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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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2012-06-07, 01:18:41
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
2012-06-10, 19:17:39
anonymous from United States  
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 Gabriela Gills 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..
2012-06-10, 19:18:17
anonymous from United States  
Hi
Thanks for your reply,I really do appreciate it,. I would
have loved us to see u before making any plan but i really have a lot of
things to do right now, But will be okay if you can tell me more about the
place and you,as my uncle is presently sick and i have to go see him,but
really want to hold a place down...
More about me again, i am a nurse,am 26 years old of
age..I am the neat type,I like honest, responsible, trustworthy and
hardworking while I dislike lazy,messy,uncaring people and I love
pets so much, am quiet and easy going person to live with. I like tourising
and,i don't keep late nights but i am okay if you do,I was born and bread in Finland as there was where i had my university education and stayed with my uncle there!!
I lived all my life way in Finland before coming down to South Dakota to stay together with a nurse friend,
I grew up with my uncle since 15 years old...I've also wanted to be in the medical
line since i was born, I served in the I served in the Paris Red Cross for 8 months, we
have involved in projects that includes orphans,orphanages,heart related
diseases in children between the ages of 4-10yrs .
Ambition and Work:




I was looking to move over to your state because i need to live on my own and i understand that i'll be
doing good overthere as i ve been told by my uncle's friend who ones live
over there..And i will be working with any hospital around as i am also
making enquires about that now...
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....
Right now.I ve the support of my uncle about my well being,so you shouldn't
be bothered about if i am competent of paying the rent
I must confess i 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 i need to know about the place,as i can't see it before my arrival ...I also will want you to
know that i have a 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 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 preparing to come over.
Feel free to ask me any question, as i've said i am looking to move in
by the availability of the place,
Thanks...
Regards
2012-06-11, 15:41:27
anonymous from United States  
Hello,
Thanks for getting back to me, My name is Tina Bond .I am 24yrs
old.I'm fun-loving, personal,friendly,clean, caring,and respectful of
others.A non-smoker, don't do drugs,not a drinker and drama free.I've
been searching and searching for two weeks for a place and been
having no luck, Males/females doesn't matter as well as homes with a
lot of roommates. I graduated last year. I am single and have no
children. However, I don't have Pets. I'm coming for my masters
degree. I was born in Virginia Beach in Virginia. My dad is from
there too but my mum is from Canada. I'm on research work at Guam
(USA), I'm almost done with that because its part of my prerequisite
for my masters in Micro Biology .I would have loved to call you
but I am not mobile my mobile have been disconnected due to moving out
of Guam. I'm really interested in renting from you and I want to know
everything about the place. I do really love pets but I don't have any
at the moment. I would have loved to see it but I'm very far, but with
pictures,I am glad. I will also like you to tell me more about
yourself and if you have pets. I don't smoke.Please let me know the
total payment of the place and moreover I will send your email to my
dad for him to email you later because He's the one that will be
paying the bills(Rent and deposit fees) and i will also send you my
picture once i have the neccessary information,but nevertheless,
Kindly get back to me with your information below:

First Name:
Last Name:
Full address: Not P.O.BOX
City:
State:
Postal Code:
Home phone number:
Cell Phone Number: That i can send text message to:

so that my Dad will issue out the payment (Cashier Check) for the
place as soon as possible,with that you can hold on the place for me
till I come.

Thanks and have a nice day.
Best Regards

Tina


For God so Loved the World! John 3:16
2012-06-11, 23:21:10
anonymous from United States  
Thanks for the response.I'm looking for a 6/8 months lease for now,I want to secure the place prior to my big move on July 2, 2012.I was born and raised in England and I'm presently living at 10 Marlborough Ln,Greenwich,London SE7,United Kingdom.I'm a clinical Pharmacist,a coffee drinker addict,I love pets so much,I'm 5.7' straight height,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 love for nature and 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 equipments 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 furnitures...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 to 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.

Regards,
Shirley.
2012-06-14, 15:49:37
anonymous from Charlottesville, United States  
I also got reply to a craiglist add From Gabriella Gills, exactly the same reply writtten above, and when I replied saying you have to send an application because we are a coop. she then reply with the following:

'
Hi again ,
Thanks once again for the quick reply I would have loved to call You but am leaving now to see my sick uncle in Finland ,i can only communicate through email but I will, whenever i get there but before that i will want to secure the place, I am very happy meeting a person like you It 's nice reading from you again and i will never ever want to loose the room even without seeing the place ,I will want You to know that i am okay with the cost ,if none is included again.....
I got to believe that the person that one wants to live with matters most i believe that you'll be a nice person I just have my dressers, computer table, kitchen utensils and a queen size bed,2 big luggage's and my car to be shipped....
I got a message that my uncle is sick in Finland, i hope have already mention that before and i have to go see him but i am making plans to secure place so that when i come back i'll just move in into the place we are talking about. and with the way we ve communicated, I am okay with you and i want you to know that i don't want to make any travel plans without securing a place down now, I will be signing a year lease for the start if you are okay with that so I’ve let my uncle understand more about you and the place, He is really comfortable and he told me that it is a nice area he had lived in the states before and he said that i should not afford to loose your place also he said that i should try and make sure that i hold down the place,so i thought of it and i will be making payment to hold down the place and the mode of payment will be by United State Certified Money Order or cashier check so pls let me know the one you prefer. And if YES pls provide me with the following information to get the payment to you.Your full name as it will appear on the payment, your work place address or home address,to ensure delivery in your hands through regular mails or a courier service your phone number on the package to avoid package missing in transit.I will be moving to your place in last week of July Kindly get back to me with this requested payment information so that we can proceed asap i would also want to know if the ad has been taking off the site?am attaching some couple of pictures of my self along with this mail for you to have an idea of what i look like.
Feel free to ask me any question(s) you have okay
Thanks...
'

and she just want to secure the room and want to pay money.


I hope everybody avoids her.

2012-06-14, 20:36:29
anonymous from Atlanta, United States  
rating
This one from aariberiy@gmail.com or anribery@aol.com

Hi

How re you doing today?? Thankls so much for the quick response to my email, I really do appreciate it. I would have loved to meet you prior making any plans but i really have a lot of things to do right now, i am sure you know relocating from a place to another isnt an easy process.. Well, i think i should tell you a little about me and i hope to get to know you better too because its imperative for me to get to know the kind of person you are.. I am a certified nurse by profession, i am a very neat, trustworthy, decent, hardworking, quiet, humble, honest and an easy going person and with this, i hate liars, dirty, unkempt and lazy people. My Mother is French while my dad is American and by this i consider my self a mixed race. i had alwas lived in Canada with my Uncle since my parent died when i was still so young and i had my primary and high school education overthere but as time goes on, i had to move to America which is where i went to college. Ever since i had my degree in Nursing, i had work with 2 various non profit organizations such as the Red Cross and the United Nations but i couldnt really practice my profession which i have so much flare for and thats why i quit the job searching for another...

I am looking to move over to your State because i understand that i'll be just fine overthere as I've been told by my uncle's friend who once lived there and i will be working with any hospital around as i am also making enquires about that now with the help of my uncle's friend who still has some connections there. I hope you like my kind of person having said a little about myself . I am okay with the price of the place and payment of rent won't be a problem as i will also be paying my rent before the month ends. I would have loved to to come over to check out the place and get to meet you in person but i just learnt that my Uncle back in Canada is so sick and i have to be there to make sure he is alright. I would have really appreciate it if you can send me the pictures of the place. I also want you to know that i have some of my stuffs such as my furnitures, appliances and my car which i will be shipping over , i hope there will be room for them??

With all that i've said above, I have told you more about me and pictures of me will be attach in my next email, Let me if you have anything in mind 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

Thanks..
2012-06-18, 09:38:03
anonymous from United States  
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..

2012-06-19, 18:25:41
anonymous from United States  
Gabriella Gills responded to my room for rent add on hotpads AND craigslist two days apart.... what an idiot. my name is on the add as a contact and the add is identical. watch out for the lack of phone contact, repeating questions even though you have already answered them. chances are they are running so many scams at the same time they can't keep track of anything. this is not the first time i have had someone claiming to be a nurse for the united nations or having a sick relative in Finland.


Hello,
Thanks very much for e-mailing me back ,i really appreciate it, am also sorry for getting back to you late.. I am Gabriela Gills 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..


also, look out for the spelling mistakes between the name in the actual e-mail and the name in the e-mail address. i hope this helps you avoid getting scammed!!!!

fed- up roommate seeker<3
2012-06-20, 02:38:36
leoyu from Israel  
how do i go on from here?
2012-06-20, 18:41:44
anonymous from Los Angeles, United States  
Linda Roberts is at it again as of today June 20, 2012. Trying to rent a room still.

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

****

Lame lame I confronted her on it so she will be changing her email I am sure but beware of these scum bags.

2012-06-25, 23:24:04
DBsdisgusted from United States  
Avoid the following when posting a room for rent:

tarza_finn013@mail.com

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
Thanks..

Next e-mail:

Hi again ,

Hope all is well and fine with you today,I am very happy meeting a person like you,It 's nice reading from you

again and i will never ever want to loose the room even though i havent seen the place ,i preassume the kind of

person you are and i like you,I will want You to know that i am okay with the cost ,if none is included again. I

got to believe that the person that one wants to live with matters most,i believe that you'll be a nice person,Well

talking about my furniture, I have my dressers,computer table,kitchen utensils and a queen size bed,2 big luggages

and my car to be shipped but let me know if there room for it all cause i can still do without somethings if i will

have them available but my car and the two luggages that contains important documents including my credentials....

I will be going to see my mom soon,I hope 've already mention that before and i have to go see her but i am making

plans to secure place so that when i come back i'll just move in into the place we are talking about. and with the

way we ve communicated,I am okay with you and i want you to know that i don't want to make any travel plans without

securing a place down now,I will be signing 6 month or a year lease for the start if you are okay with that,I

should have been with my mom and when i explained things to her she agried with me to secure the place before

coming over,so i thought of it and i will be making payment to hold down the place and the mode of payment will be

by money order,so pls let me know if this mode of payment is ok by you.

I will like you to provide me with the following information to get the payment sent to you.

Your full Name as it will appear on the payment
Your Home or Work Address to ensure save delivery
Your phone number so i can call you before leaving.

I will like you to get back with your work or home address, Depending on your availability to get the package

delivered.

I will be waiting to read from you to provide the requested address/contact information so that we can proceed

ASAP.bye for now , Less i forget i will like to move in in the next 2 weeks,depending on the availability of the

room..
Feel free to ask me any question(s) you have okay?
Thanks...


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And the next:

Hi ,

I am happy to read from you as i am happier to get the info from you which means that i can now be sure i have the place.I will be arriving in the next two weeks as stated but will be mailing the payment to you as soon as i can as i have said,and it will get to you soon,Please let me know if this is okay by You
i want you to know that my furniture's and my car will be deliver before my arrival,please do let me know if you can be there to help me receive my furniture's and my car ,I won't cause you any financial problem as i will be including the shipper's fee in the payment that i'll be sending ...So you will be getting the shipper's fee and the rent fee together ,You will just deduct your rent fee and keep the shipper's fee till he comes to delivers my things
I hope you understand all i have said.

I really appreciate you for you been nice to me from the start.

Hope to read from you soon..

Your Rommie

OR
benardson3@gmail.com (Joy Kris)

e.karson800@gmail.com (also claims to be Joy Kris)

Thanks for getting back to me ... My name is Joy Kris (Female),I am 25yrs
old,I am fun loving, personal, friendly,clean, caring,and respectful
of others.a non-smoker, don't do drugs, i drink occasionally,and drama
free.I graduated last year in France, I am single and have no
children ...i do bible study, and sometimes we do karaoke night with
my roommate! i go to church every Sunday. I am coming for my Masters
degree. i am from USA,specifically Hawaii, I was born in Honolulu in
Hawaii,my dad is from there too but my mum is from Spain...I went to
Chaminade University of Honolulu in Hawaii.I speak both English and
Spanish fluently ,am presently on research work at Hawaii, and almost
done with that bcos its part of my prerequisite for my masters in
Microbiology . I would have loved to call you but this is a remote
area calls is hard to go through from here and i don't want to waste
much time .Am really interested in renting from you or to be your
roomie and i do really love pets but i don't have any at the moment.I
would have loved to see it but am very far,but with pictures,I am
glad. 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 come over,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 is the one that
will be paying the bills but nevertheless,I will like you to send me
your
1.....Full Name to write on the check
2.....Full Physical address to post the check(P.O box never accepted)
3.....City, State and Zip Code
4.....Home Phone to contact you
5.....Cell Phone to contact you

so that 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 i come. I
will be looking forward to your email soonest.

OR
phemmiesmith04@gmail.com (Grace)

theodora5pu8@gmail.com (Grace Aldrich)

I'm glad to hear back from you ,Am sorry for the late respond My name
is Grace Aldrich, I am 24yrs old,I am fun-loving, personal,
friendly,clean, caring,and respectful of others. a non-smoker, don't
do drugs, not a drinker,NO PARTYING and drama free. I've been
searching and searching for two weeks for a place and been having no
luck,Males/females doesn't matter as well as homes with a lot of
roommates. I graduated last year ,I am single and have no children.
However, Am coming for my masters degree I was born in Virginia Beach
I am originally from Buffalo NY. My dad is from there too but my mum
is from Canada.Am on research work at Guam (USA), am almost done.with
that Because its part of my prerequisite for my masters in
Micro-Biology . I would have loved to call you but I am not mobile my
mobile have been disconnected due to moving out of Guam.Am really
interested in renting from you and will really want to know everything
about the place . I would have loved to see the place but am very
far,but with pictures,I am glad. also if there is any application to
sign i will sign them when i arrive before i move in, i promise you
that before i move..

I don't smoke. Please 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 Because He is the one that will be paying the bills (Rent and
deposit fee), He is a busy Man, but nevertheless,I will like you to
send me your information below..

1.Name to be on the check
2.Contact Address(street,apt #,City,State,Zip code)
3.Contact telephone number i can text you (cell or work)

so that 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 I come
.Thanks and have a nice day

Best Regards

Grace

OR
markboom3002@gmail.com (Betty Smith)

Thanks for getting back to me ... My name is Betty smith (Female),I am 25yrs
old,I am fun loving, personal, friendly,clean, caring,and respectful
of others.a non-smoker, don't do drugs, i drink occasionally,and drama
free.I graduated last year in France, I am single and have no
children ...i do bible study, and sometimes we do karaoke night with
my roommate! i go to church every Sunday. I am coming for my Masters
degree. i am from USA,specifically Hawaii, I was born in Honolulu in
Hawaii,my dad is from there too but my mum is from Spain...I went to
Chaminade University of Honolulu in Hawaii.I speak both English and
Spanish fluently ,am presently on research work at Hawaii, and almost
done with that bcos its part of my prerequisite for my masters in
Microbiology . I would have loved to call you but this is a remote
area calls is hard to go through from here and i don't want to waste
much time .Am really interested in renting from you or to be your
roomie and i do really love pets but i don't have any at the moment.I
would have loved to see it but am very far,but with pictures,I am
glad. 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 come over,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 is the one that
will be paying the bills but nevertheless,I will like you to send me
your

1.....Full Name to write on the check
2.....Full Physical address to post the check(P.O box never accepted)
3.....City, State and Zip Code
4.....Home Phone to contact you
5.....Cell Phone to contact you



so that 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 i come. I
will be looking forward to your email soonest.

2012-06-26, 16:49:07
anonymous from United States  
YES this is a total scam heres the email I received as well
BEWARE PLS OF THESE SCAMS

EMAIL ONE

> On Jun 24, 2012, at 8:48 AM, Linda Robert <linrob84@googlemail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> 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

SECOND EMAIL

Hi,
Thank you for the response. I want to secure the place for my big move
on July 22, 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
2012-07-01, 04:30:21
anonymous from United States  
Here we have a similar tack with a few modifications of the details -- responding to an ad for a room for rent. A search of the phone number +447035907855 revealed the same phone number shows up in some other similar responses of other supposed medical professionals by different names all currently working at the Govan Road Hospital in Glasgow and all looking for rooms to rent on Craigslist.

Benita Franklen [bfranklen@live.com]

Hi,
Thanks for your response to my previous email.I will like to tell you a lil about me..I was born and brought up in UK...mom from India and dad from Spain.I am quiet and easy going person to live with. I'm 32 years old of age, I am extremely clean,quiet and respectful, I am a sensitive, intelligent, patient and caring person,have a good sense of humor and am easy to get along with.I don't drink nor smoke,no pets,I'm a very busy woman also.I admit I am not perfect but I try to leave things in a condition so that others are not inconvenienced.

I need to secure this room for myself before i arrive to the state as I'll be moving in with my luggage.I must confess to you that you will enjoy my stay in your home.Well my name is Benita Franklen,I am a chemist by profession and i am currently working with Southern General Hospital 1345 Govan Road,Glasgow G51 4TF.I am married with a kid.Although they will not be coming with me to the state.I will travel to Glasgow Scotland to visit them once in a while.

I will be in the states before the middle of July for the next one year and during my stay i will be working with the United State Environmental Protection Agency on a private research work....It will be a great pleasure seeing you soon.I think you should let me know a lil about you too.You can reach me on +447035907855 anytime.I would have called you earlier but my phone cannot make international calls.

Sincerely,

Benita [end quote]
2012-07-05, 10:10:12
anonymous  
I am seeking a roommate and I get more fn bs spam mail from these loser than real people wanting to rent a room. Absolutely ridiculous! They can go pound sand. Below is the body of the email and email addresses they cwme from.


'Hello,

It's nice hearing from you swiftly and I would like to secure the apartment prior to my arrival to the United States.My name is Allison and below is a bit more information about me.

Age: 24 Sex: Female Citizenship: Canada Religion: Christian Marital Status: Single Hobbies: Just hanging out

I obtained my Bachelor degree a year ago In my home town.I am single and never been married .I'm assuring you that you'll enjoy living with me because I'm an open minded and lively person.I will be in the States the first week of the coming month for the next one year as I'm coming for my master degree program.I was born in Manitoba (Canada), and attended the University Of Manitoba.I speak fluent English with a little Scottish accent and I'm currently in Inagua,Bahamas on a research work which is a prerequisite for my qualification.

I'm really interested in renting from you and I do really love pets but I don't have any at the moment. I also would have loved to see the room in person but I understand I'm miles away so with pictures I'll be good.I could have called and discuss with you about the room but this is a remote area and calls hardly go through from here and I don't want to waste much time .It would be nice to know more about you too and if you have garage or parking space as I will have my own car and more over I will send your email to my Dad to email you later since he is the one responsible for the payment for now and it will be drawn from a US (local) bank Cashiers Check.Nevertheless,I will like you to send me your full name and the mailing address as well as your phone number in order to have my Dad issue out the payment for the place as soon as possible.I think with that you can hold the place for me till I come and I will need your full name and mailing information in the form below to have my Dad issue out the rental payment to you .

Full Name : Address (NO PO BOX) : City,State,Zip-Code: Phone Number:

Regards,

Allison Crowe'

Emails this came from: jessihbjhkghjh@gmail.com and malloy@lockerbiegroup.com
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