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A reader emailed me that a person tried to scam him. The reader had offered a room for rent. Someone emailed him, stating to come from the UK.

I don't know the exact offer, but scammers on Craigs List work like this:

  1. You want to rent the room for $500/month
  2. They offer to pay $1200 (first + last month, plus $200 overpayment)
  3. You will get the $1200 per Fedex or UPS, as a cashier's check or money order
  4. Then they ask you to send the $200 to a friend whom they owe the money. You are supposed to send the money to that friend with Western Union or Moneygram
  5. You use your own $200 for this
  6. Your $1200 check bounces (it was FAKE!)


You just lost $200.
And your bank is angry at you for depositing a fake check.
The smallest problem would be a $30 fine for depositing a "bounced" check. Worst scenario: you get arrested for this.

There is a slim chance that the person is real, but if he offered to send money upfront, I bet it's a scammer.


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2011-11-24, 10:43:45
anonymous from United States  
This a Room Renting Scam, they want to rent a room off me here is their emails, they're nigerian scammers and their email is joneslinda192@gmail.com + blair.simpson13@yahoo.com

1st email to me wanting to rent a room from me I had posted on craigslist.......Is this room still available ?

2nd email to me about the room..........Hello,
Thanks very much for e-mailing me back,i really appreciate it, am also sorry for getting back to you late.. I am Blair Simpson by name and live in Seattle, WA. I would have been kind of happy if we can meet,before making any plans,but am very busy and i have a lot of things to do right now.. I will really appreciate it if you can tell me more about the place and tell me little about you,because my uncle is presently very sick,and i have to travel to Finland to see him,but i want to secure the place down before going..He was involved in a car crash with his new car some weeks back and now ill seriously , I need to check on him and take good care of him.
I am is Seattle for now.The address is below:

4701 Sandpoint Way NE Seattle, WA 98105
I am moving cause of my job, am a medical Humanitarian nurse for united Nations,I work for CHRMC Children's Hospital in Seattle but will be working in a local clinic over there , More about me,am a neat type of person,honest,humble and responsible. I like honest,responsible,and hardworking people while i hate the lazy,messy and uncaring people....well,am a quiet and gentle going person to live with....I am 26 yrs old, 5.4 in height,i like tourism,and i don't keep late at nights,neither i will have overnight guest around,but am ok if you do..
I was born and brought up in Finland,i studied there,i had my university education right there while staying with my uncle.. I lived all my life in Finland before coming down to Seattle, WA have been living with my uncle from age 13 ...Then i was member of the Red Cross Association,it really sounds interesting for me...
Am sure You 'll really like the person that i am ,because i will also do the dishing if you like,I work when i am to and relax when i am to,I also like sharing my thoughts also....paying rent on time will not be a problem as i will also be making the rent fee before the month ends....
I do not have any pet, i really like dog and cat but have none of it now, so there is no problem about that.
I must confess am comfortable with the price and I will want to secure the place down before my arrival so i will want you to tell me all about the place,as i can't see it before my arrival but the pictures...I also will want you to know that i have my car that i will be coming over with,and little of my furniture,please let me know if there will be room for them..
With all that i ve said above,I have told you more about me and more picture of mine will be attach in the next email,Let me also know how i can go about securing the place down before my arrival as i will also be busy from next week and let me know if you can take off the ad off the site as i am going to secure the place with a deposit
Feel free to ask me any question and as i ve said,i am looking to move in by the availability of the place,but want to secured it now
Thanks.

Here is my reply..... HEY instead of us going through all your lies and deceit how about you just tell me how much money you want to try and scam out of me/steal and I'll just write you a check out and send it and you go ahead and go wait by your mailbox until it gets there, maybe you should take a lunch it may be a million years till it arrives.
2012-03-27, 11:42:57
anonymous from United States  
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I put up an ad for an available room and immediately received three emails showing interest. I realized it was a scam because they were all very similar, saying sorry for replying so late, that their dad is paying by check, and asking me to secure the room and they would pay me for all my services including picking them up from the airport and that they would be here by the end of the month.

' Thanks for your swift response and my apology for getting back to you
so late... My name is Nancy Harry, Sex {F}. I'll like to tell you
little about myself, I'm single fun, loving, loyal, friendly, clean,
and respectful of others a non-smoker, don't do drugs but i drink
occasionally. My Dad is from USA and my Mum is from UK, am 23yrs old.
I was born in North London Chelsea UK and i attend University of
Manchester, i graduated 2yrs ago.

Regarding the room, am coming to stay for 6months but presently on
research work at Guam and will be coming for my master degree April
1st. I would have loved to call you but this is a remote area calls
are very hard to go through from here, so please try and
understand... Meanwhile I'll would have like to come and check at the
room before renting but am very far... but with pictures that will
make me happy.

I'll also like you to tell me more about yourself and if you have
garage or parking space cos i will have my own car come over, please
let me know the total amount for the first month rent and payment will
be done by via US Cashier's & Certified Check. So i'll need you to
provide me your full mailing information so that payment can be issued
out to you on time...

INFORMATION TO FACILITATE THE MAILING OF THE CHECK. * Full name: *
Address: * City, State, Zip Code: * Cell number: * First
Month Rent:

Look forward to hearing from you with the information requested and
pls note that my Dad is the one to issue out the check for the month
rent with that you can hold on the place for me till i come soon
okay.... Thanks and kind regards.

Nancy'



And another one!....


'Thanks for getting back to me and i am Teresa Perterson cool (F), I
am 25 yrs old, I
am fun loving person, friendly, clean, caring, and respectful of
others. a non-smoker, don't do drugs, I drink occasionally. I
graduated last year from South Korea at Badewa Women's College in
Seoul, I am single and have no children, I do bible study and
sometimes we do karaoke night with my roommates then. I need to secure
this room for myself before i leave here as I'll be moving in with my
luggage. You seem to be a very interesting person to be with and I
must confess to you that you will enjoy staying with me in the house
because i am an easy going person and i make people happy. I will be
in the state before the end of this Month for the next one year and
during my stay, I will be doing my masters degree.

I was born in Soeul Korea, my dad is from the states but my mum is
from Korea,am presently on research work in Puerto Rico but i am
almost done with that because its part of my perquisite for my masters
in Microbiology. I would have loved to call you but this is a remote
area and calls are kind of hard to go through from here and i don't
want to waste much time. I am really interested in renting from you
and i do really love pets but i don't have any at the moment. I would
have loved to see it but since i am far away then pictures will do
just fine. I will also like you to tell me more about you and if you
have garage or parking space cos I will have my own car to make use of
there as well, pls let me know the total payment of the place and more
over I will send your email to my dad for him to email you later bcos
he will be the one paying the bills but nevertheless, I will like you
to send me your full Name and the mailing address, your phone number
as well, so my Dad will issue out the payment for the place as soon
as possible, with that you can hold on the place for me till my
arrival down there.

I will be looking forward to your email soonest.

Teresa'



That one sent a picture with the email, after google searching the image it turned out to be a porn star by the name of Raven Riley.


and last one



'Hello,
Thanks very much for e-mailing me back,i really appreciate it, am also sorry for getting back to you late.. I am Gabriella Gills by name and live in Seattle, WA. I would have been kind of happy if we can meet,before making any plans,but am very busy and i have a lot of things to do right now.. I will really appreciate it if you can tell me more about the place and tell me little about you,because my uncle is presently very sick,and i have to travel to Finland to see him,but i want to secure the place down before going..He was involved in a car crash with his new car some weeks back and now ill seriously , I need to check on him and take good care of him.
I am is Seattle for now.The address is below:
4701 Sandpoint Way NE Seattle, WA 98105
I am moving cause of my job, am a medical Humanitarian nurse for united Nations,I work for CHRMC Children's Hospital in Seattle but will be working in a local clinic over there , More about me,am a neat type of person,honest,humble and responsible. I like honest,responsible,and hardworking people while i hate the lazy,messy and uncaring people....well,am a quiet and gentle going person to live with....I am 26 yrs old, 5.4 in height,i like tourism,and i don't keep late at nights,neither i will have overnight guest around,but am ok if you do..
I was born and brought up in Finland,i studied there,i had my university education right there while staying with my uncle.. I lived all my life in Finland before coming down to Seattle, WA have been living with my uncle from age 13 ...Then i was member of the Red Cross Association,it really sounds interesting for me...
Am sure You 'll really like the person that i am ,because i will also do the dishing if you like,I work when i am to and relax when i am to,I also like sharing my thoughts also....paying rent on time will not be a problem as i will also be making the rent fee before the month ends....
I do not have any pet, i really like dog and cat but have none of it now, so there is no problem about that.
I must confess am comfortable with the price and I will want to secure the place down before my arrival so i will want you to tell me all about the place,as i can't see it before my arrival but the pictures...I also will want you to know that i have my car that i will be coming over with,and little of my furniture,please let me know if there will be room for them..
With all that i ve said above,I have told you more about me and more picture of mine will be attach in the next email,Let me also know how i can go about securing the place down before my arrival as i will also be busy from next week and let me know if you can take off the ad off the site as i am going to secure the place with a deposit
Feel free to ask me any question and as i ve said,i am looking to move in by the availability of the place,but want to secured it now
Thanks..

Gabriella'



BEWARE OF SCAMMERS!!
2012-04-01, 22:02:25
anonymous from United States  
I just got the exact same scam. I thought it was weird how the person wasn't responding to my questions about which school they're trying to enroll in, what their cell phone number was to send pictures, etc. So I did a search for the college she claims to have graduated from, and lo and behold, I found this page! Here's a copy of the e-mail I got. I'll attach the picture she sent of herself too.

Thanks for getting back to me and i am Nancy Jaconi (F), I
am 25 yrs old, I am fun loving person, friendly, clean, caring, and
respectful of others. a non-smoker, don't do drugs, I drink
occasionally. I graduated last year from South Korea at Badewa Women's
College in Seoul, I am single and have no children, I do bible study
and sometimes we do karaoke night with my roommates then. I need to
secure this room for myself before i leave here as I'll be moving in
with my luggage. You seem to be a very interesting person to be with
and I must confess to you that you will enjoy staying with me in the
house because i am an easy going person and i make people happy. I
will be in the state before the end of this Month for the next one
year and during my stay, I will be doing my masters degree.

I was born in Soeul Korea, my dad is from the states but my mum is
from Korea,am presently on research work in Puerto Rico but i am
almost done with that because its part of my perquisite for my masters
in Microbiology. I would have loved to call you but this is a remote
area and calls are kind of hard to go through from here and i don't
want to waste much time. I am really interested in renting from you
and i do really love pets but i don't have any at the moment. I would
have loved to see it but since i am far away then pictures will do
just fine. I will also like you to tell me more bout you and if you
have garage or parking space cos I will have my own car to make use of
there as well, pls let me know the total payment of the place and more
over I will send your email to my dad for him to email you later bcos
he will be the one paying the bills but nevertheless, I will like you
to send me your full Name and the mailing address, your phone number
as well, so my Dad will issue out the payment for the place as soon
as possible, with that you can hold on the place for me till my
arrival down there.

I will be looking forward to your email soonest.

Nancy


Keywords:
2012-04-25, 09:52:07
anonymous from United States  
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I also had this Nancy Jaconi scam. It was pretty obvious, they were trying to send me checks in the mail.
2012-05-02, 17:50:21
anonymous from United States  
I got an email from a '25 year old girl in England, then went back and forth a bit....thought I had a prospective tenant. Then today I got an email from a ' 25 year old man' same text:
1st from Linda Roberts linrob84@googlemail.com
Hi there,

I am interested in the place you have for rent. I want to confirm the availability and will appreciate to know more about you, the neighborhood, utilities as I'll need a place as soon as possible.

I'm a Pharmacist, moving in from Britain, age 25, very active in sport (ski, surf, swimming), a good Christian,very low key and relaxed to live with. I DON'T smoke nor drink and i DON'T mind if flat mates do, I DON'T have a pet also.. I need to secure a rental prior to my arrival. I'll let you know more about me if i can know the availability of the room.


I have been introduced to different landlord and room owners but they don't seem easy to get along with. I hope we can get along well as I wait to read from you soon via email.


Thanks and best regards


Then from juan wood <juanwood44@gmail.com>
Hi there,
I am interested in the place you have for rent. I want to confirm the availability and will appreciate to know more about you, the neighborhood, utilities as I'll need a place as soon as possible.
I'm a Pharmacist, moving in from Britain, age 25, very active in sport (ski, surf, swimming), a good Christian,very low key and relaxed to live with. I DON'T smoke nor drink and i DON'T mind if flat mates do, I DON'T have a pet also.. I need to secure a rental prior to my arrival. I'll let you know more about me if i can know the availability of the room.
I have been introduced to different landlord and room owners but they don't seem easy to get along with. I hope we can get along well as I wait to read from you soon via email.
Thanks and best regards

'Linda' then emailed:
Hi, George
Thank you for the response. I want to secure the place for my big move on May 28, 2012. Let me tell you more about myself: I was born and raised in England and I'm presently living at 10 Marlborough Ln, Greenwich, London SE7, United Kingdom. I am looking for a 6 months lease. I'm a clinical Pharmacist relocating to the USA to experience something new in my career. I'm a coffee drinker addict, I love pets so much, a quiet and easy going person to live with. I swim for fun and sometimes play tennis. I need a place where I can enjoy being home, I guess your place is ideal for me.

I prefer cleanliness than any other traits. I take pride in where I live and have respect for the people that I live with make no mistake I'm a fun person and love to hang out. I always become friends with almost everyone that I have lived with. As I have a love of nature I am also into plants and take pride in the yard as well.

I have few questions for you.
i) I will like to have the rent fee per month plus the utilities.
ii) I will like to have the description of the Place, size, and the equipment in there.
iii) I will be shipping some of my things down to the States, I have a Toyota Avalon (XLX 2009) which I've been using for over 6 months now, and some of my furniture... will there be garage or parking space for my car??
iv) I will also like to know if I can make an advance payment ahead my arrival that will be as a kind of commitment that I am truly coming over and for you to hold the room down for me.
v) If the #4 questions is YES, I will like to know the total cost for the initial move as in first month rent and if you accept deposit.
vi) I will like to know the major intersection nearest to your neighborhood. Like shopping mall, bus line e.t.c

I look forward to hearing from you again.. You are free to ask me any more question(s) via my email.

Best regards,
Linda

Meanwhile I got a hit from a 'Steven Anna' in 'Reno, NV' anna504@mail.com
Hello,

Am contacting you about the room you posted on Craigslist. i will like to know the availability of the room and to know the total cost of moving in and how comfortable the house and the environment is....Will be waiting for your response ASAP.

Thanks..

Followed by...
Hello,

How re you doing? thanks so much for the speedy response,I really appreciate it alot.I want you to know that I am so much interested in the place since you have decided to rent it out,I want to assure you that I am really okay about the cost,because its been a while i saw my mom and i will like to see her before moving in, ,and i have to travel to Spain to see her,but i want to make sure that I secure the place before travelling to see my her.. A great meaning for me is a human's soul. Am neat, clean, I have great sense of humor, honest, responsible, straight forward, deligent, like to be serious when needed but also like to have fun and enjoy life, well,am a quiet and gentle, Easy going person and loving to live with.Talking about things i do with leassure time.I like the outdoors, like sports, like to workout,like to go to the movies and like swimming,a very caring person also. Im 25, 5'8 brown hair, brown eyes, pretty good shape. I will be sending my picture in the next email.

I was born and brought up in Spain,i studied there,i had my university education as well in Spain with my mom.. I lived all my life in Spain before coming down to Navada(USA), I have been living with my mom since have been 13 years of age cause i lost my dad when i was 13 years of age and my mom has been singlehandedly been taking care of me since then.When i was 11years old i was member of the Red Cross Association,I was really proud of it and loved it... I will like to pay my mom a visit before relocating finally cause its been 4 years since i have seen her and she is getting old. She will be 63 in about 2 weeks...

Am moving over to your state because i understand that i'll be doing good over there cause i just concluded my Master of Science in Nursing (MSN),I was there last summer and i really enjoyed the place and i think and know i will have a very good job offer and life over there since i now have my Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). And i will be working with any hospital around,as i am also making necessary enquiries on that now.... Am sure You 'll really my kind of person ,because i will also do the dishing if you like,I work when i am suppose to and relax when i am to,I also like sharing my thoughts also cause they say a problem shared is a problem half solved....paying rent on time will not be a problem as i will also be making the rent fee before the month ends....
Right now.I ve the support of bank account cause i am competent of paying up to six month to one year at a go.So you shouldn't be bothered about if i am competent of paying the rent ..

I would have been kind of happy if we can meet,before making any plans,but am very busy and i have a lot of things to do right now.Right now,am in living in Navada,Provided below is my present address.:::578 N Sierra St
Reno, NV 89503, USA You can as well text me anytime but i only receive calls when i am off duty. 775-234-2963 . My rent will expire very soon....

I will want to secure the place down before my arrival so i will want you to tell me all about the place,as i can't see it before my arrival, sending me some pictures will help alot...I also will want you to know that i have my car that i will be coming over with,and little of my furnitures,please let me know if there will be room for them..
With all that i ve said above,I have told you more about me,Let me also know how i can go about securing the place down before my arrival as i will also be busy from next week preparing to come over and let me know if you can take off the ad off the site as i am going to secure the place with a deposit .
Feel free to ask me any question and as i ve said,i am looking to move in by the availability of the place,but want to secu red it now
Thanks..

This text is almost verbatim to some of the others I've read in the posts about. This sucks!!!
2012-05-13, 02:12:04
anonymous from United States  
I too have Nancy Jaconi trying to move in? The email about being in a remote area and studying for microbiology is verbatim to one of the others above. Not even going to reply to them.
2012-05-15, 09:27:23
anonymous from United States  
I got two emails for a room for rent response.
It was obvious they were trying to send money through check.

Hello,
Thanks very much for e-mailing me back ,i really appreciate it, am also sorry for getting back to you late.. I am Serena Smith and live in Orange, CA. I would have been kind of happy if we can meet before making any plans, but am very busy and i have a lot of things to do right now.. I will really appreciate it if you can tell me more about the place and tell me little about you because my uncle is presently very sick, and i have to travel to Finland to see him but i want to secure the place down before going. He was involved in a car crash with his new car some weeks back and now ill seriously, I need to check on him and take good care of him.
I am staying in CHOC Children’s Hospital Orange staff Quarters now The address is below:
455 S. Main St. | Orange, CA 92868-3874
I am moving cause of my job, am a medical Humanitarian nurse for united Nations. I work for CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange but will be working in a local clinic over there, More about me, am a neat type of person, honest, humble and responsible. I like honest, responsible and hardworking people while i hate the lazy, messy and uncaring people....well am a quiet and gentle going person to live with....I am 27 yrs old female, 5.4 in height ,i like tourism and i don't keep late at nights neither i will have overnight guest around but am ok if you do..
I was born and brought up in Finland, i studied there i had my university education right there while staying with my uncle.. I lived all my life in Finland before coming down to Orange, CA have been living with my uncle from age 13 ...Then i was member of the Red Cross Association it really sounds interesting for me...
Am sure You 'll really like the person that i am ,because i will also do the dishing if you like I work when i am to and relax when i am to, I also like sharing my thoughts also....paying rent on time will not be a problem as i will also be making the rent fee before the month ends....
I do not have any pet, i really like dog and cat but have none of it now, so there is no problem about that.
I must confess am comfortable with the price and I will want to secure the place down before my arrival so i will want you to tell me all about the place as i can't see it before my arrival but the pictures...I also will want you to know that i have my car that i will be coming over with little of my furniture.
please let me know if there will be room for them. With all that I've said above I have told you more about me and more picture of mine will be attach in the next email Let me also know how i can go about securing the place down before my arrival as i will also be busy from next week and let me know if you can take off the ad off the site as i am going to secure the place with a deposit
Feel free to ask me any question and as I've said i am looking to move in by the availability of the place but want to secured it now
Thanks..

The other mail,

Thanks for getting back to me and i am Sona huth (F), I am 25 yrs
old, I am fun loving person, friendly, clean, caring, and respectful
of others. a non-smoker, don't do drugs, I drink occasionally. I
graduated last year from South Korea at Badewa Women's College in
Seoul, I am single and have no children, I do bible study and
sometimes we do karaoke night with my roommates then. I need to secure
this room for myself before i leave here as I'll be moving in with my
luggage. You seem to be a very interesting person to be with and I
must confess to you that you will enjoy staying with me in the house
because i am an easy going person and i make people happy. I will be
in the state before the end of this Month for the next one year and
during my stay, I will be doing my masters degree.
I was born in Soeul Korea, my dad is from the states but my mum is
from Korea,am presently on research work in Puerto Rico but i am
almost done with that because its part of my perquisite for my masters
In Microbiology. I would have loved to call you but this is a remote
area and calls are kind of hard to go through from here and i don't
want to waste much time. I am really interested in renting from you
and i do really love pets but i don't have any at the moment. I would
have loved to see it but since i am far away then pictures will do
just fine. I will also like you to tell me more about you and if you
have garage or parking space cos I will have my own car to make use of
there as well, pls let me know the total payment of the place and more
over I will send your email to my dad for him to email you later bcos
he will be the one paying the bills but nevertheless, I will like you
to send me your full Name and the mailing address, your phone number
as well, so my Dad will issue out the payment for the place as soon
as possible, with that you can hold on the place for me till my
arrival down there. I will be looking forward to your email soonest.


Be careful guys.........
2012-05-16, 15:20:28
anonymous from United States  
This guys have very poor imagination, they send the same scam to me
This is a copy


Thanks for getting back to me and i am  Sona huth (F), I am 25 yrs
old, I am fun loving person, friendly, clean, caring, and respectful
of others. a non-smoker, don't do drugs, I drink occasionally. I
graduated last year from South Korea at Badewa Women's College in
Seoul, I am single and have no children, I do bible study and
sometimes we do karaoke night with my roommates then. I need to secure
this room for myself before i leave here as I'll be moving in with my
luggage. You seem to be a very interesting person to be with and I
must confess to you that you will enjoy staying with me in the house
because i am an easy going person and i make people happy. I will be
in the state before the end of this Month for the next one year and
during my stay, I will be doing my masters degree.
 I was born in Soeul Korea, my dad is from the states but my mum is
from Korea,am presently on research work in Puerto Rico but i am
almost done with that because its part of my perquisite for my masters
In Microbiology. I would have loved to call you but this is a remote
area and calls are kind of hard to go through from here and i don't
want to waste much time. I am really interested in renting from you
and i do really love pets but i don't have any at the moment. I would
have loved to see it but since i am far away then pictures will do
just fine. I will also like you to tell me more about you and if you
have garage or parking space cos I will have my own car to make use of
there as well, pls let me know the total payment of the place and more
over I will send your email to my dad for him to email you later bcos
he will be the one  paying the bills but nevertheless, I will like you
to send me your full Name and the mailing address, your phone number
as well, so my Dad will issue out the  payment for the place as soon
as possible, with that you can hold on the place for me till my
arrival down there. I will be looking forward to your email soonest.

Please be very careful
2012-05-16, 15:20:28
anonymous from United States  
This guys have very poor imagination, they send the same scam to me
This is a copy


Thanks for getting back to me and i am  Sona huth (F), I am 25 yrs
old, I am fun loving person, friendly, clean, caring, and respectful
of others. a non-smoker, don't do drugs, I drink occasionally. I
graduated last year from South Korea at Badewa Women's College in
Seoul, I am single and have no children, I do bible study and
sometimes we do karaoke night with my roommates then. I need to secure
this room for myself before i leave here as I'll be moving in with my
luggage. You seem to be a very interesting person to be with and I
must confess to you that you will enjoy staying with me in the house
because i am an easy going person and i make people happy. I will be
in the state before the end of this Month for the next one year and
during my stay, I will be doing my masters degree.
 I was born in Soeul Korea, my dad is from the states but my mum is
from Korea,am presently on research work in Puerto Rico but i am
almost done with that because its part of my perquisite for my masters
In Microbiology. I would have loved to call you but this is a remote
area and calls are kind of hard to go through from here and i don't
want to waste much time. I am really interested in renting from you
and i do really love pets but i don't have any at the moment. I would
have loved to see it but since i am far away then pictures will do
just fine. I will also like you to tell me more about you and if you
have garage or parking space cos I will have my own car to make use of
there as well, pls let me know the total payment of the place and more
over I will send your email to my dad for him to email you later bcos
he will be the one  paying the bills but nevertheless, I will like you
to send me your full Name and the mailing address, your phone number
as well, so my Dad will issue out the  payment for the place as soon
as possible, with that you can hold on the place for me till my
arrival down there. I will be looking forward to your email soonest.

Please be very careful
2012-05-24, 08:59:14
anonymous from United States  
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It's amazing what people will do. As all the above you will see I got the same type of response. Beware!!

Alexa Fina alexa_fina@yahoo.com
   
7:42 AM (2 hours ago)
       
to me

Hello,
Thanks very much for e-mailing me back ,i really appreciate it, am also sorry for getting back to you late.. I am Alexa Fina and I live in Orange, CA. I would have been kind of happy if we can meet before making any plans, but I'm in in a tight situation, my uncle get an accident two days ago in Finland, I need to travel to Finland as soon as possible to take care of him, I don't know his condition for now, that's the more reason I need to rush down to Finland.
I am staying in CHOC Children’s Hospital Orange staff Quarters now The address is below:
455 S. Main St. | Orange, CA 92868-3874
I am moving cause of my job, am a medical Humanitarian nurse for united Nations. I work at CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange but will be working in a local clinic over there, More about me, am a neat type of person, honest, humble and responsible. I like honest, responsible and hardworking people.I'm 27 yrs old female, 5.4 in height.
paying rent on time will not be a problem as i will be making the rent fee before the month ends....
I do not have any pet, i really like dog and cat but have none of it now, so there is no problem about that.
I have some little furnitures I will be coming over with,please let me know if there will be room for them and also coming with my car ,kindly let me knowif you could put the place down for me, I will attache a picture of me in the next emailas am in a hurry now,let me know how i can go about securing the place down before my arrival as i will also be busy from next week and let me know if you can take off the ad off the site as i am going to secure the place with a deposit
Feel free to ask me any question and as I've said i am looking to move in by the availability of the place but want to secured it now
Thanks..

2012-05-29, 12:34:05
anonymous from Seattle, United States  
I just got this one today. I haveva room available here in seattle...

Hello,
Thanks very much for e-mailing me back ,i really appreciate it, am also sorry for getting back to you late.. I am Alexa Fina and live in  Orange, CA. I would have been kind of happy if we can meet before making any plans, but am very busy and i have a lot of things to do right now.. I will really appreciate it if you can tell me more about the place and tell me little about you because my uncle is presently very sick, and i have to travel to Finland to see him but i want to secure the place down before going. He was involved in a car crash with his new car some weeks back and now ill seriously, I need to check on him and take good care of him.
I am staying in CHOC Children’s Hospital Orange staff Quarters now The address is below:
455 S. Main St. | Orange, CA 92868-3874
I am moving cause of my job, am a medical Humanitarian nurse for united Nations. I work for CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange  but will be working in a local clinic over there, More about me, am a neat type of person, honest, humble and responsible. I like honest, responsible and hardworking people while i hate the lazy, messy and uncaring people....well am a quiet and gentle going person to live with....I am 27 yrs old female, 5.4 in height ,i like tourism and i don't keep late at nights neither i will have overnight guest around but am ok if you do..
I was born and brought up in Finland, i studied there i had my university education right there while staying with my uncle.. I lived all my life in Finland before coming down to Orange, CA have been living with my uncle from age 13 ...Then i was member of the Red Cross Association it really sounds interesting for me...
Am sure You 'll really like the person that i am ,because i will also do the dishing if you like I work when i am to and relax when i am to, I also like sharing my thoughts also....paying rent on time will not be a problem as i will also be making the rent fee before the month ends....
I do not have any pet, i really like dog and cat but have none of it now, so there is no problem about that.
I must confess am comfortable with the price and I will want to secure the place down before my arrival so i will want you to tell me all about the place as i can't see it before my arrival but the pictures...I also will want you to know that i have my car that i will be coming over with little of my furniture.
 please let me know if there will be room for them. With all that I've said above I have told you more about me and more picture of mine will be attach in the next email Let me also know how i can go about securing the place down before my arrival as i will also be busy from next week and let me know if you can take off the ad off the site as i am going to secure the place with a deposit
Feel free to ask me any question and as I've said i am looking to move in by the availability of the place but want to secured it now
Thanks..
2012-06-01, 10:29:08
anonymous from New York, United States  
Still at it! I just received this today (June 1):
Thanks for getting back to me and i am SONIA JUDE (F), I am 25 yrs
old, I am fun loving person, friendly, clean, caring, and respectful
of others. a non-smoker, don't do drugs, I drink occasionally. I
graduated last year from South Korea at Badewa Women's College in
Seoul, I am single and have no children, I do bible study and
sometimes we do karaoke night with my roommates then. I need to secure
this room for myself before i leave here as I'll be moving in with my
luggage. You seem to be a very interesting person to be with and I
must confess to you that you will enjoy staying with me in the house
because i am an easy going person and i make people happy. I will be
in the state before the end of this Month for the next one year and
during my stay, I will be doing my masters degree.
I was born in Soeul Korea, my dad is from the states but my mum is
from Korea,am presently on research work in Puerto Rico but i am
almost done with that because its part of my perquisite for my masters
In Microbiology. I would have loved to call you but this is a remote
area and calls are kind of hard to go through from here and i don't
want to waste much time. I am really interested in renting from you
and i do really love pets but i don't have any at the moment. I would
have loved to see it but since i am far away then pictures will do
just fine. I will also like you to tell me more about you and if you
have garage or parking space cos I will have my own car to make use of
there as well, pls let me know the total payment of the place and more
over I will send your email to my dad for him to email you later bcos
he will be the one paying the bills but nevertheless, I will like you
to send me your full Name and the mailing address, your phone number
as well, so my Dad will issue out the payment for the place as soon
as possible, with that you can hold on the place for me till my
arrival down there. I will be looking forward to your email soonest
2012-06-06, 09:02:19
anonymous from United States  
I received the same scam about the poor uncle involved in a car crash. The person wanting to rent our room referred to herself as Eivor. A better name would have been 'Evil.' I would love to ask this person face to face what it feels like to be the embodiment of evil and of being incapable of having any sensitivity toward another's pain -- the pain of being scammed and taken advantage of. More importantly, one day we will all stand before our Lord Jesus and I wonder what 'Evy' will think when she realizes that she scammed her own self out of a place in heaven. 'For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.'
2012-06-06, 20:01:58
anonymous  
I also got one of the same e-mails above from juanwood44@gmail.com. So glad I stumbled upon this site since I didn't smell the scam myself initially!

Hi there,

I am interested in the place you have for rent. I want to confirm the
availability and will appreciate to know more about you, the
neighborhood, utilities as I'll need a place as soon as possible.

I'm a Pharmacist, moving in from Britain, age 25, very active in sport
(ski, surf, swimming), a good Christian,very low key and relaxed to
live with. I DON'T smoke nor drink and i DON'T mind if flat mates do,
I DON'T have a pet also.. I need to secure a rental prior to my
arrival. I'll let you know more about me if i can know the
availability of the room.


I have been introduced to different landlord and room owners but they
don't seem easy to get along with. I hope we can get along well as I
wait to read from you soon via email.


Thanks and best regards
2012-06-07, 00:58:44
anonymous  
Hello,

How re you doing? thanks so much for the speedy response,I really appreciate it alot.I want you to know that I am so much interested in the place since you have decided to rent it out,I want to assure you that I am really okay about the cost,because its been a while i saw my mom and i will like to see her before moving in, ,and i have to travel to Spain to see her,but i want to make sure that I secure the place before travelling to see my her.. A great meaning for me is a human's soul. Am neat, clean, I have great sense of humor, honest, responsible, straight forward, deligent, like to be serious when needed but also like to have fun and enjoy life, well,am a quiet and gentle, Easy going person and loving to live with.Talking about things i do with leassure time.I like the outdoors, like sports, like to workout,like to go to the movies and like swimming,a very caring person also. Im 25, 5'8 brown hair, brown eyes, pretty good shape. I will be sending my picture in the next email.

I was born and brought up in Spain,i studied there,i had my university education as well in Spain with my mom.. I lived all my life in Spain before coming down to Navada(USA), I have been living with my mom since have been 13 years of age cause i lost my dad when i was 13 years of age and my mom has been singlehandedly been taking care of me since then.When i was 11years old i was member of the Red Cross Association,I was really proud of it and loved it... I will like to pay my mom a visit before relocating finally cause its been 4 years since i have seen her and she is getting old. She will be 63 in about 2 weeks...

Am moving over to your state because i understand that i'll be doing good over there cause i just concluded my Master of Science in Nursing (MSN),I was there last summer and i really enjoyed the place and i think and know i will have a very good job offer and life over there since i now have my Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). And i will be working with any hospital around,as i am also making necessary enquiries on that now.... Am sure You 'll really my kind of person ,because i will also do the dishing if you like,I work when i am suppose to and relax when i am to,I also like sharing my thoughts also cause they say a problem shared is a problem half solved....paying rent on time will not be a problem as i will also be making the rent fee before the month ends....
Right now.I ve the support of bank account cause i am competent of paying up to six month to one year at a go.So you shouldn't be bothered about if i am competent of paying the rent ..

I would have been kind of happy if we can meet,before making any plans,but am very busy and i have a lot of things to do right now.Right now,am in living in Navada,Provided below is my present address.:::578 N Sierra St
Reno, NV 89503, USA You can as well text me anytime but i only receive calls when i am off duty. 775-234-2963 . My rent will expire very soon....

I will want to secure the place down before my arrival so i will want you to tell me all about the place,as i can't see it before my arrival, sending me some pictures will help alot...I also will want you to know that i have my car that i will be coming over with,and little of my furnitures,please let me know if there will be room for them..
With all that i ve said above,I have told you more about me,Let me also know how i can go about securing the place down before my arrival as i will also be busy from next week preparing to come over and let me know if you can take off the ad off the site as i am going to secure the place with a deposit .
Feel free to ask me any question and as i ve said,i am looking to move in by the availability of the place,but want to secured it now
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