like to know more about you and the kind of person you are, I like to know your present location, I would like to know if you are a student or if you work then what is your occupation. If you do business then what kind of business do you deal on? You can also call me on my phone at any time of the day, I will be glad if you try.

    Thanks,
    Robyn Talbert
    Call +234 803-814-5008

  • Sue1  On February 24, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Hi all,
    Stella Dennis also goes by Anita Soldier or Anita Lovely. The exact same script showed up in my rental enquiry for an apartment in Paris that was posted on Craigslist.fr and parts of other scripts have also shown up in the ad and email correspondence, e.g. cats are OK – purrr
    dogs are OK – wooof. I have since reported the ad.

    I had been meaning to do a search from the first correspondence just as a normal check but forgot so we went quite a way. Anyhow, both my husband and I had a few warning bells go off – the deal was too good to be true, the English was inconsistent in quality, the email address was a bit juvenile, and she seemed to be ignoring my questions and going with a script. Alone, none of those things would have probably spurred action, but taken together, it prompted our internet search. We continued the correspondence to collect the following information:

    Her so-called details:
    Occupation: Surgeon at University Hospital of South London
    Address in London: 7 Oxendon St London, SW1Y 4EE,UK
    Rental Address: 28 Rue du Cherche-Midi 75006 Paris
    Email address: i2coolluv@yahoo.com
    Mobile: +447045766422

    When I googled the mobile number, I also found marymarquess@yahoo.com, sepro2029@yahoo.com, captain.dennis00@yahoo.com, sandratoby@doramail.com (for mobile phones and electronic goods)…and that’s just the first page so I can imagine this is a very organized scam ring. However, a simple verification check using a search engine appears to do the trick, so hopefully everyone learns to do this.

    So now we are only going through verified agents and the France Tourism Development Agency gave me this site to check companies in France: http://www.infogreffe.fr/infogreffe/index.jsp

    These scammers are extremely patient and well-organized. A couple of years ago, one of my potential tenants nearly got caught in a rental scam too. She had been corresponding with a guy for over a year, obstensibly in London, who actually met her in Singapore. He looked like a well-to-do Caucasian in his 40s. So he finally said he was going to come over for 6 months and asked her to find him an apt to rent. She found us. At the point of sending over the rental deposit, he said that he was on a contract in Nigeria. She received an email from a Nigerian bank asking for a hefty processing fee to release the funds. When I googled it and the principals involved, the bank had actually been closed down and one of the principals named had worked for the UN in a high-level capacity. She worked with the police to try to track down the scammers but I don’t know the outcome.

  • aysim  On April 7, 2010 at 6:51 am


    ı was goıng to send money tomorrow to dennis rolando whıch he says he works at the hospıtal and glad that ı read thıs about hım thanks to everyone shares the scam.the flat was too good to be true anyway.thıs kınd of people should be catch and stay ın prıson forever.ı wıll share wıth you the last emaıl he send me.

    (You can as well send me the deposit via with western union,but i would have love to provide you with my bank account details,but currently there is a problem with my place of banking because some amount of money was Transfered to my account by my company since 3week ago and this money haven’t be confirm in my account until date which i won’t like such to occur between us.
    So i suggest you send me the 1month rent via western union and below is my information for the rent payment via western union:

    Name: Dennis Rolando
    Address: 435 Manchester Road, Droylsden Manchester Lancashire M43 6JE,UK
    Amount:300pounds

    Do send me the mtcn number and senders name so that i can confirm the rent in order for us to proceed with all necessary arrangement.

    Regards
    Dennis

  • aysim  On April 7, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Dear Aysim, and everybody, We only Do that we are doing with this post. Denuncing, to denunce, inform to everybody. Because there aren’t “internet scam police”, so , we can do this.
    One of ways, is “get more and more information from scamers” , false name, acccounts, e.mails, TELEPHONES, etc.etc… and after you collect this information, you upload in all ScamAlertWebs you know.
    yuppi

  • mike  On April 18, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    This dude is a scammer in Rome. After emailing w/ him, found the same story used before elsewhere.

    EUR80 / 3br – Apartment In Rome (Centre)
    Date: 2010-04-14, 3:26PM CEST
    Reply to: see below

    Peace full and best place to visit in the city.Fully equipped with on street parking available and it is conveniently located near to all kinds of transportation means..The rooms is well completely furnished.And with full air-conditioning, an open floor plan and vaulted ceilings throughout,broadband wifi internet,with Washing machine and fridge freezer included, both in extremely good condition.
    Asking Rent 80EUR Per Week

    Contact me for more info via email: lorenzo.rozario@gmail.com

    lorenzo.rozario@gmail.com

    lorenzo.rozario@gmail.com

    PostingID: 1691545223

  • yuppi  On April 18, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Dear Mike, I think is an scamer! I lived in Rome, and its impossible 80€ per week this kind apartment. As you know, Center Rome, an normal rental studio (40mq) is 1.200€ per month, or 400 per week.

  • yuppi  On April 18, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Mike, can you see, that e.mails was denounced as scammer -

    http://chicaneryconsscams.blogspot.com/2010/03/this-rozario-by-any-other-name-part-one.html

  • Nate  On April 25, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Hi,
    Got this one from Nigeria:

    My name is Rosanna, I have two rooms for rent in my three bedroom apartment located in the center of Rome. I need a roommate to share the flat with me me and It is located in a nice environment. The price for the room is 400euro and includes the cost of utility bills such as water, gas, electricity, phone, internet etc. I would like to know if you are still looking for a room, If you are interest, Send me an email back so that I can give you more details and pictures of the Flat.

    Greets!
    Rosanna.

    Mail Read Information
    To:
    Subject: Re: ROOM IN ROME…!! Roommate needed
    Sent On: 04/25/10 (08:44AM)
    1st Opened: 04/25/10 (01:15PM)
    Tracking Summary
    Total: Opened 1 time by 1 reader
    Tracking Details (latest first)
    Opened: 04/25/10 (01:15PM)
    Read Duration (approx.): 00:00:04
    Location: (NG) Nigeria, NO REGIONS FOR NIGERIA, LAGOS (Data by NetAcuity) Show Map
    Organization (ISP): - / ASN FOR STARCOMMS (dialup)
    Opened On: dial-pool37.lg.starcomms.net (41.155.37.162)
    Language: EN-US
    Browser: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; InfoPath.2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; OfficeLiveConnector.1.3; OfficeLivePatch.0.0; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729)
    Referrer: http://us.mc1117.mail.yahoo.com/mc/showMessage?sMid=2&&a…

  • Nate  On April 25, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Thanks for your mail,

    My apartment is a three bedroom apartment located on Via di San Giovanni in Laterano, 21, 00184 Rome to be precise and I am looking for tenants for one or two of the rooms in the apartment. The apartment belongs to my Mother although she got it from my father after the demise of my Father last year.

    The apartment is fully furnished and also the rooms am renting out so you might not need to come with any other furniture but if you intend coming with any stuff, let me know alright?… The apartment has a heating system, water, parking space, security, Electricity, Gas, Phone, Internet Connectivity (Broadband), You would have free and unlimitied access to the kitchen, the store room, the guest room, and all areas and part of the house except my room ofcourse… :) You are also entitiled to your own visitors.

    The two rooms has the same amenities and are of the same size. The rent for each room and also the cost of the utilitiy bills is 400euro. Once again, this includes the cost of the utilities as earlier mentioned. The apartment is centrally located and is just some minutes walk to the nearest bus station and also you would have easy and fast access to other locations.

    You would also be required to pay a security deposit as is the custom, the security deposit would be refunded to you at the end of your stay in the apartment if nothing is destroyed by you during your stay in the apartment. The deposit is 600euro.

    About Me: My Name is Rosanna Libia. I am a 22year old professional. I am the only child of my parents and I live alone in this apartment.This apartment used to be my family apartment till when my Dad moved us all to London where he eventually passed away but I alone stay here in the apartment and have being renting it out for sometime now. My last flatmate left for Norway last week hence my search for new flatmates.

    I am calm and laidback person and my hobbies are reading, swimming and also at times on fridays/weekend, I attend social events but I have not being having the opportunity dues to my work to hang out with my friends. I work as a marketing officer and when I am free I go to the pool to relax my mind and also unwind. I also visit the gym to keep fit at times.. ;)

    Let me also know more about you because I believe it is essential that we get to know each other before we become flatmates. I shall be glad to send you pictures and also the contract so that we can conclude and be good flatmates.

    I await to read your response.
    Rosanna.

  • Alice  On May 8, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Oh… I received yestarday a mail from Rosanna Libia:

    Hello Alice,

    Thanks for your mail and the flat and rooms are still available and Like i said, my apartment has 3 rooms and a living room, so i use one room while two is for rent and if i finally get a renter for just a room, then the other room could be used as guest room. I have scanned the pictures of my apartment and you should find them below; the living room, bathroom and toilet that is in the rooms that I have for rent and would be for your private use and also pictures of the Kitchen where we deal with our stomach…!!!:).

    The rent for the room is 400euro while you would also make a security deposit of 600euro. This deposit would be refunded to you at the end of your stay in the apartment if nothing is destroyed during your stay. Before we proceed though, there are some conditions and rules and I would like us to decide on and it just requires your consent and afterwards we can proceed with the contract and for you to reserve the room and to move in soon:

    1. You shall sign a document (Tenement Agreement Document) confirming that the room has been reserved for you and thereafter you can then make your payment for the reservation and also for your immediate move in following the contract.

    2. You shall have to read the agreement contract which i shall send to you firstly as an attached mail before you make your payment.

    For the document to be prepared successfully, I would be needing the following details:

    (1) Your Full Name:

    (2) Your move in and out date:

    (3) Your current address and also the address where you would like the keys to the apartment, the Original copy of the contract and also the receipt of payment sent to after confirmation of payment from my mother, which you shall sign and bring along with you when moving in finally as my room mate

    (4) Your scanned ID passport for identification..

    The house is located on

    Via Filippo Turati, 24
    20121, Milano
    Italy

    I hope you quite understand me and everything?

    There is also a washer and dryer in the apartment for the laundry needs and also to the apartment has a car park….Infact,it has being allotted two car spaces. It has amazing plazas on our doorstep as well as world class restaurants, bars and shops.

    I wait to read from you soonest to continue the contract and further details about the documents towards having you as my room mate.

    Warmest regards,
    Rosanna.

  • kik  On May 11, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Oh I received exactly the same :/… is she really a scammer??

  • Steph  On May 28, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    HI, I have just started searching for a flat in Madrid, seems there are quite a few scammers. Here is a list of potential scammers:
    Almeria / AJ: aj11986@yahoo.com
    “nikeisha sandy”
    “tony adam” <tndm6627@gmail.com
    "Finn Herskind"

    Out of these, Tony Adam is still emailing after I said I would not send money up front and mentioned the word ‘scam’. He wants me to call him in Africa…! Where he is doing “god’s work”. Unbelievable.

    • David  On May 10, 2011 at 5:04 am

      Hi I am looking for a flat in Copenhagen.
      I found that apartment on Craig’s List (See info bellow), with attractive pictures and way too good of a deal… Not knowing the average rent in Denmark I thought it could be possible in some ways…
      I sent an email for more info and of course it was even better than perfect…
      The guy ” Finn Herskind ” is some what in London for a new job and lands his brand new flat all furnished for less than 600 Euros per month.
      He gave in his email (see bellow) the full address of his flat.
      What really alerted me was that when using google street view, the building was far different from the pictures. In his pictures, the apt is a corner building and all windows have forged iron balcony bays. No buildings in that street have such balconies and certainly not the one at the given address. That building is not even a corner building.
      Then I googled the name of Finn Herskind and the first hint was this Spam Alert Website.

      I contacted the Internet Fraud Protection section of the FBI and Also the European commission for Frauds and Scams. I am giving them all info I have including a request for serious sanctions against Craig’s List for not listening to users many warnings.

      Hello,

      Thank you for showing interest in my apartment,the apartment consist of the living room, 2 bedrooms, one with a double sized bed and one with a smaller bed, the bathroom and toilet and a well furnished living room. I live in London presently, I have a job here and moved with my family last Summer. I have a 2 years contract with a very good chance of an extension. I am in London presently and the keys to the apartment is with me here so I will only be able to come to show you round the apartment after seriousness has been established on your path. The apartment is in a very conducive environment, there are lots of cultural attractions in the area, shopping centers, restaurants and public transportation is just around the corner. The whole apartment cost 4000DKK, if you do not wish to rent the whole apartment and would prefer to share, there is an option for you to take one of the 2 rooms and I will get someone else to occupy the other room.

      DETAILS ABOUT MY APARTMENT……….

      Address: 16 Teglgaardstraede, 1452, Copenhagen, Denmark
      Nearest Bus / Trainway: 4 minutes walk from the apartment
      The apartment comes equipped with telephone and ADSL internet connection.
      Number of bedrooms:2
      Number of bathrooms:2
      Max number of people:5
      Square Meters:110m.sq
      Monthly rental price: 2000DKK per room inclusive of the all bills
      4000DKK Monthly for the whole apartment inclusive of all the bills
      Security Deposit: 6500DKK

      Location & area

      Located in the middle of the old part of Copenhagen city center. Situated near fine boutiques, nice shops, the walking/shopping street Str’get, The Town Hall, Tivoli, The National Museum, The waterfront, lots of nice reataurants and caf’s, metro, bus and train stations etc.

      Address:
      16 Teglgaardstraede, 1452, Copenhagen, Denmark
      Accommodation located in:
      city, downtown, near cultural interest, near restaurants & bars, near shopping area, old town!

      Bathroom

      * Yes Towels:
      * Yes Bath:
      * Yes Hair Drier:
      * Yes Shower:

      Extras

      * DVD Player:
      * Fax:
      * Washing Machine:
      * Work Desk:
      * Bed Sheets:
      * Cable/Satelite TV:
      * Internet Broadband:
      * Ironing Board:
      * Library:
      * Stereo/Radio System:
      * Telephone:

      Kitchen

      * Microwave:
      * Oven:
      * American Kitchen:
      * Fridge & Freezer:
      * Crockery & Utensils:
      * Dish Washer:

      Living room

      * Fireplace:
      * Sofa Bed:
      * Table & Chairs:

      Outside

      * Terrace:
      * Parking:
      * Pets Welcome:
      * Barbecue:

      * Sauna:
      * Bathroom:
      * Spa / Jacuzzi:
      * Lift / Elevator:
      * Swimming Pool:
      * Disabled Facilities:

      Rooms

      * DVD/Music Collection:
      * Air Conditioning:
      * Ensuite Bathroom:
      * Balcony:
      * Safe:
      * Central Heating:
      * City View:
      * Daily Cleaning:

      MODE OF REGISTRATION.
      A)Tenants will supply his/her details which will be forwarded to my lawyer to prepare the contract documents.
      B)Tenants will email a confirmation message to me to confirm that he/she received the contract documents.
      C)Tenants will print out the Contract Documents and then Sign it.
      D)Tenants will pay the deposit payment via western union money transfer,the receipt will be attached to the contract documents and scan back to me for confirmation and proper documentations by my Lawyer.
      Please read through the email carefully and if you agree with the terms of the email, I want you to provide me with the following details so I can forward it to my lawyer so he can prepare the contract documents. Please provide me with:

      Name in Full…………..
      Address……………..
      Nationality……………..
      Date of move in and out……………..
      Phone number……………….
      Sex……………….Male or Female.

      You can call me on my mobile line anytime,for more details

      +447011182938

      Hope to read from you soon.

      Regards,
      Finn Herskind
      +447011182938

  • sara reyes reyes  On May 29, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    watch out for rayscot174@aol.com
    they said everything the same like pamela scotts
    only thing it was a guy

  • andrei  On June 20, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    watch out for
    verner.magali@yahoo.com

    http://paris.fr.craigslist.org/apa/1801612431.html

    they said everything the same like pamela scotts
    only thing it was a guy
    —————————————–
    Subject: Re: EUR105 / 3br – Flat In The Very Heart Of Paris Centre (75006)

    Thank you for your interest. Also sorry for the late reply but I had a lot to work and this is the time I could reply. As you can see I have available the apartment located in central Paris ,with 3rooms,because I moved with my job to London and I need money to pay the rent here.

    This is the main reason I want to rent at this price and also to find a good person for my apartment…. I can rent you the apartment for short or long term stay because I have a contract here in London for a long period……I’m the owner of the apartment and the apartment is located in a silent and quiet street… It has a separate entrance with a nice courtyard in front…..he apartment consists of living room with TV, DVD player. Separate fully furnished kitchen alcove,washing machine.. Very big luxurious bathrooms with jacuzzi seating 2, Separate shower. Towels and Linen included. All utilities included. Complimentary WI-FI internet access.water,electricity,cable,parking,airconditioning,fireplace,dishwasher,microwave,refrigerator,washing machine and dryer)

    Do see below my requirement for various prices of stay and get back to me…….

    SHORT STAYS:
    1 person € 25/night
    2 people € 40/night
    3 people €50/night
    4 people €60/night;
    Utilities included.
    SHORT TERM MONTHLY RENTAL:
    1 person €350/month
    2 people €400/month
    3 people €450/month
    4 people € 500 month
    Utilities included.
    LONG TERM MONTHLY RENTAL:
    (minimum stay of 6 months)
    1 person € 250 month
    2 people € 300 month
    3 people € 350 month
    4 people € 400 month
    Utilities included.
    A refundable security deposit of 400Euro is require for all booking and to be refunded if you left the apartment undamaged.

    Address:28 Rue du Cherche-Midi 75006 Paris

    KINDLY WRITE INDICATING:
    ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE DATES, LENGHT OF STAY
    NUMBER OF ADULTS AND CHILDREN
    THANKS

    • Isabelle  On August 25, 2010 at 10:39 pm

      Thanks for your comments! I have just sent my address to Verner Magali… I have been in touch with him over the last few days. It was too good to be true! I asked to see the rooms before moving in, but no answer…

      • Isabelle  On August 25, 2010 at 10:47 pm

        I am in touch with Adams Ige igeadams@yahoo.com

        Here is the add: Completely Renovated with taste and charm this One bedroom apartment is perfect for a couple or a single person. It is ideally situated in the 5th between the Notre Dame and the Pantheon on a quiet street with direct access, literally around the corner, to restaurants, pubs, bars, movie theatres, shops and transportation. The apartment consists of an entry hall, a bedroom, a living room with a good sized and fully equipped American Kitchen. The decoration is cozy, inspired, impeccable. Transportation consists of RER C and RER B within a 5 to 10 minute walk from the apartment, metro Maubert Mutualité on line 10 and bus lines 63, 86, 87, 24. This apartment lacks nothing and is ready to be moved into; it is available. The rent of 600€ includes all charges.

        He replies very long emails and talk about god all the time. Is it a scam as well?

    • Tobi  On September 8, 2010 at 1:29 am

      Also the same answers to me. I’ll talk some more things with her and check it then…

    • Tobi  On September 8, 2010 at 2:38 am

      By the way:
      verner magali seems to be the same person who tries to cheat under:
      oliviahilarycummings@yahoo.fr
      khadijadonia@yahoo.com]

      Citations which show how stupid and mean Olivia is:
      Thanks for the interest and the introduction of your self and i cant just wait to welcome you as my flatmate, however! since there is a perfect procedure that we both have to undergo before you can proceed with the payment, Having said that and considering the discreet procedures involved in this transaction, so i will require you to send the below information’s to me so that i can instantly intimate my family lawyer to start the procession of the tenant agreement form in order for you to see the terms and conditions of the transaction and if they are pleasing to you then you can now go ahead in remitting the first month rent coupled with the security deposit to my mother IBAN account, This will enable me to reserve this room for you till you till your exact arrival date, in view of the fact that there are also some other offers coming in this regard but my mum prefer the most serious person who pays her first.

      The followings are the required information’s thus:

      Exact arrival date:
      Exact departure date;
      Your full Name:
      A scanned copy of your passport id:
      Your current home address:
      Phone number:

      I will afterwords,forward you the signed agreement form along with the scanned page/copy of my of my International Passport through attach mail for your perusal. And after confirming your payment,i will go ahead in sending you the original copy of the signed agreement form through a fax machine to your address to enable you to sign and also take along with while moving in.

      Awaiting to read from you,
      Kinds regards,
      Olivia.

  • RAZAQ TUNJI FALODUN  On July 2, 2010 at 7:26 am

    TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC:::TO WHO IT MAY CONCERN.

    TO BE CANDID, I AM THE RIGHTFUL OWNER OF THIS ACCOUNT, I STAYS IN MADRID,SPAIN WITH THE ABOVE NAMES.

    I NEVER KNEW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS NOT UNTILL A FRIEND OF MINE WAS SEARCHING FOR THE MEANING OF A WORD IN THE GOGLE AND AFTERWARD, I TRIED TO LOOK AFTER MY NAMES ON GOOGLE, LATER FOUNDS THAT, MY NAME WAS TAGGED AS A FRAUDSTER.

    THE ACCOUNT ABOVE WITH MY NAME AS BEEN LIQUIDATED SINCE A YEAR AGO DUE TO THE FACT THAT I DID NOT HAVE ANY MONEY ON THE ACCOUNT, WHICH IS THE GENERAL LAW OF THE BANCO BBVA IN SPAIN.

    I WORKED AS A FISH ARRANGER IN A SMALL FIRM IN MADRID, WHERE I COULD ABLE TO FEED MY SELF AND DO SOME OTHER THINGS.

    THOUGH,I GAVE MY ACCOUNT TO A FRIEND OF MINE SOME YEARS BACK, ASKING THAT ONE OF HIS RELATIVE WANTS TO SEND HIM SOME MONEY FROM ABROAD.

    I NEVER KNEW HE WAS UP-TO THIS. LATER, HE TOLD ME THAT HIS UNCLE WAS OUT OF MONEY THAT HE CAN NOT SEND HIM THE MONEY AGAIN.

    THAT WAS ALL I KNEW ABOUT IT.

    TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC,
    I AM PLEADING THAT I DID NOT KNOW ANY THING ABOUT FRAUD.
    THAT, HE WHO SO EVER MAY HAVE BEEN A VICTIM CAN GO TO ANY LENGTH AND I WILL TO RETREIVE HIS MONEY AND I AM IN SUPPORTIVE AND I WILL TRY TO STAND AS A WITNESS WITH WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.

    PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    DONT GET DUPE WITH OR BY MY NAME.

    THERE ARE ALOT OF SCAMMER ON THE STREET, ALL OF THE WORLD.

    RAZAQ TUNJI FALODUN

    • yuppi  On July 16, 2010 at 12:50 am

      Mr. RAZAQ TUNJI FALODUN, if your story is real, so , You know whom is the Real swindler ! in fact, was your “friend” that you “have lent your account bank”. So, you needn’t offer as a “witness” of anyone, YOU JUST HAVE TO DENOUNCE HIM !

      Finally, if you make a statement in a court, I could be your witness.

      Sincerly

  • June  On July 5, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    YIKES! Here’s a part 2 to the Verner Magali from craigslist, I received the exact verbatim e-mail as above, first, then:

    I am glad that you are interested to rent the flat. As you can see in the photos the flat is fully furnished. The rental cost per week include all the bills and council tax. I work at the University Hospital of London ( I am a surgeon ). The flat is empty right now so you can move there anytime you want. Before i do flat reservation for you i need to be sure that you are 100% interested to rent it. Last week a student from Paris called me to arrange a viewing so he can rent the flat. I took 2 days free from my work and when i arrived in Paris i never meet him. I have spent some cash with this trip for nothing. I don’t want to make the trip again and maybe never meet you. I don’t like the time wasters. Now i want a warranty that you have the money and also that you are interested to rent the flat.

    Don’t worry on how you will receive the keys or get back your security deposit,i have arranged that with one of my French neighbourhood friend Son who promise to do that.He is a Pharmacist by profession and currently in United Kingdom(London) for a couple of months doing a 3 months research on pharmacy,which i am quite sure he is through with the research and also,believe that he suppose to return to Paris sooner.I will appreciate it if you write him to conclude the rental process asap and confirm to him your move in date.His name is Desfosses Edouard & you can reach him via email: desfossesedouard@yahoo.com.

    Regards
    Verner

    If something is too good to be true, it is…

  • Taej  On July 15, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Magali Verner strikes again.

    28 Rue du Cherche-Midi 75006 Paris -The apartment seems to good to be true.
    Took 10 minutes to sniff out the inconsistencies and figure out it is a scam.
    The first two emails are identical to ones listed above.

    Thanks to all those who have raised the alarm and warned against these scams.

    • Tobi  On September 8, 2010 at 2:25 am

      Yep. Magali is a faker: Here some other hint. Her husband, who died long time ago:

      Citation: I just confirmed from Desfosses that he has replied your letter and i want you to know that i am asking for the rental fee cos of past experience, which make me think there is need for me to confirm the rental fee before i do reservation and make arrangement for Desfosses to show you the place and you will pay him the deposit immediately after he allow you move into the apartment.Which i am quite sure that you will like the place cos it is well furnished and equipped, also located in a safe area.

      Also, i will like you to know that the rent charges is not really the issue , but your absolute maintenance of the apartment, because that is the only valuable property my late husband left behind, and it also took him so much time and money to put all those facilities in place, so i wouldn’t want a violation of my property if finally rented by you.

      Regards
      Verner

      • SME  On September 14, 2010 at 7:43 am

        This is really unbelievable. I have exchanged these very same verbatim e-mails with Verner Magali (mail2verner@yahoo.com, http://paris.en.craigslist.org/roo/1938922872.html). I have also been in contact with an Aisha Qureshi (fr.aqureshi@hotmail.com, http://paris.fr.craigslist.org/roo/1940469086.html) regarding another apartment. I exchanged a series of emails that ended in a request to send a wire transfer to an unknown person in the United Kingdom!!!! Man, you really have to watch your ass. I appreciate this information and I am really sorry for all of those who had to learn the hard way in order that the rest of us could avoid this type of suff.

  • scambuster  On July 16, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Here is a new one from me, I put their email adresses so be aware!! it is SCAM!!! Thank god I read this website, it was very suspicious anyway!!

    Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2010 10:15:45 +0100
    Subject: Re: Reply to your ad: ** Exceptional Newer 2BR apartment for rent in Birmingham**All Utilities Included**
    From: leighscott86@gmail.com

    Hi,
    Thanks for your email response, i am so excited you are interested in my apartment which i am giving out for rent. Actually the apartment is still very much available for rent. I resided in the apartment with my Husband and our 2 years son,Before we relocated here in West Africa due to my Husband new post as the leading Evangelist here with CHURCH OF GOD THE GOOD SHEPHERD.

    The apartment is available for 400 per monthly including the utilities, which i think is not too much, i just need someone with an open heart, love and clean to occupy the home and put all my worries off concerning the maintainance of the apartment . Since i am not residing there again. As i told you earlier in the apartment listing.

    The accommodation comprises of 2 Bedrooms, Bathroom. Kitchen,Breakfast room,Bedroom, Bathroom and a separate WC..Facilities Internet connection,Electronics like satellite TV and which you have to pay for the subscription, a sony DVD player, air conditioning, alarm system ETC.

    The kitchen is fully equipped with all necessary cooking utensils, refrigerator-freezer, four-hob and oven, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Also the keys to the flat are right here with me, and the document. Which i can send to you after all necessary agreement has be accomplished.

    Also i will like you to know that the rent charges is not really the issue , but your absolute maintenance of the apartment , because that is the only valuable property. So i wouldn’t want an violation of my property if finally rented by you. I will like you to treat the apartment as your own okay.

    Here is the apartment address::: 38 Ryland Street, Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham

    INFORMATION BELOW IS NEEDED TO DELIVER THE KEYS AND DOCUMENTS
    APPLICATION FORM.
    1)Your Full Name
    2)Your Full Address
    3)How old are you?
    4)Are you married?
    5)How many people will be living in the home?
    6)Do you have a pet?
    7)Do you have a car?
    8)Occupation?
    9)Contact number
    10)When are you willing to move in?
    11)When are you willing to move out?
    Pets are no problem.

    I will be waiting for your mail so that we can to start to commence on how to the keys and document..

    Best Regards.

  • Mikey  On July 21, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Verner Magali – been e-mailing the past couple of days, however when he/she said they were working in London, I said I could meet them before moving into the apartment in Paris as I’m from London. Obviously completely ignored that. Beware don’t pay anything online!!

    —-I am glad that you are interested to rent the flat. As you can see in the photos the flat is fully furnished. The rental cost per week include all the bills and council tax. I work at the University Hospital of London ( I am a surgeon ). The flat is empty right now so you can move there anytime you want. Before i do flat reservation for you i need to be sure that you are 100% interested to rent it. Last week a student from Paris called me to arrange a viewing so he can rent the flat. I took 2 days free from my work and when i arrived in Paris i never meet him. I have spent some cash with this trip for nothing. I don’t want to make the trip again and maybe never meet you. I don’t like the time wasters. Now i want a warranty that you have the money and also that you are interested to rent the flat.

    Don’t worry on how you will receive the keys or get back your security deposit,i have arranged that with one of my French neighbourhood friend Son who promise to do that.He is a Pharmacist by profession and currently in United Kingdom(London) for a couple of months doing a 3 months research on pharmacy,which i am quite sure he is through with the research and also,believe that he suppose to return to Paris sooner.I suggest you write him to conclude the rental process asap and confirm to him your move in date.His name is Desfosses Edouard & you can reach him via email: desfossesedouard@yahoo.com.

    Regards
    Verner—-

    Obviously he/she thinks we’re gullible and would believe a ‘surgeon’ Could have been €900 down the drain if it wasn’t for this website

  • Konezi  On July 29, 2010 at 9:20 am

    This guy posted a beautiful apartment in Milan for 1000 euros a month. The photo shows that it’s bigger than the actual size. This scammer stole the name of some poor Finnish person. A quick look up of the address reveals it is actually the Bocconi University!

    Here is his reply:

    Thank you for showing interest in my apartment,the apartment consist of the living room, 2 bedrooms, one with a double sized bed and one with a smaller bed, the bathroom and toilet and a well furnished living room. I live in London presently, I have a job here and moved with my family last Summer. I have a 2 years contract with a very good chance of an extension. I am in London presently and the keys to the apartment is with me here so I will only be able to come to show you round the apartment after seriousness has been established on your path. The apartment is in a very conducive environment, there are lots of cultural attractions in the area, shopping centers, restaurants and public transportation is just around the corner. The whole apartment cost eur1000, if you do not wish to rent the whole apartment and would prefer to share, there is an option for you to take one of the 2 rooms and I will get someone else to occupy the other room.

    DETAILS ABOUT MY APARTMENT……….

    Address:Via Ferdinando Bocconi, 18, 20136 Milano, Italy‎
    Nearest Bus / Trainway: 4 minutes walk from the apartment
    The apartment comes equipped with telephone and ADSL internet connection.
    Number of bedrooms:2
    Number of bathrooms:2
    Max number of people:5
    Square Meters:65m.sq
    Monthly rental price: EUR500 per room inclusive of the all bills
    EUR1000 Monthly for the whole apartment inclusive of all the bills
    Security Deposit: EUR850

    AMENITIES AVAILABLE OUTSIDE
    Barbecue, Disabled Facilities, Allocated Parking space
    Balcony Terrace

    INSIDE
    Kitchen,13’0″ x 11’0″ ( 3.96m x 3.35m )
    Reception room 17’0″ x 16’0″ ( 5.18m x 4.88m )
    2Bedrooms 1 12’10″ x 10’5″ ( 3.91m x 3.18m )
    2Bathrooms 6’10″ x 5’10″ ( 2.08m x 1.78m )
    washing machine
    American Kitchen Fridge & Freezer Oven
    Microwave Dish Washer Crockery&Utensils
    Bath Shower Hair Dryer and Towels
    Internet Dial Up,Internet Broadband Cable/Satellite
    TV,Stereo/Radio System DVD Player
    DVD/Music Collection
    Library Telephone Fax
    Central Heating Air Conditioning
    Separate WC 5’0″ x 2’10″ ( 1..52m x 0.86m )

    MODE OF REGISTRATION.
    A)Tenants will supply his/her details which will be forwarded to my lawyer to prepare the contract documents.
    B)Tenants will email a confirmation message to me to confirm that he/she received the contract documents.
    C)Tenants will print out the Contract Documents and then Sign it.
    D)Tenants will pay the deposit payment via western union money transfer,the receipt will be attached to the contract documents and scan back to me for confirmation and proper documentations by my Lawyer.
    Please read through the email carefully and if you agree with the terms of the email, I want you to provide me with the following details so I can forward it to my lawyer so he can prepare the contract documents. Please provide me with

    Name in Full..
    Address…

    Nationality…
    Date of move in and out…
    Phone number…..
    Sex……………….Male or Female.

    You can call me on my mobile line anytime,for more details

    +447011182938

    Hope to read from you soon.

    Yours Sincerely,

    Finn Herskind
    +447011182938

    • enotch  On July 30, 2010 at 2:00 pm

      Hello,

      Thank you for showing interest in my apartment,the apartment consist of the living room, 2 bedrooms, one with a double sized bed and one with a smaller bed, the bathroom and toilet and a well furnished living room. I live in London presently, I have a job here and moved with my family last Summer. I have a 2 years contract with a very good chance of an extension. I am in London presently and the keys to the apartment is with me here so I will only be able to come to show you round the apartment after seriousness has been established on your path. The apartment is in a very conducive environment, there are lots of cultural attractions in the area, shopping centers, restaurants and public transportation is just around the corner. The whole apartment cost JPY120,000, if you do not wish to rent the whole apartment and would prefer to share, there is an option for you to take one of the 2 rooms and I will get someone else to occupy the other room.

      DETAILS ABOUT MY APARTMENT……….

      Address: Trinity House Mita 8,9F.5, Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo,Japan
      Nearest Bus / Trainway: 4 minutes walk from the apartment
      The apartment comes equipped with telephone and ADSL internet connection.
      Number of bedrooms:2
      Number of bathrooms:2
      Max number of people:5
      Square Meters:65m.sq
      Monthly rental price: 60,000 per room inclusive of the all bills
      JPY120,000 Monthly for the whole apartment inclusive of all the bills
      Security Deposit: JPY130,000

      AMENITIES AVAILABLE OUTSIDE
      Barbecue, Disabled Facilities, Allocated Parking space
      Balcony Terrace

      INSIDE
      Kitchen,13’0″ x 11’0″ ( 3.96m x 3.35m )
      Reception room 17’0″ x 16’0″ ( 5.18m x 4.88m )
      2Bedrooms 1 12’10″ x 10’5″ ( 3.91m x 3.18m )
      2Bathrooms 6’10″ x 5’10″ ( 2.08m x 1.78m )
      washing machine
      American Kitchen Fridge & Freezer Oven
      Microwave Dish Washer Crockery&Utensils
      Bath Shower Hair Dryer and Towels
      Internet Dial Up,Internet Broadband Cable/Satellite
      TV,Stereo/Radio System DVD Player
      DVD/Music Collection
      Library Telephone Fax
      Central Heating Air Conditioning
      Separate WC 5’0″ x 2’10″ ( 1..52m x 0.86m )

      MODE OF REGISTRATION.
      A)Tenants will supply his/her details which will be forwarded to my lawyer to prepare the contract documents.
      B)Tenants will email a confirmation message to me to confirm that he/she received the contract documents.
      C)Tenants will print out the Contract Documents and then Sign it.
      D)Tenants will pay the deposit payment via western union money transfer,the receipt will be attached to the contract documents and scan back to me for confirmation and proper documentations by my Lawyer.
      Please read through the email carefully and if you agree with the terms of the email, I want you to provide me with the following details so I can forward it to my lawyer so he can prepare the contract documents. Please provide me with

      Name in Full..
      Address…

      Nationality…
      Date of move in and out…
      Phone number…..
      Sex……………….Male or Female.

      You can call me on my mobile line anytime,for more details

      +447011182938

      Hope to read from you soon.

      Yours Sincerely,

      Finn Herskind
      +447011182938

    • jimmy  On August 8, 2010 at 11:54 am

      This fellow has posted the exact same listing on Craigslist for an apartment in Hong Kong. I replied to his email and got the exact same response. The photos that he posted are clearly of a luxury flat in a European city and in no way resemble apartments in Hong Kong.
      Obvious scam.

      • Lisa  On November 15, 2010 at 12:43 pm

        This flat is also ‘available’ in Prague. I’ve been trying to get a viewing, have asked by email four times but never gotten an answer. The flat looks amazing, the price is good and the location is good. I have not payed anything and would not do so before seeing the place and getting all things in order, but the disappointment is awful. I thought I finally was getting lucky in apartmenthunting… Googled the email address just now, just to ease my feeling that this was too good to be true… and it is. Fucking idiots.

        Fuck the finnherskind people. I guess the real apartment hunt starts now..

    • David  On May 10, 2011 at 5:23 am

      That’s just disgusting… it is exactly the same email I receive except that it is for a flat in Copenhagen!!!!
      I really look forward for this [...] scammer to be caught soon.
      What a loser…

      Hello,

      Thank you for showing interest in my apartment,the apartment consist of the living room, 2 bedrooms, one with a double sized bed and one with a smaller bed, the bathroom and toilet and a well furnished living room. I live in London presently, I have a job here and moved with my family last Summer. I have a 2 years contract with a very good chance of an extension. I am in London presently and the keys to the apartment is with me here so I will only be able to come to show you round the apartment after seriousness has been established on your path. The apartment is in a very conducive environment, there are lots of cultural attractions in the area, shopping centers, restaurants and public transportation is just around the corner. The whole apartment cost 4000DKK, if you do not wish to rent the whole apartment and would prefer to share, there is an option for you to take one of the 2 rooms and I will get someone else to occupy the other room.

      DETAILS ABOUT MY APARTMENT……….

      Address: 16 Teglgaardstraede, 1452, Copenhagen, Denmark
      Nearest Bus / Trainway: 4 minutes walk from the apartment
      The apartment comes equipped with telephone and ADSL internet connection.
      Number of bedrooms:2
      Number of bathrooms:2
      Max number of people:5
      Square Meters:110m.sq
      Monthly rental price: 2000DKK per room inclusive of the all bills
      4000DKK Monthly for the whole apartment inclusive of all the bills
      Security Deposit: 6500DKK

      Location & area

      Located in the middle of the old part of Copenhagen city center. Situated near fine boutiques, nice shops, the walking/shopping street Str’get, The Town Hall, Tivoli, The National Museum, The waterfront, lots of nice reataurants and caf’s, metro, bus and train stations etc.

      Address:
      16 Teglgaardstraede, 1452, Copenhagen, Denmark
      Accommodation located in:
      city, downtown, near cultural interest, near restaurants & bars, near shopping area, old town!

      Bathroom

      * Yes Towels:
      * Yes Bath:
      * Yes Hair Drier:
      * Yes Shower:

      Extras

      * DVD Player:
      * Fax:
      * Washing Machine:
      * Work Desk:
      * Bed Sheets:
      * Cable/Satelite TV:
      * Internet Broadband:
      * Ironing Board:
      * Library:
      * Stereo/Radio System:
      * Telephone:

      Kitchen

      * Microwave:
      * Oven:
      * American Kitchen:
      * Fridge & Freezer:
      * Crockery & Utensils:
      * Dish Washer:

      Living room

      * Fireplace:
      * Sofa Bed:
      * Table & Chairs:

      Outside

      * Terrace:
      * Parking:
      * Pets Welcome:
      * Barbecue:

      * Sauna:
      * Bathroom:
      * Spa / Jacuzzi:
      * Lift / Elevator:
      * Swimming Pool:
      * Disabled Facilities:

      Rooms

      * DVD/Music Collection:
      * Air Conditioning:
      * Ensuite Bathroom:
      * Balcony:
      * Safe:
      * Central Heating:
      * City View:
      * Daily Cleaning:

      MODE OF REGISTRATION.
      A)Tenants will supply his/her details which will be forwarded to my lawyer to prepare the contract documents.
      B)Tenants will email a confirmation message to me to confirm that he/she received the contract documents.
      C)Tenants will print out the Contract Documents and then Sign it.
      D)Tenants will pay the deposit payment via western union money transfer,the receipt will be attached to the contract documents and scan back to me for confirmation and proper documentations by my Lawyer.
      Please read through the email carefully and if you agree with the terms of the email, I want you to provide me with the following details so I can forward it to my lawyer so he can prepare the contract documents. Please provide me with:

      Name in Full…………..
      Address……………..
      Nationality……………..
      Date of move in and out……………..
      Phone number……………….
      Sex……………….Male or Female.

      You can call me on my mobile line anytime,for more details

      +447011182938

      Hope to read from you soon.

      Regards,
      Finn Herskind
      +447011182938

  • J  On July 29, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Pretty sure this is a scam as well… bhjhhhe@hotmail.com

    Thanks for your interest and inquiries about my house.Yes the Apartment is still available for rent and we are looking for a responsible person/family to occupy and maintain the Apartment now that we are not around.Myself and wife just traveled to London United Kingdom for a programme called Empowering Youth to Fight Racism, HIV/AIDS, Poverty and Lack of Education, the programme is taking place in major countries in Europe and Africa which are UK, Spain,Germany,South Africa,Ghana.We will be away for 3 to 5 years or more that is why I have made up my mind to put up my Apartment for rent to whom ever that will take good care of it.Also how long do you intend to stay? How soon do you intend to move in?
    Here are details of the Apartment:

    Bedroom:1
    Bathroom:1
    FEATURES :
    Laundry
    Electric Range
    Electric Heat
    Garage

    AMENITIES:
    Air Conditioning
    Patio/Party Deck
    Cable TV
    Ceiling Fans
    24 hours Internet service
    Dishwasher
    Firepit
    Garbage Disposal
    Microwave
    security alarm
    Pets Allowed
    Refrigerator
    Washer / Dryer

    Rent:$700 per month including utilities
    Security Deposit:$350
    Please feel free to ask any questions you do not understand and i will be looking forward to recieve your email as soon as possible.
    Here is my phone number: Here is my phone number +447024097759

    I am not around to show the inside, you can go check out the Apartment and the neighborhood from the outside and get back to me if you really like it for more information.

    *********RENT APPLICATION FORM********
    (Private and Confidential)

    Also, Pls let me get answer to the application below :-
    1)Your Full Name ?-
    2)Your Full Address Where You Reside Right Now ? -
    3)Reachable Mobile Phone Number ?-
    4)Age ?-
    5) Sex ?
    6)Are You Married ?-
    7)How many people will be living in the apartment? -
    8)Do You have a Pet ?-
    9)Do You have a Car ? -
    10)Occupation ?-
    11) Citizen Of Which Country ?-
    12)How Long Did You Want To Stay ?
    13)What Is Your Moving In Date ?
    14) How Many Month Rent Are You Willing To Pay ( First 1month rent + Security Deposit) or If You Pay ( First 2months rent + Security Deposit And Get 1 Month Free…So which one do you prefer ?-
    15) When Did You Please On Moving Out ?-

    Hope to read from you as soon as possible. Thanks and GOD bless you.

    Cheers!
    Richard

  • James Campbell  On August 6, 2010 at 7:56 am

    SCAMMER. 2061 Echo Place.

    Thanks for emailing me regarding the house is still available, but presently I’m on business trip to West Africa. I bid for a portion of petroleum land sometimes ago in West Africa and fortunately I won, so I have to move quickly down to Africa to have my company set up. I came over here with my wife, we both bought the house when we got married. As soon as we settle down here I had a thought of selling the house, so I have to look for an agent and getting one we strike a deal but later my wife advised me on selling the house. I reasoned with her and accepted her advice. So I contacted the agent back and requested for my keys and documents. Later we decided to have the house rent out, we would have given the same agent this job also but the truth of the matter is that the agent would want to handle it professionally and the occupant may not be able to reason along with him later and moresome I do not have anyone in the area I can leave the keys behind with so that is why I posted ad myself. If you notice, you will discover that the price we are offering is far below standard price and I this is enough for you to know that we are not after the rental fee but the absolute care for the property. I know there is no way I can be sure that you are the right person to live in the house because we won’t be able to see physical before sending you the keys and the documents to occupy the space. The house is available for as long as you want and if you drive by the house you may see a sign there, you have nothing to worry about it belongs to my previous agent so you have absolutely nothing to worry about and you don’t have to call them because they do not have access to the house anymore.

    Please if you are ready now to occupy the house kindly provide the information below for record purpose

    PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF

    Full Name__________________________________________________ Home Phone ( ) ________________________

    Date of Birth_________________________________

    Other Phone ( ) ___________________

    Current Address_______________________________Apt#________ City__________________ State______ Zip________

    Reasons for Leaving____________________________Rent $__________Phone ( ) ____________________________

    Are you married____________________________

    How many people will be living in the house____________________________

    Do you have a pet____________________________

    Do you have a car____________________________

    Occupation____________________________

    Move In Date____________________________

    P.S: YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO VIEW THE INTERIOR PART OF THE HOUSE BECAUSE I HAVE THE KEYS HERE WITH ME BUT I CAN SEND YOU PICTURES.

    House Address
    2061 Echo Place. San Ramon, CA 94582

    James W Campbell
    +23470-8479-1992
    011-23470-8479-1992

    • Chay  On September 15, 2010 at 11:33 am

      I got the same E-mail Twice for two different house. Only differents is that its a different state

  • Ronda  On August 10, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Ok, the scammer above (Stella, then Almeria) seems to be going by a new name in Paris: Florence Nowak .
    Her ad and email responses are identical to some of those above (surgeon in London, etc.). She lists the apt at: 28 Rue du Cherche-Midi 75006 Paris
    She also mentions her contact: Desfosses Edouard email: desfossesedouard@yahoo.com.

    We exchanged several emails with her, but, fortunately, had no intention of sending money up-front.

    I was so happy to find this website. It does not appear that anyone has reported this new name, Florence Nowak.

    Whoever is running this website, THANK YOU!
    Ronda

  • Hanka  On August 10, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Hi, does anybody know something about Gentic Gil Atoine?, I can not find his name here, and Im affraid, because first time I was to close to send money to verner magali !!! thanx a lot

  • Elizabeth Walsh  On August 12, 2010 at 11:23 am

    We came across this scam with the too good to be true price on Craigslist. It looks like Florence hooks them and Edouard reels them in.

    Thanks for posting this scam.

  • Shelby  On August 13, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    I just had the same scam happen to me… Here is the email I received.

    Re: 2 bed 2 bath home for rent
    From:
    Linda Barba
    Add to Contacts

    I am Kenneth Smith the owner of the house you are interested in,located at Eugene 2 bedroom 2 bathroom.I’m presently in West Africa due to job transfer.I went there with all my family.I decided to look for a responsible and caring person to maintain and take proper care of my house as I do.

    Please I want you to know that I am a kind and honest person also I spent a lot of time on my properties so I want you to treat it as your own.

    Rent $600/month utilities included and security deposit $600(Security deposit Refundable)the money involved does not matters to me,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.

    The house is located at 1670 Adelman Loop, Eugene OR

    Firstly, I will like you to go and take a look at the Neigborhood and exterior part of the house because you will not be able to go inside to see the interior, hence I have all the keys with me.I will be willing to send you pictures of the interiors if you demand for it.Here is a rent application form which I will like you to fill and send back to me.Which will be used to process all documents that will be coming together with the keys leading to the house and this will come to you through courier service.
    1. Last Name
    2. First Name
    3. Age
    4. Telephone Number
    5. Current Address
    6. Are you married
    7. How many people will be living in the house
    8.when do u intend to move in
    9. Do you have a car
    10. Occupation
    11. Do you have a pet
    12. Reference.
    I Await your response so that we can discuss on how to get the document and the keys to you.My cell phone number is.+2348091143975 OR 0112348091143975 OR 0092348091143975

    • LJ  On August 30, 2010 at 9:45 pm

      Hi, I was curious what the ad said about the apartment & what your response was to the ad to receive that email? I think I might be being scammed for a place in Eugene too.. so I was just curious? Thanks.

  • danielbach  On August 16, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Just saw a spam/fraud post on Craigslist Toronto. When contacted, this person gave one of the phone numbers listed on an above post. They also used a similar renting survey as other have listed above.

    Check: http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/apa/1900287362.html

    Craigslist ID: 1900287362

  • francesca ippolito  On August 23, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    I was looking for an apt in New York.
    I found this place that was too good to be true. we just spoke via email for a week.
    Finally I call the number that supposed to be in Uk for business. He seems normal and reasonable. I checked on internet the name that they gave me, i didn’t found anything about scam.
    so i scanned my id card…after that I went to check the house that they want to rent me..well these people doesn’t live there and apparently doesn’t exist either.
    I’m really worried about my scan id, but I don’t know what to do now…anybody knows what to do?
    I can’t find anymore their post on craiglist, the title was something like “EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE”
    their name are Hannah and Herman John.
    I hope that they’re not going to use my identity to fraud someone’s else.

    the first email was like that

    got your response to our ad stating your interest in our apartment located at 85 Livingston Street, Brooklyn NY 11201. Interior: 850 sq. ft. (approx.) Neighborhood: Brooklyn Heights.

    The apartment is owned by me and my husband Hannah and Herman W. John. We are a little selective in leasing out the apartment. Our priority is taking a responsible, careful, understanding and reasonable tenant that will take good care of the property.

    The above virtues are very important as we intend to leave you in full charge of the apartment while we are away. My husband and I just relocated to the UK recently due to business. We are Management Consultants and have a contract here that would last for 6 yrs. Thus the minimum period which we intend to lease out the apartment is 3 months starting from August/September while the maximum is 6 years. Hence you are guaranteed to stay in the apartment for 6yrs or less, whichever is convenient for you. The apartment is in excellent condition as you can see from the pictures attached herein.

    Note that only a serious and responsible applicant will be considered. It is therefore your responsibility to prove to us that you are the perfect tenant for us.

    I do apologize if I sound too strict but we are giving out the apartment at a most affordable rate i.e. $651 month rate (Utilities included are electricity, internet, water and heat). This reduced cost is far below the apartment’s worth and is intended to serve as a constant reminder of your responsibility to take good care of the apartment for us if given the opportunity. We are one of the few who believe New York housing should not be so high in cost of rentals. Besides, we only need someone to occupy the apartment and take care of it. If we had a close family friend or relative in NY, we would simply give it out to them to help us take care of it.

    You are advised to contact my husband via telephone as he will like to speak with you before we proceed with viewing arrangements. It is also important that you send us all necessary details we need to know about yourself which will convince us that you are perfect tenant for us. These details should include your full names, current address, your present occupation, marital status, if you like pets and why you want to take the apartment.

    More details will be communicated to you as soon as we get your response.

    Regards
    Hannah

    • john  On October 13, 2010 at 7:18 am

      GOT that one too.

  • Szymon  On September 1, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Hi!
    I tracked this website too late. Unfortunately I sent money to Verner Magali who is?- I don’t know that. I am able to gain half of the money but the other half she took. Could you tell me what can I do to force her to give me money back. It was for the flat in Paris .

  • DY  On September 2, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    The same “Finn Herskind” is scamming the Craigslist in Tokyo at the moment! As with Hong Kong earlier, he sent me photos of an apartment that is definitely NOT Japanese.
    Someone has to stop this!

  • Szymon  On September 3, 2010 at 3:30 am

    Attention,

    Good to read from you, please check the pictures in attachment to
    enable you decide if you are renting or not as am presently out of
    the city and won’t be available for the flat viewing.

    Apartment location:
    - 83 Boulevard St Michel, 75005 Paris, France.

    Apartment appliances and equipment:
    - Linen, Washing Machine, Dryer, Iron, vacuum cleaner.
    - Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Cooking rings, Oven, Microwave,
    Dinnerware and serving pieces, Toaster, Coffee Maker, Kettle.
    - TV, cable TV full access, DVD player, Internet by ADSL-CABLE + WIFI ACCESS.
    - Heating: Central
    - Hot water: Central

    The apartment has three bedroom in which am renting out two bedrooms.
    It is furnished with design furniture and it is well placed on the
    ground floor of a historical building, it as well has a patio where
    you can sit and enjoy daylight.
    Living room with authentically details: the living room has
    large windows on the canal, beautiful large sofa, DVD, Plasma TV with
    cable, a dining area, nice and well equipped open kitchen with all
    appliances (refrigerator, gas cooker, oven, washing machine, dryer)
    There are 3 bathrooms in the apartment,each bathrooms is en-suited to
    a bedroom for utmost convenience and privacy.

    Meanwhile, the rent is 250 euros monthly includes water/gas/electricity and the
    security deposit (refundable after stay) is 250 euros.

    If you are still having interest, let me know so that i can inform our
    family lawyer.

    Thanks,
    AISHA QURESHI.

    I got that ad. Is it possible to be true??

    • a.h  On September 6, 2010 at 11:37 pm

      i got that exact email from aisha but a few weeks ago trying to secure the apartment. after a few email exchanges and getting nothing reliable ( i asked specific questions etc. asked for proof of property and references ). be wary, aisha qureschi had a convincing argument about trusting people and being compassionate but was a complete scam.

  • TJ  On September 3, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Hi all

    the scams are also present on Craiglist ads for Madrid. I’m copying here the ad and the emails we received, which have a slightly different wording:

    http://madrid.en.craigslist.es/apa/1925174469.html

    EUR400 / 2br – rendy and Spacious two bedroom (Madrid)

    ——————————————————————————–
    Date: 2010-08-29, 1:59PM CEST
    Reply to: hous-3vmzj-1925174469@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

    ——————————————————————————–

    With this trendy and spacious two bedroom apartment you will have enough room for up to 5 visitors. It comes with complimentary wireless internet and is conveniently located within a 5 minute walk of a metro stop, providing you with an excellent connection to all of Madrid sights. From here you will also be within a short walk of the famous Gran Via in Madrid as well as a shopping centre.

    I’m glad my apartment attracted your interested. The flat is very much available for rent. I resided in it with my late father whom i inherited the property from, before i relocated to spain due to my new job with the constructing company.

    The monthly rent for the apartment is €400 & it includes the Gas bill, Water bill, Electric bill, as well as the Council tax bills, I’m interested in someone with an open heart, love and clean to occupy the flat and then take off all my worries concerning the maintenance of the flat since I am not living there for now.

    There are 2Bedrooms in the apartment, 2 Bathroom, kitchen, Dinning. The 1st bedroom has Queen size bed, the 2rd bedroom has double single bed. their is an lcd player, air conditioning system, alarm system that will make you to be more secured while at home.

    The kitchen is extremely equipped with model facilities as well as cooking utensils, a refrigerator-freezer,washing machine, oven, microwave & dishwasher.

    The keys to the flat are right here with me, and the lease document Which i will send over to you after all necessary agreement has be accepted. Be well inform that the rental charges is not my major concern, but the total maintenance & cleaniness of the apartment is what am after. the reason is because, it’s the only property my dad left for me & i wont like any violation of the properties because it took alot of time & money to make the apartment what it is today.

    The flat is located at Calle Mayor, 82, 28013 Madrid, Spain. Do kindly let me know what you feel to enable us proceed further.

    Thank you

    Thanks for the response, i obviously understand your opinion regarding the inspection of the apartment, but as you can see i’m not residing over there & the keys to the apartment are right here with me in england, so if you dont mind….i will recommend you visit the location & the building of the apartment to enable you determine your desire/interest. because i know your concern regarding to the inspection.

    It’s not my fault & wasn’t intensional as i was made to lock up the apartment since no body was living there after the passing away of my father, more over i never wanted to rent out the flat, it’s my fiance who advise i should give out the apartment to someone & allow him/her (the tenant) take up the maintenance just to put off my worries.

    Let me know what you feel so we could start up with the rental screening exercises, the keys will be posted to you once we both reach a satisfactory agreement.

    Thank you

  • Kate  On September 6, 2010 at 6:31 am

    I had an email from Marshall Franco Lisa too, and obviously I realised that the deal, as outlined by Marta above, was too good to be true, so when I Googled the name to confirm this, I came across this site, so thanks to you guys I know it’s a complete scam!

    Keep up the good work!

  • ns  On September 7, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    i saw an add about 2 br apartment that sounded way too good and we emailed. they asked for 875 euro/month. their email name is bloomberg holmes. we googled it and just found that it’s a name of a meain character in a series of storie. so far so good.

    the email they replied:
    Hi,

    Thanks for the email. My name is Bloomberg Holmes the owner of the 2 Bedroom Home you are making enquiry of, I’ve had so many responses so far, however it is still available but I do have one person who is ahead of you. I’ll rent it to whoever puts down the deposit . Rent includes water and garbage. My company sent me overseas and will probably be between Africa, India and the UK for another year or so. The last tenants I had just moved out and my family and friends all live on the east coast so I don’t have anyone available to show the place but I can send you pictures of the inside but will have to ship you the keys and papers.

    Here is the house address:15 Rue de Tolbiac, 75013, Paris, France…Ready for immediate move-in!You can drive down there to take a look at it…i will be willing to rent my home out for the maximum of 5 years and below.I personally had wanted to sell the house earlier on.But after long time deliberation between me and my wife Elizabeth we finally agreed on renting out the Home, because it was initially to be sold. But I really want you to take good care of the house, as if it were your own home.

    I would want to know how soon you would want to move in, as I will be taking a 1 or 2-month upfront payment which mean the first and last months you will be staying in the house including some utilities (Water, Internet and Garbage). I am asking for EUR 1750 For 2 month upfront payment Or EUR875 for 1 month upfront payment and I believe we should be able to help ourselves. including utilities because I want you to take a very good care of the house while I am away.

    i will like you to go ahead and fill out the rent application form so that will can proceed further and discuss on how to get the the keys and papers sent to you via Dhl or ups e.t.c, also are you ready to rent it now or when?.So here is the Rent Application Form Below..

    ========= RENT APPLICATION FORM ============
    PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL

    Also,Pls answer these questions below:

    1)Your Full Name______________________________________

    2)Present Address(where you reside now) & Phone Number______________________________

    3)How old are you _____________________________

    4)Are you married ______________________________ _____

    5)How many people will be living in the Home___________________________

    6)Do you have a pet _________________________________________

    7)Do you have a car __________________________________________

    8)Occupation _________________________________________________

    9)How long are you willing to stay _________________________________________

    10)When do you intend to move in _________________________________________

    11)1 month Or 2 month deposit needed ______________________________________

    12) Pictures of all the Occupant that will stay in my Home______________________________________

    Pet allows.

    I will use the information above to prepare the rental agreement , rent receipts and other documents. Make sure the correct information is type.Do reply with your both cell & home number i am going to call you if your application form has been accepted or call me after filling the rental application form. A package containing the housing documents, property address with full description. Including the direction to the place and keys will be ship to you once you both agreed with the term and condition. Call me once you fill out the application form.Here is my contact number: +2348028713386 or 0112348028713386….i will be expecting your call to know how serious you are in renting my Home

    Thanks & God Bless

    we kept talking and they wanted us to send them money as deposite and they’ll send a key which didnt seem right/fair/safe for us. we offered them to send the key to one of their friends and we’ll pay for the shipment and they said they’re in africa and the shipment is 300 and as soon as they get the money, they send the key and that it’s wrong that we’re skeptic. we told them that we’re offering that they send the key to their friends and when then, along with the friends we’ll visit the apartment and go over with their friends to the bank to make the transfer of money for the shipment. now waiting for a reply which i’m sure will never come or will offer another way of first getting money from us.

  • ns  On September 7, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    bloomberg holmes, verner magali and pamela scotts – at least – are the same people. i sent them mails from different addresses and they all answered the same or sent me to talk to the same people or had the exact same reasons. when it seems to be too good to be true – it probably is.

  • ns  On September 8, 2010 at 4:21 am

    jack smith, verner magali, pamela scotts and bloomberg holmes are all scams!! they all sent me emails trying as much as they could to get me to send them money – and whatever sum they saw any chance of me sending.

  • raphael  On September 14, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Hi people, I have found two annonces that correspond to the descriptions here:

    one is of Mark Godwin:

    My name is Matt Godwin own the 1 bedroom and 1 Bath home and its located @ 44 Avenue Charles Floquet 75007 Paris, France. and also want you to know that it was due to my transfer that makes me my wife and Son to leave the house and also want to give it out for rent and looking for a responsible person that can take very good care of the property has we will be here for 2 years.So we want it to be clean at the time and the person that will rent it to take it as if it were its own. So for now, We are here in West Africa in our new house and put all my worries off concerning the maintenance of the apartment for, since i am not residing there for now. We left behind some Facilities and electronics which include the rent, and a DVD Player, air conditioning, alarm system. The kitchen is fully equipped with all necessary cooking utensils, airfrigerator-freezer, four-hob and oven, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine, My Computer Connected with Internet Access and a good parking space. Also the keys to the House are right here with us, and the lease document. Which we can send to you after all necessary agreement has be accepted. Also we want you to know that the rent charges is not really the issue ,but your absolute maintenance of our place is most important thing so will want you to get back to us with the 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 home?
    6)Do you have a pet?
    7)Do you have a car?
    8)Occupation?
    9)When do you want to move in?
    10)How long do you want to stay in our home?
    11)Pictures of all the Occupant that will stay in my Home?

    One Mr Juan fedrick called us about the home,We Declined his offer because he loves smoking and drinking and don’t want him to get drunk and damaged our property. so If you are still interested, Note that the rent is going to be EUR400 monthly No extra fee rent include with utilities .we also want you to give us a call on this effect to know how serious you are below is our contact here.

    +2348161344304 OR 002348161344304

    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 keys of the house to you. below is some pictures of the apartment and The address of the apartment is 44 Avenue Charles Floquet 75007 Paris, France.

    Thanks and God Bless You

    Matt Godwin

    The other is Verner Magali

    Thank you for your interest. Also sorry for the late reply but I had a lot to work and this is the time I could reply. As you can see I have available the apartment located in central Paris ,with 3rooms,because I moved with my job to London and I need money to pay the rent here.

    This is the main reason I want to rent at this price and also to find a good person for my apartment…. I can rent you the apartment for short or long term stay because I have a contract here in London for a long period……I’m the owner of the apartment and the apartment is located in a silent and quiet street… It has a separate entrance with a nice courtyard in front…..he apartment consists of living room with TV, DVD player. Separate fully furnished kitchen alcove,washing machine.. Very big luxurious bathrooms with jacuzzi seating 2, Separate shower. Towels and Linen included. All utilities included. Complimentary WI-FI internet access.water,electricity,cable,parking,airconditioning,fireplace,dishwash
    er,microwave,refrigerator,washing machine and dryer)

    Do see below my requirement for various prices of stay and get back to me…….

    SHORT STAYS:
    1 person 25/night
    2 people 40/night
    3 people 50/night
    4 people 60/night;
    Utilities included.
    SHORT TERM MONTHLY RENTAL:
    1 person 350/month
    2 people 400/month
    3 people 450/month
    4 people 500 month
    Utilities included.
    LONG TERM MONTHLY RENTAL:
    (minimum stay of 6 months)
    1 person 250 month
    2 people 300 month
    3 people 350 month
    4 people 400 month
    Utilities included.
    A refundable security deposit of 400Euro is require for all booking and to be refunded if you left the apartment undamaged.

    Address:28 Rue du Cherche-Midi 75006 Paris

    KINDLY WRITE INDICATING:
    ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE DATES, LENGHT OF STAY
    NUMBER OF ADULTS AND CHILDREN
    THANKS

  • viv  On September 22, 2010 at 11:57 am

    I found this add on univision->Well Furniture 3Bedroom Flat with 2bath For Rent in Queens for $500 a month. so i decided to write to email dennis.rolando33@yahoo.com and this was Dennis Rolandos response to my email.
    Thank you very much
    for your interest and inquiry.As you can see I have available the apartment
    located in Queens with 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom, because I moved with my job to
    Florida, and I need money to pay the rent here. This is the main reason I want
    to rent at this price and also to find a good person for my apartment. I can
    rent you the apartment for maximum of 3 years because I have a contract here in
    Florida for this period. I’m the owner of the apartment. the rent for 1 month is
    $500 usd for the entire apartment including all utilities (water, electricity,
    Internet, cable, parking, air conditioning, fireplace, dishwasher, microwave,
    refrigerator,heater)… You can move in the flat the same day when you receive
    the keys,My requirement is $1000 for 2month payment in advance for the initial
    to move in and you need to move fast cos i got other contacts that are also
    interested in renting the place. but as for the viewing i will need to schedule
    a visit down to Queens in order for you to access the apartment cos i’m the
    only one who has the apartment keys which i will still like to confirm if the
    $1000 is ready before traveling down there cos i have been disappointed before
    after traveling down there to meet with someone which he couldn’t provide the
    complete rent deposit which i see as a waste of time..So do confirm to me if the
    rent deposit is ready,Thanks
    i asked him to give me the address and he gave me 97-14 98th st queens ny. Everytime he replied to my emails he insisted that if i didn’t have the $1000 not to waste his time and if i did to let him know asap.
    So i thought it was too good to be true, i googled his name and here i am. Thansk google you just saved me $1000. people be very carefull and dont rush to something like this, do your research.

  • Jessica  On October 12, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    There is a man under the name of Wesley Hopkins (wesleyhopkins02@gmail.com) who is a scammer claiming to have a lovely flat to rent in madrid.

    http://madrid.es.craigslist.es/apa/2001807816.html

    He said he was he said he was working in contruction and based in London. When we said we could meet him he avoided the question and tried to get us to fill out the ‘Rental Application’ form.

    Be careful! A massive indicator to us was that he claimed to have had to move out of his apartment in Madrid to work in the UK for 3 months but he had no one who could show us around the flat in Madrid (surely if he had been living in Madrid for ages he would have some sort of contacts/ firends here!) He also claimed that his wife was in the US with the keys to the Madrid flat….. this is what he said….
    “Thanks for your interest in my Well furnished 1 bedroom apartment for rent in Mardird Spain. This apartment is well furnished with wireless internet facilities. 408sqm. Actually I resided in this apartment with my wife before my recent transfer to Atlanta GA. I am in Notting Hill,London at presently, on an official construction work, which will last for about 3 months but my wife and family are in Atlanta GA. All I want is professionals or students or families that will keep this apartment clean at all time. The apartment is now available for rent and it is located on Calle de San Bernardo, 30 28015 Madrid, Spain, The document and keys to the apartment is with my wife in Atlanta GA. this apartment is located in a secured and safe environment, contains 1 bedrooms, 1bathrooms, sitting room, internet connection, cable TV, close to all shopping malls. I spent a lot on my property that I use, because is mine, so I will solicit your absolute maintenance of my property and want you to treat it as if it were your property.I really want you to keep the apartment clean always.The minimum lease agreement is 1 month while the maximum lease agreement is 2 years.The cost for this 1 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, apartment including all facilities and electricity cost is (EUR700) Security deposit of (EUR700) and 1 month rent is required. The security deposit will be refunded after the completion of the agreed rental period. If you are still interested in renting this apartment, contact me for more information”
    SEEM ODD??????

    hope this helps other people to avoid scammers like him.
    ALSO….another tell tail sign is that his grammer was terrible and for someone who seems to travel well with their highly thought of job; it seemed very odd to us that his use of English was so bad.

  • Wanderer  On October 16, 2010 at 6:44 am

    Seen today, the same marshallfrancolisa@gmail.com:

    Quote from email “I work at the University Hospital of South Manchester ( I am a surgeon ). The flat is empty right now so you can move there any time you want. Before i do flat reservation for you i need to be sure that you are 100% interested to rent it. Last week a student from London called me to arrange a viewing so he can rent the flat. I took 2 days free from my work and when i arrived in London i never meet him. I have spent some cash with this trip for nothing. I don’t want to make the trip again and maybe never meet you. I don’t like the time wasters. Now i want a warranty that you have the money and also that you are interested to rent the flat.”

    Flat spec:

    Recently renovated: 3 bedrooms +guest room, 2 bathrooms, large balcony, elevator Large (93sqm) newly renovated apartment with all modern facilities in residential complex across in the neigbourhood. The apartment has 3 bedrooms and a spacious living room and as well as a large terrace with sitting area and open space kitchen.The apartment is located in a quiet residential complex across the street from the neighbourhood and walking distance to various transportation means and shopping centers.

    WEEKLY RENT 81 POUNDS
    GUARANTY ASKED EMAIL:…………….marshallfrancolisa@gmail.com

    marshallfrancolisa@gmail.com

    cats are OK – purrr
    dogs are OK – wooof
    Location: London Centre
    it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

  • Armina  On October 19, 2010 at 7:24 am

    A scammer I met within my appartment-search in Geneva obviousely now uses my name with another e-mail-adress (armina.reichel@yahoo.com) for his scam activities :-(
    So, be careful!

  • Ian  On October 25, 2010 at 10:21 am

    He’s still busy. I was really hoping this was true, I was about to send my photo and a screenshot of my account to show I have the money. I won’t going to send money by Western Union anyway. Good job I searched!

    He/she advertised yesterday (I have flagged it):
    http://london.craigslist.co.uk/roo/2022629034.html

    They now claim to be a surgeon in Manchester. I think I’m going to give up on Craigslist, it all seems to be scams.

  • Ernesto  On November 3, 2010 at 7:09 am

    anyone knows if c_drews is a scam?

    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply and your interest in renting my room. I’m renting out my apartment due to my relocation to the UK but before we proceed can you kindly tell me more about yourself and where exactly you are moving from?

    The apartment is located in 23 avenue de Friedland, 75008 Paris – France which is a lively neighborhood but calm side street near boulevard Saint-Michel, the Sorbonne and the Pantheon. It’s a great area for shopping with plenty of restaurants within walking distance and at the foot of the building. Ten minutes from boulevard Saint-Michel, from here you are just on the edge of the Seine with its boat tours and the Latin Quarter in the Saint-German neighborhood. And just on the other end of the boulevard is the “Notre Dame de Paris” Cathedral and the “Marais” district nearby Paris City Hall and the Georges Pompidou Centre. The apartment comprises the following facilities Microwave, washing machine, Dryer, Refrigerator, bathroom, toilet, lounge/living room, kitchen with utensil.

    The apartment is 1bed room and the apartment cost €700 including bills of water,gas and electricity and the security Deposit is €600 which will be refund to you on your move out date.

    I attached with this email the pictures of the apartment and if you have any question don’t hesitate to ask

    Regards

    Drews.

  • Nilüfer  On November 14, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Hi, I also received some emails. I think these were scam.because the emails I received are same with others scam mails.
    At first mail, I filled the information about me in application form. I am afraid of this, can they do anything with my information details?What can I do?
    At other mails, I didnt send any response, but Im wondering about my response to first mail.

  • Martin, Czech Republic  On November 17, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Verner Magali and Edouard Desfosees again!!!

    I was in contact with them for few days now while seaching for an accommodation in Paris (I am going to study in Paris for 4 months and found this accommodation): http://paris.en.craigslist.org/roo/2031862795.html
    The same emails and they wanted after me to send them money for the 1st month now (I am going to be there from February 2011) and without contract, they said that it will be sent me after the payment and that was reason why I “googled” information about them.

    PAY ATTENTION ON THIS!!!

    Martin, Czech Republic

    ————————————
    FROM 29.10.2010:

    Thank you for your interest. Also sorry for the late reply but I had a lot to work and this is the time I could reply. As you can see I have available the apartment located in central Paris ,with 3rooms,because I moved with my job to London and I need money to pay the rent here.

    This is the main reason I want to rent at this price and also to find a good person for my apartment…. I can rent you the apartment for short or long term stay because I have a contract here in London for a long period……I’m the owner of the apartment and the apartment is located in a silent and quiet street… It has a separate entrance with a nice courtyard in front…..he apartment consists of living room with TV, DVD player. Separate fully furnished kitchen alcove,washing machine.. Very big luxurious bathrooms with jacuzzi seating 2, Separate shower. Towels and Linen included. All utilities included. Complimentary WI-FI internet access.water,electricity,cable,parking,airconditioning,fireplace,dishwash
    er,microwave,refrigerator,washing machine and dryer)

    Do see below my requirement for various prices of stay and get back to me…….

    SHORT STAYS:
    1 person 25/night
    2 people 40/night
    3 people 50/night
    4 people 60/night;
    Utilities included.
    SHORT TERM MONTHLY RENTAL:
    1 person 350/month
    2 people 400/month
    3 people 450/month
    4 people 500 month
    Utilities included.
    LONG TERM MONTHLY RENTAL:
    (minimum stay of 6 months)
    1 person 250 month
    2 people 300 month
    3 people 350 month
    4 people 400 month
    Utilities included.
    A refundable security deposit of 400Euro is require for all booking and to be refunded if you left the apartment undamaged.

    Address:28 Rue du Cherche-Midi 75006 Paris

    KINDLY WRITE INDICATING:
    ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE DATES, LENGHT OF STAY
    NUMBER OF ADULTS AND CHILDREN
    THANKS
    ———
    FROM 30.10.2010:

    I require 350euro for 1month down payment plus a refundable secuirty deposit of 400euro which makes a total of 750euro for the initial move in,if you are interested,then provide me your details such as Your full names,address and telephone number so that i can send you the contract form for your booking confirmation. The above price i gave you is meant for your private room and bathroom which you won’t be sharing with anybody.

    Regards
    Verner
    ———–
    FROM 31.10.2010:

    I am glad that you are interested to rent the flat. As you can see in the photos the flat is fully furnished. The rental cost include all the bills and council tax. I work at theUniversity Hospital of London ( I am a surgeon ). The flat is empty right now so you can move there any time you want. Before i do flat reservation for you i need to be sure that you are 100% interested to rent it. Last week a student from Paris called me to arrange a viewing so he can rent the flat. I took 2 days free from my work and when i arrived in Paris i never meet him. I have spent some cash with this trip for nothing. I don’t want to make the trip again and maybe never meet you. I don’t like the time wasters. Now i want a warranty that you have the money and also that you are interested to rent the flat.

    Don’t worry on how you will receive the keys or get back your security deposit,i have arranged it with one of my French neighbourhood friend Son who promise to do that.He is a Pharmacist by profession and currently in London for a couple of months for a research on pharmacy,which i am quite sure he is through with his research work and also believe him to return to Paris soon.I suggest you write him to conclude the rental process and confirm to him your move in date.His name is Desfosses Edouard & you can reach him via email: desfossesedouard@yahoo.com.

    Regards
    Verner
    —————-
    FROM 10.11.2010:

    i want us to do it this way by you sending the rent to me here in London so that i can do the reservation and you will give the security deposit to Desfosses Edouard in Paris when you meet with him face to face, because he will be in position to handover you the apartment keys cos he is currently here in London with me for a research course and he will be returning to Paris very soon and i will give him the keys if we are able to finalize before then.I have attached my document which has pictures of me to help in putting a face with the email!

    Regards
    Verner

  • mamma  On November 19, 2010 at 12:40 am

    They are now scamming in Victoria British Columbia (with photos supplied with the email of a condo that obviously does not match the area):

    My name is Andre Royo own the 2 bedroom and 2 Bath home and its located @ 1342 Hillside Ave, Victoria, BC V8T 2B3, Canada. and also want you to know that it was due to my transfer that makes me my wife and Son to leave the house and also want to give it out for rent and looking for a responsible person that can take very good care of the property has we will be here for 3 years. as we are not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean at the time and the person that will rent it to take it as if it were its own. So for now, We are here in west Africa in our new house and put all my worries off concerning the maintenance of the apartment for, since i am not residing there for now.I left behind some Facilities and electronics which include the rent, and a DVD player, air conditioning, alarm system. The kitchen is fully equipped with all necessary cooking utensils, airfrigerator-freezer, four-hob and oven, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine, My Computer Connected with Internet Access and a good parking space. Also the keys to the House 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 is most important thing so will want you to get back to me with the 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)Occupation?
    9)When do you want to move in?
    10)How long do you want to stay in my apartment?
    11)Pictures of all the Occupant that will stay in my apartment?

    One Mr Jones Michael called me about the apartment,I told him that I can’t give him the apartment because he loves smoking,drinking and don’t want him to get drunk and damaged my property one day. so If you are still interested, Note that the rent is going to be $700 per month No extra fee.I will like you to give me a call on this effect to know how serious you are.below is my phone number

    002348161344304 OR +2348161344304

    I personally will actually come visiting you sometimes during the year as my new tenant.

    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 keys of the house to you. below is some pictures of the apartment and The address of the house is 1342 Hillside Ave, Victoria, BC V8T 2B3, Canada.

  • Ai Ho  On December 7, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Another scam from this person in Montreal Cragslist:
    $700 / 2br – Special deal 2 BEDROOM 2BATH (Montréal)

    My name is Pastor Thomas Wilson own the 2 bedroom and 2 Bath home and its located @ 4840 Chemin de la Côte Saint Luc, Montréal, QC H3W 2H1, Canada. and also want you to know that it was due to my transfer that makes me and my family leave the house and also want to give it out for rent and looking for a responsible person that can take very good care of the property has we will be here for 3 years. as we are not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean at the time and the person that will rent it to take it as if it were its own. So for now, We are here in West Africa and put all our worries off concerning the maintenance of the apartment. since we are not residing there for now. We left behind some Facilities and electronics which include the rent, and a DVD player, air conditioning, alarm system. The kitchen is fully equipped with all necessary cooking utensils, freezer, four-hob and oven, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine, our Computer is Connected with Internet Access and a good parking space. Also the keys to the House are right here with us. Which we can send to you after all necessary agreement has be accepted. all we want is your absolute maintenance of our apartment is most important thing so, i want you to get back to me with the 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)Occupation?
    9)When do you want to move in?
    10)How long do you want to stay in my apartment?
    11)Pictures of all the Occupant that will stay in my apartment?

    One Mr Jones Michael called me about the apartment,I told him that I can’t give him the apartment because he loves smoking and drinking so don’t want him to damaged our property. so If you are still interested, Note that the rent is $700 Per month utilities Included No extra fee so, I will like you to give us a call on this effect to know how serious you are.below is our phone number

    002348161344304 OR +2348161344304

    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 keys of the house to you. below is some pictures of the apartment and The address of the house is 4840 Chemin de la Côte Saint Luc, Montréal, QC H3W 2H1, Canada.

    Thanks and God Bless You.

    Pastor Thomas Wilson

  • Raluca  On December 15, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Another scam from the same person in Toronto Craigslist :) Luckyly I googled one of the phone numbers and stumbled upon this page…

    From:
    “linda wale”
    To:
    _____________@yahoo.com

    Hello,

    It is a great pleasure you are interested in my house.Thanks for your email and it is my gladness to hearing from you.I am the owner of the house you
    are making inquiry of.Actually I resided in the house with my family,such as my wife and my only daughter before and presently we had packed due to my missionary work transfer now situated at (WEST AFRICA,NIGERIA)and presently
    my house is still available for rent for $500 per month including the utilities like,washer dryer,and security,it is well furnished but you can also have it unfurnished if you like.Please i want you to note that,i am a kind and honest man and also i spent a lot on my property that i want
    to give you for rent,so i will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this my house and want you to treat it as your own,is that taken,it is not the money that is the main problem that is why is very cheap 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 also want you to let me have trust in you as i always stand on my word.All i want you to do is to go ahead and view the house immediately. here is my number fill free to call me on this number 0112348022961208 or +2348022961208 .let me know if you are interested so that i can email you the rent application form so that you can fill them up then we can proceed
    further..

    BEDROOMS:1

    BATHROOMS:1

    RENTAL AMOUNT………..$500

    ADDRESS OF MY HOUSE…..*
    3125 Lawrence Avenue East **Scarborough Ontario **M1H 1A2 Canada

    STATUS OF MY HOUSE:AVAILABLE FOR MOVE IN.

    LONG AND SHORT TERMS ARE BOTH ALLOWED..

    ALL PETS ARE ALLOWED.(WELL BEHAVED)

    • joe  On January 14, 2011 at 11:50 am

      her name is now barbara fox. she is offering a place in santa monica, california. she claims to be in nigeria. daniel obi is the collector. be careful guys. she is a scam.

  • Andreas  On December 28, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Marshall Francolisa (marshall55@britmail.net) is still at it. Ad# 70946412 (Posted Monday 27 Dec 2010) on Gumtree (London) is an ad for a 3 bedroom apartment. I’ve received the same email as alot of people have previously mentioned. I am now just stringing him along to see what information I can get from him/her and will be flagging it with Gumtree as I remember seeing over 50 hits in the first few hours and dont want anyone to fall for this scam!

    Good luck people and keep up the good fight

  • Marky  On January 12, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    PARIS SCAM ALERT! PARIS SCAM ALERT

    Watch out for Magali Belmas( belmasmagali@yahoo.fr ) with an ad to rent an apartment in Paris!
    Here is the message she sends to receive money in advance:

    “However! since there is a perfect procedure that we both have to undergo before you can proceed with the payment, Having said that, and considering the discreet procedures involved in this transaction i will require you to send the below in formation’s to me so that i can instantly intimate my family lawyer to start the procession of the tenant agreement form in order for you to see the terms and conditions of the transaction and if they are pleasing to you then you can now go ahead in remitting the first month rent coupled with the security deposit to my mum IBAN account, This will enable me to reserve this room for you till your exact arrival date, in view of the fact that there are also some other offers coming in this regard and my mother prefer the most serious person who pays her first.

    The follows are the required information’s thus:

    Exact arrival date:
    Exact departure date;
    Your full Name:
    A scanned copy of your passport id:
    Your current home address:
    Phone number;

    I will afterward, forward you the signed agreement form along with the scanned page/copy of my of my International Passport through attach mail for your perusal. And after confirming your payment will go ahead in sending you the original copy of the signed agreement form through a fax machine to your address to enable you to sign and also take along with while moving in.

    Awaiting to read from you,
    Kinds regards,
    Belmas.”

    DO NOT SEND HER ANY MONEY OR INFORMATION. THIS IS A FRAUD

  • sean  On January 17, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    MARSHALL FRANCOLISA AT IT AGAIN. Dont get caught ppl check out carefully before you ever part with any money. Thank s to this website i didnt get caught out

    Yes, you can move in with you peta and i am glad that you are interested to rent the flat. As you can see in the photos the flat is fully furnished. The rental cost include all the bills and council tax. I work at the University Hospital of South Manchester ( I am a surgeon ). The flat is empty right now so you can move there any time you want. Before i do flat reservation for you i need to be sure that you are 100% interested to rent it. Last week a student from London called me to arrange a viewing so he can rent the flat. I took 2 days free from my work and when i arrived in London i never meet him. I have spent some cash with this trip for nothing. I don’t want to make the trip again and maybe never meet you. I don’t like the time wasters. Now i want a warranty that you have the money and also that you are interested to rent the flat.

    Regards

    Marshall

    plagrsm@gmx.co.uk wrote:

    From: Plagrsm

    To: marshall67@britmail.net

    Subject: Re: Reply to your ad: Nice Furnished Apartment In London

    Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 20:07:13 +0000

    Hi marshall can u confirm this property is as listed at £450 per month for entire flat including bills? also what number flat is it And can we arrange a view if these details are correct. Have u advertised on any agency sites. Finnaly will u accept a small dog into property.

    Sent from Samsung mobile

    marshall francolisa wrote:

    >Thank you for your interest… As you can see I have available the apartment located in London,with 3rooms because I moved with my job to Manchester city and I need money to pay the rent here.

    >

    >This is the main reason I want to rent at this price and also to find a good person for my apartment.. I can rent you the apartment for short or long term stay because I have a contract here in Mancehster City for a long period..I’m the owner of the apartment and the apartment is located in a silent and quiet street. It has a separate entrance with a nice courtyard in front.he apartment consists of living room with a 2,pullout couch sleeping another 2. table seating 4, TV, DVD player. Separate fully furnished kitchen alcove,washing machine. Very big luxurious bathrooms with jacuzzi seating 2, Separate shower. Towels and Linen included. All utilities included.Complimentary WI-FI internet access.water,electricity,cable,parking,air conditioning,fireplace,dishwasher,microwave,refrigerator,washing machine and dryer).

    >Do see below my requirement for various prices of stay and get back to me.

    >

    >SHORT TERM MONTHLY RENTAL:

    >1 person £300/month

    >2 people £350/month

    >3 people £400/month

    >4 people £450 month

    >Utilities included.

    >

    >LONG TERM MONTHLY RENTAL:

    >(minimum stay of 6 months)

    >1 person £ 250 month

    >2 people £ 300 month

    >3 people £ 350 month

    >4 people £ 400 month

    >Utilities included.

    >A refundable security deposit of 400Pounds is require for all booking and to be refund if you left the apartment undamaged.

    >

  • Rob  On January 20, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Look out for another scam of this type under the name Anita James.

  • Karim Sadek  On January 23, 2011 at 7:27 am

    looking for a flat in Geneva, the following use the same template everyone here is showing. Thankfully i figured this out early as all asked for the same thing (wire deposit using western union), and all used the same tone and templates, please see below:
    i will never again use craiglist or expatriate.com!

    Finn Herskind
    +447011182938

    Charles sears
    +447045718367

    fred Edgar
    +447031843371

    Johnson Perry
    +447045792876

    Scott Perry

    Aaran ALbert

    Karl Kimble
    +447031744532

    Dr. Jones Martin
    Reservoir Geologist,
    drjonesmartin@att.net

    Samuel Pepper

    • Markian Prokopovych  On February 3, 2011 at 6:01 am

      The guy featured here under the name of Charles (+447045718367) has currently a different name, Gary Chavez but seems to be using the same telephone number. He posted a scam apartment announcement on Graiglist to which I responded.

  • Jenn  On February 9, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I received this response today from an ad on Kijiji from the email mrgeraldwill@yahoo.com

    —-

    Thanks for your interest in my apartment. I am Mr Gerald Will a professional piano/music theory teacher,Actually I reside in the apartment with my family,such as my wife and my only daughter before and presently we had packed due to my transfer from my working place and presently my apartment is still available for rent . I’m easy going and friendly. I like Music and have deep interests in traveling. I respect every religion and love to hang around with people and i am definitely not a trouble maker and very helpful in nature. I am currently living in Western Region Africa and I will be here for long that is why am renting out my apartment. The apartment is located at:1140 Hillside Ave Victoria, BC V8T 2A8, Canada

    RENT FEE: $750 per Month
    Bedrooms (#) 1 bedroom
    Bathrooms (#)1 bathroom

    The utilities Includes :- Stove – Electric ,Refrigerator, Microwave ,Ice Maker ,Full Kitchen ,Coffee maker ,TV/VCR ,Stereo ,Phone ,Linens provided ,High Speed Internet ,CD Player ,Cable/SatelliteTV,Double/twin zip & link beds and a child’s cot can be provided ,Fitted wardrobe, Kitchen Electric hob/oven,Kitchen utensils ,Microwave ,Washer & dryer,Refrigerator & freezer ,Toaster ,Electric kettle ,Iron and ironing board ,TV & DVD ,Telephone and Fast Internet access ,Pedestal Fan ,Free parking, everything in the Apartment is fully furnished although before we left the country we really tried to get an agent to handle this but we couldn’t see any one due to our hurry moment ,i will want you to promise me that the apartment will be well taken care of, below are questions you must answer to qualify you to rent my apartment

    RENTAL APPLICATION FORM

    1)Your Full Name ?
    2)Present Address(where you reside now) ?
    3)Phone ?
    4)How old are you ?
    5)Are you married ?
    6)Occupation ?
    7)Current rent payment ?
    8)Reason for moving out ?
    9)How many people will be living in the apartment ?
    10)The rent fee available now ?
    11)How long are you willing to stay ?
    12)When do you intend to move in ?
    13)Do you have a pet ?
    14)Do you smoke ?
    15)How many Month or Year Do you want to Stay?
    16)Deposit : One or Two month Deposit are required?
    17)Occupant Picture?
    18)Reference Details?

    Waiting to hear from you soon,

    Thanks…

    Mr Gerald Will

  • Andreas Garby  On February 17, 2011 at 12:04 am

    I found a Alfredo Rafael with the phone number +447045718367 on craiglist.com

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  • John  On February 28, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Hello, I also nearly get scamed.
    I have serious worries, because it was to good to be true.
    Now He is using mail hydro123@live.com
    He send me some information witch aren’t probably true:
    Eric Speer
    68 Opebi Rd lagos Nigeria
    age 37y.o
    Happy Married with a daughter
    And we have 2 families cars here which are 2003 Mazda Protégé, 2004 Mazda MPV minivan
    Two dogs – Ranger (neutered and 14 years old) Scrappy Rose (spayed and 3 years old) both extremely well housed trained.
    But he also want me to send money via money transfer on “his driver” name: Seun Benson
    So It is maybe his real name.

    Be carefull and don’t be scamed. Really thank you for this web page.

  • Rich Clark  On March 13, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Another email from mrgeraldwill@yahoo.com

    Thanks for your interest in my apartment. I am Mr Gerald Will a professional piano/music theory teacher,Actually I reside in the apartment with my family,such as my wife and my only daughter before and presently we had packed due to my transfer from my working place and presently my apartment is still available for rent . I’m easy going and friendly. I like Music and have deep interests in traveling. I respect every religion and love to hang around with people and i am definitely not a trouble maker and very helpful in nature. I am currently living in Western Region Africa and I will be here for long that is why am renting out my apartment. The apartment is located at:111 Lawrence St,, Brooklyn NY 11201

    RENT FEE: $950 per Month
    Bedrooms (#) 1 bedroom
    Bathrooms (#)1 bathroom

    The utilities Includes :- Stove – Electric ,Refrigerator, Microwave ,Ice Maker ,Full Kitchen ,Coffee maker ,TV/VCR ,Stereo ,Phone ,Linens provided ,High Speed Internet ,CD Player ,Cable/SatelliteTV,Double/twin zip & link beds and a child’s cot can be provided ,Fitted wardrobe, Kitchen Electric hob/oven,Kitchen utensils ,Microwave ,Washer & dryer,Refrigerator & freezer ,Toaster ,Electric kettle ,Iron and ironing board ,TV & DVD ,Telephone and Fast Internet access ,Pedestal Fan ,Free parking, everything in the Apartment is fully furnished although before we left the country we really tried to get an agent to handle this but we couldn’t see any one due to our hurry moment ,i will want you to promise me that the apartment will be well taken care of, below are questions you must answer to qualify you to rent my apartment

    RENTAL APPLICATION FORM

    1)Your Full Name ?
    2)Present Address(where you reside now) ?
    3)Phone ?
    4)How old are you ?
    5)Are you married ?
    6)Occupation ?
    7)Current rent payment ?
    8)Reason for moving out ?
    9)How many people will be living in the apartment ?
    10)The rent fee available now ?
    11)How long are you willing to stay ?
    12)When do you intend to move in ?
    13)Do you have a pet ?
    14)Do you smoke ?
    15)How many Month or Year Do you want to Stay?
    16)Deposit : One or Two month Deposit are required?
    17)Occupant Picture?
    18)Reference Details?

    Waiting to hear from you soon,

    Thanks…

    Mr Gerald Will

  • Tom Grace  On April 12, 2011 at 6:30 am

    Thanks for those who posted the warnings. I replied to 2 apartment adds on craigslist for apartments to let in Dublin area and, both were scams which I recognised straight away. Never use Craigslist again. This is one of the replies.

    Hello,

    Thank you for showing interest in my apartment,the apartment consist of the living room, 2 bedrooms, one with a double sized bed and one with a smaller bed, the bathroom and toilet and a well furnished living room. I live in London presently, I have a job here and moved with my family last Summer. I have a 2 years contract with a very good chance of an extension. I am in London presently and the keys to the apartment is with me here so I will only be able to come to show you round the apartment after seriousness has been established on your path. The apartment is in a very conducive environment, there are lots of cultural attractions in the area, shopping centers, restaurants and public transportation is just around the corner. The whole apartment cost EUR800, if you do not wish to rent the whole apartment and would prefer to share, there is an option for you to take one of the 2 rooms and I will get someone else to occupy the other room.

    DETAILS ABOUT MY APARTMENT……….

    Address: 1 lower gardiner, street, 1, Dublin, Ireland

    Nearest Bus / Trainway: 4 minutes walk from the apartment
    The apartment comes equipped with telephone and ADSL internet connection.
    Number of bedrooms:2
    Number of bathrooms:2
    Max number of people:5
    Square Meters:65m.sq
    Monthly rental price: 400euros per room inclusive of the all bills
    800euros Monthly for the whole apartment inclusive of all the bills
    Security Deposit: 750euros

    Location & area

    Durban house a fully refurbished, listed building, which boasts impressive Georgian architecture and interiors.
    The apartment located in the heart of Dublin city centre; with O’ Connell Street; Dublin’s main street, only a couple of minutes walk away. It is also just 5 minutes from Temple Bar the main party zone ofDublin.

    With everything our capital city has to offer in easy reach, you can relax and unwind in our comfortable bedrooms and then stroll through our historic streets and visit some of the city’s many attractions or go and have the crack (this is the Irish slang for good time) in Temple Bar and the number of pubs, bars and club our city has to offer.

    Address:
    1 lower gardiner, street, 1, Dublin, Ireland
    Accommodation located in:
    city, downtown, leisure area, near cultural interest, near historical interest, near restaurants & bars, near shopping area, old town!

    Bathroom

    * Yes Towels:
    * Yes Bath:
    * Yes Hair Drier:
    * Yes Shower:

    Extras

    * DVD Player:
    * Fax:
    * Washing Machine:
    * Work Desk:
    * Bed Sheets:
    * Cable/Satelite TV:
    * Internet Broadband:
    * Ironing Board:
    * Library:
    * Stereo/Radio System:
    * Telephone:

    Kitchen

    * Microwave:
    * Oven:
    * American Kitchen:
    * Fridge & Freezer:
    * Crockery & Utensils:
    * Dish Washer:

    Living room

    * Fireplace:
    * Sofa Bed:
    * Table & Chairs:

    Outside

    * Terrace:
    * Parking:
    * Pets Welcome:
    * Barbecue:

    * Sauna:
    * Bathroom:
    * Spa / Jacuzzi:
    * Lift / Elevator:
    * Swimming Pool:
    * Disabled Facilities:

    Rooms

    * DVD/Music Collection:
    * Air Conditioning:
    * Ensuite Bathroom:
    * Balcony:
    * Safe:
    * Central Heating:
    * City View:
    * Daily Cleaning:

    MODE OF REGISTRATION.
    A)Tenants will supply his/her details which will be forwarded to my lawyer to prepare the contract documents.
    B)Tenants will email a confirmation message to me to confirm that he/she received the contract documents.
    C)Tenants will print out the Contract Documents and then Sign it.
    D)Tenants will pay the deposit payment via western union money transfer,the receipt will be attached to the contract documents and scan back to me for confirmation and proper documentations by my Lawyer.
    Please read through the email carefully and if you agree with the terms of the email, I want you to provide me with the following details so I can forward it to my lawyer so he can prepare the contract documents. Please provide me with:

    Name in Full…………..
    Address……………..
    Nationality……………..
    Date of move in and out……………..
    Phone number……………….
    Sex……………….Male or Female.

    You can call me on my mobile line anytime,for more details

    +447011182938

    Hope to read from you soon.

    Regards,
    Finn Herskind
    +447011182938

  • Mark  On April 20, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    I thought it was odd at first when I wrote in spanish and he wrote back to me in english even though he was supposedly from Spain. After a series of emails, I knew it was a scam.

    From:
    Theresa Fernando

    thruy@hotmail.com

    Thanks for the email and it is my gladness hearing from you. I am the
    owner of the property you are making inquiry of. Actually i resided in
    the property with my family, such as my wife and my only daughter
    before and presently we had packed due to my transfer from my working
    place and now situated in the (London UK) and presently my property is
    still available for rent.Including the utilities like water, washer
    and security, it is furnished but if u which to move in with your
    furniture’s no problem.

    Pls i want you to note that i am a kind and honest man and also i
    spent a lot on my property that i want to give you for rent, i will
    want you to take absolute maintenance of my property and want you to
    treat it as your own, money is not the most important thing 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.

    SO IF YOU ARE REALLY INTERESTED I WILL WANT YOU TO FILL THE RENTAL
    APPLICATION FORM BELOW..
    Also, Pls let me get this answer.

    FIRST NAME:__________________
    MIDDLE NAME:_________________
    LAST NAME:__________________
    PROFESSION:________________POSITION:__________
    HOME PHONE (____)__________
    (CELL)PHONE (____)__________
    (WORK)PHONE (____)__________
    KIDS_____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY ________
    PRESENT ADDRESS:_____________________
    CITY:_______________
    STATE:______________
    ZIPCODE:____________
    HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING?____________
    CURRENT RENT PAYMENT:___________
    WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN?______________
    DO YOU HAVE A PET:_____________
    NAME OF PET:_____________
    IS THE RENT FEE AVAILABLE NOW?______________
    REASON FOR MOVING OUT?______________
    KIND OF PETS:_____________
    DO YOU SMOKE?______________
    DO YOU DRINK?______________

    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 to you and
    contacting you.Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how
    to get the document and the keys to you. Note that the keys and
    documents of my property is with me here in London UK. Please we are
    giving you the property base on trust and again i will want you to
    stick to your words, you know that we do not see yet and only putting
    everything into Gods hand, so please do not let us down in this our
    property and God bless you more as you do this.

    Awaiting your reply soon.
    Thank you

  • Sally Green  On April 26, 2011 at 12:33 am

    I noticed that scamwarners.com have hundreds of Rental Scammers listed on their website.

    http://scamwarners.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=39

    It might be a good idea to post copies of suspected Rental Scam on their website as well as here.

    I was in contact with one of the site moderators yesterday and she said that she would be only too happy to see them, but just make sure you include the scammer’s e-mail address and remove your own. (apparently most people search on e-mail address and telephone numbers when they are searching for their ‘landlord’s’ details.

    This is their introduction to this kind of scam.

    http://scamwarners.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=15223

  • YumYum  On June 22, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Here is another one:
    He now goes by the name Elizabeth Wale

    Hello Dear,
    Thanks for the Email. My husband and I own the Suit and also want you to know that it was due to my husband transfer to ( West Africa , Nigeria ) that makes us to leave the home and also want to give it out for rent and looking for a responsible person and God fearing person who can take very good care of the house in my absence..we are not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean all the time and the person that will rent it to take it as if it were its own.My Name is Elizabeth Wale.

    So for now, We are in West Africa and will be staying here for the next 5 years in our new house and also with the document of the house for rent, we try to look for another Agent that we can give this documents before we left but could not find, and we as well do not want our house to be used any how in our absence that is why we took it along with us.

    We came to West Africa under (WHO) World Health Organization(WHO).. WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.Visit our website for more information if you also want to make an impact to the world. http://www.who.int/about/en. I hope you will promise me to take very good care of the House.. The House is very big and nice and it is in a nice area I have received many proposals today for our property.

    So i hope you will promise us that you will take very good care of the house. So get back to me if you know you could take care of our house or perhaps experience you have in renting home.Hope you are okay with the price of $1400 per month and the security Deposit is $700.Get back to me for the rental application…You can go and view the property.

    Here is the Address bellow:
    Suit: 801
    Address: 7371 Westminster Highway, Richmond BC V6X0B4

    Pets Allowed

    Here is my husband contact Number +2348036530161 or 0112348036530161, he will attend to you better

    Regards
    Elizabeth and Francis Wale

  • YumYum  On June 22, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    This is related to the previous comment:

    I WILL WANT YOU TO FILL THE RENT APPLICATIONS FORM BELOW

    1)How old are you?……………………..
    2)Are you married?……………
    3)How many people will be living in the house?………..
    4)Do you have children?………Ages…….. ..
    5)Do you have a car?……………………..
    6)Occupation?…………….. ………..
    7)Monthly income…………………… ………..
    8)When will you like to move in?…………………
    9)How long will you like to rent the property?……
    10)Reason for relocating………………..
    Rental Application
    Applicant Information
    Name:
    Date of birth: Cell Phone:
    Current address:
    City: State: ZIP Code:
    Own( ) Rent ( ) Monthly payment or rent: How long?
    Previous address:
    City: State: ZIP Code:
    Owned Rented (Please circle) Monthly payment or rent: How long?
    Employment Information

    Emergency Contact

    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 keys to you,please I am giving you all this base on trust and again i will want you to stick 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 in this property and God bless you more as you do this. You can move in with your pet.

    My contact Number for further discussion………… +2348036530161 or 0112348036530161

    Thanks and remain blessed
    Elizabeth Wale

  • Vitali  On July 13, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Looking for a flat in Copenhagen I came across two scammers, on expatriates and on craiglist:

    Thanks for your email and it is my gladness hearing from you. I am Reverend Darrell Cardwell, the owner of the apartment you are making inquiry about. Actually I resided in the apartment with my family, such as my wife and my only daughter before and presently we had packed due to my transfer from my working place and now situated in FINLAND and presently my apartment is still available for rent for dkk 2000 per month including the utilities like hydro, washer and security,it is fully furnished.

    More so Now, I went for a Crusade in REAL MADRID,SPAIN and I will like you to get in touch with my wife for more discussion as she is with the keys and the document to the house. Please i want you to note that, I am a kind and honest man and also i spent a lot on my property that i want to give you for rent,so i will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this apartment and want you to treat it as your own,is that taken,it is not the money the main problem but we want you to keep it tidy all the time so that i will be glad to see it neat when i came 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.Where are you located and where do you see our advert also let us know if you need more pictures.

    Please Special Notice : Please note that there’s none of us to show you the apartment,as we would have to send you the keys through DHL COURIER SERVICE ON A NEXT DELIVERY TO YOUR HOUSE.if you are ok with this Please Email my wife Mrs. Donna B. Cardwell on ( Donnabutler1@live.com ) and she will attend to you better with more information and pictures.( please note that she is a deaf woman so e-mails is the only way to communicate with her ) or call me also @ +0034632325546 for more information and any further questions.Please we are giving you all this based on trust and again i want you to stick to your words,We are putting everything into God’s hand,so please do not let us down in this property of ours and God bless you more as you do this.

    Thanks hope to read from you soon.
    REV.Darrell Cardwell.

    Bloody idiots.. And I fell for this for a minute until I realized its too good to be true…

    • Jessica  On September 29, 2011 at 5:04 am

      Here the reverend doing the same in Athens.. Beware!!!

      • Jessica  On September 29, 2011 at 5:04 am

        Thanks for your email and it is my gladness hearing from you. I am Reverend Darrell Cardwell, the owner of the apartment you are making inquiry about. Actually I resided in the apartment with my family, my wife and my only daughter before and Recently we had packed due to my transfer from my working place and now situated in Madrid,Spain and presently The apartment is still available for rent for €200 per month including all the utilities like hydro, washer and security e.t.c! and it is well fully furnished.

        More so Now, I went for a Crusade in western Part of Africa and I will like you to get in touch with my wife for more discussion as she is with the keys and the document to the house. Please i want you to note that, I am a kind and honest man and i spent a lot on the property, So i will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this apartment and want you to treat it as yours,it is not the rent deposit the main problem but we want you to keep it tidy all the time so that we will be glad to see it neat when we came for a check up.We do that once in a while.

        Please Special Notice : Please note that there’s none of us to show you the apartment for now we would have to send you the keys through DHL COURIER SERVICE ON A NEXT DELIVERY TO YOUR HOUSE.if you are ok with this Please Email my wife Mrs.Angela Cardwell on (angelagilliam1@yahoo.com) and she will attend to you better with more information and pictures.( please note that she is a deaf woman so e-mails is the only way to communicate with her ) You can also reach me on 0112347033900531 or +2347033900531 i would love to speak with you.Please we are giving you all this based on trust and again we want you to stick to your words,We are putting everything into God’s hand!so please do not let us down on this property.

        Thanks hope to read from you soon.
        Rev.Darrell Cardwell.

    • Jennifer  On October 3, 2011 at 10:05 pm

      Darrell Cardwell to me
      show details 1:28 AM (20 hours ago)

      Thanks for your email and it is my gladness hearing from you. I am Reverend Darrell Cardwell, the owner of the apartment you are making inquiry about. Actually I resided in the apartment with my family, my wife and my only daughter before and Recently we had packed due to my transfer from my working place and now situated in Lawrence Ave West, Toronto and presently The apartment is still available for rent including all the utilities like hydro, washer and Internet e.t.c! and it is well fully furnished.

      More so Now, I went for a Crusade in Hanford California and I will like you to get in touch with my wife for more discussion as she is with the keys and the document to the house. Please i want you to note that, I am a kind and honest man and i spent a lot on the property, So i will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this apartment and want you to treat it as yours,it is not the rent deposit the main problem but we want you to keep it tidy all the time so that we will be glad to see it neat when we came for a check up.We do that once in a while.Please Special Notice : Please note that there’s none of us to show you the apartment for now we would have to send you the keys through DHL COURIER SERVICE ON A NEXT DELIVERY TO YOUR HOUSE.

      If you are ok with this Please Email my wife Mrs.Angela Cardwell on (angelagilliam1@yahoo.com) and she will attend to you better with more information and pictures.( please note that she is a deaf woman so e-mails is the only way to communicate with her ) Please we are giving you all this based on trust and again we want you to stick to your words,We are putting everything into God’s hand!so please do not let us down on this property.

      Thanks hope to read from you soon.
      Rev.Darrell Cardwell.

      • Nicole  On October 11, 2011 at 11:02 pm

        Jennifer…pls see my EXACT email fom this fraudster:

        ——————————————————————————–
        Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 12:04:11 -0700
        From: darrellcardwell@rocketmail.com
        Subject: Re: $550 / 1br – One Bedroom Condo in Mississauga (Mississauga)

        Thanks for your email and it is my gladness hearing from you. I am Reverend Darrell Cardwell, the owner of the apartment you are making inquiry about. Actually I resided in the apartment with my family, my wife and my only daughter before and Recently we had packed due to my transfer from my working place and now situated in Lawrence Ave West and presently the apartment is still available for rent and the price include the hydro, Heat laundry facilities, Air condition, Internet access,gas, water and electric and so on! and it is well fully furnished.

        Location : 60 Absolute Ave Mississauga, ON L4Z 4E8, Canada and the amazing location can’t be beat as it’s near Square One, Central Library, City Hall, YMCA and you can walk to the GO station and Mississauga transit. It’s also close to the 403 and QEW.

        More so Now, I went for a Crusade in western Part of Africa and I will like you to get in touch with my wife for more discussion as she is with the keys and the document to the house. Please i want you to note that, I am a kind and honest man and i spent a lot on the property, So i will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this apartment and want you to treat it as yours,it is not the rent deposit the main problem but we want you to keep it tidy all the time so that we will be glad to see it neat when we came for a check up.We do that once in a while.Please Special Notice : Please note that there’s none of us to show you the apartment for now we would have to send you the keys through DHL COURIER SERVICE ON A NEXT DELIVERY TO YOUR HOUSE.

        If you are ok with this Please Email my wife Mrs.Angela Cardwell on (angelagilliam1@yahoo.com) and she will attend to you better with more information and pictures.( please note that she is a deaf woman so e-mails is the only way to communicate with her ) You can also reach me on 0112347033900531 or +2347033900531 i would love to speak with you.

        Thanks hope to read from you soon.
        Rev.Darrell Cardwell.

  • Keith  On July 15, 2011 at 5:43 am

    They’ve been advertising a 2BR townhouse in Nashua NH. I got the same e-mail as Yum Yum up above, but with a different name.

    ——————————————————————————–
    Here is my husband contact Number +2348036530161 or 0112348036530161, he will attend to you better

    Regards
    Eileen and John Maciejczyk

  • Adam Smith  On July 28, 2011 at 4:10 am

    The name Pierre Palain and the email address palain112@gmail.com belong to an online scammer touting an apartment on Rue Rambuteau.

    She or he at palain112@gmail responded to an ad on Craigslist Paris “Seeking Housing”

  • Susanne  On September 2, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    SCAMMER IN SWEDEN:

    From: e.hardarson@hotmail.com (Einar Hardarson)

    To:
    Subject: RE: Ang. Lägenhet,fullt möblerad
    Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2011 12:49:11 +0000

    Thank you for your interest.As you can see I have available the apartment located in Djäknegatan 7, 754 23 Uppsala, with 2 bedrooms, 1 living room, 1 kitchen and 1 bathroom because I moved with my job in United Kingdom, Sheffield and I need money to pay the rent here.I purchased this nice apartment during a business trip to Sweden with the intention of renovating it to a luxury state, then reselling it, but due to the market blockage and the international crisis, it is impossible for me to sell it right now, so I’ve decided to rent it.I would be happy to rent it to somebody who likes keeping it clean and tidy.I can rent you the flat for 5 years, and, if after the five years you would like to stay more, then we can renew the contract.I can also rent it for short periods (2 months minimum).The rent for 1 month is 5800SEK including all utilities (cold/hot water, electricity, wireless Internet, digital TV, 1 parking spot ,air conditioning, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, washing machine).You can use my furniture, or you can use your own.
    You can move in the apt in the same day when you receive the keys. The only problem is that I `m the only person who have the keys but I hope that we will find a compromise.
    Thank you for your interest and I will look forward to hearing from you soon.
    Good luck,

  • elaine  On September 30, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    I am in Vancouver and I got one of these emails too!

    I must confess that its my first time of renting out my apartment.However,My name is Francis Wale,I own the apartment located at (701-1455 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z1C2).Due to my job as a missionary I spent less time in the province so I could not get a hold on any Realtor to handle this rent issue, although it was when I knew how long we are going to stay in Africa that I decided to rent out the Suite. However, the initial plan was to sale out the apt. which I tried, but sometimes the agents inflates the prize and it takes longer to sell i am telling you this in case if you find the apartment on another website, that is the old advert. because of this reason and more we need a responsible person that can take very good care of it as we are not after the money , but want it to be clean and for you to take it as if it were yours.

    The Rent is $1500 and 750 for Security Deposit
    Pets : Dogs, Cats Allowed!!!
    Below is my phone numbers
    +2348036530161

    LEASE APPLICATION FORM

    FIRST NAME:__________?
    MIDDLE NAME:__________?
    LAST NAME:__________?
    SEX:__________?
    DATE OF BIRTH:_________?
    PROFESSION:__________?
    PHONE:
    (CELL)PHONE__________?
    (WORK)PHONE__________?
    (HOME)PHONE__________?
    WHICH NUMBER IS THE BEST TO CALL YOU ON__________?
    MARITAL STATUS:__________?
    KIDS _____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY ________
    PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________
    CITY: _______________
    Province:______________
    ZIP CODE: ____________
    HOW LONG? ___________IF RENTING
    WHY ARE YOU LEAVING__________?
    IF THIS HOUSE IS BEING GIVEN TO YOU,
    HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING? ____________?
    WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN? ______________?
    IF YOU HAVE A PET,
    KIND OF PETS: _____________?
    HABITS
    DO YOU SMOKE ______________ ?
    DO YOU DRINK ______________?
    DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT? ____?

    Please make sure this questions are fill correctly because the best way you answer with your comment will impress me the more to accept your applications.
    I know you would want to see the Suite before making any kind of rental payment , which is understandable.We can make arrangement for the keys and documentation including an Authorization letter to be shipped to you, this will give you the opportunity to view house.

    Regards,
    Francis Wale

  • Bev Dywan  On October 6, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Watch the phone numbers to see scams.
    London: +4470 numbers are a major red flag when it comes to scams!

    Personal forwarding phone numbers (also called “UK global redirects”) are easily recognized, and they are a major red flag when it comes to identifying scams or scammers. The number is often given in the format +447024013818. The country code, (the +44) seemingly indicates that the number is UK-based number. The 70 prefix, however, identifies it as a personal forwarding number.

    I just googled the phone number and added ‘scam’ to it, and a full article came up.

    I was scammed through craigslist London. I am mighty pissed off.

  • Nicole  On October 11, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    I knew this was a SCAM as soon as I read it!!!! Its WAY too good to be true. How do u stop this people:: who can I report this too?

    ——————————————————————————–
    Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 12:04:11 -0700
    From: darrellcardwell@rocketmail.com
    Subject: Re: $550 / 1br – One Bedroom Condo in Mississauga (Mississauga)

    Thanks for your email and it is my gladness hearing from you. I am Reverend Darrell Cardwell, the owner of the apartment you are making inquiry about. Actually I resided in the apartment with my family, my wife and my only daughter before and Recently we had packed due to my transfer from my working place and now situated in Lawrence Ave West and presently the apartment is still available for rent and the price include the hydro, Heat laundry facilities, Air condition, Internet access,gas, water and electric and so on! and it is well fully furnished.

    Location : 60 Absolute Ave Mississauga, ON L4Z 4E8, Canada and the amazing location can’t be beat as it’s near Square One, Central Library, City Hall, YMCA and you can walk to the GO station and Mississauga transit. It’s also close to the 403 and QEW.

    More so Now, I went for a Crusade in western Part of Africa and I will like you to get in touch with my wife for more discussion as she is with the keys and the document to the house. Please i want you to note that, I am a kind and honest man and i spent a lot on the property, So i will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this apartment and want you to treat it as yours,it is not the rent deposit the main problem but we want you to keep it tidy all the time so that we will be glad to see it neat when we came for a check up.We do that once in a while.Please Special Notice : Please note that there’s none of us to show you the apartment for now we would have to send you the keys through DHL COURIER SERVICE ON A NEXT DELIVERY TO YOUR HOUSE.

    If you are ok with this Please Email my wife Mrs.Angela Cardwell on (angelagilliam1@yahoo.com) and she will attend to you better with more information and pictures.( please note that she is a deaf woman so e-mails is the only way to communicate with her ) You can also reach me on 0112347033900531 or +2347033900531 i would love to speak with you.

    Thanks hope to read from you soon.
    Rev.Darrell Cardwell.

  • Nicole  On October 12, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Here is another scammer: ANY COMMENTS ANYONE??

    ——————————————————————————–
    Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 07:07:11 -0700
    From: davidmartin703@yahoo.ca
    Subject: Re: $950 / 2br – 1100ft&sup2; – Across from City center and Square One Mall at the intersection of Hi (Absolute)

    Nicole,

    Thanks for your interest in my property. I am looking for a responsible & clean tenant that will be able to take good care of my apartment because I’m not given my apartment for rent just because of money but due to my transfer to Washington DC, USA. I’m an Overhauling manager, but have just been transferred to chevron plc in DC, you can view our site at http://www.chevron.com I left country with hope that I will be coming back in a month’s time,but right now the company have ask me to stay for 2yrs under contract with them that why I have made up my mind to put up my apartment for rent I also have another property in Germany but the government took over the whole territory.

    I spent a lot on my property that I want to give you for rent and I want to use the rent fee for my Daughter pocket money fee,She is studying in United Kingdom and I would want you to treat it as your own, and I would like you to keep it tidy all the time also want you to let me have trust in you, the rental fee $950 per month has including utilities for the whole of the apartment. Please let know if you can take good care of the place very well? Hope you have a nice day In fact I’ll like to meet you when coming to visit you soon If you really want to rent the property, you will need to provide the below information;

    RENT APPLICATION FORM

    1)Your Full Name ?
    2)Present Address of the applicants?
    3)Ph#: Cell & Home?
    3)How old are you?

    4)Single Or Married?
    5)How many people will be living in the house?

    6)Pet : If any ?

    7)Profession ?

    8)How long do you intend staying?

    9)Date of move in?

    10) Your Reference ?

    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 reply so that we can discuss on how to get the document and the key to you, I’m giving you all this base on trust.

    Thanks,

    David

    ~ The Sun and the Moon and the Stars still remember our real names ~

    ——————————————————————————–

    Absolute Luxury in a central Mississauga locale. Modern kitchen and bath. Ensuite Laundry, Underground pkg. Across from City center and Square One Mall at the intersection of Highway 10 and Burnhamthorpe, not far from highway 403. GO Bus Transit is also at the street

    Very spacious 2 bedroom apartment in Absolute Ave. Large bedroom with walk in closet, Large new kitchen, Huge living space. Great location.

    Separate entrance

    What’s Included?

    Kitchen completely equipped, Kettle
    Toaster – Dishwasher – Freezer
    Microwave – Oven – Dryer – Heat
    Water – Washing Machine and Electric

    Its a spacious and lovely apartment, Utilities are included and Pets are allowed.

    70 Absolute Ave, Mississauga,
    ON L4Z 0A3, Canada

    Absolute (google map) (yahoo map)•cats are OK – purrr
    •dogs are OK – wooof
    •Location: Absolute
    •it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

  • zzmartin  On November 7, 2011 at 1:19 am

    Hi I was wondering if this was a scam? I got an email from a peter lorenzo saying that I had been chosen to take part in surveys and requesting my name,address and phone #…ill paste it below again it came from this address ptlrnz7@live.com

    I am Peter Lorenzo, Recruitment Specialist with Vex Corp Incorporated. I received your email address from an Online resume distribution service. On behalf of the company, I’m offering you a customer service evaluator position. Vex Corp Inc is solely responsible for hiring Customer Service Evaluators to conduct excellent Customer Service Surveys. Our clients are companies that have a network of Branches across America. Our clients include McDonalds Starbucks Dunkin’ Donuts Chase Financial Victoria’s Secret
    Some companies employ our services when people give complaints about one or two irregularities, some clients employ our service when they feel the need to improve on their customer service. This Position is open and available Immediately, Once you confirm your Interest and availability, you will be introduced immediately to our clients. As for Pay, You will receive $200 on each survey you conduct at any time for any of our clients, and with the number of clients we currently work with, you could be conducting as much as 5-10 surveys weekly, which will earn you between $1000-$2000 weekly, meaning you’ll earn 52,000 a year.

    No commitment is involved, no Sign Up fees.
    Your confirmation, Along with your Full Name, Mailing Address and phone number will be required to draw up a contract. Once I have this Info,we’ll move swiftly and introduce you to our clients.

    Peter Lorenzo Vex Corp Incorporated 2223 W Ball Rd # 235, Anaheim, CA 92804

  • vlad  On December 2, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Hey, I’ve send an passport copy to something I smell as a scam. How should I pursued further ?
    Help!

    • Michelle Banks (Scam Warner)  On December 3, 2011 at 7:32 am

      If You have sent a copy of your passport to a scammer he will undoubtedly open a new e-mail address and pretend to be you — recycling your passport image as proof .

      If the scam is successful and the victim reports it to the police, it will be you that the authorities come looking for in the first instance and not the thief.

      I suggest that you contact your local Police or Passport issuing agency and explain the circumstances – they will advise you further

      • vlad  On December 6, 2011 at 4:54 am

        I’ve done that through an on-line form. But until now I didn’t received any feedback.

  • watch out  On December 3, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    IN TORONTO…WATCH OUT
    FROM: darrel.mushen@aol.com
    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in my apartment located in 625 The West Mall, Toronto, ON, Canada. The apartment is in excellent condition and it’s just like in the pictures, very clean and very well taken. Honestly from point of view I’m sure that you will rent it on spot. I’m not looking to make a business or a profit with the apartment, I’m just trying to find a good and trust person to take good care of the place. The apartment has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It is furnished but if you want you can use your furniture and deposit mine in the storage unit that is located near the building not far away. The rent is 850CAD/month with everything included (heat, hydro, water, electricity, cable and internet-full package from Rogers, 2 parking spots, laundry in-suite, washer and dryer). You will have full access to all the amenities of the building. Pets are allowed. I stayed in the apartment with my wife for 3 months. I’m a civil engineer and I work for a company that has an auction for a project in construction in London, United Kingdom, so my accommodation period in England will be about 4 years. Everything in the apartment is new so there will be no need for repairs. The only problem is that I need to send you the keys and papers because it is a private property and I’m sure we can make this happen.

    I FOUND THIS SAME EMAIL THAT WAS SENT TO ME IN THE WEBPAGE: SCAMWARNERS.COM

    whenever something is too good to be true, then probably is not true….

  • Gina  On December 5, 2011 at 7:31 am

    Robert Côté : r_cobt_00@yahoo.ca
    rental SCAM on craigslist toronto.
    says hes a mechanical engineer working in the UK and needs to rent his apartment in toronto but wants you to ‘drive by’ the bldg location to view exterior..and then fill in rental agreement form AND send payment through moneygram…before he can send you documents/keys via dhl courier.
    $600 for a fully furnished 1 bedroom apt in downtown toronto? fishyyyyyyyy

    • Well Dressed Vagabond  On February 18, 2012 at 8:58 pm

      Hey,

      Thanks for this post, hes resurfaced. Robert Cote email cbt00000@yahoo,com. Downtown Toronto, a mech engineer moving to the UK, 650 for the apt, 500 security.

      Drive by and see the place (exterior) send moneygram, get keys.

  • Michelle Banks (Scam Warner)  On December 5, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Western Union and MoneyGram transactions are intended only for transactions between yourself and people you know and trust. The transaction details should never be disclosed to a third party.

    Despite what a scammer might tell you, Western Union and MoneyGram Transfers can be picked up virtually anywhere in the world and with a minimum of identification, or even none at all. They are almost impossible to trace once the money has been collected.

  • Jazz  On December 9, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Be On the look for Wanda pinckney she will try to sell you a town house in port wentworth ga … Don’t do it it’s a scam

  • Tita  On December 18, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Fraude I yesteday recive an email forn linda from Linda them 20 hrs later I got a email from her Linda turalinda@gmail.com

    I’m Glad you wrote back , well …..my name is monica linda turker
    , Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Age: 28yrs old Height: 5′ 6″ (167cm)
    Weight: 122 pounds (55.0 kg) Body: Average Activity Level: Active
    Smoking: No Drinking: No,I am 28yrs old from United Kingdom, I will
    not be able to come and see the place now but picture will be okay the
    most important thing to me is your location it really works for me
    and i need to secure this room for myself before i arrive in two
    weeks time as I’ll be moving in with my luggage , I could have love to
    call you but i don’t have international calling plan but i will try
    to get an international calling card to call you later in the week but
    i believe we can still exchange emails for the main time or you call
    me on my Land line number which is +447035969378 and make sure you
    dial as presented ,I am a chemist by profession and I’m single .I will
    stay in the house for one year and during my stay i will be working
    with the General hospital for HIV/AID prevalence rate in the state
    which is a private research work….It will be a great pleasure seeing
    you soon

    NOTE : Concerning the payment,I have a financier in the state
    that will be handling the rent deposit payment on my behalf,i will
    instruct him to make the payment for you as soon as you give me the go
    ahead to make payment to you.Kindly get back to me with your full
    name,contact address and your cell phone number so that the check can
    be sent to you and you can get it on time.This will give me strong
    prove that the room will be hold for me because i don’t want to loose
    the place in anyway….cant wait to read from you . I will be waiting
    for the details needed.

    MONICA LINDA TURKER

    This is fraud scam because firs she wrote 2 diferents emails she cant calll .. money will be deposit .. come one 3er she is writing a lot 4 to rent u dont need fisical description and she is trying to tell u between like I am a attractive . If she is gonna have a job as she describe in the email I doub she is gonna go to craigslist to look for a roomate when she can pay a studio for her and when ppl is involving 3er partys with the payments is most likely fraude

  • mcl  On January 2, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Has moved to canada, beware of joas_paul@yahoo.com:

    Hi
    I got your mail in regards to my house for rent,And am so sorry for late responds to you,so what really happened is this,Am not given my apartment for rent just because of money but due to my transfer to west Africa.Am a Bishop of Anglican, But have just been transferred to Nigeria for missionary work, I left country with hope that i will be coming back in a month’s time,but right now the Church have ask me to stay for 4yrs under agreement with them,that is why i have made up my mind to put up my apartment for rent ,but i will like you to keep the apartment for me well okay just like yours,and i want to let you know that the house it’s available For rent anytime,and you can easily go there and check it,but the problem it’s that you will not be able to check inside of the house,so through the address you will provide for me i will used to send you the key and the document to you through DHL COURIER SERVICE and It will be home delivery, and i appreciate your expression,and the apartment include Hydro, cable /internet access,Central Air Conditioning, Laundry, Garbage Chute, Pets OK,Indoor Parking, cleaning service, dry cleaning,Heating, Electricity,TV, fridge etc and everything its already been furnished,
    And here is the application form below that you must answer to qualify for the rent of my apartment,And i want you to know that am giving this apartment for rent base on trust and due to the way i read reply to my apartment,Hope you have a nice working day In fact i will like to meet you when coming to visit you soonest. Also,Pls let me get this answer as soon as possible.

    Joas

    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)Occupation?
    9)How long Do you intend to stay?
    10)Date of move in?

    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,and dog is allowed ,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.

    Thanks and God Bless you
    Hope to hear from you back

  • David Berlinski  On January 18, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    A name and warning to add to your melancholy list:

    gregory hervelin
    Calabria 85,
    08015 Barcelona
    espagne-espana
    oreli860@hotmail.com

    Hervelin lives in Spain but rents an apartment in Paris. Agency: Paris Expat, run by Larry Apthorp. Owner demands a large security deposit which is not returned. The scam is more subtle than most, but it is a racket nonetheless.

    David Berlinski

    • Sergey  On March 8, 2012 at 12:08 am

      But is this agency real? Or it’s only swindlers group?

      • Larry Apthorp  On May 30, 2013 at 9:21 pm

        The agency is real.. Yes deposit was requested equivalent to one month rent… It was a 120m2 house with garden… at the end of the stay there was damage to a wooden kitchen counter which was burnt with the tenant putting hot cooking pots down unprotected… the owner requested a deduction to the security deposit to cover the cost of the repairs.. the tenant immediately went nuts denying that they did this (despite photos before and after)… ultimately the owner sided with the tenant and paid 400 euros to repair the damage at their expense…. so in all this… can you tell me where is the money making racket? The owner PAID out 400 euro for damage the tenant did and the tenant god the deposit returned in fill. All this occurred over the space of about 4 days.
        Yes there is this note up here saying its a subtle scam… huh.

  • Katelin  On January 30, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Beware of angela.collins98@yahoo.com. I sent off for information on the house posted under the Fort Meyers, Florida Craigslist and this is the reply I got. Oh how I wish it were true but it seems way too good!

    Hello,

    Thanks for your email and interest in renting my house. I am the owner of the advertised house on Craigslist. I resided in the house with my family, my wife and my only daughter before, and just presently we moved out due to my transfer on Christian Missionary Assignment in Africa. Also included in my assignment is to provide support program to Babies with abnormal formation and growth disorders. My missionary assignment here would span a period of between 4-5 years.

    Basically, i am interested with three qualities in my prospective Tenant.
    1) Honesty / Integrity- Someone who morally chooses to do the right thing.
    2) Ability to Pay: I would want someone that would be able to pay.
    3) Cleanliness: Most importantly, i would want someone that would take good care of my House in my absence. Neatness and good maintenance culture is all that is required as the rent is not a priority at this point.

    House Address: (1294 West Corktree Circle, Port Charlotte FL 33952)
    Monthly Rent : $550

    The House has a dramatic entry foyer . Extremely spacious rooms throughout with lots of big windows…nice and light! Very quiet, low traffic area. I believe its absolutely a perfect home for you and your family. Pets are allowed

    SO IF YOU FEEL YOU ARE THE PERFECT TENANT FOR MY HOUSE, I WOULD WANT YOU TO FILL THE FORM BELOW

    RENT APPLICATION FORM.

    FIRST NAME:__________?
    MIDDLE NAME:__________?
    LAST NAME:__________?
    PROFESSION:__________?
    PHONE:
    (CELL)PHONE__________?
    (WORK)PHONE__________?
    (HOME)PHONE__________?
    KIDS _____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY ________
    PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________
    CITY: _______________
    STATE:______________
    ZIP CODE: ____________
    HOW LONG? ___________IF RENTING
    WHY ARE YOU LEAVING__________?
    IF THIS HOUSE IS BEING GIVEN TO YOU,
    HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING? ____________?
    WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN? ______________?
    IF YOU HAVE A PET,
    NAME OF PET: _____________?
    KIND OF PETS: _____________?
    HABITS
    DO YOU SMOKE ______________ ?
    DO YOU DRINK ______________?
    DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT? ____?

    Looking forward to hearing from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in the event of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you. I would wait for your feedback so that we can discuss on how to get the document and the keys to you,

    The house is available for rent at the moment so you are free to move in as soon as you wish to…A Deposit of $500 (which happens to be the security deposit) is required before moving in. This deposit is refundable if at the end of the day you don’t like the House but i am giving you the benefit of doubt that you would definitely like it. Since i am not around to show the House, you can just drive by to see the outside of the House. The keys and Documents have already been packaged and as soon as we reach an agreement, I would be sending them over to your present address for you to move in. The house will be available for rent for a period of 4-5 years so you have a choice of deciding how long you intend staying there…Feel free to call me for more information and arrangements on how to get the keys and other necessary documents delivered to you…my number is (+234-812-118-1397 OR 011-234-812-118-1397).

    Thanks and Remain Blessed.
    Angela & Alan Collins

  • Marina  On February 6, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Hello,

    I’m a student from Holland and at the moment i’m working on an article about rental scams in Barcelona which might be published at ACN. I would like to interview someone who has been a victim of a rental scam in Barcelona.. so I was wondering if somebody can help me with that. I also have another question, where should victims of rental scams in Spain/Barcelona go to in order to report a scam?

    Thanks,
    Marina

  • Lisa  On February 15, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    glad I checked this. “my” guy’s email was Godisable@smthg.net. This is the mail I got when showed interest:

    Hello,

    First of all, I must thank the Lord that I found an intending tenant for my house ,The house is much available for now and its a beautiful home for rent …I want you to know that i am the owner of this building situated My Name is PASTOR Domingo Delgado and I Once lived there with my Wife and my only daughter before we relocated to Indiana .My Job here in Indiana involves going to interior villages to give food and clothes to the less privileged ones in the region and I also use this opportunity to preach the word of God bringing them to the knowledge of the gospel of Christ,We work with the a Charity Organization.

    I came here with my family and It was due to my transfer That we left my home and also want to give it out for rent. We are looking for a responsible person that can take very good care of it as we are not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean at the time, and the person that will rent it to take it as if it were its own. My wife is also a pastor with Assembly of God Church of Hessville Church here in Indiana as well.We want to give it for rent and looking for a responsible person that can take very good care of my home for us. So for now,We are here in Lowell ,and our house and the keys/documents of the house are with us here,we tried to look for an agent that we can give this document before we left but could not see and we are as well as don’t want our house to be used any how in our absence that is why we took it along with us here.

    So if you know you cannot give the house the neatness it deserves please don’t contact me. But if you promise to always take good care of the house,get back to me on how you could take care of our house or perhaps experience you have in renting a home.Hope you are okay with the monthly price of $ 800 and the Security deposit payment also $600 with Air conditioning, Walk-in closet, heat laundry facilities, Living room,Breakfast nook, Refrigerator, Gas Heat /Oven, Deck, or Patio, Cable-ready, High-speed internet ,Garage parking.I hope you will promise us to take very good care of the house.

    If you are comfortable with the price and really need this home, Contact me immediately with the following details.

    Here Is My House Address: ( 4801 Harbord Drive, Oakland CA 94618 .)

    First Month Rent:$800
    Refundable Security Deposit Payment:$600
    Bedrooms:3
    Bathrooms:1

    Kindly confirm your interest by filling the form below:

    TENANT RENT APPLICATION

    FIRST NAME:__________?
    MIDDLE NAME:__________?
    LAST NAME:__________?
    PROFESSION:__________?
    PHONE:
    (CELL)PHONE__________?
    (WORK)PHONE__________?
    (HOME)PHONE__________?
    KIDS _____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY ________
    PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________
    CITY: _______________
    STATE:______________
    ZIP CODE: ____________
    HOW LONG? ___________IF RENTING
    WHY ARE YOU LEAVING__________?
    IF THIS HOUSE IS BEING GIVEN TO YOU,
    HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING? ____________?
    WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN? ______________?
    IF YOU HAVE A PET,
    NAME OF PET: _____________?
    KIND OF PETS: _____________?
    HABITS
    DO YOU SMOKE ______________ ?
    DO YOU DRINK ______________?
    DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT? ____?
    HOW SOON CAN YOU COME UP WITH THE DEPOSIT _______?

    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 we are giving you all this base on trust and again i will want you to stick to your words,you know that,we have not see yet and only putting everything into Gods hand,so please do not let us down in this our property and God bless you more as you do this.You can also call me asap:

    Thanks …

  • Daniel  On March 9, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Here it is again, glad i saw this post.

    From: MEREDITH ANTHONY HEYLAND (bgtredsd@yahoo.com)
    Thanks for your interest in our house.Firstly i will like to introduce myself, I am an Engineer by profession (retired) originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina. I and my wife acquired the house recently and decided to rent out the house but due to our busy schedule,and the fact that we are retired we decided to go on a 3 years voluntary missionary trip in association with Christ embassy to West Africa.

    We are looking for responsible people that can take good care of the house in our absence. Our house is still available for rent and the rent includes all utilities(water,electric,gas and etc….).The house is not furnished(but there is microwave,dishwasher,stove and refrigerator) because we have moved our stuff to the storage before we left for the journey.

    Please we want you to note that we are kind and honest people,and will want you to take absolute care of our house,we want you to keep it tidy at all time so that we will be glad to see it in good condition whenever we visit.So if you are really interested in the house, we will want you to fill out the rent application form below.

    RENTAL APPLICATION

    The undersigned hereby makes an application to rent the following property:1439 Beaumont Cir,Bartlett, IL 60103

    Anticipated move in date of ___________________at a monthly rent of $600 security deposit $400 and the term of tenancy will be

    renewed automatically every year or monthly.

    TENANT INFORMATION

    Applicant (A) Full Name__________________________
    _______
    Phone (_____) _____________________
    Other Phone (_____) ________________________
    Age_________________________ _
    Marital status___________________
    Do you have a pet___________________________ ________
    Do you have a car___________________________ ___________
    Driver’s License #_____________________________ ___
    How many people will be living in the house_________________________ __
    Reference_____________________ _____________
    How soon can you have the deposit payment sent to me_________________________
    How soon do you want to receive the keys________________________________________

    PREVIOUS RESIDENCE INFORMATION

    1) Previous Address ______________________________ ________________________
    City: ____________________________ State :______________ Zip:________________
    Length of occupancy _____________________
    Landlord’s Name: ______________________________ ________
    Phone (_____) _______________________
    Reason for leaving ______________________________ _________________________
    Rent Payment $_______________

    Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so we can file it for record purpose.Awaiting your urgent reply so we can discuss on how to get the house documents and the keys to you. NOTE:The keys and documents of our house are here with us in west Africa, Be informed that we are giving you the house based on trust.

    However,our initial plan was to sell off the house, but the selling was taking longer than expected along with the agents making it more difficult, we later decided to rent it out for the main time so you don’t have to worry about the sign you will see on the house or on any website because we are not selling the house anymore.

    You will only be able to drive bye the house for now but will not have access into the house until we have sent the keys and documents to you, the requirement for getting the keys and documents of the house is the rent payment and security deposit which is refundable should in case you finally gain entrance into the house after receiving the keys and documents and feel unsatisfied or uncomfortable with the interior,but i am giving you my word that you will love everything about this lovely house.

    Please note that your rent starts counting from move in date so you need not to worry about making the deposit payment now and not moving in immediately because all you’re doing is securing the house in your favour in order not to loose it to other interested applicants.

    DESCRIPTION: FORMAL DINING ROOM. EAT-IN KITCHEN W/ GRANITE COUNTERTOPS and S/S APPLIANCES. LARGE MASTER WITH VOLUME CEILING, WALK-IN CLOSET and FULL BATH! FRESH PAINT and CARPETING! NOTHING TO DO BUT MOVE IN and ENJOY.

    You can reach me on this number in case you have any questions 011 then 234-802-555-9572 or +234-802-555-9572

    utilities.
    Bed(s):3
    Bath(s):2.5
    Type:Single Family Home
    Sq/Ft:1,337
    Rent:600
    Security Deposit:400
    Utilities included in the rent

    Pet Allowed
    Utilities included in the rent
    Lease Terms :
    A Year and More

    Kind Regards
    Mr.MEREDITH and wife Mrs ANTHONY HEYLAND

    • Jennifer  On March 10, 2012 at 12:27 pm

      Yup that’s the same person with yet another different yahoo email account. Make sure you flag the add and report them to Craigslist and give them any info you’ve received so they can better help to weed out these terrible scams. It’s awful how dishonest people can be.

  • Jennifer  On March 10, 2012 at 6:49 am

    Jocelyn almost the exact same add was posted for a house in Brockton, Ma. The house is currently on the market for sale and the ad was claiming to rent it for $800. Be smart people. Google the address first if you get them to give it to you especially if you’re unsure if it’s a legitimate offer or a scam. Sometimes it will help clarify it for you. The email sender who kept writing a response to my questions were from goodtenant97@yahoo.com. Beware of these people. They have no conscience or heart.

  • Guillaume  On March 16, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    warning i have the same swindle with thomasallison23@yahoo.ca

  • Shellie  On March 21, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Got pretty much the same email today that’s been posted here regarding an apartment in Salt Lake City, Utah, but using the name Pastor Charles Drews. These guys are getting better at this stuff: The address listed is a real address to an unusual apartment building in town and the pictures he posted appeared to be of an actual apartment in this odd-looking building. Here’s the email:

    Good day Applicant Sorry for the late response

    Thanks for your email and interest in renting my house. I am Pastor charles drews the owner of the house you are making inquiry of. Presently, I am in West Africa. I came over here with my wife, we both acquired the property when i was in State . Presently i and my family has relocated to West Africa also on a campaign program. Actually i lost one of my daughter to Hiv/Aids last year and ever since then, i have been into charity work trying all my possible best to help those that are victims and eradicate Hiv/Aids as a life-threatening disease. There are severely Multinational companies that have shown interest in it and they’ve been of good support to the organization. The program is taking place in different major countries in which are United States, Canada, Sweden, New Zealand, Holland, Singapore, Hong Kong, United Kingdom and Africa. I do travel to different countries in the world and work in conjunction with UNICEF.I will like you to put this organization in your prayers because there are a lot of people suffering with this deadly disease all over the world and you can know more about our organization here: http://www.unaids.org/en.

    I had a thought of selling the house of which i did a research for an agent to handle it on our behalf and after getting one, we got a deal but later my wife advised against that. I reasoned with her and accepted her advice. So I contacted the agent back and requested for my keys and documents. Later we decided to have the house rent out, we would have given the same agent this job also but the truth of the matter is that the agent would want to handle it professionally and the occupant may not be able to reason along with him later and I noticed he even inflated money on the rent of the house, Now you can see why I don’t want to use a third party. If you notice, you will discovered that the price we are offering is far below standard price, this is enough for you to know that we are not after the rental fee but the absolute care for the property. Presently, it is no longer for sale, under minding the for sale sign up there in the building which I put there before leaving but available for rent at $524 per month (which includes utilities) and a security deposit of $350. More so now, our purpose of leaving The State down to west Africa is for an International HIV/AIDS campaign program meeting that has to do with establishing of more HIV / AIDS help center around the country. Please, I want you to understand that I spent a lot on my property that you have requested to rent, so I will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this house and would want you to treat it as your own because cleanliness they say is next to Godliness. It is not all about the money to be paid on rent or spent; it is all about a good maintenance culture which I want you to adopt on the property. I want you to keep it tidy all the time so that I would be full of smiles whenever I come around and above all, a good, strong and tight relationship between us when I come for a checkup. Please one more thing, I wouldn’t like to have any benefit of trust in you because I want to stand in your words that the property would be well taken care of all the time.

    I believe you have seen how lovely it is if from only the pictures you saw in my posting compare to the 100% comfort to be derived from it as an occupant. Please note that you will only be able to drive by the house for now but can’t have a look at the interior until I have sent the keys and documents of the house to you. We will be very pleased if we can find the right tenant to rent our home, a person who is a clean freak and does not tolerate anything that has to do with dirt… we also would like to know more about you and your family, your renting experience and how long and when you plan moving into our home. Please note that, a deposit payment would be required if accepted and approved to have the property rented.

    House Address
    511 West 200 S, Slc UT 84101

    SO IF YOU ARE REALLY INTERESTED I WILL WANT YOU TO FILL THE RENT APPLICATION/ QUESTIONEIR FORM BELOW.

    RENT APPLICATION FORM.

    Name (First name/ Middle name/Surname ) : __________?
    Drirect Phone (cell or Land) # : __________?
    E-mail : __________?
    Best time to call : __________?
    How many proposed occupants : __________?
    List all in addition to yourself including approx age : __________?
    Present Address : __________?
    City/State : __________?
    Will you have pets : __________?
    Please describe Breed, size : __________?
    Personality of pet : __________?
    Preferred move in date : __________?
    Intended length of lease: __________?
    How soon do you want to receive the keys________________________________________?
    How soon can you secure the property and make the deposit payment:: __________?
    Length of previous tenancy : __________?
    Present occupation : __________?
    Citizen of which country:____________________?
    Are you a section 8 applicant : __________?
    Do you run a business from home : __________?
    If so what kind of business : __________?
    Your Family Pictures if you have one._______?

    Looking forward to hearing 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 keys to you,please we are giving you all this based on trust and again i will want you to stick to your words,you know that we have not seen yet and only putting everything into Gods hands,so please do not let us down in this our property and God bless you more as you do this… The house is available for rent at the moment so you are free to move in as soon as you wish to…A Deposit of $350 (which happens to be the security deposit) is required before moving in.The house will be available for rent for a period of 4 years so you have a choice of deciding how long you intend staying there…

    regards

    charles drews.

  • Yana  On April 6, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    I was shocked! The house address which I googled was actually on sale for $799,000! I am Cristian, and I was excited to read that she is christian, but after reading this, and it is too good to be true!… sad! God will punish for that if the person wont repent.

    This was her email to me:

    Good day Applicant,

    This is to acknowledge the receipt of your inquiry email to my posting on craigslist regarding my house for rent. I do apologise for not including my name on the ad which is for security purpose as a result of the numerous scam being practised on craigslist. I am Shannon Dickey the owner of the house you are making enquiry off.

    The house in question has been up for sale because, we hardly had the chance to settle in the States due to the nature of my job but presently, we have decided to put it on rent for $700 per month reason because i have been officially transferred. My family and I are now based in Africa, Nigeria to be precise and I am working with the CAMFED in colaboration with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). You can visit our link ( http://us.camfed.org/site/PageServer?pagename=home_index ) as to see how steadfast and dedicated we are, working to make sure the words of God is not just heard but adopted into our daily activities.

    I want to use this medium to tell you more about the house because, i have spent so much in its maintenance and that was the reason i wanted to sell it off. so I will solicit for your absolute maintenance of the house as i want to be confident you would take care of the property as if it were yours. Looking from the pictures i posted, you would see how beautiful it is and i am certainly sure you will love the inside when you finally get in there. Do endeavour to drive by at your convenience as to see it physically as i was unable to drop the keys. Reason for this is because, i wasn’t really familiar with my neighbours living around due to the nature of my job. It has a dramatic entry foyer with ceramic floor. Utilities include Water, Trash, Sewer and Gas.

    Move in cost: $700

    To further proceed, fill out the Rental Application Form below:

    Anticipated move date of:

    PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF:

    Full Name:

    Date of Birth:

    Email Address (optional):

    Home Phone:

    Cel Phone:

    Other Phone:

    Co-Applicant Name (If Any):

    List All Pets:

    How soon can you put down the refundable deposit ($700):

    PLEASE GIVE RESIDENTIAL HISTORY:

    Current Address:

    Month/Year Moved In:

    Reasons for Leaving:

    Owner/Agent Name:

    Contact Number:

    PLEASE DESCRIBE YOUR CREDIT HISTORY:

    Have you declared bankruptcy in the past seven (7) years? Yes___________ No____________

    Have you ever been evicted from a rental residence? Yes___________ No____________

    Have you had two or more late rental payments in the past year? Yes___________ No____________

    Have you ever willfully or intentionally refused to pay rent when due? Yes___________ No____________

    PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION:

    Your Status:

    Full Time _____Part Time _____Student _____Unemployed

    Employer:

    Dates employed:

    Employed as:

    Annual Income:

    PLEASE LIST YOUR REFERENCES:

    Personal Reference or Emergency Contact:

    Name:

    Address:

    Phone:

    Please do understand that, a refundable deposit of $700 MUST be put down first before receiving the keys and paper work from me as to secure the house for you while you go through.

    I will be looking forward to your details so that I can present it to my family, pray over it (because I consult the Almighty God before making any decision and if accepted, and have them stored in my file for the purpose of issuing the receipts to you and contacting you.

    Feel free to contact me at +234-810-108-2750 or 011-234-810-108-2750 as i will be waiting to hear from you.

    Remain blessed,

    Shannon.

  • William Pedro  On April 27, 2012 at 10:35 am

    NAME : RAZAQ TUNJI FALODUN
    ACC/IBAN: ES84 0182 6372 0302 0150 8309
    SWIFT CODE: BBVAEMM
    CODIGO : 28921,ALCORCON MADRID SPAIN
    BANK NAME : BBVA

    THIS GUY LIVE IN THE HOUSE IN SPAIN

    Domicilio: CALLE RECODOS 2 1º D (ALCORCON) 28922,Madrid,he is a scammer,you can forward this information to the police.

  • Jennifer  On May 4, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    More scams in New Jersey. Template replies for 2 rentals in NJ from same address but different names in the email signature. BEWARE!

    #1 —————————————————————-
    Fj D fjd653@yahoo.com
    May 2, 2012

    The house is located at 127 Summit Ave Apt 12 Summit, NJ 07901 Is a 2 br 2 ba Unit and is currently available for rent. Which I own and occupied before leaving for West Africa-Nigeria. On the contrary, we have left on a self-Mission, following God’s call to preach his Word and let the people of all Nations hear about him, so right now we are on a mission to preach the good news of our Lord; for all the nations to hear.

    We are looking for a very well-behaved, clean and honest tenant to rent out our house. We will like you to give us your word and promise us that you will take good care of our house so that we will be happy when we come to visit you in the future. We are willing to work on any flexible plan you may have on your term of renting, long or short term or month to month.

    I had a Realtor company help me get a tenant, but they were handling things too professionally and were extorting potential tenants but I haven’t being able to physically visit my home since then so if there realtor sign is still out there do ignore it because I took the contract of their hands and am trying to do this myself, So as a matter of urgency for my travel, I do not want my home to be misused in my absence so I requested for the keys and documents, which they mailed to me. So I hope you will promise me to take very good care of the house always, as that is my main priority. I really do need to get a very well-behaved person; like I said earlier, to take occupancy of my residence, so my mind may be at ease. We shall be staying here for upwards of six years, doing God’s Work, a 90 days’ notice shall be given to you prior to our arrival back to the states after six years of our service here in Nigeria. Be informed that at this time there are no furniture’s in the house, the house is vacant and ready for move in.

    You can give us a call any time on our cell phone number on 0112348028292841 (Call Anytime)
    Rent Fee/Month: $700(Utilities included, except electricity)
    One time Security Deposit: $400
    Total Move in Cost: $1100

    Below are the interior pictures, for you to have an idea how beautiful and spacious it looks, I will like you to drive by the above address and get back to me with your final decision after viewing the interior pictures and exteriors and let me know if you are interested in proceeding with the rental so that I can forward the application form to you.
    Waiting to hear from you soon.
    Regards
    Pastor Robert E Lynch

    #2 —————————————————-

    Fj D fjd653@yahoo.com
    May 2, 2012

    The house is located at 17 Oaklawn Rd Short Hills, NJ 07078 Is a 4 br 4 ba Unit and is currently available for rent. Which I own and occupied before leaving for West Africa-Nigeria. On the contrary, we have left on a self-Mission, following God’s call to preach his Word and let the people of all Nations hear about him, so right now we are on a mission to preach the good news of our Lord; for all the nations to hear.

    We are looking for a very well-behaved, clean and honest tenant to rent out our house. We will like you to give us your word and promise us that you will take good care of our house so that we will be happy when we come to visit you in the future. We are willing to work on any flexible plan you may have on your term of renting, long or short term or month to month.

    I had a Realtor company help me get a tenant, but they were handling things too professionally and were extorting potential tenants but I haven’t being able to physically visit my home since then so if there realtor sign is still out there do ignore it because I took the contract of their hands and am trying to do this myself, So as a matter of urgency for my travel, I do not want my home to be misused in my absence so I requested for the keys and documents, which they mailed to me. So I hope you will promise me to take very good care of the house always, as that is my main priority. I really do need to get a very well-behaved person; like I said earlier, to take occupancy of my residence, so my mind may be at ease. We shall be staying here for upwards of six years, doing God’s Work, a 90 days’ notice shall be given to you prior to our arrival back to the states after six years of our service here in Nigeria. Be informed that at this time there are no furniture’s in the house, the house is vacant and ready for move in.

    You can give us a call any time on our cell phone number on 0112348028292841 (Call Anytime)
    Rent Fee/Month: $1200(Utilities included, except electricity)
    One time Security Deposit: $800
    Total Move in Cost: $2000

    Below are the interior pictures, for you to have an idea how beautiful and spacious it looks, I will like you to drive by the above address and get back to me with your final decision after viewing the interior pictures and exteriors and let me know if you are interested in proceeding with the rental so that I can forward the application form to you.
    Waiting to hear from you soon.
    Regards
    Pastor Stephen J Keating

  • dharmesh j patel  On March 21, 2013 at 8:22 am

    MR.FORDLUKAS WHO TELL OUR SELF AS ADIPLOMAT OF CHEVROLET MOTORS WORLDWIDE LTD,MANCHESTER MR2 8GD,WHO STAY IN British diplomatic lodge janakpuri New Delhi,INDIA ON 10/02/2012. WHOM BRITISH PASSPORTNUMBER IS 039298456. TAKE MY 42,800 RUPEES MEANS 550 POUND FOR FUND TRANSFER OF WINNING AMOUNT OF winning this year CHEVROLET EXHIBITION email award OF 700000 POUND FROM RESERVE BANK OF INDIA,NEW DELHI TO MY LOCAL IDBI BANK ACCOUNT.HE CAME IN INDIA 10/02/2012.HE CONTACT ME THROUGH MOBILENUMBER-07838103182.I HAVE A SCAN COPY OF RECEIPT OF BANK THROUGH WHICH I WAS GIVEN MONEY TO FORD LUKAS.HE TAKE MONEY THROUGH THREE DIFFERENT NAME AND ACCOUNT NUMBER OF INDIAN THREE LOCAL BANK.1)STATEBANKOFINDIA 13/02/2012 IN ACCOUNTNAME:-RAMANSHANI OF BANKACCOUNT NUMBER:-20007813884.MONEY 15600RUPEES.2)HDFCBANK 16/02/2012 IN ACCOUNTNAME KIMBEYNUSENI OF BANKACCOUNTNO:-22691000002545.MONEY 9000RUPEES.3)ICICIBANK 17/02/2012 IN ACCOUNTNAME:-RAHUL SHAHOF BANKACCOUNTNO:-017101517736.MONEY 18200 RUPEES.MRS ANAMIKA THAKUR WHO TELL OURSELF AS A MANEGER OF FUND TRANSFER UNIT OF RESERVE BANK OF INDIA,NEW DELHI WHO HELPS TO FORD LUKAS FOR FUND TRANSFER,WHICH CONTACT ME THROUGH THIS NUMBERS.1) (011)32067024..2) (011)49761300..SO PLEASE TELL THEM GIVE MY MONEY BACK.
    ford lukas email id is lukas4real@live.com.his company address is
    CHEVROLET MOTORS WORLDWIDE LTD.

    CHEVROLET Programs & Events Department
    CHEVROLET Motors
    P.O. Box 850
    MANCHESTER MR2 8GD
    His company boss name and telephone number and email id is below.
    DR. MARK WINTERS.
    For Further Clarifications Contact: 1)chevroletmotor@9.cn. 2)chevrocordinator@w.cn.3)chevrolet_automobile@w.cn .4)info@chevrolet.com .
    TEL=+447014241243.
    MY DETAILS
    NAME=PATEL DHARMESH
    ADDRESS:=82,VAIBHAV BUNGLOWS;PART-1;NEAR SUN-N-STEP CLUB;SOLAROAD;CITY:-AHMEDABAD;STATE:=GUJARAT;COUNTRY:-INDIA;POSTAL CODE:-380061.
    PHONE NUMBER:=1)91-9375114740. 2)91-79-27434231.
    PLEASE HELP ME TO GET BACK MY MONEY NOW.MAY I GET COMPENSATION AGAIN THIS FRAUD BECOME WITH ME?
    =======CHERVOLET COMPANY EMAIL=====
    CHEVROLET MOTORS WORLDWIDE LTD.
    CHEVROLET Programs & Events Department
    CHEVROLET Motors
    P.O. Box 850
    MANCHESTER MR2 8GD

    ATTENTION:

    We received and have noted your delivery address sent to us. This is to bring to your notice that you will be receiving your parcel which contains your winning certificate, the key and documents to your car in India, this office will be sending a diplomat from UK to India for your delivery, Our delivery Diplomat by name, Diplomat Lucas Ford will be leaving from England tonight and will arrive your country Tomorrow morning
    Your parcel will be sent to India via a diplomatic cargo and on arrival of the diplomat, the diplomat will need to clear your parcel from the customs and proceed to R.B.I to transfer the amount into your bank account before coming to your home address to hand over the key and documents of the Chevrolet car to you.

    We also advise that you keep your winning information very confidential as our security policy demands to avoid double claims/impersonation and unwarranted abuse of this program by some individual swinning amount.
    Your winning prize has been verified and approved for payment by this Department. Your Profile (Form) has also been received and filed along with other winning documents for Record Purpose. Delivery will be made to you by a high level diplomatic agent his Name is Dr. Lucas Ford and Your consignment code is (CH/147/LD) you are to keep your Consignment Code Number very confidential From General Public and Keep me fully informed as soon as you contact him.
    The Diplomatic Officer, DR Lucas FORD will be Arriving in India Tomorrow morning, you are to provide him a copy of your ID prove (ID CARD/PASSPORT/ VOTERS CARD OR COPY OF ANY VALID ID PROOF) to enable him identify you before he will deliver your winning car to your address after transferring your winning prize from Reserve Bank of India, Below is his flight information:
    Departure Date /09/02/2012
    Time: 10:15:00 p.m (UK TIME)
    Arrival Date /1O/02/2012
    Time: 9:00 am (INDIA TIME).
    Your winning parcel contains all of the following items:

    1.) DEMAND DRAFT OF YOUR 700.000.00 GBP
    2.) OFFICIAL WINNING CERTIFICATE
    3) YOUR CHEVROLET CAPTIVA CAR KEY’S AND DOCUMENT,
    4.) AFFIDAVIT OF CLAIMS ELIGIBILITY).
    5.) OTHER COVERING DOCUMENTS.
    6.) FUND RELEASE ORDER FROM FINANCIAL SERVICE AUTHORITY (F.S.A) (UK)
    RE-CONFIRMATION YOU’RE DETAILS WITH TWO PASSPORT PHOTO
    1. NAME IN FULL:
    2. ADDRESS (IN FULL):
    3. MOBILE NUMBER:
    4. AGE:
    5. SEX: MALE:
    6. OCCUPATION:
    7. Bank Name:
    8. Account Name:
    9. Account Number:
    10. Bank Address:
    Please be aware that your CHEVROLET CAPTIVA CAR have been shipped and will arrive Indian one week after you have confirm your fund in your bank account .The diplomat will be guiding you in respect of your winnings and you are to follow instruction of the diplomat as soon as he arrive India. And feel free to always get back to me regards to any clarification. Finally be aware that you are to make a payment of 230 pounds = Rs 18,200 {Eighteen thousand Two hundred Indian Rupees}to the Reserve Bank of Indian as payment for processing fee i.e. for acquiring the Court release order from the High court in India and also for the Ministry of finance seal, Before your winning prize can be transferred, but very lucky for you the company has make the payment on your behalf.
    YOU ARE ADVISED TO KEEP THIS TRANSACTION CONFIDENTIAL TO AVOID DIVERSION OF FUNDS AND ALSO, YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN TO YOU BY OUR DIPLOMAT (Dr. Lucas Ford) WHEN HE ARRIVES YOUR COUNTRY TO ENABLE A SMOOTH TRANSACTION.
    ONCE AGAIN CONGRATULATION.
    Best Regards,
    DR. MARK WINTERS.
    For Further Clarifications Contact: chevroletmotor@9.cn
    TEL=+447014241243.
    ======DIPLOMAT FORD LUKAS EMAIL=====
    From: lukas4real@live.com
    To: djpatel36@hotmail.com
    Subject: URGENT RESPOND NEEDED!
    Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 16:46:16 +0000
    CHEVROLET MOTORS WORLDWIDE LTD.
    CHEVROLET Programs & Events Department
    CHEVROLET Motors
    P.O. Box 850
    MANCHESTER MR2 8GD
    Dear Mr dharmesh Patel ,
    Firstly I must congratulate you for such an opportunity for winning this year CHEVROLET EXHIBITION email award.
    I am very happy to be of service to you and also very happy for such great luck on your side.
    I arrive India this morning to deliver your parcel to you from CHEVROLET AUTO MOBILE UK & i was calling you to
    inform you of my arrival when i was still at the airport but i was unable to reach you . Your parcel is been seize
    by the custom officer’s because they said that the owner of the parcel need to pay some custom clearance charges
    of 15,600inr before the parcel will be release to me & we try to contact you but we are unable to reach you at that
    moment.
    Right now i am at British diplomatic lodge janakpuri New Delhi, so by tomorrow morning i will be going back to the
    airport to clear the parcel & proceed to R.B.I for transferring of your winning amount. so you have to be at alert
    because the custom department is going to contact you by tomorrow morning as soon as i get to the airport to direct
    you on how you can make the payment to them so that your winning prize will be release to me, to able me proceed
    to R.B.I. and transfer your money into your account .
    After your winning amount has been transfer into your account i will be coming to your residence address to deliver your
    winning certificate, your winning car key & your car documents to you. your winning car will arrive India by nest week Friday.
    Ones again i congratulate you.
    Regards,
    DIPLOMAT LUCAS.

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