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BEWARE OF CRAIGSLIST PARIS APARTMENT & ROOM RENTAL ADS - MAJORITY ARE SCAMS!!

Updated on January 22, 2009

BEWARE OF CRAIGSLIST PARIS APARTMENT & ROOM RENTAL ADS - MAJORITY ARE SCAMS!!

 

 

 

In May, I was scammed by a posting on Craigslist Paris and www.expatriates.com advertising a room for rent in Paris and lost $2,500.

 

The fraud was extremely elaborate. It involved a real but stolen passport, a doctored gas bill, a detailed contract (which was even approved by my solicitor) and many other fabricated documents.

 

Because it was such a thorough deceit I detected nothing until Ann Clare Collings emailed and said that she needed another $2,000 immediately to hold the place. My heart sank!! I did some digging and discovered everything was a lie.

 

For the past month I have been trawling Craigslist and expatriates.com and the number of scams is phenomenal. Please be careful!!!! I have been flagging these ads as much as I can but it's really hard to keep up….they are posted daily.

 

I have posted numerous warnings on Craigslist and it seems that the scammers are now flagging mine as the majority of them have been pulled down. Quite incredible the lengths that these fraudsters go to!!!

 

A few hard and fast rules:

1. NEVER transfer money via Western Union or other wire transfer services – if they ask for money this way IT IS A SCAM!

2. Learn to track the IP address - this will tell you where the emails are coming from. More often that not they are coming from the UK and Nigeria. In your email program select "Show Full Headers", "Display Long Headers" or something similar. Select the IP address (it will look something like 90.208.149.203 and sits at the bottom of the header next to “Received from”) and do a search on http://whois.domaintools.com/. Gmail is often used as these emails do not show the IP address and therefore are impossible to track. BE VERY CAUTIOUS!!!

3. Any mention of Nigeria, West Africa etc - RUN!!!

4. If you notice ads/emails with poor spelling, bad grammar and strangely worded sentences - BE ALERT!! 

5. Scammers often provide a lot more information than is required or expected in rental transactions. They say they are religious, that they do charity work and that they have endured tragedy, all to pull you in, make you feel sympathetic and heighten your vulnerability!! This is when bad decisions are made and fraudsters are very clever at capitalising on this. Don't fall for it!!

6. Go over the property description, location and price with a fine tooth comb. Do your research on similar properties in the same area. Scammers often include "too good to be true" features of the property e.g. This Paris apartment offers 2 car spaces? This studio has a spa? ALL LIES!!!

7. Follow your instincts – if something doesn’t feel right it’s probably not!

 

DO NOT DEAL WITH THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE – they are all proven fraudsters, mostly working out of Nigeria and the UK:

 

o Ann Clare Collings (this is the person who scammed me, she also goes under the name of Tara Collings, Clare Collings and is linked to Hilton Kurth too)

o Clare Collings

o Hilton Kurth

o Tara Collings

o Norberto Lopez

o Nicholas Mestas

o Yara Limbo

o Fred Bonvarlet

o Steve Batt

o Bruce Maurice

o Debbie Philips

o Armel Alain Bortier

o Diana Williams

o Marie Millecamps

o Laurent Bizet

o Williams Harry

o Edouardo Martel

o Mr. Smith Rolland

o Sarah Doyle

o Sarah Hansen

o Chelsea Bluessports

o Jean Loux

o Herrerias Stephanis

o Mary Arteda

o Alexandra Martine

o Sandra Roland

o Chloe Hourde

o Anna Liffey

o Diette Clemence

o Nedved Henrick

o Laurie Paucot

o Sam McMahon

o Sue Williams

o Michael Alan

o Harry Lindsay

o Harry Lawrence

o Wilfred Johnson

o Dennis Stella

o Sonja Spenger

o Karleigh Antell

o Astrid Marie Sophie

o Stephanie Peer 

 

 

They email from the following addresses:

o acli_paris@yahoo.com

o cc_llings@yahoo.com

o yara_limbo@yahoo.com

o fred.mixhair@hotmail.com

o clare_colli88@yahoo.com

o bibanke000@yahoo.com

o boutier_armelalain@yahoo.com

o lopeznor1@yahoo.com

o alex_88_001@yahoo.com

o sarrah_hansen_555@yahoo.com

o herr_step88@yahoo.com

o mm_2_sm@hotmail.com

o louxjean@yahoo.com

o w_harry112@gmail.com

o hilkurt_ryte@yahoo.com

o dianawilliams66@yahoo.com

o paristrocadero@gmail.com

o webloveletters@gmail.com

o viproomchampselysees@gmail.com

o parisurmode@gmail.com

o arsenalport@gmail.com

o paris_flat_venge@yahoo.fr

 

LOOK OUT for ads posted using viproomchampselysees@gmail.com, parisurmode@gmail.com, arsenalport@gmail.com, paristrocadero@gmail.com and webloveletters@gmail.com….this person posts virtually identical ads under these email addresses every couple of days.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION refer to this very helpful website and learn how to protect yourself against fraud http://parishousingscamwatch.wordpress.com/

 

If you too have been a victim of fraud please send me the name and email address of the person that defrauded you so I can add it to my list. If you could also forward me any email correspondence you had with them with the long header (so I can see the IP address) that would be fantastic.

 

BE CAREFUL!!!!!!

 

 

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      Christina Mills 3 years ago

      I 'm Christina Mills by name. I live in Spain ; I want to use this medium to alert all loan seekers to be very careful because there are scammers everywhere. A few months ago I struggled financially , and due to my desperation I was scammed by several online lenders. I had almost lost hope until a friend of mine referred me to a very reliable lender called Mr Emmanuel Richard who lend me an unsecured loan of $25,000 USD under two hours without any stress . If you are in need of any loan just contact him now via : robertmilan60@yahoo.com am using this medium to alert all loan seekers because of the hell I passed through the hands of predatory lenders . And I do not want my enemy to pass through hell I went through in the hands of lenders in fraudulent online , I want you to help me pass this information to others who are also in need of a loan once we also receive your loan from Mr Emmanuel Richard , I pray that God should give him long life.

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      Not a victim, fortunately 3 years ago

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      From: Sally Roberts sallyrobts@hotmail.com

      To: Lavinia Pirlog ........@gmail.com

      Subject: APPLICATION APPROVED

      Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:30:35 +0000

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      I'm happy to tell you that your application form as been approved...... I really appreciate your willingness in renting my place and i promise you that you will never regret taking my place. I have taken time to go over your application form and i am so impressed and can't stop having the feeling that my place will be well kept by you as promised....you can reach me lawyer via phone at +2348122119242 or my cell phone number (646) 504-9613,

      Here are the contents of the document that will be delivered to you

      1)Entrance and The Rooms Keys

      2)The Flat Documentary File

      3)Payment Receipt

      4)A Copy Of The Lease Agreement Form

      So let me know about your final decision so that we can proceed on the next step to send the keys of my property to you through (DHL Delivery Services) as soon as we have confirm the first month rent fee from you which is 570Euros so that you can occupy our home at your own convenient time,

      I will go right now to the shipping agent office and make a commence on how you will be receiving the keys and the document's as soon as we have received the first month from you through my personal information below,

      Receivers Name: Sally Roberts

      City:Orlando

      State:Florida

      Country:USA

      Zip code: 32801

      Note that you are to send the money through any walmart store around you at (Money Gram)So that The keys and paper will be send out to you immediately after payment is confirmed.

      Immediately you have finish making the payment i would like you to get back to me with all this information below,

      Reference(8DIGIT)

      SENDER'S NAME

      SENDER'S ADDRESS

      Thanks for taking your time in writing me and hope to hear back from you.

      Best Regards

      Sally And Family

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      xcxc 3 years ago

      Got this from craigslist, 80% of the apartment ads are from scammers beware!

      robert_bale@hotmail.com

      Hello ,

      Thanks for the mail, i am so happy to let you know that the apartment is still very much available for rent.Here are some important information about the apartment.The apartment cost 400euro per month including all bills such as: Wireless internet facilities, Television, Phone, Microwave, Dish washer, washing machine, Dryer, Refrigerator,Bedroom,Bathroom, Toilet,Livingroom, kitchen, utility room, parking space, dishes, cutlery, pots, pans, fridge, stove, oven, microwave and coffee maker. The bedroom has a full bed with down duvet & pillows, the blankets, and a 6 drawer dresser, dining table, reading chair, fold out couch, water, hydro.

      Plus 500euro for security deposit payment which is refundable while packing without any lost or damage of my properties.The apartment is located at Leipziger Straße 97, 10117 Berlin, Germany and it just about 1.2km distance to its metro station,the apartment spacious is about 80sqm and a room is about 30sqm, restaurant and public transport all around and it's few mins walking distance to the supermarket, so it's located in a very nice and safe area in Berlin. its on the second floor of the building.

      To know much more about the environment,just open www,google.com, click on map, copy the address and paste it into the map, you will surely see the building and the environment very clearly.But presently am not available in Berlin for now as am presently in London now to complete my work with my company and am here with my families and my keys.But all you need to do is to go straight to the address i sent you to take a look of the apartment from outside ,But i want you to have it mind that the apartment is presently locked and am here with the keys.that is the reason why i sent you my apartment picture just for you to have an idea of how the inside looks like.you will be living in my apartment without sharing it with anybody.it is available for short term and long term basis because am going to be here for 5 years and i dont want my apartment to be dusty when coming back After 5 years,that is the main reason why am renting out my apartment.

      But before any reservation,Can you tell me little about yourself,Anything you think you want me to know about you.

      where are you from and also where are you presently?

      what is your experience in renting an apartment?

      Have you ever rent an apartment before?

      Did you smoke?

      Did you have pet?

      did you take drugs?

      did you have car?

      Are you going to stay alone?

      Are you paying the rent yourself?

      What are you doing for living?

      How old are you?

      What is your gender?

      Phone number?

      Mobile Number?

      What is the best time to call you?

      Attach are some pictures of how my Apartment looks like.That is the information you need to know about my Apartment.If you are interested in renting my Apartment Kindly get back to me so that i can tell you on how to get it reserved.

      Best regards,

      Robert

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      Anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi. You can find a blank Fillable Residential Lease Agreement here.

      http://goo.gl/uXd6OO

      You can fill out the form, save it, fax it, and email it. Please feel free to use it.

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      Alexis 4 years ago

      "Ecoutez, je ne peux pas vous faire parvenir des documents.

      Je serai pret a vous réserver l'appartement si vous acceptez d'effectuer le dépôt de garantie via Western Union et me donner le Code MTCN après la visite et signature du bail

      Si vous voulez vous dites a votre ami et on se rencontre la semaine pour la visite

      Mais sachez qu'il faut que vous effectuez le dépôt d'ici demains pour que j'ai la garantie pour vous réserver l'appartement.

      Sachez une chose, votre argent restera à la poste jusqu'a la signature du bail."

      Mrs Costes

      f.costes.ok@hotmail.com

      Thankfully I did't send any money, but I was in correspondence with them for two weeks before I noticed any red flags!

      Good luck everyone!

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      Souflly 4 years ago

      here is there latest one

      Thanks for your email and interest in renting my house..I am the owner of the house you are making inquiry of…Actually I resided in the house with my family and Presently my house is still available for rent, (The rent already includes utilities).More so Now my family and i are currently in(West Africa) for an international Christian follower’s crusade.Pls i want you to note that i spent a lot on the property that i am giving out to you for rent,so i will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this house and want you to treat it as your own.i also want you to know the money you are paying me is the main problem but i want you to keep my home tidy at all time so that i will be glad to see it in a perfect condition when i come state for a check up from time to time after you must have moved in.I also want you to let me have trust in you as i always stand by my words,My wife and i bought the house when we got married,When we left the state I thought of selling the house so I had to look for an agent and after getting one we got a deal but later my wife advised against that and i saw senses in her advice and i accepted her advise,So I contacted back the agent and requested for my keys and documents and then we Later decided to have the house out for rent to a tenant who can take absolute care of it for us in our absence.We also would have given the same agent this job 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 upon the renting of my house.If you also notice,you will discover the price we are offering is far below standard price,this is enough reason for you to know that we are not after the rental fee but the absolute care of our property.I want you to know there is a For-sale sign outside the house but not to worry the sign will be removed as soon as you move-in.The house include the utilities like Heat, A/C in wall/window, Hydro, cable, Garbage Disposal, Fireplace , Fridge, stove, Dishwasher, Dryer, Breakfast Bar, Dining Table and Sofa Set,Refrigerator,Canopied deck overlooking nature.,internet access e.t.c. 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: $1000

      Security Deposit: $1000

      Pets Allowed:Dogs and Cats.

      Address:27 Arroyo Ave Piedmont, CA 94611

      Available :Available Now for move in.

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

      RENT APPLICATION FORM.

      FIRST NAME:__________?

      MIDDLE NAME:__________?

      LAST NAME:__________?

      PROFESSION:__________?

      PHONE:

      (CELL)PHONE__________?

      (WORK)PHONE__________?

      (HOME)PHONE__________?

      HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE LIVING IN THE HOUSE________

      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 DO YOU WANT TO RECIEVE THE KEYS AND DOCUMENT____?

      HOW SOON CAN YOU MAKE THE DEPOSIT PAYMENT____?

      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 on 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.Feel free to get back to me for more information and arrangements on how to get the keys and other necessary documents delivered to you. The house will be available for rent for a period of 5 years so you have a choice of deciding how long you intend staying there…

      Contact number +2348029761268 OR 0112348029761268

      Thanks

      Chidi Dallas

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      Denis 4 years ago

      Just uncovered a scam in CLparis, to my dismay (relief). Here's a tip (not sure if it's been mentioned): Google and other search engines have allowed you to search by image for some time. Simply drag an apartment photo into an image search bar to see if it has been copied from another person's listing. This is how I found out the beautiful apartment I had been hoping to rent is actually posted on a legitimate vacation rental site for almost 4x the price per month!

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      Lyane 4 years ago

      Hi guys! This guy is also a Nigerian scammer. He calls himself "David Merrit", and his email is merritdavid@outlook.com

      The guy almost had me rent his phony $800 apartment in Queens NY, but my fiance knew the minute he mentioned "Nigeria", that it was scam. Thank you God for the smart man you blessed me with!

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      Nina 4 years ago

      I was scammed by a landlord whilst renting a room from him in London. He told me to give him a month's notice before moving out (which I did), I never smoked inside the building (which, when paying £600/pcm I think I should've been able to), I kept the place incredibly clean, cleaner than it was when I moved in and I was always left cleaning up after everyone else's mess in the house. He took my £900 deposit and doesn't even have the decency to contact me back so I can get the rest of my stuff. It's been two months now and I feel cheated out of my money. It was my first time moving out of home, I was 17 and he took thousands from me. Please stay away from him at all costs!

      roomsinlondon@ymail.com

      07944864242

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      Dri 4 years ago

      Sad to know that many people have been scamed. My brother felt for it too. He replied for an apartment ad at Seattle/WA USA, from mister Dennis Jay Smiley, and deposited 1.000 euro in a Western Union account in England. Emails were sent to e16bfbfee7383471b6bd74b3fc277f43@reply.craiglist.org and dennisjsmiley@yahoo.com. The name no the acct was Remi Jelen, from England.

      Hope it helps others since we already got damaged. Adriana.

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      Bob 4 years ago

      just been scammed by a "Gabriel Mischel" (gabrielmischel4@gmail.com), in response to an add I put on CraigsList looking for a ST rental in Reykjavik - long story short, scammed me for $375. Whole process & communication seemed really odd & sketchy. He provided 2 references, Bob Wesson (bobwesson@ymail.com) & Kenneth Cole (kennethcole20045@aol.com), both responded to my requests for references, but even their responses seemed odd in hindsight. Big red flag was his insistance for an additional $200 security deposit, once I balked and pressed this he said he'd give a refund, yea right, his daughter tried send me $2750 cashiers check where she wanted me to deduct my $375 and send her the balance - I said "no way", and as you might imagine communication has stopped. I'm going to file a report with teh FBI & Sercet Service, but I suspect that just be a paper exercise, but at least it'll be something.

      Beware if Gabriel Mischel, Bob Wesson & Kenneth Cole

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      Patricia Davies 4 years ago

      We have just been scammed for an add on Craiglist for a apartment in the Marais No 10 Rue St Paul, Paris by a party using the name of Roger Fradin, CEO of Honeywell International, he is not that person. His ph No used was 447024012276 now off & E-mail rogerfradin@honeywellinternational.org, not a Honneywell e-mail address. He has an accent of Dutch or Scandinavian, not UK or European. We stupidly sent money through Money Gram, they require passport of the sender but NOTHING ID wise for the recipient! How surreal is that just right for a scammer do not use Money Gram or suggest any other similar service . To cancel a payment via Money Gram you must do it within maximum two hours or it is gone. We were fools don't you be. Patricia.

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      stretch 5 years ago

      That's a super gorgeous bride, I'll definitely come back to see the rest.

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      kristina 5 years ago

      ok so just now at 508 in the am i found out that the scammer is going by edward silva as a missionary in africa offered me a home to rent in windham ct, i am no fool n not sending any amount anywhere without confirmation that the person is who they say they are so i googled the address and found the scam had me going for a minute though...wow

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      jr27 5 years ago

      WARNING!! Craigslist scammer "Brenda Jones" oojjuugg@gmail.com. Also jonesbrenda808@ymail.com. This person contacted me via craigslist regarding a room for rent. Person stated the were from France and going to school in USA. Seemed pretty normal until I received an email regarding a cheque that would be sent for a payment and to pay for a car to be delivered by western union!! The "cheque" is on the way and I have a usps tracking number. RED FLAG.. I am now concerned about Identity theft. This person knows my name, address, phone number, email address, occupation, and workplace... How can I prevent Identity theft??????? Really need some advice..

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      Nadine 5 years ago

      All please be aware of all ads or posts from DAVIDESTATES1@YAHOO.COM. I just lost 600.00 dollars. He duped me into renting a place for the weekend that ended up being a home that was for sale!!!

      DO NOT TRUST this man..he also uses other names such as DAVID DUPUIS, DAVID ESTATE.

      He has numerous ad listings out there. Please beware and always check your properites out first!

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      chantal5 5 years ago

      hello. need help. i hve been looking at apartments to rent in paris and i am not sure if it a scam or not. he is saying he is in england now with all the documents. shall i just stay away from him

      his name s christopher wenham

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      Kristin Ward 5 years ago

      A scammer used an apartment I owned in their scam. You can image my surprise when a gentleman shows up at my door demanding to know why his key doesn't work in for an apartment I know is still vacant.

      Its a sad situation but there isn't much I could do about it, the guy had no deposit obviously, the rent he could pay was only half of what I was asking, consider how low it was it was, it should have sent up a red flag. I haven't seen a 3 room apartment for 500 in a bad area for years much less near the beach in an area that has a low crime rate.

      As a landlord I always run background checks on tenants through http://www.atenantscreen.com. I would think as a renter it may be a good idea to to some background checks yourself. And always show up and view the apartment and talk to someone before you pay.

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      Sitaly 5 years ago

      Also SMITH NICOLE is a scammer!!! smithnicole12@hotmail.com WARNING!!!!

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      John 5 years ago

      I've been dreaming the whole day, hoping i had found the perfect place to stay one month in Oslo (2012). I'm glad i typed "lauren sherl + arnaque (spam)" on google and found a result..

      realting the exact same mail i received as a spam:

      "Hello,

      Thanks so much for the reply and interest in my room, Am Lauren ,am 22 years old, My father owns the flat but is now late ,i live alone in the flat, Am a professional, I have been pretty busy , however, the room is still available .

      The flat has 3 rooms ,One is for me and the other Two is available for rent.

      The room has the following amenities:

      The room has a very big bed that can sleep two people with

      Television connected to cable"...

      I hope noones fall into this trap !

      Thank you all for your similar experience.

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      Jamie 5 years ago

      Beware of this scammer on craiglist: caregina1012@gmail.com

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      Carrie Erwin 5 years ago

      My daughter stopped me from checking in on this one.

      I was so excited at first but thanks to your site, I'm safe.

      Hello,

      I can see you are interested in my house i posted on Craigslist. I had a calling from God to go on a missionary work and here is the website to know more about my mission (http://www.unitedafricanmissionaries.org/). I spent less time in the States 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 house. However, the initial plan was to sale out the house which I tried, but sometimes the Realtor inflates the price and it takes longer to sell i am telling you this in case if you find the house on another website as for sale, that is the old advert. So,i need a tenant to take care of it since i am out of the state now. I have received some proposals regarding the rent because it is located in a very nice area of (Hope Mills NC), but I still have to make sure it is rented out to someone who can take good care of it. It includes facilities such as water and heat laundry facilities,air condition,internet and telephone access and a car park and other necessary facilities, also comes with trash collection, pets are allowed as well as long as they are not destructive. So, if you know you are capable of the task, get back to me so that I can provide you with some questions that I would want you to answer. The first month rent is $800 and refundable security is $600 and total move-in cost is $1400. Pets are welcome in as much they are well-behaved.

      Note: I would like you to drive-by the house to view the exterior and neighborhood of the house. Get back to me asap so i can forward you the rent questionnaire.

      Address:3132 Nontucket Lane, Hope Mills NC 28348

      Property Information:

      Bedrooms: 3

      Bathrooms: 2

      Property type:Single-Family Home

      Property type: Single-Family Home

      Size: 1,400 sqft

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      Mr Alex Brown 5 years ago

      Alex Brown Loan Company. leading legitimate and licensed loan lending company, longer repayment terms. we offers Business loan, Home loan, Personal loan, Car loan, Student loan, Dept Consolidation, Loan for Business start. Do you have a small or big project to finance? up and Business Expansion, Real Estate and Mortgages all at 3% interest rate for applicants of all credit types. The service we offer is quick and stress free. Our Priority is your total Satisfaction! Our goal is that you enjoy the service we provide from start to Conclusion. Interested applicant should fill out the loan application form properly and get back.

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      Company Email: alexbrownloancompany59@yahoo.com

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      Thanks

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      Ellen Lowery 5 years ago

      Leo Jones of Light Real Estate Rental scammed us. He claimed to have an apartment for rent, complete with descriptions and photos. His "boss" Abeto James, insisted on more money for the deposit. It was classic good cop/bad cop stuff. We signed the contract and sent the money via Western Union. Now he won't answer any emails or respond to me. He is all over Craigslist with phony ads with real photos of apartments that are located in other areas of the world!

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      lucy james 5 years ago

      please i will like to talk with some one who has been scammed in the pass to clarify my situation because i think i have been scam o $2500 but not still clear

      please contact me at lucyjames10@gmail.com

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      tito 5 years ago

      another example!!

      DA: Trody Morgan

      Hello Again,

      Thanks once again for the kind response and your interest in our beautiful home. I'm so glad to hear from you and thanks for understanding everything i said with regards to our home and i must say i'm happy to know that you are ready to move in soon. I am very happy that you are a clean and very neat person and that you have promised us that you would take Great care of our beautiful home.

      The rent fee is DKK2000 per month includes all Utility Bills such as Water, Power, Internet, Land phone and an uncovered parking space. I want you to know that you're promising us that our apartment would be well taken care off and I appreciate your expression, so i want you to stick to your words, is that okay with you?

      And the below is the final question that you must answer to qualify for the rent of our apartment which is the application form.

      *******RENT APPLICATION FORM*******

      ( Private And Confidential )

      1,Your Full Name :-

      2)Your Full Current Address :-

      3)Phone Number & Mobile Number :-

      4)How old are you :-

      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)What is your Religion? :-

      12)Citizen of Which Country? :-

      13)When are you ready to Move In? Exact Date? :-

      14)How Many Months are you willing to rent the Apartment ? :-

      15)How many months rent can you pay upfront? Minimum ( 1 Month Rent & Security Deposit of DKK4000 ) OR ( 2 month rent & Security Deposit of DKK6000 ) OR ( 3 months & Security Deposit of DKK8000 with %10 discount ). So which option do you prefer????

      16) Once you have agreed to section 15 of this application,payment would be made via Money Gram and then i send you the keys and document on a next day delivery,are you ok with this as singed ?????

      17) Payment has to be made before the 16th of May 2012 via Money Gram, Are you ok with this????

      18) A Copy Of Your Passport or Driver's License Attach ..Okay??

      I look forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt and the agreement form in your name.

      I await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to send you the keys and documents as soon as you make the payment.

      Warm Regards,

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      Arnold M Gumbs 5 years ago

      I almost got scammed here in Barcelona Spain.A man claiming to be a pastor being posted to WesT Africa.Wants me to snd money via Western Union to pay for a "fantastic apartment" that I have not seen, and he will post me the key by International delivery "express".

      Alarm bells sounded when three different names with the same advertisement and the same response were in my inbox, and a pastor would request payment via Western Union rather than a bank or paypal. I always pay by paypal. I will send you copies of our correspondence if I get your email address. Mine is magumbs@googlemail.com and theumeweist@gmail.com.

      peace

      in Christ

      Arnold M Gumbs MA

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      hihi 5 years ago

      ANDREA WILLIAMS-andreawill998@hotmail.com, ''lives'' in London, funny how his IP address says Nigeria!!

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      Munnu 5 years ago

      Hi,

      Im glad I came across your blog.

      Im currently researching apartments in Paris. Yes, the ones on Craiglist seemed too good to be true.

      I also wrote to 2 people who had a website:

      viz. http://www.lsareserve.com

      and www.apartmentholiday4u.com

      others did not respond at all when I asked many questions! best part is that their listing disappeared the next day as well!! many had a hotmail or a yahoo account which again is fishy if they have websites!

      In any case, I did a "who is" on both the sites to find that they have been created just 4 days ago! the day that they have been on Criags list. They have testimonials and all!

      Point is, if the rates too good to be true....you need to have the 'red flag' alert.

      I'm glad I came across your blog, 'coz it re assures me.

      Thankfully, I have not lost any money.

      I am communicating with an Alan Nevern.

      Thank you,

      Regards,

      Muns

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      Robi 5 years ago

      List of scammers I found in Craiglist:

      Victor Donald: victor_donald@ymail.com

      Laurent Blanc: l.blanc82@yahoo.com

      Leonard Sellar (leonardsellar@yahoo.com)

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      Debbie 5 years ago

      THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS WEBISTE! I was INCHES away from being SCAMMED and then found this website. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

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      niceguy 5 years ago

      can someone help this guy scam me on craiglists also his email said zkmvn-2952112852@sale.craiglists.org can you post if you can tell me how to find his real eamil address it would help me so much thanks!

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      Isis 5 years ago

      Oh my god....THANK YOU! I was just e-mailing back and forth with Sonia Alonso. You saved me from some real heart ache. Now back to the room searching :(

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      xyz 5 years ago

      watch out also for:

      carmen kelly

      christopher eymann

      sylvaine yasmine

      also inculded: blabla about having inherited the appartment from late parents, long personal info and stuff about how they need someone reliable to look after the appartment.

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      martymc 5 years ago

      Howdy all, I have been looking to rent a room in Amsterdam and just in the past 2 weeks I have had people tried to scam me about 5 times.

      The latest email I got was this off sherllauren@yahoo.com:

      Hello,

      Thanks so much for the reply and interest in my room, Am Lauren ,am 21 years old, My father owns the flat but is now late ,i live alone in the flat, Am a professional, I have been pretty busy , however, the room is still available .

      The flat has 3 rooms ,One is for me and the other Two is available for rent.

      The room has the following amenities:

      The room has a very big bed that can sleep two people with

      Television connected to cable

      Small refrigerator apart from a big freezer in the kitchen

      Private bathroom with toilet drawer

      Reading desk

      Wall cupboard

      Internet connection

      The Apartment has the following Amenities:

      Washing Machine

      Heater

      Dish washer

      Storage

      A big living room fully furnished with a television connected to cable

      Internet facility .

      The transport facilities is quite okay in the area, the flat is very close to train station and public transport.

      The rent per month is 500 Euros and a security deposit of 700 Euros ,The security is refundable, at the end of your stay in my flat, the security deposit will be refund back to you, The rent include all bills and bills are for Gas , Water , Electricity , tenement rate ,phone ,heater,internet connection.

      I will send to you some pictures of the room and the rental agreement form to see what next to do, hope you understand me? Thanks once again for the interest in my room while waiting to read from you.

      I will like to know about you.

      I will like to have your skype id so that we can have a chat if you don't mind .

      Best Regards,

      Lauren

      Interestingly though this email is the best structured one I have come across. Does this mean the scammers are evolving....

      IF ITS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, ITS COS ITS NOT TRUE

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      Bambi 5 years ago

      Thank you so much for this post!!! Thanks to this I detected that the following person who was proposing a room in Paris is a scam:

      Sonia Alonso

      bmysonia@yahoo.com

      (The server is in Nigeria...)

      skype my ID is lifebeautil2

      I flagged it in craigslist. I hope this will help someone checking out the name...

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      jose 5 years ago

      THIS IS TYPICAL:

      Jose R. Sanchez

      Mickey Jone jone.mickey@yahoo.com

      Hello Jose,

      Thanks for your email. Just like I mentioned in my previous email, I receive payments directly to my accountant via Western Union Money Transfer. It seems you are having doubts about me but I want you to know that, the apartment you are renting is my private apartment I put up for vacation rentals. I cannot collect your money and refuse to give you what you paid for. I can forward you a copy of my certificate of occupancy for the apartment, just to make you feel comfortable dealing with me. I understand your concerns but assure you the best comforts, in my lovely apartment, if you decide to rent it for your dates. I hope to read from you again. Regards, Mickey.

      to Mickey

      Hello Mickey I don't send money by moneygram or western union beacuse it disappears in misterious ways. You want to meet at the apartment, I sign and give you a deposit

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      jose 5 years ago

      I have contacted about 5 people for an apartment in Paris and so far 5 out of 5 want Money Gram or Western Union. When I ask to meet them in person, they always have an excuse why they can't. A give away is that the apartment looks killer and they ask for about 50% of the going rates. If you look at the pictures posted, the lighting is perfect; that's because they took them from a brochure. Not one of us would hire a pro for pictures.

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      Daniel 5 years ago

      Its simple people if they can't let you see the apartment its because they don't have one. Really the only way to stop this is to be smart, I too was nearly scammed by someone luckily I decided to check out the persons name and bam found out they were just scammin. So NO BRICKS NO MONEY number one rule.

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      craigslist Sydney 5 years ago

      more to add, they try to fraud me for renting an apartment in Sydney:

      michaelfragoso12@mail.com Michael Fragoso

      kennethcole20045@aol.com

      And the western union address to be sent to her daugther, incluing their nice speach in the email:

      I am a man of my word you wont have problem staying in my apartment.Find my Daughter details Below:

      Name: Gretchen Cannon

      Address: 5257 NE 6th Court - Ocala, FL 34479

      Country: US

      After you send the money you will email me the sender's name,sender's address and 10 digit Money Trascation control number..

      When will you make the payment so i can let my daughter know?

      Await to hear from you

      Best

      Michael

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      Katie 5 years ago

      Thank you for posting this! It was such a help for trying to figure out if the email i just received was a scam or not and turns out it most definitely was. No mention of wiring money but it did mention West Africa, had a lengthy story about the person, poor grammer, etc. When i looked up the location on google the address was actually of a property listed to be sold, not for rent. Its just ridiculous how these people get away with it. Im glad others are putting it out there to inform people about these things. The person that tried scamming me was name TARA HEWITT. I havent found that name on the list of scammers so I wanted to inform someone.

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      clara 5 years ago

      i,m Dr Shant Tami are you poor and you want to be rich? do want to rent and house and you we not pay for renting, do want to take over your friend house or wealth, do need a girl/boyfriend contact Dr Shant Tami of indianspell@yahoo.com and your wish we come to reality

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      Cicero 5 years ago

      sherl.lauren@yahoo.com Sent me this email:

      "Hello,

      Thanks so much for the reply and interest in my room, Am Lauren ,am 21 years old, My father owns the flat but is now late ,i live alone in the flat, Am a professional, I have been pretty busy , however, the room is still available .

      The flat has 3 rooms ,One is for me and the other Two is available for rent."

      It's the same that someone received from Christina McQuillan

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      VLin 5 years ago

      Thanks, I almost fell into their trap!

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      Jane 5 years ago

      I was organising an apartment in Paris and I thought this was too good to be true - luckily I'd read this blog before and checked the IP address.

      The next email I got had this included in it:

      To have it reserved for you and confirm you as my flatmate, the following has to be done.

      - A contract document shall be prepared by my family attorney which I shall send first to your email which you shall read and understand to serve as a guaranty that the room has been rented and reserved for you.

      - The contract shall also give you guaranty of the safety of your deposit which shall be refunded to you on your last day of rent. The original copy which shall be signed and sealed shall be sent to your address for you to bring with you when coming.

      To prepare the contract document,reply with the following details:

      - Your full name as you want it written on the contract

      - Your move in and move out dates

      - Your current/home address ( where you shall recieve the original copies of the document) A copy will be emailed first to you.

      - A copy of your identity card for identity verification ( I will send a copy of my passport along with the contract for your verification )

      Thanks for your understanding as i wait to read from you with the above requested details to facilitate the contract preparation towards confirming you as my flatmate and reserving the room for you prior your arrival.

      The email address is:

      laetitiaba88@gmail.com

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      Karmina Nieto 5 years ago

      I recieved the same kind of emails I have a few of them do you want them for your post?, please get in touch with me. I will give them to you so you can post them here. thank you! :)karminanieto@yahoo.com.mx

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      paula 5 years ago

      Hello, so sorry this happened to you. I am on the other end having a vacation rental and yes, I too get to deal with scammers. Be aware, no US certified cheque should be accepted within 4-5 weeks of receiving as payment.Usually they want lots of info, cannot be a post office box, send with Fed-Ex, employers pays for vacation etc. These cheques are fraud but it takes the bank 4- 5 weeks to find this out. Then, never EVER send or give the accidental ( yeah, right) overpayment back to them; another scam. I just got almost scammed by asking to list my property with Vaway, a supposed vacation rental website; check when the owner get paid! they take the credit card payment and pay ( by certified check?, LOL ) the owner the day after people move in. Any owner letting anyone without having the fund first No Way they have a free vacation without paying, or you honestly paid and the owner kicks you out due to non payment. They claim to be partner with Travelocity, a legit business; I emailed them, and they said No, never heard of them!!! Also a known scammer is Travis Larson, supposedly located in England, but bet he will change his name soon. So, both sides have to be careful, and those new to internet crap, NEVER open a supplied link inside your email. copy it and go to the search bar and look at it from there if you want to look at it. inside your email they got disk access. virus etc.

      Please, email all friend, family, post on facebook etc. It is the only way we can educate people. scammers will continue to try and find new ways.

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      Maya Maduar 5 years ago

      Hello,

      i was just going to reant an apartment in singapore, and I'm kind of sure it's a scam . It's too good to be true, and the email described on the apartment is just like scammer who describes their property. Also asking to wire the money, reserve ASAP, and etc. How can I send this email to you?

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      Mr Sam Smith 5 years ago

      Good day,

      My name is Mr.Sam Smith I have been arranging loans for many years. 3% is my interest rate and lower cost than any one else in town. Contact me today E-mails: samsmithloaninvestmentcompany@gmail.com

      Loan Application Form

      *Full Name........................

      *Gender...........................

      *Loan Amount Needed...............

      *Loan Duration.....................

      *Country..........................

      *Home Address......................

      *Phone Number......................

      *Fax...............................

      *Occupation...................

      *Purpose of loan...............

      *Monthly Income....................

      Thanks for your time i wait to hear for you,

      Mr. Sam Smith

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      Kristin 5 years ago

      It doesn't just cause issues for renters. I've been on the other side as well. One of the apartments I have was used in a scam. The apartment was for rent at the time too. Its not exactly easy to have to deal with a person who is convinced that they have rent the apartment when they show up.

      I got cussed at because the key didn't work, which was rather confusing since I had no clue who this guy was or why he thought his key should work in what was a vacant apartment.

      I depend on the rent as my income. Its not like I can just give the guy the apartment. Deposit exists for a reason. Not to mention that the rent he thought it was is ridiculous. Its way too low to be realistic. Considering the situation I might have been willing to negotiate the price and work something out for deposit expect for the fact when I ran a tenant screening report like I normally do at http://www.tenantverification.com/ I found the guy had bad credit and a minor criminal charge.

      Tell they guy that I couldn't rent to him because he didn't qualify was real fun. I swear you would think that I was the one who scammed him. But what can i do? I'm not willing to put myself at risk for a tenant just because a listing for a two bedroom apartment for 650 didn't make in suspicious when I've don't think I've seen a single bedroom apartment in this area go for less then 800.

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      stacey 5 years ago

      GOTTA LOVE IT!!!!! HERE IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE

      -------------------------

      Hello Dear,

      Thanks for your email response. my apartment is still available for rent and the rent include utilities Electricity,heat,laundry facilities, Air condition, Internet and phone line. And I also want you to know that it was due to my work transfer that made me and my wife to leave the apartment with an intention of giving it out for rent. I am 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 the property to be kept clean all the time as it is our hard-earned property. If you are honestly interested and will absolutely maintain my property (Taking care of it like yours) as i hope i can put my trust and confidence in you.. Long and short term lease available.

      Presently, We are here in Madrid, Spain doing the UNICEF program(The United Nations Children Fund) for through our direct service to mankind, the blessings and promises of God will manifest today. The apartment vital informative documents and the entrance keys to my apartment is with us, we try to look for dependable agent to handle the rent but could not find one due to the limited time we had before leaving the country. Mostly we do not want our property to be given to any sort of person to avoid damages and troubles. I and my wife came over to Madrid for a missionary work, So we hope you will be a good tenant which we've been praying to get.

      Rent: $900 monthly include with utilities.

      Apartment Address: 1031 Clyde Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95054

      SO IF YOU ARE REALLY INTERESTED, FILL THE RENT APPLICATION FORM BELOW RENTAL

      APPLICATION DETAILS

      FIRST NAME: __________________

      MIDDLE NAME: __________________

      LAST NAME: __________________

      PROFESSION: ________________

      PHONE (____) __________ (WORK)

      PHONE (____) __________ (CELL)

      MARITAL STATUS: _________

      KIDS _____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY ________

      HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE LIVING______

      PRESENT ADDRESS: ________________________

      CITY: _______________

      STATE: ______________

      ZIP CODE: ____________

      WHY ARE YOU LEAVING? ____________

      YOUR CURRENT RENT: _______________

      WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN? __________

      REFERENCE DETAILS___________

      PICTURES OF OCCUPANT SHOULD BE ATTACH

      *PETS*

      IF YOU HAVE A PET,

      NAME OF PET: ______________

      KIND OF PETS: _____________

      WEIGHT: ___________________

      HABITS

      DO YOU SMOKE? ______________

      DO YOU DRINK? ______________

      DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT? ____

      I ____________________CERTIFY that answers given herein are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application for tenant screening as may be necessary in arriving at a tenant decision. I understand that the landlord may terminate any rental agreement entered into for any misrepresentation made above.

      Landing 22'1 "x 5'10" (6 .. 73m x 1.78m)

      Kitchen 13'0 "x 11'0" (3.96M x 3.35 m)

      Bedroom 12'10 "x 10'5" (91M x 3.18M)

      Bathroom 6'10 "x 5'10" (2.08m x 1.78m)

      WC 5'0 "x 2'10" (1,52 m x 0,86 m).

      Kindly get back to me as soon as possible.

      Thanks And God Bless.

      -------------------------------------------

      Alan blenty alanblenty@yahoo.com to me

      show details 3:37 AM (12 hours ago)

      Thanks very much for your reply and also i can see your willingness in my apartment, Hope everything will be great!!! We are giving you our apartment ,pls again take care of it .. Hope everything is fine with you.However,if you are ready to rent the apartment now, that will not be a problem but we will advice you due to a responsible person like you.

      The deposit of one month $900 so that the keys can be send to you,and also we would like to send the following document to you via the FEDEX to the address you send to me and the tracking number will be sent to you so that you can possible occupy our apartment ,Pls once again,we are giving you this on trust and do not disappoint us and i promise you that,you will love the apartment .You are free to stay as long as you like.

      So i am with the below document here with me and i will like to know whether you are ready for the payment of one month because i will be coming to check on you so that i can know how you take care of my apartment for me and if it is okay by you, i will be collecting the next fee from you myself. Here are the contents of the document.

      1) Entrance and the rooms Keys

      2)Paper/Permanent apartment form(Containing your reference details)

      3)The apartment documetary file.

      4)Payment Receipt.

      5)Full address and description of the apartment

      6)lease agreement form(for you to sign)

      So Let me know if you are ready to move in now so that i can send you information on how to make the payment asap and i want you to know that the payment will be made via Moneygram or western union. Hope to read from you soonest.

      Thanks..

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      ed 6 years ago

      One more : Tytel Kelvin / kelvintytel@gmail.com

      I recieved the same mail : "Thanks for getting in touch i am professional never married my room is still available for rent...."

      http://brussels.fr.craigslist.org/roo/2746298622.h...

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      NoScamNoSpam 6 years ago

      and..another one, love that he used the last name "Finnicky."

      James Finnicky jfinnicky@yahoo.com

      11:40 PM (20 minutes ago)

      to me

      I'm glad you are interested in my place..Will start by saying a bit about me,i'm a professional artist,self employed and i work alone..I have just opened a new venture here in Manila(Phillipines) and moved so i am looking to rent my place out both on short and long term basis.My place is Located:434 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

      It is presently available for immediate move in,a very clean modern 2 bedroom and 1 bath apartment and i am renting just one room out at the moment but you will definitely have full access to the rest of the apartment which also comes with every bit of utility needed plus a dish washer,laudry,storage space and also parking space.You will be living in an environment of professionals and mature neighbours so you don't have to worry about privacy.

      The rent is $580 per month and it will have all utilities included and a damage deposit of $400..I will like you to drive by the building to get a view of the exterior so you can be familiar with the location, as soon as you have done that pls get back to me soonest so i can forward the interior pictures and we can proceed to the application process.

      Will be looking out to read from you soonest.

      Cheers

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      NoScamNoSpam 6 years ago

      here's one for a ny apt. they should probably work on their english language skills.

      christopher eymann eymannchrist@gmail.com

      Nov 17 (1 day ago)

      to me

      Thanks for getting in touch i am professional never married my room is

      still available for rent.My apartment is 2 Bedrooms fully furnished

      bathroom and toilet apartment. storage, fridge,stove + laundry hookup.

      Parking included high speed internet access with no extra charges.

      quiet located in west village,very close to many shopping malls,

      cafe and easy access to transport system walkable to banks and

      restaurants.But am only renting out 1 bedroom among the two bedrooms

      The second bedroom is for my private use when am back in 5 months time

      Why am renting out the second room is because i really need someone

      that can be taking good care of the whole apartment the money involved is not

      the issue but your absolute maintenance of the whole apartment after

      getting the keys

      to my apartment.

      i was transferred to united kingdom 2 weeks ago to work with my company

      headquarter

      swift worldwide resources oil and gas company in London,United

      Kingdom I will be here

      for 5 months . I just need someone (Students or Anybody working in a

      reputable organization to

      rent the second room) with an open heart,love and clean to occupy the

      apartment and put all my worries off concerning the maintenance of the

      apartment as in whole,This does not mean is available for only

      5 months both short term and long term are welcome but i prefer long term

      I left behind some Facilities and electronics the apartment is fully

      furnished utilities are included in the month rent you don't need to pay bills

      again.air conditioning,alarm system. The kitchen is fully equipped with all

      necessary cooking utensils, a refrigerator-freezer, four-hob and oven,

      microwave,dishwasher and washing machine, Computer Connected with

      Internet Access right in the room am renting out.

      The keys to the Apartment are right here with me in London, and

      the lease document. Which i will send to you after all necessary

      agreement has be accepted. Also i will like you to know that the rent

      charges is not really the issue, but your absolute maintenance of my

      apartment, because it takes me a lot of time and money to get all the

      utilities and furniture that is one of the reason why i came here with

      the keys more so i want direct contact from me the landlord and anyone

      who is renting the room from me everything has to be legitimate for

      me to put my worries off till i come back and stay together with you

      i don't want a situation where by another person will be using

      my apartment for something else is not meant to be abuse i inherited

      the apartment from my late father 3 years ago and i a really care a

      lot about the

      property i dont plan to abuse such a great property all because of i have

      to work in another country for a while i use the apartment to remember

      my late father.

      hope you understand how i feel about the apartment.

      I will send you the full address for you to go by and see the place

      from outside

      in my next email if this process is understood and get back to me if

      you really like

      the location of my place the whole process for the keys to get

      delivered to your home

      address is just 48 hours hope you understand this first e-mail and

      ready to make a promise

      that you are not going to abuse my place after renting from me and

      more so i will like to know

      little about you.I am from Germany but my father bought the apartment

      3 years ago because

      he traveled a lot due to the nature of his job is building contractor

      We can exchange our passport for security purpose and to get to know

      each other better

      Terms:

      Lease Terms:2 months minimum stay

      long term also accepted

      pets allowed

      couples accepted.

      visitors allowed.

      Hope you will be a good tenant and take good care of my apartment

      Monthly rent:$600 including utilities

      Security deposit $600 which will be refunded after the end of

      your stay in my room at no damages.

      You can reach me on my cell if you have anything to ask about

      my apartment.

      +447024054819

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      Titania 6 years ago

      oops! apparently i didnt read the last post.. haha! yea.. ive been talking to this guy chris eymann from germany and he wants me to send him the money in exchange for the keys. I was weary... thank god i found this website.. thanks everyone!

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      Titania 6 years ago

      has anyone heard of christopher eymann who works for swift oil and gas company?

      ... he is trying to rent apt in west village.

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      Kjalnabu 6 years ago

      We just had the same experience as Mia, with a German man named Christopher Eymann, excact same email!! He's now trying to rent out in New York, here's the mail:

      Thanks for getting in touch i am professional never married my room is

      still available for rent.My apartment is 2 Bedrooms fully furnished

      bathroom and toilet apartment. storage, fridge,stove + laundry hookup.

      Parking included high speed internet access with no extra charges.

      quiet located in west village,very close to many shopping malls,

      cafe and easy access to transport system walkable to banks and

      restaurants.But am only renting out 1 bedroom among the two bedrooms

      The second bedroom is for my private use when am back in 5 months time

      Why am renting out the second room is because i really need someone

      that can be taking good care of the whole apartment the money involved is not

      the issue but your absolute maintenance of the whole apartment after

      getting the keys

      to my apartment.

      i was transferred to united kingdom 2 weeks ago to work with my company

      headquarter

      swift worldwide resources oil and gas company in London,United

      Kingdom I will be here

      for 5 months . I just need someone (Students or Anybody working in a

      reputable organization to

      rent the second room) with an open heart,love and clean to occupy the

      apartment and put all my worries off concerning the maintenance of the

      apartment as in whole,This does not mean is available for only

      5 months both short term and long term are welcome but i prefer long term

      I left behind some Facilities and electronics the apartment is fully

      furnished utilities are included in the month rent you don't need to pay bills

      again.air conditioning,alarm system. The kitchen is fully equipped with all

      necessary cooking utensils, a refrigerator-freezer, four-hob and oven,

      microwave,dishwasher and washing machine, Computer Connected with

      Internet Access right in the room am renting out.

      The keys to the Apartment are right here with me in London, and

      the lease document. Which i will send to you after all necessary

      agreement has be accepted. Also i will like you to know that the rent

      charges is not really the issue, but your absolute maintenance of my

      apartment, because it takes me a lot of time and money to get all the

      utilities and furniture that is one of the reason why i came here with

      the keys more so i want direct contact from me the landlord and anyone

      who is renting the room from me everything has to be legitimate for

      me to put my worries off till i come back and stay together with you

      i don't want a situation where by another person will be using

      my apartment for something else is not meant to be abuse i inherited

      the apartment from my late father 3 years ago and i a really care a

      lot about the

      property i dont plan to abuse such a great property all because of i have

      to work in another country for a while i use the apartment to remember

      my late father.

      hope you understand how i feel about the apartment.

      I will send you the full address for you to go by and see the place

      from outside

      in my next email if this process is understood and get back to me if

      you really like

      the location of my place the whole process for the keys to get

      delivered to your home

      address is just 48 hours hope you understand this first e-mail and

      ready to make a promise

      that you are not going to abuse my place after renting from me and

      more so i will like to know

      little about you.I am from Germany but my father bought the apartment

      3 years ago because

      he traveled a lot due to the nature of his job is building contractor

      We can exchange our passport for security purpose and to get to know

      each other better

      Terms:

      Lease Terms:2 months minimum stay

      long term also accepted

      pets allowed

      couples accepted.

      visitors allowed.

      Hope you will be a good tenant and take good care of my apartment

      Monthly rent:$600 including utilities

      Security deposit $600 which will be refunded after the end of

      your stay in my room at no damages.

      You can reach me on my cell if you have anything to ask about

      my apartment.

      +447024054819

      Watch out! And thanks for posting guys, it helps everybody locate the apartment devils.

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      Kiran 6 years ago

      Beware of room rent 1407 west 151 street compton CA 90220 scam mentally corrupted guy named Krishna Damudar r Beeram shrewd man will steal your money.

      Beware of all indians of this shameless guy.

      Kiran

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      Praneeth 6 years ago

      Above guy by name Krishna Beeram at 1407 West 151 street compton is true. Show incorrect address on craiglist and suleka close to DirectTV. It is a mad house, will steal your money and miserable guy. Never get caught.

      praneeth

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      MadameGG 6 years ago

      That is why you should deal with an agency. You think that you don't want to pay agency fee but you actually pay to protect yourself from scams like that! Agency will not steal from you, these people are there to secure your new home and help you with problems you may encounter!

      If you want a good trustworthy agency in Paris, google VINGT Paris agency. They propose fully furnished apartments portfolio with a choice of concierge service. They will take care of everything you might need!

      And do not go to any scams!

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      valeria 6 years ago

      I'm looking for an apartament in Bruxelles and I found this announce on eu-rental.com. The title was: ' A superb 1 bedroomed flat '.

      It was too perfect but I sent an e-mail. This was the reply:

      Hello,

      I realy appreciate you have interest in my flat, the flat located at the city center of Brussels (18 Rue des Chandeliers, 1000, Brussels ) is very close to amenities like,restaurant, medical center and university......the flat is fully equipped with modern facilities. wireless internet service, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and air conditioner.

      The flat comprises living room,bedroom,kitchen, dinning room,bathroom and toilet...the rent is 400 Euro monthly including all bills and the refundable security deposit is 500 Euro.

      I have been here in the United Kingdom for past 3weeks with my family due to transfer at place of work and we will be here for 20 months. So, i am renting my apartment for maximum of 18 months and minimum of 1 month.

      As regards viewing, I'll suggest you visit the apartment and view the exterior for the time being. I already gave you the address, I have been disturbed a lot by prospective tenants such that I came all the way from United Kingdom and waste my time, some doesn't have the cash for the rent but I wouldn't like to go through such stress anymore. Please, kindly get back to me and let me know your decisions after viewing but I'm very sure, you will never regret this apartment and if you plan to make reservation of the flat let me know.

      Please find the attached file

      Regards.

      here is the name and the e-mail of this scammer:Khalie Whadri (khalle97@hotmail.com)

      The mail was too strange, too long.. I check the name and mail on google so I found out I tried to scam me!!

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      ravin 6 years ago

      Beware of Krishna Damudar Beeram of 1407 W151 street compton, CA. He is corrupted guy runs junk house and steal your money. Never trust him.

      Ravin

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      Sabina Popa 6 years ago

      Scammer : Brown Duane [b.duane1@hotmail.com], HTTP mail Origin IP from Nigeria: X-Originating-IP: [41.155.57.35]

      http://paris.fr.craigslist.fr/vac/2609553491.html

      posted with 50euro/night while the real price is 300 euro/night: http://www.vrbo.com/19351#rates

      He is asking for Wetern Union or MoneyGram transfers to secure the booking.

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      Mia 6 years ago

      And... another...

      Winners Kings

      w.kings14@yahoo.com

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      Mia 6 years ago

      Hi,

      I am currently looking for a room/flat in Brussels and I've been interested in one ad. However, I was a bit suspicious because according to my friend "it's too good to be truth" and she's living in Brussels for several years already.

      Interesting points - the first letter looks like it was copied from somewhere. The space among words are not typical when people are writing an email.

      - the pictures of the flat were amazing; however, I am sure I have seen the same pictures several months earlier on the same web site..and I am sure it's not the same ad...I have kind of a photographic memory.

      - the price is very low for that location

      - yes, he wants me to send the money via "money gram"

      - after my investigation I found his phone number in 419 Scam / Fake Lottery – 2011-09 Scam Phone Numbers - +447024054819

      The mail # 1:

      Thanks for getting in touch i am professional never married my room is

      still available for rent. My apartment is 2 Bedrooms separate

      entrance,

      bathroom and toilet apartment. storage, fridge,stove + laundry hookup.

      Parking included. Central, quiet, located in Central , shopping and

      restaurants.But am only renting out 1 bedroom among the two bedrooms

      The second bedroom is for my private use when am back in 5 months time

      Why am renting out the second room is because i really need someone

      that can

      be taking good care of the whole apartment the money involved is not

      the issue

      but your absolute maintenance of the whole apartment when your keys

      to the apartment

      i was transfered to united kingdom 2 weeks ago to work with my company

      headquarter

      Swift oil and gas company in London,United Kingdom I will be here

      for 5 months . I just need

      someone (Students or Anybody working in a reputable organization to

      rent the second room) with an open heart,love and clean to occupy

      the

      apartment and put all my worries off concerning the maintenance of the

      apartment as in whole,Am not saying am renting it out for just

      5 months both short term and long term

      are welcome but i prefer long term

      I left behind some Facilities and electronics the apartment is fully

      furnished

      utilities are included in the month rent you don't need to pay bills

      again.

      air conditioning,alarm system. The kitchen is fully equipped with all

      necessary cooking utensils, a refrigerator-freezer, four-hob and oven,

      microwave,dishwasher and washing machine, Computer Connected with

      Internet Access right in the room am renting out.

      The keys to the Apartment are right here with me in London, and

      the lease document. Which i will send to you after all necessary

      agreement has be accepted. Also i will like you to know that the rent

      charges is not really the issue, but your absolute maintenance of my

      apartment, because it took me a lot time and money to get all the

      utilities and

      furniture that is the why i came here with the keys more so

      i want direct contact from me the landlord and anyone who is renting

      the room from me everything has to be legitimate for

      me to put my worries off till i come back and stay together with you

      i don't want a situation where by another person will be using

      my apartment for something else is not mean to be abuse i inherited

      the apartment

      from my late father 3 years ago and i a really care a lot about the

      property

      And i dont plan to abuse such a great apartment all because of i have

      to work in

      another country i use the apartment to remember my late father.

      hope yo understand how i feel about the apartment.

      I will send you the full address for you to go by and see the place

      if you really

      understand this first e-mail and ready to make a promise that you are

      no going to be

      abuse my place after renting from me and more so i will like to know

      little about you.

      I can send you my working ID or scan copy of my ID

      for security purpose and i will need yours also.

      Terms:

      Lease Terms: 2 months minimum stay

      long term also accepted

      pets allowed

      couples accepted.

      Hope you are the kind i have been searching as a tenant.

      Monthly rent:350 euro including utilities

      Security deposit 300 euro which will be refunded after the end of

      your stay in my room at no damages.

      You can reach me on my phone number if you have anything to ask about

      my apartment.

      +447024054819

      Thanks.

      eymann christopher

      robertychrist1@gmail.com

      Mail # 2:

      Thanks for the understanding message i really appreciate that there is no problem renting the place to you all i want in my place s perfect maintenance of my utilities when you get the keys the minimum of first month rent and deposit must be paid as an upfront payment before your arrival that shows the commitment that you are really the serious type and the room would be reserved for you till your move in date below information are needed to proceed with you then i will tell you how to make the payment via money gram to me here in London see the attach for the pictures and below for the address for you to google map 14 Rue Auguste Orts, 1000, Brussels, Belgium.

      FULL NAME

      FULL CURRENT ADDRESS

      AGE

      STATUS

      PROFESSION

      PHONE NUMBER

      DATE OF MOVE IN

      DATE OF EXIT

      HOW MANY MONTHS CONTRACTS ARE YOU SIGNING.

      TWO DIFFERENT PICS OF YOURS OR SCAN COPY OF YOUR ID I WILL SEND MINE

      TOO FOR SECURITY PURPOSE.

      Mail # 3:

      Thanks for the details provided i want you to be rest assure everything is fine am not that kind of a person am a man of God and my word is my honor i have my name to protect there is no other way you can see the interior of the room because the keys are right here with me in London you can only see the outside of the building you have nothing to worry about because you will definitely get your keys i would have prefer to send the keys to your current address then you go with the keys to my place i will get back to you with the lease soon together with the payment details once the payment is confirmed you should be getting your keys by 21 of September in Slovakia.Hope to have you as my tenant soon.

      Thanks.

      Well... Is my suspicion rightful?

      I received another email from

      Khalie Whadri khalle97@hotmail.com

      and it's pretty the same thing like the previous one...

      Regards,

      Mia

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      galatea 6 years ago

      apparently Jule Oremus even has a linkedin "profile"... poorly built

      http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/julie-oremus/28/8a9/179

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      Jonas 6 years ago

      Beware of:

      Julie Oremus

      julieore15@yahoo.com

      8, rue Champollion , 75005 Paris

      she claims to look after her fathers properties in paris after his death 2 years ago. she lives in a flat she likes to share with you, but to preserve the room for you you have to transfer the deposit to the family lawyer (!). later shes asking for another 2 month rent (1000€) to pay off the other interested tenant who was chosen by the family lawyer but she disagrees with him..

      good story?! :O

      Take care.

      J

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      gigiromano@aol.com 6 years ago

      I'm negotiating with a Julie Oremus about a room rental at 8, rue Champollion , 75005 Paris. I decided to google the address to watch for any scams. Indeed, the address does have a few scam warnings and her latest email to me is exactly the same as a fraudulent one on this site, several comments up. Funny thing is, Jullie herself posted a scathing report of a scammer in Amsterdam. Which would make her a very clever girl. Has anyone had experience with this young woman and/or this address? Thanks - Gita

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      sarah (real) 6 years ago

      Watch out for scammers adopting others' identities. A scammer with email address pene_pine@yahoo.com is advertising an apartment in Paris (116 Rue Notre Dame des Champs, 75006, Paris, France)on Craiglist claiming to be a London professional (me). Another scammer email address to add to the list.

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      Marc 6 years ago

      We avoid a scam, thanks to you!

      jamesrentals@live.com really is a thief.

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      Student in Sweden 6 years ago

      Here are the Swedish Scammers !

      They offer you a nice room ?Flat nearby the universities.

      (tips, check their IP ! So funny !!!!)

      alessandra_maria_vannini@hotmail.com

      Ramona kan kan.ramona@gmail.com

      ire wunmi irewunmi@gmail.com guy naming himself Stefan

      Ariful Basher [swedbasher@gmail.com]

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      phil 6 years ago

      Same from Craig's List Honolulu

      Same scam in Honolulu on Craigs List from Chris Jensen – chris.jensen62@yahoo.com. Googled and he had apt for rent in Binghamton NY too. This guy had to go to W, Africa because he ” bid for a portion of petroleum land sometimes ago in West Africa” had same certicate of ownership – but had different owner and seller names. The signatures didn’t match but are the same as on original posters certificate; I’ve been stringing this scumbag along for about 3 wkswhile he’s tring to push me to send $800 via Western Union.

      Here’s his contact info where he wants me to send the money

      Hi,

      I will want you to make the deposit payment to the information below. immediately the payment is confirmed i will get back to you with the TRAKING NUMBER# ok and i want you to know the keys and other document will be send to the address you provided.Am also trusting you that is why i am willing to give you my house to you.

      *** Payment Informations ***

      Reciever’s First Name:Chris Abayomi

      Address: # 445 kings DRIVE, Lagos-Nigeria 23401.

      Text Question :Who Created Us?

      Answer :God

      Amount:$700

      Payment method is through Western Union and as soon as you send the payment from any western union Glocey store you would be given some informations,You would have to get back to me with:

      Here’s his phone #

      Thanks and you can call me as soon as the payment is sent.here is my contact number +2348029761268 or 0112348029761268.

      At first I was pissed now I’m having fun jerking him around and he thinks he’s getting so close to getting my money.Every email he’s more anxious for me to

      Hey,

      You dont need my passport before you send me the deposit by Western Union,okay?i want you to know you have wasted alot time in gettting back to me regarding the house as i already told that other tenant also needs this place aswell but you are the only person my family want to rent the house to so you should go to any Western Union Glocery Store and send the deposit so that the keys and document can move,i also want you to know i really want to talk to you on phone,as i already sent you my number so you could call me but you did not call me.i have attached a proof of my certificate of ownership.

      Here’s a sample of the BS ‘m sending him back-

      We pray with you that you win the bidding on the petroleum land again. I can tell you are a good person and you deserve to have success. Yes I want to move into your house and promise we will take very good care of it. It will be even more clean when you return than it is now.You are very kind. Thank you again for helping us.

      I’m sorry but am kind of new new at computers and E mails and the craig List. It’s kind of confusing internetting to me but you have been good to me anD I want to do it right for you. We will take very good care of your beautiful house so please excuse me for not knowing how this works. Please be understanding and thank you so much for trusting someone you havnt met. i hope you can be patient because I am not good at computers yet. I dont know waht hapened but i think I erazed some of your leter.

      …………

      I think it’s important to expose these scum

      Here's a link to my ongoing correspondence with a scumbag chris.jensen62@yahoo.com

      http://parishousingscamwatch.wordpress.com/2008/06...

      This A Hole thinks I;m sending him $1500 USD on Fri

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      phil 6 years ago

      Same from Craig's List Honolulu

      Same scam in Honolulu on Craigs List from Chris Jensen – chris.jensen62@yahoo.com. Googled and he had apt for rent in Binghamton NY too. This guy had to go to W, Africa because he ” bid for a portion of petroleum land sometimes ago in West Africa” had same certicate of ownership – but had different owner and seller names. The signatures didn’t match but are the same as on original posters certificate; I’ve been stringing this scumbag along for about 3 wkswhile he’s tring to push me to send $800 via Western Union.

      Here’s his contact info where he wants me to send the money

      Hi,

      I will want you to make the deposit payment to the information below. immediately the payment is confirmed i will get back to you with the TRAKING NUMBER# ok and i want you to know the keys and other document will be send to the address you provided.Am also trusting you that is why i am willing to give you my house to you.

      *** Payment Informations ***

      Reciever’s First Name:Chris Abayomi

      Address: # 445 kings DRIVE, Lagos-Nigeria 23401.

      Text Question :Who Created Us?

      Answer :God

      Amount:$700

      Payment method is through Western Union and as soon as you send the payment from any western union Glocey store you would be given some informations,You would have to get back to me with:

      Here’s his phone #

      Thanks and you can call me as soon as the payment is sent.here is my contact number +2348029761268 or 0112348029761268.

      At first I was pissed now I’m having fun jerking him around and he thinks he’s getting so close to getting my money.Every email he’s more anxious for me to

      Hey,

      You dont need my passport before you send me the deposit by Western Union,okay?i want you to know you have wasted alot time in gettting back to me regarding the house as i already told that other tenant also needs this place aswell but you are the only person my family want to rent the house to so you should go to any Western Union Glocery Store and send the deposit so that the keys and document can move,i also want you to know i really want to talk to you on phone,as i already sent you my number so you could call me but you did not call me.i have attached a proof of my certificate of ownership.

      Here’s a sample of the BS ‘m sending him back-

      We pray with you that you win the bidding on the petroleum land again. I can tell you are a good person and you deserve to have success. Yes I want to move into your house and promise we will take very good care of it. It will be even more clean when you return than it is now.You are very kind. Thank you again for helping us.

      I’m sorry but am kind of new new at computers and E mails and the craig List. It’s kind of confusing internetting to me but you have been good to me anD I want to do it right for you. We will take very good care of your beautiful house so please excuse me for not knowing how this works. Please be understanding and thank you so much for trusting someone you havnt met. i hope you can be patient because I am not good at computers yet. I dont know waht hapened but i think I erazed some of your leter.

      …………

      I think it’s important to expose these scum

      Here's a link to my ongoing correspondence with a scumbag chris.jensen62@yahoo.com

      http://parishousingscamwatch.wordpress.com/2008/06...

      This A Hole thinks I;m sending him $1500 USD on Fri

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      Maria jimenez 6 years ago

      jamesrentals@live.com

      RECEIVER`S NAME: MERRIT OGIKU ( ACCOUNTANT )

      RECEIVER`S ADDRESS: 46 Rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris, France

      Not Shared, Private Full Apartment.

      Property Type:

      * apartment

      Exact Address:

      * 6 Rue Bretonvilliers, 75004 Paris, France

      Nearest Metro Station:

      * Sully Morland (line 7): 2 minutes walking distance.

      Building Level:

      * 2nd floor with elevator

      Accommodation Type:

      * self-catering

      Floor Area:

      * (645 sq.ft.)

      General:

      * towels provided

      * air-conditioning

      * central heating

      * telephone

      * linens provided

      * Washing Machine and Dryer

      Kitchen:

      * oven

      * stove top burners

      * dish washer

      * freezer

      * microwave

      * refrigerator

      * washing machine

      * Utensils and all whats needed in a modern Kitchen.

      Outside:

      * Balcony

      Bathrooms:

      * 1 Bathroom

      * Bathroom 1 - Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet

      Bedrooms:

      * 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2-3

      * Bedroom 1 - 1 Queen

      Convertible Bed - 1 Sleep Sofa /Futon

      The elegant bedroom has a very comfortable queen size double bed and plenty of closet space. It is very quiet as it also overlooks the private gardens.

      Entertainment:

      * stereo system

      * radio

      * satellite or cable

      * Flat screen TV (Both in Living room and Bedroom)

      * CD

      * single home theater system

      Internet Access:

      * wireless broadband

      * broadband access

      Suitability:

      * children welcome

      * pets not allowed

      * non smoking only

      Local Activities:

      * Walking

      Nearby Attraction / Facility:

      * restaurants

      * bars

      Other Activities:

      * Shopping/Sightseeing

      The remaining 50% of the rent will be paid when you arrive to the Apartment and also the security deposit will be refunded in cash when leaving the apartment..

      My method of payment is via Western Union, Money Gram...

      Get back to me asap if you`d love to Book.... So I can send you the Booking Agreement form, and how to make the Payment to secure this Wonderful Apartment for your dates before someone else does....

      More Photos attached and I`m providing you a Contact info of my past Tenants from UK, and Italy....

      1)Mrs Cynthia Smith from U.K stayed with his Family for 5nights.

      Cynthia.smith1965@yahoo.co.uk

      2)Mr Daniel Ross from ITALY, stayed 3nights...

      dvrossdv@aol.com

      DECIDE AND GET BACK TO ME ASAP..

      Regards

      James.

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      Burcu 6 years ago

      I can't believe how elaborate the scams can get!

      "On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 12:10 AM, Hally Moore wrote:

      Hi Hari,

      Thanks for your email and interest,i just arrived in Essex, England to start my new job, i wont be back any time soon but i still intend renting my place out because i want my home to be kept alive in my absence.

      About the place, it is a three bedroom pet friendly house plus a study room with furnished

      living areas, in-door laundry and a nice back yard area. It is located at 43 Boronia Street, Kensington, NSW 2033

      ,not far from public transport,Shopping complex and train station.

      About me, I am an Australian professional statistician working for a reputable organization. I don't smoke or take alcohols but i don't mind people taking that around me. I really need someone to rent the place asap because my job doesn't really give me time to stay around that much. I am not in the country currently but i can ask for a one week leave from work if i get a serious tenant interested in my home as i am with the keys here in the U.K and handing over the keys to you on your move in will be the only reason i will be returning home just for a few days.I couldn't afford to leave the keys to my place behind knowing that i will be away on duty for a while.

      I attached pictures of both outside and indoors because the place is locked for now and you can go view the place from outside to see if the place will suit your taste.I wanted to sell the house before since i will be away for a while but later changed my mind renting it out just to keep the place alive. The rental fee is originally $100 weekly for each room that is $300 for the whole place but i can consider a price reduction if you are willing to rent the whole place depending on how long you want to stay because i will not be coming home for some time if you will promise keeping my place clean, all bills are included in the rental fee and down payment for a month is also acceptable and a bond which is refundable as fee for damages.The way i want to rent out my place is more like a house sitting rental process, hope this is understood. Feel free to call on me and my husband in the U.K +447024029855 for more details.Hope to hear from you soon, have a wonderful day.

      Thanks,

      Hally&Steven"

      Aaand it continues:

      "Hi Hari& Burcu,

      Thanks for your email and interest. I really appreciate the fact that you are still interested in renting my place. I can rent the place to you furnished or unfurnished, depending on what you want and also long term lease will be favorable since i won't be coming soon you will definitely be informed 2month before our arrival .All bills like phone, internet, water and Electricity are included in the rental fee so you have nothing to worry about,i want to let you know that we do not intend making so much money on our home or inconveniencing you we only want our place to be kept nice and clean.I just want to let you know that we wont be staying at the house, you will have the place to yourself as long as it is kept nice and neat .Feel free to get back to me after inspecting the place so we can proceed with other move in procedures on time. I promise to bring the keys back to welcome you in on the day of your move in and this is my word.

      To rent our home, you will have to fill and complete the attached agreement form which should be carefully filled and signed.Kindly note that 2 weeks rental deposit of $600 is required to secure the place and a refundable bond deposit of $1200 is also required as fee for damages. The rental fee and refundable bond deposit should be made to my cousin's bank account currently living in Canberra who will also be handling all your rental documents so feel free to contact her on realestatesolicitors@representative.com for further inquires I will be glad if all move in procedures are done in Australia so your documents and payment can have insurance once payment is made into my cousin's account. This will enable me hold the place for you as there are a lot of people interested in my place. I also need to be sure you are really interested and ready to move in.Your rental deposit will enable us hold the place for you as there are a lot of people interested in our place and it will also give us an assurance of how serious you are about renting our place because we have had a lot of time wasting rental requests which have amounted to nothing and i promise to arrive with the keys to open the place for you after all rental procedures are concluded, my word is my bond.

      Finally, i have informed my cousin about your intentions of renting our place so kindly make sure the completed agreement form is submitted to her asap for quick processing of your lease document for move in.Kindly also note that as soon as payment is confirmed, you will be issued a receipt to show confirmation of payment along with your move in document.I attached my picture and i will appreciate your picture or a proof of identity so i will be sure of who i am dealing with.Have a wonderful day and cant wait to welcome you into the house and i am sure you will love the warm reception.

      Thanks,

      Hally & Steven"

      The last mail:

      "Hi Hari&Burcu,

      How are you today and hope everything is fine with you over there.I have not heard from you concerning your intentions about renting my home as well as move in.Kindly get back to me and my cousin asap if you are still interested in renting my place so i can know how to go about your rental procedure and move in that will determine my arrival.I have approved your move in and held the place for you by telling other interested candidates that my place is taken due to your sincerity so i will appreciate it if you stand by your words regarding renting my place.I await your urgent response, have a nice day and cant wait to hear from you.

      Best Regards

      Hally&Steven"

      We informed the police but I don't think they'll do anything.

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      Joe 6 years ago

      Can't believe this, so this is fake? I saw the same phone number on this website a couple of times. I am glad I was using google, and sad now because I thought I found an appartement.

      Regards,

      Joe

      Hello

      Thanks for the mail.My Apartment is still very much available for rent,Here are some important information about my Apartment.My Apartment is Located at Rijnstraat 216-H 1079 HT Amsterdam Netherland and it just about 1.2km distance to its metro station.

      My Apartment spacious is about 65sqm and a room is about 30sqm, restaurant and public transport all around and it's 2mins walking distance to the supermarket, so it's located in a very nice and safe area in Amsterdam.

      The price is 500EUR per month including all the bills plus 500EUR security deposit which is refundable while parking out without any lost or damage of my property.

      My apartment is well furnished and well decorated with alot of facility such as:: Wireless internet facilities, Phone, TV,Microwave, Dish washer, washing machine, Dryer, Refrigerator, Bathroom, Toilet, Bedroom, kitchen, Parking space in the building.utility room and the bills is included in the rent amount and also you will be using all the facility alone without sharing with anybody . its available for long term and short term basis and also you can Register with my Address.

      Attach are some pictures of how my Apartment looks like.That is the information you need to know about my Apartment.If you are interested in renting my Apartment Kindly get back to me so that i can tell you on how to get it reserved and also if you will like to talk to me on phone here is my Phone number..+447045743701.You can call me anytime for further details.

      Best Regards

      Adrian

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      Airi 6 years ago

      I want to cry... if only i had checked your site sooner but i've just sent my money via western union to my presume host... which i am supposed to see in 5days but i guess there's no need to go to Paris anymore as i'll be left without any accomodation?

      i thought craigslist was relievable! i used it once and it worked all fine but this time... do you think this person is also a scammer?

      it looked too good to be true and everything was asked only by western union T_T

      But as the craigslist ad was linked to an "official" site, I thought it looked kind of serious: http://www.bellairholidayflats.com/Paris.html

      And what does this mean? I sent the payment to this address but I couldn't understand the meaning? Where is that?!

      NOM: OLAVI PASI

      35 MALPAS ROUTE

      HACKNEY E8 1NA

      Please, an advice?

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      MUC 6 years ago

      I'm pretty sure this is another scam concerning Munich / Germany (sorry, no IP available).

      Hello,

      If we decide to proceed with this transaction, I will have to contact DHL and provide them all the necessary information, so they can start the process right away. I will need your full name and address for that. You will receive a notification from DHL shortly after that, together with all the instructions to follow and the invoice as well.

      Regarding the payment, you will be instructed to deposit the money ( 365 EUR the rent for a month + 365 EUR SECURITY DEPOSIT) to an DHL agent. They will hold and insure your money until you check the apartment and decide if you want take it or not. That is how their buyer protection policy works. As far as my concerns, I will be glad to know that DHL has the possession of the money during the delivery period. That is my insurance.

      As soon as the funds have been deposited into their agent name, they will immediately start the shipping process.

      The keys and rental contract will be delivered at your address in no more than 3 working days. You will be given a one day inspection period from the day you receive the keys and contract at home. If you decide to hold the apartment, then you will have to authorize DHL to release the funds to me, and the transaction will be completed. If you will not be satisfied with the apartment, you will be able to send the keys and contract back through the same service and ask DHL to return the funds to you.

      Through I am sure you will love the apartment, it is good to know that you do have this second option available. If you wish to proceed with renting the apartment, please provide me your full name and address so I can initiate the deal through DHL right away.

      I am looking forward to hearing from you.

      Regards, Daren

      BTW: there's a FTC consumer alert at

      http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/al...

      as well as several alterts on Western Union, DHL, Craig's List and other sites!

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      MUC 6 years ago

      I'm pretty sure this is another scam concerning Munich / Germany (sorry, no IP available).

      Hello,

      If we decide to proceed with this transaction, I will have to contact DHL and provide them all the necessary information, so they can start the process right away. I will need your full name and address for that. You will receive a notification from DHL shortly after that, together with all the instructions to follow and the invoice as well.

      Regarding the payment, you will be instructed to deposit the money ( 365 EUR the rent for a month + 365 EUR SECURITY DEPOSIT) to an DHL agent. They will hold and insure your money until you check the apartment and decide if you want take it or not. That is how their buyer protection policy works. As far as my concerns, I will be glad to know that DHL has the possession of the money during the delivery period. That is my insurance.

      As soon as the funds have been deposited into their agent name, they will immediately start the shipping process.

      The keys and rental contract will be delivered at your address in no more than 3 working days. You will be given a one day inspection period from the day you receive the keys and contract at home. If you decide to hold the apartment, then you will have to authorize DHL to release the funds to me, and the transaction will be completed. If you will not be satisfied with the apartment, you will be able to send the keys and contract back through the same service and ask DHL to return the funds to you.

      Through I am sure you will love the apartment, it is good to know that you do have this second option available. If you wish to proceed with renting the apartment, please provide me your full name and address so I can initiate the deal through DHL right away.

      I am looking forward to hearing from you.

      Regards, Daren

      BTW: there's a FTC consumer alert at

      http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/al...

      as well as several alterts on Western Union, DHL, Craig's List and other sites!

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      Marina Yaloyan 6 years ago

      Thank you guys! This is so nice of you to have these comments posted! I almost believed it, but thanks god I found your message. Thank you so much!!!!!

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      Marina Yaloyan 6 years ago

      Thank you guys! This is so nice of you to have these comments posted! I almost believed it, but thanks god I found your message. Thank you so much!!!!!

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      Esteban 6 years ago

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      Esteban 6 years ago

      I'm almost sure that i'm beign scammed by someone who wants to rent me an apartment in sweden through a "yahoo estate agent" which use a free hosting url. These are the pictures of the "supposed" apartment in malmö. I saw them for another department for stockholm but I can not find them right now, maybe someone can help.

      Thanx,

      Esteban

      http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/9862/apt780901....

      http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/196/apt780902.p...

      http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/4624/apt780903.pn...

      http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/3598/apt780904....

      http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/7586/apt780905....

      http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/2221/apt780906....

      http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/7291/apt780907....

      http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/8380/apt780908....

      http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/7905/apt780909....

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      tenderoni 6 years ago

      I just found out 2 other scammers, they even used the same pictures of the flat:

      natelie bateman

      ewen candlin

      beware!

      btw did anyone find a flat in paris that is not scam????

      As you can imagine, I'm looking for something!

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      concerned landlord 6 years ago

      If the people who posted a warning about Fanny Houdre are still reading this, can you please tell me what the issue was? I have someone by that name potentially interested in my apartment.

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      Steve Morgan 6 years ago

      Sounds very nice :)

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      kity 6 years ago

      90.217.74.163.

      Thanks for your interest in our advert, Am Mrs Morgan,me and my husband to be co-own the flat and we used to stay in the property but right now,we are currently in Wales due to a contract we have there but we can come up to the London for you to view anytime you want.

      Our flat is two bedroom apartment well furnished but presently there is nobody living in the property and do you want to rent the whole flat? here is little details about the flat before we proceed.

      Find below details:

      Address: Mildmay Grove North Islington London N1 4PL

      Description:Recently refurbished to a high standard, this superb two bedroom second floor flat provides attractive features such as dark hard wood floors.

      The property comprises stunning reception room which is bathed in abundance of natural light, modern open-plan kitchen, bedroom with fitted cupboard and contemporary bathroom and reserved parking space.

      Mildmay Grove North is a quiet residential address which benefits from close proximity to a superb range of shops and amenities with an even more comprehensive range of bars and restaurants close by to the south on Upper

      Street.for further info the location can be seen on google maps(MIildmay Grove)

      Rent pw: £130.00

      Rent pcm:£520.00(All bills are inclusive expect the car parking space)

      Minimum Stay: 1 Month(s)

      Maximum stay:1 yr with the option of extending the contract after 12 months

      Moving in date: the room is currently available but I'm flexible with moving in date.

      Refundable security and damage deposit:£1000(refundable after 4weeks of stay in the flat)

      sq ft: 710

      66 sq m

      Room Sizes

      Reception room: 20'9 x 14'9 (6.3 x 4.5m)

      Bedroom: 14'10 x 9'1 ( 4.5 x 2.8m)

      Kitchen: 8'10 x 7'5 ( 2.7 x 2.3m)

      Garden: 41' x 24' (12.5 x 7.3m)

      scam

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      6 years ago

      Glad I Googled phone number. Watch out for Kelly young:

      Hello

        

        Thanks for the mail.My Apartment is still very much available for rent,Here are some important information about my Apartment.My Apartment is Located at Neptunusstraat 21,2586 's-Gravenhage, The Netherlands and it just about 1.2km distance to its metro station.

      My Apartment spacious is about 65sqm and a room is about 30sqm, restaurant and public transport all around and it's 2mins walking distance to the supermarket, so it's located in a very nice and safe area in The Hague.

      The price is 400EUR per month including all the bills plus 500EUR security deposit which is refundable while parking out without any lost or damage of my property.

      My apartment is well furnished and well decorated with alot of facility such as:: Wireless internet facilities, Phone, TV,Microwave, Dish washer, washing machine, Dryer, Refrigerator, Bathroom, Toilet, Bedroom, kitchen, Parking space in the building.utility room and the bills is included in the rent amount and also you will be using all the facility alone without sharing with anybody . its available for long term and short term basis and also you can Register with my Address.

       Attach are some pictures of how my Apartment looks like.That is the information you need to know about my Apartment.If you are interested in renting my Apartment Kindly get back to me so that i can tell you on how to get it reserved and also if you will like to talk to me on phone here is my Phone number..+447045743701.You can call me anytime for further details.

      Best Regards

      Kelly

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      qwerty 6 years ago

      jeff.martt@yahoo.com

      advertising a flat in Stockholm is a SCAM

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      Richard Hicks 6 years ago

      Hey there guys, we have just dealt with this!

      I went through a large extensive search to figure out how this scam works and was able to contact freehostia.org and have their newest site ring taken down. PLEASE post any new sites they use for scamming and I will do my best to shoot it down.

      Phishing tactics like they use are easy to spot!

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      Rachel 6 years ago

      I just almost got scammed by Ryan Dawson as well! he emailed be the exact same thing word for word that Clare got. Luckily my boyfriend researched into it since it was way to good to be true.

      We flagged everything and sent reports about the sites he fabricated

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      Zeljana 6 years ago

      Same s**t happens in Brussels. I have just received e-mail from Samirkumar Patel from lauradave2@gmail.com with number of phone +447045743701. He's the second one this week who had sent me an e-mail with bunch of info, cheap price, great pictures... but he is "currently in Britain so we can arrange paying and details over the phone". No we can not! I would rather be living in hostel than renting an apartment I haven't seen live. People be smart, and best luck to you all!

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      Clare 6 years ago

      Just got sent two different apartments in Sydney too good to be true, thank god I found this site, how do I protect my email address from being used? This is his email address: ryandawson19@hotmail.com

      Hi Clare,

      Thanks for your interest. The rent is $250 for the whole apartment. Now I'm in London, UK with my job, so you will sit alone in the apartment. I will stay here for 3 years, so this is the reason why I want to rent the apartment. I'm the owner of the apt and it looks exactly like in the pictures (http://s1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb409/dawson19... The rent for 1 month is $1000 including all utilities (water, electricity,gas,internet,cable, parking) and the minimum contract is for 3 months. You can move in the apt in the same day you receive the keys. I must inform you that the keys from my apartment are with me and I hope that we will find a way to make this happen.

      Also, please tell me something about you...

      Regards,

      Ryan Dawson

      Hi Clare,

      Yes, this is a 2 bedrooms apartment and you will have one security parking. The first deposit is $2500 (1 month rent + $1500 bond). Obviously we need a way to complete this deal that will allow us to make sure we receive what we want. I have found a way for us to complete the deal safe and fast, and in this way you will receive the keys in less than 2 days, if you move fast as well. The solution is provided by a company called Cargo Worldwide which is similar to Fedex, DHL or UPS.

      I have found a procedure that will allow us to make a fast and safe deal and through this way you will see it and decide if you will stay in the apt or not before I receive my payment. Please click on the link bellow to the Cargo Worldwide website to see how we can complete the deal safely and fast directly from the website of the company where the procedure is explained: www.cargo-worldwide.tk

      Let me know if you are interested please because I really need to take care of this matter by the end of the next week.

      Regards,

      Ryan Dawson

      Hi Clare,

      I will pay for a 2 days delivery so you will receive the keys and the contract signed by me right away. I will explain you step by step how this will work:

      1) First you will have to send me your full name and address. I will need them for the shipping.

      2) I will go to the Cargo Worldwide store and leave the keys and the contract onto your name as the intended receiver.

      3) Cargo Worldwide will check the envelope to see if everything is OK with it and also the legal papers that will come along with the keys.

      4) Cargo Worldwide will send you a delivery notification to let you know they have the keys and the papers in their custody.

      5) At this point you will have to go to a Western Union Agent Location and make a money deposit on the Cargo Worldwide payment agent name for the amount we agreed (first month + $1500 Bond) .

      6) After you make the deposit you will have to send the info about the money deposit to Cargo Worldwide (MTCN, sender's name and address).

      7) Cargo Worldwide will verify the payment informations and if everything is in order they will deliver the keys and the contract to you.

      8) After you receive the package , you will go and check the apt and in 2 days you must contact them and tell them if you keep the apt or not. If all is okay, you will instruct Cargo Worldwide to send me the informations about the money deposit and I will be able to receive the funds . If you don`t like the apt they will return your money and you will send them the keys and the contract.

      I will pay Cargo Worldwide for the shipping and you will pay Western Union for the Money Transfer fee .

      Let me know if we can do this.

      Regards,

      Ryan Dawson

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      Olga 6 years ago

      Hi all,

      Watch out for this name as well: "Sara hartkins" . The deal looked too good to be true, so I figured it might be. The said they are in Nigeria now due to husband's work transfer and that got me thinking. She mentioned the deposit as well. I googled all that information, and got a bunch of apartment scam sites and warning signs, I was shocked to learn there are apartment scams.

      Now, I got one (my hubby and I are looking for an apartment) with the guy, the owner and his wife, being in another state. Saw the pictures of the apartment, they look gorgeous and for the price, looks too good to be true, so I won't even proceed with finding out more, it already looks fishy. Name of the guy is "Michael Lund" . Don't know if it's a fraud, but looks suspicious. Be careful all!