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Trulia PSA: Tips to Help You Avoid Real Estate Phishing Scams



This article has received an update on March 26, 2014 and can be found here.


What's a Phishing Scam?


A phishing scam is a criminal act where someone, in an attempt to commit fraud, tries to get you to give up your personal information.

Recently, Trulia has been helping our users avoid real estate scam artists, prevalent elsewhere across the Internet, who are trying to leverage Trulia's contact agent forms in attempt to defraud agents and sellers.  Although we are aware only of a couple isolated attempts of this nature, and are not aware of any actual damage having occurred, we consider the safety and security of our customers and users to be of the utmost importance.   We have taken immediate action to prevent such scams, but we request that our users remain vigilant in ascertaining the legitimacy of any potential business partner, and engage in all appropriate due diligence.  If you do encounter any suspicious behavior, including a buyer that appears to be fraudulent, please contact Trulia's Customer Service as soon as possible. We also wanted to take this opportunity to provide guidelines on how to spot and avoid a phishing scam. We hope you find the content useful for your business.

How to Spot & Avoid a Phishing Scam

1. If an email or phone inquiry from a buyer seems too good to be true, then chances are that it just might be.
2. Never provide any personal or financial information via email to anyone whom you don't personally know.
3. Check the background of the folks asking for help. Use search engines and other tools to verify their identity including name, phone number and email address.
4. Be wary of accepting any deposit money from people who have not physically seen the property.
5. Beware of Buyers from another country or Buyers who say they are out of the country and is ready to buy right away sight unseen.
6. If the Buyer offers to send a check that is in excess of the deposit and ask you to send them back the balance, do not respond.
7. If you get an email that says your account has been compromised or that you need to verify your bank account - always call your bank directly and do NOT provide names, passwords, or financial information in the body of an email or on a web form that you are not absolutely certain is of known source.
8. Beware if a Buyer asks you to pay for anything upfront out of pocket on his or her behalf with the promise of paying you back at closing.
9. Beware if the only way that the Buyer is willing to communicate is via email. Try to arrange for a phone call if possible. 
10. Beware if the Buyer is offering all cash and a specific closing date, in particular if any of the other factors listed above are present.
 
Consumers Beware

Consumers should also be aware of scams from people posing to be real estate agents or landlords. So if you're looking to buy or rent make sure you take the proper precautions.

1. Always meet the agent or landlord in person and ask them for their ID including drivers license, and if they are an agent, ask for their real estate license. Make sure the person is the actual listing agent, owner or is authorized to show it. If they can't or won't meet you in person they may be a scammer.
2. Check their background. Use web search engines and other tools to verify their identity including name, phone number and email address.  You want to make sure they are who they say they are.
3. Never give out your financial information until you verify whom you are dealing with.
4. Consider researching the property or properties in question via other sources and/or other agents to confirm it's actually for sale or rent.
5. Beware of LOW priced homes for sale or rent. Be cautious of giving a cash deposit until you have verified with confidence that the party with whom you aredealing with is legitimately who they say they are.
Whether you're a consumer or a real estate professional, please take the proper precautions when looking to buy, sell or rent any type of real estate. When in doubt, back out.
Again, please contact Trulia's Customer Service directly if you receive any type of scam or phishing email.

Thanks for your help!

Update: 11/05/10



With the launch of MY Leads Inbox, which is available to everyone now, you can quickly flag whether or not an email lead is spam. With your help, we can get rid of these spam/scammers.

Comments

By Scott Godzyk,  Sat Jun 26 2010, 15:49
great tips. hopfully it save some people from becoming victims
By Daniel Seip,  Sat Jun 26 2010, 16:28
Yes, very good information for the buyers to consider when shopping. Using a licensed realtor for their needs will surely be the best bet to avoid the internet predators. We are here to help!
Daniel
By Donna Ferrell, Broker,  Sun Jun 27 2010, 15:32
I am going send this to facebook. Great info!
By Rudy Bachraty,  Mon Jun 28 2010, 05:20
Thanks all. Please share with your broker/agent sphere. We need to get the word out more.
By Maggie Hawk,  Mon Jun 28 2010, 08:30
Here we go again!

We talked about the following scam (of Realtors) at one of our Watson Realty sales meetings a few months back. Looks like it's making the rounds again--foreign Buyer, expensive cash purchase, wants wire instructions so he can send a $150,000 deposit for a home he's buying sight unseen. (Fishing for account information.)

I got one of these e-mails about two weeks ago. Here are some of the names they use and the phone number they give:

Seiichiro Matsubayashi
Lee Chang
Otake Iwao
Cheng Liu
1-416-824-1768

A quick Google search of any of these names, or the number, will reveal that it's a scam, and a widespread one to boot!

The scammers found me on Trulia, but these kinds of e-mails could come from anywhere. Printed below is the e-mail they sent, so you can see exactly what they say.

This e-mail came from the following e-mail address, after I responded to an e-mail requesting information about listings:

seiichiro@asia.com


Thanks so much for your email, I will like to offer $400,000.00 on MLS#803275 because
I love the curb appeal of this property, please send me the contract for me to sign and return immediately this will be my retirement home and it will be a cash buy

1. I will want to close on 8th July, 2010

2. I want to put down $5,000.00 Earnest money + $150,000.00 down payment towards home.

3. I want to put contingency on inspection on the contract.


My legal name is Seiichiro Matsubayashi of 2000 Sheppard Avenue, Toronto Ontario Canada M3N 2J1 and I am single, I will not be in Canada before the closing date to wire the funds to the closing attorney so I will advice you to send me the closing attorney information for a check to be drawn to give enough time for check clearance since I wont be in Canada to wire funds for closing.

My Canadian Rep Mr. Edward Brown will Issue payment in US Funds $155,000.00USD for the earnest money and the down payment for the property payable to closing attorney, the check will deliver to the closing attorney.

My Canadian Rep Mr. Edward Brown can be reach at:1-416-824-1768

Please I need the following information for the closing attorney immediately

Closing Law Firm Name...................................................
Law Firm Address.......................................................
Law Firm Telephone......................................................

Lawyer's Name...........................................................

Regards

Seiichiro Matsubayashi


If anyone has already been victimized by these scammers, here is a federal website for reporting such internet crimes:

http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx


Thanks to Trulia for your Public Service Announcement. Let’s continue to spread the word so nobody we know gets harmed.
By Rossmery Mosquera,  Tue Jun 29 2010, 05:48
Great Information!!!
They contact me one month ago. Fortunally the lawyers didn't belive it ...Sound too good to be true....
By Courtney Cooper,  Tue Jun 29 2010, 12:45
I get so many of these a day! They are getting more creative, too! Great job writing them up:)
By Voices Member,  Sat Jul 10 2010, 15:35
I just got this one from a Wang Chan wangchan77@yahoo.com

Exactly like the one posted above.

Dear Seth,



Thanks a million for your prompt response to my inquiry. I appreciate your effort in sending the listings, they are all simply beautiful.


I prefer the one with MLS #: 10-459859, Property No. 3 in the list with a price of $499,000 because I love the curb appeal of this property, please send me the contract for me to sign and return immediately this will be my retirement home and it will be a cash buy.



1. I will want to close on 23rd July, 2010



2. I want to put down $5,000.00 Earnest money + $155,000.00 down payment towards home.



3. I want to put contingency on inspection on the contract.



I will not be in the States before the closing date to wire the funds to an attorney so I will advice you to send me an attorney information for a check to be drawn to give enough time for check clearance since I won't be in around to wire funds for closing.



Please forward me a purchase contract agreement in docusign format, docusign format is an electronic way of signing document.



My representative will Issue payment in US Funds $155,000.00USD for the earnest money and the down payment for the property payable to your attorney, the check will be deliver to your attorney.



I strongly advice that I need an attorney to represent my interest in this transaction, my lawyer can't pay to seller or title company so therefore I would like to deposit all payment with the lawyer.



Please I need the following information for your attorney immediately at my own expense



Law Firm Name...................................................

Law Firm Address.......................................................

Law Firm Telephone......................................................



Lawyer's Name...........................................................



Truly Yours,



Wang Chan
By Pamala Bava, SRES,  Mon Jul 12 2010, 14:33
I recently got the same letter from Wand Chan. After which I received this letter from him

Dear Pamala,



Hope you received my previous correspondence.



Below are my personal details:



1. Legal Name: Wang Chan
2. Residential Address: 2000 Sheppard Avenue, Toronto Ontario Canada M3N 2J1 but I am presently in Japan for the past few weeks to sought out family issues and make plans to relocate my family after retirement.
3. Telephone: 1-416-824-1768, My Representative Mr. Edward Brown, will be there to take the calls because I have troubled speech (I stammer alot) so he will explain things better to me after talking with you.



Please respond and let me have the Contract Paper and the details of your attorney as soon as you can. I really need to acquire the property before my retirement.



Regards



Wang Chan



Of course there is no way I am going to send him any attorney information or call Mr Brown.
By Francesca Patrizio,  Sat Jul 17 2010, 23:18
Trulia on the ball as usual . . . the best marketing dollars spent to date.

Francesca Patrizio, ePro, SRES
Coldwell Banker
Francesca@PatrizioRE.com
http://www.PatrizioRE.com
By Peggy S Baker,  Mon Jul 19 2010, 12:47
Considering the scam currently still on-going to agents through Trulia, and as 99% of these are Asia-related, maybe Trulia could create a catagory for this supposed Buyer from Hong Kong, residing in Canada, sometimes single, married, divorced, ready to retire, etc. Even after posting my account to Trulia, including the email, I again received one yesterday, so this is still not over. I in NO way am blaming Trulia, as this is certainly something you have no control of but I would like to most respectfully suggest that a mass-email be sent to every agent in your system with regard to this recent scam, only based on the number of agents I have had contact with over this matter.
As we never want to ignore a potentially good lead, to be able to look out for our fellow agent, wherever their desk lies, is in my opinion the most important thing as none of us want to waste precious time on one of these nuts!
By Mike Khorassani,  Thu Jul 22 2010, 18:54
I just got one too ....! By the name :Chang Bo with exactly same write up!!!!!
By Robert J. Fallon,  Wed Aug 4 2010, 07:11
This is the one I received!!


Thanks so much for your email, I will like to offer $500,000 MLS #O4974292 because
I love the curb appeal of this property, please send me the contract for me to sign and return immediately this will be my retirement home and it will be a cash buy

1. I will want to close on 30 August, 2010

2. I want to put down $20,000.00 Earnest money + $230,000.00 down payment towards home.

3. I want to put contingency on inspection on the contract.


My legal name is Eguchi Kaori of 2000 Sheppard Avenue, Toronto Ontario Canada M3N 2J1 and I am single, I will not be in Canada before the closing date to wire the funds to an attorney so I will advice you to send me an attorney information for a check to be drawn to give enough time for check clearance since I wont be in Canada to wire funds for closing.

Please forward me a purchase contract agreement in docusign format, docusign format is an electronic way of signing document.

My Canadian rep Mr. Abraham Jacob Esq will Issue payment in US Funds $155,000.00USD for the earnest money and the down payment for the property payable to your attorney, the check will be deliver to your attorney.

My rep Mr. Abraham Jacob Esq can be reach at:1-647-862-1135, I strongly advice that I need an attorney to represent my interest in this transaction, my lawyer can pay to seller or title company so therefore I would like to deposit all payment with the lawyer.

Please I need the following information for your attorney immediately for payment

Law Firm Name...................................................
Law Firm Address.......................................................
Law Firm Telephone......................................................

Lawyer's Name...........................................................

Regards

Eguchi Kaori
By Robert J. Fallon,  Wed Aug 4 2010, 07:14
This is the one I received!!


Thanks so much for your email, I will like to offer $500,000 MLS #O4974292 because
I love the curb appeal of this property, please send me the contract for me to sign and return immediately this will be my retirement home and it will be a cash buy

1. I will want to close on 30 August, 2010

2. I want to put down $20,000.00 Earnest money + $230,000.00 down payment towards home.

3. I want to put contingency on inspection on the contract.


My legal name is Eguchi Kaori of 2000 Sheppard Avenue, Toronto Ontario Canada M3N 2J1 and I am single, I will not be in Canada before the closing date to wire the funds to an attorney so I will advice you to send me an attorney information for a check to be drawn to give enough time for check clearance since I wont be in Canada to wire funds for closing.

Please forward me a purchase contract agreement in docusign format, docusign format is an electronic way of signing document.

My Canadian rep Mr. Abraham Jacob Esq will Issue payment in US Funds $155,000.00USD for the earnest money and the down payment for the property payable to your attorney, the check will be deliver to your attorney.

My rep Mr. Abraham Jacob Esq can be reach at:1-647-862-1135, I strongly advice that I need an attorney to represent my interest in this transaction, my lawyer can pay to seller or title company so therefore I would like to deposit all payment with the lawyer.

Please I need the following information for your attorney immediately for payment

Law Firm Name...................................................
Law Firm Address.......................................................
Law Firm Telephone......................................................

Lawyer's Name...........................................................

Regards

Eguchi Kaori
By Tai DeSa,  Wed Aug 25 2010, 13:13
I just received the phony Eguchi Kaori email today, and something made me think this was fishy. Your comments helped me avoid being scammed. Thank you!
By Ruth,  Sat Aug 28 2010, 21:07
I received from Tanaka Satomi... He uses the same address in canada and the attorney is Abraham Jacob. I sent contract and also provided him with title company attorney information. I became suspicious and googled the attorney name and found this. Oh, so gullible I am! Did I endanger the Title Company by providing the name and phone number?


I will like to offer $490,000 MLS #875313 because I love the curb appeal of this property, please send me the contract for me to sign and return immediately this will be my retirement home and it will be a cash buy

1. I will want to close on 30 September, 2010

2. I want to put down $5,000.00 Earnest money + $150,000.00 second deposit towards home.

3. I want to put contingency on inspection on the contract.


My legal name is Tanaka Satomi of 2000 Sheppard Avenue, Toronto Ontario Canada M3N 2J1 and I am single, I will not be in Canada before the closing date to wire the funds to an attorney so I will advice you to send me an attorney information for a check to be drawn to give enough time for check clearance since I wont be in Canada to wire funds for closing.

Please forward me a purchase contract agreement in docusign format, docusign format is an electronic way of signing document. If you don’t have that you can send a pdf

My Canadian rep Mr. Abraham Jacob Esq will Issue payment in US Funds $155,000.00USD for the earnest money and the down payment for the property payable to your attorney, the check will be deliver to your attorney.

My rep Mr. Abraham Jacob Esq can be reach at:1-647-862-1135, I strongly advice that I need an attorney to represent my interest in this transaction, my lawyer can pay to seller or title company so therefore I would like to deposit all payment with the lawyer.

Please I need the following information for your attorney immediately for payment

Law Firm Name...................................................
Law Firm Address.......................................................
Law Firm Telephone......................................................

Lawyer's Name...........................................................

Regards

Tanaka Satomi
By Michele Hickey,  Sun Aug 29 2010, 08:54
Boy, Tanaka Satomi sure is a busy guy! I also just got the exact same email as Ruth with just a different MLS #!

Michele, Orlando,FL
By Emily Erekuff,  Mon Aug 30 2010, 13:22
Thank you all for keeping us updated on the emails you receive! You can also forward suspicious messages to our Customer Service team via customerservice@trulia.com.
By Gina Nugent,  Thu Sep 16 2010, 12:42
Oh yah, they were trying it with me yesterday, exactly the same letter just with a different name.
Thank God they are not very smart on the way they do it and the only time I lost was the 10min I spent on searching the MLS. He emailed back literally not even 5min after I sent them and after he offered full price, I didn't even have to read through this obviously pre-written letter. NOBODY nowadays offers full price!!!
Too bad those people exist, but what are you gonna do......we agents just have to be vigilant!
By George Szkup,  Tue Sep 21 2010, 15:58
New twist? I just received note from a girl that wanted to fall in love with me - is Trulia getting into singles business? Minor problem - she says she is thirty something and I am legitimate 83 - so, probably it would not work any way.
George in Tucson
Monthly Blog http://www.DestinationTucson.biz
By Emily Erekuff,  Wed Sep 22 2010, 12:59
Thanks for sharing George! What do you think - are real estate and dating a natural fit? We've got one agent who thinks so. You might want to check out his post for a chuckle: http://www.trulia.com/blog/scott_miller/2010/09/trulia_dating_the_next_big_thing
By Hideo Simon,  Wed Oct 13 2010, 11:58
I just got this one...

Dear Hideo,

I am Mr. JIROU HAYASHI Japanese origin I need a 4 bed room single family home to buy, in a nice area in any city or town in your state and it as to be a traditional sale and its going to be a cash buy, with a garage and 2 bath with or without swimming pool price should be $500,000.

Please send me some listing/MLS to choose from for further information, please contact my Account manager Mr. Abraham Jacob Tel: 1-647-862-1135.

Have a nice day.
Jirou Hayashi
By LISETTE GUZMAN,  Wed Oct 13 2010, 12:32
I received the same one Hideo! What exactly do they want to do?
By Tim Hammond,  Thu Oct 14 2010, 03:01
Hideo & Lisette, I received the same one a few hours ago. Here it is . . .

Hello Tim Hammond,

I am Mr. JIROU HAYASHI Japanese origin I need a 4 bed room single family home to buy, in a nice area in any city or town in your state and it as to be a traditional sale and its going to be a cash buy, with a garage and 2 bath with or without swimming pool price should be $500,000 please send me some listing/MLS to choose from for further information please contact my Account manager Mr. Abraham Jacob Tel: 1-647-862-1135

Thanks.

Mr Jirou Hayashi
By MJ Olsen & Mack Sikorski,  Sat Oct 16 2010, 06:27
From ROCKPORT, TX
Not sure that I should be excited that I made the list... Mr. Jirou Hayashi has been very busy... I received this email on October 14 -

Hello MJ Olsen,

I am Mr. JIROU HAYASHI Japanese origin I need a 4 bed room single family home to buy, in a nice area in any city or town in your state and it as to be a traditional sale and its going to be a cash buy, with a garage and 2 bath with or without swimming pool price should be $500,000 please send me some listing/MLS to choose from for further information please contact my Account manager Mr. Abraham Jacob Tel: 1-647-862-1135

Thanks.

Mr Jirou Hayashi
By Voices Member,  Tue Oct 19 2010, 08:42
Mr Hayashi, wants to buy one of my very nice homes. I thought that just maybe, he made a decision to buy based on what he saw online on my web site. ( http://www.manateemoves.com ) I have a virtual tour, hd video tour, and over 50 photos. I have sold homes sight unseen, but never to someone that didn't at least call me to discuss terms.
too good to be true is just that
By Wanda Dewald-Green,  Wed Oct 20 2010, 07:49
Here is what I received on Oct 15th

I also spoke to the so called attorney.

I am Mr. JIROU HAYASHI Japanese origin I need a 4 bed room single family home to buy, in a nice area in any city or town in your state and it as to be a traditional sale and its going to be a cash buy, with a garage and 2 bath with or without swimming pool price should be $500,000 please send me some listing/MLS to choose from for further information please contact my Account manager Mr. Abraham Jacob Tel: 1-647-862-1135

Thanks.

Mr Jirou Hayashi
By Andrena Dimitrijevic,  Wed Oct 27 2010, 08:08
I received this today.

I am Mr. JIROU HAYASHI Japanese origin I need a 4 bed room single family home to buy, in a nice area in any city or town in your state and it as to be a traditional sale and its going to be a cash buy, with a garage and 2 bath with or without swimming pool price should be $500,000.

Please send me some listing/MLS to choose from for further information please contact my Account manager Mr. Abraham Jacob Tel: 1-647-862-1135

Thanks.

Mr Jirou Hayashi
By Marvia Thompson,  Tue Nov 9 2010, 19:40
I received Eguchi Kaori same exact letter as his from above... Looked him up on Yahoo and he lives in New York, New York according to his Yahoo profile... http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4LXVT34MALLPP6ORVL7IEC2RJ4
I reported the email addy to yahoo for abuse (spam/fraud)... He found me from a different on line website other then Trulia... So he is making his rounds... Thanks for all the information about this scam.
By Lynne Hale, CRS, e-Pro, CIPS,  Wed Nov 10 2010, 06:53
I also received the same email as some of you from Jirou Hayashi with Abraham Jacob as his attorney. I prepared offer & had Mr Hayashi digitally sign it. Lack of communication was getting a bit suspicious, so before the sellers signed the offer (which they were going to accept) we googled the lawyer. Here is where we found out that he is noted for his scams. They sent $150,000 to the Florida lawyers account and are now asking that he send $94,000 of that back so that Mr Hayashi can buy some furniture that he has on hold. Of course, we will not do that. Glad we caught this!
By Abigail Picache,  Fri Nov 19 2010, 14:36
I just received one of these scam emails via Realtor.com. I knew something didn't seem right, so I Googled the attorney noted in their email. Brought me to this post. Thanks to you, no extra time spent--happy to have found answers quickly. Be careful out there.

Here's what my email looked like dated 11/19/10:

Thanks for your effort to get me the best property in the present market .In light of this i would really like to know if this is the best offer we can get for these houses ? The houses are very good and have different great qualities about them . You have been very helpful towards my acquisition and as such i will make very sure that you are highly recommended to colleagues of mine who are also potential Real Estate investors

Abigail I will like to offer $900 000 for this property ML#375521 (1425 Eucalyptus Dr, San Francisco, CA 94132 )San Fransisco County. one of the main reason being that the property is exquisite and suits all purpose and because I love the curb appeal of this property, please send me the contract for me to sign and return immediately this will be my retirement home and also my family vacation spot . As a Chinese we are culturally obligated to have certain holidays and this is the best location for us , also please do alert the present owners that and it will be a cash buy. Real Estate acquisition in the states have dropped dramatically but the potential is still there you will agree

1. I will want to close on or before 17th December, 2010
2. I want to put down $15,000.00 Earnest money
3. $30,000.00 will be applied towards the closing balance
4. I want to put contingency on inspection on the contract.

My legal names are Dai Ying am a Chinese / Canadian of 2000 Sheppard Avenue, Toronto Ontario Canada M3N 2J1 , please important notice is that I will not be in Canada before the closing date to wire the funds to the representing attorney so I will advice you to send me an attorney information for a check to be drawn to give enough time for check clearance since I wont be in Canada to wire funds for official business reasons .Am in the process of acquiring some antique Japanese furniture's for this property down here from japan please be on the look out for the scheduled arrival of these furniture's.

Please forward me a purchase contract agreement in docusign format, docusign format is an electronic way of signing document. Am presently in a remote Japanese city and will not be able to access any documents in pdf because of no access to printing and scanning machines please note .This acquisition should be completed and all formalities finalized before the holidays which is about 20 to 30 days time , this gives us enough time to fix , paint and move furniture's if needed

My account manager Mr. Abraham Jacob will Issue payment in US Funds $155,000.00USD for 15,000.00, the will be for earnest money, second deposit of $30,000.00 and the remaining $700,000 will be disbursed accordingly. Following that i shall begin my research on renting properties in cities with emerging cities in states that are proving to be self sufficient and reliant hope to get your advice on that in due time .

Furthermore my rep Mr. Abraham Jacob Esq. can be reached at:1-647-862-1135 ( abrahamj@lawyer.com ) , I strongly advice that I need an attorney to represent my interest in this transaction, my lawyer can pay to seller or title company so therefore I would like to deposit all payment with the lawyer. Also i want to be very clear with are you going to be able to arrange a walk through inspection of the property to me or any individual that i will be representing in the event that am not able to attend . i want to be very certain of such issues so we understand each other .The other aspect that is important is how far is this property from the closest Asian restaurants and malls and also a park .

Please I need the following information for your attorney immediately for payment

Law Firm Name...................................................
Law Firm Address...................................................
Law Firm Telephone........................................
Lawyer's Name .................................................

Regards,

Dai Ying ..
By Abigail Picache,  Fri Nov 19 2010, 14:37
I just received one of these scam emails via Realtor.com. I knew something didn't seem right, so I Googled the attorney noted in their email, Abraham Jacob. Brought me to this post and another Trulia Scam Alert. Thanks to you, no extra time spent--happy to have found answers quickly. Be careful out there.

Here's what my email looked like dated 11/19/10:

Thanks for your effort to get me the best property in the present market .In light of this i would really like to know if this is the best offer we can get for these houses ? The houses are very good and have different great qualities about them . You have been very helpful towards my acquisition and as such i will make very sure that you are highly recommended to colleagues of mine who are also potential Real Estate investors

Abigail I will like to offer $900 000 for this property ML#375521 (1425 Eucalyptus Dr, San Francisco, CA 94132 )San Fransisco County. one of the main reason being that the property is exquisite and suits all purpose and because I love the curb appeal of this property, please send me the contract for me to sign and return immediately this will be my retirement home and also my family vacation spot . As a Chinese we are culturally obligated to have certain holidays and this is the best location for us , also please do alert the present owners that and it will be a cash buy. Real Estate acquisition in the states have dropped dramatically but the potential is still there you will agree

1. I will want to close on or before 17th December, 2010
2. I want to put down $15,000.00 Earnest money
3. $30,000.00 will be applied towards the closing balance
4. I want to put contingency on inspection on the contract.

My legal names are Dai Ying am a Chinese / Canadian of 2000 Sheppard Avenue, Toronto Ontario Canada M3N 2J1 , please important notice is that I will not be in Canada before the closing date to wire the funds to the representing attorney so I will advice you to send me an attorney information for a check to be drawn to give enough time for check clearance since I wont be in Canada to wire funds for official business reasons .Am in the process of acquiring some antique Japanese furniture's for this property down here from japan please be on the look out for the scheduled arrival of these furniture's.

Please forward me a purchase contract agreement in docusign format, docusign format is an electronic way of signing document. Am presently in a remote Japanese city and will not be able to access any documents in pdf because of no access to printing and scanning machines please note .This acquisition should be completed and all formalities finalized before the holidays which is about 20 to 30 days time , this gives us enough time to fix , paint and move furniture's if needed

My account manager Mr. Abraham Jacob will Issue payment in US Funds $155,000.00USD for 15,000.00, the will be for earnest money, second deposit of $30,000.00 and the remaining $700,000 will be disbursed accordingly. Following that i shall begin my research on renting properties in cities with emerging cities in states that are proving to be self sufficient and reliant hope to get your advice on that in due time .

Furthermore my rep Mr. Abraham Jacob Esq. can be reached at:1-647-862-1135 ( abrahamj@lawyer.com ) , I strongly advice that I need an attorney to represent my interest in this transaction, my lawyer can pay to seller or title company so therefore I would like to deposit all payment with the lawyer. Also i want to be very clear with are you going to be able to arrange a walk through inspection of the property to me or any individual that i will be representing in the event that am not able to attend . i want to be very certain of such issues so we understand each other .The other aspect that is important is how far is this property from the closest Asian restaurants and malls and also a park .

Please I need the following information for your attorney immediately for payment

Law Firm Name...................................................
Law Firm Address...................................................
Law Firm Telephone........................................
Lawyer's Name .................................................

Regards,

Dai Ying
By Earl Boyer,  Sat Dec 4 2010, 16:26
Thanks for the posts everyone! I received a Trulia Contact a week ago requesting information which I did send. The reply I got looked suspicious and I searched the name, Jagadish Narra, I did find there is a real person with that name but no scam warnings. Today I got this response and searched the attorney's name and found this page. Could have wasted a lot of time if i hadn't. Here is the message I received:

Thanks for your response , i have been having this re-occurring shoulder problem that had to be medicated . So had to use the old fashioned way by going the Indian traditional herbal method which wasn't pleasant but worth it i sincerely apologize for any delay caused by this . Furthermore Thank you for your relentless effort to get me the best property in the present market of Utah , i would really like to know if this is the best offer we can get for these houses because they are breath taking and would love the possibility of negotiating big time for some other interesting properties

Thank you for your update , the properties you sent were very impressive , beautiful and full of potentials in terms of appreciation ,however I will like to offer $500,000 for this property MLS#: 53132 (150 S Crystal Lakes Drive St George ) The reason being that the property is exquisite and suits all purpose , also the pool is an added bonus in terms of appeal but most importantly is because I love the curb appeal of this property, please send me the contract for me to sign and return immediately this will be my retirement home and also my family vacation spot . As an Indian we are culturally obligated to have certain holidays and this is the best location for us , also please do alert the present owners that and it will be a cash buy.

1. I will want to close on 10th January 2011
2. I want to put down $5,000.00 Earnest money
3. $30,000.00 will be applied towards the closing balance
4. I want to put contingency on inspection on the contract.

My legal names are Jagadish Narra am an Indian / Canadian of 2000 Sheppard Avenue, Toronto Ontario Canada M3N 2J1 , please important notice is that I will not be in Canada before the closing date to wire the funds to the representing attorney so I will advice you to send me an attorney information for a check to be drawn to give enough time for check clearance since I wont be in Canada to wire funds for Also am in the process of acquiring some antique japanese furniture's for this property down here from japan please be on the look out for the scheduled arrival of these furniture's in my emails subsequently .

Please forward me a purchase contract agreement in docusign format, docusign format is an electronic way of signing document. Am presently in a remote japanese city and will not be able to access any documents in pdf because of no access to printing and scanning machines please note this .

My account manager Mr. Abraham Jacob will Issue payment in US Funds $155,000.00USD for $5,000.00, the will be for earnest money, second deposit of $30,000.00 and the remaining $310,000 will be disbursed accordingly.

My rep Mr. Abraham Jacob Esq. can be reached at:1-647-862-1135 ( abrahamj@lawyer.com ) , I strongly advice that I need an attorney to represent my interest in this transaction, my lawyer can pay to seller or title company so therefore I would like to deposit all payment with the lawyer. Also i want to be very clear with are you going to be able to arrange a walk through inspection of the property to me or any individual that i will be representing in the event that am not able to attend . i want to be very certain of such issues so we understand each other .

Please I need the following information for your attorney immediately for payment

Law Firm Name...................................................
Law Firm Address...................................................
Law Firm Telephone........................................
Lawyer's Name .................................................

Regards,

Jagadish N
By Gustavo Alfredo Lopez Chavez,  Mon Jun 6 2011, 10:38
This is really good to know. As the Internet services are expanding into a more tech savvy customer so are the criminals too getting better in their ways to scam. I will use this information to prevent fraud to me and my customers.
By Gustavo Alfredo Lopez Chavez,  Mon Jun 6 2011, 10:39
This is really good to know. As the Internet services are expanding into a more tech savvy customer so are the criminals too getting better in their ways to scam. I will use this information to prevent fraud to me and my customers.
By Depositguard,  Thu Jul 28 2011, 13:16
Always best to meet your new landlord and see the property before you commit in anyway to a lease. However there are situations where this may not be possible. In those instances, the renter should check into DepositGuard as a way to mitigate risk.
By Robert,  Mon Aug 1 2011, 10:08
I received the following hoax/scam, etc from Carlo Pignatelli, carlo-pignatelli@hotmail.com on Monday, July 25, 2011 at 8:49 am:

______________________________________________________________________________________

Hello,

First of all I want to thank you for your reply. I really appreciate you took the time to answer me. I am the owner of the apartment located in 701/1034 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107. It is still available for rent for $1000 p/m including utilities for as long as you need. The apartment is in the best conditions, it is newly furnished and equipped with all the dependencies. I bought the apartment in 2007 and I lived there with my pet until last month when I received a promotion and needed to move to Milan / Italy.

In the apartment you will find a dishwasher, a refrigerator, a freezer, a washing machine, a dryer, an iron, , an oven, a toaster, a coffee maker, vacuum cleaner, a big screen TV, cable TV with the basic access, ADSL internet and Wi-Fi access. Also the apartment is near the public transportation, a shopping mall, a gym, and other facilities. There are no problems if you have any pets, as long as you clean up after them. The apartment has a parking space for one car. I have spent a great amount of money refurnishing the apartment and my request is that you treat it like it was your own. I am not interested to make a lot of money from the rent as I am interested to find a tenant that will take good care of the property until my return(the minimum lease period is 3 months).

My contract here in Italy expires in October 2014.

Because I had to move to Italy so soon I didn't had the time to find a trustworthy agent, I had to take the apartment keys with me. I had a real bad experience with the renting agents from the area with my previous home. I can't come to show you the apartment and I don't have any friends in the area to send the keys. I have found a way for us to complete the deal fast (2 days) and easy. The solution is a worldwide delivery company called TNT ( http://www.tnt.com/ ), with them you will be able to check the apartment before I receive the payment.

Let me know how this sounds to you.

Looking forward to your answer. I have attached the pics in this email.


Carlo Pignatelli
56 Via Duca D'Abruzzi
73100 Lecce (LE)
Carlo-Pignatelli@hotmail.com
By Becky Melton,  Thu Aug 4 2011, 09:14
Hi...was just scammed for deposit money of $850 for a property listed at 19414 Front Street, Leesburg, VA. I have notified trulia and the authorities. I tried to call the real owners of the home based on tax records but their number gives a fast busy signal. Name of scammer is Jerry Darren in Greece. Email address is jerrydarren36@yahoo.com.
By Sheba,  Tue Aug 9 2011, 21:30
JUST GOT THESE EMAILS SENT TO ME. REGARDING A HOME I WAS INQUIRING ABOUT. Thank God I read this before I went any further... email address is mighty.worrior@yahoo.com and wilbornj24@yahoo.com JAMES WILBORN

Thanks for inquiring,

I am in receipt of your mail. This is a Single-Family Home 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath. I am the home owner. Livable Space is 2965 sq. ft. Home is located at 19 Dickson Lane Martinez, CA 94553
I wanted to sale this house before now but my family advised against it. It is now for renting. I work with SWAM as a volunteer (http://www.swa-ministry.com/). As a result of duty call, I and my family have just relocated and now live in Africa. On receipt of my deposit fee, you will move in. the house will be perfect for you; rent is $1500 per month. Security deposit is $1000. I will prefer a tenant that will be able to take absolute care of home as his/her own. If you are alright with this, do provide the information below. All I need from you is to be able to take good care of home, as yours.

KINDLY CONFIRM YOUR INTEREST BY FILLING THE FORM BELOW.

Rental Application

Applicant Information

First Name:
Last Name:
Date of birth:
PROFESSION:
Cell Phone:
Home Phone:

Current Home Address:
City:
State:
ZIP Code:
HOW LONG?:

KIDS _____ (YES/NO)
HOW MANY:
IF RENTING WHY ARE YOU LEAVING?:
IF THIS PROPERTY 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:
None:

Personal References / Emergency Contacts.

First Name:
Last Name:
Relationship:
City:
State:
ZIP Code:
Cell Phone:
Home Number:

Sincerely yours,
Rae C Lewis.
Tel: 011234704321321

Thanks for mailing me regarding the house are still available, but now I'm on a business trip to West Africa. I bid for a portion of petroleum land sometimes ago in West Africa and luckily I won, so I have to move quickly down to Africa to have my office set up in the oil and gas field. I came over here with my wife and we both bought the house, when we got married. As soon as we settle down here I had an idea of selling the house, so I have to look for an agent but eventually my wife advised me on selling the house. I reasoned with her and accepted her advice. So I contacted the agency back and requested for my keys and documents. Later we decided to keep the house rented, we would have given the same agent this job, but the fact of the matter is that the agent would need to hold it professionally and the lessee may not be able to cause along with him later and more some I do not have anyone in the area I can leave the keys behind with so that is why I posted ad myself. If you notice the price we are offering is far below normal price and I this is enough for you to know that we are not after the rental fee but the entire care for the property. I know there is no way we can be sure that you are the right person to live in the house because we would not be able to meet physically before sending you the keys and the documents to occupy the property. The property is available for as long as you want and if you drive by the house you may see a sign there, you have nothing to worry about it belongs to my former company so you don't have to call them because they do not have access to the house anymore and also I can have contact him to verify this story.

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

PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
Full Name__________________________________________________ Home Phone ( ) ________________________
Date of Birth_________________________________
Other Phone ( ) ___________________
Current Address_______________________________Apt#________ City__________________ State______ Zip________
Reasons for Leaving____________________________Rent $__________Phone ( ) ____________________________
Are you married____________________________
How many people will be living in the house____________________________
Do you have a pet____________________________
Do you have a car____________________________
Occupation____________________________
Move In Date____________________________

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

House Address
229 Locust Drive, Vallejo CA 94591

Available for move in now .

James Wilborn
+234-704-019-0217
011-234-704-019-0217
By Breezy,  Thu Aug 11 2011, 16:11
I received one from Carlo-Pignatelli@hotmail.com as well. Beware. I speak Italian so I actually wrote him back in Italian, and he hasn't responded...I have a feeling he won't.

Hello,

First of all I want to thank you for your reply. I really appreciate you took the time to answer me. I am the owner of the apartment located in 33 West Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60654. It is still available for rent for $1000 p/m including utilities for as long as you need. The apartment is in the best conditions, it is newly furnished and equipped with all the dependencies. I bought the apartment in 2007 and I lived there with my pet until last month when I received a promotion and needed to move to Milan / Italy.

In the apartment you will find a dishwasher, a refrigerator, a freezer, a washing machine, a dryer, an iron, , an oven, a toaster, a coffee maker, vacuum cleaner, a big screen TV, cable TV with the basic access, ADSL internet and Wi-Fi access. Also the apartment is near the public transportation, a shopping mall, a gym, and other facilities. There are no problems if you have any pets, as long as you clean up after them. The apartment has a parking space for one car. I have spent a great amount of money refurnishing the apartment and my request is that you treat it like it was your own. I am not interested to make a lot of money from the rent as I am interested to find a tenant that will take good care of the property until my return(the minimum lease period is 3 months).

My contract here in Italy expires in October 2014.

Because I had to move to Italy so soon I didn't had the time to find a trustworthy agent, I had to take the apartment keys with me. I had a real bad experience with the renting agents from the area with my previous home. I can't come to show you the apartment and I don't have any friends in the area to send the keys. I have found a way for us to complete the deal fast (2 days) and easy. The solution is a worldwide delivery company called TNT ( http://www.tnt.com ), with them you will be able to check the apartment before I receive the payment.

Let me know how this sounds to you.

Looking forward to your answer.


Carlo Pignatelli
56 Via Duca D'Abruzzi
73100 Lecce (LE)
Carlo-Pignatelli@hotmail.com
By Kris,  Sat Aug 13 2011, 08:24
I also received a scam email on a rentel in Los Angeles from Carlo Pignatelli - Carlo-Pignatelli@hotmail.com . Beware!


Hello,

First of all I want to thank you for your reply. I really appreciate you took the time to answer me. I am the owner of the apartment and It's still available for rent for $1000 p/m including utilities for as long as you need. The apartment is in the best conditions, it is newly furnished and equipped with all the dependencies. I bought the apartment in 2007 and I lived there with my pet until last month when I received a promotion and needed to move to Milan / Italy.
In the apartment you will find a dishwasher, a refrigerator, a freezer, a washing machine, a dryer, an iron, , an oven, a toaster, a coffee maker, vacuum cleaner, a big screen TV, cable TV with the basic access, ADSL internet and Wi-Fi access. Also the apartment is near the public transportation, a shopping mall, a gym, and other facilities. There are no problems if you have any pets, as long as you clean up after them. The apartment has a parking space for one car. I have spent a great amount of money refurnishing the apartment and my request is that you treat it like it was your own. I am not interested to make a lot of money from the rent as I am interested to find a tenant that will take good care of the property until my return(lease period must be at least 3 months).
My contract here in Italy expires in October 2014.
Because I had to move to Italy so soon I didn't had the time to find a trustworthy agent, I had to take the apartment keys with me. I had a real bad experience with the renting agents from the area with my previous home. I can't come to show you the apartment and I don't have any friends in the area to send the keys. I have found a way for us to complete the deal fast (2 days) and easy. The solution is a worldwide delivery company called TNT ( http://www.tnt.com ), with them you will be able to check the apartment before I receive the payment.
Let me know how this sounds to you.
Looking forward to your answer.

Carlo Pignatelli
56 Via Duca D'Abruzzi
73100 Lecce (LE)
Carlo-Pignatelli@hotmail.com
By Angela Miller,  Sun Aug 14 2011, 05:32
WOW I GUESS THAT HAVE BEEN DOWN THIS ROAD MYSELF..... BEWARE PEOPLE THEY ARE TRYING TO SCAM THE RENTAL COMMUNITY AS WELL AS THE BUYING COMMUNITY....



Hello,
I did get your response concerning the house I posted online. The house is still available but presently I'm not around..,I attended a course in theology at the South London Christian College.Presently i am in the ministry working for God as a missionary in West Africa,Due to the mass decision by U.S churches to promote the gospel to reach people in west Africa visit http://www.christiantelegraph.com/issue1630.html.It has always been my calling to work for the Lord so when He called i had no choice but to answer.I came over here with my wife so we are both working as a missionary in west Africa.

We initially handed our property to an agent but it was quite expensive dealing with the agent so we requested for our keys and the house documents back,we have decided to handle it ourselves as this will give us the opportunity to know whom we are renting our house to.

If you notice, you will discovered that the price we are offering is far below standard price, this is enough for you to know that we are not after the rental fee but the absolute care for the property. I know there is no way I can be sure that you are the right person to live in the house but I just had a feeling that anyone who knows what it takes to put the kind of structure down should know that maintaining a building is mandatory.We will make arrangement on how to send the keys and the house documents to you so that you can possibly occupy the house,so if you believe you can take good care of the house and handle it like yours then I will be more than happy to let you rent the house.


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

PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF

Name: Age:



Present rent $: Phone ( )



Are you married?



Do you have a pet? Do you have a car?


Occupation: Move In Date?


How long do you intend to rent my house?


House Address: 435 SW 30th Rd Miami, FL 33129


God Bless You
Pastor Vontilla J Steven
By Michelle,  Tue Aug 16 2011, 10:29
I recently inquired about a rental home, I actually went and found the home and it was actually for rent. I contacted the person who claimed they were in london for business and that the house was move in ready. I had to complete a application and email it back. In a matter of minutes she sent me a email saying that I was approved that all I had to do was wire her the 550.00 deposit and she would send me the keys over night express.
By Michelle,  Tue Aug 16 2011, 10:33
I inquired about a rental home, and I actually googled the address and went and seen the home, It was beautiful but below price. I contacted the person via email pplicatGood Day Michelle Medlock ,

I have received the Completed rental application as in your mail. My Husband and I believe that your application is modest enough and we do not have any reason to doubt either your ability to take care of the property or be on-time with payments (Beginning with this one) because so far so Good, You have been forthcoming with us. We have hereby accepted your application and are giving you the opportunity to rent our property and live in it as long as you have stated in the rental application or even more depending on how our relationship in the future as property owner - Tenant is being maintained.

We have prepared the rental agreement already signed by us, Lease Papers and Keys to be mailed to your present address as indicated on the rental application at your earliest convenience. However, before we can do this, You would be required to make The Payment of the Security Deposit $550 is to be wired to me through Western Union Money Transfer with the details below from any western union outlet around you:

Name Of Receiver: Jane scoott
Address Receiver:45 Beech Street,London UK.EC2Y 8AD
Amount: $550
MTCN:AWAITING

Once the wire transfer has been made, You are to send me the confirmation numbers that would be issued to you after payment so I can be sure the money has been sent. Once I get this information, I would set out to mail the Keys. Lease agreement would be mailed to you through email to review and sign once payment is received. I am giving you access to my property not for any other reason but trust. I would not like a situation where my truest would be misplaced. Do everything you can to avoid defacing or destroying the property in any manner. I trust that you wouldn't let me down. Hope to get the confirmation numbers today so we can get this over and done. Once more, I am counting on you.

Jane scoott
By Rholdred,  Tue Aug 16 2011, 14:24
I'm glad this is out there to warn people of these types of scams. However, my house is not for rent, but it is still posted for rent on Zillow and Trulia. A nighbor informed us that a person came by to look at the house and the "owner" said they lived in London and told this person to just check out the house and then send the deposit to London. They came to check out the house, and were skeptical, which is why they went to talk to the neighbors. Otherwise, I would have never known that my house was listed for rent. I've reported it to the police and told both Zillow and Trulia and they refuse to take the posting off their site. This seems ridiculous since they are also posting these "how not to get scammed" announcements. "Agent" is Derek Copperfield - beware!
By Vera Rosen,  Tue Aug 16 2011, 15:22
Hello,

First of all I want to thank you for your reply. I really appreciate you took the time to answer me. I am the owner of the apartment and It's still available for rent for $1000 p/m including utilities for as long as you need. The apartment is in the best conditions, it is newly furnished and equipped with all the dependencies. I bought the apartment in 2007 and I lived there with my pet until last month when I received a promotion and needed to move to Lecce / Italy.
In the apartment you will find a dishwasher, a refrigerator, a freezer, a washing machine, a dryer, an iron, , an oven, a toaster, a coffee maker, vacuum cleaner, a big screen TV, cable TV with the basic access, ADSL internet and Wi-Fi access. Also the apartment is near the public transportation, a shopping mall, a gym, and other facilities. There are no problems if you have any pets, as long as you clean up after them. The apartment has a parking space for one car. I have spent a great amount of money refurnishing the apartment and my request is that you treat it like it was your own. I am not interested to make a lot of money from the rent as I am interested to find a tenant that will take good care of the property until my return(lease period must be at least 3 months).
My contract here in Italy expires in October 2014.
Because I had to move to Italy so soon I didn't had the time to find a trustworthy agent, I had to take the apartment keys with me. I had a real bad experience with the renting agents from the area with my previous home. I can't come to show you the apartment and I don't have any friends in the area to send the keys. I have found a way for us to complete the deal fast (2 days) and easy. The solution is a worldwide delivery company called TNT ( http://www.tnt.com ), with them you will be able to check the apartment before I receive the payment.
Let me know how this sounds to you.
Looking forward to your answer.

Carlo Pignatelli
56 Via Duca D'Abruzzi
73100 Lecce (LE)
Carlo-Pignatelli@hotmail.com
By Ebony Spence,  Fri Aug 19 2011, 19:48
PLEASE DO NOT COMMUNICATE WITH A LADY BY THE NAME OF JERMARRA NILES & HER PARTNER MICHELLE, Lava Properties, They are Scam artist. They claim that they own property at 5356 Hanyen dr , Norfolk 23502. She charged me $20.00 for an application fee and told me in order to be approved for the house I had to deposit $1300 into her bank of america account. When I declined to do so she sent me a text saying another person got the house & sent in the full deposit of $1300. Something didnt feel right and Its sad how these scam artist are out here ploting on innocent people for there money !
By D Therese Gulsvig,  Thu Aug 25 2011, 22:35
I FIGURED THIS ONE OUT BY GOOGLING THE ADDRESS... IT WAS A BIG BUSINESS BUILDING SO I GOOGLED THE NAME AND ADDRESS AND UP POPPED THE TRULIA PHISHING SCAM PAGE. I'M SO GLAD MY BOYFRIEND AND I DIDNT WIRE 1900 DOLLARS!!!


I have received the Completed rental application as in your mail. My Wife and I had a very long debate about it but at the tail end I was able to convince her that your application is modest enough and we do not have any reason to doubt either your ability to take care of the property or be on-time with payments (Beginning with this one, because that is the only reason he might want to change his mind)because so far so Good, You have been forthcoming with us. We have hereby accepted your application and are giving you the opportunity to rent our property and live in it as long as you have stated in the rental application or even more depending on how our relationship in the future as property owner - Tenant is being maintained.

We have prepared the rental agreement already signed by us, Lease agreement and Keys to be mailed to your present address as indicated on the rental application at your earliest convenience. However, before we can do this, You would be required to make The Payment of the Security Deposit $950, and month rent $950 making it the sum total of $1,900 is to be made through Western Union Money Transfer with the details below:

Name Of Receiver: Scott Benz
Receiver's Address: 45 Beech Street,London UK.EC2Y 8AD.
Amount: $1,900
MTCN:AWAITING

Once the wire transfer has been made, You are to let me know who sent the money and also send me the confirmation numbers that would be issued to you after payment so I can be sure the money has been sent. Once I get this information, I would set out to mail the Keys,and Lease Agreement to your present address. I am giving you access to my property not for any other reason but trust. I would not like a situation where my trust would be misplaced. Do everything you can to avoid defacing or destroying the property in any manner. I trust that you wouldn't let me down. Hope to get the confirmation numbers today so we can get this over and done. Once more, I am counting on you.

Scott Benz.
By Michele.murphy118,  Thu Sep 1 2011, 07:30
heres my letter they sent me.....looks like "Smith" forgot whether he/she was the wife or husband.. and since they are in Africa wasnt aware that the washing machine isnt a utility....and what are utilities inclued "etc." how does "etc." make it into a contract!

Thanks for your interest in renting my house. I am Smith, the owner of the
> house you are making inquiry of. Actually I resided in the house with my
> family, my husband and my daughter before and presently we have moved out
> due to my transfer from my work now in Warsaw,Poland. As soon as we settled
> down here i had a thought of selling the house but later my wife advised
> against it. Presently my house is still available for rent for $900 (rent
> already includes utilities). More so, i’m currently in the (West Africa)
> for an international Christian follower’s crusade. Please i want you to
> note that i spent a lot on my property that am offering for rent,so i will
> solicit for your absolute care of this house and want you to treat it as
> your own, Please we are never after your money but the absolute maintenance
> and upkeep of the home are all we ask from you and your lovely family. I
> also want you to let me have trust in you as i always stand on my
> word..
>
> It has a dramatic entry foyer with ceramic floor. Extremely spacious rooms
> throughout with lots of big windows…nice and light! New neutral paint and
> some newer carpet.....Very quiet, low traffic area. New fridge .Utilities
> include Water,Trash,Sewer,washing machine,Gas Etc....
>
> SO IF YOU ARE REALLY INTERESTED I WILL WANT YOU TO FILL THE RENT APPLICATION
> FORM BELOW.
>
> TENANCY RENT APPLICATION FORM.
> Name (First name/ Middle name/Surname ) : __________?
> Phone # : __________?
> Fax#:_____________?
> E-mail : __________?
> Best time to call : __________?
> Present Address : __________?
> City/State : __________?
> Present occupation : __________?
> Are you a section 8 applicant : __________?
> How many proposed occupants : __________?
> List all in addition to yourself including approx age : __________?
> Pictures of occupants:___________?
> Preferred move in date : __________?
> Earliest possible date of deposit payment: __________?
> Do you have pets : __________?
> Please describe Breed, size : __________?
> Personality of pet : __________?
> Intended length of lease: __________?
> Length of previous tenancy : __________?
> Do you run a business from home : __________?
> If so what kind of business : __________?
> Do you work late night : __________?
> Do you smoke : __________?
> Do you drink : __________?
>
> Looking forward to hearing from you with all this details so that i can
> have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt for you and contacting
> you…Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the
> document and the keys to you,please we are giving you all this based on
> trust and again i will want you to stick to your words,you know that we have
> not seen yet and only putting everything into Gods hands,so please do not
> let us down in this our property and God bless you more as you do this… The
> house is available for rent at the moment so you are free to move in as soon
> as you wish to…A Deposit of $700 (which is the security deposit) is required
> before moving in…Feel free to call my number is(+234-813-457-0361). 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 4 years so you have a choice of deciding how long you
> intend sm/property.
>
> Regards,
> Smith
By Skkeefner,  Fri Sep 2 2011, 07:33
I sent in a 'suspected fraud' notice this morning when I was contacted in reply to a Tigard, Oregon house for rent. The responder said her name is Soledad B. Anderson, and she is an international contractor who was recently transferred to Spain. She has no local representative and while I could go and look at the house, I couldn't go inside because she has the keys with her. She was willing to work with me my email. After declining her gracious offer to probably scam me via email, I googled 'Soledad Anderson, Tigard, Oregon. Lo and behold, a number of Tigard properties for rent came up. Please check into this so some hardworking family doesn't get scammed.
By Misael,  Fri Sep 2 2011, 21:59
Got another Carlo Pignatelli awesome apartment SCAM - His e.mail address on this one was fashion.CP@aol.com

Hello,

First of all I want to thank you for your reply. I really appreciate you took the time to answer me. I am the owner of the apartment l. It is still available for rent for $1000/month including all the utilities utilities. The apartment is in the best conditions, it is newly furnished and equipped with all the dependencies. I bought the apartment in 2007 and I lived there with my pet until last month when I received a promotion and needed to move to Milan / Italy.In the apartment you will find a dishwasher, a refrigerator, a freezer, a washing machine, a dryer, an iron, , an oven, a toaster, a coffee maker, vacuum cleaner, a big screen TV, cable TV with the basic access, ADSL internet and Wi-Fi access. Also the apartment is near the public transportation, a shopping mall, a gym, and other facilities. There are no problems if you have any pets, as long as you clean up after them. The apartment has a parking space for one car. I have spent a great amount of money refurnishing the apartment and my request is that you treat it like it was your own. I am not interested to make a lot of money from the rent as I am interested to find a tenant that will take good care of the property until my return (the minimum lease period is 3 months maximum 3 years).

My contract here in Italy expires in October 2014.

Because I had to move to Italy so soon I didn't had the time to find a trustworthy agent, I had to take the apartment keys with me. I had a real bad experience with the renting agents from the area with my previous home. I'm willing to come and make the lease contract, handover the keys and meet you. I'm worried that i will end up buying the plane ticket and you will not rent the place. How can i be sure that you are trustworthy and you're a person of your word? Can we come up with a good solution for that?

Looking forward to your answer.

Carlo Pignatelli
By Sandy_8735,  Tue Sep 6 2011, 00:49
Hi, How are you? Thanks for the interest in my House, my house is still available for rent and is located 700 Halliday Ave Los Angeles, CA 90049 quite and safe I only need someone that can take good care of the house at my absence because right now am not around i just secured a contract in London of which i will not be back until after 2years. And am here with the house keys and document, i tried to look for management before i left but couldn't get any in time. But the one i got we got a deal, but later my friend advised against that. I reasoned with him and accepted him advise. So I contacted the agent back and let her understand that i am no longer interested in handling the property to her anymore. So later we decided to have the house rent out, we would have give the agent this job also but the truth of the matter is that the agent would want to handle it professionally and the occupant may not be able to reason along with her later. If you notice, you will discovered that the price we are offering is far below standard price, this is enough for you to know that we are not after the rental fee but the absolute care for the property. So If you know that you have a good reference and a good credential you can email me back to secure and occupy my house at my absent.
NB: You can go check the neighborhood and get back to me for further discussion, any sign post will be removed once i get any responsible tenant so you ignore the sign post cause i have stop dealing and contacting the Realtor for too much fees i pay trying to ripe me off. It is available for a long term lease as we will be here for 2years and also intend buying a new home on getting back to the states. General house description: 3bedroom 3bathroom (Approx.)2,878 sq ft Immaculate well cared for home! Open plan, light and bright eat in kitchen, with plant window, breakfast bar, table space. French doors lead to patio, and large fenced yard,perfect for little ones or pets! Great room with woodburning fireplace!Inviting foyer!Ref,washer and dryer stay There is also high speed wireless internet access.Pets acceptable (security deposit required) which is $900 References a must. Hope you are Okay with the rent fee of $1100 per month, get back to me asap because i need a tenant urgently and i can also forward the application form to you, if you are interested. Have a nice day
Daniel


IS THIS A SCAM^ ???
I NEED TO KNOW BECAUSE UNFORTUNALLY I SEND $900 ?:[
By Jennifer Ratcliff,  Tue Sep 6 2011, 02:40
Great post! This sort of thing seems to be happening more and more.
By Dalinda,  Tue Sep 6 2011, 07:48
wow sandy, i just found a home and to be honest with you they told me quite the same story, living out of town, wanting someone to take care of their home, the deposit of $400 once sent through western union they will be sending the keys and paper documents through fedex. and also, they said that the rent is $1420 but they are renting it to us for $800 and light water and gas are included??! how good does this sound?! i dont know if its a scam but anyone that says they are out of town and want money sent to them through western union i think sounds fishy. they also said their realtor was giving them a hassle with wanting to sale the place more pricey.... any one can help me and sarah out asap will be very helpful!
By Dalinda,  Tue Sep 6 2011, 07:54
also, i looked up the house on miamidademyhome.com and the same person i am emailing is on the house i looked up from the address they are giving to rent, its kinda tricky because who rents a home to some one and doesnt even introduce themselves personally at all or no number to call. i would think they would make the time and effort of sending someone who knows them or family to tell us more about the home.... am i right'/??
By Cindy Park,  Tue Sep 6 2011, 08:45
We just inquired about a home for rent on Trulia, in the Portland, Oregon area... We heard back with this email.. (later also saw an ad for same house for rent at twice the cost). The letter looks very familiar.. ;) This is the 2nd home we looked at in area with scam, different site, letter varied a little.

Wasli Ashlin ✆ wasliashlin@yahoo.com to me
show details 5:36 PM 9-5-11

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 Home with my family, my wife and my only daughter before and presently we have moved out due to my transfer from my work now in Warsaw,Poland. Presently my house is still available for rent for 750(rent already includes utilities).More so Now, i’m currently in the (West African)for an international Christian follower’s crusade.Pls i want you to note that i spent a lot on my property that i want to give to you for rent,so i will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this house and want you to treat it as your own, It is not the money that is the main problem but i want you to keep it tidy all the time so that i will be glad to see it neat when i come for a check up.I also want you to let me have trust in you as i always stand on my word..

This is the address of the House is : 4123 NW 179th Pl, Portland OR

It has a dramatic entry foyer with ceramic floor. Extremely spacious rooms throughout with lots of big windows…nice and light! New neutral paint and some newer carpet.....Very quiet, low traffic area. New fridge I believe its absolutely a perfect home for you and your family.Utilities include Water,Trash,Sewer,Gas Etc....

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

RENT APPLICATION FORM.
Name (First name/ Middle name/Surname ) : __________?
Phone # : __________?
E-mail : __________?
Best time to call : __________?
How many proposed occupants : __________?
List all in addition to yourself including approx age : __________?
Present Address : __________?
City/State : __________?
Will you have pets : __________?
Please describe Breed, size : __________?
Personality of pet : __________?
Preferred move in date : __________?
Intended length of lease: __________?
Earliest possible date of deposit payment: __________?
Length of previous tenancy : __________?
Present occupation : __________?
Are you a section 8 applicant : __________?
Do you run a business from home : __________?
If so what kind of business : __________?
Do you work late night : __________?
Do you smoke : __________?
Do you drink : __________?


Looking forward to hearing from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you…Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the document and the keys to you,please we are giving you all this based on trust and again i will want you to stick to your words,you know that we have not seen yet and only putting everything into Gods hands,so please do not let us down in this our property and God bless you more as you do this… The house is available for rent at the moment so you are free to move in as soon as you wish to…A Deposit of $700 (which happens to be the security deposit) is required before moving in…Feel free to call my number is ( +234-803-625-6296 or 011-234-803-625-6296).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 4 years so you have a choice of deciding how long you intend sm/property.

Thanks And God Bless You
Ashlin Wasli.
By Vanessa Mcelroy,  Sun Sep 11 2011, 06:51
I inquired about this house for rent in Denham Springs, LA. This letter looks alot like the ones above. I knew the price was too good to be true.

Thanks for your interest in our house.


Firstly i will like to introduce myself, I am an Engineer by profession (retired) originally from Florida. I and my wife acquired the house recently and decided to rent out the house but due to our busy schedule,and the fact that we are retired we decided to go on a 3 years voluntary missionary trip in association with Christ embassy to Africa.


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


Please we want you to note that we are kind and honest people,and will want you to take absolute care of our house,we want you to keep it tidy at all time so that we will be glad to see it in good condition whenever we visit.


So if you are really interested in the house, we will want you to fill out the rent application form below.




RENTAL APPLICATION






The undersigned hereby makes an application to rent the following property: 30661 Anderson Dr Denham Springs, LA 70726.






Anticipated move in date of ___________________at a monthly rent of $700 and the term of tenancy will be renewed automatically every year or monthly.






TENANT INFORMATION






Applicant (A) Full Name__________________________
_______


Phone (_____) _____________________


Other Phone (_____) ________________________


Age_________________________ _


Marital status___________________


Do you have a pet___________________________ ________

Do you have a car___________________________ ___________


Driver's License #_____________________________ ___


How many people will be living in the house_________________________ __


Reference_____________________ _____________






PREVIOUS RESIDENCE INFORMATION






1) Previous Address ______________________________ ________________________


City: ____________________________ State :______________ Zip:________________


Length of occupancy _____________________


Landlord's Name: ______________________________ ________


Phone (_____) _______________________


Reason for leaving ______________________________ _________________________


Rent Payment $_______________




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


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


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


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


DESCRIPTION: Completely renovated, updated, and beautiful 3 bedrooms/2 bathroom home. A fresh facelift that includes new vinyl flooring in the kitchen and wet areas, new carpet in the bedrooms, and new laminate in the dining room.There is fresh paint throughout the home. The kitchen has a gas stove and tons of counter space and cabinets. The open floor plan looks very modern and lends itself to entertaining. There are lots of windows and natural light inside. The backyard features a covered porch and fenced yard with a storage building and playset that remain. The roof is brand new. Sqft:1,628. Pets OK. The house is available now and the house rent includes all utilities.


You can contact us on 011 then 234-812-651-7164 or +234-812-651-7164 .


Thanks and hope to hear from you soon.


Remain blessed
Mr. Scott and wife Mrs Jennifer Dick.
By Wendyclark,  Fri Sep 16 2011, 17:31
It makes me sick that you have to be on the look out every where you go. Why can't these people put in as much effort into simply getting a real job?!!! Thanks for the heads-up. This is really helpful information.
By Kim Boulter,  Fri Sep 16 2011, 17:46
Great tips. Thank you so much for sharing this information!
By Fred,  Sat Sep 17 2011, 16:22
Received this scam letter, in response to a property inquiry, though this was not the property that I asked about:

Hello,

Thanks for the email.

The House is still available and will only be given out to the right person that will take very good care of the place and the facilities.

Well i must let you know that the house has a lot of facilities like laundry facilities, air condition, internet and telephone access and a car park and other necessary facilities.

The Monthly Electricity Bill and Utilities has been paid for up front for 1yr to this time and in the Kitchen it’s a gas Furnace.

I have really decided to give out the house as a result of my transfer to London UK ,in my place of work.

I will be renting out the house for $1700 (Including Utilities) and a security deposit of $700 and I need to inform you as well that money is not the major reason why I am renting it out but want someone who can take care of it as if he/she owns it.

The Address of the property is : 2238 Weston Drive San Jose CA 95130

I was actually working with a Realtor earlier but noticed he increased the rent more than i expected so i told him i was going to get a new tenant myself because the way he increased the rent and deposit, the renters can't afford it and it can even scare tenants away more so, with that act, the house will be vacant for long that is why the house is still vacant till now.

So i have decided to rent it out myself that is why you can see the advert in craigslist. But he still have the sign outside.

But if you are willing to work with my situation, let me know so that we can discuss the rent further.

Cheers
Dave M Penny
By Kellee Powell,  Mon Sep 19 2011, 07:54
Why in the world would you send any money to anyone and have not seen the inside?They think they are clever! There is always someone a little bit smarter than you are. GOD will always reveal the DEVIL...........He don't have any new tricks, just new faces........Resist the devil and he shall flee........
By Yvette,  Wed Sep 21 2011, 07:56
So sad that I too was targeted when all I wanted to do was find a home to rent. I received 2 from 3 inquiries not 5 minutes of my inquiry. HerHello,

We are pleased that you have an interest in our house, Our lovely home is still available for lease and we want responsible adults/family who are neat and also believe that they have what it takes to take care of our house as if it were theirs. My wife and I initially had it up for sale but had a change of mind in leasing it out ourselves because the agent that was in charge of our rental property was asking too much of an agent fee and also making it difficult for people who cannot afford the rent, stay away from renting my house.

The reason why our house is up for lease is because I got transferred from my place of work to Houston TX, I will be away with my family for at least 4 to 5 years because of the love I have for them, I have decided not to sell our house and also assuring them that we only have few years to spend here and will be willing to lease it out to person/family who is willing to assure us of taking absolute care of our home and pay their rent on time. I will start by telling you more in regards me and my family. I have a daughter named Leslie (20yrs) who attends University of Houston as a medical student, she has a lot going for her and she is also down to earth in all that she does to keep us happy and when she is back home on vacation, she also assist her mom in the house work when am at work. I work as a Robotic Programmer & Welder/Fitter here in Houston TX and got married to a lovely wife who is a member of Joyce Meyer Ministries . We will be very pleased if we can find the right tenant to rent our home, a person who is a clean freak and does not tolerate anything that has to do with dirt... we also would like to know more about you and your family, your renting experience and how long and when you plan moving into our home. These 4 bedrooms and 4 bath home are very specious and neat. 2,562 sqft

Below is the rental property address:

10519 South 6th Avenue, Inglewood CA 90303

Pets allowed: Yes
Rent:1800
Deposit:1200

The rental fee is inclusive with utilities.

Remain Blesssed,
Mr. & Mrs. April Moore
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By Yvette,  Wed Sep 21 2011, 07:59
Then I got this:

Hello Yvette,
Attached is the Rental Application form, fill and get it sent back to us, we also saw your willingness in leasing our home and hope we will have no regrets leasing our home to you. I want you to know that you can stay in our home till the period of time you wish to leave as long as you pay your rent on time. The rent fee covers the utilities. All we ask for is making sure you fill the rental application form correctly before approving you as tenant; you are advised to secure our rental property by paying for a refundable security deposit and the 1st Month rent so that we can secure it by taking our house off market. Here are the contents of the package that will be shipped to your present home address via a courier service upon receiving the funds.

1) Entrance/rooms Keys
2) Paperwork (Containing your reference details)
3) The duplicate of the documented file.
4) Payment Receipt.

Remain Blessed.
Mr. Moore & Family
By Jsoria,  Wed Sep 21 2011, 14:31
I Recieved this email today, from email phome19@yahoo.com
This is a scam


Hello,

God bless you for your interest about my Beautiful Single Family Home, 3 Bedroom, 2 Baths and 2,100 sqft. I am renting this house to a responsible and neat person or family who has the fear of God and treat my house as his or her own.Presently I and my wife have work for U SAID.U SAID works in agriculture, democracy & governance, economic growth, the environment, education, health, global partnerships, and humanitarian assistance in more than 100 countries to provide a better future for all.

USAID still faces an uncertain future. In many developing countries, HIV/AIDS and health issues are having a dramatic impact on social cohesiveness and economic strength, blocking the very development goals we seek. Virtually all the new democracies in the world today are fragile; others are democracies more in name than substance. Nearly a quarter of the people living in developing countries, or about one billion people, live in absolute poverty. There are a host of other threats - ranging from terrorism to infectious disease and violent conflict - that challenge us and the developing nations we seek to help.Here is U SAID Web address:- http://www.usaid.gov
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USAID efforts to foster world-wide economic growth and increased trade,and tackling cross-border issues such as the spread of HIV/AIDS and trafficking in persons.To safe the live of peoples from primitive death that claims the souls of younger ages as a result of casual sex gave us transfer to West Africa and we will be away for 8 years or more and this is why we are actually renting out house,so if you are interested and will take good care of our house then we will be ready to accept you as our future tenant and family friend. If you really impress me by taking good care of our house then you will be allowed to stay as long as you wish okay.

This is the address of the Single family house,Address:3000 S Kiwanis Avenue, Sioux Falls SD 57105.
So get back to me on how you could take care of our house or perhaps experience you have in renting home. The rent is US$600/month and $600 for security deposit with Air Conditioning, Outside Smoking OK. Utilities Included in the rent. The house also comes with Washer & Dryer. PETS ARE WELCOME!

I am looking forward to hear from you ASAP so that i can forward you an application to fill out and discuss on how to get my house for rent, also are you ready to rent now?Await your reply.

Thanks.
By Rebecca P,  Thu Sep 22 2011, 11:05
I received this email regarding a home that was for rent for $1000 a month in my neighborhood on trulia. I went by the house and it is currently on the market for $601k. The realtor assured me that it was not for rent. I was pretty sure that was the case because the property was a beautiful new 4/3 with over 3500 square ft. I had already sent an inquiry and this was the email I received in response:
James Carson lepscaye@aol.com via yahoo.com to me
show details 9:44 AM (3 hours ago)
Hello,

First of all I want to thank you for your reply. I really appreciate you took the time to answer me. I am the owner of the property. It is still available for rent for $1000/month including all the utilities utilities. The property is in the best conditions, it is newly furnished and equipped with all the dependencies. I bought the property in 2007 and I lived there with my pet until last month when I received a contract and needed to move to Anchorage/Alaska. In the property you will find a dishwasher, a refrigerator, a freezer, a washing machine, a dryer, an iron, , an oven, a toaster, a coffee maker, vacuum cleaner, a big screen TV, cable TV with the basic access, ADSL internet and Wi-Fi access. Also the property is near the public transportation, a shopping mall, a gym, and other facilities. There are no problems if you have any pets, as long as you clean up after them. The property has a parking space for one car. I have spent a great amount of money refurnishing the property and my request is that you treat it like it was your own. I am not interested to make a lot of money from the rent as I am interested to find a tenant that will take good care of the property until my return (the minimum lease period is 3 months maximum 3 years).

Because I had to move to Alaska so soon I didn't had the time to find a trustworthy agent, I had to take the property keys with me. I had a real bad experience with the renting agents from the area with my previous home. I can't come to show you the property and I don't have any friends in the area to send the keys. I have found a way for us to complete the deal fast (2 days) and easy. The solution is http://www.Escrow.com, with them you will be able to check the property before I receive the payment.
Let me know how this sounds to you.

Looking forward to your answer.
James Carson
2248 Spenard Rd.
Anchorage, AK 99503
By David Wahl,  Sun Sep 25 2011, 13:28
I just received the same message from James Carson
By Gomezk,  Fri Sep 30 2011, 10:12
I too received this message regarding a home in the Poway area. It was too good to be true. I asked my relator to see if these people actually owned the property and found out they were trying to scam us. This is so ridiculous. I pray people don't fall for these types of scams. DO YOUR HOMEWORK before giving any money out. We were lucky we didn't fall for it.
Kimberly


Hello,

Thanks for your interest regarding our home for rent.Our 3 bedroom single family home is still available for rent, We are looking for a responsible,neat and God fearing person or family whom we could trust and rely on with our properties, a family that will handle our property as if it were theirs. Actually we had our home for SALE before leaving for Oklahoma but after much deliberation we were unable to sell it again other than to have it up for lease since we won't be spending more than 4 years here in Oklahoma. We lost the agent that helped us take care of our home and we haven't found a reputable agency that will help us in taking care of our home and leaving the house empty wouldn't be a good idea so we thought of leasing it out Well after we lost the agent that helped us take care of our house, he died 28th Nov 2010 and since we could not live the house empty we had to let our Church members stay there till we get back from Tulsa OK.

The main reason why the house is for rent is that I was transferred from my place of work to further my career in Tulsa, OK. I and my family will be away for good 4 years or more, We require is a responsible and God fearing family whom we will trust and rely on with our property. We would also like to know more about you and your family, your renting experience, how long you wish occupying our home and when you plan moving into our home. We also require a good and responsible family whom are very neat freaks. We want a tenant who will do what he/she agrees to do. Someone who morally chooses to do the right thing. A person whose signature on a contract signifies a binding promise they will keep, A clean tenant has higher standards than a dirty tenant. It is a fact that clean tenant will care for your rental property better than a dirty tenant. Isn't it? Please do drive by and see the interior and exterior part of our house from the outside,why we don't want our Church members to know that we are renting it out to you, because if we let them know they will want to let our Church priest know and he will want us to let them start making payment or accept them as our new tenant which we are not pleased with.Hope you know where we are coming from?

Address: - 12274 Cornwallis Sq, San Diego, CA 92128


Our home features great floor plan, open kitchen with stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, skylights, whirlpool tub, gas fireplace,washer/dryer Great location. parking included. Great location close to everything, restaurants, transportation, entertainment. Pets ok. and the rent is $1800.00 monthly and a Deposit of $1000.00.

We are looking forward to hear from you soon.

NAME: Mr. & Mrs. Robert
ADDRESS: 4330 East 74th Place, Tulsa OK 74136
By Gomezk,  Fri Sep 30 2011, 10:14
Hello Kimberly ,

Attached is the Rental Application form, fill it and e-mail it back to us, I can see your willingness in leasing our home and hope we will never have regrets in leasing our home to you.I also want you to know that we will let you stay in our home as long as you want to as far as you pay up your rent on time.

All we ask for is making sure you fill the rental application form properly so that we can approve you as our tenant, we will also advise you secure our home by paying for a refundable security deposit along with the 1st Month rental fee so that we can take our house off market and let other renters not to contact us anymore for the same house you are about renting.

Here are the contents of the package that will be shipped to your present home address via a courier service upon receiving your application form filled by you.

1) Entrance and rooms Keys
2) Paper/Permanent House form (Containing your reference details)
3) The duplicate of the House documented file.
4) Receipt Of Payment

Best Regards.
Matt Robert & Family
By Jacqueline,  Mon Oct 3 2011, 20:59
This guy was really clever the name he used is actually the owners name so when looked up he seemed legit.Thank so much for your wonderful reply , i wish you all the best in my house all i need from you is to take good care of my house  clean and neat always also treat it as it is  your own with that i can allow  you to stay for any period of years you wish .

You can send the Deposit  via western union or Money gram  to my Personal Assistance information so she will pick it up and get my home package mail to you in your  current address  via FedEx. The content in the package  will contain as below.
 
*Home Keys.
*Paper Works.
*Receipt of  your Deposit Payment.
 
All will get to you within 24 hours in your door step ,i will send you the shipping tracking numbers  so you can confirm  and monitor the shipment online before it get to you when the package is shipped out to you today.
 
I hereby send you the Rental application as an attachment , download it  fill it with your information  and send it back to me to my email so i can review it while we proceed  with the rental plan.

Send the deposit to my Personal Assistant information as below via western union today.
 
Name:Danette Reid
Address: Richmond,Ca 94801
Amount:$400( Refundable)
 
 
Yours Sincerely Landlord
Danny Loh.
By Jacqueline,  Mon Oct 3 2011, 21:01
His previous email
Thank you so much for your prompt reply ,my house is available for rent and i want you to move in asap once the rental plan as been done. It was my Intention to sell my house before we move to CA but my lovely wife advice me not to sell anymore so we can keep it for future purpose ,that is the reason you found it on rental site. You are welcome to rent and stay for any period of years as you wishes, you can drive by my house to view all the exterior part of it , view the front, back and surroundings then get back to me so we can continue with the Rental process.
 
Description:

Classic brick Cape in on large lot in Edenridge combines significant updates with spacious interior, 2 master suites, abundant closet space, hardwood floors & recessed lights throughout. Center-entrance floor plan; front to back entry hall w/ slate tile. LR with woodburning fireplace; large formal DR; FR with woodburning fireplace, built-in bookshelves, door to screened porch. Updated eat-in kitchen with raised-panel cabinets, Corian counters, Bosch DW, wall ovens, pantry closet; adjoining laundry room with cabinets, sink, closet. 1st floor master suite with wall of closets + updated ceramic bath with stall shower, granite topped vanity.…

Monthly Price: $900
Security Deposit : $400
Bed Room : 4 Bedrooms
Bath Room: 4 full
Sq feet:4000 sq. ft.
Address: 616 Black Gates Road, Wilmington DE 19803


Amenities: {A/C center,Patio,Cable Ready,Floors:Carpet,Hot Tub Spa,2 parking space,driveway,Ceramics,Dishwasher,Range,Ice,Maker,Refrigerator,Dryer,Washer,Deck, basement,Microwave,Garbage Disposer,Oven - Electric}
 
Tell me more about you and how you plan to take good care of my house .
 
Yours Sincerely Landlord.
Danny Loh.
By Kevin Olson & Jessica Laude,  Mon Oct 3 2011, 22:53
Fake rental ads. Can Trulia block a home from being listed again after it's reported? Right now it's really tough for these scammers having to wait until the next day to post the exact same thing again. It's actually a benefit for them because then it shows up as just added, grabbing them even more potential victims.
By Judyferreyra,  Thu Oct 6 2011, 19:34
IM ABOUT TO RENT THIS HOUSE, IN PALM SPRINGS CALIFORNIA AND SUPPOSELY THE OWNER'S FROM THIS HOUSE LIVE IN NY.NY I NEED TO KNOW HOPEFULLY THIS ARE NOT FAKE PEOPLE, PLEASE HELP HOW CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT IT??????THE ADDRESS FOR THE HOUSE IS 2001 NORTH CERRITOS DRIVE. PALM SPRINGS CALIFORNIA 92262....OR HOW CAN I FINE OUT IF IT REAL IM ABOUT TO SEND MONEY VIA MONEY GRAM AND NEED TO KNOW...THE OWNER NAME IS JOSE L MacHUCA...
By Judyferreyra,  Thu Oct 6 2011, 19:46
my email is judyferreyra@yahoo.com
By John Juarez,  Fri Oct 14 2011, 00:07
The scam is alive and well. I received 3 phone calls today form renters who had the presence of mind to call me when they saw my For Sale sign in the yard of the house that was being offered by a scammer on Craigslist. I am glad they called me instead of sending money to the scammer.
By Clorence,  Sun Oct 16 2011, 07:37
I received a similar scam letter after replying to a contact via Postlets.com on Zillow:

Hello,

My Name is Pastor Charles D Tolar,
I did get your response concerning the AD I posted. The house is still available but presently I'm not around in the States due to my transfer from Work to Western region in Africa.Since I and my wife are in west Africa, We decided to rent the house to a very neat and reliable person that will take care of our house while we are away.We are in Africa to assist the less privileged in our missionary work.(http://www.rafikifoundation.org ) (http://www.rafiki-foundation.org ). I want you to promise us that you will keep the house clean at all times especially my kitchen if we decide to rent our house to you.Also we will be gone for 4years or more. I initially had the thought of looking for an agent, after getting one, we got a deal but later my wife advised against that So I reasoned with her and accepted her advise.I contacted the agent back and requested for my keys and documents. If you drive by you can still notice the sign of the agent in-front of the house.But don't worry i have already told the agent to take it off from the property. I decided to rent the house myself because the agent would want to handle it professionally and the occupant may not be able to reason along with him later. I also noticed that the agent inflated money on the rent of the house,Now you can see why i don't want to use a third party. If you notice also, you will discovered that the price we are offering is far below standard price, this is enough for you to know that we are not after the rental fee but the absolute care for the property. I know there is no way I can be sure that you are the right person to live in the house because we won't be able to see physical before sending you the keys and the documents to occupy the space. But I just had a feeling that anyone who knows what it takes to put the kind of structure down should know that maintaining a building is mandatory, will like you to go take a look at the exterior part of the house if you like to feel how it looks like because you will not be able to go inside to see the interior hence I have all the keys and security code here with me and everything will be sent to you as soon we come to an agreement. You can get back to me if you are truly interested. Below are the specifications. So if you belief you can take good care of the house and handle it like yours then I will be more than happy to let you rent the house.Also i need someone who can be able to secure the property now even if is not ready to move in asap just to know how financially he or she is ready to rent my property. Please if you are ready now to occupy the house kindly provide the information below for record purpose

PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
Full Name__________________________________________________ Home Phone ( ) ________________________
Date of Birth_________________________________
Other Phone ( ) ___________________
Current Address_______________________________Apt#________ City__________________ State______ Zip________
Reasons for Leaving____________________________Rent $__________Phone ( ) ____________________________
Are you married____________________________
How many people will be living in the house____________________________ Do you have a pet____________________________ Do you have a car____________________________ Occupation____________________________
How soon can you have the deposit payment sent to me_________________________ How soon do you want to receive the keys________________________________________
Move In Date____________________________

House Address
3012 Las Colinas Way, Round Rock, TX 78681


Monthly Fee ; $1245
Security Deposit:$445
Pets Allowed:
Available :Available Now for move in.

So pls get back to me today.
I await your reply ASAP.
You can reach us on this number in case you have any questions 011 then 234-803-250-5306 or +234-803-250-5306 Kind Regards Mr and Mrs Charles D Tolar
By Cynthia,  Thu Oct 27 2011, 20:16
I inquired about a house here in Bakersfield that seemed to me to be way too good to be true...And..it was! right away I received an email from "the owner" Tammi Berry. I instantly replied the person back with my interest. I got a call from them right away and the person on the other line really didnt seem at all to be the person they were claiming to be. Then I received an email stating they had "chosen" me to rent the house and sent me a lease agreement and said if I sent them the deposit they would send me the keys via mail for they were in Florida on an "assignment" so they could not show me the house. I knew this was fishy so I looked it up. I found that the house in question isnt even for rent and then found these warnings. I am so skeptical of even searching online for my home now! I will feel like I am wasting my time on Truvia trying to find a home. I know it is not their fault however they should screen their postings better! one of these said they wont even take the post off even knowing its a scam. and if that is the case why try to warn your customers if you are going to do nothing to try to stop these scammers!
By Charles Chester,  Sun Oct 30 2011, 23:59
We sent your inquiry for 1551 Ala Wai Blvd.




















1551 Ala Wai Blvd, Honolulu HI

$900

2 br, 2 ba, Single-Family Home

Waikiki




Hello,



Thank you reply to the advert placed, I'm happy to inform you that the place is still available for rent and you are the first person to contact me about it. Well I will love to rent it out to you, I really need to know how soon you want to move in. I'm a missionary but I got transferred to New York for divine call and preach the word of God to the people out there. I have no choice than to relocate and this is the reason why I want to rent out the units to someone who is going to take care of the place as if they own it. The apartment is available for short and long time term lease is also accepted.



The rent includes all utilities and close to all amenities. I was advised to rent out the place because there is no one leaving there right now. The place is available for immediate move in.




INCLUDED IN THE RENT: Cable , Kitchen completely equipped, Kettle - Toaster - Dishwasher - Freezer - Microwave - Oven - Dryer - Heat - Water - Washing Machine and Electric.



I want you to provide the following information to fill the rent application form and other documents, such as; rental agreement, rent receipts etc.







RENTAL APPLICATION FORM









Full name:




Profession :







Present Address of the applicants:

Zip code :







Reasons for Leaving :


How long do you intend staying :








Do you drink:








Ph#: Cell & Home :

Email:

Single Or Married :

Children:







Pet : If any ()

Date of Tenancy:








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.








I want you to make sure the present address is not mistaken because that's where the keys and documents will be ship to. The contents of the shipment you will be expecting are:





1. Bunch of keys to the property.

2. Documents containing the lease agreement and property description , including the property address.

3. Rent receipts and damage deposit receipts.



I want you to email me once you fill the rent application form, the shipment of the package containing the keys and other documents will be ship by secure courier service once the deposit payment is paid.



Thanks.
By Michelle Gibson REALTOR®,  Mon Nov 7 2011, 05:32
Someone has just taken one of my listing, reposted it on Trulia for 32% less than the actual list price and the agent is listed as "unavailable," why is it unavailable? Why is Trulia allowing a platform for these scams?
By Joyce Weyman,  Thu Nov 17 2011, 15:37
Some slime bag posted my new listing as a rental in Pittsburgh, someone at Trulia has to get better verification on this sort of this, very disturbing to both my homeowner and all realtors
By Lilly Lefeber,  Sat Nov 19 2011, 23:47
There is also a scam occuring on trulia for rental properties... This is the email I received, do not follow thru with it!!!
Hello,

We are pleased that you have an interest in our house, our lovely home is still available for lease and we want responsible adults/family that are neat and also believe that they have what it takes to take care of our house as if it were theirs. My wife and I initially had it up for sale but had a change of mind in leasing it out ourselves because the agent that was in charge of our rental property was asking too much of an agent fee and also making it difficult for people who cannot afford the rent, stay away from renting my house.

The reason why our house is up for lease is because I got transferred from my place of work to Houston TX, I will be away with my family for at least 4 to 5 years because of the love I have for them, I have decided not to sell our house and also assuring them that we only have few years to spend here and will be willing to lease it out to person/family who is willing to assure us of taking absolute care of our home and pay their rent on time. I will start by telling you more in regard me and my family. I have a daughter named Leslie (20yrs) who attends University of Houston as a medical student, she has a lot going for her and she is also down to earth in all that she does to keep us happy and when she is back home on vacation, she also assist her mom in the house work when am at work. I work as a Robotic Programmer & Welder/Fitter here in Texas and got married to a lovely wife who is a member of Joyce Meyer Ministries. We will be very pleased if we can find the right tenant to rent our home, a person who is a clean freak and does not tolerate anything that has to do with dirt... we also would like to know more about you and your family, your renting experience and how long and when you plan moving into our home. These 3 bedrooms and 1 bath home are very specious and neat. 1,041 sqft

Below is the rental property address:

5518 Pimenta Avenue, Lakewood CA 90712

Pets allowed: Yes
Rent: 1500
Deposit: 1000

The rental fee is inclusive with utilities.

Remain Blessed,
Mr. & Mrs. Lorie Youngberg
By Sjs,  Tue Nov 22 2011, 06:49
Please be advised that this is a scam!!! This is what I received when inquiring about a property that was for rent in West Hartford. I obviously knew once I read the email below that it was too good to be true but wanted to advise you that if others were as smart there could be many getting screwed. Is there any screening or does anyone from customer service check these out? Kind of scary because what other property's on Trulia are a scam. Very concerned about this listing.
I mean the way this is worded is a dead giveaway too!


My wife and i went through your Application and we are quiet satisfied so We have decided to let you be our tenant.
We will send the keys and document mentioned below to you via FedEx to you so you have to give me your current address so it can be registered for delivery .
The rent already includes all utilities, but make sure you take proper care of my property ok. You shall cover the cost of any damages incurred,the amount of damages will be deducted from the security deposit and the balance will be given back to you when you are ready to move out so to avoid this you just have to make sure you don't incur a lot of damages and take good care of everything.
We just got here few weeks ago and we have been trying to settle down so it has been difficult for me to set up a bank account but hopefully before the end of this year i will have it set up so you can pay the rent directly into my account.
Once again, i am giving you my House based on trust so please do not disappoint me and i can assure you that you will enjoy your stay in my house.
I will go ahead and commence on how the House Keys / Documents will be delivered to you and i will ensure that i book for the 24 hours FedEx next day delivery service as to enable you receive it on time and as scheduled so try and make the payment today so FedEx can go ahead with the delivery once you send me the address.
You will be making the payment to me Via Western Union money transfer . Look around for any Western Union location close to you and make the payment to my information below.

Receiver's Name: Michael Lopes

Address: Manila,Philippines 1004

Text Question: God

Text Answer: is able

When you get the payment done today Email me the below details of the transaction..
Mtcn #?
Full sender's Name?
By Loretta Hale,  Tue Dec 13 2011, 08:47
Hello

Thanks for the mail.the house is still available for rent,The house was completely renovated when i and my family is still living in the house easy access to Public Transportation.The Bedroom house is equipped with everything you can need for your stay: fully equipped kitchen, Refrigerator, Microwave,Gas Range,Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal, Hood Over Range, Granite Counter,living room with Cable/Satellite TV,High Speed Internet Access Available,washing machine.. bedrooms, bath. and large living room with appliances including in-suite washer and dryer, Electric heating, Wall Furnaces .

3Bedroom,Bathroom 2
Address: 5310 Village Wood Drive, Sacramento CA
Terms and conditions:
Monthly rental payment:$800
utilities included
Refundable Security deposit:$500
min rental: 1 months
maximum rental: 6 year + or more.

Furthermore,I was the one staying in the house before I left the city on a duty transfer to west Africa.,and the house had been there without anybody living in it,so I now need somebody to rent my house while I am away. I look for a reputable agent that will take a very good care of the house while we are away but could not found any so we left with the house keys and document when leaving. If you will be the right tenant to our house, we will get the keys and documents of the house sent to you via courier services as soon as all terms are settled. I will be online through out to get back to you as soon as you are able to get back to me. I would want to know how soon you would want to move in as I will be taking a 1 month plus refundablesecurity deposit upfront payment all to be $1,300 to move in to the house including all the utilities there. I am asking for $800 and I believe we should be able to help ourselves. I am accepting $800 because I want you to take a very good care of the house while I am away.. I am looking forward to hear from you ASAP so that we can have the keys and papers sent to you via FedEx or ups e.t.c, also are you ready to rent it now or when? Await your reply. The good Lord has been good to me, I am paying him back with my missionary call.
Regards.

Please Fill The Rent/Lease Applications Properly And Leave a Comment Below.
============================== ============================== =====
How Many Of you are going to Live in The House?
Your Names?
How old is each Person?
Where do you Work?
What's Your Work address?
How Much is your Monthly Income?
Do You Have a Car?
Do you Have Pets?
Your Previous Address?
You Current House Address?
Your Cellphone Number?
Your House Phone Number?
Your Work Phone Number?
What Time is the Best time to Reach you?
Your move in date?
============================== ============================== =====
Applicant Comment.
============================== ============================== =====
Please make sure this questions are fill correctly because the best
way you answer with your comment will impress me the more to accept
your applications. You can call us @ +2347042858730.

Best Wishes
Remain Blessed.
Michelle John
By Loretta Hale,  Tue Dec 13 2011, 08:56
I had found this property on craigslist this is a total scam. I had received this email stating "YOU'VE BEEN CHOSEN" I had check with the county to find the correct owner of this property for rent.
By Regina Russell,  Tue Dec 13 2011, 15:52
I seen a property on craigslist and decided to email the link attached. I finally got a reply but from someone claiming to have moved to West Africa and would be there for 5 years. I googled the address and seen the property and want they sent me and what I saw on the internet let me know they had no clue they were talking about. I'm so glad I didn't send any personal information.
By Kalaki,  Sat Dec 17 2011, 07:12
This particular property is listed on craigslist in Maui for $1200.00. Again by someone who is going to be in South Africa. I saw some posts on Craigslist for scams and I also thought this was too good to be true! I did get a phone number and have their email so I was wondering how I could proceed if these people do not own this home and help out these nice folks who do own the home? Any ideas?
By Marcia Scroggins,  Thu Dec 22 2011, 14:14
craigslist scammer FOR RENT SIGNAL FAMLIY HOME RENT 780 MEYERS TAMARA MEYER TAMARA@YAHOO.COM HOME IS STILL FOR RENT I AM LOOKING FOR INDIVIDUAL WHO KNOWS THE WORTH OF WHAT IT TAKES TO PWN A HOME AND COULD POSSIBLY TAKE VERY GOOD CARE OF IT EVEN IF THE OWNER IS FARAWAY I AM LOOKING TO RENT WITH THE PERSPECTIVE OF RENTING TO A POTENTIAL TENANT DUE TO ALABAMA.. AND SO FORTH AND BLAH BLAH 233 CURTICE STREET W SAINT PAUL MN 55108 THEY SAY THE PROPERTY REALTOR INFLATED THE RENT MORE AND WAS TRYING TO EXTORT PEOPLE OFF THEIR HARD EARNED MONEY ....
By Pierrette Romulus,  Wed Dec 28 2011, 15:22


On Dec 26, 2011, at 17:10, Matthew R Williams wrote:

Thanks for your interest regarding our Home, we are willing to rent our home to a responsible person or family who has the fear of God and treat the house as his or her own. Well our house has been for sale before my wife advised me to put it out for rent that is why we are putting it out for rent. I am not interested to make a lot of money from the rent as I am interested to find a tenant that will take good care of the property.



The main reason why my home is for rent is that I got transferred from my place of work to Richmond, CA and I will be away for many years or more and have been worried our home will be left without anyone occupying it. I had to take my family along with me, that is why we have decided to rent it out to good people that can take very good care of the house so that we will be very happy when we get back home and we will still be good family friends, so if you are interested in taking good care of our house, then my family will be ready in accepting you as our new tenant who will be fully in charge of our home. If you impress us by taking good care of our house then you will be allowed to stay as long as you wish okay.....This 4 bedrooms and  3 bath is very specious and is 2,950 sqft.
  

DESCRIPTION

Highly desirable Little River home. Sits on lakefront lot. Needs work, but great potential with this property. Main house is 3/2 and there is a 1/1 apartment that came be part of home or rented for additional revenue. Central A/C and Heating units are missing. 

Below is our address of the House
Address:  8911 Northwest 14th Avenue, Miami FL 33147

Pets Allowed:  Yes (Dog Cat)

Monthly Rent:  $700

Security Deposit: $500 (Refundable)

 

Get back to us on how you intend to take care of our home or perhaps let us know if you have any experience in renting. Hope you are okay with the price of $700/month with heat laundry facilities, air condition, Etc.

 

Stay Blessed,

Mr. Matthew R  Williams.
This is what
I received today I knew it was to good to be true and after reading all this today I know for a fact it's a scam!!!
By Spirit Messingham,  Wed Dec 28 2011, 15:45
Good to know, thanks. I have received more phishing scams than leads, a lot more from Trulia.com
By Smarterthanavgbear,  Thu Dec 29 2011, 09:38
Greedy Scam Artist Left a Trail.... Ruise Bell

Re: Question about the home at 3203 Ashford Park Dr, Houston, TX 77082

bellruise@yahoo.com

Dec 25 (3 days ago)



Hello, Thanks for the email. The House is still available and will only be gi...

bellruise@yahoo.com

Dec 25 (3 days ago)
bellruise@yahoo.com
Dec 25 (3 days ago)
to me

Hello,

Thanks for the email.

The House is still available and
will only be given out to the right family that will take very good
care of the place and the facilities. Well i must let you know that the
house has a lot of facilities like laundry facilities, air condition,
internet and telephone access and a car park and other necessary
facilities.

I have really decided to give out the house as a result
of my transfer to Longview, WA in my place of work, I came over here
with my wife and my daughter, we both bought the house when we got
married. As soon as we settle down here i had a thought of selling the
house but later my wife advised against it. She said we may not be able
to win the bidding next time, in other to keep our head when we return
that we have to keep the house. I reasoned with her and accepted her
advise. Later we decided to have the house rented out. If you notice,
you will discovered that the price we are offering is far below
standard market price, this is enough for you to know that we are not
after the rental fee but the absolute care for our property.

I
will be renting out the house for $900 (Including Utilities) and a
security deposit of $700 and i am pet friendly for cats and dogs so
$100 for pet deposit and I need to inform you as well that money is not
the major reason why I am renting it out but want someone who can take
care of it as if he/she owns it. I know there is no way i can be sure
that you are the right person to live in the house because we won't be
able to meet in physical before sending you the keys and the documents
to occupy the house. But i just had a feeling that anyone who knows
what it takes to put the kind of structure down should know that
maintaining a building is mandatory, so if you believe you can take
good care of the house and handle it like yours then i will be more
than happy to let you rent the house.

House Information:

The Address of the property is :3203 Ashford Park Dr, Houston, TX 77082

Pets Allowed: Cats,Dogs etc.

Available Date: Available Now.

Please if you are interested to occupy my house kindly provide the information below for record purpose :-

PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF

Full Name___________________________________

Current Address________________________ City_____________ State______ Zip Code________

Home Phone ( ) ___________________

Mobile Phone ( ) ____________________

Date of Birth_________________________________

Reasons for Leaving____________________________Rent $__________

Are you married________________

How many people will be living in the house_________________

A Picture of your self if possible______________________

Do you
have a pet______________

Do you have a
car______________

Occupation____________________________

Monthly Income_________________________

Move In Date___________________________

HOW SOON CAN YOU HAVE THE DEPOSIT PAYMENT SENT TO ME___________________________

HOW SOON DO YOU WANT TO RECEIVE THE KEYS AND DOCUMENTS OF THE HOUSE___________________________

I
was actually working with a Realtor earlier but noticed he increased
the rent more than i expected so i told him i was going to get a new
tenant myself because the way he increased the rent and deposit, the
renters can't afford it and it can even scare tenants away more so,
with that act, the house will be vacant for long that is why the house
is still vacant till now. So i have decided to rent it out myself that
is why you can see the advert on internet. But if you are willing to
work with my situation, let me know so that we can discuss the rent
further, Please note than you will only be able to drive by the house
for now but not have a look at the interior until i have sent the keys
and documents of the house to you, but i am giving you a benefit of
doubt that you will love everything about this lovely home. You are
advised to act fast on this so you don't loose the house to other
interested applicants.

I
Await your response so that we can discuss on how to get the document
and the keys to you.You can reach me on my Phone 530 554 1469

Best Regards

Cheers.
By Crystal,  Sat Jan 7 2012, 07:52
The rental at 600 6th ave s.e. largo is a scam, lady claims to live in UK, can't meet because of her location and can't talk over the phone because she was in an accident that disallowed her to talk ...??? Plus it is $700 a month ALL utilities included, washer & dryer, 2 car garage, 3 bedroom HOUSE - a little too good to be true.
By Crystal,  Sat Jan 7 2012, 07:59
regarding the comment I just left for 600 6th ave S.E. Largo, there are two of these on trulia's site, with two different contacts, and 2 different prices. I know for sure that the $700 a month is a scam, there is another for $1200 a month that I am not sure of as of now.
By Katie,  Thu Jan 12 2012, 13:43
I took interest in a home in Cheyenne, WY for rent, and it was actually a listing a scammer (Carlos Barrios) copied from the Century 21 website. He even told me to take the sign off his lawn because he was currently in NJ. I called the realtor instead and she threw a fit. Myself and the real owner are military and there are a lot of scams popping up in military areas where the scammer takes houses listed for sale and then makes a listing for rent since that is typically what military families opt for.
By Mary Braaten,  Wed Feb 15 2012, 16:03
I'm a REALTOR in Sumter, SC. My good friends called me about a house they found "for rent by owner" online and had received an email back from the owner. Property was also listed for sale, so I was able to meet them at the house to investigate. She started reading me the email and all the warning bells went off - especially after I found that it was also listed (via our MLS) for rent with the property management company from the same listing company - for $375 more than the email quoted. I advised them to wait until I investigated. It took one phone call to the listing agent to find out it was a scam. I am trying to track down the original site they found this bogus listing on - still looking.
Here is the email they received:
From: Liyah K Brown Liyah K Brown
Date: February 15, 2012 10:30:57 AM EST
To:
Subject: Re: house for rent
Reply-To: Liyah K Brown Liyah K Brown


Thanks for your email and interest in renting my house,Actually I resided in the house with my family, my wife and my only daughter before and presently we have moved out due to my transfer from my work now . Presently my house is still available for rent for 800 USD (rent already includes utilities). More so Now, i am currently in the ( West Africa) for an international Christian follower’s crusade..Pls i want you to note that i spent a lot on my property that i want to give to you for rent,so i will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this house and want you to treat it as your own, It is not the money that is the main problem but i want you to keep it tidy all the time so that i will be glad to see it neat when i come for a check up.I also want you to let me have trust in you as i always stand on my word.we decided to rent if out because of love for humanity and so we can assist people,that is why i made the house so inexpensive because i believe everybody deserves a home both the rich and the poor.we are renting the Property for long term and short term lease is also acceptable and presently my house is still available for rent including 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 ., there is a storage room in the house.

This is the address of the House ( 3005 Temple Road, Sumter SC 29153 )

Below is my phone numbers
+2347042858730

It also has a dramatic entry foyer with ceramic floor. Extremely spacious
rooms throughout with lots of big windows…nice and light! New neutral paint
and some newer carpet..Very quiet, low traffic area. New fridge I believe
its absolutely a perfect home for you and your family.Utilities include
Water,Trash,Sewer,Gas.

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

PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF

RENT APPLICATION FORM.

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

Looking forward to hearing from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you…Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the document and the keys to you,please we are giving you all this based on trust and again i will want you to stick to your words,you know that we have not seen yet and only putting everything into Gods hands,so please do not let us down in this our property and God bless you more as you do this…The house is available for rent at the moment so you are free to move in as soon as you wish to…A Deposit of $300 (which happens to be the security deposit) is required before moving in…Feel free to call 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 4 to 5 years so you have a choice
of deciding how long you intend staying there…

God Bless you....
Liyah Brown
By Summer Flint,  Sun Feb 19 2012, 16:17
I received this message from an inquiry I made about a house. Makes me sick to think I believed it!

Thanks for the inquiry about my house. I am the owner of the house you are making inquiry of.I resided in the house with my wife and My Daughter(Amy) but presently we moved out of the house due to my recent transfer from the company worked with (Atlas General Construction company) i worked as an Engineer and now I got a job offer from a company in united kingdom (Kier Group construction Limited) You can view their website at http://www.kier.co.uk .

Actually, we wanted to sell the house but my wife suggested that we may need the house later so we decide to stop the property management company from selling it but to rent it out for us. Fortunately we later found out that they were trying to use our absence as a medium of making money for themselves by asking for more than what we asked them to take for the rent, so we decided to stop them totally and that's why i am doing this on my own.

Little about my Family.We are kind and honest people,we don't like disappointing people and we don't want anyone to disappoint us. My daughter is a Political Science student at University of Liverpool . She helps her mother in doing some home work during their vacation period. My wife is a very good woman who understands easily and we are a christian Family.we are members of Baptist Church .We believe in the restoration of Christ.

What really happened is this, we are not giving the home out for rent just because of money but because of our recent work to UK.So we want you to keep our house clean always.We want you to treat it as yours when you move in, I hope this is very clear to you?.

As it is now, we are not around to show the house from the inside and there is no way you can see the house from the inside because we are with the keys here.we will get the keys shipped to you via FEDEX Courier Service as soon as you are ready to move in.

You can go check out the house and the neighborhood from the outside and get back to me if you really like the house. The physical Address is 21891 Summer Cir, Huntington Beach, CA 92646

The Rent is $1400 and the Security deposit of $1400 which includes the utilities such as Electricity and the internet Only. Pets are allowed.

Below are the questions that qualifies you for the rental of our house.

TENANT RENT APPLICATION
FIRST NAME:__________________
MIDDLE NAME: __________________
LAST NAME:__________________
PROFESSION:________________
PHONE (____)__________ (CELL)
PHONE (____)__________ (WORK)
PHONE (____)__________ (HOME)
MARITAL STATUS:_________
KIDS_____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY________
PRESENT ADDRESS:___________________________
CITY:_______________
STATE:______________
ZIPCODE:____________
HOW LONG?___________IF RENTING
WHY ARE YOU LEAVING?____________________________________________________________
CURRENT RENT:_______
IF THIS HOUSE IS BEING GIVEN TO YOU,
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING?____________
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN?______________
PERSONAL REFERENCES
(LIST 2 PERSONS, OTHER THAN YOUR RELATIVES, THAT WE CAN CONTACT TO
VERIFY YOUR CHARACTER.)
FIRST PERSON
FIRST NAME:_______________
MIDDLE NAME:______________
LAST NAME:________________
RELATIONSHIP______________
PHONE (___)________________
SECOND PERSON
FIRST NAME:_______________
MIDDLE NAME:______________
LAST NAME:________________
RELATIONSHIP______________
PHONE (___)________________
(IN AN EMERGENCY, LIST 2 PERSONS THAT CAN BE CONTACTED STARTING WITH
NEAREST RELATIVES)

I will be waiting for your response. Let me know as soon as possible after seeing the house from the outside. If have any question please do not hesitate to ask.

Thanks and God bless
Thomas and Family
morant1@yahoo.com
By Kristy,  Sat Mar 10 2012, 13:43
my house was listed for rent... It is not! People are knocking on our door! there is a picture of it also!
By Ben&jerry,  Fri Mar 30 2012, 17:00
Here is something fresh!
I was doing some research on my own, thinking this is too good to be true.
So here it is, a fool using God's name in vain.


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

I had a thought of selling the House of which i did a research for an agent to handle it on our behalf and after getting one, we got a deal but later my wife advised against that. I reasoned with her and accepted her advice. So I contacted the agent back and requested for my keys and documents. Later we decided to have the House rent out, we would have given the same agent this job also but the truth of the matter is that the agent would want to handle it professionally and the occupant may not be able to reason along with him later and I noticed he even inflated money on the rent of the House, Now you can see why I don’t want to use a third party. If you notice, you will discovered that the price we are offering is far below standard price, this is enough for you to know that we are not after the rental fee but the absolute care for the property. Presently, it is longer for sale, under minding the for sale sign up there in the building which I put there before leaving but available for rent at $1600 per month (which includes utilities) and a security deposit of $800. More so now, our purpose of leaving The city down to Johanesburg,South Africa, is for an International HIV/AIDS campaign program meeting that has to do with establishing of more HIV / AIDS help center around the continent. Please, I want you to understand that I spent a lot on my property that you have requested to rent, so I will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this House and would want you to treat it as your own because cleanliness they say is next to Godliness. It is not all about the money to be paid on rent or spent; it is all about a good maintenance culture which I want you to adopt on the property. I want you to keep it tidy all the time so that I would be full of smiles whenever I come around and above all, a good, strong and tight relationship between us when I come for a checkup. Please one more thing, I wouldn’t like to have any benefit of trust in you because I want to stand in your words that the property would be well taken care of all the time.

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

House Address
5 Hancock, Irvine CA 92620
SO IF YOU ARE REALLY INTERESTED I WILL WANT YOU TO FILL THE RENT APPLICATION/ QUESTIONEIR FORM BELOW.
RENT APPLICATION FORM.

Name (First name/ Middle name/Surname ) : __________?
Drirect Phone (cell or Land) # : __________?
E-mail : __________?
Best time to call : __________?
How many proposed occupants : __________?
List all in addition to yourself including approx age : __________?
Present Address : __________?
City/State : __________?
Will you have pets : __________?
Please describe Breed, size : __________?
Personality of pet : __________?
Preferred move in date : __________?
Intended length of lease: __________?
How soon do you want to receive the keys________________________________________?
How soon can you secure the property and make the deposit payment:: __________?
Length of previous tenancy : __________?
Present occupation : __________?
Citizen of which country:____________________?
Are you a section 8 applicant : __________?
Do you run a business from home : __________?
If so what kind of business : __________?
Your Family Pictures if you have one._______?
Looking forward to hearing from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you…Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the document and the keys to you,please we are giving you all this based on trust and again i will want you to stick to your words,you know that we have not seen yet and only putting everything into Gods hands,so please do not let us down in this our property and God bless you more as you do this… The House is available for rent at the moment so you are free to move in as soon as you wish to…A Deposit of $800 (which happens to be the security deposit) is required before moving in.
Dillon
For the family.
By danarosekatz,  Tue Apr 3 2012, 19:55
Almost fell for one today. The property (listed on craigslist) this guy offered was stolen from this website, but offered for rent for $1000 instead of $4600. It used almost the same application as I see above, and some sentences are copied verbatim. His name was Mr. Scott and he said he was an x-ray repairman working in Niger. I reported it to the website and it's no longer listed on craigslist.
By Chavonne Manning,  Mon Apr 16 2012, 05:58
I email about this property from craiglist and I got the same emails. I know it was to real to be true.



Thanks for your email and interest in renting my house..I am Derek oglesby,the owner of the house you are making inquiry of.Actually I resided in the house with my family, my wife and my only daughter before and presently we have moved out due to my transfer from my work now in Warsaw,Poland. Presently my house is still available for rent for $850 USD (rent already includes utilities).More so Now, I'm currently in the ( West African )for an international Christian follower's crusade.Please i want you to note that i spent a lot on my property that i want to give to you for rent,so i will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this house and want you to treat it as your own, It is not the money that is the main problem but i want you to keep it tidy all the time so that i will be glad to see it neat when i come for a check up.I also want you to let me have a trust in you as i always stand on my word..

This is the address of the House (30264 Cascade Court, Southfield MI 48076)
It has a dramatic entry foyer with ceramic floor. Extremely spacious rooms throughout with lots of big windows.nice and light! New neutral paint and some newer carpet.....Very quiet, low traffic area. New fridge. I believe its absolutely a perfect home for you and your family.Utilities include Water,Trash,Sewer,Gas Etc....

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__________?
KIDS_____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY________
PRESENT ADDRESS:_____________________
CITY:_______________
STATE:______________
ZIP CODE:____________
HOW LONG?___________IF RENTING
WHY ARE YOU LEAVING__________?
IF THIS HOUSE IS BEING GIVEN TO YOU,
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING?____________?
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN?______________?
IF YOU HAVE A PET,
NAME OF PET:_____________?
KIND OF PETS:_____________?
HABITS
DO YOU SMOKE______________ ?
DO YOU DRINK______________?
DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT?____?

Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you.Awaiting your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the document and the keys to you,please we are giving you all this based on trust and again i will want you to stick to your words,you know that we have not seen yet and only putting everything into Gods hands,so please do not let us down in this our property and God bless you more as you do this.

The house is available for rent at the moment so you are free to move in as soon as you wish to.A Deposit of $600 (which happens to be the security deposit) is required before moving in. 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 4 years so you have a choice of deciding how long you intend staying there.Once again,if truely you are the lucky person to occupy my house,please kindly help me tidy everything very well as if it is yours,and i pray as you do so,the almighty God will also provide your own permanent home for you.


God Bless.
Derek oglesby
By Hugo,  Wed Apr 18 2012, 18:16
from craiglist


Re: $700 / 3br - 3BR/1BA Single Family House - Elgin (Elgin IL)
Mostrar detalles
Thanks for your email and interest in renting my house..I am Patrick Jackson,the owner of the house you are making inquiry of.Actually I resided in the house with my family, and my only daughter before and presently we have moved out due to my transfer from my work now in Warsaw,Poland. Presently my house is still available for rent for $700 and security deposit $500 (rent already includes utilities).More so Now, I'm currently in the ( West African )for an international Christian follower's crusade. Pls i want you to note that i spent a lot on my property that i want to give to you for rent,so i will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this house and want you to treat it as your own, It is not the money that is the main problem but i want you to keep it tidy all the time so that i will be glad to see it neat when i come for a check up.I also want you to let me have trust in you as i always stand on my word..

This is the address of the House (166 Summit Street, Elgin IL 60120)

It has a dramatic entry foyer with ceramic floor. Extremely spacious rooms throughout with lots of big windows.nice and light! New neutral paint and some newer carpet.....Very quiet, low traffic area. New fridge I believe its absolutely a perfect home for you and your family.Utilities include Water,Trash,Sewer,Gas Etc....

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__________?
KIDS_____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY________
PRESENT ADDRESS:_____________________
CITY:_______________
STATE:______________
ZIP CODE:____________
HOW LONG?___________IF RENTING
WHY ARE YOU LEAVING__________?
IF THIS HOUSE IS BEING GIVEN TO YOU,
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING?____________?
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN?______________?
HOW SOON DO YOU WANT TO RECEIVE THE KEYS AND DOCUMENT__________?
HOW SOON CAN YOU MAKE THE PAYMENT___________?
IF YOU HAVE A PET,
NAME OF PET:_____________?
KIND OF PETS:_____________?
HABITS
DO YOU SMOKE______________ ?
DO YOU DRINK______________?
DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT?____?

Looking forward to hearing from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you.Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the document and the keys to you,please we are giving you all this based on trust and again i will want you to stick to your words,you know that we have not seen yet and only putting everything into Gods hands,so please do not let us down in this our property and God bless you more as you do this.The house is available for rent at the moment so you are free to move in as soon as you wish to.A Deposit of $500 (which happens to be the security deposit) is required before moving in. 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 4 years so you have a choice of deciding how long you intend staying there.ALSO YOU CAN CALL ME ON MY CELL PHONE NUMBER +2347083786522 OR 0012347083786522.
Patrick Jackson.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil...."Proverbs 3: 5-7

patrickjackson269@yahoo.com
By Hugo,  Thu Apr 19 2012, 07:16
Craiglist.



Thanks for contacting me in regarding of my home for rent, My name is Kurt Wachholder, I owned the home you are interested in. The home is still available for rent, but I will only be interested in renting it out to a very caring and God fearing person that will take very good care of the house, Am just been posted to Abuja for mission of God, You can go ahead and view the surrounding of the house and neighborhood area, so i hope you will promise me to take very good care of my home, also i will be coming once in 4 months for visiting to see how you are taking care of the home, and if any thing need to be repair in the home, and fix it back! You can rent the home for 5 years, Also let me know your experience, see below for more details about the home.

Address:166 Summit Street, Elgin IL 60120



Pets Allowed: Cats, Small Dogs, Large Dogs
Deposit: one months rent $700 plus security deposit of $500
Features: Den/Office, Dishwasher, Garage, Newer Property, Garbage pickup, Scenic View, Yard, Washer and dryer.

Interested leaser/renter should kindly write me back with these requested information for proper record and documentation such as :


First Name
Last Name:
Spouse Full Names:
Kids Full Names:
Relatives or Friends Full Name:
Mobile/Cell Number:
Telephone Number:
Present House Address:
Present Work place name and Address:
Present work Tel. Number:
Numbers of Cars:
Pet type:
proposed date of Move in:
months budget to deposit before move in:
How soon can you make the payment:
How soon do you want to receive the keys and the document:
==============================
Rental/Lease comment:
==============================
Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt in your name and contacting you. Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the documents and the keys to you, please we are giving you all this based on trust and again i want you to stick to your words, am putting everything into Gods hand. God bless.

kjshhdd@yahoo.com
By Meposey,  Sun Apr 29 2012, 16:26
I recently reported similar experience with an owner who claims to live in the UK. See below:
"Thanks for the email.

The House is still available and will only be given out to the right person that will take very good care of the place and the facilities.

The Lease term will 2year or 3year which Lease term you want to.

Well i must let you know that the house has a lot of facilities like laundry facilities, air condition, internet and telephone access and a car park and other necessary facilities.

Colonial duplex townhome located in east lake forest. Walk to school, metra and market square! Nice floor plan with hardwood floors throughout. Unfinished basement provides additional storage.

I have really decided to give out the house as a result of my vacation to London UK.

I will be renting out the house for $1000 (Including Utilities) and a security deposit of $700 + Pet Fee $100 and I need to inform you as well that money is not the major reason why I am renting it out but want someone who can take care of it as if he/she owns it.

The Address of the property is : 281 E Woodland Rd Lake Forest, IL 60045

I was actually working with a Realtor earlier but noticed he increased the rent more than i expected so i told him i was going to get a new tenant myself because the way he increased the rent and deposit, the renters can't afford it and it can even scare tenants away more so, with that act, the house will be vacant for long that is why the house is still vacant till now.

So i have decided to rent it out myself that is why you can see the advert in internet. But he still have the sign outside.

But if you are willing to work with my situation, let me know so that we can discuss the rent further.

Cheers

Meredith L Peper"
By Meposey,  Sun Apr 29 2012, 16:44
Part 2:
"Thanks for the mail

well i must let you know that presently i'm not in the state right now due to my vacation period with my family to the UK and the Lease will be for 2 year.

And the only person that can show you around is currently indisposed at the moment due to her breast CANCER problem she had 2month back when i heard the news i was shock and i came back to the state to pack all the keys and paperwork's of the house so i decide to look for tenant for myself .

The last time i spoke with her was 3 week back that she was been transfer from Roswell, GA to new york for some operation i felt for her because cancer was a bad ailment disease for human .

So i will advice you to go there and peek through the window look around the compound check all the near neighborhood so that you can have a clear see about the house okay the inside is 100% perfect just as the outside the room are super-big the master suit is just absolute wonderful for your family .

Also we are looking for a decent tenant and a neat freak.

Cell Phone : +44 704 579 3954

keep me inform once you are able to view the house so that i forward the rental application form so that we can proceed from there Rent ,deposit and the Lease Agreement.

Regards"

I googled the phone # and the response states that it is associated with Nigerian scammers.
By Meg,  Mon Apr 30 2012, 15:29
I'm not sure if this is a scam, but the guy did call me at one point. I even looked up the guy's name and it said he did live in my city for a while, but I don't know what to believe. The rent seems cheap, but is close in price to a lot of rentals around my town, so it's hard to say. He even said he would let his current tenants know we would come by so we could look at the house. We are not giving him any information or money until we meet with the people who live there, but let me know if this looks sketchy to you. Thanks :)



Hello,

Thanks for the email.

The House is available and will only be given out to the right person that will take very good care of the place and the facilities.
I have really decided to give out the house as a result of our work transfer to Wembley UK

I will be renting out the house for $625 (Including Utilities) water,gas,electricity and garbage and a security deposit of $500 (refundable) $100 for pet deposit and I need to inform you as well that money is not the major reason why I am renting it out but want someone who can take care of it as if he/she owns it.

The Address of the property is :

424 Letcher Ave,
Richmond, KY 40475

Some Details about the home

Single family 3 bed 2 bath. Lot features Nice Single Family Brick home.Includes Washer/Dryer,Refrigerator,Fireplace,Air Conditioner

I was actually working with a Realtor earlier but noticed he increased the rent more than i expected he increased the rent and deposit,So since i see he is not honest with his job i decided to get it done myself

So i have decided to rent it out myself that is why you can see the advert on internet

I am not around in KY right now due to work and i have no one i can trust locally to help me with this pls do check the house through the windows and surroundings and let me know if you would like it and then we can talk on how you will be getting the keys and documents to check the interior and other details on phone

But if you are willing to work with my situation, let me know so that we can discuss the rent further.

Cheers
John W Barnhart
By Sohna H,  Sat May 19 2012, 04:24
OMW I just got an email after a craiglsist add for this same house. Like I just got the email last week. So this guy and his wife are missionaries in Africa. I am looking for a house, decided to remain in apt for now. So they offer $400 but in their "application" they state they want family photos. Like seriously?!
This is what it looked like:

davidcrosby609@yahoo.com
Hello,

Am sorry for the late response.It's my great pleasure that you are interested in our lovely home for rent. I am the owner of this home, Actually we resided in this home before and presently we have packed out due to my transfer as a matter of my profession,where I work as a volunteer with Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability (ECFA),here is the site for more detail about why I am here in West Africa,Nigeria. http://(www.wycliffe.org) And my wife who is a missionary's dealing with Bible Translation and literacy worldwide.

As soon as we settle down here I had a thought of selling the house so I have to look for an agent, after getting one, we got a deal but later my wife advised against that. I reasoned with her and accepted her advise. So I contacted the agent back and requested for my keys and documents. Later we decided to have the house rent out,
we would have give the same agent this job also but the truth of the matter is that the agent would want to handle it professionally and the occupant may not be able to reason along with him later. If you notice, you will discovered that the price we are offering is far below standard price, this is enough for you to know that we are not after the rental fee but the absolute care for the property.The house was formally for sale but my wife advise me not to sell it..

We will be serving for a long term and now our home is locked up now and presently we have found a new home here which we will be staying for a very long term which might last 5 years in (West Africa,Nigeria) and presently our lovely home is still available for rent for ($400)as first month rent and ($400)for deposit which
includes the utilities More so,Now that we on Retreat program over here.Please I want you to note that all we will want is a very honest and neat person,so i will solicit for your absolute understanding and maintenance of this home and want you to treat it as your own,i am with the keys and documents here with me which will be sent to any responsible and interested tenant through FedEx further more you have to undergo some processes before i could be willing and convince to let my home to any tenant. The money is not the main problem but i want you to keep it tidy always. I also want you to let me have trust in you as i have always stand on my word.

****RENT APPLICATION DETAILS****

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

PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
Full Name__________________________________________________ Home Phone ( & nbsp; )________________________
Date of Birth_________________________________
Other Phone ( )___________________
Current Address_______________________________Apt#________ City__________________ State______ Zip________
Reasons for Leaving____________________________Rent $__________Phone ( )____________________________
Are you married____________________________
How many people will be living in the house____________________________
How many people will be living in the house____________________________
Do you have a pet____________________________
Do you have a car____________________________
Occupation____________________________
How soon can you have the deposit and rent payment sent to me_________________________
How soon do you want to receive the keys________________________________________
Move In Date____________________________
Your Family Pictures____________________________

Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you.Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the document and the keys to you,please we are giving you all this base on trust and sincerity so I won't like you to disappoint us.It is available for a long term lease as we will be here for 5 years and also intend buying a new home on getting back to the states.


PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR RENT ONLY STARTS COUNTING AFTER YOU HAVE FINALLY MOVED INTO THE HOUSE, YOU CAN PAY DEPOSIT OR RENT PAYMENT NOW AND NOT MOVING IN IMMEDIATELY OR IF YOU WHICH YO MOVE IN ASAP NO PROBLEM,ALL YOU'RE DOING IS SECURING THE HOUSE IN YOUR FAVOR IN ORDER NOT TO LOOSE IT TO OTHER INTERESTED APPLICANTS..

$400 / 2br - 2431 Sylvan Rd (Atlanta, GA)

2 BATHS: 1 THIS GORGEOUS HOME WITH LOVELY EXTERIOR AND FENCED BACK YARD





YOU CAN CONTACT ME ON +234-808-398-0705 OR 011-234-808-398-0705.

THANKS AND GOD BLESS YOU..


REVEREND
By Pam,  Thu May 31 2012, 14:30
WOW..My husband and I were looking for a rental home in OK, inquired about availability on Trulia website and got the following return email. Unbelievable how similar it is to others, but at least I saw these posts before they offered the (bogus) application. Talk about a sob story, but when we asked that we talk directly with them, we never got a reply.

Hi im glad to read from you and concerning the house you are making inquiry of is still available to rent, the rent fee per each month is $700 with security deposit of $700 and pet deposit of $80. Little description about the home you want to rent goes thus, its 3 bedroom,2 bathroom, with lots of appliance for your use and the utilities included in the rent are water, gas and electric. Its a lovely home and you will enjoy living in there with your family without any problem .

I would like to tell you about myself and my family so that you can know little about your landlord, my name is Rally Ingu and my hubby's name is Ratan Ingu with our two sons (William & Aaron). Few months ago I sustained a bad injury in a car accident that happen some couple of month ago that make me lost my hearing and i have some fracture on my legs too but am getting better now and my husband Ratan is currently in uk now due to the upcoming Olympic games, he is a technician and one of his friend who is part of the Olympic committee have invited him in and fixed him up where his service is needed. so am now with my mom and family in Grainesville Georgia for more care and treatment so that i can get back on my feet ASAP and my husband has instructed me to find a good tenant to take care of our home because after the Olympic games i will move down to UK with our sons and start a new life there because they have extend his contract where is working even after the Olympic games they will still need him to continue working. Am sorry to bother you with all this but i want you to know where we are coming from and i will be happy if you can tell me more about yourself so i can know who i want to rent our house to because that is the main reason am not going through an agent and my husband is against that too so anyone we choose to rent from us will take good care of our house . The person living in the house right now is my husband cousin and they are not taken good care of the house, my husband have told them to leave and they have send the keys of the house to me here so the house is vacant right now and ready for move in . The house is in good shape also because they made some repairs and send me the pictures too so you need not worry about the condition of the house . We are thinking of rent to own option in later days if you are interested but we want to use the house for rental for at-least 1 or 2 yearly before doing a rent to own option.


The house is located at 600 n Willow Avenue Broken Arrow, OK, i want you to go and check out the house and get back to me so that we can proceed with the renting process .


Awaiting your response, you can either email me or send me a text on 404-884-8856
Thanks
Rally Ingu
By Everett Judd,  Mon Jun 11 2012, 11:35
4937 aquarius ct in va beach va is a scam
By Kbug,  Fri Jun 15 2012, 20:05
Is this a scam???


Thanks for the email and am really glad for your interest in my house. I own the
house. My name is Jamie Bercier and I want you to know that I left the house due to
my wife's Medical Checkup in the United Kingdom. I'm looking for a responsible
person that can take good care of the house for me. I'm not after the money for the
rent but want it to be clean all the time pending the time we will come back to the
USA. So for now, we will be in the United Kingdom in our new home for about a year
and I'm also with the keys and documents of the house. All the agents I gave the
house to are too greedy and self centered which is why I decided to handle the
matter myself and reduce the rent because I need a tenant urgently.

So I hope you will promise us to take very good care of the house and your number
one priority been absolute maintenance of my house.

You'll like this bi-level if you are looking for a fun user friendly kitchen, deck
with access to perennial landscaped patio and large bedrooms. Floor plan includes
spacious foyer with open rail to upper level living room with vaulted ceiling. Coat
closet and access door to garage are in foyer. Upper level has large window bay in
formal living room, dining room through columned archway entry, and U-shaped kitchen
counter set up with breakfast bar. Appliances included. Window over sink.

Large corner pantry cabinet. Formal dining area has sliding door to backyard deck
with steps down to patio. Master bedroom with walk in closet and large hollywood
bath, access to private deck. Glass block wall & whirlpool tub with large vanity
counter are a plus. 2nd bedroom also on upper level. Lower level has large family
room with gas fireplace and window bay, built-in shelving. 2 more bedrooms, 3/4
bathroom and laundry room. Storage closet under foyer floor accessed via lower
level. 24 x 24 garage.

I'm renting it out for just $850 with a &650 security deposit and $200 pet deposit
if you have pets. Also, your pets must be well trained. Hope you are okay with the
price per month including utilities. The kitchen is fully equipped with all
necessary cooking utensils, refrigerator-freezer, four-hob and oven, microwave,
dishwasher and a washing machine and Dryer.

Let me know if you are still interested in the house.

Hope to read back from you soon.

Regards,
Jamie Bercier
By Willie,  Thu Jun 21 2012, 11:04
Thank You for posting this article. I was interested in a two bedroom apt and I saw some of the red flags. People will do just about anything Phishy now a days. Emails posted.
My family and I have gone through your email and everything is okay by us, I want to tell you that i can keep the home for you till middle of July is perfect okay for my family and I, But you have to put down security deposit now which is $400 so that the home can be secure under your name till you are ready to move in, then you can pay the rent any time you want to move in, then i will send you the documentation to take over my our home! Also i want you to know that the security deposit is refundable, Also i will be sending the parcel to through Courier Service and the package containing the keys only will be delivered to you within 48hours through Courier Service to the address that you have provided when filling the lease application (3429 Tunas Street, Raleigh, N.C. 27616) Or where do you want the parcel to deliver to?

You will be depositing the rent into my account every month. I will want you to send the first month rent and security deposit to me via Western Union or Money Gram swift Money Transfer. I will advise you to pay now so that you can have all the keys and paperwork and moving ASAP. So get back to me and i will give you the information you will use to send the money to me, also reach me on this number +2348029632926.
By Evilsangel,  Fri Jun 22 2012, 01:27
Hello,

Thanks for contacting me regarding the AD. The house is still available but presently I'm not around.. I did bid for a portion of petroleum land sometimes ago in United Kingdom and fortunately I won the bidding so I have to move quickly down to United Kingdom to have my company set up because I will still have to rebid for it in the next 10 years.. I came over here with my wife, we both bought the house when we got married. As soon as we settle down here I had a thought of selling the house so I have to look for an agent, after getting one, we got a deal but later my wife advised against that, we may not be able to win the bidding next time, in other to keep our head when we return that we have to keep the house.

I reasoned with her and accepted her advise. So I contacted the agent back and requested for my keys and documents. Later we decided to have the house rent out, we would have give the same agent this job also but the truth of the matter is that the agent would want to handle it professionally and the occupant may not be able to reason along with him later. So we decided to give our lawyer the keys and Document of the house, If you notice, you will discovered that the price we are offering is far below standard price, this is enough for you to know that we are not after the rental fee but the absolute care for the property. I know there is no way I can be sure that you are the right person to live in the house because we won't be able to see physical before sending you the keys and the documents to occupy the space. But I just had a feeling that anyone who knows what it takes to put the kind of structure down should know that maintaining a
building is mandatory, so if you belief you can take good care of the house and handle it like yours then I will be more than happy to let you rent the house you can contact me directly on below number.

Here is the Application Form :

Full Name :
Home Phone ( )
Date of Birth:
Cell Phone ( )
Current Address:
Apt#:
City:
State:
Zip:
Reasons for Leaving:
Are you married:
How many people will be living in the house:
Do you have a pet:
Do you have a car:
Occupation:
Move In Date:


Amount : $800
Upfront : 1 Month fee and security deposit.$800
Total Move IN:$1600
House Address: Navy Blue Ct Las Vegas, NV 89117

Pets Allowed

Get back to me Asap with the filled Application form so that i can forward it to my Lawyer so he can know how to send the Keys and the neccesary document to you as soon the agreement is reached.

+447024039626

Benton


well looks like there trying to get the best of us. but when you live in las vegas and someone tries to scam you, we know right away. come on now, living here you find out very fast when someone is trying to take your money. if you have enough sense to know when gambling becomes a problem and you realize that all the slot machine wants to do is take you for a run for your money, you would not reply back and turn them in. well i just hope no one else ends up a victum. be careful people.
By Rose Mary,  Tue Jun 26 2012, 00:03
This is the response to the request for more information on a rental home. The person used the owner's name and email too!
Hi Rose,

Thanks for responding back,i must let you know that the utilities are include with the month rent and not foreclosure the reason why we are not asking for too much was because we want any person or family moving into our home should take absolute care of the utilities and see that the whole house is kept clean and neat. If we see how good you are taking care of our home, we can extend your stay in our home and probably pay you visit once in every three month to ensure that we maintain a good relationship with you and the rest.If i see how good you are maintaining the house, I can extend you staying as long as you can stay.I am renting myself due to bad experience within my realtor and the tenant who damage my home and it cost me a lot of money putting things back i am now renting myself you don't have to contact the agent anymore.My home is ready to move in,i can also allow you to lease for one year with option to extend.There is a washer,dryer,hookup,fridge,microwave,This utilities are include with this month rent garbage,electricity,heat,water.

As you can see we are not around to show you our home but all is in place to allow you move in at your own convenient time, I will be sending you the entrance keys and the duplicated copy of the house document for you to go through, if all arrangement is made promptly. I will send you a rental application form as soon as you get back to me through email.I am currently in Dallax,TX due to my job i have to move with my family.
By DMYLESA,  Sun Jul 8 2012, 06:56
Hello, ( Here is the lastest SCAM)
Hello Tenant,

Thanks for your email, I personally own the house, I want my property to be well taken good care of, and there are some rules and regulation in which I do give out to tenant who are willing to rent my house so please don't disrespect my order But if you are still capable of renting my house the rules and regulation goes this way, You must keep my house clean including the surrounding, you must know the way in which you use the stove so as to avoid fire outbreak,you must not disturb the neighbor.I decided to rent out the property due to our transfer to (West Africa) on a Missionary Work by my church here,so we are renting it out since we need someone to take good care of the property on our absent. Don't be surprise if you find the home with another site and deference price, I have plan to rent it through Real estate before, but they are not serious simply because they have a lot of house to lease out And they added some money to the rent while there commission is not fair. Have this in mind you must know the kind of person that I'm nevertheless I am giving you this rules because of what corresponded between me and my last tenant. the keys and documents are with us here in West Africa... So I will need to ship them to you before you can occupy the house But you can drive by the house anytime to take a look at the area and surrounding, You can also peek through the windows if you don't mind.For now we are looking for 4 or 5 years lease or rather lets us know how long you wish to stay.

Attn : The rent are including the Utilities are intact such as Dishwasher,Dryer, Electric Stove, Fridge, Washer,Air Condition,Sewage,Trash,all included in the monthly rent,as i am in a governmental programmer that sponsors my utilities on monthly basis etc.

Please note that, we are a kind and honest family,that spent a lot on property that is available for rent, so in one accord,we are soliciting for your absolute maintenance of this house and want you to treat it as your own.We want you to keep it tidy all the time so that we shall be glad to see it whenever we are around on a visit.

SO IF YOU ARE REALLY INTERESTED I WILL WANT YOU TO FILL THE RENTAL APPLICATION FORMS BELOW
.
RENT APPLICATION FORM AND TELL US MORE ABOUT YOU .

1) Your Full Name
2) Home Phone ?
3) Cell Phone Number ?
4) Your Full Address :
5) How old are you?
6) Are you married?
7) How many people will be living in the house?
8) Do you have a pet?
9) What type
10) Do you have a car?
11) What type?
12) Occupation?
13) Do you smoke?
14) Do you Drink ?
15) Do you work at Night ?
16) What is your monthly income?
17) Reference Contact Name and Address?
18) When do you intend Moving in?
19) private email :
20 ) picture of you and your family?
21) When can you pay for your deposit to
secure or move in?

==============================

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION...........

House Address :12903 Regg Drive, Houston TX 77045

Number of Bedrooms:3
Number of baths:2
Square footage:1,319
Pets are welcome!!!
Rent:$800
Refundable security Deposit:$700

You can give me a call on my Cell Phone: +234-708-526-1437
Thanks and God bless you.

Regards.
Vanessa O Pratt & Family
By DMYLESA,  Sun Jul 8 2012, 06:59
SCAM ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello

It gives me great joy to know that you have interest in my lovely house,it's still very much available for rent and ready for immediate occupancy. I am sure you would be asking yourself why my rent is low, that's because i am not too keen about the amount in renting the house out but to whom i am renting the house out to. My intention is to rent my house to someone that is responsible and be ready to take great care of the house as if it were his or hers. I am very certain that you would love the comfy of the house.

I would like you to know that i am giving this house out for rent because i have been posted to West Africa as an Pediatrician (kid's doctor) and would spend couple of years before i would be through with my assignment here. So my family and i have decided that we would be moving to our other home in Seattle, Washington when we get back to the states,i would like you to complete the tenant application form below and please be honest with these details to enable us choose the right tenant.


LOCATION: 8423 Lorrie Drive, Houston TX 77025

Rent Fees
Rent Per Month: $700 (Including Utilities)
Security Deposit: $500 (Refundable)
HOUSE FEATURES:

Large 3 Bedroom With Living Room,
2 Bath
High Ceilings
Stainless Steel Appliances
Formal Dining Room
Separate Kitchen,
Brand New Cabinets,
Electric Cooker,
dish washer & Refrigerator,
microwave oven,
Washer and Dryer in the house also.

COMPLETE THE TENANT APPLICATION FORM BELOW:
RENT APPLICATION FORM.
FIRST NAME:
MIDDLE NAME:
LAST NAME:
PROFESSION:
PHONE:
(CELL)PHONE__________?
(WORK)PHONE__________?
(HOME)PHONE__________?
KIDS (YES/NO), HOW MANY ________
PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________
CITY:
STATE:
ZIP CODE:
HOW LONG?
WHY ARE YOU LEAVING?
IF THIS HOUSE IS BEING GIVEN TO YOU,
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING?
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN?
HOW MUCH CAN YOU PAY TO SECURE THE HOUSE?
IF YOU HAVE A PET,
NAME OF PET:
KIND OF PETS:
HABITS
DO YOU SMOKE?
DO YOU DRINK"
DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT?

After i have received these details above, i would discuss with my wife and let you know my terms and how we would conclude the Lease process so you can move into the house asap.Please note that you will not be able to see the inside of the house untill i send you the keys becuase the keys of the house are right here with me in west africa. Kindly get to me so we can proceed with the process asap.

I hope to hear from you soonest..
God Bless you richly,
Raajen Patel.
By bshafner,  Fri Jul 13 2012, 08:58
Here's the latest! This guy is out of the country, wants a personal photo, and is looking forward to our "friendship." Not to mention that the pictures on the site look like they are straight from a personal designer magazine. What I was looking at, for the price, was way too good to be true.

Hello,

My name is Joe Gurney.I'm a project manager in civil engineering. I just moved in Manila, Philippines because my company has won an auction for a big construction project. I'll stay here for the next 3-4 years or more so I won't come back. I'm looking for someone to live in my Apartment from there.

I will tell you from the beginning that I don't have a problem if you are a student or if you would like to keep pets there, as long as you clean up after them. The minimum lease is available for Long and also Short Term Lease, very important, the utilities are included in the price per month.


Details:
Rent: $1500.00 (Monthly)
Damages Deposit: $1000
Date Available: Asap
Address: 1317 19th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms:1

Amenities in the apartment:
Appliances: Electric Stove, Fridge,/Interior: Air Conditioning,Microwave,Balcony, Deck, Patio or Porch,Over sized Closets,Internet Cable Access Ready,Washer & Dryer Connections,Furnished Hardwood Floor,Ceiling Fan(s), Parking,Dishwasher,(gas),and Snow removal.(Hydro is extra),Extra Storage Area, Fireplace.Tenant Criteria: Smoking Outside, Pets allowed....

NOTE : I'm 50 years old and as I told you, I'm a project manager and my job even if is paid very well, requires that I move a lot and without notice. You can move in the Apartment in the same day that you will receive the keys. The only problem is that I'm already in Manila, Philippines because we started the work, but you don't need to worry because I've made all arrangements to rent the Apartment from here. i would like to know a little something about you. Don't be offended but i must know to who i will rent my Apartment. Kindly get back to me with the Below information..


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


Fill below information correctly...

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

Get back to me as soon as you fill the application form, I can guarantee you that this is a great Apartment so looking forward to a future collaboration and friendship.
Cheers.
By Terica Roberts,  Sat Jul 21 2012, 06:52
Just found this - July 2012 - this is defiitley a scam watch out.
Thanks for your interest in renting my house ,it's available for rent and i want you to move in at your own convenience time once the rental plan as been done. It was my Intention to sell my house before we move to Texas but my lovely wife advice me not to sell anymore so we can keep it for future purpose ,that is the reason you found it on rental site.

You are welcome to rent and stay for any period of years as you wishes, you can drive by my house to view all the exterior part of it , view the front, back and surroundings then get back to me so we can continue with the Rental process.

Description:

Enter through tropical lanai and enjoy this immaculate pool home. Mexican tile floors, updated kitchen & baths, sparkling screened pool, impact glass windows +plus+ 2 car garage with hurricane proof garage door. Immaculate condition. Fourth bedroom & third bath could be cabana or maid's or guest quarters

Monthly Price: $900
Security Deposit : $400
Bed Room : 4 Bedrooms
Bath Room: 3 full
Sq feet: 2120 sq. ft
Pet: Dogs and Cats Allowed

Address: 19190 Northeast 22nd Avenue, Miami FL 33180


Amenities: {Swimming Pool,A/C center,Patio,Cable Ready,Floors:Carpet,Hot Tub Spa,2 Parking space,driveway,Ceramics,Dishwasher,Range,Ice,Maker,Refrigerator,Dryer,Washer,Deck,basement,Microwave,Garbage Disposer,Oven Electric}

Tell me more about you and how you plan to take good care of my house .

Yours Sincerely Landlord.
Julio Rivera.
By Crazyvirgo92,  Sat Jul 21 2012, 16:01
Funny come to find out hes not even the owner I talk to the real owner today


On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 6:48 PM, Donna Meeks wrote:
Hello ,

Thanks for your interest in my property, the home is still available and ready for move in . My names is Donna Meeks, the house is located at 1745 North 176th Plaza, Omaha NE 68118. This Great in great location, This beautiful home is loaded with extras.- including 3 beds, 3 baths. Huge master bedroom with spacious walk-in closet and master bath. Main floor laundry room with washer and dryer. Sit back and relax with maintenance free exterior and association for lawn care, snow & trash removal. Walk over to the park or to the new Clubhouse,

Recently (about 2 months ago) I just got transferred to another region. my company decided to open a sub-division in London(United Kingdom - England) and I was transferred there as chief operation manager to see and make sure things start up quite well before I can be called back home, I guess the period for such stabilization might take up to 4-7 years as such I decided to sell the house at first, that was when I found an agent whom we both agreed on terms and conditions, this prompted the Realtor agent to place for sale sign on the property that was when my wife and well wishers around started calling and advising me not to sell but rather rent it out so that it can be well catered and cared for before my return. This prompted why I had to request for my keys and document from the Realtor agent and they are with me presently. I decided not to involve any agent in renting the house out as this will cost the occupant more money which I don't want as I want the occupant to understand the main aim why I am letting the house out and i feel he/she should get clue of the reason even with the amount I am willing to let it out. NOTE: I want you to know that it was due my transfer that made me and my family to leave the house. I want to give it out for rent and I and my Wife is looking for a responsible,dedicated,committed and trustworthy person that can take very good care of the as we are not after the money for the rent but we want it to be clean at the time it is rented out and the person that will rent it to take it as if it were its own. Definitely,I would be needing your bio data which I guess is the only thing I can use to randomly access you. I would be needing information

such as:

FULL NAME:

MARITAL STATUS:

OCCUPATION:

HOME PHONE NUMBER:

MOBILE NUMBER:

CURRENT ADDRESS STATE,ZIP

REASON FOR LEAVING/WANTING TO LEAVE

YOUR PREVIOUS HOME OF RESIDENCE

PREVIOUS RENT

NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT IS TO LEAVE IN THE HOUSE

DO YOU HAVE A CAR?

IF YES HOW MANY

DO YOU HAVE A PET?

WHEN DO YOU PLAN MOVING INTO A NEW HOME

and concerning wanting to view the house, you could go there and take a look at the building surrounding and neighborhood but as for the inside, you wont be able to view it as the keys for the house are here with me as at present. please note you wont be able to view the internal part of the house because the the keys are here with me... but as much as possible I will try send some internal pictures i have of my property.

Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file incase of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you.


Please note the security deposite is the same as the monthly rent and my property is move in ready Rent=$700

You can call me anytime at: +447024092415

MR./MRS Meeks


Regards.
Thanks and God Bless You
By Nanya,  Mon Jul 23 2012, 08:44
I received a scam this morning as well, but from a Willian Vaughn below...

Thanks for your interest in my House.I am very sorry for the late response,it was due to my Wife illness so i had to be with her at the hospital in Germany. I am Mr Williams I am a professional piano/music theory teacher in the Royal Academy Of Music in London United kingdom here is our website http://www.ram.ac.uk/, I'm easy going and friendly. I like Music and have deep interests in traveling. I respect every religion and love to hang around with people and I am definitely not a trouble maker and very helpful in nature. I am currently living in London - UK due to my transfer and I will be here for as long as 4 years that is why am renting out my Houses at a very affordable price for $70 Utilities included.This Houses is fully ready for move in.And this is the address of the building you can go and drive by and get back to me asap. And the Damages Deposit is $450 which is refundable,

Address:?
15004 Staked Plains Loop,
Austin TX




RENT APPLICATION FORM

1)Your Full Name :
2)Present Address(where you reside now) & Phone Number :
3)How old are you?
4)Are you married?
5)How many people will be living in the House?
6)Do you have a pet?
7)Occupation?
8)occupant Picture?
9)How long are you staying?
10)How soon can you make the Damage Deposit sent?
11)How soon do you want to receive the Keys and documents of the House for your moving in?

It is fully furnished with all necessary appliance and utilities. If satisfied please get back to me so that we can proceed with the rental process.

Thanks,
Mr Williams
By Adrenalina,  Mon Jul 30 2012, 08:33
Hello,

Thanks for your interest regarding our House. The house is still
available for rent, we are renting this house to a responsible and
neat person or family who has the fear of God and treat the house as
his or her own.Well our house has been for sale with an agent before
my wife advices me to put it out for rent that’s why we put it out for
rent and it has been withdraw from the agent,I am saying this if at all
you find any sign in the house.

The main reason why the house is for rent is that I got transfer from
my place of work to West Africa to preach the gospel to the
unbeliever's and even reaching out good things to the orphanage
children, and I will be away for good 3 years or more that is the main
reason I had to take my family along with me, and we cant leave the
house for 3 good years, that’s why we really want good people that can
take very good care of the house so that we will be very happy when we
get back home and we will still be good family friends, so if you are
interested in taking good care of our house, then my family will be
ready in accepting you as our new tenant who will be fully in charge
of our house. If you really impress us by taking good care of our
house then you will be allowed to stay as long as you wish
okay.....All utilities are included like :Water,Gas,Electricity,
washer & dryer,dishwasher,cable,Air Conditioning.

House Address : 8203 Royal Gorge Drive, San Diego CA 92119
Bedrooms : 3
Bathroom : 2
Size : 1,770 sqft
Monthly Fee : $900
Security Deposit : $700(Refundable)
Pets Allowed:Yes
Lease terms:6-12months,1-2years,4-5years.
Available :Available Now for move in.
By Edgar,  Thu Aug 2 2012, 01:46
Funny how this guy really tried to pull one over on me. Be AWARE his "name is Micheal Evans"
This is what he replied back.

Hello,

My name is Michael Evans.I'm a project manager in civil engineering. I just moved in Manila, Philippines because my company has won an auction for a big construction project. I'll stay here for the next 3-4 years or more so I won't come back. I'm looking for someone to live in my Apartment from there.

I will tell you from the beginning that I don't have a problem if you are a student or if you would like to keep pets there, as long as you clean up after them. The minimum lease is available for Long and also Short Term Lease, very important, the utilities are included in the price per month.


Details:
Rent: $700.00 (Monthly)
Damages Deposit: $700
Date Available: Asap
Address:100 E 29th Street, New York, NY 10016.
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms:1

Amenities in the apartment:
Appliances: Electric Stove, Fridge,/Interior: Air Conditioning,Microwave,Balcony, Deck, Patio or Porch,Over sized Closets,Internet Cable Access Ready,Washer & Dryer Connections,Furnished Hardwood Floor,Ceiling Fan(s), Parking,Dishwasher,(gas),and Snow removal.(Hydro is extra),Extra Storage Area, Fireplace.Tenant Criteria: Smoking Outside, Pets allowed....

NOTE : I'm 50 years old and as I told you, I'm a project manager and my job even if is paid very well, requires that I move a lot and without notice. You can move in the Apartment in the same day that you will receive the keys. The only problem is that I'm already in Manila, Philippines because we started the work, but you don't need to worry because I've made all arrangements to rent the Apartment from here. i would like to know a little something about you. Don't be offended but i must know to who i will rent my Apartment. Kindly get back to me with the Below information..


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


Fill below information correctly...

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

Get back to me as soon as you fill the application form, I can guarantee you that this is a great Apartment so looking forward to a future collaboration and friendship.
Cheers.
By Mingtotheresa,  Fri Aug 3 2012, 21:55
I almost got scammed on 3510 Armstrong Drive in Bloomington, IL today! Someone copied the agents photos of the home from the agents site, then posted an ad on Trulia saying the house was for rent. I contacted the "seller" and they said they transferred to Texas due to job, and if I wired them the first months deposit of $600 they'd send the keys so I could view house. I said no. They then asked for $200. I asked it they would please take a photo of their ID and send it to my phone so I could verify their identity. In the meantime, I'm looking online at the tax assessors office to verify identity. The "seller" used the real owners last name but a different first name. I then contacted the real estate agent (the "seller" told me they were having problems with agent and if I contact agent, I do so at "my own risk"). I'm glad I did call the agent, as they confirmed the house is NOT for rent and the for rent ad on Trulia was a scam. I reported it to Trulia tonight.
So, scammers aren't always using weird foreign names. The one who tried to scam me used the real last name of the owner, just a different first name.
I am glad Trulia gives the option to report scams, and I am so glad it gives full information on how to contact real estate agents so we house hunters can confirm information. The agent on this house was so very nice and was more than happy to help me. From how on, I will never hesitate to contact agents to verify if other ads I see for the houses they are handling are accurate or scams.
By mikwel,  Mon Aug 6 2012, 04:27
I am questioning this reply I received today.
Thanks for the inquiry about my house. I am the owner of the house you are making inquiry of.I resided in the house with my wife and My Daughter, but presently we moved out of the house due to my recent transfer from the company I worked with (Atlas General Construction company) I worked as an Engineer and now I got a job offer from a company in Malaysia (IAV Builders Sdn Bhd) You can view their website at http://www.iavbuilders.com.my

Actually, we wanted to sell the house but my wife suggested that we may need the house later so we decide to stop the property management company from selling it but to rent it out for us. Fortunately we later found out that they were trying to use our absence as a medium of making money for themselves by asking for more than what we asked them to take for the rent, so we decided to stop them totally and that's why i am doing this on my own.

Little about my Family.We are kind and honest people,we don't like disappointing people and we don't want anyone to disappoint us. My daughter is a Political Science student at Putra University of Malaysia. She helps her mother in doing some home work during their vacation period. My wife is a very good woman who understands easily and we are a christian Family.we are members of Baptist Church We believe in the restoration of Christ.

What really happened is this, we are not giving the home out for rent just because of money but because of our recent work to Malaysia.So we want you to keep our house clean alwaysWe want you to treat it as yours when you move in, I hope this is very clear to you?.

As it is now, we are not around to show the house from the inside and there is no way you can see the house from the inside because we are with the keys here.we will get the keys shipped to you via FEDEX Courier Service as soon as you are ready to move in.

You can go check out the house and the neighborhood from the outside and get back to me if you really like the house. The physical Address is 457 EDGEWATER RD, PASADENA, MD 21122

The Rent is $1800 and the Security deposit of $1800 which includes the utilities such as Electricity and the internet Only. Pets are allowed.

Below are the questions that qualifies you for the rental of our house.

TENANT RENT APPLICATION
FIRST NAME:__________________
MIDDLE NAME: __________________
LAST NAME:__________________
PROFESSION:________________
PHONE (____)__________ (CELL)
PHONE (____)__________ (WORK)
PHONE (____)__________ (HOME)
MARITAL STATUS:_________
KIDS_____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY________
PRESENT ADDRESS:___________________________
CITY:_______________
STATE:______________
ZIPCODE:____________
HOW LONG?___________IF RENTING
WHY ARE YOU LEAVING?____________________________________________________________
CURRENT RENT:_______
IF THIS HOUSE IS BEING GIVEN TO YOU,
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING?____________
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN?______________
PERSONAL REFERENCES
(LIST 2 PERSONS, OTHER THAN YOUR RELATIVES, THAT WE CAN CONTACT TO VERIFY YOUR CHARACTER.)
FIRST PERSON
FIRST NAME:_______________
MIDDLE NAME:______________
LAST NAME:________________
RELATIONSHIP______________
PHONE (___)________________
SECOND PERSON
FIRST NAME:_______________
MIDDLE NAME:______________
LAST NAME:________________
RELATIONSHIP______________
PHONE (___)________________
(IN AN EMERGENCY, LIST 2 PERSONS THAT CAN BE CONTACTED STARTING WITH NEAREST RELATIVES)

I will be waiting for your response. Let me know as soon as possible after seeing the house from the outside. If have any question please do not hesitate to ask.

Thanks and God bless
Stewart and Family
By Johannacgarcia,  Tue Aug 7 2012, 14:59
Does anyone know of a LEGIT website or company to go thru for renting a home not an apt?
By G2512,  Sat Aug 11 2012, 09:44
Found a listing for an apartment in San Francisco that seemed to good to be true on RealRentals.com:

I got this email back and immediately thought it was a scam:

Hello,

How are you doing ?... I just received your email right now and I'm glad to read from you today. Thanks for your email, because I'm so glad you are really interested to rent my place. Yes, I still have the apartment available for rent, but I will like you to know more about me, and I will also like to know more about you as my new tenants,so that both of us can be able to build a TRUST RELATIONSHIP in this renting processing, because TRUST is very important is this kind of situations between landlord and tenants...

More about me: I am a Scientist and Researcher, and I'm a very busy person. I do a lot of traveling due to the nature of my jobs, last week I'm in Madrid in Spain, and I've also been to Toronto,ON in Canada but now I'm in Cardiff in WALES where I start my new jobs. I've been in Wales earlier this week where I start my new jobs,so for this reason, I won't be living in the apartment anymore, and I haven't lived in the place for too long but I wouldn't like to leave my place dirty and unkept as I'm out of state to Cardiff,Wales so I need a clean and responsible tenant, that will help me make my place neat and tidy, and also the person who will help me treat my place like if it's him/her owned in my absence, because I will be here in WALES more than 4 years...

I am looking for a trustworthy and responsible tenants that is going to be taking good care of my place while I'm away,and I will be trusting you that you are going to be taking good care of the place as I left it, so the place is available for a short and long term lease. The 2 Bedrooms apartment rent is $800 per month for the whole apartment with the refundable security deposit payment of $350 which included the utilities such as: Laundry Facilities En Suite,Washer and Dryer,Central Heating,Gas,Refrigerator,Ironing Board,Good wireless internet Connection and Cable,Washing machine,Dishwasher,Microwave Oven,Television with Built-in DVD Player,Flat Screen,Coffee Maker,Double Sofa bed in Sitting Room,Dining Area,Hairdryer,Water/Sewer,Stove,Hydro,Electricity,A/C, Indoor & Outdoor Parking, just to mention a few... Pet is also allowed, you are welcome with your pet if you have any... The apartment can be hold and secure for you till your move-in date, so you can move in anytime that will be conveniences for you to move.

Note that, The place is well fully furnished, but you can still bring your things along, as you can still rent the place unfurnished, if do you have your own furniture, you can move in with all your furniture, and move my own furniture into a storage, because I have a free space/storage in the unit to move them in but you just let me know what you have decided on this if you are going to rent the apartment furnished, semi-furnished or unfurnished ?.

I will like you to tell me your experiences in renting, because I am only interested in neat,responsible, serious and trustworthy person for my place, and I will also like to know when you want to take possession of the apartment so that we can discuss further on how I'm going to send the apartment keys and all the necessary documents of the property to you from here in Wales where I'm presently in...

IF YOU ARE REALLY INTERESTED TO RENT, I WANT YOU TO FILL OUT THE RENT APPLICATION FORM BELOW IN YOUR NEXT EMAIL SO THAT WE CAN START FROM THERE.

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

Please let me get this answer on the Rent Application Form details today.

1) Your Full Name :-
2) Your Current Address :-
3) Home & Cell Phone Number :-
4) How old are you :-
5) Sex :-
6) Are you Married :-
7) How many people will be living in my home :-
8) Do you have a Pet :-
9) Do you have a Car :-
10) Do you Smoke :-
11) Do you Drink :-
12) Occupation :-
13) Citizen of Which Country Are You? :-
14) When are you ready to Move In? Exact Date? :-
15) How Many Months are you willing to rent? :-
16) First and last month rent deposit is required ? :-

Are you still really interested to rent ?, Just tell me more about yourself as well in your next email so that we can proceed.

Waiting to read back from you soon for us to discuss further.

I await your urgent reply today...

Best luck,

Allan.
By Dolly Jones,  Sat Aug 11 2012, 19:52
Beware of owner Carlos Isaza of Undisclosed apartment in Miami. He previously listed a 1 bedroom apartment on brickell avenue for $700.00 then he relisted it for $1,0000. He claimes to be on travel and wanted me to send the 1st month rent and security deposit to his lawyer via western union. Mine you, I never saw the apartment nor did I sign a lease. HE also sent me a picture of himself and asked me to send a picture of myself so we can know who each other was. So please be ware of landlords stating theyare out of town and asking for wire transfer..
By Mandesa Neville,  Tue Aug 14 2012, 14:35
3 bedroom Apartment for rent in New York, NY
This has to be a SCAMMER

Hello,

Please excuse me for the delay, but I have a crazy schedule here. I am a surgeon doctor working for a private clinic in Jacksonville, FL The rent for 1 month is $ 900.00 and includes all your utilities (water, electricity, Internet, cable, parking, air conditioning, fireplace, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, refrigerator). First of all if you want to rent the apartment you need to pay 1 month of rent + 1 month of security deposit ($900.00) ( but that month of security you will receive back after you finish the contract ! The apartment is available for an unlimited term rent, you can stay there for the next months or even for the next years.
I wish to conclude the transaction through Rent.com, You will be given a 3 days 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 Rent.com to release the funds to me, and the transaction will be completed.
If you are interested please let me know and I will explain the entire process.
Thanks


Horace Ray Clark

MORE PICTURES:http://s1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh631/horaceclarkkk/?start=all
By Mandesa Neville,  Tue Aug 14 2012, 14:38
Garry Proxize wrote:

>Hello,
>
>Thanks for your response concerning my Apartment and i want you to know that the Apartment is still available for rent.I want you to know that i am not in the country for now (London, United-Kingdom); I am out of the country to attend to my other client on my other Apartment in, and it will take me up to 2/3years to do that.I also want you to know that you will have to fill the application form for me to use it in making the necessary arrangement on the keys and the documents of the Apartment.
>
>Details:
>Monthly Rent: $500 (Monthly)
>Damages Fee: $500
>Date Available: Available Now
>Type: Apartment
>Size: 1200 (Square Feet)
>Bedrooms: 2
>Bathroom: 2
>Address: 235 W 48th St, New York, NY 10019, USA ...
>Transit: 49 St ...
>
>Amenities in the Apartment:
>Appliances: Electric Stove, Fridge,/Interior: Air Conditioning, Microwave, Balcony, Deck, Patio or Porch, Over sized Closets, Internet Cable Access Ready, Washer & Dryer Connections, Furnished Hardwood Floor, Ceiling Fan(s), Garage and/or Covered Parking, Dishwasher, (gas), and Snow removal. (Hydro is extra), Extra Storage Area, Fireplace. Tenant Criteria? Smoking Outside, Pets allowed....
>
>So that you can check the Apartment. I want you to know that the Apartment have been locked.
>
>NOTE: I will like you to answer the questions below and email it back to me asap for processing.Also, Please let me get these answers.
>
>******RENT APPLICATION FORM******
>(Private & Confidential)
>
>1) Your Full Name?
>2) Present Full Address (where you reside now)?
>3) Phone Number to Reach You?
>4) Age?
>5) Are you married?
>6) How many people will be living in the house?
>7) Do you have a pet?
>8) Do you have a car?
>9) Occupation?
>10) Citizen of which Country?
>11) When are you ready to Move in?
>12) When are u planning to leave the Apartment?
>13) How many months rent can you deposit upfront (plus security deposit)?
>
>Get back to me as soon as you fill the application form,so that i can let you know how you will get to the Apartment.
>
>Hope to read for you as soon as possible.
>Regards.
SCAM ARTIST!
By Karenrodang,  Thu Aug 16 2012, 19:51
This is one I got for the property in 1375 Lick Ave, San Jose,CA

The guy replied but I thought it didn't sound right.

Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:33:29 -0400
Subject: Re: Referral for your listing at 1375 Lick Ave
From: updates@trulia.com

Hello,

Please excuse me for the delay, but I have a crazy schedule here. I am a surgeon doctor working for a private clinic in Jacksonville. The rent for 1 month is $900.00 and includes all your utilities (water, electricity, Internet, cable, parking, air conditioning, fireplace, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, refrigerator). First of all if you want to rent the apartment you need to pay 1 month of rent + 1 month of security deposit ($900.00) but that month of security you will receive back after you finish the contract ! The apartment is available for as long as you wish to stay(the contract can be done for a couple of months of it can be done for a long term(years).
I wish to conclude the transaction through Rent.com, You will be given a 3 days 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 Rent.com to release the funds to me, and the transaction will be completed.
If you are interested please let me know and I will explain the entire process.

Thanks

Dr.Jeffery Kendall


http://s1251.photobucket.com/albums/hh559/jefferykendall81/
By Laux11,  Thu Aug 16 2012, 21:16
Oh my god..I am so glad that I saw this and read everything before I foolishly sent my information over. I inquired about a house for rent right down the street from my house. It looks like its the scammer that had to go to Warsaw, Poland for Business and now he is doing some religious mission in Africa. I believe caught 2 of them. How annoying. Here is what the email looks like:

Hello,

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 before and presently we have moved out due to my transfer from my work now in Warsaw , Poland . Presently my house is still available for rent for $1500(rent already includes utilities). More so Now, i am currently in Lagos , Nigeria for an international Christian follower's crusade.
Please i want you to note that i spent a lot on my property that i want to give to you for rent,so i will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this house and want you to treat it as your own, It is not the money that is the main problem but i want you to keep it tidy all the time so that i will be glad to see it neat when i come for a check up. I also want you to let me have trust in you as i always stand on my word.

Property Address:{65 Cantata Drive,Mission Viejo, CA 92692}...Utilities include Water,Trash,Sewer,Gas and electric.

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:__________?
DATE OF BIRTH:_________?
PROFESSION:__________?
PHONE:
(CELL)PHONE__________?
(HOME)PHONE__________?
KIDS_____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY________
PRESENT ADDRESS:_____________________
CITY:_______________
STATE:______________
ZIP CODE:____________
HOW LONG?___________IF RENTING
WHY ARE YOU LEAVING__________?
DO YOU AGREE TO PAY UP THE SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIRED FOR EXCHANGE OF KEYS___________?
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN?______________?
DO YOU HAVE PET?

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.A Deposit of $1200 (which happens to be the security deposit) is also required before moving in.....Feel free to call 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 4 years so you have a choice of deciding how long you intend staying there...

You can call me anytime on (011-234-802-968-7969 or+234-802-968-7969)

Regards and Remain Blessed
Donald Martin
By Therese Menendez,  Mon Aug 20 2012, 08:19
This is an email I received after inquiring about a house for rent. It is just so damn frustrating that this is what the world has come to.

We are pleased that you have an interest in our house, our lovely home is still available for lease and we want responsible adults/family that are neat and also believe that they have what it takes to take care of our house as if it were theirs. My wife and I initially had it up for sale but had a change of mind in leasing it out ourselves because the agent that was in charge of our rental property was asking too much of an agent fee and also making it difficult for people who cannot afford the rent, stay away from renting my house.

The reason why our house is up for lease is because I got transferred from my place of work to TOPEKA, KS and I will be away with my family for at least 4 to 5 years because of the love I have for them, I have decided not to sell our house and also assuring them that we only have few years to spend here and will be willing to lease it out to person/family who is willing to assure us of taking absolute care of our home and pay their rent on time. I will start by telling you more about me and my family. We have two children ages 8 and 11. They are pretty shy and they are the sweetest little babies in the world. They love to read, color and play at the park. They also love to do homework and are very interested in school and learning new things. They are very helpful little girls and are always offering to help mommy out with chores.. I work at Topeka Foundry & Ironworks CO here in Kansas and got married to a lovely wife who is a member of First United Methodist Church. We will be very pleased if we can find the right tenant to rent our home, a person who is a clean freak and does not tolerate anything that has to do with dirt... we also would like to know more about you and your family, your renting experience and how long and when you plan moving into our home. These 4 bedrooms and 3 baths home are very spacious.

Below is the rental property address:

9712 Riata Ln, Bakersfield, CA 93306

Pets allowed: Yes
Rent: 1100
Deposit: 1000

The rental fee is inclusive with utilities.

Sincerely,
Mr. & Mrs. Fernando
By Wes Foster,  Thu Aug 23 2012, 10:20
I think there is another one.....

Hello,

Thanks for the email. Yes the House is still available and will only be given out to the right person that will take very good care of the place and the facilities. Well I must let you know that the house has a lot of facilities like laundry facilities,air condition, internet and telephone access,Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove/Gas and other necessary facilities. I have really decided to give out the house as a result of my transfer to Malaysia.

I will be giving out the house for $700/month including utilities with a security deposit of $700. I need to inform you as well that money is not the major reason why I am renting it out but want someone who can take care of it as if he/she owns it. So let me know as soon as possible if you can take good care of it, so that we can discuss the rent further. Pets are allowed

We initially wanted to sale the house through a realestate agent but we changed our minds and decided to rent it out due to the bad economy which has also affected has also affected the housing market. We might decide to sale in the future but for now we are just renting it out.

If you are interested you can go by and view it but you will not be able to go inside cause the keys are here with me in
Malaysia. Here is the address of the house (5637 Andora Street Orlando, FL 32807 ).

I await your reply.
Koucheki Nassar
+601-499-29714

He wanted me to western union him the deposit and then he would send the keys. Sounds pretty sketchy...
By Kazmax,  Sat Aug 25 2012, 09:30
This is what I received from a scammer:
Thanks for your interest in renting my house ,it's available for rent and i want you to move in at your own convenience time once the rental plan as been done. It was my Intention to sell my house before we move to Texas but my lovely wife advice me not to sell anymore so we can keep it for future purpose ,that is the reason you found it on rental site.

You are welcome to rent and stay for any period of years as you wishes, you can drive by my house toay to view all the exterior part of it , view the front, back and surroundings then get back to me so we can proceed with the Rental plan.

Description:

***Wonderful Family Home, In Great Neighborhood, Toms River!!*** Classic Stately Colonial On Large Lot, W/Inground Pool--5Bed, 2.5Bath, Oversize 2-Car Garage W/Workshop, Paved Driveway W/Large Apron & Park 4-Cars, Dramatic Brick Fireplace, Full Finished Dry Basement, 2-Fenced Rear Yards--Separate From Pool Area & Koi Pond, Front Porch/Rear Patio, Many New Upgrades!!---Don't Miss This One!

Monthly Price: $900
Security Deposit : $400
Bed Room : 4 Bedrooms
Bath Room: 2.5 full
Sq feet: 2410 sq. ft
Pet: Dogs and Cats Allowed

Address: 44 Dorchester Drive, Toms River NJ 08753

Amenities: {Swimming Pool,A/C center,Patio,Cable Ready,Floors:Carpet,Hot Tub Spa,2 Parking space,driveway,Ceramics,Dishwasher,Range,Ice,Maker,Refrigerator,Dryer,Washer,Deck,basement,Microwave,Garbage Disposer,Oven Electric}

Tell me more about you and how you plan to take good care of my house .

Yours Sincerely Landlord.
David Soler.

Dear Kelley,
Thanks for your reply,am glad you found my house nice as it was on the rental site,both Exterior and the interior part of my house are in the best Standard condition, all utilities are working perfectly.I got so much other interesting Renters who are also willing to rent my Specious house But i told my wife that my house will only be rent to a very serious person who is ready to fill and complete the Rental Application Form and also ready to put down the Security deposit which is refundable,i will take off my house from rental site and get it reserve for you till you move in once all application process as been complete. Your month rent will be prompt to pay on the first week you move into my beautiful house while it start counting right on the first-day.The rent include all the following utilities as below.

Utilities include in your monthly rent
========================
*Water
*Electricity
*Cables
*Repairing of any Damage Part in my House if any comes up

Tenant Responsibilities Bill
==================
*Maintaining of the Pool
* Upkeep of the yard
*Sewage/Lawn

The best way to see inside of my house is by me shipping my house keys to you and the rest paper works just because am out of state right now for a business purpose , i will only ship the keys to you once all application process as been done,i will Email you the rental application form asap i hear back from you, fill it and send it back to me to confirm, then i will send you my home package that contain the lease agreement form and the rest paper works which will also include the entrance keys to my house , the package will be deliver to you in next 24hours in your step door .


Send me your name and current address to send it to, i will personally send you the shipping tracking number so you can track it online to know the status of the shipment , am doing this because am currently out of town and it just the best easiest way to get you inside of my house ,i look forward to hear back from you.

Yours Sincerely Landlord.
David Soler.
========
By Cathy Mcnern,  Mon Aug 27 2012, 10:21
101 W Avenue A Bismarck ND
SCAM SCAM SCAM
This lady claims she is in London for two years and needs someone to take care of her home. $900/month and the includes utilities.
I have numerous emails from her and I. She claims that she can only communicate through email.

This condo is actually trying to be sold NOT rented.
By Robin D. Carlos,  Mon Aug 27 2012, 21:39
And the Scam CONTINUES: Here are some emails I received in response to some inquiries I made.
# 1 Response:
Sent By:
"R S" On: Aug 08/22/12 10:48 AM
Thanks for your email and interest in renting my house and the quick response.I work as a missionary so we travel a lot to spread the Gospel in most part of Asia and Africa but we are presently in Africa,i came over here with my wife and we are both working in the ministry.We hope our mission will be fulfilled. We just want to make sure that our house is rented out so that we can concentrate on our missionary work. I will like to let you know that i initially wanted to sell the house but my wife advised we rent it out to responsible people.Please i want you to note that i spent a lot on my property so i will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this house and i want you to keep it tidy all the time so that i will be glad to see it neat when i come for a check up.

So if you are ready to occupy the house kindly provide the information below so that i can forward more details about the house.I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Name:
`
Age?

Phone?

Occupation?

Do you have a pet?

Move In Date?

How long do you intend to rent my house?

House address: 5519 North Linder Avenue, Chicago IL

God Bless You.
Pastor Mark K Dillon.

# 2 Response:

Sent By:
"Carlos Crespo" On: Aug 08/22/12 12:48 AM
Hello,

We are pleased that you have an interest in our house, our lovely home is still available for lease and we want responsible adults/family that are neat and also believe that they have what it takes to take care of our house as if it were theirs. My wife and I initially had it up for sale but had a change of mind in leasing it out ourselves because the agent that was in charge of our rental property was asking too much of an agent fee and also making it difficult for people who cannot afford the rent, stay away from renting my house.

The reason why our house is up for lease is because I got transferred from my place of work to TOPEKA, KS and I will be away with my family for at least 4 to 5 years because of the love I have for them, I have decided not to sell our house and also assuring them that we only have few years to spend here and will be willing to lease it out to person/family who is willing to assure us of taking absolute care of our home and pay their rent on time. I will start by telling you more about me and my family. We have two children ages 8 and 11. They are pretty shy and they are the sweetest little babies in the world. They love to read, color and play at the park. They also love to do homework and are very interested in school and learning new things. They are very helpful little girls and are always offering to help mommy out with chores.. I work at Topeka Foundry & Ironworks CO here in Kansas and got married to a lovely wife who is a member of First United Methodist Church. We will be very pleased if we can find the right tenant to rent our home, a person who is a clean freak and does not tolerate anything that has to do with dirt... we also would like to know more about you and your family, your renting experience and how long and when you plan moving into our home. These 4 bedrooms and 4 baths home are very spacious.

Below is the rental property address:

4948 W Waveland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60641

Pets allowed: Yes
Rent: 1100
Deposit: 900

The rental fee is inclusive with utilities.

Sincerely,
Mr. & Mrs. Carlos

# 3 Response:

Sent By:
"Eric White" On: Aug 08/21/12 5:28 AM
Hello,

My name is Eric White, I'm 36 years old and I hope this email finds you well. The HOUSE is located at 4316 N. Tripp, Chicago IL, 60641. It has 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1 kitchen and 1 living room at $800 per month , (below market value) in return for taking good care of the place. I am looking for someone who will be careful and thoughtful to live in it, as soon as possible, because I have recently suffered a divorced and I will move back home in Oxford, England. The lease can be for a minimum 1 month to 6 years or more. I'm the full right owner of the house and the utilities are included in this price (rent/month). Everything in this house is functional because is recently renovated.
Just to mention a few, it includes: (refrigerator, washer/dryer and most important 2 parking spaces.). I would also like to know how many persons will occupy the house and for how long would like to sign the rent contract, anything about you? your ocupation (any pets? cats or dogs?). Unfortunately I, have the keys no one else have access in the house because it is a private property.

Thank you for your interest and wait news from you.

AGAIN SAME SCAMMER WROTE:
Hello ,


Thank you for your response and nice to meet you. Like I have informed you before, the price you have to pay for one month of rent will be $800+($400 safety deposit for the first month). We can start with a basic 1 year contract with the possibility of renewing it or with the period of time suitable for you. About the payment, I would like to receive it monthly into my bank account and I hope there will be no problem for you to wire the money to it. You only need to receive the keys and the contract so you could check out the house, and see if you like it.

Since I'm Oxford we need a way to complete this deal that will allow us to make sure we receive what we are asking for. I have found a way for us to complete the deal safely that will allow you to pay for the rent only after you will receive the keys and rental contract, you can receive them in less than 2 days. The solution is provided by a third party company called uShip which is similar to FedEx, DHL or UPS, and will handle the payment and delivery of the Keys.

Through this service you will see the house and decide if you like it or not, before sending the payment. Please click on the link bellow to see how we can complete the deal safely and fast directly from the web site of the company where this procedure is explained:
http://www.uship.com

Let me know if you are interested,


I researched each and everyone of these scammers only to discover that they are just that..."SCAMMERS"! I Reeeeally wish TRULIA would develop a system that would weed these characters out and stop them from posting or responding to inquires etc.!
By Dylanallen503,  Tue Sep 4 2012, 19:11
Has anyone heard of a Sebastian Morgan, Graphic designer who lives in London? He's advertising 198 East Walton Place, Chicago IL 60611.
By Jeffrey T. Derouen,  Tue Sep 4 2012, 19:17
These guys are busy... they have a home listed in beaumont texas... the name being used.... Gayle Kemmerer....the site being used is trulia.com
By Deborah Nance,  Thu Sep 6 2012, 19:22
I have been looking for a home to rent in the Wilmington, Delaware area. I came across this rental on Trulia for the property 622 Lisbeth Road, Newark, DE 19713. This property pops up on most of the rental websites: "This is a Single-Family Home located at 622 Lisbeth Road, Newark DE. 622 Lisbeth Rd has 3 beds, 1 bath, and approximately 816 square feet. The property has a lot size of 7,405 sqft and was built in 1959. The average list price for similar homes for sale is $168,687 and the average sales price for similar recently sold homes is $154,299. 622 Lisbeth Rd is in the 19713 ZIP code in Newark, DE. The average list price for ZIP code 19713 is $217,491. " I filled out the form to have a rep contact me about the property. After a few days (I'm renting) she did contact me but said the property was not for sale. I emailed her back saying, I was interested in "renting". Would she please supply me with the information on Trulia's site regarding the property. Haven't heard from her yet.

I liked the home and investigated further. Found this post on homesforrent.com about the same property and on several realtor websites. The person to contact was Maryann Griffin - Property Manager. I emailed her about my interest in the home on 8/25, received this reply 8/27/2012:
"Hello,
Thanks for the email.
The House is ready and available Now and will only be given out to the right person that will take very good care of the place and the facilities.
I have really decided to give out the house as a result of my long vacation to Wembley UK with family to have some time in England
I will be renting out the house for $900 (Including Utilities) water,gas,electricity and garbage and a security deposit of $600 (refundable) $100 for pet deposit, application is free and I need to inform you as well that money is not the major reason why I am renting it out but want someone who can take care of it as if he/she owns it.
The Address of the property is :
622 Lisbeth Rd,
Newark, DE 19713
Some Details about the home
Well Maintained 3/4 Bedroom Home in the Newark Area Updated Appliances with Gas Cooking Family Room1.5 Baths (Privacy) Fenced yard Large Patio on Back Hot Tub Shed 3 plus Car Parking Washer and Dryer Central Air Convenient Location
Beds: 4
Baths: 1.5
Sqft: 1,200
Lot: 7,405 sq ft / 0.17 acres
Type: Single Family

I was actually working with a Realtor earlier but noticed he increased the rent more than i expected he increased the rent and deposit,So since i see he is not honest with his job i decided to get it done myself
So i have decided to rent it out myself that is why you can see the advert on internet
I am not around in DE right now due to work and i have no one i can trust locally to help me with this pls do check the house through the windows and surroundings and let me know if you would like it and then we can talk on how you will be getting the keys and documents to check the interior and other details on phone
But if you are willing to work with my situation, let me know so that we can discuss the rent further.
Cheers
Griffin Maryann"

I was interested, VERY interested and stopped by the home to check it out. A doggie was in there, so I knocked on the door. No answer except the greeting from the doggie. Went to the side door, knocked and once again doggie said hello. The gate to the back yard was locked and you really couldn't see inside of the property because the windows were covered. There was a large dog crate and some trash next to the side door, but I figured doggie was being the security guard.

I emailed the woman(?), stating my desire to see the insides and remarked that the home was lovely. Received this email from her(?):
"Hello
Thanks as well for your quick respond to my email
Yes you are free to go by the house today and go take a look through the property and its neighborhood
Note: we really want a neat freak tenant that will take great care of the house and I also try calling you so that we can discuss more about the house but you never leave a phone # to contact you.
I was currently working with a realtor before, and we notice that he increase the house rent from what we're asking for and he still have the sign outside the house, that is the reason we ask him to stop that we are going to get a tenant by myself,and he send back the keys and document of the house so the inside is perfect as the outside and the only lady that can also show the house is in a stage of coma due to cancer
Please advice if the sign is still outside the house.
FYI:Its fine if your credit is not good enough,i am not after credit check but the most important thing is the upkeep of the house also advice if i should forward you the rental application form.
Washer and dryer are included in the home
Regards
Griffin Maryann"

Received this email on Tuesday:
"Hello
Thanks for your time and mail
Well let me have a cell phone number to contact you and i also let me know when is the best time to call you and if i should forward you the rental application form so that we can proceed further.
Once again thank you and hope to hear from you soon."

Wednesday's reply:
"Hello
Thanks for your time, well you can call at any time you feel like calling if am not available to talk am sure my husband will be available to talk with you because am not allow to make or receive at work.
So my husband will be calling you later this morning his name is James Griffin."
The next email:
"Hello
Thanks for your time and mail
I have attach to this email the rental application form in docx,feel free to fill it out and also you can find it below.
My husband call you this morning @9am your time but you are not available to answer the calls.
Once again thank you.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
hereby certify that all information provided is true and correct. I fully understand that my lease or rental agreement may be terminated if I have made any false, misleading or incomplete statement(s) in this application. I hereby authorize verification of all information provided in this application, including financial and credit information, via credit bureaus and/or contact with current and previous employers, current and previous landlords and personal references. By signing this online application I certify and agree to these terms and conditions."

Any one with * is compulsory
Home Rental Application

First Name:: * -------------------------------------------------
Last Name:: * ----------------------------------------------------
Work Phone:*------------------------------------------------------
Cell Phone:* -------------------------------------------------------
Property Address: *----------------------------------------------
Drivers License Number: -------------------------------------
Current Address: *----------------------------------------------
Employer: * -------------------------------------------------------
Employer Phone #: * ------------------------------
Length of Employment: * --------------------------
How Often: * -------------------------------------
Income: * ---------------------------------------
Additional Occupants & Ages: * --------------------------------------
Pets: * ------------------
Do You Smoke?* --------------------------
Evictions: * -----------------------------
Felony Charges: * -----------------------
Bankruptcy: * ----------------------------
3 Personal References/Names & Numbers: -------------------------------------------------------------
How Long Lease are you looking for : * ---------------------------
How Many Months are you Ready to Pay :*---------------------------
When do you intend Moving in :* ---------------------------------
Applicant Signature ( Write your Name) : * ---------------------------
A Little bit about yourself:*----------------------------
Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that I can have it in my file incase of
issuing the receipt and contacting you.
Await your reply so that we can discuss on how to get the document and the key to you so that you can possible occupy the house now.
My Number: +44 704 574 6328
Regards.
Griffin J Maryann"

YES, I filled it out and sent it to her.

There are still MORE emails but I just want you to see this one, when I asked to see the inside of the home BEFORE I sent money to them. Mind you, I really liked this home and I suppose you can say I'm naive. This has never happened to me before and I still can't believe I'm not going to get the home. My Husband called her husband(?) but he couldn't understand him. So we continued the emails. Here's the email that made me thin ill of the woman(?):
"Hello My name:) ,
Glad to hear from you, i got your application form filled, I went through it and everything is okay by self and my husband and we have decided to let you move-in as our new tenant, also I'll be calling you later today so that we can discuss further how you can secure the house now.
I am exited and willing to let you move in our house as soon as possible and we have concluded on accepting payment for the first months rent which is $900 including Utilities inside and a refundable security deposit of $600 Pet Deposit $100 + Application Fee $40 to make the total of $1640 to enable you move in as soon as you are ready.
The package containing the keys and documents will be delivered to you withing 24 hours through the address you send to us why filling out the rental application form and after your deposit is confirmed over here Or you can send the money over to my lawyer in the state
Here are the contents of the document.
1) Entrance and the rooms Keys
2) Paper/Permanent house form
3) The house documents file.
Once again, we are giving you this on trust and do not disappoint me.
Should i send you the lease agreement so that you can sign and send back to me ?
So I am with your information's here with me and i will like to know whether you are ready for the payment of the first month Rent and the security deposit as well so that the keys and the document could be shipped to you as soon as possible so that you can possible occupy the house now.
Your full address is needed because that is where i will send the keys and documents of the House to if different from the one in the rental Application Form
Cell Phone
+44 704 574 6328
Cheers
Maryann J Griffin"

Red flags went up because NOW she wants a rental app fee of $40. I apologize for writing a book, but this home was on Trulia, Zillow, Prudential and so many others, I thought you ladies and gentlemen would like to actually see the correspondence these scammers are using. I have to end this comment now, because I have a pending issue. I WILL be back in the morning to finish my rant, so to speak. I'm not trying to spam your site, just trying to get the word out with as much information as I can. This really broke my heart. I know it's just a home, but I really trusted this person because of the websites this property was on AND because she was predominantly displayed as the Property Manager. I did NOT send any money, but please review the other emails from her that I will post tomorrow. These people are devious. Please help me end her(?) little escapade. You really feel violated when you see this advertised on a reputable site, only to find out these people are scamming you. You just won't believe the rest. Thank you for listening and if anyone can guide me, please do so! Thank you and good night:)! ~Deborah (a scammer's dream:(!)
By Donna Hillstrom,  Fri Sep 7 2012, 05:30
My two inquiries through Trulia have been scams...COMMON SENSE DICTATES when response is in broken English and says they cannot meet you at property.
By Deborah Nance,  Fri Sep 7 2012, 17:34
Thanks for replying, Donna. I'm new at this so that's my excuse, but you are absolutely correct. After spending the day checking out properties, I am totally frustrated. I would think that Realtor websites would have sound, reputable homeowners/information but that is not so. 5 of the 13 properties I found on Realtor websites, were scams, with 8 already taken.. AND apparently the scammers don't understand English, because I told them I reported them to the AG, yet they still keep bugging. I just can't trust anyone, I suppose.
By Dorian Smith,  Sat Sep 8 2012, 17:45
FYI! The following post on Trulia is a scam:

http://www.trulia.com/rental/3094878087-22-Harmon-St-Long-Beach-NY-11561

After inquiring for details I immediately received an email telling me that the person was in Texas but I could drive by and see all angles of the house and then respond back for more info:


Thanks for your great interest in renting my House , but all i want is Serious Person that really want to rent my house and who has good heart to take good care of my house and always keep it clean and neat as it appear on the rental site . Yes i have made my mind to put my house for sale , but my loving wife advice me to keep it for future purpose that why we change our mind to rent it out , but we need good person with good heart My house is available and it ready to move in at any convenience

The rent is $1200 and security deposit is $800 and the square ft is 895 sqft and as 2bedroom and 1bath. Pets are allowed, rent include all the utilities in the house and pets are free ,Currently we out of city to TEXAS, due to my job and it takes up to years to be back in town so we are looking for serious tenant that can take-care of our house on out behalf,while You can drive by my home and view the exterior part of my home and it environment yourself and get back to me asap ,drive by and get back to me so we can proceed for the rental plan and here is my home address below

Home address :22 Harmon Street, Long Beach NY 11561

Thanks for your Co-operation

Mr Cornell.
By Diana Simakhov,  Tue Sep 11 2012, 12:41
is this listing a scam? http://www.trulia.com/rental/3093673516-1602-Shore-Blvd-Brooklyn-NY-11235

it is just too good to be true
By Kesha Hillard,  Tue Sep 11 2012, 15:40
Is this listing a scam(109 breezewalk dr Vallejo,ca rent is $1400 and the deposit is $800} Roy L Cannon home owner wants me to send wire transferthe deposit and first month rent to his agent Mr.Patrick Decaller in Indianapolis Indiana .
By Valerie Foster,  Tue Sep 11 2012, 18:53
wow they are everywhere.these are the emails that i was sent!!!

Thanks for your interested in my home,my home is available for rent and ready to move in,i wanted to Sell my home but with the advice of my Family i decided to rent it out and we are looking for a God fearing family that could take our home as their own.
>>
>>The rent is $1,100 and security deposit is $800 and the 1,958 sqft and as 3 bedroom and 2,1 Bathrooms. Pets are allowed and rent is including the utilities.Address: 2603 Overlake Avenue, Orlando FL 32806.
>>
>>Neighborhood Description,very calm and stable neighborhood. Neighbors are great and they also enjoy the neighborhood.. Lots of remodeling is going on around the area.
>>
>>I await your urgent reply,
>>Michael R Reimers

Thanks for your email and i really appreciate that you are willing to rent my home,here is the copy of the rental application form attached below and thanks for the email.I want you to know that i can let you stay in my house till the period of time you wish to and i have choose you as my tenant.I also want you to know that the rent fee is among the house utilities,so you can use them anytime but make sure you take proper care of our property.I will come and pay you a visit by 4 months after you have moved into my house to see how you are maintaining it.but all is in place to allow you move in at your own convenient time.I will need some references and proof of income.You can reach me at 5122901276

I would want you to have the payment as soon you fill the application so that i can take my home off market for you because of other people so they won't keep contacting me, I hope you understand where i am coming from.Email me so that i can quickly mail the keys to you along with the tracking number through FedEx to your current home address,i will also overnight the key to you,but if you don't like my home i will refund your money to you as soon as possible without any delay then you return the keys back but if you like my home you can start renting, as soon you get back to me with the complete the application form then i will email you on how you will send the payment through western union transfer.Thanks
Thanks for getting back to me about my home .I must let you know that the utilities are include with the monthly rent and the reason why we are not asking for too much was because we want any person or family moving into our home should take absolute care of the utilities and see that the whole house is kept clean and neat.If we see how good you are taking care of our home,we can extend your stay in our home and probably pay you visit once in every four month to ensure that we maintain a good relationship with you and the rest.i can also allow you to lease for one year with option to extend.

If i see how good you are maintaining the house, I can extend you staying as long as you can stay.I am renting myself due to bad experience within my Realtor and the tenant who damage my home and it cost me a lot of money putting things back i am now renting myself you don't have to contact the agent anymore.My home is ready to move in,i can also allow you to stay in my home for as much as you intend in living in our home.

There is a washer,dryer,hookup,fridge,microwave,This utilities are include with this monthly rent garbage,electricity,heat,water.As you can see we are not around to show you our home but all is in place to allow you move in at your own convenient time,I will send you a rental application form, as soon as you get back to me through email. I am currently in AMARILLO, TX with my family due to my work.

Note; You can go ahead to view the house from outside and also i will like to get your cell phone so that i can call you to brief you more about the house ok Thanks

I await your urgent reply,
Michael R Reimers
Hi Valerie,

Thanks you so much and i really appreciate that you are willing to move my home also i have already choose you as my tenant but all is in place to allow you move in at your own convenient time and i have send the application form to fill and send it back to me asap so we can move to process on how you will get all the entrance keys and copy of the house documents to your home address it will delivered to your doorstep between 48hours then you move in with your Family but i will require you put down the security deposit.

Regarding the two cars you saw in the driveway is my church member cars and i don't want you to worry about anything because everything will work out fine. I will look forward to recei info ve the complete of the application form.Thanks
i drove by the house again and there is a sign saying this house is not for rent that this is a scam!!!

be carefull
By Denise Engel,  Mon Sep 17 2012, 19:25
I have just encountered this same scam while inquiring about a property in San Antonio. I have included the respose I received from the "owner" below.

Good day Denise,

I just read your email inquiring for the availability of my home for rent, my home is still available but I would like to share with you some circumstances leading to my wanting to rent out my property, Recently (about 2 months ago) i just got transferred to another region.Presently I am in West Africa working for USAID. USAID efforts to foster world-wide economic growth and increased trade, and tackling cross-border issues such as the spread of HIV/AIDS and human trafficking in some of the developing and 3rd world countries My work time here might take as long as between 4-7years that's how long till when I should be back home to settle down again. I initially decided to sell my home at first that was when i found an agent whom we both agreed on terms and conditions, this prompted the Realtor agent to place for sale sign on the property that was when my wife and well wishers around started calling and advising me not to sell but rather rent it out so that it can be well catered and cared for before my return. this prompted why i had to request for my keys and document from the Realtor agent and they are here with me presently I decided not to involve an agent in renting my home out as this will cost my prospective tenant more money which I don;t want and I also I am leasing my home myself so I can get to know my tenant on a one one basis and have a honest cordial relationship with who will be moving into my home

NOTE:THE MAIN AIM OF RENTING IT OUT IS KEEPING THE BUILDING STRUCTURE ALIVE AND IN GOOD CONDITION even you can observe it from the price i am willing to give it out, that it's far below standard renting rate. again like I said my main aim is to build a cordial understanding between myself and the renter based on the reason why i am letting it out. I would require for you to complete the bio data below and email it back to me so I can randomly access you, see below for that

information such as:




FULL NAME:

MARITAL STATUS:

OCCUPATION:

HOME PHONE NUMBER:

MOBILE NUMBER:

CURRENT ADDRESS STATE,ZIP

REASON FOR LEAVING/WANTING TO LEAVE YOUR PREVIOUS HOME OF RESIDENCE

PREVIOUS RENT

NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT IS TO LEAVE IN THE HOUSE

DO YOU HAVE A CAR? IF YES HOW MANY

DO YOU HAVE A PET?

WHEN DO YOU PLAN MOVING INTO A NEW HOME




And concerning wanting to view the house, you could go have a driveby my home and have a view at the building surrounding and neighborhood but as for the inside, please note you won't be able to view the inside of my home at the moment as the keys for the house are here with me as at present I am sorry for the inconvenience.







Home Address: 2459 Old Well Drive, San Antonio TX 78259




Phone number: +234-8084514105




THANKS MR./MRS Wilkes




The deposit is the same as the rent while the rent is $820, my property is move in ready







God bless you
By Angela Porter,  Tue Sep 18 2012, 13:38
Thank you all for posting these emails. As you can see from the responses above, there are many commonalities With so many scammers out there, it is extremely important that consumer are extra cautious. These are general guidelines, but a good way to determine if a listing is fraudulent or not:

1. Property is a "good deal" for the area: the lower price was put there to entice consumers. Often times all utilities and furnishings will also be included for this very low price.

2. The 'landlord' cannot meet you in person and does not have representative that can: real home owners that are out of town and want to rent their home enlist a property manager or at the very least a local friend or family member that can show prospective renters inside.

3. They send you a very wordy email with a lot of information about their personal situation

4. They ask you to wire transfer any money

Typically, if you can answer yes to more than one of the above points, its likely that the rental you are interested in is a fraudulent one.
Nowadays, rental prices are on the rise in many cities throughout the US (http://moneyland.time.com/2012/06/07/its-not-your-imagination-rent-prices-really-have-been-rising/), so when utilizing the internet for your rental search, please adhere to the age-old saying that "If it's too good to be true, it probably is".
By Ashley Jobe,  Wed Sep 19 2012, 03:08
http://=www.trulia.com%2Frental%2F3095606373-177-Townsend-St-San-Francisco-CA-94107" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.trulia.com/rental/3095606373-177-Townsend-St-San-Francisco-CA-94107?ecampaign=con_rlt_post_lead_agent_rent_fr&eurl http://=www.trulia.com%2Frental%2F3095606373-177-Townsend-St-San-Francisco-CA-94107

SCAM! SCAM! SCAM!
SHAME. SHAME. SHAME.
By kapratcher,  Fri Sep 28 2012, 11:01
Thanks for your interested in my home,my home is available for rent and ready to move in,i wanted to Sell my home but with the advice of my Family i decided to rent it out and we are looking for a God fearing family that could take our home as their own.
>>
>>The rent is $1,100 and security deposit is $800 and the 1,958 sqft and as 3 bedroom and 2,1 Bathrooms. Pets are allowed and rent is including the utilities.

Just received this on Trulia about a home located on 4446 Arts St. New Orleans, LA. The agent said this house is actually for sale, not rent. As I was checking through the scam stories listed, I noticed this exact same email sent to me by an obvious scam artist, by the name of Christine Simon. Oh well, we not only have the hardship of finding a suitable home for our families, but to have to deal with scammers is extremely unfortuante! So glad I researched!! Do the same!
By tfitzpat9,  Tue Oct 9 2012, 15:18
Oh my!!! I just got the following response to a rental home I was inquiring about: Re: $1100 / 4br - furnished 4 bedroom (Hernando MS 38632)
1 recipientsCC: recipientsYou MoreBCC: recipientsYou Hide Details FROM:John V Taylor TO:TAURUS FITZPATRICK Message flagged Monday, October 8, 2012 5:16 PM Good day Applicant,
this is to acknowledge the receipt of your inquiry regarding my house that was advertised for rent.
The house Address is 4412 Chamberlin Oaks Drive, Hernando MS 38632.
(the house is a 4Bedrooms,3baths Single Family home,It is ready for immediate move in)

Features include huge kitchen w/morning room, separate study formal dining room, family room w/gas-electric fireplace. Master suite has private entrance and salon bath.Custom flooring thru out, central vac, alarm system, ceiling fans, walk-in closets. Double attached garage, 12X20 separate wired workshop, privacy fenced and covered patio all situated on 2 acres. Super nice,Washer and dryer hookup available.Rent covers utilities.

The Monthly Rent is $1100 per month, you can see that the rent is cheap,we are not after the money here,we only want a tenant who will assure the good care of the house and is ready to move in with our move in term.

my family and I are now officially transferred to Nigeria, for missionary works with the Christian Missionaries in Nigeria, what we seek is a Tenant who is ready take good care of the house, I will solicit for your absolute care and maintenance of this house as i want to be confident you would take care of the property, The Rental process is simple, fast and direct,if you have the $1100, then you can go ahead and request for the Rental Application Form to proceed.

do endeavor to drive by at your convenience as to see the house, entering into the house will be impossible for now,as we had to go with the keys because we do not have any realtor for this rental process,but photos to the interiors could be sent to you if wish to look them up.

please do understand this, The total move in deposit of $1100 (REFUNDABLE If you do not like the house) MUST be paid down, before the keys and documents can be sent to you, We only want a Renter who is ready to move in right away. i will be looking forward to your reply and interest, so that I can present you with the rental application form,that is if you are interested and ready to make the move in deposit. we will be waiting to hear from you.
Thank you.
John V Taylor



I am so glad I felt strange about that email....too good to be true! How awful!
By Stewart Camp,  Mon Oct 15 2012, 19:19
i inquired about property in edgewater md 4234 Carvel Lane ITS A SCAM......................... ALMOST ????
By Jennifer.villa.07,  Sun Oct 21 2012, 09:10
How do we report these scams??
By Tarconnie,  Mon Nov 5 2012, 22:32
HERE'S a fairly recent one. JUST GOT IT..... Read it somewhere above, sounded familiar... sucks, to good to be true.

Hi,

Thanks for your interested in my home,my home is available for rent and ready to move in,i wanted to Sell my home but with the advice of my Family i decided to rent it out and we are looking for a God fearing family that could take our home as their own.

The rent is $1,100 and security deposit is $800 and the 1,114 sqft and as 3 bedroom and 2 Bathrooms. Pets are allowed and rent is including the utilities.Address: 10846 Archway Drive, Whittier CA 90604.

Neighb orhood Description,very calm and stable neighborhood. Neighbors are great and they also enjoy the neighborhood... Lots of remodeling is going on around the area.

I await your urgent reply,
Juan A Diaz
By Noelia Lozada-Royster,  Tue Nov 6 2012, 10:44
I believe I came across one yesterday too. He states they moved oversees for work, London UK. I contacted the realator that I found on another website and she stated the house is not for rent and that is is pended right now because someone is in the process of buying the house. So glad I looked in to this further. The address is 11224 west sprague rd, parma, oh 44130. Be careful everyone!
By Allison Shaw,  Sun Nov 18 2012, 10:01
I recieved two emails from this person regarding two different properties and he used two different names. He uses the email address melissalogan@yahoo.com This is the first email he sent me. I can't report it to trulia because he already removed his listing! BEWARE!

Hello


Thanks for your great interest in renting my house, But all i want is a serious person that really want to rent my house and who has good heart to take good care of my house and always keep it clean and neat as it

appeared on the rental site.

I want you to know that i have made up my mind to put my house for sale before, But my loving wife advised me to keep it for future purpose that's why we changed our mind to rent it out, but we need good person with

good heart my house is available and it's ready for you to move in at any convenience time.

The rent is $1200 and security deposit is $800 and the square ft is 2,719 sqft and has 3 bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms. Pets are allowed, rent include all the utilities in the house and pets are free ,Currently we out of town

in Akron,OH presently due to my job and it takes up to years to be back in town so we are looking for serious tenant that can take good care of our house on our behalf,while you can drive by my home and view the

exterior part of my home and it environment yourself and get back to me asap ,drive by and get back to me so we can proceed about the rental plan and here is my home address below....

Home address : 28346 Meadow Glen Way West, Escondido CA 92026


Thanks for your Co-operation

Mr Logan
By Allison Shaw,  Sun Nov 18 2012, 10:03
I received two different emails from melissalogan@yahoo.com using two different names and two different properties. I can't report it to trulia because he removed his listing. This was the first email he sent..

Hello


Thanks for your great interest in renting my house, But all i want is a serious person that really want to rent my house and who has good heart to take good care of my house and always keep it clean and neat as it

appeared on the rental site.

I want you to know that i have made up my mind to put my house for sale before, But my loving wife advised me to keep it for future purpose that's why we changed our mind to rent it out, but we need good person with

good heart my house is available and it's ready for you to move in at any convenience time.

The rent is $1200 and security deposit is $800 and the square ft is 2,719 sqft and has 3 bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms. Pets are allowed, rent include all the utilities in the house and pets are free ,Currently we out of town

in Akron,OH presently due to my job and it takes up to years to be back in town so we are looking for serious tenant that can take good care of our house on our behalf,while you can drive by my home and view the

exterior part of my home and it environment yourself and get back to me asap ,drive by and get back to me so we can proceed about the rental plan and here is my home address below....

Home address : 28346 Meadow Glen Way West, Escondido CA 92026


Thanks for your Co-operation

Mr Logan
By Khadijah Zamot,  Mon Nov 26 2012, 10:25
Hello, Below are copies of two email responses that I received after inquiring about a posting about a house for rent.

Response Number 1 - 10414 Brock Run, Charlotte NC 28269
From: Stephanie L Hurd (hurdstephaniel@yahoo.com) 11/22/12

Thank you for your response and interest in our house.

The house is very much available and it is a large, Beautiful and well maintained immaculate house. Which was formally occupied by me and my family before we left for United kingdom with the US-AID, we left for a volunteer mission for a development program with the aim of developing the people physically and financially as God as directed us. We wanted to put the house up for sale initially but we later changed our mind after we discovered that we wouldn't be spending more than 5 years here in United Kingdom (London).

Presently my lovely wife and i are on the field with US-AID. US-AID as u know works in agriculture, democracy & governance, economic growth, the environment, education, health, global partnerships, and humanitarian assistance in more than 100 countries to provide a better future for all..

US-AID still faces an uncertain future. In many developing countries, HIV/AIDS and health issues are having a dramatic impact on social cohesiveness and economic strength, blocking the very development goals we seek. Virtually all the new democracies in the world today are fragile; others are democracies more in name than substance. Nearly a quarter of the people living in developing countries, or about one billion people, live in absolute poverty.. There are a host of other threats - ranging from terrorism to infectious disease and violent conflict - that challenge us and the developing nations we seek to help. Here is US-AID Web address:-http://www.usaid.gov

US-AID efforts to foster world-wide economic growth and increased trade, and tackling cross-border issues such as the spread of HIV/AIDS and trafficking in person to safe the live of peoples from primitive death that claims the souls of younger ages as a result of casual sex gave us transfer to United Kingdom and we will be away for 5 years or more and this is why we are actually renting out house, so if you are interested and will take good care of our house then we will be ready to accept you as our future tenant and family friend.. If you really impress me by taking good care of our house then you will be allowed to stay as long as you wish.

I would need your bio data which i guess is the only thing i can use to randomly access you. I would need information such as:

FULL NAME:
MARITAL STATUS:
OCCUPATION:
HOME PHONE NUMBER:
MOBILE NUMBER:
CURRENT ADDRESS STATE, ZIP
REASON FOR LEAVING/WANTING TO LEAVE YOUR PREVIOUS HOME OF RESIDENCE
PREVIOUS RENT
NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT IS TO LEAVE IN THE HOUSE
DO YOU HAVE A CAR? IF YES HOW MANY
DO YOU HAVE A PET?
WHEN DO YOU PLAN MOVING INTO A NEW HOME

This is the Address of the Single family house: 10414 Brock Run, Charlotte NC 28269

and concerning wanting to view the house, you could go there and take a look at the building surrounding and neighbourhood but as for the inside, you won’t be able to view it as the keys for the house are here with me. please note you won’t be able to view the internal part of the house because the keys are here with me... but as much as possible i will try send some internal pictures I have of my property.

I look forward to hearing from you ASAP as i am in haste to lease out the property. Please note the security deposite is the same as the monthly rent and my property is move in ready
Rent=$700

Best Regards

You can call me anytime at: (+44 7031979441 or +447024098433)
Thanks and God bless you
Mr Hurd
____________________________________________________________

Response Number 2 -11920 Provincetowne Dr Charlotte, NC 28277‏

Rahul Mohan (rahul_mohan@aol.com) 11/19/12

Thank you for showing interest in my property. Presently, lots of people are showing interest in the house and it is first come first serve.
The house has been open for sale for quite a while, but I'm currently renting out the property due to my lawyer's advise. I would not be able to walk you through the house as I'm currently on a business trip, but as you can see from the recent pictures i uploaded, its a very nice house and well taken care of. I will not guarantee you to hold the house or if it will still be available by the time I return from my trip, so if you are able to work with my conditions then we can proceed.
Also, you can move-in as soon as you wish. You also have the advantage of securing the house even if you're not ready to move-in asap.
A refundable security deposit of $800 is required before moving in, also a $100 pet deposit if you have any and $50 application fee.
I am aware the market value of the house exceed $800/month which I'm renting it for, but all I require is a good tenant who will take good care of the house for the period of their lease. The house will be available for rent for a period of 3 years so you have a choice of deciding how long you intend staying there.
Feel free to email me for more information and arrangements on how to get the keys and necessary documents delivered to you as soon as your deposit payment is confirmed.

Thank You,


Rahul Mohan.
By vweeks49,  Tue Nov 27 2012, 19:33
Well, whaddaya know! Another scam. I'm such a scam seeker...and know what to look for. The property at 1830 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA, is a so-called 1 bedroom/1 bath for $700/month rent. I've live in this City for over 30 years. I know all areas of the City. Also, there is absolutely NOTHING for rent in S.F. for $700/month -- perhaps a parking space for $200/month. This "lovely" person has just opened a "new outlet here in Philippines"; "first month rent paid through Western Union money transfer." I like to read about those in the UK -- where the keys are -- ???? I hate these people and reply to their emails accordingly. I'm an older person and I'm meaner and more hateful.
By Unspecified,  Wed Nov 28 2012, 15:04
I just got another one
every one should be careful!!
[ Sebastian Morgan] 255 King St, San Francisco CA 94107
it almost got me~
Hello ,

Thanks for your reply,
Like I have inform you before, the price you shall pay for 1 month of rent will be 1500$ and i want aslo one month guarantee deposit 1500$ ( the guarantee deposit 1500$ you will receive back when you leave the apartment ), with no extra taxes to pay. The money, I want to revive it monthly to my bank account, so I hope it will be no problem for you to wire the money .

Of course you will have to see the apartment before discussing further details . I am willing to send you the keys so you can visit it and see it suits your needs.The delivery for the keys and viewing permit (signed by me), will be made with TNT to make sure that we can trust each other.
I will explain the procedure if you are interested so please email me as soon as you read this message because I really need to take care of this matter.


Hello ,

First of all , I want to tell you that if you are ready to proceed with this transaction I will need to inform you the steps about how this service works
You will have 2 days to inspect the apartment before your final decision to rent . I will pay the shipping costs.

This is how they work :


1) I will make the delivery papers at TNT . After that I will send you a copy of my passport .


2) After I will make the papers for delivery they will require for your payment confirmation of the first month and the guarantee deposit(1500$ + 1500$= 3000$) to the company .TNT will send you a delivery notification to let you know they have the Keys and the papers in their custody .
Also TNT will give you further instructions about the money deposit .


3) After the payment is confirmed the delivery process will start and when you will receive the keys, you will have 2 days inspection period before your final decision to rent .


4) If all is in order, you will instruct TNT to give me the money. Further rents will be sent directly to my bank account.


5) If you refuse to rent the apt , TNT will give you a full refund (3000$) and you will give them back the keys and the contract.


If you are interested to rent the apt please send me your information, so i can make the deal:



Name:..................
Address: ...............
City: .....................
Postal Code: ...............
Country: ...................
Phone number:...............


Thanks
Sebastian Morgan
By Carol Stock,  Wed Dec 5 2012, 17:27
Wayne Jensen



Nov 30 (5 days ago)














to me












Hi,

Thanks for getting back to me about my home in 2 Duchess Court, Freehold NJ 07728.must let you know that the utilities are include with the month rent and the reason why we are not asking for too much was because we want any person or family moving into our home should take absolute care of the utilities and see that the whole house is kept clean and neat.If we see how good you are taking care of our home,we can extend your stay in our home and probably pay you visit once in every three month to ensure that we maintain a good relationship with you and the rest.If i see how good you are maintaining the house, I can extend you staying as long as you can stay.I am renting myself due to bad experience within my Realtor and the tenant who damage my home and it cost me a lot of money putting things back i am now renting myself you don't have to contact the agent anymore.My home is ready to move in, i can also allow you to stay in my home for as much as you intend in living in our home. There is a washer, dryer, hookup, garbage, electric, water, garbage.

As you can see we are not around to show you our home but all is in place to allow you move in at your own convenient time, I will be sending you the entrance keys and the duplicated copy of the house document for you to go through,If all arrangement is made promptly.I will send you a rental application form as soon as you get back to me through email.I am currently in TEXAS due to my job i have to move with my family.I shall be glad if you let me know your decision as soon as possible as i have another client who is interested.

Wayne.
5122901276.
By Laura Kelley,  Fri Dec 7 2012, 09:13
Thank you for this blog!

LauraSanDiego.com
By Chantiay Howard,  Tue Dec 11 2012, 19:35
Re: $950 / 4br - 2532ft² - This like new 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home (Augusta )Tuesday, December 11, 2012 12:06 AM
From: This sender is DomainKeys verified"Alicia L Stafford"
Thanks,My name is Alicia L Stafford, I own the home you are interested in. The home is still available for rent, but I will only be interested in renting it out to a very responsible tenant.I presently live & work in Nigeria due to my job.You can go ahead and view the surrounding of the house and neighborhood area at your own convenient time,If interested after the walk through,get back with the requested info below & see below for more details about the home.

Address: 2598 Leland Dr,
City: Augusta
State: GA
Zip Code: 30906
County: USA

Type Single Family Home
Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2
Pets Allowed: Cats, Small Dogs, Large Dogs
Deposit: one months rent $950 plus security deposit of $800
Features: Den/Office, Dishwasher, water,Garage, Newer Property, Garbage pickup, Scenic View,
Yard, Washer and dryer.

Requested information for proper record and documentation such as :


First Name :
Last Name:
Spouse Full Names:
Kids Full Names:
Relatives or Friends Full Name:
Mobile/Cell Number:
Telephone Number:
Present House Address:
Present Work place name and Address:
Present work Tel. Number:
Numbers of Cars:
Pet type:
proposed date of Move in:
months budget to deposit before move in:
==============================
Rental/Lease comment:
==============================
Looking forward to hear from you so we can proceed on the documentation and shipment of the keys to you.
By Lamac Properties, LLC,  Wed Dec 12 2012, 08:09
Sublet.com is a scammer company out of india. They hijack your listing and listed it under their name for substantially lower rents. They try to get you to wire deposits. Beware. We alerted Trulia.
By adrianna.hidalgo,  Wed Jan 2 2013, 17:06
I saw a house that was for rent on craigslist. The wording of them email went something like this:
Thanks for your interested in my home,my home is available for rent and ready to move in,i wanted to Sell my home but with the advice of my Family i decided to rent it out and we are looking for a God fearing family that could take our home as their own.
I drove by the house that was for rent to find out there were people still living in the house, mean while the email said it was empty. I got another email telling me tenant accepted and wire money to them and they would mail me the keys. Something about the email gave a weird vibe. I called century 21 to ask if the house was for rent or for sale. They told me that the house was for sale. Thank god that i took another look at it before giving personal information to them.
By livn4him130,  Tue Jan 8 2013, 09:56
I saw a home for rent in Aiken, SC and sent an email to find out more information because it sounded to good to be true, this is the response I recieved:



Hello,

we are pleased that you have an interest in our house, our lovely home is still available for lease and we want responsible adults/family that are neat and also believe that they have what it takes to take care of our house as if it were theirs. My wife and I initially had it up for sale but had a change of mind in leasing it out ourselves because the agent that was in charge of our rental property was asking too much of an agent fee and also making it difficult for people who cannot afford the rent, stay away from renting my house. The main reason our house is up for lease is because I got transferred from my place of work to OREGON, I and my family will be away for at least a couple of 4 to 5 years because of the love I have for them, I have decided not to sell our house and also assuring them that we only have few years to spend here and will be willing to lease it out to person/family who is willing to assure us of taking absolute care of our home and pay their rent on time. I will start by telling you more in regards about me and my family. I have two daughters. I work for a Highway Construction Company here in MI and got married to a lovely wife who is in school of nursing . We will be very pleased if we can find the right/potential tenant to rent our home, a person who is a clean & responsible and does not tolerate anything that has to do with dirt. we also would like to know more about you and your family, your renting experience and how long and when you plan moving into our home. These 3 bedrooms home are very specious and neat.

Below is the rental property address:
136 Cape Fox Cir, Aiken SC 29803

Pets allowed: Yes
Rent: $600
Deposit:$600

The rental fee is inclusive with utilities.

Sincerely,
Christina M Fullex

The email address was a little wierd and I googled it but didn't find any info: Go Od

Despite the email sounds like it was written by a mail it had a females name at the end. So, I googled her and found that she was in fact a student at USCA Nursing program so then next email I received from this individual was the contract, never seen such an infantile contract before see below:

If you are really interested in renting my home then answer the rental application questions below.
1. Your Name and Names of people moving in with you____________?
2. Age and sex of each person________?
3. Your current house address / Cell number / home number_______?
4. Why relocating________?
5. Occupation of each person_________?
6. Personality of pet : __________?
7. Do you have a car, how many_________?
8. When do you plan to move in, please write exact date______?
9. How often do you do your current house cleaning__________?
10. Can we trust you and our house safe keeping in your hand?
11. Do You smoke or drink_______________?
12. Intended length of lease___________?
13. Are you ready to put down the refundable security deposit before getting the keys today or not:_____________?


So, immediately I decided to call the Aiken County Tax Office to verify if the home did belong to Christina Fullex and if it was in foreclosure, just so I wouldn't move in and be immediately evicted. To my surprise, Aiken doesn't have any property that goes to a Fullex. The owners of the home were given to me so I dug deeper and got their phone number and called them and to their surprise they didn't even know all of this was happening. So please beware. Meybohm mentioned that once things are posted on Trulia these scammers have a way of stealing pertinent information and posing as the owners. I'm glad that I did more investigating before I gave out too much information or money. I also received a call from a gentleman with a very heavy middle eastern accent wanting to discuss when I can move in and send my money his number showed up as Silverton, OR (971) 225-4394, that was a close call.
By ray,  Tue Jan 8 2013, 11:05
I got on yesterday and told my kids that if is too good to be true it usually isn't. Also their writings are similar. I got the following:

I saw your mail regarding my Property in 10414 Fair Oaks, Columbia MD 21044,The house is still avaiable for rent and ready to move in. We wanted to Sell but with the Advice of my caring Family we decided to Rent.The Month Rent is $1300 and security Deposit $1000.

How soon do you want to move into My Property?
Do you Have Pets?
Do You Smoke?
How long do you want to Stay in my Property?


I await your urgent mail...

They don't know me and are writing too much details. They wrote again the following:

Thanks for responding back, i must let you know that the utilities are include with the month rent and not foreclosure the reason why we are not asking for too much was because we want any person or family moving into our home should take absolute care of the utilities and see that the whole house is kept clean and neat. If we see how good you are taking care of our home, we can extend your stay in our home and probably pay you visit once in every three month to ensure that we maintain a good relationship with you and the rest. If i see how good you are maintaining the house, I can extend you staying as long as you can stay. I am renting myself due to bad experience within my Realtor and the tenant who damage my home and it cost me a lot of money putting things back i am now renting myself you don't have to contact the agent anymore. My home is ready to move in, I can also allow you to lease for one year with option to extend. There is a washer, dryer, hookup, fridge microwave oven, garbage.electricity, heat, water, etc.

Before we left, we try to search for a God fearing and reputable agent who can take good care of the house but we couldn't get any honest agent . all agent we came across are not honest and they are ripper, The first agent we put our house in care almost get us in trouble by renting out my house to many applicant but thanks to God we have settled the issue, currently i have order them to remove their For sale sign board away from my house , i am sure they most have done that but in case they have not remove it, dont contact them for any reason, You can reach agreement with me owner , because of the issue i experience with those dishonest agent We decide to left with the key,remote and the papers.

As you can see we are not around to show you our home but all is in place to allow you move in at your own convenient time, I will be sending you the entrance keys and the duplicated copy of the house document for you to go through, if all arrangement is made promptly. I will send you a rental application form as soon as you get back to me through email. I am currently in Plano,TX due to my job i have to move with my family
By Veronica M,  Wed Jan 9 2013, 11:47
Almost fell for one. Here is the copy of the email. I did end up finding the legitimate Ad for the house from a reputable agency, and it was going for $1500 not $900. I let them know about the scam and they said unfortunately, there is nothing they can do since the Ad is on another website.

Thanks for the inquiry about my house. I am the owner of the house you are making inquiry of. I resided in the house with my wife and My Daughter, but presently we moved out of the house due to my recent transfer from the company I worked with (Atlas General Construction company) I worked as an Engineer and now I got a job offer from a company in Nigeria (Setraco Nigeria Limited) You can view their website at http://www.setraco.net

Actually, we wanted to sell the house but my wife suggested that we may need the house later so we decide to stop the property management company from selling it but to rent it out for us. Fortunately we later found out that they were trying to use our absence as a medium of making money for themselves by asking for more than what we asked them to take for the rent, so we decided to stop them totally and that's why i am doing this on my own.

Little about my Family.We are kind and honest people,we don't like disappointing people and we don't want anyone to disappoint us. My daughter is a Political Science student at Lagos State University(UNILAG) . She helps her mother in doing some home work during their vacation period. My wife is a very good woman who understands easily and we are a christian Family. we are members of Baptist Church We believe in the restoration of Christ.

What really happened is this, we are not giving the home out for rent just because of money but because of our recent work to Nigeria. So we want you to keep our house clean always.We want you to treat it as yours when you move in, I hope this is very clear to you?.

As it is now, we are not around to show the house from the inside and there is no way you can see the house from the inside because we are with the keys here.we will get the keys shipped to you via FEDEX Courier Service as soon as you are ready to move in.

You can go check out the house and the neighborhood from the outside and get back to me if you really like the house. The physical Address is 1450 Pebblestone Way, Sacramento CA, 95833

The Rent is $900 and the Security deposit of $900 which includes the utilities such as Electricity and the internet Only. Pets are allowed.

Below are the questions that qualifies you for the rental of our house.

TENANT RENT APPLICATION
FIRST NAME:__________________
MIDDLE NAME: __________________
LAST NAME:__________________
PROFESSION:________________
PHONE (____)__________ (CELL)
PHONE (____)__________ (WORK)
PHONE (____)__________ (HOME)
MARITAL STATUS:_________
KIDS_____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY________
PRESENT ADDRESS:______________________
_____
CITY:_______________
STATE:______________
ZIPCODE:____________
HOW LONG?___________IF RENTING
WHY ARE YOU LEAVING?____________________________________________________________
CURRENT RENT:_______
IF THIS HOUSE IS BEING GIVEN TO YOU,
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING?____________
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN?______________
PERSONAL REFERENCES
(LIST 2 PERSONS, OTHER THAN YOUR RELATIVES, THAT WE CAN CONTACT TO VERIFY YOUR CHARACTER.)
FIRST PERSON
FIRST NAME:_______________
MIDDLE NAME:______________
LAST NAME:________________
RELATIONSHIP______________
PHONE (___)________________
SECOND PERSON
FIRST NAME:_______________
MIDDLE NAME:______________
LAST NAME:________________
RELATIONSHIP______________
PHONE (___)________________
(IN AN EMERGENCY, LIST 2 PERSONS THAT CAN BE CONTACTED STARTING WITH NEAREST RELATIVES)

I will be waiting for your response. Let me know as soon as possible after seeing the house from the outside. If have any question please do not hesitate to ask.

Thanks and God bless
By Imran Syed,  Tue Jan 15 2013, 15:31
Thanks to everyone for posting comments. I found rental listing on craiglist (29 Benson Street Bloomfield NJ). I emailed the person for further information.
This is what i received:

Thanks for your response and interest in my house.

The house is very much available , its a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom home located on (29 Benson St, Bloomfield NJ 07003 ) . Its has a Central Air Conditioning system . All new Plumbing and fixtures, Appliances included: Kitchen Aid , Dishwasher,Washer/ Dryer available ,Wired for cable TV, phone, internet in the room. Wired for satellite dish TV in living room and family room . House has High speed internet hard wired with GB Local area network 2 - CAT 6 Ethernet jacks with built in gigabit switch in the room.
The property was formally occupied by family before we left for Arizona for a pastoral duty , we are having a good time here so we decided to rent the home out pending the time that we will be here . We will be away for 2 to 3 years or more that is why I have made up my mind to put up my house for rent to whom ever that will take good care of it , we will still be here for the next couple of years so we will consider a long or short term lease depending on how long the tenant intends to stay in the house .
The Rent is $600 per month it will include all utilities , we are also asking a security deposit of $400 but its negotiable as we do not want to inflict hardship on our fellow human . We will be allowing pets at no extra fee .cats and dogs only no reptile please , the house is open already so you can move in as soon as possible . So kindly get back to us if you interested in renting our house , you will have to fill a rental application form to kick start the rental process , you free to contact me if you have any question regarding this property i will be delighted to answer your questions .


Stay Blessed


The listing sound too good to be true($600 2Bedrooms 2Bathroom). i requested for pictures but did not receive any picture. I asked if i can see inside. I was told i can go see it from outside and get back to them.
I refused to make decision without meeting with the landlord and without seeing the inside of the house.
NEVER GIVE YOUR PERSONAL INFO TO ANYONE WITHOUT CEHCKING THEIR CREDIBILITY
Be careful and always follow your instinct..
By Gerralynnowen,  Wed Jan 16 2013, 13:00
Watch out for NOAH HAWLEY pretending to own the property at 2403 Aspen Way, L.A.

Here was his email:

Thank you very much for the reply and interest in my home. I am the owner of the home you are making inquiry of. Actually I resided in the home with my wife before and presently we had moved out now situated in the Malaysia.I am a welder under ship building, I worked with Nassco ship building Company but I have a job appointment with Limbongan Batu Maung Sdn. Bhd you can view site at http://www.lbmsb.com/. And presently we want to give out our house for rent to a clean and tidy person.

Our home is available now for rent at $2900 with a security deposit of $2900 including internet and electricity. I want to let you know that money is not our problem but what we are looking for is absolute care of the home when you pack into the home. We are looking out for someone that can always keep the home clean and tidy.So please if you know that you can get good care of the house then we can rent it to you.

We are kind and honest people, we don't like disappointing people and we don't want anyone to disappoint me.We spent a lot on our house that we want to give to you for rent. It is very close to Parks and Shopping..

We are not giving the home out for rent just because of money but because of our recent work in Malaysia. So we will solicit for your absolute maintenance of our house. if you take the house we will want you to treat it as yours when you move in, I hope this is very clear to you? I want you to keep it tidy all the time so that we will be glad to see it neat and clean whenever we visit the country.

I want to let you know that there is no one there in the state to show you the inside of the house as the keys and all documents of the house are here with us and we shall get it shipped to you via FEDEX Courier Service as soon as you are ready to move in.

You can go check out the house and the neighborhood from the outside and get back to me if you really like it for more information. Here is My Contact Number Incase You Need to Reach Me On Phone: +60169268604
I will also send some of the pictures to you in my next email. The physical Address: 2403 Aspen Drive, Los Angeles CA, 90068

Below are the final question that you must answer to qualify for the rent of our house.
TENANT RENT APPLICATION
FIRST NAME:__________________
MIDDLE NAME: __________________
LAST NAME:__________________
PROFESSION:________________
PHONE (____)__________ (CELL)
PHONE (____)__________ (WORK)
PHONE (____)__________ (HOME)
MARITAL STATUS:_________
KIDS_____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY________
PRESENT ADDRESS:___________________________
CITY:_______________
STATE:______________
ZIPCODE:____________
HOW LONG?___________IF RENTING
WHY ARE YOU LEAVING?______________________________
______________________________
___________
CURRENT RENT:_______
PREVIOUS ADDRESS:___________________________
CITY:________________
STATE:_______________
ZIPCODE:_____________
HOW LONG?____________ IF RENTING,HOUSE.
WHY DID YOU LEAVE?
______________________________
______________________________
___________
PREVIOUS RENT:_______
IF THIS HOUSE IS BEING GIVEN TO YOU,
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING?____________
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN?______________
PERSONAL REFERENCES
(LIST 3 PERSONS, OTHER THAN YOUR RELATIVES, THAT WE CAN CONTACT TO
VERIFY YOUR CHARACTER.)
FIRST PERSON
FIRST NAME:_______________
MIDDLE NAME:______________
LAST NAME:________________
RELATIONSHIP______________
PHONE (___)________________
SECOND PERSON
FIRST NAME:_______________
MIDDLE NAME:______________
LAST NAME:________________
RELATIONSHIP______________
PHONE (___)________________
THIRD PERSON
FIRST NAME:_______________
MIDDLE NAME:______________
LAST NAME:________________
RELATIONSHIP______________
PHONE (___)________________
EMERGENCY
(IN AN EMERGENCY, LIST 2 PERSONS THAT CAN BE CONTACTED STARTING WITH NEAREST RELATIVES)

So I solicit for your absolute maintenance of our house. We want you to treat it as yours when you move in Please, It's not all about the money but I want you to keep it tidy all the time so that we will be glad to see it neat and clean when ever we visit the country. You can stay in the house as long as you wish because we already own another house here and will buy a house in USA before we return.I also want you to let me have trust in you as I always stand on my words

Thanks and God bless you.
Best Regards.



Noah Hawley
By keri.dumesnil,  Thu Jan 24 2013, 16:50
This man is trying to rent out a house for 750/ month. I found the same house on HAR.com for 1700/mo.
The following are the emails between the 2 of us.






--- On Thu, 1/24/13, Luis Salazar wrote:

From: Luis Salazar
Subject: The House is located at: 13222 Sycamore Heights St, Houston TX 77065.
To: keri.dumesnil@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday, January 24, 2013, 2:43 PM


Hello,

Thanks for your interest in my House. The House is still available for rent and is available for long term/short term lease.i am not in Houston TX to show the House in to you in person,The reason why our house is up for lease is because I got transferred from my place of work to Florida I work as a Homeland Supervisor and i will be here for long that is why am putting up my house for rent.

The House is located at: 13222 Sycamore Heights St, Houston TX 77065.

This unit is available for immediate move in. The House is strategically located in a very cool and lovely environment with many appliances including dish washer with in-suite laundry room and plenty of storage space and parking space.

Professional and mature neighbors ensure peaceful living arrangements.
Freshly painted. The rent is $750 per month including utilities and $600 for damage deposit .I will like you to drive by to the building today to view the exterior of the building for you to know where the House is located and get back to me so that I can forward you the full interior pictures for you to have an idea on how beautiful and spacious the inside looks and we can proceed to the next step which is the application process.

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

Tel: (937) 612-1267


On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 3:35 PM, Keri Dumesnil wrote:
Well, well well...look what we have here. I have done my research and this is a complete SCAM that has already been reported. Nice try though.


you are out of my mind by insulting my personality on my property.
By Shawn Lamb,  Tue Feb 5 2013, 14:29
I just received this scam email, which is very similiar to the others posted above:

From: Gary S Blust
Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 3:28 PM
To:
Subject: Re: Please respond to a new question about 2432 Legacy Dr Aurora, IL

Thank you so much for your email and i really appreciate that you are interested on my property and you can also move in at your own convenient time. I must let you know that the utilities are include with the month rent and and not foreclosure the reason why we are not asking for too much was because we want any person or family moving into our home should take absolute care of the utilities and see that the whole house is kept clean and neat,we are God fearing family .There is a washer,dryer,hookup,garbage.electric,water.i can also allow you to lease for one year with option to extend.This utilities are include with this month rent garbage,electricity,heat,water are include and you will responsibility for the rest utilities and i want you to drive by the property to view from outside so we can move to next step on how you will get the entrance keys and all the paper work.we can extend your stay in our home and probably pay you visit once in every four month to ensure that we maintain a good relationship with you and the rest.If i see how good you are maintaining the
house, I can extend you staying as long as you can stay.

I am renting myself due to bad experience within my Realtor and they have damage my home and it cost me a lot of money putting things back and also i will not be able to show you there property because i am currently in carrollton Texas due to my work i have to move with my Family and don't worry yourself about in this issue because am not around to show you our home but all is in place to allow you move in at your own convenient time, i am giving you the 100 percent assurance that hen you fill out the application form and i look at your reference then i will mail you the entrance keys and all the paper work for you to view the interior part of my home if you like it or not,if but you don't like it i will instruct you to return the keys back and also if you like it you can start renting,if all arrangement is made promptly.I will be waiting to hear from you soon so i can send you the application form to fill and send back to me via email.. I will look forward to hear from you soon.Thanks

I await your urgent reply,

Gary S Blust
By Tiffany,  Tue Feb 5 2013, 21:17
I received this string of emails yesterday (2/4/13) : I did not fall for it!
Thanks so much for the email,I got your email and i really appreciate you for your interest regarding my home in : 848 Muirwood Dr Oceanside, CA

I must let you know that the utilities are include with the $1200 MONTH RENT and the deposit is $1000, that's the reason why we are not asking for too much was because we are a good Christian and we're interested in tenant or a family who is going to be taking care of our home for us, and moving into our home should take absolute care of the utilities and the utilities are included with the month rent and as you can see that the whole house is kept clean and neat and we want you to take good care of it because we don't joke with our property,and i show my lovely wife your mail she really love you and your families to move in asap and we both accept you as our tenant and you are fully welcome,


Let me tell you little about our families ,We are God fearing family with 2 children,and we are Gospel church followers and have our own private company here in TX, and we've already brought a new house in AR here,that's why i have decided to sale the house before,but my wife change my mind to keep the house as future property,that's why we change our mind to rent it out to a great tenant,so all we need is God fearing family that can take good care of our home because we are out of city and i am renting my home out myself due to bad experience within my Realtor have cost me,because the Realtor damage my home and it cost me a lot of money to put things back in other,that is why am renting it out myself and i'm a pastor to my church,so all i need is a God fearing Family that can take good care of my home as there own,

If we see how good you are taking care of our home then we can extend your stay in our home and probably pay you visit once in every three month to ensure that we maintain a good relationship with you and your family My home is in best standard for you to enjoy and i know you gonna love the interior , i must tell you this, i have more other tenants who want to rent the house ,

i told my lovely wife that my house will be rented to a very serious tenant once he or she get the application filled and send it back to me to sign by attach mail,all i requested for is to fill out application form and pay $1000 deposit fees, and after a week of moving in to my house, you will have a month rent fees wire out to me as well, immediately he or she get the application form filled,so i can set to take my home out of market and secure it for you until you move in, and your rent start counting on the first day of moving into my home and after a month of moving in then we see how neat and clean you are then we can rent as many months as you want for you,


As you can see we are not around to show you interior part of our home ,but all is in other and i assure you that the home is in best standard for your taste and it is ready to move in at your own convenient time,and asap you put down the deposit which is $1000 and I will mail out the entrance keys and all the necessary paper for you to go through and move in,the keys and the paper work will be mail to you via FedEx courier service and get across to you with FedEx tracking number and it won't take more than 48 hours to your door step.My home is ready to move in ASAP,


i can also allow you to stay in our home for as much as you intend in living in our home.And the utilities are all included in the month rent and all the utilities are washer,dryer,water,Electric,Gas,(probably includes garbage pickup)and more If all arrangement is made correctly, i will send you the RENTAL APPLICATION FORM to fill by attach mail so we can proceed with the rental plan,I'm am currently in TX, due to my job with my family,and don't worry yourself about this issue because am not around, am giving you the 100 percent assurance that you're going to enjoy my house, so get back to me so we can move to next step by sending you the APPLICATION FORM ASAP, and proceed how to mail the entrance keys to look the inside of my home thanks.



I await you urgent reply,
God Is Good

Thanks for he mail...I will send you the application form to fill as soon as you put don the deposit now so that we can have all your details with us as our great tenant and have showed your email to my family as they are happy to have you as our great tenant.......I want you to know that you will have to put down the deposit via Western Union Money Transfer or Money Gram Money transfer so that i can be able to mail out the keys to you on time today and you will get it in 48 hs ok.. and you will have to send it to my daughter information so that i can get everything done for you on time and also i will need your current home address where to mail out the keys to you today after you must have put down the deposit now..Here is my daughter information to put down the deposit through Western union Money Transfer or Money Gram..

Name-------------Lakeysha Jones
Address----------4255 N 311 Rd
Dallas,TX 75313


That is my daughter information to put down the deposit now.and you will email me back with the transfer details below as soon as you get it send now..

Sender;s Full Name and Address:
MTCN Number.
Amount Sent..

I hope you will go and get the deposit send now so that i can send my daughter out to the fedex to mail out the keys to your current home address and you will get it in 48 hrs ok and i ill get back to you with the fedex tracking number as soon as she get it send ok...I will be expecting to hear from you with the details...

Thanks

I showed my family your email again and they are all happy to rent our home for you and your Family and we all accept as our tenant and you are fully welcomed. We here by attached you our home rental application form to fill and get back to me and also pay the deposit which can enable us to take our home out of market and secure it for you and your family until you are ready to move in and mail the keys to you through FEDEX or UPS and it take 48 hours to your door step ,and after a week of moving in then you can pay a month rent, you can send the deposit through western union money transfer or money gram and after a week you can pay a month rent through a check, so kindly get back to me so we can proceed with mailing of the keys to you and don't forget to get back to us with your mailing address to send the keys to,here is the payment information below.

Western union money transfer

Name-------------Lakeysha Jones
Address----------4255 N 311 Rd
Dallas,TX 75313


Send the deposit to my Personal assistant information through western union money transfer because age is on my side and he goes around for me, as soon as you send the deposit you can get back to us with the transfer details information from western union to confirm the payment ok. Kindly make sure you deduct any amount for the western union money in minutes fees from the funds,then you will need to get back to me with the following details as written on the western union receipt,

Sender's Full name and address------
Money Transfer Control Number (10 DIGITS)--------------
Exact Total of Amount Sent (USD)---------------
Receiver's First Name and Last Name-------------

Thanks so much for your sincerity and understanding,kindly make sure you get the money sent today,it will only take you few minutes to get it done now... I will be looking forward to read from you asap thanks God bless you and your family.

God is good

Sincerely,
By Ashley,  Wed Feb 13 2013, 05:06
i just had this happen to me yesterday luckily we were smart enough not to go through with it . be careful with an add on craigslist it will say 3 br 550 month on country lop south in lakeland,,fl they say there name is gishipack and jennifer jenner whom live in idaho bt have a louisiana nymber and wanted us to send them half the rent then they would ship the keys and we would send the other half the house is actually through apartment hunters these people are crazy who do this
By Jeannie Thomas,  Tue Feb 19 2013, 05:36
This is an email that I received just this week regarding a house in Greenville SC. When I questioned their integrity they got angry as I had "insulted" them. They should not be INSULTED - THEY SHOULD BE ASHAMED for being a "Con" and trying to prey on people making an honest living and trying to make ends meet. BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for your email and interest in renting my house,Actually I resided in the house with my family,We moved out due to my transfer from my work now in Ontario Canada. Presently my house is still available for rent for $650 plus $500 for security fee (rent already includes utilities). ..Pls i want you to note that i spent a lot on my property that i want to give to you for rent,so i will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this house and want you to treat it as your own, It is not the money that is the main problem but i want you to keep it tidy all the time so that i will be glad to see it neat when i come for a check up. I also want you to let me have trust in you as i always stand on my word .I'm looking for a quick responsible tenant that can rent and take very good care of the house and treat as own for me as soon as possible he/she move in.
The house is month to month rent and you can move in if you have any pets with your and make sure you tell me more about you and when you ready to move in because all the bad people have spoil the good people in the world to trust each other , Could you please let build a trust and honest together for now as one family .
Attn : The rent are including the Utilities are intact such as Dishwasher,Dryer, Electric Stove, Fridge, Washer,Air Condition,Sewage,Trash,all included in the monthly rent,as i am in a governmental programmer that sponsors my utilities on monthly basis etc.
Please note once again that, we are a kind and honest family,that spent a lot on property that is available for rent, so in one accord,we are soliciting for your absolute maintenance of this house and want you to treat it as your own. We want you to keep it tidy all the time so that we shall be glad to see it whenever we are around on a visit.The house is located at 14 Fieldstone Pl, Greenville, SC 29615 .check and let me know if u are really interested so i ll give u a form to fill..
By Nathanyah Ashlee,  Wed Feb 20 2013, 13:49
I think that there is someone on this website that is scamming people. Ive contacted numerous listing on this website and received the same email from like 3 different people.

Hi,

Thanks for responding back, I must let you know that the utilities are include with the month rent and not a foreclosure the reason why we are not asking for too much was because we want any person or family moving into our home should take absolute care of the utilities and see that the whole house is kept clean and neat. If we see how good you are taking care of our home, we can extend your stay in our home and probably pay you visit once in every three month to ensure that we maintain a good relationship with you and the rest. If i see how good you are maintaining the house, I can extend you staying as long as you can stay. I am renting myself due to bad experience within my realtor and the tenant who damage my home and it cost me a lot of money putting things back i am now renting myself you don't have to contact the agent anymore. My home is ready to move in, I can also allow you to lease for one year with option to extend. There is a washer,dryer,hookup,fridge,microwave,This utilities are include with this month rent garbage,electricity,heat,water.all appliances are included also.

As you can see we are not around to show you our home but all is in place to allow you move in at your own convenient time, I will be sending you the entrance keys and the duplicated copy of the house document for you to go through, if all arrangement is made promptly. I will send you a rental application form as soon as you get back to me through email.I am currently in Dallas, TX due to my job i have to move with my family.
By agathedudley,  Mon Feb 25 2013, 17:50
Omg!! Great information, i had one like that as well two weeks ago and i just knew it was a scam...some house in Grand Prairie. The house is leasing for $1700 online and the guy is telling me that he is the owner, and will accept $800, just need someone who will be able to take the house like their own.He stated they are missionary type of family, presently in Idaho and the more questions i ask the more they became reluctant over the phone. so sad people have to do this type of scams on others. Thanks a lot to All.
By Danielle Lewis,  Tue Mar 5 2013, 07:11
Please be aware that Derek Vanetta is a scammer and he is trying to rent out a house that we are currently living in. We know the owners (landlord) very well and know that Derek Vanetta is NOT the owner of the house. Is has been sending people to come to view the outside of the home all weekend but these people are also knocking on our door wanting a tour of the inside. Our house is located in Royal Oak, MI on 4th St. Again, this house is NOT for rent and Derek Vanetta is NOT the owner of this property.
By Jamie Mcewen,  Sat Mar 9 2013, 08:56
we fell for a rental scam, we are a military family and just lost all of our saveings because we dont really see to much of the outside world and the property is at 9501 THomas jefferson ln, mckinney tx the owner is saying his name is Rev Eric J Shapp he is claiming he is part of bapitst church of hurst and is on a missionary trip with them for 5 years, ic ant get no one from that church to get on the phone to verify if he is with them and if he is are they aware he is scaming people
By Tara,  Mon Mar 11 2013, 08:15
I've received the exact same email from "Richard Hinds" trying to rent out a property on 813 Redan St., in Houston, TX:

Hi,

Thanks for responding back, I must let you know that the utilities are include with the month rent and not a foreclosure the reason why we are not asking for too much was because we want any person or family moving into our home should take absolute care of the utilities and see that the whole house is kept clean and neat. If we see how good you are taking care of our home, we can extend your stay in our home and probably pay you visit once in every three month to ensure that we maintain a good relationship with you and the rest. If i see how good you are maintaining the house, I can extend you staying as long as you can stay. I am renting myself due to bad experience within my realtor and the tenant who damage my home and it cost me a lot of money putting things back i am now renting myself you don't have to contact the agent anymore. My home is ready to move in, I can also allow you to lease for one year with option to extend. There is a washer,dryer,hookup,fridge,microwave,This utilities are include with this month rent garbage,electricity,heat,water.all appliances are included also.

I've flagged it so hopefully Trulia takes the listing down before someone falls for it.
By hcarrier,  Sat Mar 16 2013, 07:25
SCAM ALERT!
http://=www.trulia.com%2Frental%2F3111594204-15-Central-Park-W-New-York-NY-10023" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.trulia.com/rental/3111594204-15-Central-Park-W-New-York-NY-10023?ecampaign=con_rlt_post_lead_agent_rent_fr&eurl http://=www.trulia.com%2Frental%2F3111594204-15-Central-Park-W-New-York-NY-10023

First of all, seems too good to be true and he wants us to send money via Western Union and then he will mail the keys. We cannot view the apartment because he is out of the country and does not have friends or family in NYC to show it. He also said he wasn't able to find an agent to handle it. Really? In NYC, he couldn't find an agent?
By surgerynurse1970,  Mon Mar 25 2013, 14:14
And yet another attempt from a man with a thick accent calling from a cell phone 512-290-1276, using the email hercikemily@yahoo.com, saying his name is Emily but pronouncing it like a Frenchman would pronounce "Emile".

Hi xxxxx,

How are you doing today?A matter just arise with my wife and a couple who you saw the last time to rent this house and she is ready to make the payment of the security deposit and three month rent this have been an hectic to me that my wife i see how honest, patience and respectful you are ,my wife could not take a hold to herself after when i made her understand how honest you are, and my wife was really worried because she need the money for her cancer surgery,and feel sad about what is going on, on all your email she was very happy and pleased with you and i also let her know that i will not accept any money from the woman she was talking about,i made my wife to also understand that i am not after the money all i care is a God fearing people that will take a good care of our home like their own,i really don’t know about this woman because this woman came all the way from South Holland IL to see us one on one and ready to rent the home from us and pay in cash but I will not accept the payment because we have not know much about her and I don’t trust her,I am a God fearing Christian I am please and satisfied with you and I also understand.

Now my advice to you in other to satisfy my wife is that I will want you to send a month rent,because I have already take my house off market because of you and you be the right tenant, but in other to make my wife allow you to rent this home so that there will be peace and I wont allow her to rent the house to the woman because you have been such nice and understanding person and I have already trust you. I hope you understand where i am coming from now?I told her about and am sending my keys out to you now and i will want you to come up with the month rent so that the keys can get to you in 48hours in other to please my wife ..And i also want you to feel for my wife because she is a good woman. I will be waiting to hear back from you as soon as possible"

Claims his wife is Lori Quast and the emails are almost IDENTICAL to all of the above posted. They want the deposit, send an email for a tracking label from FedEx from Lori Quast at 2400 Hebron Parkway, Denton, TX 76201.
Suddenly, the lease will be with the keys since they had to move for his job. When you don't send the money they want, they harrass with phone calls, claiming serious illness for the wife.

Today's email, IMMEDIATELY preceeded by a phone call to check my email.
"Hi xxxxx,
How are you doing today, i and my wife is current in Indiana for the operation of the my wife i think i told you that yesterday, And the condition of my wife is getting critical right now i spent all i have for the operation.And the doctor keep saying he need more money to carry on the operation so right now am down i really need your help today so that my will not died in the process of the operation,I understand what you are going through but i want you to know that i am also doing my Best and i assure you the Keys will get to you as soon as Possible.so if you can help me out of this i promise i well pay back by adding some month to your rent, and i want you to talk to your husband about this that am so sorry for all this and i believe we can create a good relationship if you help me and my family.
I await your urgent mail."
Seriously??? I'm an operating room nurse! NO surgeon on the planet is that big of an a**hole...
He even went as far to give me the name James Raub with a phone # 317-641-6746, saying this was the surgeon. Wait... WHAT??? Calls me AGAIN & asked if I sent money. I said I'm not sending anything until I make sure the keys work & I see a lease. THEN he got mad. I decided to call the "surgeon." How ironic that the man and the surgeon sounded almost identical. Now "Raub" is NOT the kind of name I am going to put with a very thick, possibly Kenyan accent.
They're slick.. They even give you a Fed Ex tracking number and send a "text reply" from FedEx saying the webserver bandwidth is having issues. Of COURSE, the text is FULL of misspelled words. It's almost comical, really. When I told the guy when he called for the 4th time today, I started to get a little bit ignorant and told him he wasn't getting sh**. He stopped calling after that.
By Mcbridemrs,  Thu Mar 28 2013, 14:15
FRAUD on rental property 11514 Clipper Circle Frisco, TX 75034
They won't let us see the inside of the house. They want all of our info, and are using the phone number 817-330-4194. email is patriciavmeyers@yahoo.com
They text, and prefer email only.
By Mlitrenta,  Sun Mar 31 2013, 17:00
Hi all,

Please note that we received the same email as the ones listed in earlier posts asking for our info for 31 Rolling Ridge Road in White Plains NY. It's a scam as well. Good times.
By Laor1212,  Mon Apr 1 2013, 19:39
wow! interesting posts, yes the listing for 13374 NW 8 str Miami, fl is a scam as well, but since I'm an officer with MDPD and told them I can have Chicago PD pass by, which I can, they never responded back...what a shame, LOL!!!! Trulia should have a better system to weed out these scammers.
By Laor1212,  Mon Apr 1 2013, 19:39
wow! interesting posts, yes the listing for 13374 NW 8 str Miami, fl is a scam as well, but since I'm an officer with MDPD and told them I can have Chicago PD pass by, which I can, they never responded back...what a shame, LOL!!!! Trulia should have a better system to weed out these scammers.
By Eve Morin,  Mon Apr 8 2013, 03:12
Wow.... I got this email 2 days ago from a so call Robert Bills from this email.. robertcc69876bills@hotmail.com

RE: Interested in your listing
Show Details

Hello,
We are pleased that you have an interest in our house, our lovely home is still available for lease and we want responsible adults/family that are neat and also believe that they have what it takes to take care of our house as if it were theirs. My wife and I initially had it up for sale but had a change of mind in leasing it out ourselves because the agent that was in charge of our rental property was asking too much of an agent fee and also making it difficult for people who cannot afford the rent, stay away from renting my house.

The reason why our house is up for lease is because I got transferred from my place of work to Florida, I will be away with my family for at least 4 to 5 years because of the love I have for them, I have decided not to sell our house and also assuring them that we only have few years to spend here and will be willing to lease it out to person/family who is willing to assure us of taking absolute care of our home and pay their rent on time. I will start by telling you more in regard me and my family. I have a daughter named Jasmine (20yrs) who attends University in Florida as a medical student, she has a lot going for her and she is also down to earth in all that she does to keep us happy and when she is back home on vacation, she also assist her mom in the house work when am at work. I work as a Robotic Programmer & Welder/Fitter here in Florida state and got married to a lovely wife who is a member of Joyce Meyer Ministries .

We will be very pleased if we can find the right tenant to rent our home, a person who is a clean freak and does not tolerate anything that has to do with dirt... we also would like to know more about you and your family, your renting experience and how long and when you plan moving into our home. These 4 bedrooms and 3 baths home are very specious and neat. 3000 sqft

Below is the rental property address:

7302 Crescent Bridge Court Humble, TX 77396

Pets allowed: Yes
Rent: $1200
Deposit:$600

The rental fee is inclusive with utilities and my home available as at this moment.
Remain Blessed.


Then this morning for a different property... from this person Kenneth Richa from this email .. kennethricha5tt@hotmail.com

RE: Interested in your listing
Show Details

Hello,
We are pleased that you have an interest in our house, our lovely home is still available for lease and we want responsible adults/family that are neat and also believe that they have what it takes to take care of our house as if it were theirs. My wife and I initially had it up for sale but had a change of mind in leasing it out ourselves because the agent that was in charge of our rental property was asking too much of an agent fee and also making it difficult for people who cannot afford the rent, stay away from renting my house.

The reason why our house is up for lease is because I got transferred from my place of work to Florida, I will be away with my family for at least 4 to 5 years because of the love I have for them, I have decided not to sell our house and also assuring them that we only have few years to spend here and will be willing to lease it out to person/family who is willing to assure us of taking absolute care of our home and pay their rent on time. I will start by telling you more in regard me and my family. I have a daughter named Jasmine (20yrs) who attends University in Florida as a medical student, she has a lot going for her and she is also down to earth in all that she does to keep us happy and when she is back home on vacation, she also assist her mom in the house work when am at work. I work as a Robotic Programmer & Welder/Fitter here in Florida state and got married to a lovely wife who is a member of Joyce Meyer Ministries .

We will be very pleased if we can find the right tenant to rent our home, a person who is a clean freak and does not tolerate anything that has to do with dirt... we also would like to know more about you and your family, your renting experience and how long and when you plan moving into our home. These 4 bedrooms and 2 baths home are very specious and neat.1,800 sqft

Below is the rental property address:

5401 Teal Drive Killeen, TX 76542

Pets allowed: Yes
Rent: $800
Deposit: $600

The rental fee is inclusive with utilities and my home available as at this moment.
Remain Blessed.


** Same email for 2 different houses.... Yep this is definitely a SCAM......
By Joe Bingham,  Tue Apr 9 2013, 10:19
Scammers, in the sense of its use on the Internet, generally are not very good. They're bots, simple programmed machines that in actuality are programmed to do very little. Smart scammers will higher programmers to create a bot that is robust, "learns" and in a very small way contains an AI. These are very difficult to determine as scams before actually getting involved with the scammer's claim of service which at that time may be a actual person.

Scam, spam and E-mail are also used to infect your computer with privacy deterring software, highjacking techniques or simply placing a trojan to obtain all your personal information. All you need to do is open the E-mail.

Traditional services, such as transportation, like truckload freights are still highly reliable and they're manually operated transportation devices on the road. This is one thing that is beyond crucial to the sustainability of our American society. Without it, food would not be in stores, etc. When important services like this are computer operated, I would be preparing for the worst.
By Timothy Hooker,  Thu Apr 11 2013, 07:03
Here's another scam I believe! I just received this e-mail from theodoreplatt@yahoo.com:

Thanks for the reply. Firstly, I would like to apologize for the late reply. I was very busy with work, that I couldn't check my email until now. I understand your sentiment that you have to see the apartment before you rent it. I'm afraid that showing you the apartment is not possible at the moment, because am right now in London, United Kingdom due to my new work, and would be here for 3 years according to my contract.


The Apartment Address: 1037 W Wellington Ave #1, Chicago IL 60657

You can drive by the apartment, and take a look at it from outside. I have attached the photos as requested. If you really love the environment and the apartment, get back to me to proceed with the rent.


Thanks!


Theodore
By Samantha Landin,  Fri Apr 19 2013, 19:17
SCAM SCAM SCAM


Hello,

My name is Tony Eric. I'm a project manager in civil engineering. I just moved in Manila, Philippines because my company has won an auction for a big construction project. I'll stay here for the next 3-4 years or more so I won't come back soon. I'm looking for someone to live in my House from there.

I will tell you from the beginning that I don't have a problem if you are a student or if you would like to keep pets there, as long as you clean up after them. The minimum lease is available for Long and also Short Term Lease, very important, the utilities are included in the price per month.


Details:
Rent: $950.00 (Monthly)
Damages Deposit: $650
Date Available: Asap
Address: 4514 Jesse Bowman, San Antonio, TX 78253.
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms:3

Amenities in the House:
Appliances: Electric Stove, Fridge,/Interior: Air Conditioning,Microwave,Balcony, Deck, Patio or Porch,Over sized Closets,Internet Cable Access Ready,Washer & Dryer Connections,Furnished Hardwood Floor,Ceiling Fan(s), Parking,Dishwasher,(gas).(Hydro is extra),Extra Storage Area, Fireplace.Tenant Criteria: Smoking Outside, Pets allowed....

NOTE : I'm 50 years old and as I told you, I'm a project manager and my job even if is paid very well, requires that I move a lot and without notice. You can move in the House in the same day that you will receive the keys. The only problem is that I'm already in Manila, Philippines because we started the work, but you don't need to worry because I've made all arrangements to rent the House from here. i would like to know a little something about you. Don't be offended but i must know to who i will rent my House. Kindly get back to me with the Below information..


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


Fill below information correctly...

FIRST NAME:__________
MIDDLE NAME:__________
LAST NAME:__________
(CELL)PHONE__________
(HOME)PHONE__________
KIDS _____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY ________

PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________
CITY: _______________
STATE:______________
ZIP CODE: ____________
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN? ______________
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING? ____________
HOW MANY MONTH RENT ARE YOU WILLING TO PAY UPFRONT_________

DO YOU HAVE PET _________
KIND OF PETS: _____________

HABITS
DO YOU SMOKE ______________
DO YOU DRINK ______________
DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT _________

REFERENCE
NAME_____________
ADDRESS_____________

Get back to me as soon as you fill the application form, I can guarantee you that this is a great House so looking forward to a future collaboration and friendship.
Cheers.
By CW,  Tue Apr 23 2013, 12:53
This was our first experience with Trulia, I only had 1 out of 5 people contact me back. It sounds too similar to the previous posts.

Thanks for getting back to me about my home 1009 Goodwin, Plano TX, 75023. Security deposit $1200 and the month rent is $1000, my home is available for rent and ready to move in,i wanted to sell my home but with the advice of my wife i decided to rent it out and we are looking for a God fearing family that could take our home as their own.I must let you know that the utilities are include with the month rent and the reason why we are not asking for too much was because we want any person or family moving into our home should take absolute care of the utilities and see that the whole house is kept clean and neat.If we see how good you are taking care of our home,we can extend your stay in our home and probably pay you visit once in every three month to ensure that we maintain a good relationship with you and the rest.If i see how good you are maintaining the house, I can extend you staying as long as you can stay.Before we left, we try to search for a God fearing and reputable agent who can take good care of the house but we couldn't get any honest agent . all agent we came across are not honest and they are ripper, The first agent we put our house in care almost get us in trouble by renting out my house to many applicant but thanks to God we have settled the issue, currently i have order them to remove their For sale sign board away from my house , i am sure they most have done that but in case they have not remove it, dont contact them for any reason, You can reach agreement with me owner , because of the issue i experience with those dishonest agent We decide to left with the key,remote and the papers.

Note: You can drive by the house for now to see the outside since i and every member of my family are out of town due to my missionary work and as soon as you have the keys and documents with you, then you can view the interior. Await your prompt reply so that we can discuss on the rental terms and agreement, please we are renting the house to you base on trust and again i will want you to stick to your words. So please do not let us down in maintaining this our property and God bless you more as you do this.I'll be looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file incase of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you. The Lord Almighty has been good to me, I am paying him back with my missionary call. I could let you remain in the house till I come back if you are a good tenant.

As you can see we are not around to show you our home but all is in place to allow you move in at your own convenient time,I will be sending you the entrance keys and the duplicated copy of the house document for you to go through,If all arrangement is made promptly.I will send you a rental application form as soon as you get back to me through email.I am currently in Las vegas,NV due to my job i have to move with my family.
By Tanya Calhoun,  Thu Apr 25 2013, 12:33
Hello

Thanks for your interest in my property, the home is still available and ready for move in. I am Maribel A Hernandez the house is located at 2003 Kenneth Hopper Drive, Mesquite TX, 75149 This home has been totally remodeled. new appliances, RO System and soft water and landscape service Included. Great home has it all and utilities are included in the rent. I and family are currently in LasVegas for missionary call where I work with a group called (First Baptist Hurst ) .I wanted to sell my home but with the advice of my wife i decided to rent it out and we are looking for a God fearing family that could take our home as their own. Before we left Mesquite TX we search for a God fearing and reputable agent who can take good care of the house but we couldn't get any honest agent . all agent we came across are not honest and they are ripper, The first agent we put our house in care almost get us in trouble by renting out my house to many applicant but thanks to God we have settled the issue, currently i have order them to remove there sign board away from my house , i am sure there most have done that but in case they have not remove it dont contact them for any reason, You can reach agreement with me owner , because of the issue i experience with those dishonest agent We decide to left with the key, remote and the papers. I'm willing to rent out the home to a person who can promise me he/she will care for the house as we use to do when we are in the state and who is able to come up with monthly rent of $800 and a security deposit of $1000($1800) but Security Deposit first as a move in deposit and I will like him/her to assure me that the house will be properly managed. Concerning the lease, duration is minimum of 6months, 12 months or according to the wish of -tenant need. I have received some proposals regarding the rent because it is located in a very good area of Round Mesquite TX but I still have to make sure it is rented out to someone who can take good care of it. I'm giving out the home with such a reasonable amount because I am only paying God back for his kindness and mercy over me and my family with that I have asked for such a reasonable amount. It`s also a pride for me to work for him on a missionary work. Also I need someone/a family that will take good care of the house as their own property. We would be here in LasVegas for 5 years with my family throughout our missionary call If you can assure me that you can take proper care of the property and also you can afford the move in deposit, kindly confirm your interest by getting back to me with the below application details

RENT APPLICATION DETAILS



FIRST NAME:__________________

MIDDLE NAME: _________________

LAST NAME: __________________

PROFESSION: ________________

PHONE (____) __________

(CELL)PHONE (____) __________

(WORK)PHONE (____) __________

(HOME)KIDS _____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY ________

PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________

CITY: _______________

STATE: ______________

ZIPCODE: ____________ HOW LONG? ___________IF RENTING

WHY ARE YOU LEAVING? IF THIS HOUSE IS BEING GIVEN TO YOU,HOW LONG DO YOU

INTEND STAYING? ____________

WHEN CAN YOU PAY FOR YOUR DEPOSIT AND RENT TO SECURE OR MOVE IN?

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?


Note: You can drive by the house for now to see the outside since i and every member of my family are out of town due to my missionary work and as soon as you have the keys and documents with you, then you can view the interior. Await your prompt reply so that we can discuss on the rental terms and agreement, please we are renting the house to you base on trust and again i will want you to stick to your words. So please do not let us down in maintaining this our property and God bless you more as you do this.I'll be looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file incase of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you. The Lord Almighty has been good to me, I am paying him back with my missionary call. I could let you remain in the house till I come back if you are a good tenant.

Home Address:2003 Kenneth Hopper Drive, Mesquite TX, 75149

God Bless You.

Sincere Regards

Maribel A Hernandez

maribelahernandez@yahoo.com
By Jim Supples,  Sat Apr 27 2013, 11:24
Active Example:
- A new home was put on the market for sale, 5239 Malcolm St, Oceanside CA 92056


- Scammers from Nigeria created a Rental Listing in Postlets.com using ALL OF THE EXACT SAME PHOTOS from the new listing.

- The Postlets.com website http://www.postlets.com/rtpb/9124323 Will then take that new listing and send it to many other rental websites such as Trulia, Zillow, Hotpad.com and others.

- Scammers put their email address and a phone number in the REMARKS SECTION of the advertisement.

- You call or email the Scammers asking about the property that should rent for $2200 per month, that is offered for rent for only $1,300 per month. (HUGE RED FLAG)

- The phone number is an out of state phone number, and email is Hotmail or Yahoo. You're NOT DEALING WITH A LICENSED PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE AGENT.

- The Scammer has a story that they're out of the country, they will rent it to you (along with anyone who calls) if you wire transfer them a security deposit. Send over a security deposit, and the property is yours. ( The property will not be yours, but the money will be theirs. AND as soon as Western Union sends the money, it's gone for good )

- DO NOT LET TEXTING FOOL YOU - Services on the internet can create a number in the USA that ANYONE can text to and from with a USA Phone Number. You think they're in the United States, but they're in Africa, outside the jurisdiction of the United States.

- RED FLAG - Watch for this type of verbiage - You can contact me back at my private email address if you are interested in my property at xxxx@yahoo.com or text me at (760)xxx-xxxx....

- RED FLAG - Watch for poor spelling, and grammar.

- RED FLAG - YOU CAN NOT MEET THE OWNER or AGENT at the property. You need to look them in the eyes. Best to know and see them in person.

Quick list of violators: These are Fake Names, but real email addresses and phone numbers used in the scams.
Barbara Gray
Barbara D Gray
barbaradgray@yahoo.com
Barbaragray123@live.com
kingshawnal@yahoo.com
bryanhickman725@yahoo.com
iriscpolfer@yahoo.com
ricardomarmolejo629@yahoo.com
oscargzamorasr@yahoo.com
hromadajeri@yahoo.com
ricardomarmolejo629@yahoo.com
jieh.lin@yahoo.com
rachelmartinez448@yahoo.com
freitasgloriam@yahoo.com
beehang357@yahoo.com
johnrcole703@yahoo.com
joserflores405@yahoo.com
charlenehrichmond@yahoo.com
oscargzamorasr@yahoo.com
teresanbrummett@yahoo.com
estebandzamora@yahoo.com
kingshawnal@yahoo.com
geraldcsweeting@yahoo.com
markhanna638@yahoo.com

910-250-9276
((910)250-9276
(910)250-9276
(248) 979-0580
248-979-0580
shawnmike335@yahoo.com
iriscpolfer@yahoo.com

IF YOU Come across scam listings, post their phone numbers and email address here. Others may be saved by seeing that information posted.

TAKE A BITE OUT OF THE SCAMMERS!
By Natalie Bass,  Sun Apr 28 2013, 09:39
Great info! This a new one I encountered less than three days ago. They contacted my email and then I found the property was sold early in the month! They even texted my phone!

From: Larson krik updates@trulia.com

Thanks for your email and interest in renting my Apartment..I am the
owner of the Apartment you are making inquiry of…Actually I resided in
the Apartment with my family,Presently my Apartment is still available
for rent, (rental ready includes utilities).More so Now,My family and
i are currently in the (Nigeria) for an international Christian
Followers crusade..Please i want you to note that i spent a lot on my
property that i want to give to you for rent,so i will solicit for
your absolute maintenance of this Apartment and want you to treat it
as your own, It is not the money that is the main problem but i want
you to keep it tidy at all time so that i will be glad to see it in a
perfect condition when i come for a check up.I also want you to let me
have trust in you as i always stand on my word.My wife and i bought
the Apartment when we got married.When we left the state I had a
thought of selling the Apartment so I have to look for an agent, after
getting one,we got a deal but later my wife advised against that.I saw
senses in her avicde and i accepted her advise,So I contacted the
agent back and requested for my keys and documents.So we Later decided
to have the Apartment rent od 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 rent for rent.We
also woulason along with him upon their renting of my Apartment.
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 Apartment
is located at:1211 13rh St Nw, Washington DC, 20005

The rent is:$800
Security Deposit:$500
Pets Allowed:All Pets
Availability: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:__________?
(CELL)PHONE__________?
(WORK)PHONE__________?
(HOME)PHONE__________?
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE LIVING IN THE Apartment________
PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________?
CITY: _______________?
STATE:______________?
ZIP CODE: ____________?
HOW LONG? ___________IF RENTING
WHY ARE YOU LEAVING__________?
IF THIS Apartment IS BEING GIVEN TO YOU,
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING ____________?
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN______________?
MONTHLY INCOME
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 RECEIVE THE KEYS AND DOCUMENT____?
HOW SOON CAN YOU MAKE THE DEPOSIT PAYMENT____?
PICTURE OF OCCUPANT______?

NOTE:You may drive by anytime to view the Apartment from the outside
and living environment of the Apartment as you won't be able to
inspect the Interior of the Apartment because i have the keys/document
of the Apartment with me. It is located in a cool, quiet and safe
neighborhood.Looking Forward to read back from you with the rental
application form so we can proceed.

Regards.
By Rebecca Garcia,  Mon Apr 29 2013, 18:37
You can add "Jon Barnhart" (barnhart_jon@yahoo.com) to the list of scammers. The verbiage in the email above from "CW"'s post is identical to the one we received.
By Jim Supples,  Tue Apr 30 2013, 10:31
Scammers have moved from Chicago to Texas - This is the scammers phone number being used RENTAL SCAM 512-290-1276 - SCAM (512)290-1276. These guys will try to get you to send money via Western Union for a security deposit, and they will send you the keys the next day.


COMPLETE SCAM! 512-290-1276 - SCAM ! NEVER SEND MONEY TO ANYONE you have not met in person

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

Message from the Scammers -

Hi,

I got your email and i really appreciate what you said regarding my home in 5329 Malcolm St Oceanside, CA 92056.i must let you know that the utilities are include with the month rent and the reason why we are not asking for too much was because we want any person or family moving into our home should take absolute care of the utilities and see that the whole house is kept clean and neat.If we see how good you are taking care of our home,we can extend your stay in our home and probably pay you visit once in every three month to ensure that we maintain a good relationship with you and the rest.If i see how good you are maintaining the house, I can extend you staying as long as you can stay.I am renting myself due to bad experience within my Realtor and the tenant who damage my home and it cost me a lot of money putting things back i am now renting myself you don't have to contact the agent anymore.My home is ready to move in, i can also allow you to stay in my home for as much as you intend in living in our home. There is a washer, dryer, hookup, garbage, electric, water, garbage.We also accept pet. All i need is a God fearing Family that can take my home as there own.If we see how good you are taking care of our home then we can extend your stay in our home and probably pay you visit once in every three month to ensure that we maintain a good relationship with you and your family.

My home is ready to move in,i can also allow you to stay in our home for as much as you intend in living in our home.And the utilities are all included in the month rent and all the utilities are washer,dryer,water,Electric,Gas,Water,(probably includes garbage pickup)and more.As you can see we are not around to show you our home but all is in place to allow you move in at your own convenient time, I will be sending you the entrance keys and the duplicated copy of the house document for you to go through,If all arrangement is made promptly.I will send you a rental application form as soon as you get back to me through email.I am currently in Texas due to my job i have to move with my family.I shall be glad if you let me know your decision as soon as possible as i have another client who is interested.

Barbara Gray & family - barbaragray123@live.com ( Your Friendly Scammers )
512-290-1276
By Vikki,  Thu May 2 2013, 17:11
Sorry to add, but my home is being listed for sale and rent by scammers. Already contacted multiple web sites to have them removed, but Trulia is still lingering. We actually had someone come by the house and ask if this was a legit rental for $1300/mth. Our neighborhood would be at least double. The gentleman was nice enough to forward the email communication to us he received from the scammer. Found out they are even using my name@yahoo.com as the email address. Here's the email they received, similar to what others have posted.

Thank you so much for your email and i really appreciate that you are interested on my property and you can also move in at your own convenient time. I must let you know that the utilities are include with the month rent and and not foreclosure the reason why we are not asking for too much was because we want any person or family moving into our home should take absolute care of the utilities and see that the whole house is kept clean and neat,we are God fearing family .There is a washer,dryer,hookup,garbage.electric,water. I can also allow you to lease for one year with option to extend.This utilities are include with this month rent garbage,electricity,heat,water are include and you will responsibility for the rest utilities and i want you to drive by the property to view from outside so we can move to next step on how you will get the entrance keys and all the paper work.we can extend your stay in our home and probably pay you visit once in every four month to ensure that we maintain a good relationship with you and the rest.If i see how good you are maintaining the house, I can extend you staying as long as you can stay.

I am renting myself due to bad experience within my Realtor and they have damage my home and it cost me a lot of money putting things back and also i will not be able to show you there property because i am currently in Denton,TX due to my work i have to move with my Family and don't worry yourself about in this issue because am not around to show you our home but all is in place to allow you move in at your own convenient time, i am giving you the 100 percent assurance that when you fill out the application form and i look at your reference then i will mail you the entrance keys and all the paper work for you to view the interior part of my home if you like it or not,if but you don't like it i will instruct you to return the keys back and also if you like it you can start renting,if all arrangement is made promptly.I will be waiting to hear from you soon so i can send you the application form to fill and send back to me via email.. I will look forward to hear from you soon.Thanks

I await your urgent reply,
817) 330-4194 TXT ONLY
By acidqueenlee,  Mon May 6 2013, 06:46
I am very disalusioned to have just learned about all the real estate scammers out there now. I have been looking for a place to rent here in San Diego for several months now and was turned on to this "Zillow" program. As I went through the listings I was excited and left my email for several properties I was interested in looking into renting. Everything was perfect, rent, well within my limited budget, utilities -includ--ed, damage deposits-most were much lower than I had encountered in my entire search. Out of 8-9 email inquiries, I received only two replies; they both read basically the same as the ones I read from others posting here. One was from an engineer who was temporaily working in FL and looking to rent his apt . He sent me photos of the interior and stated that he would send the keys and documents to me DHL He hasn't yet talked about money transfer, but I expect that in his next email. The other was from a man in Nigeria where he and his family were while he was working on a long term assignment there.Both of these owners used the same rap about "...not interested in the money, just looking for someone decent who will "...treat his propery like it was theirs..." I tried responding to the second guy several times because every email I sent was returned as "undeliverable". (anthonyflores@yahoo.com)
I felt really good about the first property and continued to follow through, but at the same time I had this lurking feeling that there was a scam of some sort, but because I couldn't conceive of how they would be able to make any money from me, I continued to respond to all his return emails, including filling out his rental app, which btw was including in his email body not sent as an attachment, as I would expect.
Now that I have learned all about what's going on, I am curious as to what this guy's next email is going to say and ask for from me; I presume it will be how I need to transfer the deposit and rent money to him.I of course will not submit to sending any money without some surety including receipts and than I'm not even sure. Who's to say even if I get a signed contract or receipt that I won't find several more people trying to move into the apt at the same time I am?
THANKS MUCH for all the FYI:s on how scammers are at work in the real estate market.
Donna
By samuesr,  Mon May 6 2013, 10:43
I am currently looking for a single family house and saw this posting on Craiglist....sent an inquiry in and this is what I received via email last week:
-- On Wed, 5/1/13, Voll Poo wrote:


From: Voll Poo
Subject: Re: Interested in- $800 / 3br - single family home ( Tallahassee, FL )
To: "Shirdene Michael"
Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 12:27 AM

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,Presently my house is still available for rent, (rent already includes utilities).More so Now,My family and i are currently in the (West Africa) for an international Christian follower’s crusade..Pls i want you to note that i spent a lot on my property that i want to give to you for rent,so i will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this house and want you to treat it as your own, It is not the money that is the main problem but i want you to keep it tidy at all time so that i will be glad to see it in a perfect condition when i come for a check up.I also want you to let me have trust in you as i always stand on my word.My wife and i bought the house when we got married. When we left the state I had a thought of selling the house so I have to look for an agent, after getting one,we got a deal but later my wife advised against that.I saw senses in her advice and i accepted her advise,So I contacted the agent back and requested for my keys and documents. So we Later decided to have the house rent out for rent.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 their renting of my house. If you notice, you will discovered that 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 for the property.I also 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.

This is the address of the House (616 Hampton Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32310).
The rent is: $800
Security Deposit: $500
3Bedroom and 2 bath Home.
Pets Allowed:Dogs and Cats.
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 in this our property and God bless you more as you do this…The house is available for rent at the moment so you are free to move in as soon as you wish to. 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 +2348087945958 OR 0112348087945958

BROWN

Thanks

I sent him a response:
Hello:
Thanks for responding. I would love to fill out an application and get the process moving, but it is only fair that I see inside the house first and make sure that it is a good fit for our family. I have been a homeowner before and understand what it takes to take care of a home, so that would not be a problem at all. I am a clean person and so is my husband, and would take care of this property. However, I would also expect that if we rented your home, we are entering into a clean home as well, and the external part of the house is maintained.

I would be more than happy to speak with more once we can actually get the keys to take a look inside the home. However, I did some research online and saw that this house has a "for sale" sign in the front --it also has 6 bedrooms and 4 baths. Would we get the entire home to rent at $800 or are you treating it as a Duplex home? Please advise.

Thanks in advance!
Shirdene

This was his or her reply:
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____?

This looks so similar to recent SCAMS posted as examples from this website.
By samuesr,  Mon May 6 2013, 10:50
I am glad that I came across this page. I am glad that I followed my instinct and did not provide anything else to this "BROWN". I will surely be reporting this to the authorities!
By Tymeka Conley,  Tue May 7 2013, 12:03
I was just contacted today by a supposed homeowner with the address of 3414 Devonshire Dr, Baltimore, Maryland, he says he's in Lagos, Nigeria. Everything in the email above is just about everything he just emailed me...the house is renting for 1grand but the deposit is only $600.00 and he wanted me to fill out a form just like the one above. He stated that his job moves around alot and he wouldn't be back for 3-4 years, I emailed a few questions of my own back because this sounds fishy to me...I am currently awaiting a response.
By Angie C R,  Wed May 8 2013, 06:23
this was my experience below: i knew with the price in that area it was a scam, plus she wanted to mail the keys, nonsence.

Hi,

I got your email and i really appreciate what you said regarding my home in 819 S Cedarcrest Dr Schaumburg, IL 60193 .i must let you know that the utilities are include with the month rent and the reason why we are not asking for too much was because we want any person or family moving into our home should take absolute care of the utilities and see that the whole house is kept clean and neat.If we see how good you are taking care of our home,we can extend your stay in our home and probably pay you visit once in every three month to ensure that we maintain a good relationship with you and the rest.If i see how good you are maintaining the house, I can extend you staying as long as you can stay.I am renting myself due to bad experience within my Realtor and the tenant who damage my home and it cost me a lot of money putting things back i am now renting myself you don't have to contact the agent anymore.My home is ready to move in, i can also allow you to stay in my home for as much as you intend in living in our home. There is a washer, dryer, hookup, garbage, electric, water, garbage.We also accept pet. All i need is a God fearing Family that can take my home as there own.If we see how good you are taking care of our home then we can extend your stay in our home and probably pay you visit once in every three month to ensure that we maintain a good relationship with you and your family.

My home is ready to move in,i can also allow you to stay in our home for as much as you intend in living in our home.And the utilities are all included in the month rent and all the utilities are washer,dryer,water,Electric,Gas,Water,(probably includes garbage pickup)and more.As you can see we are not around to show you our home but all is in place to allow you move in at your own convenient time, I will be sending you the entrance keys and the duplicated copy of the house document for you to go through,If all arrangement is made promptly.I will send you a rental application form as soon as you get back to me through email.I am currently in Texas due to my job i have to move with my family.I shall be glad if you let me know your decision as soon as possible as i have another client who is interested.

Kathryn Bockman& family.
5122901276.
By Rhonda Robertson,  Mon May 13 2013, 21:23
Hello,

My name is Matthew Mesa.I'm a project manager in civil engineering. I
just moved in Lagos,Nigeria because my company has won an auction for
a big construction project. I'll stay here for the next 3-4 years or
more so I won't come back. I'm looking for someone to live in my
property from there.

I will tell you from the beginning that I don't have a problem if you
are a student or if you would like to keep pets there, as long as you
clean up after them. The minimum lease is available for Long and also
Short Term Lease, very important, the utilities are included in the
price per month.


Details:
Rent: $1000 (Monthly)
Damages Deposit: $600
Date Available: Asap
Address: 227 Calle Del Sol, Vista, CA 92083
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms:2

Amenities in the House:
Appliances: Electric Stove, Fridge,/Interior: Air
Conditioning,Microwave,Balcony, Deck, Patio or Porch,Over sized
Closets,Internet Cable Access Ready,Washer & Dryer
Connections,Furnished Hardwood Floor,Ceiling Fan(s),
Parking,Dishwasher,(gas),and Snow removal.(Hydro is extra),Extra
Storage Area, Fireplace.Tenant Criteria: Smoking Outside, Pets
allowed....

NOTE : I'm 50 years old and as I told you, I'm a project manager and
my job even if is paid very well, requires that I move a lot and
without notice. You can move in the House in the same day that you
will receive the keys. The only problem is that I'm already in Manila,
Philippines because we started the work, but you don't need to worry
because I've made all arrangements to rent the House from here. i
would like to know a little something about you. Don't be offended but
i must know to who i will rent my House. Kindly get back to me
with the Below information..


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

Fill below information correctly...


FIRST NAME:__________?
MIDDLE NAME:__________?
LAST NAME:__________?
PROFESSION:__________?
(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______________?
MONTHLY INCOME
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 RECEIVE THE KEYS AND DOCUMENT____?
HOW SOON CAN YOU MAKE THE DEPOSIT PAYMENT____?
PICTURE OF OCCUPANT______?

Get back to me as soon as you fill the application form, I can
guarantee you that this is a great House so looking forward to a
future collaboration and friendship.
Cheers.
By Naomi Jardin,  Mon May 13 2013, 22:20
The home listed at 5125 Comanche Court in Antioch, Ca 94531 is currently occupied by one of the owners and is not for rent. Please take down the posting or legal action will follow
By Kirk Boland,  Wed May 15 2013, 09:08
LOL, This is the one I received.

Hello Tenant,

Thanks for your email, I personally own the house, I want my property to be well taken good care of, and there are some rules and regulation in which I do give out to tenant who are willing to rent my house so please don't disrespect my order But if you are still capable of renting my house the rules and regulation goes this way, You must keep my house clean including the surrounding, you must know the way in which you use the stove so as to avoid fire outbreak. I decided to rent out the property due to our transfer to (Providence Ri) on a Missionary Work by my church here,so we are renting it out since we need someone to take good care of the property on our absent. Don't be surprise if you find the home with another site and deference price, I have plan to rent it through Real estate before, but they are not serious simply because they have a lot of house to lease out And they added some money to the rent while there commission is not fair. Have this in mind you must know the kind of person that I'm nevertheless I am giving you this rules because of what corresponded between me and my last tenant. the keys and documents are with us here in Providence Ri... So I will need to ship them to you before you can occupy the house But you can drive by the house anytime to take a look at the area and surrounding, You can also peek through the windows if you don't mind.For now we are looking for 4 or 5 years lease or rather lets us know how long you wish to stay.

TAKE NOTE: The rent are including the Utilities are intact such as Dishwasher,Dryer, Electric Stove, Fridge, Washer,Air Condition,Sewage,Trash,all included in the monthly rent,as i am in a governmental programmer that sponsors my utilities on monthly basis etc. Please note that, we are a kind and honest family,that spent a lot on property that is available for rent, so in one accord,we are soliciting for your absolute maintenance of this house and want you to treat it as your own.We want you to keep it tidy all the time so that we shall be glad to see it whenever we are around on a visit.


House Address : 8801 Sand Fox Ct, Bakersfield, CA 93312

=============================
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION...........

Number of Bedrooms:3
Number of Bath: 2
Pets are welcome!!!
Rent:$900
Refundable security Deposit:$800


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

FIRST NAME:__________?
MIDDLE NAME:__________?
LAST NAME:__________?
DATE OF BIRTH:__________?
PROFESSION:__________?
ARE YOU MARRIED:__________?
PHONE:
(CELL)PHONE:__________?
(WORK)PHONE:__________?
(HOME)PHONE:__________?
EMAIL:__________?
KIDS_____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY________
PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________
CITY: _______________
STATE:______________
ZIP CODE: ____________
WHY ARE YOU LEAVING YOUR CURRENT ADDRESS:__________?
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____?.

REFERENCE:
NAME:__________?
ADDRESS:__________?
TELEPHONE NUMBER:__________?
RELATIONSHIP:__________?

Thanks and God bless you.
Regards.
By williamsdeyandra,  Fri May 17 2013, 07:35
Hi Everyone,
I saw this on Craigslist concerning a property featured on Trulia.
Hello
How are you doing?Hope these mail meets you in good health.Thanks for your time and response to our advert.Please it is important you read this carefully! Our available house is a lovely one for rent in Cleveland, OH 44111,You can drive by to view it from the outside at 3350 W 126th St,Cleveland, OH 44111.If you know you're not serious please i beg you don't bother replying,don't waste your time and mine.We are looking for a God fearing and a neat family that can occupy it as you can see our home is more decent and well kept.Please note that your rent starts counting from move in date so we want you to be sincere to us and always remember to pay your rent when it is due.I am Bishop Travis D Wachter and First Lady Nora J Wachter happens to be my wife.Due to my quick missionary movement as a parish Bishop,my family and I had to leave the house that was posted on Craigslist at Cleveland, OH 44111,to give it out for rent and now we are in Africa to spread the word of God and also to build a new parish,where people can worship.We're currently in west Africa reaching out to the underprivileged ones here,it has become our lifestyle to see people happy.You can reach me through this(+2347035982040) be sure to dial internationally.We have been finding it difficult to rent it due to we won't be able to see the tenant in person until we come for check up,but we pray about it and belief in our heart to find someone with a good heart and good intention.You should count yourself lucky to meet with this offer,because we decided to offer a price below standard of $400 per month(rent already include utilities) in order to make it affordable.An agent was to handle this for us at a high price,but due to the fact we are not originally from the area and also because of commission issues,we decided it is best to handle it ourselves and we would appreciate anyone who understands our situation and will be willing to work with us.Note: We did not authorized any agent for our property anymore.The keys are with us but we have no problems as far as getting it to whoever we feel is potential to rent the house.Please understand my situation and consider me. I am married with two(2) kids.We are only trying to help someone here and in return i hope the person takes good care of my property.

Property Basics; Rent
Bedroom: 2.
Bathroom: 1.
Sq footage: 750sqt
Rent: $400
Security deposit: $370
Pets Allowed(hopefully trained ones)
Lease Term:A year or More.

Please if you are ready now to occupy the house kindly provide the information below for your paper work and i will be happy to give you a call,because it is best we speak over the phone.

LEASE APPLICATION FORM

FULL CONTACT NAME?
OCCUPATION?
RESIDENTIAL HOME ADDRESS?
YOUR
CELLPHONE NUMBER?
YOUR HOME PHONE NUMBER?
YOUR WORKPLACE NUMBER?
BEST TIME TO REACH YOU?
AGE & MARITAL STATUS?
OWN A PET?
OWN A CAR?
HOW MANY PEOPLE SHALL RESIDE IN THE PREMISES?
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND TO RENT?
ANTICIPATED MOVE IN DATE?
HOW SOON CAN YOU MAKE THE PAYMENT?
REFERENCE?
FAMILY PICTURES IF ANY?

Best of regards and God bless you.
Bishop Travis D Wachter.
By Unspecified,  Mon May 20 2013, 14:21
Hello everyone,
Yesterday I saw a pretty house that needed work inside and out but the pricing was $1300 and I responded to the add. It gave me an email address or phone number to text message. The person on the other side of the phone asked how many people would be living in the house and if we would have any pets.
The person asked if I had seen the house and that they had moved back to Dallas, Tx with their family. The water, heat, trash and electricity were included. That all together raised flags. He said to look at it from the outside first. They said they were looking to rent the house, not sale. That they no longer had an agent or relative around and wanted to rent it themselves. They said they had the keys to their house in Texas and could secure the house for me ASAP. then asked if I had good credit and reference along with a $1000.00 deposit. RED FLAGS
Then asked for us to see the house from the outside, if we liked it to send $1000.00 deposit and they would send the keys along with all the paperwork to my current home address. If we didn't like they house on the inside, they would send back the deposit...RED FLAGS GALORE.
We still wanted to see the house since it was nearby. We got there and immediately noticed a Realtor sign up front, a latter at front of door and front door open in addition to the neighbor lurking and probably wondering if we were the next victims of this scam.
We knocked on the door and met realtor and the future owners of the house....I knew it!! But I wanted to play along with the crook. I asked if they had anyone else interested in the house because we had others to look at this week. The person said to send the deposit to take the house off the market and I could get my money back if I didn't like the house afterwards.
Then I asked how much money they've stolen from other people...they replied "MAY GOD PUNISH YOU"
HAHAHA the nerve of some people. The address to this house is 1240 N Groton St, Anaheim, Ca 92801
By Michael Jefferies,  Wed May 22 2013, 08:23
Hm... Good knowledge however I don't think that these best cars to buy in Denver, Colorado necessarily count as a phishing scam.
By crzydmnds,  Wed May 29 2013, 07:20
Seems like all of these scammers are so generous w their mission work:

Hello

My name is Cruz Gary. am on the missionary assignment here with me and
my family I just relocated to (Philippines)because my company has won
an auction for a big construction project. I'll stay here for the next
4-5 years or more so I won't come back soon. I'm looking for someone
to live in my House from there.I will tell you from the beginning that
I don't have a problem if you are a student or if you would like to
keep pets there, as long as you clean up after them. The minimum lease
is available for Long and also Short Term Lease, very important, the
utilities are included in the price per month.


Details:
Apartment Address:2614 26th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94116
Rent: $1,500 Monthly)
Damages fee: $1,000
Date Available: Asap
Bedrooms:3
Bathrooms:3

Amenities in the House:Appliances: Electric Stove, Fridge,/Interior:
Air Conditioning,Microwave,Balcony, Deck, Patio or

Porch,Over sized Closets,Internet Cable Access Ready,Washer & Dryer
nnections,Furnished Hardwood Floor,Ceiling
Fan(s),Parking,Dishwasher,(gas).(Hydro is extra),Extra Storage
Area,Fireplace.Tenant Criteria: Smoking Outside, Pets allowed....NOTE
: I'm 50 years old and as I told you, I'm a project manager and my job
even if is paid very well, requires that I move a lot and without
notice. You can move in the House in the same day that you will
receive the keys. The only problem is that I'm already in
(Philippines) because we started the work, but you don't need to worry
because I've made all arrangements to rent the House from here. i
would like to know a little something about you. Don't be offended but
i must know to who i will rent my House. Kindly get back to me with
the Below information..


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


Fill below information correctly...

FIRST NAME:__________
MIDDLE NAME:__________
LAST NAME:__________
(CELL)PHONE__________
(House)PHONE__________
KIDS _____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY ________

PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________
CITY: _______________
STATE:______________
ZIP CODE: ____________
HOW OLD ARE YOU? ______________
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN? ______________
CURRENT RENT PAYMENT? ______________
REASON FOR MOVING OUT? ______________
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE LIVING IN THE HOUSE? ______________
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING? ____________
HOW MANY MONTH RENT ARE YOU WILLING TO PAY UPFRONT_________

DO YOU HAVE PET _________
KIND OF PETS: _____________

HABITS
DO YOU SMOKE ______________
DO YOU DRINK ______________
DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT _________

REFERENCE
NAME_____________
ADDRESS_____________

Get back to me as soon as you fill the application form, I can
guarantee you that this is a great House so looking forward to a
future collaboration and friendship.
Cheers

pls feel free to contact Cruz by text info (646) 926-4657 email me at
cruzgary30@gmail.com
By crzydmnds,  Wed May 29 2013, 08:13
Thanks you very much for your reply, i can see your willingness in
this House. I want you to know that i'm satisfied with your profile
and also believe l can trust in you because l will not like to
experience what l experienced from my last tenant again, l showed your
profile to my wife and daughter , they said they are ok with it.l want
you to know that we can let you stay in my House till the period of
time you wish to. I want you to know that the rent fee is among the
House utilities all included, so you can use them anytime but make
sure you take proper care of my properties.We will come and pay you a
visit after you have moved into my House to see how you are
maintaining it,I will be receiving the payment from you via Western
Union because l think it reliable,secured and fast, and moreover, my
wife and I, got into (Philippines)
just few weeks back and we have been trying to settle down for our
purpose. This has made it difficult for me to set up a bank account
here for transaction like this. But never mind, I will be setting up
one (Joint Account, for my wife and I) before the end of this year.l
wish you best of luck in your work,from your profile l can see that
you are responsible and a hard working person may the almighty Lord
lead you in what ever you wish to do.Please once again, i want to
trust you and i hope you do not disappoint us and i promise you that,
you will love the house and not only, a good relationship between
us.The following documents are here with us as i couldn't find anyone
whom i could trust to drop them with for this purpose. But never
mind,FedEx next day delivery service will do for that.In doing
this,you will need to the first
month rent and the security deposit payment which is refundable
(should in case you don't like the house) to enable the shipment of
the Keys and document to your current address that you have to
provide after which you could move in at your convenience.The rent
starts counting when you move in and after 24 hours of moving in, you
will be required to make the first month rental fees.

Here are the contents of the document that needs to be sent to you.

1) Entrance and the rooms Keys
2) Paper/Permanent house form
3) The house documentary file.
4) Full Description of the house
5) Payment Receipt
6) Signed Lease Agreement Form you are supposed to also sign and get
it sent back to me

NOTE THAT THE PAYMENT IS REFUNDABLE IN CASE YOU DON’T LIKE THE HOUSE..
.
I have two other tenant that are ready to make 3 month Upfront
Payment,But am not going to accept the offer,because they are both
smokers,drunker,they always parties,So please promise me you are going
to take good care of my house....Note that all the documents of my
house will be sent to you as soon as you agreed with terms So please
do get back to me today so that I will let know the next step to take
concerning the payment.....The house is available for rent for up to 5
years,so you are free to decide on how long you intend occupying
it...Rent already includes utilities..i'm ready to accept either
monthly or upfront mode of payment..depending on the one you're most
comfortable with..Utilities include: power, water,sewer and
trash..Your monthly rent already covers utilities so you do not have
to pay extra charges for that.Please note that the payment made is
fully refundable should in case you finally gain entrance to the house
after receiving the keys and documents and feel unsatisfied or
uncomfortable with the interior,but i am giving you a benefit of doubt
that you
will love everything about this lovely home..You are advised to act
fast on this so you don't loose the house to other
interestedapplicants.... As soon as the month rent and the deposit
payment is been confirmed by me, l will go ahead and commence on how
the House Keys / Documents will be delivered to you and i will ensure
that i book for the 24 hours FedEx next day delivery service as to
enable you receive it on time and as scheduled.. Let me hear back from
you as soon as possible so that i can arrange for the delivery. As
soon as i confirms the payment, I will send the necessary document and
keys of the house to you through FEDEX and get back to you with the
Tracking number and the arrival time of the document and the keys.


Thanks And God Bless You .....
So pls get back to me today.
I await your reply ASAP
By Mechell Lee,  Sun Jun 2 2013, 04:58
I RECEIVED THIS EMAIL REGARDING A HOME I WAS INQUIRING ABOUT. I SUSPECTED FOUL PLAY WHEN "ERIC CARPENTER" REFERRED TO WATER AS "HYDRO". ALSO, I WAS ONLY ALLOWED TO VIEW THE HOME FROM THE STREET. HE WANTED ME TO SEND HIM MY FIRST MONTH'S RENT AND DEPOSIT WITHOUT MEETING HIM. I WAS SUPPOSED TO TRUST THAT HE WAS GOING TO SEND ME THE KEYS BECAUSE HE HAD THEM WITH HIM OUT OF THE COUNTRY. I GOOGLED RENTAL SCAMS AND FOUND THIS EXACT EMAIL ON THE INTERNET! I AM FORTUNATE TO HAVE AVOIDED BEING SCAMMED. BUT I WAN TO ENSURE NO ONE ELSE IS HARMED BY THESE CRIMINALS.

Hello,

God bless you for your interest about my house, yes is still available for rent. I am renting this house to a responsible and neat person or family who has the fear of God and treat my house as his or her own. Presently I and my wife have work for USAID. USAID works in agriculture, democracy & governance, economic growth, the environment, education, health, global partnerships, and humanitarian assistance in more than 100 countries to provide a better future for all. USAID still faces an uncertain future. In many developing countries, HIV/AIDS and health issues are having a dramatic impact on social cohesiveness and economic strength, blocking the very development goals we seek. Virtually all the new democracies in the world today are fragile; others are democracies more in name than substance.
Nearly a quarter of the people living in developing countries, or about one billion people, live in absolute poverty. There are a host of other threats - ranging from terrorism to infectious disease and violent conflict - that challenge us and the developing nations we seek to help. Here is USAID Web address:- http://www.usaid.gov.

USAID efforts to foster world-wide economic growth and increased trade and tackling cross-border issues such as the spread of HIV/AIDS and trafficking in persons. To safe the live of peoples from primitive death that claims the souls of younger ages as a result of casual sex gave us transfer to INDIANA and we will be away for 5 years or more and this is why we are actually renting out house,so if you are interested and will take good care of our house then we will be ready to accept you as our future tenant and family friend. If you really impress me by taking good care of our house then you will be allowed to stay as long as you wish okay.

This is the address of the Place : 508 N. Rose Street, Anaheim, CA 92805

So get back to me on how you could take care of our house or perhaps experience you have in renting home. Hope you are okay with the price of $1150/month and $800 for security deposit with hydro, heat, laundry facilities, air condition and so on. PETS ARE WELCOME!

I am looking forward to hear from you ASAP so that i can forward you an application to fill out and discuss on how to get the house for rent, also are you ready to rent it now or when?
Await your reply.

Regards
Eric Carpenter

(I TRIED TO GET THEM TO GIVE ME THEIR CONTACT INFORMATION SO I COULD REPORT THEM BUT THIS IS ALL I GOT)
Hello,


You are welcome, It is good to hear from you with this detail. The house is vacant now and all the utilities are included in the month rent. Below are some questions that I need you to answer, so that we can discuss further. Like you know, i have the keys and documents to the house here in Indiana, You can go check the neighborhood viewing the house from the outside and get back to me for further discussion. It is available for a long lease as I intend buying a new home on getting back to the state.

RENT APPLICATION FORM
***** Private & Confidential *****
1)Your Full Name________________________
2)Current Address_______________________ ______
3)Phone Number (________)
4)State________________
5)City__________________
6) Zip______________
7)Are you married______________________
8)How many people will be living in the Apartment__________
9)Do you have a pet______________
10)Do you have a car______________________
11)Occupation______________
12)Email Address:_________________
13)How long lease are you looking for______________
14)How soon do you intend moving in________________
15)Reason for relocation___________________

Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file incase of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you. Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the document and the key to you, we do not see yet and only putting everything into Gods hand, so please do not let us down in this our property and God bless you more as you do this.


Thanks and God Bless You.
By Amberblovely,  Mon Jun 3 2013, 13:18
I have received a very similar email from my first house inquiry. I thought it sounded fishy. Glad I did a little research.

Hi,

Thanks for getting back to me about my home 2016 Lansdown Dr, Carrollton, TX 75010. Security deposit $1200 and the month rent is $1000, my home is available for rent and ready to move in,i wanted to sell my home but with the advice of my wife i decided to rent it out and we are looking for a God fearing family that could take our home as their own.I must let you know that the utilities are include with the month rent and the reason why we are not asking for too much was because we want any person or family moving into our home should take absolute care of the utilities and see that the whole house is kept clean and neat.If we see how good you are taking care of our home,we can extend your stay in our home and probably pay you visit once in every three month to ensure that we maintain a good relationship with you and the rest.If i see how good you are maintaining the house, I can extend you staying as long as you can stay.Before we left, we try to search for a God fearing and reputable agent who can take good care of the house but we couldn't get any honest agent . all agent we came across are not honest and they are ripper, The first agent we put our house in care almost get us in trouble by renting out my house to many applicant but thanks to God we have settled the issue, currently i have order them to remove their For sale sign board away from my house , i am sure they most have done that but in case they have not remove it, dont contact them for any reason, You can reach agreement with me owner , because of the issue i experience with those dishonest agent We decide to left with the key,remote and the papers.

Note: You can drive by the house for now to see the outside since i and every member of my family are out of town due to my missionary work and as soon as you have the keys and documents with you, then you can view the interior. Await your prompt reply so that we can discuss on the rental terms and agreement, please we are renting the house to you base on trust and again i will want you to stick to your words. So please do not let us down in maintaining this our property and God bless you more as you do this.I'll be looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file incase of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you. The Lord Almighty has been good to me, I am paying him back with my missionary call. I could let you remain in the house till I come back if you are a good tenant.

As you can see we are not around to show you our home but all is in place to allow you move in at your own convenient time,I will be sending you the entrance keys and the duplicated copy of the house document for you to go through,If all arrangement is made promptly.I will send you a rental application form as soon as you get back to me through email.I am currently in Las vegas,NV due to my job i have to move with my family.
By Margaret Dent,  Wed Jun 5 2013, 13:11
Luckily enough I realized the old adage rang true....If it seems to good to be true, it probably is......
On Jun 4, 2013, at 6:42 AM, Celso Chavez wrote:





















Hello,

God bless you and thanks for your interest in renting. Yes is still available for rent. I am renting this house to a responsible and neat person or family who has the fear of God and treat my house as his or her own. Here is all I can say about my self for now.We are Christian family and follower of Christ as much as humanly possible and always keeps to our words. We are renting out our home for the first time and wish we find God's favor in doing this. Presently I and my wife work for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Then I received the generic application...

Celso Chavez
ToMargaret Dent






Hello,
Thanks for your interest in renting my house. Below is the Rental Application form for you to fill. Am going to print it out and make a copy of it to my file.

_________________RENTAL APPLICATION FORM___________________

Full Name__________________________
________________________ Cell Phone
( ) ________________________
Date of Birth_________________________ ________
Other Phone ( ) ___________________
Current Address_______________________ ________Apt#________
City__________________ State______ Zip________
Reasons for Leaving_______________________ _____Rent $__________Phone (
) ____________________________
Are you married_______________________ _____
How many people will be living in the home__________________________ __
Do you have a pet___________________________ _
Do you have a car___________________________ _
Occupation____________________ ________
Move In Date__________________________ __
You are going to make the deposit payment Before You Move
in?___________________________ _
Reference Details_______________________ __

Then I got the final email.....
Hello Margaret,
Thanks for getting back to me with the filled application,Your application has been reviewed and approved, I want you to take very good care of my house so that i would be happy when i come to visit you. I would send the keys and documents to you via Ups' services to the current address you filled in your application form and i will send you the tracking# for the package and get the keys the next day, and if you will like to change the address please let me know asap. I'm given you this base on trust, do not disappoint me because i don't want a situation where by later i will regret of letting my house for rent to you and i promise i will always be a good friend to you. Below are the contents of the documents.

1) Entrance and the rooms Keys
2)The house documentary file. (this also contain the Rental Lease Agreement, you are to apprehend your signature and scan it back to me)
3)Payment Receipt.
4)Full address and description of the house.

Please do get back to me today so that i would know if you are comfortable to pay the month rent together with the security deposit because we don't want to make it hard with our tenant. You can give me a text on this # 1 (856) 295-1102, I will also call you today with this international# I'm using here in Nigeria. +2347046144972 or 001247046144972. May thy Almighty be with my Future tenant. Amen.

Stay blessed.
Chavez Celso


This Organization gave us transfer to Western Region in Africa (Nigeria) and we will be away for 4years or more and this is why we are actually renting out our house, so if you are interested and will take good care of our house then we will be ready to accept you as our future tenant and family friend. If you wish to know more about our Job Description, here is the Web address:- http://www.undp.org

The month rent is $700 which covers all utilities and the Deposit is $500 which is refundable.

Here is the physical address of the 3bedroom, 1bath, 1,118sqft (527 E Longview Ave, Stockton, CA 95207). You can go check out the exterior of my house and get back to me asap so that i can forward you a Rental Application Form and also proceed with the rental process. I will also call you once your Application has been approved to updates you on the process of how you will receive the keys and document of my house.


PETS ARE WELCOME!

Remain blessed
Chavez Celso

Now, who caught that this man couldn't even keep his own name straight.??? I text like he asked just to see what he would say. I got this via text from the number of 856-295-1102...
(1/2)Hello Margaret Lynn Dent, this is Chavez Celso Regarding my house for rent, Congratulation your Rental App. has been Reviewed and Approved.
I sent you an E
(2/2)mail you can go through it, and text me back if you got it, so i can fix an appropriate time to call you and discuss more about my house.
Stay Blessed.
My Response:
I got it


Let me know when is good to call you ok

My response:
I need to do a walk through


ok no problem i will look forward in hearing back from you soon. God bless

I then proceeded to tell him I was an atheist!!!
By Eve Storm,  Fri Jun 7 2013, 07:32
How do I contact a property who's info is no listed?
By Espinozamom,  Fri Jun 7 2013, 23:09
This is the email I received back on an inquiry for a property in Las Vegas. There is only one picture on the site and it is of the backyard, and it really doesn't make the description. And when he said it included utilities, I became very

From: Mike Michael
Sent: Friday, June 7, 2013 12:24 AM
Subject: Re: House at 3720 Granada Gorge Lane
Hello
Hope you had a great day? So sorry for getting back to you late regarding my property for rent.
My name is Michael Elias,I just relocated with my family to New Jersey because my company won an auction for a big construction project. I'll stay here for the next 4-5 years or more so I won't come back soon. I'm looking for someone to live in my House from here,I don't have a problem if you are a student or if you would like to keep pets there,all we require is a super tenant to look after our home like its theirs,The minimum lease available is Long and also Short Term Lease, very important, the utilities are included in the price per month.Here are the attached picture of the house interior and exterior as you requested, and I hope you find them more attractive and suite your taste.
Details:
Apartment Address: 3720 Granada Gorge Ln, North Las Vegas, NV 89084
Rent: $1500(Monthly)
Security Deposit: $1000
Lease Term:Long/Short Term
Date Available: Asap
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.5
Amenities in the House:
Appliances: Electric Stove, Fridge,/Interior: Air Conditioning,Microwave,Balcony, Deck, Patio or Porch,Over sized Closets,Internet Cable Access Ready,Washer & Dryer Connections,Furnished Hardwood Floor,Ceiling Fan(s), Parking,Dishwasher,(gas).(Hydro is extra),Extra Storage Area,
Fireplace.Tenant Criteria: Smoking Outside, Pets allowed....
NOTE : I'm 50 years old and as I told you, I'm a project manager and my job even if is paid very well, requires that I move a lot with little or short notice.You can move in the House in the same day that you will receive the keys. The only problem is that I'm already in New Jersey because we already started the project, but you don't need to worry because I've made all arrangements to rent the House from here.I would definetely like to know a little more about you,Kindly fill out the rent application form below
*****RENTAL APPLICATION FORM****
( Private and Confidential )
Fill below information correctly...
FIRST NAME:__________
MIDDLE NAME:__________
LAST NAME:__________
(CELL)PHONE__________
(House)PHONE__________
KIDS _____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY ________
PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________
CITY: _______________
STATE:______________
ZIP CODE: ____________
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN? ______________
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING? ____________
HOW MANY MONTH RENT ARE YOU WILLING TO PAY UPFRONT_________
PRESENT RENT AMOUNT_________
ANNUAL INCOME_________
DO YOU HAVE PET _________
KIND OF PETS: _____________
HABITS
DO YOU SMOKE ______________
DO YOU DRINK ______________
DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT _________
REFERENCE
NAME_____________
ADDRESS_____________
PHONE NUMBER_________
Get back to me as soon as you fill the application form, I can guarantee you that this is a lovely home you will really enjoy living.
Cheers.
Michael Elias

I then answered him back with this email and haven't heard from him since:

There were no pictures attached to this email. And this all sounds great. The only thing I am worried about is not being able to meet you in person and actually see the house. I have been told not to send any payments or anything through the mail unless I can verify all the information. As a homeowner, I'm sure you understand. Do you have anyone representing you in Las Vegas?
I would be happy to meet with your realtor and look at the house and then fill out the form. My husband and I do plan on staying for over a year and have two small older dogs. Also as far as utilities, are the bills sent to you then? You mentioned included. I just want to make sure that I am truly dealing with the owner of the house, and I need to be able to verify this to know this would be a valid deal. Can the realtor that I'm dealing with contact you as well? And please send the inside and front pictures.
Thank you
By Reseda Westbrook,  Sun Jun 9 2013, 22:27
This is the response I received from an inquiry for a property in Chicago. After additional researched, i found the house was sold a couple of months ago.

Hello,

My name is Cruz Gary. am on the missionary assignment here with me and
my family I just relocated to (Philippines). because my company has
won an auction for a big construction project. I'll stay here for the
next 4-5 years or more so I won't come back soon. I'm looking for
someone to live in my House from there.I will tell you from the
beginning that I don't have a problem if you are a student or if you
would like to keep pets there, as long as you clean up after them. The
minimum lease is available for Long and also Short Term Lease, very
important, the utilities are included in the price per month.


Details:
Apartment Address: 2030 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Rent: $1500(Monthly)
Damages fee: $1500
Date Available: Asap
Bedrooms:3
Bathrooms:2

Amenities in the House:
Appliances: Electric Stove, Fridge,/Interior: Air
Conditioning,Microwave,Balcony, Deck, Patio or Porch,Over sized
Closets,Internet Cable Access Ready,Washer & Dryer
Connections,Furnished Hardwood Floor,Ceiling Fan(s),
Parking,Dishwasher,(gas).(Hydro is extra),Extra Storage Area,
Fireplace.Tenant Criteria: Smoking Outside, Pets allowed....

NOTE : I'm 50 years old and as I told you, am on the missionary
assignment here with me and my family, requires that I move a lot and
without notice. You can move in the House in the same day that you
will receive the keys. The only problem is that I'm already in
(Philippines). because we started the work, but you don't need to
worry because I've made all arrangements to rent the House from here.
i would like to know a little something about you. Don't be offended
but i must know to who i will rent my House. Kindly get back to me
with the Below information..


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


Fill below information correctly...

FIRST NAME:__________
MIDDLE NAME:__________
LAST NAME:__________
(CELL)PHONE__________
(House)PHONE__________
KIDS _____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY ________

PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________
CITY: _______________
STATE:______________
ZIP CODE: ____________
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN? ______________
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING? ____________
HOW MANY MONTH RENT ARE YOU WILLING TO PAY UPFRONT_________

DO YOU HAVE PET _________
KIND OF PETS: _____________

HABITS
DO YOU SMOKE ______________
DO YOU DRINK ______________
DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT _________

REFERENCE
NAME_____________
ADDRESS_____________

Get back to me as soon as you fill the application form, I can
guarantee you that this is a great House so looking forward to a
future collaboration and friendship.
Cheers..
By J Gallo,  Wed Jun 12 2013, 10:18
Just happened this week to me off of Trulia
By Vonette,  Fri Jun 14 2013, 05:41
SMH! this is terrible and sad....i had two try to get me to wire them my money BEFORE I got a chance to see the property!?!?! yea that was my red flag....so I kindly told them both I felt it was a scam and I am going to nicely pass on this.....one tried to convince me (of course) that it was indeed NOT a scam lol what ever and the other just stopped communicating.....smh people are sad!
By Heather Ondersma,  Fri Jun 14 2013, 14:55
Ok another scam just like the previous 10 I have read same motive and all the same verbiage. I contacted the police and made a report, and tried to get in touch with the real owner something is fishy there too. Brian Staggert
My property is Az so all you AZ people don't go for it, address is 532 Carob Way Chandler
By Rudolf Haig,  Mon Jun 17 2013, 07:31
Scam by Derem Roger
deremroger@gmail.com

323 Boynton Ave San Jose, CA 95117, USA
Bathroom (#) 1 bathroom

So we are making an inquiry for responsible tenant to take good care
of the apartment for us pending the time we will be here.We want to
make potential tenant to be comfortable that's why we want to rent out
the apartment for a monthly rent of $800 which includes all the
utilities and for either short or long term lease with security
deposit of $800 and what is required is the first month rent and the
security deposit which will be refunded to you in full amount after
your tenancy that is when you want to move out of the apartment and we
will be here for approximated period of like 4 years to make the firm
take a stand if you understand what i mean and we want some kind of
assurance and security for our property as the apartment is available
immediately for moving In ASAP or at a later date.

If you are interested in taking care of the apartment and you can go
ahead and get views of how the exterior of the apartment and the nice
environment is or drive by and kindly get back to me so that i can
forward to you interior pictures of the apartment to show you how
spacious and beautiful the inside is and please kindly fill the rental
application form below to proceed further.
By Rudolf Haig,  Mon Jun 17 2013, 07:36
Alfred Henry
alfredhenry91@gmail.com
Probably in Nigeria or Philippines
Hello Rudolf Florian Haig,

Blue Mountain Road in San Jose

Thanks for getting back to me, I am very glad to hear from you, and
sorry for not returning to this is because I'm a little busy here,
yes, all information is fine by me, and you have qualified to be
definitely my new tenant. I have to give my Property to rent .. More
on what I can see your willingness in this rent .. I'll be giving my
rental property and a connection to broadband Internet at home. Please
come back to take good care of my Property I have read your mail, you
are a responsible person I can trust with all my heart. Reading
through your email I discovered that you would be a trustworthy
person. You are the kind of tenant I've been looking and I want you to
paste in his words as a good person responsible and trustworthy I can
trust with all my heart, I promise to rent to you because no research
award income and I know you'll love the interior of the Property when
you move in.I want you to keep in mind that I would send the keys and
documents of my Property with you before your move date through
International delivery company.

These are the contents of the packages to be delivered to you.
1) The entrance and the rooms Keys.
2) Paper / permanent home (which contains your reference).
3) The Property documentary file.
4) Receipt of payment of deposit.
5) Full address and description of the Property.
6) Code of Safety for the systematic laptop.

I'll get the key and the document to the courier office as soon as you
are ready to pay the deposit has been confirmed on site for delivery
of packages for you, so kindly reconfirm your delivery address with
care, because it is so important.
By Barbara Frost-forest,  Wed Jun 19 2013, 13:51
Please be careful. I filled out this application. I was almost scammed. I am sharing this information with you. Please watch out! Thank God i knew better not to Western Union money to someone I don't know.


LEGAL RENTAL AGREEMENT FORM







RESIDENTIAL RENTAL APPLICATION

Landlord Address
Landlord Name: Aurora Soto
Address: 17358 NW 66th Pl, Hialeah, FL 33015

Rental Property Information
Rental Property Address : 17358 NW 66th Pl, Hialeah, FL 33015
Application to rent suite #_______

Anticipated Possession Date: ______________________ _______, ________
the term of the tenancy will be


.
The monthly rent will be $1100
the security deposit will be $900
Applicants' Personal Information
Applicant's Name:

Home Phone: ( ) Alternative Phone: ( )

Email Address (Optional): Date of Birth:

Second Applicant's Name:

Second Applicant's Date of Birth:

Third Applicant's Name:

Third Applicant's Date of Birth:

Dependants Name(s): Date(s) of Birth






Do you have a pet? Yes / No If more than one, how many? _______
Please describe type(s) of pet(s):


Residential History
Present Address:

City: State:

ZIP Code: How long at this address?

Landlord / Lessor: Phone: ( )

Previous Address 1:

City: State:

ZIP Code: How long at this address?

Landlord / Lessor: Phone: ( )

Previous Address 2:

City: State:

ZIP Code: How long at this address?

Landlord / Lessor: Phone: ( )

Details of Employment
Employer:

Position: Date Hired:

Supervisor's Name: Phone: ( )

Salary:

(If employed less than one year with present employer, please provide previous employer.)
Previous Employer:

Position: Date Hired:

Supervisor's Name: Phone: ( )

Salary:

Other Sources of Income
Do you receive income from any of the following sources? Yes / No
Student Loans ______ Pension Benefits ______ Social Assistance ______ Other ______
Please provide contact persons who could verify the amount of income you receive:



Vehicle Information
Make / Model: Year:

License Plate Number: Driver's License Number:

Make / Model: Year:

License Plate Number: Driver's License Number:

Parking stall required? Yes / No Additional stall required? Yes / No (Subject to availability)

Banking Information
Banking Institution:

Address:

Phone: ( )

(If you bank with more than one institution, please list second bank below)
Banking Institution:

Address:

Phone: ( )

References
Name: Phone: ( )

Name: Phone: ( )

Emergency Contact
Name:

Relationship: Phone: ( )

Criminal & Credit Background Check Authorization
Is there anything negative that we may find in our criminal or credit background check that you want to comment on?



I declare that the information I have provided is accurate. I authorize the individual or organization to which this application is submitted to: (a) contact my references and all other persons that I have named in this application; and (b) perform a credit and/or criminal check to assess my suitability as a tenant/lessee.




_________________ _________________

Landlord Signature Tenant Signature


James kwasniewski (saying this is who he is)

Jun 16 (3 days ago)

to me
Hi,

I received your mail and content clear,I want you to know that i have people contacting me regarding my Property and i will appreciate it if you can take good care of my Property as promised. The utilities are included with the month Rent which are washer,dryer,hookup,garbage.electric,water. I will have you fill out a Rental Application Form so i can go through your references and also show it to my wife.

I will also overnight the entrance Key and all necessary documents to your current home Address which you are to receive 24hrs after sent through FedEx,I require you put down the security Deposit in other for us to take the Property off listing for you so people wont keep contacting me and i will also overnight the entrance Key to your current home address for you to view the interior part of my Property.If you like my Property you can start paying for the lease when you move in but if you don't i will refund your Deposit and you send back my Key and Documents.I want you to send me a working Number and your current home Address where you want my Property Key and all necessary documents.

I await your urgent mail
By Patty Tusay,  Fri Jun 21 2013, 07:46
This is making the rounds on Trulia - it's a scam: http://=www.trulia.com%2Frental%2F3122462460-Apartment-Brooklyn-NY-11209" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.trulia.com/rental/3122462460-Apartment-Brooklyn-NY-11209?ecampaign=con_day_propertysearchforrent_bk&eurl http://=www.trulia.com%2Frental%2F3122462460-Apartment-Brooklyn-NY-11209
By Stas Kolbin,  Mon Jun 24 2013, 16:20
This is horrible. There should be a way of tracing originator of a scam by an IP address and a mac address of the device it was sent from. Where is that Internet Police? There are so many violations a day, if they can be fined, Government will be able to repay $17 trillion debt very soon....
By Lovely111806,  Thu Jun 27 2013, 02:33
So sad this is going on,
I was looking for a rental and I liked a house, it seemed too good to be true,
I asked for more information on this house rental and someone replied to me with the same scamm

On Jun 26, 2013, at 5:10 AM, Cruz Gray

wrote:

Hello,

My name is Cruz Gray. am on the missionary assignment here with me
and
my family I just relocated to (Philippines). because of church
Missionary Assignment project. I'll stay here for the next 4-5 years
or more so I won't come back soon. I'm looking for someone to live
in
my House from there.I will tell you from the beginning that I don't
have a problem if you are a student or if you would like to keep
pets
there, as long as you clean up after them. The minimum lease is
available for Long and also Short Term Lease, very important, the
utilities are included in the price per month.


Details:
Apartment Address: 4263 Encinas Dr, La Canada Flintridge, CA
91011
Rent: $1000(Monthly)
Damages fee: $1000
Date Available: Asap
Bedrooms:3
Bathrooms:2

Amenities in the House:
Appliances: Electric Stove, Fridge,/Interior: Air
Conditioning,Microwave,Balcony, Deck, Patio or Porch,Over sized
Closets,Internet Cable Access Ready,Washer & Dryer
Connections,Furnished Hardwood Floor,Ceiling Fan(s),
Parking,Dishwasher,(gas).(Hydro is extra),Extra Storage Area,
Fireplace.Tenant Criteria: Smoking Outside, Pets allowed....

NOTE : I'm 50 years old and as I told you, am on the missionary
assignment here with me and my family, requires that I move a lot
and
without notice. You can move in the House in the same day that you
will receive the keys. The only problem is that I'm already in
(Philippines). because we started the work, but you don't need to
worry because I've made all arrangements to rent the House from
here.
i would like to know a little something about you. Don't be offended
but i must know to who i will rent my House. Kindly get back to me
with the Below information..


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


Fill below information correctly...

FIRST NAME:__________
MIDDLE NAME:__________
LAST NAME:__________
(CELL)PHONE__________
(House)PHONE__________
KIDS _____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY ________

PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________
CITY: _______________
STATE:______________
ZIP CODE: ____________
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN? ______________
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING? ____________
HOW MANY MONTH RENT ARE YOU WILLING TO PAY UPFRONT_________

DO YOU HAVE PET _________
KIND OF PETS: _____________

HABITS
DO YOU SMOKE ______________
DO YOU DRINK ______________
DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT _________

REFERENCE
NAME_____________
ADDRESS_____________

Get back to me as soon as you fill the application form, I can
guarantee you that this is a great House so looking forward to a
future collaboration and friendship.
Cheers..

On 6/26/13, Cruz Gray wrote:
Hello,

My name is Cruz Gray. am on the missionary assignment here with me
and
my family I just relocated to (Philippines). because of church
Missionary Assignment project. I'll stay here for the next 4-5
years
or more so I won't come back soon. I'm looking for someone to live
in
my House from there.I will tell you from the beginning that I don't
have a problem if you are a student or if you would like to keep
pets
there, as long as you clean up after them. The minimum lease is
available for Long and also Short Term Lease, very important, the
utilities are included in the price

This is his email... I'm sure he must have a lot more

cruzgrayhouse2lease111111@gmail.com
By Janice Santos,  Wed Jul 3 2013, 09:38
Here is the email I got when I inquired about a rental home through Trulia, if it's sounds too good to be true, it probalby is: The name of the person on the emial was Amanda Ruthenborg, email address was amandaruthenborg@yahoo.com


Hi,

Thanks for getting back to me about my home 5406 Hidalgo Ct Garland, TX 75043 . Security deposit $1200 and the month rent is $1000, my home is available for rent and ready to move in,i wanted to sell my home but with the advice of my wife i decided to rent it out and we are looking for a God fearing family that could take our home as their own.I must let you know that the utilities are include with the month rent and the reason why we are not asking for too much was because we want any person or family moving into our home should take absolute care of the utilities and see that the whole house is kept clean and neat.If we see how good you are taking care of our home,we can extend your stay in our home and probably pay you visit once in every three month to ensure that we maintain a good relationship with you and the rest.If i see how good you are maintaining the house, I can extend you staying as long as you can stay.Before we left, we try to search for a God fearing and reputable agent who can take good care of the house but we couldn't get any honest agent . all agent we came across are not honest and they are ripper, The first agent we put our house in care almost get us in trouble by renting out my house to many applicant but thanks to God we have settled the issue, currently i have order them to remove their For sale sign board away from my house , i am sure they most have done that but in case they have not remove it, dont contact them for any reason, You can reach agreement with me owner , because of the issue i experience with those dishonest agent We decide to left with the key,remote and the papers.

Note: You can drive by the house for now to see the outside since i and every member of my family are out of town due to my missionary work and as soon as you have the keys and documents with you, then you can view the interior. Await your prompt reply so that we can discuss on the rental terms and agreement, please we are renting the house to you base on trust and again i will want you to stick to your words. So please do not let us down in maintaining this our property and God bless you more as you do this.I'll be looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file incase of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you. The Lord Almighty has been good to me, I am paying him back with my missionary call. I could let you remain in the house till I come back if you are a good tenant.

As you can see we are not around to show you our home but all is in place to allow you move in at your own convenient time,I will be sending you the entrance keys and the duplicated copy of the house document for you to go through,If all arrangement is made promptly.I will send you a rental application form as soon as you get back to me through email.I am currently in Las vegas,NV due to my job i have to move with my family.


Amanda Ruthenborg
By Janice Santos,  Wed Jul 3 2013, 09:39
If it sounds too good to be true, then 9 times out of 10 it is
By taraboga75,  Wed Jul 3 2013, 11:09
I receive the same type of scam email but once I start questioning about the property because I work for a mortgage company they left me alone. This is truly horrible and I hope they're stopped and no one is duped.
By Jason Blaski,  Mon Jul 8 2013, 22:46
Idk
By Keisha,  Sun Jul 14 2013, 00:38
I too was almost scammed SMDH this is really sad. Below is the email I receive today




Thanks for your email and i really appreciate that you are willing to rent my home.Here is the copy of the rental application form attached below and thanks for the email.I want you to know that i can let you stay in my house till the period of time you wish to and i have choose you as my tenant.I also want you to know that the rent fee is among the house utilities,so you can use them anytime but make sure you take proper care of our property.I will come and pay you a visit by 4 months after you have moved into my house to see how you are maintaining it.but all is in place to allow you move in at your own convenient time but i will need some references and proof of income....... This utilities are include with this month rent garbage,electricity,heat,water and washer,dryer.... You will be responsible for cable/phone and internet?

I will want you to send the payment through money gram or western union,i would want to have the payment today so that i can take my home off market for you because of other people so they won't keep contacting me, I hope you understand where i am coming from.Email me so that i can quickly mail the keys to you along with the tracking number through FedEx to your current home address,i will also overnight the key and house documents to you,but if you don't like my home i will refund your money to you as soon as possible without any delay then you return the keys back but if you like my home you can start renting.Name to wire the deposit payment below and when you move in then you can start paying the First Month Rent.

Name: LAURIE FOX

Address: 24 W Church St Galion, OH 44833

Ps: You should use your full name and address when sending the money and ensure that the fund is sent by Money In Minutes.
I await your urgent reply,
By Julieta Mejia Fuentes,  Mon Jul 15 2013, 18:58
Looks like i came close to getting scammed as well.
by the looks, they only change the name and city/place. same writing and story outline.
BEWARE !!

Hello

My name is Michael Hughes Jeannot,I just relocated with my family to Philippines because my company has won an auction for a big construction project. I'll stay here for the next 4-5 years or more so I won't come back soon. I'm looking for someone to live in my House from here,I don't have a problem if you are a student or if you would like to keep pets there,all we require is a super tenant to look after our home like its theirs,The minimum lease available is Long and also Short Term Lease, very important, the utilities are included in the price per month.


Details:
House Address: 3309 E Denny Way, Seattle, WA 98122
Rent: $1500(Monthly)
Security Deposit: $1000
Lease Term:Long/Short Term
Date Available: Asap
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2

Amenities in the House:
Appliances: Electric Stove, Fridge,/Interior: Air Conditioning,Microwave,Balcony, Deck, Patio or Porch,Over sized Closets,Internet Cable Access Ready,Washer & Dryer Connections,Furnished Hardwood Floor,Ceiling Fan(s), Parking,Dishwasher,(gas).(Hydro is extra),Extra Storage Area,Fireplace.Tenant Criteria: Smoking Outside, Pets allowed....

NOTE : I'm 50 years old and as I told you, I'm a project manager and my job even if is paid very well, requires that I move a lot with little or short notice.You can move in the House in the same day that you will receive the keys. The only problem is that I'm already in Philippines because we started the work, but you don't need to worry because I've made all arrangements to rent the House from here.I would definetely like to know a little more about you,Kindly fill out the rent application form below


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


Fill below information correctly...

FIRST NAME:__________
MIDDLE NAME:__________
LAST NAME:__________
(CELL)PHONE__________
(House)PHONE__________
KIDS _____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY ________

PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________
CITY: _______________
STATE:______________
ZIP CODE: ____________
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN? ______________
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING? ____________
HOW MANY MONTH RENT ARE YOU WILLING TO PAY UPFRONT_________
PRESENT RENT AMOUNT_________
ANNUAL INCOME_________

DO YOU HAVE PET _________
KIND OF PETS: _____________

HABITS
DO YOU SMOKE ______________
DO YOU DRINK ______________
DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT _________

REFERENCE
NAME_____________
ADDRESS_____________
PHONE NUMBER_________

Get back to me as soon as you fill the application form, I can guarantee you that this is a lovely home you will really enjoy living.

Cheers.
Michael Hughes Jeannot
By Pat Barclay,  Mon Jul 15 2013, 19:53
My scammer - "Toni Alexandra" is trying to rent a beautiful home in Denver - the wording is almost exactly the same as the wording above. "auction in Louisiana" "couldn't find a friend, relative, or agent to leave the keys with" "pets are OK as long as you clean up after them" etc., etc., etc. Wasted a day of my life on this before it all began to add up.
By eborges30,  Sun Jul 21 2013, 06:39
Very valuable information. I think I received this by scammer and I didn't respond to it. It looked too good to be true.

Hello,

My name is Morris Mark.I'm a project manager in civil engineering. I
just moved in Lagos, Nigeria because my company has won an
auction for a big construction project. I'll stay here for the next
1-2 years or more so I won't come back. I'm looking for someone to
live in my apartment from there.

I will tell you from the beginning that I don't have a problem if you
are a student or if you would like to keep pets there, as long as you
clean up after them. The minimum lease is available for Long and also
Short Term Lease, very important, the utilities are included in the
price per month.


Details:
Rent: $500 (Monthly)
Damages Deposit: $300
Date Available: Asap
Address: 435 21st St #115, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms:1

Amenities in the property:
Appliances: Electric Stove, Fridge,/Interior: Air
Conditioning,Microwave,Balcony, Deck, Patio or Porch,Over sized
Closets,Internet Cable Access Ready,Washer & Dryer
Connections,Furnished Hardwood Floor,Ceiling Fan(s),
Parking,Dishwasher,(gas),and Snow removal.(Hydro is extra),Extra
Storage Area, Fireplace.Tenant Criteria: Smoking Outside, Pets
allowed....

NOTE : I'm 50 years old and as I told you, I'm a project manager and
my job even if is paid very well, requires that I move a lot and
without notice. You can move in the property in the same day that you
will receive the keys. The only problem is that I'm already in Lagos,
Nigeria because we started the work, but you don't need to worry
because I've made all arrangements to rent the property from here. i
would like to know a little something about you. Don't be offended but
i must know to who i will rent my property. Kindly get back to me with
the Below information..


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

Fill below information correctly...

FIRST NAME:__________
MIDDLE NAME:__________
LAST NAME:__________
(CELL)PHONE__________
(HOME)PHONE__________
KIDS _____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY ________

PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________
CITY: _______________
STATE:______________
ZIP CODE: ____________
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN? ______________
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING? ____________
HOW MANY MONTH RENT ARE YOU WILLING TO PAY UPFRONT_________

DO YOU HAVE PET _________
KIND OF PETS: _____________

HABITS
DO YOU SMOKE ______________
DO YOU DRINK ______________
DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT _________

REFERENCE
NAME_____________
ADDRESS_____________

Get back to me as soon as you fill the application form, I can
guarantee you that this is a great property so looking forward to a
future collaboration and friendship.
Cheers
By appletonka1,  Sun Jul 21 2013, 09:18
Another tip: cross reference web search for that address and see if its been posted elsewhere, if rental price doesnt match or if the suspected fradulent posting is actually a house for sale for a lot more than project mortgage amount than rent or if its a real estate ad that doesnt not match other multiple real estate ads...its more than likely a fake. These scammers are getting lazy now. They dont even bother to get clean copies of photos, so thats another clue in....see a listing with fuzzy or distorted photographs? chances are its a fake.
By James Ethredge,  Mon Jul 22 2013, 17:49
Same here

Thanks for your email and interest in renting my Apartment..I am the
owner of the Apartment you are making inquiry of…Actually I resided in
the Apartment with my family,Presently my Apartment is still available
for rent, (rental ready includes utilities).More so Now,My family and
i are currently in the (Nigeria) for an international Christian
Followers crusade..Please i want you to note that i spent a lot on my
property that i want to give to you for rent,so i will solicit for
your absolute maintenance of this Apartment and want you to treat it
as your own, It is not the money that is the main problem but i want
you to keep it tidy at all time so that i will be glad to see it in a
perfect condition when i come for a check up.I also want you to let me
have trust in you as i always stand on my word.My wife and i bought
the Apartment when we got married.When we left the state I had a
thought of selling the Apartment so I have to look for an agent, after
getting one,we got a deal but later my wife advised against that.I saw
senses in her advice and i accepted her advise,So I contacted the
agent back and requested for my keys and documents.So we Later decided
to have the Apartment rent od 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 rent for rent.We
also woulason along with him upon their renting of my Apartment.
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:$700
Security Deposit:$500
Pets Allowed:All Pets
Availability: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:__________?
(CELL)PHONE__________?
(WORK)PHONE__________?
(HOME)PHONE__________?
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE LIVING IN THE Apartment________
PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________?
CITY: _______________?
STATE:______________?
ZIP CODE: ____________?
HOW LONG? ___________IF RENTING
WHY ARE YOU LEAVING__________?
IF THIS Apartment IS BEING GIVEN TO YOU,
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING ____________?
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN______________?
MONTHLY INCOME
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 RECEIVE THE KEYS AND DOCUMENT____?
HOW SOON CAN YOU MAKE THE DEPOSIT PAYMENT____?
PICTURE OF OCCUPANT______?

NOTE:You may drive by anytime to view the Apartment from the outside
and living environment of the Apartment as you won't be able to
inspect the Interior of the Apartment because i have the keys/document
of the Apartment with me. It is located in a cool, quiet and safe
neighborhood.Looking Forward to read back from you with the rental
application form so we can proceed.

Regards.
By Kristiso,  Tue Jul 23 2013, 17:22
I AM SO MAD!!! I WANT TO GET THIS JERK!!!

Hello,

My name is Cruz Gray. am on the missionary assignment here with me and
my family I just relocated to (Philippines). because of church
Missionary Assignment project. I'll stay here for the next 4-5 years
or more so I won't come back soon. I'm looking for someone to live in
my House from there.I will tell you from the beginning that I don't
have a problem if you are a student or if you would like to keep pets
there, as long as you clean up after them. The minimum lease is
available for Long and also Short Term Lease, very important, the
utilities are included in the price per month.


Details:
Apartment Address: 29314 Castlehill Dr, Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Rent: $2500(Monthly)
Damages fee: $2000
Date Available: Asap
Bedrooms:3
Bathrooms:3

Amenities in the House:
Appliances: Electric Stove, Fridge,/Interior: Air
Conditioning,Microwave,Balcony, Deck, Patio or Porch,Over sized
Closets,Internet Cable Access Ready,Washer & Dryer
Connections,Furnished Hardwood Floor,Ceiling Fan(s),
Parking,Dishwasher,(gas).(Hydro is extra),Extra Storage Area,
Fireplace.Tenant Criteria: Smoking Outside, Pets allowed....

NOTE : I'm 50 years old and as I told you, am on the missionary
assignment here with me and my family, requires that I move a lot and
without notice. You can move in the House in the same day that you
will receive the keys. The only problem is that I'm already in
(Philippines). because we started the work, but you don't need to
worry because I've made all arrangements to rent the House from here.
i would like to know a little something about you. Don't be offended
but i must know to who i will rent my House. Kindly get back to me
with the Below information..


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


Fill below information correctly...

FIRST NAME:__________
MIDDLE NAME:__________
LAST NAME:__________
(CELL)PHONE__________
(House)PHONE__________
KIDS _____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY ________

PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________
CITY: _______________
STATE:______________
ZIP CODE: ____________
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN? ______________
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING? ____________
HOW MANY MONTH RENT ARE YOU WILLING TO PAY UPFRONT_________

DO YOU HAVE PET _________
KIND OF PETS: _____________

HABITS
DO YOU SMOKE ______________
DO YOU DRINK ______________
DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT _________

REFERENCE
NAME_____________
ADDRESS_____________

Get back to me as soon as you fill the application form, I can
guarantee you that this is a great House so looking forward to a
future collaboration and friendship.
Cheers..
By Angela,  Tue Jul 23 2013, 18:12
I was almost ready to be taken in! Can't meet me at the house. Off doing mission work. Wanted $1000 wired to send me keys to view inside of house. FLAG. email: taytayharris@yahoo.com
By Jasmine,  Wed Jul 24 2013, 13:38
SCAM ALL THE WAY AROUND...SAD!

ADDRESS: 5006 S VICTORIA AVE, LOS ANGELES


>>> Eric A Franzon 7/24/2013 11:25 AM >>>


Hello,
So good to hear from you, like i told you before i was living there with my family and our puppy but presently my family and I are here in Atlanta GA, we never had it in mind that we would give our home for rent we just went for a transfer and will be back in 4yrs. We have the document and keys of the our house here so you are free to drive by to view the outside of the house, i will not allow you to touch any thing there for now just drive by to view the out look of the house and get back to me for rental application. you are free to do that. After you must have taken a view of the house, get back to me for rental application form or can i email you the rental application form now? Here is my phone number (678) 460-7124




I am very pleased that you wrote us regarding my home 5006-S-Victoria-Ave-Los-Angeles-CA-90043 I have also made it known to anyone renting my home that my objective is making sure that the house is kept very neat. Utilities includes Electricity, water, gas while appliances includes refrigerator, Stove, microwave, dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, Garbage etc.... I initially wrote you that we had plans of selling my house but had a change of mind to lease it out since we will not be staying more than 5 years.
I really know that God has lead me to a wonderful family like yours, as i was planning on selling our home initially thinking that no one can take care of my home when we are gone but with the help of my wife, we are able to think properly before selling our home and have found out that renting it will be the best option for us. You have also said a lot that pleases us and we have also seen how wonderful you and your family can be when you move into my home. My concern have been solved by you and i believe that all you said should be done the right way in ensuring that i trust you of becoming my tenant. I also plan on making our tenant family friends when they move in.
If all arrangement goes well, we will have the entrance keys and other relevant document in a hard copy paper shipped to your present home address for you to move in at your convenient date. Our home is beautiful and need no amendments. All you have to do is bring in your belongings. I also have Internet cable in my home as we speak, and will like you to take absolute care of my house when you move in. As soon as you get back to me I will be emailing you the rental application form for you to fill and get back to us with your information so that we can proceed.


Eric A Franzon Family.



>>> Eric A Franzon 7/24/2013 8:22 AM >>>

Hello,


We are pleased that you have an interest in my house, My lovely home is still available for lease and i want responsible adults/family who is neat and also believe that they have what it takes to take care of my house as if it were theirs. My wife and I initially had it for sale but had a change of mind in leasing it out ourselves because the agent that was in charge of our rental property was asking too much of an agent fee therefore making it difficult for people who cannot afford such rent. I am not after the rental fee but an absolute care for the property.


The reason why my house is for lease is because I got transferred from my place of work to Atlanta GA, I will be away with my family for at least 4 to 5 years because of the love I have for them however my coming back will not affect your staying in my home, I have decided not to sell our house and also assuring them that we only have few years to spend here and will be willing to lease it out to person/family who is willing to assure us of taking absolute care of our home and pay their rent on time. I will start by telling you more in regards me and my family. I work as a Robotic Programmer & Welder/Fitter here in Atlanta GA and i'm a member of Joyce Meyer Ministries . We will be very pleased if we can find the right tenant to rent our home, a person who is a clean freak. We also would like to know more about you and your family, your renting experience and how long and when you plan moving into our home. These 2 bedrooms and 1 baths home are very specious and neat.
Below is the rental property address:


House Address
5006-S-Victoria-Ave-Los-Angeles-CA-90043
Property type: Single-Family Home
Monthly Fee ; $1500
Security Deposit: $1000
Refundable Pet deposit:$500
Pets Allowed: YES
Available :Available Now for move in.


So pls get back to me today.
I await your reply ASAP.
Available: Available Now for move in.


Remain Blessed.
Landlord
Eric A Franzon & Family


This is another person that has it listed on another site with a totally different price:
Dante Keshishyan (I BELIEVE HE'S THE ACTUAL SCAMMER)!
Blackstone Realty & Management, Inc.
Call: (818) 257-2166
By julia.iman,  Wed Jul 24 2013, 17:06
Rental scam: I got an e-mail from Trulia for a beautiful house for rent (4/3.5 for $800/month). I replied via the Contact Agent button. I got an e-mail:

Hello,
My name is michael owens,Thank you for your interest in my House,Just a couple of weeks ago,i relocated to Philippine. i want a good tenant who is going to take good care of my House while am out of the states,as the unit is still available for long and short term purpose,I want you to know that the House is in a great location situated in the quiet and safe area and offers secure access. internet cable, laundry in-suite,storage facilities, heat water,electric, outdoor space and parking is included in the rent and pet are allowed.So if you are interested please get back to me so i can give you the application to be filled up.
Regards!!!

Details:
Property Address;6823 Horizon Dr, Grand Prairie, TX
Status: For Rent Rent: $800/mo
Single-Family Home
Deposit: $500

Michael Owens
michael_owens33@aol.com

He called my cell phone (his number is 415-843-1059), then sent me the following e-mail, which I found online as an example of a scam, almost word-for-word:

Hello ,

Thanks for the inquiry, property is still very much available for rent,am an American born and raised in St Louis Missouri, to tell you few about the story i was only fortunate to have a home over there, due to my work transfer few years ago. I bought this property on no reason because i calculated the time it'll take me to stay fortunately the money was equivalent to the same price I'll be spending if i were to rent an property just with little difference, i came across this beautiful place and decided to buy which i did @ cheaper rate as it was placed, i moved out of the property,no one is living there since i left and everywhere is locked, then i decided to rent out this place for rent or even sell it back on a cheaper rate lower the price i bought it because i don't know when I'll be back.

I'm the owner of the property.Actually i resided in the property with my family before and presently we had packed due to my missionary program for UNICEF, and now situated in phillipine..

I need someone with an open heart,love and clean to put all my worries off concerning maintenance since i wouldn't be living there with you, am looking into both Long and short term lease on a month to month/yearly basis. I also left behind everything, keys and documents to property are here with me i can't leave that with someone i don't trust ,its located in a very nice area & quiet neighborhood, but i still need to make sure it's rented out to someone who can take good care of it , property includes all facilities such as water Air Conditioning ,Dishwasher, Fireplace, Garage, Washer & Dryer, Yard , heat laundry facilities,air condition,internet, telephone access, car park 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, i will like to know if you wish to BUY or RENT all-though have received so many proposals everyone seems to rent so for now i have decided to rent it out but let me know your decision first . I'll like you to fill out the the questions below

=========== RENT APPLICATION FORM ============

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

Looking forward to hearing from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you. Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the document and the keys to you, please we are giving you all this based on trust and again i will want you to stick to your words, you know that we have not seen yet and only putting everything into Gods hands, so please do not let us down in this our property and God bless you more as you do this. Please get back to me today with a reply,so that we can discuss on how to received the keys and documents via shipping company.I will be very busy with Doing missionary program for UNICEF here and would Like to conclude the rental process soon for your move in.

I hope to read from you with more information.Thanks for the time and energy writing me, My regards to your family.

Yesterday is history, Tomorrow's a mystery, TODAY'S a GIFT, that's why it's called the present!

Sincerely.

Michael Owens
michael_owens33@aol.com
By Jasmine,  Thu Jul 25 2013, 06:28
THE SCAMS ARE ON A ROLL! IT'S SAD FOR THE PEOPLE THAT'S REALLY OUT HERE TRYING TO LOOK FOR A HOME FOR THEIR FAMILY TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH BS LIKE THIS. THEY ALSO HAVE THE NERVES TO USE GOD IN THEIR RESPONSE!

Hi,

Thanks for getting back to me about my home
2857 S Victoria Ave Los Angeles, CA 90016
. Security deposit $1200 and the monthly rent is $1000, my home is available
for rent and ready to move in,i wanted to sell my home but with the advice of my
wife i decided to rent it out and we are looking for a God fearing family that
could take our home as their own.I must let you know that the utilities are
include with the month rent and the reason why we are not asking for too much
was because we want any person or family moving into our home should take absolute
care of the utilities and see that the whole house is kept clean and neat.If we
see how good you are taking care of our home,we can extend your stay in our home
and probably pay you visit once in every three month to ensure that we maintain a
good relationship with you and the rest.If i see how good you are
maintaining the house, I can extend you staying as long as you can stay.Before we
left, we try to search for a God fearing and reputable agent who can take good
care of the house but we couldn't get any honest agent . all agent we came across
are not honest and they are ripper, The first agent we put our house in care
almost get us in trouble by renting out my house to many applicant but thanks to
God we have settled the issue, currently i have order them to remove their For
sale sign board away from my house , i am sure they most have done that but in case
they have not remove it, dont contact them for any reason, You can reach
agreement with me owner , because of the issue i experience with those dishonest
agent We decide to left with the key,remote and the papers
.

Note: You can drive by the house for now to see the outside since i and every
member of my family are out of town due to my missionary work and as soon as you
have the keys and documents with you,then you can view the interior. Await
your prompt reply so that we can discusson the rental terms and agreement, please
we are renting the house to you base on trust and again i will want you to stick
to your words. So please do not let us down in maintaining this our property and
God bless you more as you do this.I'll be looking forward to hear from you with all
this details so that i can have it in my file incase of issuing the receipt for
you and contacting you. The Lord Almighty has been good to me, I am paying him back
with my missionary call. I could let you remain in the house till I come back if
you are a good tenant.

As you can see we are not around to show you our home but all is in place to allow
you move in at your own convenient time,I will be sending you the entrance keys and
the duplicated copy of the house document for you to go through,If all arrangement
is made promptly.I will send you a rental application form as soon as you get back
to me through email.I am currently in Labbock TX due to my job i have to move
with my family.

Graciela X Tobar
By Jasmine,  Thu Jul 25 2013, 06:38
People BEWARE! Hope no one is in serious need of a home and fall victim to a scam.

Hello,

My name is Cole Randy.I'm a project manager in civil engineering. I
just moved in Lagos, Nigeria because my company has won an
auction for a big construction project. I'll stay here for the next
1-2 years or more so I won't come back. I'm looking for someone to
live in my apartment from there.

I will tell you from the beginning that I don't have a problem if you
are a student or if you would like to keep pets there, as long as you
clean up after them. The minimum lease is available for Long and also
Short Term Lease, very important, the utilities are included in the
price per month.


Details:
Rent: $2000 (Monthly)
Damages Deposit: $1000
Date Available: Asap
Address: 2890 Forrester Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90064.
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4

Amenities in the property:
Appliances: Electric Stove, Fridge,/Interior: Air
Conditioning,Microwave,Balcony, Deck, Patio or Porch,Over sized
Closets,Internet Cable Access Ready,Washer & Dryer
Connections,Furnished Hardwood Floor,Ceiling Fan(s),
Parking,Dishwasher,(gas),and Snow removal.(Hydro is extra),Extra
Storage Area, Fireplace.Tenant Criteria: Smoking Outside, Pets
allowed....

NOTE : I'm 50 years old and as I told you, I'm a project manager and
my job even if is paid very well, requires that I move a lot and
without notice. You can move in the property in the same day that you
will receive the keys. The only problem is that I'm already in Lagos,
Nigeria because we started the work, but you don't need to worry
because I've made all arrangements to rent the property from here. i
would like to know a little something about you. Don't be offended but
i must know to who i will rent my property. Kindly get back to me with
the Below information..


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

Fill below information correctly...

FIRST NAME:__________
MIDDLE NAME:__________
LAST NAME:__________
(CELL)PHONE__________
(HOME)PHONE__________
KIDS _____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY ________

PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________
CITY: _______________
STATE:______________
ZIP CODE: ____________
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN? ______________
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING? ____________
HOW MANY MONTH RENT ARE YOU WILLING TO PAY UPFRONT_________

DO YOU HAVE PET _________
KIND OF PETS: _____________

HABITS
DO YOU SMOKE ______________
DO YOU DRINK ______________
DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT _________

REFERENCE
NAME_____________
ADDRESS_____________

Get back to me as soon as you fill the application form, I can
guarantee you that this is a great property so looking forward to a
future collaboration and friendship.
Cheers.
By Unspecified,  Thu Jul 25 2013, 12:49
This is the scammer just tried to get my daughter
Beware!
I checked the property and he does not own it, etc, etc


From: David Rushing
Date: July 25, 2013, 1:16:12 PM EDT
To:
Subject: Application Reviewed


Hello





Thanks for your reply with your details I have looked at it and I am very much ok with everything,I am willing to give you a chance to rent my place but I will want you to stick to your honest and truthful word that you will keep the place in good condition during your period of staying in my home as I am not around to monitor it firsthand,You can drive by the address and take a look at the place and the surroundings if you wish but I can absolutely guarantee you will be very comfortable living in the area everything you would need is close by, I will be sending you the keys for my place through mail after we have discussed and come to an agreement so you can hold on to it and probably do any necessary things you may want to do with the place before you are finally ready to move in. I am already away and will be for about the period you would also need my home for so I think that is a good arrangement for us both,the lease would be ready for you to sign soon just let me know if I can go ahead with it and also you would be making the payment to my bank account or my wife's I will give you either one when you ready to make the payment.The neighborhood is a very quiet and peaceful one with very friendly neighbors I can guarantee you will enjoy your stay in the environment..It is indeed a two bedroom and the fee includes all utilities.





Lastly I still have quite a number of people who are willing to get the place also but I did this on a first come first serve base and I was also very ok with your application so if you are truly interested in renting the place for yourself I will suggest that you act fast in other not to lose it to other interested applicants..I will give you a call soon just let me know the best times you would be available to talk so we can discuss and move on to finalize the details here is my number (251) 289-9607 you can also call or text me..Have a great day





Best Regards


David





On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 2:08 PM, E > wrote:


Hi David,





That's completely understandable.




Removed my daughters reply




Full name of Tenant:


Home Phone / Mobile:


Date of Birth:


Sex: Female


Smoke: No


Pets: None


Present Occupation:


Marital Status: Single


Present Address:


How long at this address:


Rent or own: Rent


Reason for moving:


How many people will be living in the home: 2


How long are you planning on staying: 1 year at lease


Move in Date: 9/1/13



Thanks so much!





Removed



On Jul 23, 2013, at 9:03 PM, David Rushing wrote:


Hi There,





Glad to hear from you, I am David Rushing the owner of the apartment you are making inquiry of,I used to stay in the apartment until I was transferred by my company (I'm a construction engineer) and very busy sometimes so please forgive me if I don't respond to your inquiry immediately but I will provide you with my mobile number as we go on you can always text me.I will be here for a while so presently my home is available for rent and all utilities are included,the building is in a great location situated in a quiet and secure area and offers internet, cable, laundry in-suite,storage facilities, heat,water, electric and parking is included in the rent fee also it is furnished and I don't mind pets as long as they are well trained.


I want you to note that I am a Straightforward and honest man and I spent a lot on my property so I will ask only for your absolute maintenance of the house if you are to rent it if you think you are unable to keep my home in a good condition then please do not respond, please understand that the rent is not my problem but I just want you to keep it tidy at all times,I want a tenant I can trust so I would like you to tell me more about yourself. I will be away for 2 years that's the duration of my work. I am personally handling the rental in other to be able to decide who best suits us to rent our place too no agents or 3rd party will be involved so rest assured you will dealing directly with the owner in other for the rental to be successful.





Apartment Address :


33 Holyoke St, Boston, MA 02116, USA


RENT FEE: $1200 per month (inclusive of bills), Security Deposit $600 (Refundable)











I want you to provide answers to the application below:





*******FILL THE RENT APPLICATION FORM******


( Private and Confidential )


Full name of Tenant:


Home Phone / Mobile:


Date of Birth:


Sex:


Smoke:


Pets:


Present Occupation:


Marital Status:


Present Address:


How long at this address:


Rent or own:


Reason for moving:


How many people will be living in the home:


How long are you planning on staying:


Move in Date:





............................


TERMS AND CONDITION:


~The lease is month to month , 1-6 month or 1 year and can be renewed


~It can be rented furnished or unfurnished


~ You will have to take good care of my home


~Utilities are included in the rent


~Pets Allowed if well behaved


~The rent fee has to be paid before your move in and subsequent rent fees must be


paid on time





Please feel free to ask any questions you do not understand and I will


be looking forward to receiving your email as soon as possible I have a lot of interested people so I will advise you be fast in order not to lose out to others,please attached for the interior pictures.





Best Regards


David
By sachin.davankar,  Fri Jul 26 2013, 19:00
here is the latest scam property in SunnyVale:


http://=www.trulia.com%2Frental%2F3126031966-886-W-Iowa-Ave-1-Sunnyvale-CA-94086#photo-2" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.trulia.com/rental/3126031966-886-W-Iowa-Ave-1-Sunnyvale-CA-94086?ecampaign=con_rlt_post_lead_agent_rent_fr&eurl http://=www.trulia.com%2Frental%2F3126031966-886-W-Iowa-Ave-1-Sunnyvale-CA-94086#photo-2

The same property is on Zillow for twice the rent:

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/886-W-Iowa-Ave-Sunnyvale-CA-94086/19520219_zpid/

Thanks all for your comments and advice here :) Saved me a lot of grief :)
Sachin
By adranharris0321,  Fri Jul 26 2013, 20:31
This is what I came across....


Hello,







Thanks for your email, I personally own the house, we want our property to be well taken good care, and there are some Precaution in which i do give out to tenant willing to rent my house which brings about safety of a home, so please don't be offended. But if you are still capable of renting my house the precaution goes this way..

You must keep my house clean including the surrounding, you must know the way in which you use the stove so as to avoid fire outbreak,you must not disturb the neighbor. We decided to rent out the property due to our transfer to (West Africa). My Family and I just traveled to Nigeria for a program Empowering Youth to Fight Racism, HIV/AIDS, Poverty and Lack of Education with Dove Christian Fellowship International on a Missionary Work, so we are renting it out since we need someone to take good care of the property on my absence and the house will be available for a period of 5 years. The program is taking place in four major countries which are Uganda, Japan, Haiti and Nigeria. Have this in mind you must know the kind of person that i am. Nevertheless i am giving you this Precautions because of what corresponded between me and my last tenant. The keys and documents are with us here in West Africa ... so i will need to ship them to you before you can occupy the house but you can drive by the house anytime to take a look.

I want you to understand that I spent a lot on my property that you have requested to rent, so I will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this house and would want you to treat it as your own because cleanliness they say is next to Godliness. It is not all about the money to be paid on rent or spent; it is all about a good maintenance culture which I want you to adopt on the property. I want you to keep it tidy all the time so that I would be full of smiles whenever I come and above all, a good, strong and tight relationship between us when I come for a check up. Please one more thing, I wouldn’t like to have any benefit of trust in you because I want to stand in your words that the property would be well taken care of all the time.I believe you have see how lovely it is if from only the pictures you saw in my posting compare to the 100% comfort to be derived from it as you are an occupant.

We will be away for a while that is why we made up our mind to put up our house for rent to whom ever that will take good care of it. Please i want you to note that i spent a lot on my property that i want to give to you for rent,so i will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this house and want you to treat it as your own. Utilities include Water,Trash,Sewer,Gas and Electricity etc and all utilities are included for six (6) months of move in. The money is not the main problem but i want you to keep it tidy all the time so that i will be glad to see it neat when i come for a check up. I also want you to let me have trust in you as I always stand on my word. The Bedroom house is equipped with everything you can need for your stay: fully equipped kitchen, Refrigerator, Microwave, Gas Range,Dishwasher,Garbage Disposal,Hood Over Range,Granite Counter,Available,washing machine..... Bedrooms, bath.. And large living room with appliances including in-suite washer and dryer,electric heating,Wall Furnaces.







Address: 14151 Astonshire Lane Houston, TX 77014










Pets are Welcome!!!

Rent: $1000

Security Deposit: $1000

Living Building Square Footage: 2,876

Number Of Bedrooms: 4

Number Of Bathrooms: 3



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



RENT APPLICATION FORM.

Name (First name/ Middle name/Surname ) : __________?

Phone numbers (home,cell and office line ) # :__________?

E-mail :__________?

Best time to call :__________?

Marital Status:__________?

How many proposed occupants :__________?

List all in addition to yourself including approx age :__________?

Present Address :__________?

City/State :__________?

Will you have pets :__________?

Please describe Breed, size :__________?

Personality of pet :__________?

Preferred move in date :__________?

Intended length of lease:__________?

Do you agree to pay the payment before you move in:__________?

Earliest possible date of deposit payment:__________?

Length of previous tenancy :__________?

Present occupation :__________?

Are you a section 8 applicant

Do you work late night :__________?

Do you smoke :__________?

Do you drink :__________?

Send your picture or family picture __________?







Please feel free to ask any questions you do not understand and i will be looking forward to receive your email as soon as possible. As i am not around to show the inside, you can go check out the house and the neighborhood from the outside and get back to me if you really like it for more information. Please respond ASAP.

I hope to read from you with more information.Thanks for the time and energy writing me, My regards to your family.

For more inquiries, Here is my cell phone number, call or text me ASAP +2348056709820 OR +2348105177765.



Best Regards.

Reyna M Gomez




Yesterday is history, Tomorrow's a mystery, TODAY'S a GIFT, that's why it's called the present!











what area of Houston is this located?





http://houston.craigslist.org/apa/3905121114.html
By Heather,  Mon Jul 29 2013, 11:17
i received this email today 7/29/13


Thanks for your email and interest in renting my House..my name is
Dorrie L King I am the owner of the House you are making inquiry
of…Actually I resided in the House with my family,Presently my House
is still available for rent, (rental ready includes utilities).More so
Now,My family and i are currently in the (Nigeria) for an
international Christian Followers crusade..Please i want you to note
that i spent a lot on my property that i want to give to you for
rent,so i will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this House and
want you to treat it as your own, It is not the money that is the main
problem but i want you to keep it tidy at all time so that i will be
glad to see it in a perfect condition when i come for a check up.I
also want you to let me have trust in you as i always stand on my
word.My wife and i bought the House when we got married.When we left
the state I had a thought of selling the House so I have to look for
an agent, after getting one,we got a deal but later my wife advised
against that.I saw senses in her avicde and i accepted her advise,So I
contacted the agent back and requested for my keys and documents.So we
Later decided to have the House rent od 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 rent for
rent.We also woulason along with him upon their renting of my House.
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 House is
located at: 1324 Chestnut Hill Dr, Wylie, TX 75098

The rent is:$900
Security Deposit:$700
Pets Allowed:All Pets
Availability: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:__________?
(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______________?
MONTHLY INCOME
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 RECEIVE THE KEYS AND DOCUMENT____?
HOW SOON CAN YOU MAKE THE DEPOSIT PAYMENT____?
PICTURE OF OCCUPANT______?

NOTE:You may drive by anytime to view the house from the outside and
living environment of the house as you won't be able to inspect the
Interior of the house because i have the keys/document of the House
with me. It is located in a cool, quiet and safe neighborhood.Looking
Forward to read back from you with the rental application form so we
can proceed.

Regards.
Dorrie L King















");
By Martha,  Fri Aug 2 2013, 17:25
this what I got for a house for rent on 3923 EASTGATE Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92262

his email Address is wderrick116@yahoo.com


Hello,
Thank you for your email and interest in my house. I own the house and renting it out myself. I moved out to Rome, Georgia due to my transfer.The house is available for rent for $800 and a deposit of $800 (Utilities are included in the rent).
I was transferred to Rome, GA for a new project. Am an Architect. The house is in a perfect condition and ready for move in as soon as possible.Unfortunately, I would not be present in person to show you the property due to my recent job transfer to Rome, Georgia, and I do not have a local representative to show the house due to my transfer so if you are interested in renting the property and willing to work with me despite my absence then I would email the necessary papers for the lease to you, for necessary endorsement. The house was formally for sale but now for rent.

I also want to tell you that the neighborhood is secured and the people staying there are good.

PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
Full Name__________________________
Home Phone ( )________________________
Cell Phone ( ) ___________________
Date of Birth_________________________
Current Address_______________________
City____________State______ Zip______
Reasons for Leaving____________________________Rent $________
Are you married_______________________
How many people will be living in the house___________
Do you smoke____________
Do you have a pet___________________________
Do you have a car___________________________
Occupation____________________ ________
Move In Date__________________________ __
How soon can you make the deposit and first month rent_____________
How soon do you want to receive the keys and the document______

If you really interested, fill out the application and get back to me so we can proceed. You can call or text on the number below.

SCAM, SCAM SCAM, SCAM

God Bless.
6783228107
By Meryl Manthey Dre Lic#01046734,  Sun Aug 4 2013, 17:01
Yes - some one stole my postlet's info for a lease & subsequently posted here on Trulia. Not sure how that is allowed if they have no DRE license. Of course listed it for 1/3 of the list price. People have shown up at the property knocking on the door bothering the tenants. Not cool.
By Michelle Mcgonigle,  Tue Aug 6 2013, 17:50
I just received this on Monday

"Hi,

Thanks for getting back to me about my home 53 Kimball Ave, Yonkers, NY 10704. Security deposit $1200 and the month rent is $1000, my home is available for rent and ready to move in,i wanted to sell my home but with the advice of my wife i decided to rent it out and we are looking for a God fearing family that could take our home as their own.I must let you know that the utilities are include with the month rent and the reason why we are not asking for too much was because we want any person or family moving into our home should take absolute care of the utilities and see that the whole house is kept clean and neat.If we see how good you are taking care of our home,we can extend your stay in our home and probably pay you visit once in every three month to ensure that we maintain a good relationship with you and the rest.If i see how good you are maintaining the house, I can extend you staying as long as you can stay.Before we left, we try to search for a God fearing and reputable agent who can take good care of the house but we couldn't get any honest agent . all agent we came across are not honest and they are ripper, The first agent we put our house in care almost get us in trouble by renting out my house to many applicant but thanks to God we have settled the issue, currently i have order them to remove their For sale sign board away from my house , i am sure they most have done that but in case they have not remove it, dont contact them for any reason, You can reach agreement with me owner , because of the issue i experience with those dishonest agent We decide to left with the key,remote and the papers.

Note: You can drive by the house for now to see the outside since i and every member of my family are out of town due to my missionary work and as soon as you have the keys and documents with you, then you can view the interior. Await your prompt reply so that we can discuss on the rental terms and agreement, please we are renting the house to you base on5 trust and again i will want you to stick to your words. So please do not let us down in maintaining this our property and God bless you more as you do this.I'll be looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file incase of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you. The Lord Almighty has been good to me, I am paying him back with my missionary call. I could let you remain in the house till I come back if you are a good tenant.

As you can see we are not around to show you our home but all is in place to allow you move in at your own convenient time,I will be sending you the entrance keys and the duplicated copy of the house document for you to go through,If all arrangement is made promptly.I will send you a rental application form as soon as you get back to me through email.I am currently in Lubbock, TX due to my job i have to move with my family.

Helen Gotzmann"

These people are ruthless
By Lucino Ramos,  Tue Aug 6 2013, 22:51
I got this today.....we were about to send The money.. hes Name is Paul Guevara this
is he's e-mail...paulguevara618@yahoo.com ...

RESIDENTIAL RENTAL APPLICATION

Landlord Name: Paul Guevara
Address: 1330-S-King-St-Santa-Ana-CA-92704

Application to rent suite #___?____

Anticipated Possession Date:

.

The monthly rent will be $1,200
The security deposit will be $1000

Applicants' Personal Information

Applicant's Name:

Home Phone: Alternative Phone:

Email Address (Optional): Date of Birth:

Second Applicant's Name:

Second Applicant's Date of Birth:

Third Applicant's Name:

Third Applicant's Date of Birth:

Dependants Name(s): Date(s) of Birth






Do you have a pet? Yes / No If more than one, how many? __no_____
Please describe type(s) of pet(s):


Residential History
Present Address: 806 S Cypress Ave #4

City: Santa Ana State: CA

ZIP Code: How long at this address?

Landlord / Lessor: Phone:

Previous Address 1:

City: State:

ZIP Code: How long at this address?

Landlord / Lessor: Phone:

Previous Address 2:

City: State:

ZIP Code: How long at this address?

Landlord / Lessor: Phone: ( )

Details of Employment
Employer: .

Position: Date Hired:

Supervisor's Name: Phone:

Salary: .

(If employed less than one year with present employer, please provide previous employer.)
Previous Employer:

Position: Date Hired:

Supervisor's Name: Phone:

Salary:

Other Sources of Income
Do you receive income from any of the following sources? Yes / No
Student Loans ______ Pension Benefits ______ Social Assistance ______ Other ______
Please provide contact persons who could verify the amount of income you receive:



Vehicle Information
Make / Model: Year:

License Plate Number: Driver's License Number:

Make / Model: Year:

License Plate Number: Driver's License Number:

Parking stall required? Yes / No Additional stall required? Yes / No (Subject to availability)

Banking Information
Banking Institution:

Address:

Phone:

(If you bank with more than one institution, please list second bank below)
Banking Institution:

Address:

Phone: ( )

References
Name: Phone:

Name: Phone:

Emergency Contact
Name:

Relationship: Phone:

Criminal & Credit Background Check Authorization
Is there anything negative that we may find in our criminal or credit background check that you want to comment on?


I declare that the information I have provided is accurate. I authorize the individual or organization to which this application is submitted to: (a) contact my references and all other persons that I have named in this application; and (b) perform a credit and/or criminal check to assess my suitability as a tenant/lessee.

Applicant's Signature Date _______________
By Lucino Ramos,  Tue Aug 6 2013, 22:55
This was the first e-mail that we got...

My name is Paul Guevara , I own the wonderful 3br - Single-Family Home . And I also want you to know that it was due to my missionary work transfer that made me want to leave the house with an intention of giving it out for rent ( We decided against selling it ) . I am looking for a responsible person that can take very good care of my property. I am not particular about the money for the rent but want the property to be kept clean at all time as it is our hard-earned property. If you are honestly interested and will absolutely maintain my property,(treating it like it belongs to you) that will be great as i hope i can put my trust and confidence in you because i will come to check on my property yearly. I initially wanted to put the house for sale but had a second thought to rather put it up for rent, because as a matter of fact l will be coming back home in the next 3yrs,and would need a place to live in. you are welcome to the house at your convenient but you will only be able to see the property from the outside for now and do get back to me as soon as that is done, And you may see For Sale Sign at the front of my House cause i initially wanted to put the house for sale ,i am working on removing the sign since am renting it Out .....

Presently, I am here in Brownwood Texas doing the Lord's duty for humanity, for through our direct service to mankind, the blessings and promises of God will manifest. The house vital informative documents and the entrance keys to the house are with me, for i try to look for dependable agent to handle the rent but could not find due to the limited time we had before leaving. Mostly we do not want our property to be given to any sort of person to avoid damages and troubles.You can go over or drive by to see the house, but you can only view from outside for now, i hope you understand , so I hope you will promise us to take very good care of the house. So get back to me on how you could take care of our house or perhaps the experience and your present living condition.

*PETS ( Dogs and Cats are allowed )

Security Deposit : $1,000
Monthly Rent : $1,200

Lease Term : As long as you wished So if you are really interested let me know so i can send you the Rental Application Form for you to fill out.

God Bless You
By Paul Sabie,  Wed Aug 7 2013, 06:16
I just received the following from a Palm Springs, CA rental. I did fill out & send because no funds were as for at this time. But I've been restless since I clicked to send.

"Thanks for your email and interest in renting my Condo..I am the owner
of the Condo you are making inquiry of, And my name is Mr,Ms Kola
Johnson… Actually I resided in the Condo with my family,Presently my
Condo is still available for rent, (rental ready includes
utilities).More so Now,My family and i are currently in the
(Nigeria,Lagos) for an international Christian Followers
crusade..Please i want you to note that i spent a lot on my property
that i want to give to you for rent,so i will solicit for your
absolute maintenance of this Condo and want you to treat it as your
own, It is not the money that is the main problem but i want you to
keep it tidy at all time so that i will be glad to see it in a perfect
condition when i come for a check up.I also want you to let me have
trust in you as i always stand on my word. My wife and i bought the
Condo when we got married.When we left the state I had a thought of
selling the Condo so I have to look for an agent, after getting one,we
got a deal but later my wife advised against that.I saw senses in her
advide and i accepted her advise,So I contacted the agent back and
requested for my keys and documents. So we Later decided to have the
Condo rent od 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 rent for rent.We also woulason along
with him upon their renting of my Condo. 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 Condo is located at:1900 S Palm Canyon
Dr Palm Springs, CA 92264

The rent is:$700
Security Deposit:$500
Pets Allowed:All Pets
Availability: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:__________?
(CELL)PHONE__________?
(WORK)PHONE__________?
(HOME)PHONE__________?
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE LIVING IN THE Condo________
PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________?
CITY: _______________?
STATE:______________?
ZIP CODE: ____________?
HOW LONG? ___________IF RENTING
WHY ARE YOU LEAVING__________?
IF THIS Condo IS BEING GIVEN TO YOU,
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING ____________?
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN______________?
MONTHLY INCOME
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 RECEIVE THE KEYS AND DOCUMENT____?
HOW SOON CAN YOU MAKE THE DEPOSIT PAYMENT____?
PICTURE OF OCCUPANT______?

NOTE:You may drive by anytime to view the Condo from the outside and
living environment of the Condo as you won't be able to inspect the
Interior of the Condo because i have the keys/document of the Condo
with me. It is located in a cool, quiet and safe neighborhood.Looking
Forward to read back from you with the rental application form so we
can proceed.

Regards".
By Paul Sabie,  Wed Aug 7 2013, 06:23
SCAM! I just received back the request for a deposit.
Thanks for getting back to me, I am very glad to hear from you, and
sorry for not returning to this is because I'm a little busy here,
yes, all information is fine by me, and you have qualified to be
definitely my new tenant. I have to give my House to rent .. More on
what I can see your willingness in this rent .. I'll be giving my
rental property and a connection to broadband Internet at home. Please
come back to take good care of my House I have read your mail, you are
a responsible person I can trust with all my heart. Reading through
your email I discovered that you would be a trustworthy person. You
are the kind of tenant I've been looking and I want you to paste in
his words as a good person responsible and trustworthy I can trust
with all my heart, I promise to rent to you because no research award
income and I know you'll love the interior of the House when you move
in.I want you to keep in mind that I would send the keys and documents
of my House with you before your move date through International
delivery company.

These are the contents of the packages to be delivered to you.
1) The entrance and the rooms Keys.
2) Paper / permanent home (which contains your reference).
3) The House documentary file.
4) Receipt of payment of deposit
5) Full address and description of the House.
6) Code of Safety for the systematic laptop.

I'll get the key and the document to the courier office as soon as you
are ready to pay the deposit has been confirmed on site for delivery
of packages for you, so kindly reconfirm your delivery address with
care, because it is so important.

DELIVERY INFORMATION:
Name of recipient:Paul
Package Delivery Address:XXXXXX

Know that I will have my property documents sent to you based on trust
and hope that I will be disappointed about it?, Please, if my property
clean and tidy, because I worked very hard for this my property that I
want to rent, and I do not want my property to be anyway to use in the
presence of my life and I hope that will help me treat my property
like yours?. Let me know and make a promise to me. back to me so I can
pass on the information you will use for the first month rent deposit
fee so you can have key packages arrive as soon as possible for the
occupation in good faith, so you can make payment at a time


We hope to read from you as soon as possible today.

Thanks and God bless.
Kola Johnson
By Mike G,  Wed Aug 7 2013, 13:20
Here is another example for a home in Northern California.

Same form requested and then a key would be sent after receiving a deposit. When we said we needed to view the interior of the home, they used scare tactics of Harassment and Burglary.

On Aug 4, 2013, at 9:08 AM, "Tyson Gerrard" wrote:
Hello ,
Thanks for your mail and you can go to the Home but you will not be
able to Enter inside because of Security Reason. All you can do is to
stay outside so that You will not be Harassed or Accused of Burglary
because I have my Key to my Home with me also I have explained to you
earlier in the previous email that you will not be able to view the
inside of the Home in person because I have the keys here with me and
I am not returning anytime soon, that was why I sent you the interior
pictures for you to have an idea how the inside looks pending the time
we will finish the application process and I will get the keys shipped
to you. Kindly get back to me after you view it okay .

Regards.......
By Natalia,  Wed Aug 7 2013, 14:40
good information thank you...
By Deborah Dade,  Sat Aug 10 2013, 22:21
How about the one who is trying to rent my listing and even provides an email in the description to contact them. Thankfully another agent's client inquired about it to them, and she alerted me. I had Trulia remove it right away.
By Martin Kr,  Sun Aug 11 2013, 15:41
Hello and thank you, we went down to Florida to rent a place a town house but the owners were from brazil and the listed agent didn't have any papers to sign. He sent it to me from his android phone to my email for me to down load and print it out, he also said he needs to do a back ground check on everyone who will be living in the house, and with a credit check for every one healso said that our info for the check meaning our social security numbers etc I mean every thing will be given to the home owner who lives in brazil South America to do the back ground check and have the owner to decide if we can rent. So later I opened my email looked at the paper work, and the listed agent was upset that I procrastinated a week cause the third party wasn't with us to look at the place and he was really like what's the problem he said there was two who looked so that over rules the third party so fill the paper work outand send back , this place was in kissimmee Florida right off of highway 192 ( west Bronson highway) the subdivision was seven dawfts. Rent 1050$usa he was Indian from India the country .
By Martin Kr,  Sun Aug 11 2013, 15:41
Hello and thank you, we went down to Florida to rent a place a town house but the owners were from brazil and the listed agent didn't have any papers to sign. He sent it to me from his android phone to my email for me to down load and print it out, he also said he needs to do a back ground check on everyone who will be living in the house, and with a credit check for every one healso said that our info for the check meaning our social security numbers etc I mean every thing will be given to the home owner who lives in brazil South America to do the back ground check and have the owner to decide if we can rent. So later I opened my email looked at the paper work, and the listed agent was upset that I procrastinated a week cause the third party wasn't with us to look at the place and he was really like what's the problem he said there was two who looked so that over rules the third party so fill the paper work outand send back , this place was in kissimmee Florida right off of highway 192 ( west Bronson highway) the subdivision was seven dawfts. Rent 1050$usa he was Indian from India the country .
By Martin Kr,  Sun Aug 11 2013, 15:43
That sounded fishy why would the owner in another country do the back ground check if the gated community already does the check as well the listed agent or reality company does it
By Martin Kr,  Sun Aug 11 2013, 15:43
That sounded fishy why would the owner in another country do the back ground check if the gated community already does the check as well the listed agent or reality company does it
By Martin Kr,  Sun Aug 11 2013, 15:45
I'm sure these are scams to does any one have any thing to add to this to help me understand if this kind of trans actions Kosher meaning for ral. Thank you
By Martin Kr,  Sun Aug 11 2013, 15:45
Real typo
By Jon Rudder,  Tue Aug 13 2013, 07:38
from "Derick Huntley"

Hello,
Thank you for your email and interest in my house. I own the house and renting it out myself. I moved out to Rome, Georgia due to my transfer.The house is available for rent for $700 and a deposit of $700 (Utilities are included in the rent).
I was transferred to Rome, GA for a new project. Am an Architect. The house is in a perfect condition and ready for move in as soon as possible.Unfortunately, I would not be present in person to show you the property due to my recent job transfer to Rome, Georgia, and I do not have a local representative to show the house due to my transfer so if you are interested in renting the property and willing to work with me despite my absence then I would email the necessary papers for the lease to you, for necessary endorsement. The house was formally for sale but now for rent.

I also want to tell you that the neighborhood is secured and the people staying there are good.

PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
Full Name__________________________
Home Phone ( )________________________
Cell Phone ( ) ___________________
Date of Birth_________________________
Current Address_______________________
City____________State______ Zip______
Reasons for Leaving____________________________Rent $________
Are you married_______________________
How many people will be living in the house___________
Do you smoke____________
Do you have a pet___________________________
Do you have a car___________________________
Occupation____________________ ________
Move In Date__________________________ __
How soon can you make the deposit and first month rent_____________
How soon do you want to receive the keys and the document______

If you really interested, fill out the application and get back to me so we can proceed. You can call or text on the number below.



God Bless.
6783228107
By James Seidler,  Tue Aug 13 2013, 10:18
*****THIS IS A SCAM!!!! DO NOT RENT FROM A MAN NAMED JOHN BRIDGE OR IF THE RENTAL AGREEMENT HAS THE SAME FAKE INFORMATION AS FOLLOWS: ************
11509 Splendid Lane

From john Bridge

To James

Hi James


Thanks for getting back to me and for the genuine interest shown regarding my house for rent. Like I said in my previous messages that am on work transfer to Nebraska with my wife and I wouldn't be back until after 2 years that is why we decided to lease the property. we are not money motivated,we just require a super tenant to look after the home while we are away that's why the rent is so affordable. The property belong to me and my dear wife Kristina. We both went through a period of hard time before this property eventually became ours, and this is the main reason why we needed a reputable, responsible and a God fearing tenant who will help us take a very good care of the property in our absent.

Details:
Apartment Address: 11509 Splendid Ln, Tampa, FL 33626
Rent: $1500(Monthly)
Security Deposit: $1000
Lease Term:Long/Short Term
Date Available: Now
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4

Amenities in the house includes the following items listed below and it is included in the rental price
Appliances: Electric Stove, Fridge,/Interior: Air
Conditioning,Microwave,Balcony, Deck, Patio or Porch,Over sized
Closets,Internet Cable Access Ready,Washer & Dryer
Connections,Furnished Hardwood Floor,Ceiling Fan(s),
Parking,Dishwasher,(gas).(Hydro is extra),Extra Storage Area,
Fireplace.Tenant Criteria: Smoking Outside, Pets allowed....

NOTE : I'm 50 years old and as I told you, I'm a project manager and my job even if is paid very well, requires that I move a lot with little or short notice.You can move in the House in the same day that you will receive the keys. The only problem is that I'm already in Nebraska because we started the work, but you don't need to worry because I've made all arrangements to rent the House from here.I would definitely like to know a little more about you,Kindly fill out
the rent application form below


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


Fill below information correctly...

FIRST NAME:__________
MIDDLE NAME:__________
LAST NAME:__________
(CELL)PHONE__________
(House)PHONE__________
KIDS _____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY ________

PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________
CITY: _______________
STATE:______________
ZIP CODE: ____________
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN? ______________
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING? ____________
HOW MANY MONTH RENT ARE YOU WILLING TO PAY UPFRONT_________
PRESENT RENT AMOUNT_________
ANNUAL INCOME_________

DO YOU HAVE PET _________
KIND OF PETS: _____________

HABITS
DO YOU SMOKE ______________
DO YOU DRINK ______________
DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT _________

REFERENCE
NAME_____________
ADDRESS_____________
PHONE NUMBER_________

Get back to me as soon as you fill the application form, I can guarantee you that this is a lovely home you will really enjoy living

Kind Regards

John Bridge
By James Seidler,  Tue Aug 13 2013, 10:18
*****THIS IS A SCAM!!!! DO NOT RENT FROM A MAN NAMED JOHN BRIDGE OR IF THE RENTAL AGREEMENT HAS THE SAME FAKE INFORMATION AS FOLLOWS: ************
11509 Splendid Lane

From john Bridge

To James

Hi James


Thanks for getting back to me and for the genuine interest shown regarding my house for rent. Like I said in my previous messages that am on work transfer to Nebraska with my wife and I wouldn't be back until after 2 years that is why we decided to lease the property. we are not money motivated,we just require a super tenant to look after the home while we are away that's why the rent is so affordable. The property belong to me and my dear wife Kristina. We both went through a period of hard time before this property eventually became ours, and this is the main reason why we needed a reputable, responsible and a God fearing tenant who will help us take a very good care of the property in our absent.

Details:
Apartment Address: 11509 Splendid Ln, Tampa, FL 33626
Rent: $1500(Monthly)
Security Deposit: $1000
Lease Term:Long/Short Term
Date Available: Now
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4

Amenities in the house includes the following items listed below and it is included in the rental price
Appliances: Electric Stove, Fridge,/Interior: Air
Conditioning,Microwave,Balcony, Deck, Patio or Porch,Over sized
Closets,Internet Cable Access Ready,Washer & Dryer
Connections,Furnished Hardwood Floor,Ceiling Fan(s),
Parking,Dishwasher,(gas).(Hydro is extra),Extra Storage Area,
Fireplace.Tenant Criteria: Smoking Outside, Pets allowed....

NOTE : I'm 50 years old and as I told you, I'm a project manager and my job even if is paid very well, requires that I move a lot with little or short notice.You can move in the House in the same day that you will receive the keys. The only problem is that I'm already in Nebraska because we started the work, but you don't need to worry because I've made all arrangements to rent the House from here.I would definitely like to know a little more about you,Kindly fill out
the rent application form below


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


Fill below information correctly...

FIRST NAME:__________
MIDDLE NAME:__________
LAST NAME:__________
(CELL)PHONE__________
(House)PHONE__________
KIDS _____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY ________

PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________
CITY: _______________
STATE:______________
ZIP CODE: ____________
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN? ______________
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING? ____________
HOW MANY MONTH RENT ARE YOU WILLING TO PAY UPFRONT_________
PRESENT RENT AMOUNT_________
ANNUAL INCOME_________

DO YOU HAVE PET _________
KIND OF PETS: _____________

HABITS
DO YOU SMOKE ______________
DO YOU DRINK ______________
DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT _________

REFERENCE
NAME_____________
ADDRESS_____________
PHONE NUMBER_________

Get back to me as soon as you fill the application form, I can guarantee you that this is a lovely home you will really enjoy living

Kind Regards

John Bridge
By Marina Calloway,  Tue Aug 13 2013, 11:39
the guys name is Gerald Fishoff and he is trying to rent the 1803 broadway avenue apt 306... he is a fraud.
By Gladys & Larry Mosley,  Wed Aug 14 2013, 10:09
Well!! my case is to late I have already have sent $3900.00 to this people and yes we fall into there SCAM, that due to the TRULIA seem to be a secure site never in my mind that this would happen but its okay my case is under Investigation , is similar to all the email that they have been replying for the tenant was inquiring of the property.

Hello,
Thank you for the email.
My name is Irving Cazares , I own the wonderful 3br - Single-Family Home . And I also want you to know that it was due to my missionary work transfer that made me want to leave the house with an intention of giving it out for rent ( We decided against selling it ) . I am looking for a responsible person that can take very good care of my property. I am not particular about the money for the rent but want the property to be kept clean at all time as it is our hard-earned property. If you are honestly interested and will absolutely maintain my property,(treating it like it belongs to you) that will be great as i hope i can put my trust and confidence in you because i will come to check on my property yearly. I initially wanted to put the house for sale but had a second thought to rather put it up for rent, because as a matter of fact l will be coming back home in the next 4yrs,and would need a place to live in. you are welcome to the house at your convenient but you will only be able to see the property from the outside for now and do get back to me as soon as that is done. Ok?

Presently, I am here in Lubbock, TX doing the Lord's duty for humanity, for through our direct service to mankind, the blessings and promises of God will manifest. The house vital informative documents and the entrance keys to the house are with me, for i try to look for dependable agent to handle the rent but could not find due to the limited time we had before leaving. Mostly we do not want our property to be given to any sort of person to avoid damages and troubles.You can go over or drive by to see the house, but you can only view from outside for now, i hope you understand , so I hope you will promise us to take very good care of the house. So get back to me on how you could take care of our house or perhaps the experience and your present living condition.

*PETS ( Dogs and Cats are allowed )

Security Deposit : $1000
Monthly Rent : $1,200
Pet deposit : $0
Here is the address to the house: 5536 Halifax Ct, Denver, CO 80249
Lease Term : As long as you wished
So if you are really interested let me know so i can send you the Rental Application Form for you to fill out.

Remain Blessed

contact number is 214-699-9529
By Leona Callahan,  Thu Aug 15 2013, 16:40
Glad I didn't fall for one of these scams in Bozeman, MT. I am seriously looking for a place to live with my 14 y.o. daughter before school starts, so she can start. Their WU payment was to be sent to Alabama. Listed on Trulia and sent a secret code from craigslist. Real smart!! Need to spread the word!!
By skeedawg,  Fri Aug 23 2013, 12:11
Have had one trying to be pulled on myself as well - glendaleach39@yahoo.com - 214-699-9529 - trying to rent a property that is listed for sale @ 1728 Mapleton Dr, Dallas, TX. I thought something was fishy when I couldn't see the house, and then when i drove by it there was a for sale sign in the yard. And then the request send deposit via Money Gram and they would send keys, paper works and receipt of deposit. The fact no lease agreement was sent before asking for the deposit is also a big red flag. I'm most concerned that I filled out the rental app which means I need to put a fraud alert on my credit reports to keep someone from opening accounts on my behalf. Thankfully I didn't provide an SSN which would really complicate things. In fact I looked to see if they asked for it on the rent app because I was not willing to give that especially since they were not requesting an application fee which is standard practice for rental properties.
By jmcblue,  Sat Aug 24 2013, 20:55
The article should have a clearly explained process in order to report obvious scams on the Trulia website. Here's a scam currently on your website (again, you should make it easier for me to report it to you as that would also certainly protect possible victims - if one is easily able to report it to you and you quickly remove it and maybe report it, even): http://www.trulia.com/rental/3129106986-13216-Meandering-Way-Dallas-TX-75240#photo-14
By Nontrulialover,  Mon Aug 26 2013, 09:36
I don't know why a company like Trulia doesn't review all of the postings of properties. This seems like a safeguard for people like me, who tend to be trusting and fall into traps set by scammers. I would think that those who run Trulia would like to protect the consumers.

Scammer's name- Donald S. Hall
By Samantha Robinson,  Mon Aug 26 2013, 21:14
glad i stumbled upon this page






heres mine




God's Speed
Aug 20 (6 days ago)

to me
I've attached both inside and outside view of the house for you, the picture is just like you are inside the house because i took them before leaving home. I'm here in Central in S.Carolina due to my health challenge.I am a man with disability. I can't walk as i am on a wheel chair. So i need to be around someone whrfo can be of assistant to me, that's why am going to be living here with my kids

I actually decided to rent it out because of my absent. I believe it will be more secure if someone is living there than just to lock everywhere.
I am the landlord of my house. So you can go over to the house if you are in the neighborhood, to look up the surroundings if is to your taste and get back to me if you are still interested in renting it, but i will advice you act fast as i have many people who shows interest after you but i will ignore them all for now because you contact me first when i posted it.

I will agree to any kind of agreement that's cool for you if you are going to take good care of my house like it's yours. I gave it out cheap so my tenant will have the sense of understanding that this is not about money but about WHO WILL MANAGE MY HOUSE VERY WELL. I will forward rental application to you when you decide to take the rent ok?

You can reach me on (843) 900-1057 if no answer just send me a text and i will get back to you.

Do enjoy the rest of the day.

Mr Ortiz
By chalice57,  Tue Aug 27 2013, 09:07
I received these responses on August 24th 2013. Apparently these people have the ability to change the postings on your Trulia site. The 1st posting we saw said that the home was for rental and had ONLY an email address listed for this contact (Liz Bottonne). Later that day the listing was changed to Home for sale only with the real estate agent now listed as the contact and the email address for Liz Bottone was gone.


Response #1

Hello,

Thank you for the email.

My name is Liz Bottone , I own the wonderful 3br - Single-Family Home . And I also want you to know that it was due to my missionary work transfer that made me want to leave the house with an intention of giving it out for rent ( We decided against selling it ) . I am looking for a responsible person that can take very good care of my property. I am not particular about the money for the rent but want the property to be kept clean at all time as it is our hard-earned property. If you are honestly interested and will absolutely maintain my property,(treating it like it belongs to you) that will be great as i hope i can put my trust and confidence in you because i will come to check on my property yearly. I initially wanted to put the house for sale but had a second thought to rather put it up for rent, because as a matter of fact l will be coming back home in the next 4yrs,and would need a place to live in. you are welcome to the house at your convenient but you will only be able to see the property from the outside for now and do get back to me as soon as that is done. Ok?

Presently, I am here in Lafayette Indiana doing the Lord's duty for humanity, for through our direct service to mankind, the blessings and promises of God will manifest. The house vital informative documents and the entrance keys to the house are with me, for i try to look for dependable agent to handle the rent but could not find due to the limited time we had before leaving. Mostly we do not want our property to be given to any sort of person to avoid damages and troubles.You can go over or drive by to see the house, but you can only view from outside for now, i hope you understand , so I hope you will promise us to take very good care of the house. So get back to me on how you could take care of our house or perhaps the experience and your present living condition.

Address : 45 Kincaid Dr Yonkers, NY 10710
Mouthly Rent : $1300usd
Deposit : $1000usd
Pet allow : Dog&Cat

Thanks and God Bless

Response #2:

from Liz Bottone to you

Show Details

Thanks for responding back,Im glad you love the house i must let you know that the utilities are include with the month rent and not foreclosure the reason why we are not asking for too much was because we want any person or family moving into our home should take absolute care of the utilities and see that the whole house is kept clean and neat. If we see how good you are taking care of our home, we can extend your stay in our home and probably pay you visit once in every three month to ensure that we maintain a good relationship with you and the rest.If i see how good you are maintaining the house, I can extend you staying as long as you can stay.I am renting myself due to bad experience within my realtor and the tenant who damage my home and it cost me a lot of money putting things back i am now renting myself you don't have to contact the agent anymore.My home is ready to move in,i can also allow you to lease for one year with option to extend.There is a washer,dryer,hookup,fridge,microwave,This utilities are include with this month rent garbage,electricity,heat,water.

As you can see we are not around to show you our home but all is in place to allow you move in at your own convenient time, I will be sending you the entrance keys and the duplicated copy of the house document for you to go through, if all arrangement is made promptly. I will send you a rental application form as soon as you get back to me through email.I am currently in Lafayette Indiana due to my job i have to move with my family.

Here is my number ,but we can only text for now okay (240) 316-4302

I await your urgent reply,
By De Decker,  Thu Aug 29 2013, 18:20
I was contacted regarding a home I viewed on Trulia, in the Burbank, CA area. I thought there had been some mistake when the rent for a 4 bdrm home was only $1800 a month, but decided to look into it anyway. After receiving the initial email, I Googled the name of the respondant, "Elijah G. Stiny Sr.", and found that name, attached to a 64 year old man living at the address, as posted. However, after two additional emails it became absurdly apparent that it was a scam. It seems to be the same individual(s) that were posing as the "Liz Bottone" another commenter referred to. same language issues, same references to ministry work. How deplorable.
By annjasper,  Sun Sep 1 2013, 18:25
Yikes - I provided the info the "landlord" asked for, but no SSN, bank name/acct no, or financial info other than approximate monthly income. I compared their email to the ones posted here, and it is suspiciously similar.

Are these people just looking to get some quick cash - or is this an ID theft issue?
By Diana Cisneros,  Tue Sep 3 2013, 16:11
***HERE IS A SCAM I GOT***

Hello,

My name is Johnson Mike. I'm a project manager in civil engineering. I just moved in West Africa because my company has won an auction for a big construction project. I'll stay here for the next 3-4 years or more so I won't come back soon. I'm looking for someone to live in my Apartment from there.

I will tell you from the beginning that I don't have a problem if you are a student or if you would like to keep pets there, as long as you clean up after them. The minimum lease is available for Long and also Short Term Lease, very important, the utilities are included in the price per month.


Details:
Rent: $800.00 (Monthly)
Damages Deposit: $800
Date Available: Asap
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms:1

Amenities in the apartment:

Appliances: Electric Stove, Fridge,/Interior: Air Conditioning,Microwave,Balcony, Deck, Patio or Porch,Over sized Closets,Internet Cable Access Ready,Washer & Dryer Connections,Furnished Hardwood Floor,Ceiling Fan(s), Parking,Dishwasher,(gas),and Snow removal.(Hydro is extra),Extra Storage Area, Fireplace.Tenant Criteria: Smoking Outside, Pets allowed....

NOTE : I'm 50 years old and as I told you, I'm a project manager and my job even if is paid very well, requires that I move a lot and without notice. You can move in the Apartment in the same day that you will receive the keys. The only problem is that I'm already in West Africa because we started the work, but you don't need to worry because I've made all arrangements to rent the Apartment from here. i would like to know a little something about you. Don't be offended but i must know to who i will rent my Apartment. Kindly get back to me with the Below information..


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


Fill below information correctly...

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

Get back to me as soon as you fill the application form, I can guarantee you that this is a great Apartment so looking forward to a future collaboration and friendship.

Cheers
By Kim Odell,  Tue Sep 3 2013, 21:17
how about a raymond daws? My house is located at 1308 Missionary Ridge Trl Fort Worth, TX 76131.
By LB90803,  Wed Sep 4 2013, 12:51
I'm totally disheartened and discouraged to see all of these scammers, plus the 10 I came across in just 2 days. And beware, these are fake names these people are using.
The first scammer I came across actually found the name of the person who was selling the house and created a yahoo email account using that name.
I don't understand why Trulia can't screen these.
By LB90803,  Wed Sep 4 2013, 12:51
I'm totally disheartened and discouraged to see all of these scammers, plus the 10 I came across in just 2 days. And beware, these are fake names these people are using.
The first scammer I came across actually found the name of the person who was selling the house and created a yahoo email account using that name.
I don't understand why Trulia can't screen these.
By glenda489,  Thu Sep 5 2013, 08:27
Just experience the same situation. Beware of Sherly Matl who is currently doing missionary work in BROWNWOOD TX. therefore, is unable to show the property, but after I complete the application, she will contact her realtor.... Really!! Really!!
By Maria E,  Thu Sep 5 2013, 11:24
We found a property for rent and contacted them through Trulia. We also passed on the information to our Agent. She got back to us saying that the house was not for rent, it was for sale. Then we got this email from someone posing as the owner. It turns out that his message is the same as others posted on this blog, almost verbatim, grammatical mistakes and all. Here's the email:

Antoinette Moore 9/5/2013 10:17
Hi,
Thanks for getting back to me about my home 119 S Sunset Dr,
Casselberry, FL 32707. Security deposit $1200and the month rent is
$900, my home is available for rent and ready to move in,i wanted to
sell my home but with the advice of my wife i decided to rent it out
and we are looking for a God fearing family that could take our home
as their own.I must let you know that the utilities are include with
the month rent and the reason why we are not asking for too much was
because we want any person or family moving into our home should take
absolute care of the utilities and see that the whole house is kept
clean and neat.If we see how good you are taking care of our home,we
can extend your stay in our home and probably pay you visit once in
every three month to ensure that we maintain a good relationship with
you and the rest.If i see how good you are maintaining the house, I
can extend you staying as long as you can stay.Before we left, we try
to search for a God fearing and reputable agent who can take good care
of the house but we couldn't get any honest agent . all agent we came
across are not honest and they are ripper, The first agent we put our
house in care almost get us in trouble by renting out my house to many
applicant but thanks to God we have settled the issue, currently i
have order them to remove their For sale sign board away from my house
, i am sure they most have done that but in case they have not remove
it, dont contact them for any reason, You can reach agreement with me
owner , because of the issue i experience with those dishonest agent
We decide to left with the key,remote and the papers.
Note: You can drive by the house for now to see the outside since i
and every member of my family are out of town due to my missionary
work and as soon as you have the keys and documents with you, then you
can view the interior. Await your prompt reply so that we can discuss
on the rental terms and agreement, please we are renting the house to
you base on trust and again i will want you to stick to your words. So
please do not let us down in maintaining this our property and God
bless you more as you do this.I'll be looking forward to hear from you
with all this details so that i can have it in my file incase of
issuing the receipt for you and contacting you. The Lord Almighty has
been good to me, I am paying him back with my missionary call. I could
let you remain in the house till I come back if you are a good tenant.
As you can see we are not around to show you our home but all is in
place to allow you move in at your own convenient time,I will be
sending you the entrance keys and the duplicated copy of the house
document for you to go through,If all arrangement is made promptly.I
will send you a rental application form as soon as you get back to me
through email.I am currently Out of state due to my job i have to move
with my family.
Antoinette G Moore.
By skee leonard,  Thu Sep 12 2013, 15:54
http://www.trulia.com/rental/3060261467-7805-Chattington-Dr-Dallas-TX-75248

Trulia this lease listing is a scam..The house is also listed for sale for 250K here by a realtor. They have clearly taken the pix from the for sale listing and put them here. You guys have got to figure out a solution for this. It's getting in the way of renters and realtors finding properties.
By manuacer21,  Sat Sep 14 2013, 02:23
After all I got this interesting article, this is my hobby to surf on internet for various subjects. I notice this, only professional bloggers maintain quality of content. I am redirected here from delete craigslist account web page.
By manuacer21,  Sat Sep 14 2013, 02:23
After all I got this interesting article, this is my hobby to surf on internet for various subjects. I notice this, only professional bloggers maintain quality of content. I am redirected here from delete craigslist account web page.
By Melanie Chaney,  Sun Sep 15 2013, 22:18
I was recently almost scammed as well:devastates me that they use the word of God in these scams


Hello

I have go through your application form that you filled and everything is okay by us, well we just want you to know that you can live there as long as you want,also you can move out anytime you want..But you just need to inform us a month before you leave, so that i can be able to look for another good tenant.We are very exited and willing to let you move in our house as soon as possible and i have conclude with my family on accepting payment for the first month rent which is $800 and a security deposit of $800 which is sum of $1,600 to move in as soon as you are ready.just get back to me with mailing address where The package containing the keys and documentations of the house will be delivered to you through Courier Service,and you have to pay some payment to hold the house if you are not ready to move into the house now.just for us to be convinced that you really want to rent the house and you want us to keep the house for you.you are to decide if you will pay the deposit or the first month rent first, So get back to me to know where we will be sending the keys and the document to and i want you to know that you can rich me at my cell phone number at any time (406) 924-3094 just dial it the way i type it OK.

Thanks and God Blessed You.

200 Brook Ct
By Melanie Chaney,  Sun Sep 15 2013, 22:21
First scam email I got
Hello,

I must confess that am new in this landlord business.. However, My name is Dorothy L Rueda,I own the house located at (200 Brook Ct, Niceville, FL 32578). Due to my job as a missionary 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 Clarkesville (Georgia) that I decided to rent out the house. However, the initial plan was to sale out the apt. which I tried, but sometimes the agents inflates the prize and it takes longer to sell i am telling you this in case if you find the house on another website, that is the old advert. because of this reason and more we need a responsible person (With good credit) 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.

Attn : The rent are including the Utilities are intact such as Dishwasher,Dryer, Electric Stove, Fridge, Washer,Air Condition,Sewage,Trash,all included in the monthly rent,as i am in a governmental programmer that sponsors my utilities on monthly basis etc.Please note that, we are a kind and honest family,that spent a lot on property that is available for rent, so in one accord,we are soliciting for your absolute maintenance of this house and want you to treat it as your own.We want you to keep it tidy all the time so that we shall be glad to see it whenever we are around on a visit.

Here is the Property Description

Available Now!!!
Bedrooms:3 Bedrooms
Bathrooms:2 Bathroom
Square Footage:1,879 (Approx.)

Security Deposit :$800 (Refundable)
Monthly Rent : $800 (utilities included)


Pets Policy : Well Trained Pets are Allowed

Address of the house: (200 Brook Ct, Niceville, FL 32578)
Lease Term : As long as you wished

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

RENTAL APPLICATION FORM
By leonyeny,  Mon Sep 16 2013, 08:27
Crazy!!!...Here's the one I got...


Hello ,



Thank you very much for the reply and interest in my home. I am the owner of the

home you are making inquiry of. Actually I resided in the home with my wife before

and presently we had packed out of the home due to my recent transfer from our

company and now situated in the united kingdom.I am a welder under ship building,I

worked with Nassco ship building Company,but I have a job appointment with BVT

Surface Fleet Limited you can view our site at http://www.baesystems.com . And presently we

want to give out our house for rent to a clean and tidy person.



Our home is available now for rent at $1350 with a security deposit of $1350 including

all the Utilities like electricity,washer, internet connection etc. I want to

let you know that money is not our problem but what we are looking for is absolute

care of the home when you pack into the home. We are looking out for someone that

can always keep the home clean and tidy.So please I want you to stand on the

agreement you will make with us.
We are kind and honest people,we don't like disappointing people and we don't want

anyone to disappoint me.We spent a lot on our house that we want to give to you for

rent.It is very close to Parks and Shopping.Pets are allowed.




What really happened is this, we are not giving the home out for rent just because

of money but because of our recent work to UK.So we will solicit for your absolute

maintenance of our house. We want you to treat it as yours when you move in, I hope

this is very clear to you? I want you to keep it tidy all the time so that we will

be glad to see it neat and clean whenever we visit the country.



I want to let you know that there is no one there in the state to show you the

inside of the house as the keys and all documents of the house are here with us and

we shall get it shipped to you via FEDEX or DHL Courier Service as soon as you are

ready to move in.


You can go check out the house and the neighborhood from the outside and get back to

me if you really like it for more information.I will also send some of the pictures

to you in my next email.The physical address is 14422 Ithica Dr , Eastvale, CA 92880.



Below are the final question that you must answer to qualify for the rent of our

house.



TENANT RENT APPLICATION


FIRST NAME: __________________
MIDDLE NAME: __________________
LAST NAME: __________________
PROFESSION: ________________
PHONE (____) __________ (CELL)
PHONE (____) __________ (WORK)
PHONE (____) __________ (HOME)
MARITAL STATUS: _________
KIDS _____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY ________
PRESENT ADDRESS: ___________________________
CITY: _______________
STATE: ______________
ZIPCODE: ____________
HOW LONG? ___________IF RENTING
WHY ARE YOU LEAVING? ______________________________
______________________________ ___________
CURRENT RENT: _______
PREVIOUS ADDRESS: ___________________________
CITY: ________________
STATE: _______________
ZIP CODE: _____________
HOW LONG? ____________ IF RENTING,HOUSE.
WHY DID YOU LEAVE?
______________________________ ______________________________ ___________
PREVIOUS RENT: _______
IF THIS HOUSE IS BEING GIVEN TO YOU,
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING? ____________
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN? ______________
PERSONAL REFERENCES
(LIST 3 PERSONS, OTHER THAN YOUR RELATIVES, THAT WE CAN CONTACT TO
VERIFY YOUR CHARACTER.)
FIRST PERSON
FIRST NAME: _______________
MIDDLE NAME: ______________
LAST NAME: ________________
RELATIONSHIP______________
PHONE (___) ________________
SECOND PERSON
FIRST NAME: _______________
MIDDLE NAME: ______________
LAST NAME: ________________
RELATIONSHIP______________
PHONE (___) ________________
THIRD PERSON
FIRST NAME: _______________
MIDDLE NAME: ______________
LAST NAME: ________________
RELATIONSHIP______________
PHONE (___)________________
EMERGENCY
(IN AN EMERGENCY, LIST 2 PERSONS THAT CAN BE CONTACTED STARTING WITH
NEAREST RELATIVES)



So i solicit for your absolute maintenance of our house. We want you to treat it as

yours when you move in, I hope this is very clear to you? It's not all about the

money but I want you to keep it tidy all the time so that we will be glad to see it

neat and clean when ever we visit the country. You can stay in the house as long as

you wish because we already own another house here in UK and will buy a house in USA

before we return.I also want you to let me have trust in you as I always stand on my

words. You can email me back for further discussion .



Thanks and God bless you.

Best Regards
By Erika Wolfe,  Tue Sep 17 2013, 18:30
Renters beware! There is a person going by the names of Billy Briggs and William Hughes that has dozens of listings on Trulia that are not his. The phone number that contacted me is 469-726-9288 and the email is mymistery.hoffan000@gmail.com This person said they were traveling in Alabama, but googling the phone number revealed properties all over the US that "belong" to this person. He tried to get me to send the security deposit, but upon further research on Zillow revealed the property had been rented already, but by a professional rental company.
By Unspecified,  Thu Sep 19 2013, 08:53
ALSO BEWARE OF A GREGORY NEWMAN WHO USES THE STORY THAT HE IS IN FLORIDA DOING "THE LORD'S WORK". THE PHONE NUMBER HE GAVE ME IS 863-226-3764. HE CLAIMED TO BE THE OWNER OF A HOME THAT IS ACTUALLY LISTED FOR SALE ON TRULIA. I CONTACTED THE REAL ESTATE AGENCY LISTED ON TRULIA TO VERIFY IF HE WAS INDEED THE OWNER AND OF COURSE, HE WAS NOT. DO YOUR RESEARCH. GOOD LUCK PEOPLE!
By Thiago,  Thu Sep 19 2013, 14:43
The user Reverend Greg Briggs is also a scam.
This listing: http://www.trulia.com/rental/3131964732-564-Channing-Ave-Palo-Alto-CA-94301
is on his name (this listing is in other websites as well).
And you can see all these others have the same text and phone number:

http://goo.gl/Wrf5Es
http://goo.gl/eKDNju
http://goo.gl/13DQ9Y
http://goo.gl/QI5Ic3
http://goo.gl/2APLWZ

These are cached version of the pages on Google.
I exchanged some emails with this user already, and I identified it was a scam since the beginning. They all write in the same way and have the same excuses.
Be careful, people.
By mstynag,  Wed Sep 25 2013, 08:06
I found a home for rent on Trulia today and inquired about it. The first flag is that the number listed to call regarding the home is wrong I then sent a email regarding the home and this is what I got.


Hello,
Thank you for your email and interest in my house. I own the house and renting it out myself. I moved out to Greensboro, NC due to my transfer.The house is available for rent for $700 and a deposit of $700 (Utilities are included in the rent).
I was transferred to Greensboro, NC for a new project. Am an Architect. The house is in a perfect condition and ready for move in as soon as possible.Unfortunately, I would not be present in person to show you the property due to my recent job transfer to Greensboro, NC, and I do not have a local representative to show the house due to my transfer so if you are interested in renting the property and willing to work with me despite my absence then I would email the necessary papers for the lease to you, for necessary endorsement. The house was formally for sale but now for rent.

I also want to tell you that the neighborhood is secured and the people staying there are good.

PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
Full Name__________________________
Home Phone ( )________________________
Cell Phone ( ) ___________________
Date of Birth_________________________
Current Address_______________________
City____________State______ Zip______
Reasons for Leaving____________________________Rent $________
Are you married_______________________
How many people will be living in the house___________
Do you smoke____________
Do you have a pet___________________________
Do you have a car___________________________
Occupation____________________ ________
Move In Date__________________________ __
How soon can you make the deposit and first month rent_____________
How soon do you want to receive the keys and the document______

If you really interested, fill out the application and get back to me so we can proceed. You can call or text on the number below.



God Bless.
6783228107


After filling out the information I began to get text messages regarding the home and the deposit she wants me to wire $700.
Hello,
I just wanted to let you know that you and your family have been accepted to rent our house. The move in cost is the Security Deposit of $700 and first month's rent . The rent is $700 and now that you have stated that you are really interested in the house, it is okay by us because you seem to be more eligible among our applicants that is why we are considering your interest and hope you are definitely going to take good care of the house which is our main concern.
As soon as the deposit payment has been made, i will be sending the following to you asap

The postal package will contain the following documents and items;
1) House Entrance keys and the rooms Keys
2) House Rental form(Containing your reference details)
3) The house documentary file
4) Deposit Receipt .
5) Full address and description of the house.
6) Lease Agreement Form.
7) Payment Receipt


The house vital informative papers and keys will be delivered to your present address 24 hrs after the payment is made. I will provide you with the payment information as soon as i hear from you. Please give me a call or mail me so we can proceed.

Thank you.

to Receiver's Name:Mavis Garner Receiver's Address 5 Pepper Hill Ct
City: Greensboro NC 27407. This whole thing is suspicious to me and she is rather demanding for the deposit to be made immediatedly. thought I would share
By Vicki Peterson,  Thu Sep 26 2013, 07:53
It looks like the scammers are focusing on the Loveland, CO area as there are many displaced homeowners and renters due to the floods. I was just approved this morning for a rental. All I had to do was wire money and the keys and rental agreement would be sent via FedEx. Sigh....so sad.
By BEthridge1,  Thu Sep 26 2013, 13:40
@mstynag I was scammed by the same person/number/email/house!!! Ugh! I'm so glad I realized! I told them I would be writing a letter to the home owner letter them know what was going on and I stopped getting text!
By Dan Pettinato,  Mon Sep 30 2013, 12:51
On Sun, Sep 29, 2013 at 4:25 PM, mavis garner wrote:
Hello,
Thank you for your email and interest in my house. I own the house and renting it out myself. I moved out to Greensboro, NC due to my transfer.The house is available for rent for $700 and a deposit of $700 (Utilities are included in the rent).
I was transferred to Greensboro, NC for a new project. Am an Architect. The house is in a perfect condition and ready for move in as soon as possible.Unfortunately, I would not be present in person to show you the property due to my recent job transfer to Greensboro, NC, and I do not have a local representative to show the house due to my transfer so if you are interested in renting the property and willing to work with me despite my absence then I would email the necessary papers for the lease to you, for necessary endorsement. The house was formally for sale but now for rent.

I also want to tell you that the neighborhood is secured and the people staying there are good.

PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
Full Name__________________________
Home Phone ( )________________________
Cell Phone ( ) ___________________
Date of Birth_________________________
Current Address_______________________
City____________State______ Zip______
Reasons for Leaving____________________________Rent $________
Are you married_______________________
How many people will be living in the house___________
Do you smoke____________
Do you have a pet___________________________
Do you have a car___________________________
Occupation____________________ ________
Move In Date__________________________ __
How soon can you make the deposit and first month rent_____________
How soon do you want to receive the keys and the document______

If you really interested, fill out the application and get back to me so we can proceed. You can call or text on the number below.



God Bless.
6783228107

Hello, I just drove to the house and walked around the backyard. There was a for sale sign in the front yard. Can I call that real estate agent and have him show me the inside? I want to do this exchange of move in fee and key and lease for the first of October which is tomorrow. Is that possible?


On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 5:38 AM, mavis garner wrote:
Hello,
I just wanted to let you know that you and your family have been accepted to rent our house. The move in cost is the Security Deposit of $700 and first month's rent . The rent is $700 and now that you have stated that you are really interested in the house, it is okay by us because you seem to be more eligible among our applicants that is why we are considering your interest and hope you are definitely going to take good care of the house which is our main concern.
As soon as the deposit payment and the first month rent has been made, i will be sending the following to you asap. Upon acceptance of your application, we will need a holding deposit in order not to accept any more applications.

The postal package will contain the following documents and items;
1) House Entrance keys and the rooms Keys
2) House Rental form(Containing your reference details)
3) The house documentary file
4) Deposit Receipt .
5) Full address and description of the house.
6) Lease Agreement Form.
7) Payment Receipt


The house vital informative papers and keys will be delivered to your present address 24 hrs after the payment is made. I will provide you with the payment information as soon as i hear from you. Please give me a call or email me so we can proceed.
mavis garner
2:01 PM (1 hour ago)

to me
The payment will be made via money gram at walmart close to you. As soon as you make the payment you will text me the reference number. Below is the payment information.

RECEIVER'S NAME:- Mavis Garner
RECEIVERS ADDRESS:-5 Pepper Hill Ct
City :Greensboro
State :-NC
ZIP CODE:- 27407
COUNTRY:- U.S.A.Thank you.
By Dan Pettinato,  Mon Sep 30 2013, 12:53
mavis garner
2:01 PM (1 hour ago)

to me
The payment will be made via money gram at walmart close to you. As soon as you make the payment you will text me the reference number. Below is the payment information.

RECEIVER'S NAME:- Mavis Garner
RECEIVERS ADDRESS:-5 Pepper Hill Ct
City :Greensboro
State :-NC
ZIP CODE:- 27407
COUNTRY:- U.S.A.
By Dan Pettinato,  Mon Sep 30 2013, 12:57
(678)-322-8107. Mavis Garner. SCAM the house was supposed to be empty. I rang the doorbell, a lady answered and said she owns the house and its a scam.
By almabree,  Tue Oct 1 2013, 12:14
I submitted and inquiry on the home at 11551 james Richard dr in Charlotte and I know the area pretty well so I knew it was a scam when i saw the asking price of $900 per month and then the person emailing me asked me to wire via westren union $1400 to cover the first month's rent and security deposit and he has the hosue listed on several different sights asking for the same rental fee. it is horrible the things people will do! So Buyer beware this person says his name is James Mccoy and his work has transferred him to West Africa and once he accepts my deposit then he'll send me the keys through DHL Courier service and he also added that he was a God fearing person i'm sure several other con artist are God fearing!
By Aedan,  Tue Oct 1 2013, 15:51
Hakki Fawaz
Sep 28


Greetings!

Thanks for your email.. The house is still available. I decided to rent the house because we are going to spend more time here in Richmond VA 23234, about 4 years.. Let me start by introducing myself.I must confess that I am very new in this landlord business..However, My name are Rev Philip B Glenn. I and my family own the house, the house was a gift to me and my family by a member that i prayed for and he bought us the house as a gift, and now i have been transfer to Richmond VA 23234, to work in a branch, We spent less time in the States so we could not get a hold on any Realtor to handle this rent issue, although it was when We knew how long we are going to stay in Richmond VA 23234 that We decided to rent out the house. However, the initial plan was to sale out the house. which we tried, but sometimes the agents inflates the prize and it takes longer to sell. The utilities are included in the rent, 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.

Information about the house below:

3bedrooms and 2baths
Address: 1517 Via Tulipan, San Clemente, CA 92673
Terms and conditions:
Monthly rental payment:$1500
utilities included
Refundable Security deposit:$800
min rental: 1 month
maximum rental: 6 year + or more.

PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
RENT APPLICATION FORM

FIRST NAME:__________________
MIDDLE NAME:_________________ ?
LAST NAME:__________________ ?
PROFESSION:________________ ?
(CELL) PHONE (____)__________
(WORK) PHONE (____)__________ ?
(HOME) PHONE (____)__________ ?
KIDS_____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY________
PRESENT ADDRESS:_____________________ ?
CITY:_______________ ?
STATE:______________ ?
ZIP CODE:____________ ?
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN?______________ ?
IF YOU HAVE A PET,
NAME OF PET:_____________ ?
KIND OF PETS:_____________ ?
.........................................................
Comment
.........................................................

TAKE NOTE: YOU CAN ONLY DRIVE BY AND SEE MY PLACE FROM THE OUTSIDE, BUT IF DRIVE BY THE HOME YOU MAY SEE A SIGN THERE, YOU HAVE NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT IT BELONGS TO OUR PREVIOUS AGENT SO YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT AND DON'T HAVE TO CALL THEM BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE HOME ANYMORE! IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN RENTING GET THE APPLICATION FORM FILLED OUT AND SEND IT BACK TO ME YOU CAN ALSO CONTACT ME @ (760) 469-9216 ALSO TEXT

Remain Blessed.
Rev.Philip B Glenn.
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By Leah,  Sun Oct 6 2013, 18:59
well this just happened to me. I am just glad i didnt send them any money. I politely told them i found another place. i didnt give them any finanical information. and i do have life lock so if they try anything i will be notified.
Is there anything that Trulia can do to keep this from happening to someone else?
By Didi Depirro,  Mon Oct 7 2013, 09:11
I received this today:

-----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Roth [mailto:hellismund75@gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, October 07, 2013 11:38 AM
> To:
> Subject: 13542 Isla Vista Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32224
>
> Hello,
>
> My name is Christopher Roth,I'm a project manager in civil
> engineering.I just moved in Manila,Philippines because my company has
> won an auction for a big construction project. I'll stay here for the
> next 3-4 years or more so I won't come back. I'm looking for someone
> to live in my property from there.
>
> I will tell you from the beginning that I don't have a problem if you
> are a student or if you would like to keep pets there, as long as you
> clean up after them.The minimum lease is available for Long and also
> Short Term Lease, very important, the utilities are included in the price per month.
>
> Details:
> Rent: $1,200 (Monthly)
> Damages Deposit: $1,200
> Date Available: Asap
> Address: 13542 Isla Vista Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32224
> Bedrooms: 3
> Bathrooms: 2
>
> Amenities in the property:
> Appliances: Electric Stove, Fridge,/Interior: Air
> Conditioning,Microwave,Balcony, Deck, Patio or Porch,Over sized
> Closets,Internet Cable Access Ready,Washer & Dryer
> Connections,Furnished Hardwood Floor,Ceiling Fan(s),
> Parking,Dishwasher,(gas),and Snow removal.(Hydro is extra),Extra Storage Area, Fireplace.Tenant Criteria:
> Smoking Outside, Pets allowed....
>
> NOTE : I'm 50 years old and as I told you, I'm a project manager and
> my job even if is paid very well, requires that I move a lot and without notice.
> You can move in the property in the same day that you will receive the
> keys.The only problem is that I'm already in Manila,Philippines
> because we started the work, but you don't need to worry because I've
> made all arrangements to rent the property from here.i would like to
> know a little something about you.don't be offended but i must know to
> who i will rent my property.kindly get back to me with the Below information..
>
>
> *****RENTAL APPLICATION FORM****
> ( Private and Confidential )
>
> Fill below information correctly...
>
> FIRST NAME:__________
> MIDDLE NAME:__________
> LAST NAME:__________
> (CELL)PHONE__________
> (property)PHONE__________
> KIDS _____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY ________
>
> PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________
> CITY: _______________
> STATE:______________
> ZIP CODE: ____________
> WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN? ______________ HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND
> STAYING?
> ____________ HOW MANY MONTH RENT ARE YOU WILLING TO PAY
> UPFRONT_________
>
> DO YOU HAVE PET _________
> KIND OF PETS: _____________
>
> HABITS
> DO YOU SMOKE ______________
> DO YOU DRINK ______________
> DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT _________
>
> REFERENCE
> NAME_____________
> ADDRESS_____________
>
> Get back to me as soon as you fill the application form, I can
> guarantee you that this is a great property so looking forward to a
> future collaboration and friendship.
>
> Cheers.
>
By Didi Depirro,  Mon Oct 7 2013, 09:12
And I received this one last week:

Hi,

Thanks for getting back to me about my home 11121 Wingate Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32218. Security deposit $1200 and the month rent is $1000, my home is available for rent and ready to move in,i wanted to sell my home but with the advice of my wife i decided to rent it out and we are looking for a God fearing family that could take our home as their own.I must let you know that the utilities are include with the month rent and the reason why we are not asking for too much was because we want any person or family moving into our home should take absolute care of the utilities and see that the whole house is kept clean and neat.If we see how good you are taking care of our home,we can extend your stay in our home and probably pay you visit once in every three month to ensure that we maintain a good relationship with you and the rest.If i see how good you are maintaining the house, I can extend you staying as long as you can stay.Before we left, we try to search for a God fearing and reputable agent who can take good care of the house but we couldn't get any honest agent . all agent we came across are not honest and they are ripper, The first agent we put our house in care almost get us in trouble by renting out my house to many applicant but thanks to God we have settled the issue, currently i have order them to remove their For sale sign board away from my house , i am sure they most have done that but in case they have not remove it, dont contact them for any reason, You can reach agreement with me owner , because of the issue i experience with those dishonest agent We decide to left with the key,remote and the papers.

Note: You can drive by the house for now to see the outside since i and every member of my family are out of town due to my missionary work and as soon as you have the keys and documents with you, then you can view the interior. Await your prompt reply so that we can discuss on the rental terms and agreement, please we are renting the house to you base on5 trust and again i will want you to stick to your words. So please do not let us down in maintaining this our property and God bless you more as you do this.I'll be looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file incase of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you. The Lord Almighty has been good to me, I am paying him back with my missionary call. I could let you remain in the house till I come back if you are a good tenant.

As you can see we are not around to show you our home but all is in place to allow you move in at your own convenient time,I will be sending you the entrance keys and the duplicated copy of the house document for you to go through,If all arrangement is made promptly.I will send you a rental application form as soon as you get back to me through email.I am currently in Pocatello, IDAHO due to my job i have to move with my family.

Sheryl L Reese
By Brad Edwards,  Tue Oct 8 2013, 18:31
I could only wish.
Sound familiar? The use of religious overtones is disturbing.
Google the too good to be trues ASAP everybody.

Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2013 14:16:53 -0700
From: catherinevu819@yahoo.com
Subject: Re: New message for 7962 Camino Alvaro, Carlsbad

Hello,
God bless you for your interest in my beautiful House,3bedroom, 3Bathroom, 1,000sqft . Yes, the house is still available for rent. I am renting this house to a responsible and neat person or family who has the fear of God and treat my house as his or her own.Presently I and my wife are working for GHI ( Global Health Initiative ). GHI seeks to achieve significant health improvements and foster sustainable effective, efficient and country-led public health programs that deliver essential health care.
Here is GHI Web address:-http://www.ghi.gov
Our mission is to ensure the continuation of life,also to improve the lives of women and their families. we move from one place to the other affecting peoples lives and communities. So my organisation gave us transfer to Western Region in Africa (Nigeria) and we will be away for 5years or more and this is why we are actually renting out our house,Hope you are okay with the price of $600/month (utilities included) and $800 for security deposit(SECURITY DEPOSIT IS REFUNDABLE).If you notice, you will discover that the price we are offering the house is far below standard price, this is enough for you to know that we are not after the rental fee but the absolute care for the property. I am a man Of God that always keeps to his words and i can never tarnish my image just because of vain lively things that is vanity. PETS ARE WELCOME!

NOTE: I want you to go check the house exterior and you can check the inside through the window because the house is lock due to security reason and get back to me with your decision in renting my house,So i can forward you the rental application form.Here is the address of the house :(7962 Camino Alvaro, Carlsbad CA, 92009).

Await your reply
Thanks

Catherine Vu
By Amber,  Thu Oct 17 2013, 15:58
Beware of this email address......stevenw.mollison89@yahoo.com Total scam in Virginia Beach
By Maureen Wright,  Sun Oct 20 2013, 22:55
This man's name is Gabriel Alves and he is representing himself as the owner of an apt at 990 Green Street, San Francisco, CA 94134. His email address is: Gabriel Alves I found this listing on your website. You will want to delete it. He says it is a 2 bdrm/2bath apt for $4100 and he wants me to send a money transfer via Western Union so he can then send me the keys to "see" this place. The phony contract is listed below in this email.


Hi,

You must find a Western Union office and send the payment to the agent listed in your invoice. After you will do that , you must send the payment confirmation to Realtor.
As soon I will have the notice from Realtor, I`ll start delivery and you will receive a package with the keys and the lease contract.

Please let me know if you have other questions.

Thanks


On Sun, Oct 20, 2013 at 9:36 PM, Maureen Wright wrote:
I just received this. And the property listed is:
2 Bedrooms ,2 Bathrooms , 218 E 14th Street, New York, NY 10003 , United States

I am interested in your property at 990 Green Street, San Francisco, CA 94109.

Can you help me???

I will fill it out and return it ASAP with a check for $1400 (is that the correct amount....
Make the payment using money transfer to our Realtor.com Agent name listed below and send the total amount of $1.400,00

This is an entirely new to me process.....and it's a weekend....so it may take a little longer to get everything processed. Can I just send them a check? A money transfer takes a longer? However, I will do whatever you wish.


Can you kindly let me know how to proceed with the correct address....and I will work on this immediately..

Thanks so much,


On Oct 20, 2013, at 3:19 AM, Realtor wrote:


Invoice ID #KMM12907183I15977L0HG - Pending

Congratulations on your tenancy approval. Realtor.com enables any business or consumer with an email address to securely and cost-effectively send and receive payments online in real-time! The Tenant checks the property before authorizing the payment, and allows the Landlord to use a safe way of accepting payment by money orders!

About Company

Realtor.com reduces risks associated with Internet transactions by acting as a licensed neutral third party for online transactions. The package will remain in our custody until the prospective tenant will send the payment through a Money Order Service. After verifying the funds, Realtor.com is ready to deliver the parcel to the designated address.

You are receiving this e-mail because you are involved in a rental process, your landlord requested to use Realtor.com. Realtor.com offers a set of services that build protection into every step of the rental process. The Realtor.com Service is your safety net in the rare occasion that something goes wrong.

The Realtor.com process relies on email as a way to keep the prospective tenant and landlord informed at all steps of the process. Please ensure you check your email at least once a day if you are involved in a rental process.
*****************************************************************


1. Prospective Tenant and landlord agree to use Realtor.com. Landlord starts the process.
2. The prospective Tenant pays Realtor.com a security deposit. Realtor.com holds this money until the keys and contract are received by the prospective Tenant.
3. We deliver the keys and signed contract using an approved courier and we will also provide a tracking number so you can track the package.
4. The prospective Tenant receives, signs for the package and inspects the property in question.
5. Realtor.com pay the landlord - rental process completed.
*****************************************************************
Invoice ID: #KMM12907183I15977L0HG
Transaction Date: October 20, 2013
Payment Deadline: October 23, 2013

Home Owner's Details:

Full Name
Gabriel Alves
Address
V. Mignosi 21
City
Rome
Postal Code
00138
Country
Italy


Prospective Tenant's Details:

Full name
Maureen Wright
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By Caterine,  Wed Oct 23 2013, 13:07
I suspect this is one of the scam too!

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From: Arthur Welch
Date: 09/27/2013 8:12 AM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: Re: New message for 1920 Elm St #12, Alhambra


Thanks for your email and interest in renting my Apartment..I am the
owner of the Apartment you are making inquiry of…Actually I resided in
the Apartment with my family,Presently my Apartment is still available
for rent, (rental ready includes utilities)More so Now,My family and i
are currently in the (Nigeria) for an international Christian
Followers crusade..Please i want you to note that i spent a lot on my
property that i want to give to you for rent,so i will solicit for
your absolute maintenance of this Apartment and want you to treat it
as your own, It is not the money that is the main problem but i want
you to keep it tidy at all time so that i will be glad to see it in a
perfect condition when i come for a check up.I also want you to let me
have trust in you as i always stand on my word.My wife and i bought
the Apartment when we got married.When we left the state I had a
thought of selling the Apartment so I have to look for an agent, after
getting one,we got a deal but later my wife advised against that.I saw
senses in her advice and i accepted her advise,So I contacted the
agent back and requested for my keys and documents.So we Later decided
to have the Apartment rent 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 rent for rent.We
also woulason along with him upon their renting of my Apartment.
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 Apartment
is located at 1920 Elm St,Alhambra, CA 91803

The rent is:800
Security Deposit:$500
Pets Allowed:All Pets
Availability: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:__________?
(CELL)PHONE__________?
(WORK)PHONE__________?
(HOME)PHONE__________?
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE LIVING IN THE Apartment________
PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________?
CITY: _______________?
STATE:______________?
ZIP CODE: ____________?
HOW LONG? ___________IF RENTING
WHY ARE YOU LEAVING__________?
IF THIS Apartment IS BEING GIVEN TO YOU,
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING ____________?
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN______________?
MONTHLY INCOME
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 RECEIVE THE KEYS AND DOCUMENT____?
HOW SOON CAN YOU MAKE THE DEPOSIT PAYMENT____?
PICTURE OF OCCUPANT______?

NOTE:You may drive by anytime to view the Apartment from the outside
and living environment of the Apartment as you won't be able to
inspect the Interior of the Apartment because i have the keys/document
of the Apartment with me. It is located in a cool, quiet and safe
neighborhood.Looking Forward to read back from you with the rental
application form so we can proceed.

Regards.
By Gooser1963,  Fri Oct 25 2013, 14:00
I had one person in Victoria Texas that was a missionary in Africa named Rebecca Catching and another was a woman named Diana Montoya also claiming she was a missionary but was trying to get money for a house in Pearland Texas. I'm sure there's more out there so there's my heads up.
By Leslie Cunnea,  Mon Oct 28 2013, 10:53
scammer listing and also has one listed on Garnett.

http://www.trulia.com/rental/3135902063-1220-Main-St-Evanston-IL-60202
By Lauradaly,  Sat Nov 2 2013, 13:26
1207 NE 84 St Miami is listed...it does not exist.
By knoll1527,  Sun Nov 3 2013, 08:49
yep...and let me add another. this is from this morning. (note the TERRIBLE grammar, lack of proper punctuation, and that "nancy" is talking about her wife...)

Thanks for your great interested in renting my property, i'm very much happy to hear from you,but all i want is Serious Person that really want to rent my house and who has good heart to take very much good care of my property and always keep it clean and neat as it appear as you move there, and i have made my mind to put my property for sale, but my loving wife advice me to keep it for future purpose, that's why we change our mind to rent it out to a great family who is going to
take good care of it, and we need good person with good heart. My house is available and it ready to move in at any convenience..get back to me with your cell number

The rent is $1200 and security deposit is $1000 and the 816 Jack London Dr, Santa Rosa, CA pets are allowed, rent include all the utilities in the house. Currently am out of town to TN, due to my job and it takes up to years to be back in town, while You can drive by my home and view the exterior part of my home and it environment yourself and get back to me asap ,drive by and get back to me so we can proceed for the rental plan and here is
my home address below

Home address :816 Jack London Dr, Santa Rosa, CA

Thanks for your Co-operation
Nancy H Dupont

btw...anyone allowing pets without deposit AND offering to pay utilities should ALWAYS be a red flag!
By Sylma,  Thu Nov 7 2013, 18:31
Be aware of this stinky one: This is his email address.

Alex Perkins ;
By Sylma,  Thu Nov 7 2013, 18:33
The stinky one again, alexperkins90@gmail.com (look at his story below)

My name is Alex Perkins am on the missionary assignment here with me
and my family I just relocated to (ALABAMA )because my company has won
an auction for a big construction project. I'll stay here for the next
4 years or more so I won't come back soon. I'm looking for someone to
live in my House from there.I will tell you from the beginning that I
don't have a problem if you are a student or if you would like to keep
pets there, as long as you clean up after them. The minimum lease is
available for Long and also Short Term Lease, very important, the
utilities are included in the price per month.


Details:
House Address:1140 Tangerine Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Rent: $1,500 Monthly)
Damages fee: $1,000
Date Available: Asap
Bedrooms:4
Bathrooms:2

Amenities in the House:Appliances: Electric Stove, Fridge,/Interior:
Air Conditioning,Microwave,Balcony, Deck, Patio or Porch,Over sized
Closets,Internet Cable Access Ready,Washer & Dryer nnections,Furnished
Hardwood Floor,Ceiling Fan (s),Parking,Dishwasher,(gas).(Hydro is
extra),Extra Storage Area,Fireplace.Tenant Criteria: Smoking Outside,
Pets allowed....NOTE : I'm 50 years old and as I told you, I'm a
project manager and my job even if is paid very well, requires that I
move a lot and without notice. You can move in the House in the same
day that you will receive the keys. The only problem is that I'm
already in (ALABAMA) because we started the work, but you don't need
to worry because I've made all arrangements to rent the House from
here. i would like to know a little something about you. Don't be
offended but i must know to who i will rent my House. Kindly get back
to me with the Below information..


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


Fill below information correctly...

FIRST NAME:__________
MIDDLE NAME:__________
LAST NAME:__________
(CELL)PHONE__________
(House)PHONE__________
KIDS _____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY ________

PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________
CITY: _______________
STATE:______________
ZIP CODE: ____________
HOW OLD ARE YOU? ______________
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN? ______________
CURRENT RENT PAYMENT? ______________
REASON FOR MOVING OUT? ______________
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE LIVING IN THE HOUSE? ______________
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING? ____________
HOW MANY MONTH RENT ARE YOU WILLING TO PAY UPFRONT_________

DO YOU HAVE PET _________
KIND OF PETS: _____________

HABITS
DO YOU SMOKE ______________
DO YOU DRINK ______________
DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT _________

REFERENCE
NAME_____________
ADDRESS_____________

Get back to me as soon as you fill the application form, I can
guarantee you that this is a great House so looking

forward to a future collaboration and friendship.Cheers

pls feel free to contact Alex by text info (256) 701-4792
By Marilou Carriedo,  Sun Nov 10 2013, 09:42
OMG, I just got SCAMMED!!! Briefly scanning to ALL the posted comments, mine is identical w/a few differences in their stories & application form. Unfortunately, I emailed them back the required information they were requesting SANS any financial information about me, other than I would agree to pay the $1200 after viewing the unit. WOW!!! I never thought it would happen to me. How do we report these "FU*%@& BA#$%^&*??????
By Adam Butler,  Wed Nov 13 2013, 08:14
Hello,

I receive your mail indicating your interest in my home for rent and i hope you are serious about this. Please let me know when you are ready to move in and also indicate if you can take good care of my home cos i made up my mind to sell the house until my lovely wife advised that we keep it for future purpose. right now we are renting and not selling but we would like to leave it into a good hand. I want my property to be well taken good care of, and there are some rules and regulation in which I do give out to tenant who are willing to rent my house so please don't disrespect my order but if you are still capable of renting my house the rules and regulation goes this way, You must keep my house clean including the surrounding, you must know the way in which you use the stove so as to avoid fire outbreak, you must not disturb the neighbor. I decided to rent out the property due to our transfer to (Gadsden, AL) on a Missionary Work by my church here, so we are renting it out since we need someone to take good care of the property on our absent. Don't be surprise if you find the home with another site and deference price, I have plan to rent it through Real estate before, but they are not serious simply because they have a lot of house to lease out and they added some money to the rent while there commission is not fair. Have this in mind you must know the kind of person that I'm nevertheless I am giving you this rules because of what corresponded between me and my last tenant. the keys and documents are with us here in Gadsden, AL... So I will need to ship them to you before you can occupy the house But you can drive by the house anytime to take a look at the area and surrounding, You can also peek through the windows if you don't mind. For now we are looking for 4 or 5 years lease or rather lets us know how long you wish to stay.

Attn : The rent are including the Utilities are intact such as Dishwasher,Dryer, Electric Stove, Fridge, Washer,Air Condition,Sewage,Trash,all included in the monthly rent,as i am in a governmental programmer that sponsors my utilities on monthly basis etc.

Please note that, we are a kind and honest family,that spent a lot on property that is available for rent, so in one accord,we are soliciting for your absolute maintenance of this house and want you to treat it as your own. We want you to keep it tidy all the time so that we shall be glad to see it whenever we are around on a visit.

House Address : (9830 28th Ave SE, Everett, WA 98208)

=============================
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION...........

Number of Bedrooms:4
Pets are welcome!!!
Rent: $900
Refundable security Deposit: $700

If you are really interested in renting my home then answer the rental application questions below.

Name (First name/ Middle name/Surname ) : __________?
Phone numbers (home,cell and office line ) # :__________?
Marital Status:__________?
How many proposed occupants :__________?
List all in addition to yourself including approx age :__________?
Present Address :__________?
Will you have pets :__________?
Please describe Breed, size :__________?
Personality of pet :__________?
Preferred move in date :__________?
Intended length of lease:__________?
Do you agree to pay the payment before you move in:__________?
If you are ask to make a down payment to secure the house and take it off market today, How much will you be able to pay:__________?
Length of previous tenancy :__________?
Present occupation :__________?
Are you a section 8 applicant
Do you work late night :__________?
Do you smoke :__________?
Do you drink :__________?

Thanks and God bless you.
Regard,
Mr & Mrs Wilson.
By Lleyna,  Wed Nov 13 2013, 14:13
I've came across a few of the scams ... On one the guy told me that a 3 bedroom 2 baths house was renting out for 995 Yeah right lol anyways he had told that he was in Africa and to send him the money psssshhhh no way I called the real estate agency and of course they told me it was a scam haha
By nsteptoe1212,  Mon Nov 18 2013, 07:13
I was in contact with someone via text message and they tried to get me to wire them the deposit for a rental. Once my husband went to view the property, it was then that we realized that it was a scam. If you are asked to contact someone with a 469 number or 424-225-1867 named Mr. Milliken beware. He will probably change this number because I informed him that he and his information had been turned in to the authorizes. Once I told him that I never heard back from him. My husband and I were lucky not to have been so eager to send the money. Please pass this information along. I hope it helps someone.
By nsteptoe1212,  Mon Nov 18 2013, 07:18
I was in contact with someone via text message and they tried to get me to wire them the deposit for a rental. Once my husband went to view the property, it was then that we realized that it was a scam. If you are asked to contact someone with a 469 number or 424-225-1867 named Mr. Milliken beware. He will probably change this number because I informed him that he and his information had been turned in to the authorizes. Once I told him that I never heard back from him. My husband and I were lucky not to have been so eager to send the money. Please pass this information along. I hope it helps someone. FYI this was for the property listed on Ridgepoint Dr. in Pearland, TX. I spoke with the owner he clearly told me that that was a scam. Thank God that we investigated the information before we just sent out our money to them.
By Amanda,  Mon Nov 25 2013, 12:08
I also had an email back and call from someone from West Africa! I had called the property management that the house was actually being rented from. To tell them about this. Here in Bozeman, MT. And I called local law enforcement to see if there was anything else I can do. This person is getting away with this all over the country! I have no idea what else to do. I did fill out the form and sent it. as well. Im just thankful I didnt send out any financial information or my social security number, etc.
By Unspecified,  Sat Nov 30 2013, 14:18
I'm pretty sure I got one here:

Email address was "nicehome23@hotmail.com" - it was for the following property: http://=www.trulia.com%2Frental%2F3139332781-49-Oak-Hill-Rd-Middletown-NY-10941" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.trulia.com/rental/3139332781-49-Oak-Hill-Rd-Middletown-NY-10941?ecampaign=con_rlt_post_lead_agent_rent_fr&eurl http://=www.trulia.com%2Frental%2F3139332781-49-Oak-Hill-Rd-Middletown-NY-10941

^ The biggest problem is that this property is $2,200 on every other listing, including ANOTHER one on Trulia... but it was only $700 in this ad. The best part was I didn't even send a real inquiry. I was just trying to inform the person listing the ad that the price was put online incorrectly. And they send me this:

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Hello

Thanks for your interest and sorry for the late response.it was due to my wife illness but i thank GOD she is getting better.I must confess that I am very very new in this landlord business..However, My name is Christopher Gregg,I own the house located at (49 Oak Hill Rd, Middletown, NY 10941).Due to my job as a missionary 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 (Abuja) that I decided to rent out the house and i will be here for (3-4 years)..How ever,the initial plan was to sale out the house which I tried, but some times the agents inflates the prize and it takes longer to sell i am telling you this in case if you find the house on another website,that is the old advert. because of this reason and more we need a responsible person (With good credit) 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 of it as if it were yours The rent is $700 and $700 for Security Deposit...Utilities such as Air Conditioner Dishwasher Walk-in Closet Refrigerator Vaulted Ceilings Washer/Dryer Cable etc are all included in the rent...

PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
1)Your Full Name______________________________
2)Your Full Address & Phone Number______________________________
3)Marital Status?___________________________________________
4)How many people will be living in the house_________________________
5)Do you have a pet______________________________
6)Do you have a car______________________________
7)Occupation______________________________
8)When will you like to move in?_____________________________
9)How long are you willing to stay in the property________________
10)When are you ready to Move In?________________
11) How many months rent can you pay upfront? Minimum ( 1month +
SECURITY DEPOSIT ) or ( 2 months + SECURITY DEPOSIT ), so which option
do you prefer ??? ________________
12)Earliest possible date of deposit?_____________
13)A picture of occupant?________________
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Rental/Lease comment:
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Please make sure this questions are fill correctly because the best way you answer with your comment will impress me the more to accept your applications.I know you would want to see the house before making any kind of rental payment , which is understandable.We can make arrangement for the keys and documentation including an Authorization letter to be shipped to you,this will give you the opportunity to view house.

Regards
Christopher Gregg.

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Obviously it's too good to be true, hence why I'm posting it here.
By Hotwaitress18,  Sun Dec 1 2013, 23:11
3bd, 1 full ba house in Newlands $600/month
550 Iris Ave Boulder, CO
CO 80304 I went to see this house last week after I talked to the owner via e-mail.This one must be a scam.The owner told me that he lives in another country.I can just drive by and take a look at the outside of the house.He told me not to go inside the house???
By jennifer.corwin78,  Mon Dec 2 2013, 07:27
Hi,
Thanks for emailing me regarding the house is still available, but presently I'm on business trip to Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia. I bid for a portion of petroleum land sometimes ago in Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia and fortunately I won, so I have to move quickly down to Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia to have my company set up. I came over here with my wife, we both bought the house when we got married. As soon as we settle down here I had a thought of selling the house, so I have to look for an agent and getting one we strike a deal but later my wife advised me on selling the house. I reasoned with her and accepted her advice. So I contacted the agent back and requested for my keys and documents. Later we decided to have the house rent out, we would have given the same agent this job also but the truth of the matter is that the agent would want to handle it professionally and the occupant may not be able to reason along with him later and more some I do not have anyone in the area I can leave the keys behind with so that is why I posted ad myself. If you notice, you will discover that the price we are offering is far below standard price and I this is enough for you to know that we are not after the rental fee but the absolute care for the property. I know there is no way i can be sure that you are the right person to live in the house because we won't be able to see physical before sending you the keys and the documents to occupy the space. The house is available for as long as you want and if you drive by the house you may see a sign there, you have nothing to worry about it belongs to my previous agent so you have absolutely nothing to worry about and you don't have to call them because they do not have access to the house anymore. Please if you are ready now to occupy the house kindly provide the information below for record purpose :

PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
Full Name__________________________
Home Phone ( ) ________________
Date of Birth__________________
Other Phone ( ) ___________________
Current Address_______________________________
Apt#________
City__________________
State______
Zip________
Reasons for Leaving____________________________
Rent $__________
Phone ( ) ____________________________
Are you married____________________________
How many people will be living in the house____________________________
Do you have a pet____________________________
Do you have a car____________________________
Occupation____________________________
Move In Date____________________________

P.S: YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO VIEW THE INTERIOR PART OF THE HOUSE BECAUSE I HAVE THE KEYS HERE WITH ME BUT I CAN SEND YOU PICTURES.
You Can Contact Me On My U Number..
Ramnik Randhawa
408-550-9650
4007 Providence Dr, Martinez, CA 94553
Best Regards
By Itslivib,  Tue Dec 3 2013, 15:59
SCAM SCAM SCAM

regmc25 @yahoo.com

Hello,
Thank you for your email and interest in my house. I own the house and renting it out myself. I moved out to Lapwai, ID due to my transfer.The house is available for rent for $700 and a deposit of $700 (Utilities are included in the rent).
I was transferred to Lapwai, ID for a new project, starting an eye clinic (Optometrist). The house is in a perfect condition and ready for move in as soon as possible.Unfortunately, I would not be present in person to show you the property due to my recent job transfer to Lapwai, ID and I do not have a local representative to show the house due to my transfer so if you are interested in renting the property and willing to work with me despite my absence then I would email the necessary papers for the lease to you, for necessary endorsement. The house was formally for sale but now for rent.

I also want to tell you that the neighborhood is secured and the people staying there are good.

PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
Full Name__________________________
Home Phone ( )________________________
Cell Phone ( ) ___________________
Date of Birth_________________________
Current Address_______________________
City____________State______ Zip______
Reasons for Leaving____________________________Rent $________
Are you married_______________________
How many people will be living in the house___________
Do you smoke____________
Do you have a pet___________________________
Do you have a car___________________________
Occupation____________________ ________
Move In Date__________________________ __
How soon can you make the deposit and first month rent_____________
How soon do you want to receive the keys and the document______

If you really interested, fill out the application and get back to me so we can proceed. You can call or text on the number below.



God Bless.
6783228107
By shanda.brown,  Wed Dec 4 2013, 09:43
I noticed a property for sale and for rent on trulia. The guy seems really nice but the email he sent says that he is out of town and can not meet me. Now I am thinking Scam!
By cathyj528,  Thu Dec 5 2013, 14:25
this is the email I got for a property for rent at 916 Laurel Ave, Orlando, FL. Beware, it's a total scam!



Hello,

Thanks for your interest and am very sorry for the late response,it was due to my wife illness but thank God she is getting better.I must confess that I am very very new in this landlord business.My name is Mike Clark,I own the house located at (916 Laurel Ave, Orlando,FL 32803)My lovely home is still available for lease and i want a responsible person or family who are neat and also believed that they have all what it takes to take care of the house as if it where there own.Please be informed that i am leasing the house because I was transferred from my place of work to Richmond,VA and i came over with my lovely wife Kimberly because of the love I have for her and we shall be staying for at least 4 to 5 years before coming back to the house. I work as a Robotic Programmer & Welder/Fitter here in Richmond and got married to a lovely wife who is a member of Joyce Meyer Ministries. we both bought the house when we got married.

We wanted to sell the house since we will be staying longer than we thought so we searched for an agent and getting upon getting one we stroked a deal but later my wife advised me not to sell the house anymore. I reasoned with her and accepted her advice so we contacted the agent back and requested for our keys and documents and put it for rent since we will back to the house in the next 4 to 5 years.We would have given the same agent this job also but the truth of the matter is that the agent was asking too much of an agent fee and also made the rent high.We were not getting the responses we needed so i decided to terminated our contract with them and put it up for rent ourselves.If you notice, you will discover that the price we are offering is far below standard price and this is enough for you to know that we are not after the rental fee but the absolute care for the property.The house is available for as long as you want.The rent is $1000 and $800
for Security Deposit For this 3BR/2BAth/1,680 sqft....Utilities such as Air Conditioner Dishwasher Walk-in Closet Refrigerator Vaulted Ceilings Washer/Dryer Cable etc are all included in the rent.
PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
1)Your Full Name________________________
2)Current Address_______________________ ______
3)Phone Number (________)Best time to reach you ?
4)State________________
5)City__________________
6) Zip______________
7)Are you married______________________
8)Do you have Kids__________
9)Do you have a pet______________
10)Do you have a car______________________
11)Occupation______________
12)How many people will be living in the house___________
13)Reasons for Leaving present home_________________
14)How long lease are you looking for______________
15)How soon do you intend moving in________________
16)Date of Birth________________
17)Numbers of Cars________________
18)A picture of occupant________________
19)How soon you make the payment________________
20)How soon do you want to receive the keys/documents________________
============================== ============== =========
Application Comment
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Please make sure this questions are filled correctly because the best way you answer with your comment will impress me the more to accept your application.
I await your reply
Sincerely,
Mike Clark
(646) 481-2849
By kimrdr,  Sat Dec 7 2013, 16:43
I've been searching rentals in the Keys on Trulia for several months now, this is the first "fishy" response I have received. You may want to check it out. It is in response to an ad I received in my e-mail from Trulia.com for a 3 bed/2 bath rental in Key West for $1000 mo. located at:

22 Azalea Dr, Key West, FL 33040

I thought Trulia was a reputeable site, not like Craigs List!
Please check this out.
thank you

From: property property (propertyproperty30@gmail.com)
Sent: Sat 12/07/13 5:21 PM
To: Unspecified (

Thanks for your email and interest in renting my House..my name isFrank M Johnson.I am the owner of the House you are making inquiryof…Actually I resided in the House with my family,Presently my Houseis still available for rent, (rental ready includes utilities).More soNow,My family and i are currently in (Nigeria) for an internationalChristian Followers crusade..Please i want you to note that i spent alot on my property that i want to give to you for rent so i willsolicit for your absolute maintenance of this House and want you totreat it as your own, It is not the money that is the main problem buti want you to keep it tidy at all time so that i will be glad to seeit in a perfect condition when i come for a check up.I know how hardis it for someone to earn 1$ nowadays because the money doesn't comeeasily and that is why I make it fair in putting the rent for so lowfor someone to be able to afford every month.I also want you to let mehave trust in you as i always stand on my word.My wife and i boughtthe House when we got married.When we left the state I had a thoughtof selling the House so I had to look for an agent, after gettingone,we got a deal but later my wife advised against that and saying itis of no use selling the property we just have to rent it out tosomeone who can take good care of it till we return.The house isavailable for a Long and short term lease,As long as you wish torent.I saw senses in her advice and i accepted it.So I contacted theagent back and requested for my keys and documents.I do not work withthe property agent any more due to the fact that their charges arevery high so am renting my beautiful family home on my own and we seekthe best responsible tenant to live and maintain our property.Becauseof this reason and more we need a responsible person that can takevery good care of it as we are not after the money, but want it to beclean and for you to take it as if it were yours.The House is locatedat: 22 Azalea Dr, Key West, FL 33040 Bedroom:3Bathroom:2The rent is:$1000Security Deposit:$800Pets Allowed:All PetsAvailability:Available Now for move in. SO IF YOU ARE REALLY INTERESTED I WILL WANT YOU TO FILL THE RENTAPPLICATION FORM BELOW. FIRST NAME:__________?MIDDLE NAME:__________?LAST NAME:__________?PROFESSION:__________?(CELL)PHONE__________?(WORK)PHONE__________?(HOME)PHONE__________?HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE LIVING IN THE HOME________?PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________?CITY: _______________?STATE:______________?ZIP CODE: ____________?HOW LONG? ___________IF RENTINGWHY ARE YOU LEAVING__________?IF THIS HOME IS BEING GIVEN TO YOU,HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING ____________?WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN______________?MONTHLY INCOME_________?RELIGION_______________?IF YOU HAVE A PET_________?NAME OF PET: _____________?KIND OF PETS: _____________?DO YOU SMOKE ______________ ?DO YOU DRINK ______________?DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT?____?HOW SOON DO YOU WANT TO RECEIVE THE KEYS AND DOCUMENT____?HOW SOON CAN YOU MAKE THE DEPOSIT PAYMENT____?PICTURE OF OCCUPANT______IF AVAILABLE?DRIVING LICENSE/IDENTITY CARD_____IF AVAILABLE? NOTE:You may drive by anytime to view the house from the outside andliving environment of the house as you won't be able to inspect theInterior of the house because i have the keys/document of the Housewith me. It is located in a cool, quiet and safe neighborhood.LookingForward to read back from you with the rental application form so wecan proceed. Regards.Frank M Johnson.
By Tim & Suzie Commerford,  Sun Dec 8 2013, 15:24
I am looking to rent and I have requested information on 3 different properties. All 3 have been scams. One said he is in London teaching Theology, one took her family to New York for their new business, and the other took his family to Tennessee for their new business.

After these emails, I contacted the listing agents to verify the validity of ownership. Then I replied to each person and asked them to put me in contact with their designated representative in order to view the property. Zero replies.

This seems to be a simple way to get them to shut up. Just tell them that since they are out of state or country, you would like to contact their designated representative. I'll bet they don't reply.
By Kerriearogers,  Thu Dec 12 2013, 11:19
This is another one going around...

Matthew Williamson
Dec 8 (4 days ago)

to me
Hello,

Thanks for your interest.I must confess that I am very very new in this landlord business.My name is Matthew Williamson ,I own the house located at (2925 Centennial Olympic Park, Austin, TX 78732)My lovely home is still available for lease and i want a responsible person or family who are neat and also believed that they have all what it takes to take care of the house as if it where there own.Please be informed that i am leasing the house because I was transferred from my place of work to Alexandria, VA and i came over with my lovely wife Kimberly Clark because of the love I have for her and we shall be staying for at least 4 to 5 years before coming back to the house. I work as a Robotic Programmer & Welder/Fitter here in Alexandria, VA and got married to a lovely wife who is a member of Joyce Meyer Ministries.we both bought the house when we got married.We wanted to sell the house since we will be staying longer than we thought so we searched for
an agent and getting upon getting one we stroked a deal but later my wife advised me not to sell the house anymore. I reasoned with her and accepted her advice so we contacted the agent back and requested for our keys and documents and put it for rent since we will back to the house in the next 4 to 5 years.We would have given the same agent this job also but the truth of the matter is that the agent was asking too much of an agent fee and also made the rent high.We were not getting the responses we needed so i decided to terminated our contract with them and put it up for rent ourselves.If you notice, you will discover that the price we are offering is far below standard price and this is enough for you to know that we are not after the rental fee but the absolute care for the property.The house is available for as long as you want.The rent is $800 and $700 for Security Deposit For this 4BR/2.5BAth/ 2,575 sqft....Utilities such as Air Conditioner
Dishwasher Walk-in Closet Refrigerator Vaulted Ceilings Washer/Dryer Cable etc are all included in the rent.

PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
1)Your Full Name________________________
2)Current Address_____________________________
3)Phone Number (________)Best time to reach you?
4)State________________
5)City__________________
6) Zip______________
7)Are you married______________________
8)Do you have Kids__________
9)Do you have a pet______________
10)Do you have a car______________________
11)Occupation______________
12)How many people will be living in the house___________
13)Reasons for Leaving present home_________________
14)How long lease are you looking for______________
15)How soon do you intend moving in________________
16)Date of Birth________________
17)Numbers of Cars________________
18)A picture of occupant________________
19)How soon you make the payment________________
20)How soon do you want to receive the keys/documents________________
============================================ =========
Application Comment
============================================ =========
Please make sure this questions are filled correctly because the best way you answer with your comment will impress me the more to accept your application.

I await your reply
Sincerely,
Matthew Williamson
646) 535-3674
By Kerriearogers,  Thu Dec 12 2013, 11:19
This is another one going around...

Matthew Williamson
Dec 8 (4 days ago)

to me
Hello,

Thanks for your interest.I must confess that I am very very new in this landlord business.My name is Matthew Williamson ,I own the house located at (2925 Centennial Olympic Park, Austin, TX 78732)My lovely home is still available for lease and i want a responsible person or family who are neat and also believed that they have all what it takes to take care of the house as if it where there own.Please be informed that i am leasing the house because I was transferred from my place of work to Alexandria, VA and i came over with my lovely wife Kimberly Clark because of the love I have for her and we shall be staying for at least 4 to 5 years before coming back to the house. I work as a Robotic Programmer & Welder/Fitter here in Alexandria, VA and got married to a lovely wife who is a member of Joyce Meyer Ministries.we both bought the house when we got married.We wanted to sell the house since we will be staying longer than we thought so we searched for
an agent and getting upon getting one we stroked a deal but later my wife advised me not to sell the house anymore. I reasoned with her and accepted her advice so we contacted the agent back and requested for our keys and documents and put it for rent since we will back to the house in the next 4 to 5 years.We would have given the same agent this job also but the truth of the matter is that the agent was asking too much of an agent fee and also made the rent high.We were not getting the responses we needed so i decided to terminated our contract with them and put it up for rent ourselves.If you notice, you will discover that the price we are offering is far below standard price and this is enough for you to know that we are not after the rental fee but the absolute care for the property.The house is available for as long as you want.The rent is $800 and $700 for Security Deposit For this 4BR/2.5BAth/ 2,575 sqft....Utilities such as Air Conditioner
Dishwasher Walk-in Closet Refrigerator Vaulted Ceilings Washer/Dryer Cable etc are all included in the rent.

PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
1)Your Full Name________________________
2)Current Address_____________________________
3)Phone Number (________)Best time to reach you?
4)State________________
5)City__________________
6) Zip______________
7)Are you married______________________
8)Do you have Kids__________
9)Do you have a pet______________
10)Do you have a car______________________
11)Occupation______________
12)How many people will be living in the house___________
13)Reasons for Leaving present home_________________
14)How long lease are you looking for______________
15)How soon do you intend moving in________________
16)Date of Birth________________
17)Numbers of Cars________________
18)A picture of occupant________________
19)How soon you make the payment________________
20)How soon do you want to receive the keys/documents________________
============================================ =========
Application Comment
============================================ =========
Please make sure this questions are filled correctly because the best way you answer with your comment will impress me the more to accept your application.

I await your reply
Sincerely,
Matthew Williamson
646) 535-3674
By Hotwaitress18,  Mon Dec 16 2013, 00:34
Beware of this house! 2bd, 1 full ba house
1752 E 1st St, Loveland, CO 80537.

I think it is a scam.I just got an e-mail from the owner in West Africa.It was the same house I found on craigslist for $500.



Hello,
Thanks for your interest and inquiries about my house. Yes the house is still available for rent and we are looking for a responsible person/family to occupy and maintain the house now that we are not around. Myself, wife and daughter just travelled to West Africa for a program called SERVING IN MISSION (SIM).The monthly rent is $500.(rent already includes utilities).

Please i want you to note that i spent a lot on my property that i want to give to you for rent,so i will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this house and want you to treat it as your own. It is not the money that is the problem but i want you to keep it tidy so that i will be glad to see it neat when i come for a check up.I also want you to let me have trust in you as i always stand on my word.If you notice, you will discovered that the price we are offering is far below standard price, this is enough for you to know that we are not after the rental fee but the absolute care for the property.

My house have extremely spacious rooms.Very quiet, low traffic area.I believe its absolutely a perfect home for you and your family.

House Address:1752 E 1st St,Loveland, CO


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__________?
KIDS_____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY________
PRESENT ADDRESS:_____________________
CITY:_______________
STATE:______________
ZIP CODE:____________
HOW LONG?___________IF RENTING
WHY ARE YOU LEAVING__________?
IF THIS HOUSE IS BEING GIVEN TO YOU,
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING?____________?
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN?______________?
HOW SOON CAN YOU HAVE THE DEPOSIT PAYMENT SENT_______________
HOW SOON DO YOU WANT TO RECEIVE THE KEYS AND DOCUMENTS OF THE HOUSE__________________
IF YOU HAVE A PET,
NAME OF PET:_____________?
KIND OF PETS:_____________?
HABITS
DO YOU SMOKE______________
DO YOU DRINK______________?
DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT?____?

I Await your 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,you know that we have not seen yet and only putting everything into Gods hands,so please do not let us down in this our property and God bless you more as you do this...The house is available for rent at the moment so you are free to move in as soon as you wish to...A Deposit of $500 (which happens to be the security deposit) is required before moving in....

The deposit is fully refundable if at the end of the day you don't like the House and at the end of your stay in the house, but i am giving you the benefit of doubt that you would definitely like it.Since we are not around to show the House,you can just drive by to see the the House from the outside.Its a lovely home everybody would like.Feel free to call 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 4 years so you have a choice of deciding how long you intend staying there...

My Cell phone number +234- 806-071-8676

Thanks and Remain Blessed.
Regards.
Barry
By Travis,  Mon Dec 16 2013, 05:22
Sue Lewis

6:15 AM (1 hour ago)

to me
Greetings!

Thanks for your email.. The house is still available. I decided to rent the house because we are going to spend more time here in Washington WA, about 3 years.. Let me start by introducing myself. I must confess that I am very new in this landlord business..However, My name Sue Lewis,I and my husband own the house, Due to his job as a Medical Doctor,he works for American Red Cross Lutheran Hospital Donor Center, and now he have been transfer to Washington WA to work in a branch in Washington WA. We spent less time in the Naples, FL, so we could not get a hold on any Realtor to handle this rent issue, although it was when We knew how long we are going to stay in Washington WA that We decided to rent out the house. However, the initial plan was to sale out the house. which we tried, but sometimes the agents inflates the prize and it takes longer to sell. The utilities are included in the rent, 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.

It has a dramatic entry foyer with ceramic floor. Extremely spacious rooms throughout with lots of big windows...nice and light! New neutral paint and some newer carpet. Very quiet, low traffic area. Appliances included douglasm.smith are washer, dryer, oven, dishwasher, new fridge (7/07)...I believe its absolutely a home for you and your family. Utilities include Water,Trash,Sewer,Gas

Information about the house below:
The rent is: $700 Security Deposit: $700
3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom
address:1841 48th St SW, Naples, FL 34116
city:Naples
State:FL
Zip code: 34116
Pet are also Welcome.

PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF

RENT APPLICATION FORM
FIRST NAME:__________________
MIDDLE NAME:_________________ ?
LAST NAME:__________________ ?
PROFESSION:________________ ?
(CELL) PHONE (____)__________
(WORK) PHONE (____)__________ ?
(HOME) PHONE (____)__________ ?
KIDS_____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY________
PRESENT ADDRESS:_____________________ ?
CITY:_______________ ?
STATE:______________ ?
ZIP CODE:____________ ?
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN?______________ ?
IF YOU HAVE A PET,
NAME OF PET:_____________ ?
KIND OF PETS:_____________ ?
.........................................................
YOU HAVE TO ATTACH YOUR PICS AND THOSE THAT WILL BE MOVING IN WITH YOU SO WE CAN KNOW WHO WILL ARE RENTING TO_________________________________
Comment
.........................................................
TAKE NOTE: YOU CAN ONLY DRIVE BY AND SEE MY PLACE FROM THE OUTSIDE, BUT IF DRIVE BY THE HOME YOU MAY SEE A SIGN THERE, YOU HAVE NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT IT BELONGS TO OUR PREVIOUS AGENT SO YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT AND DON'T HAVE TO CALL THEM BECAUSE THEY TO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE HOME ANYMORE! IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN RENTING GET THE APPLICATION FORM FILLED OUT AND SEND IT BACK TO ME

Best Regards

_____________________________________________________________________________

Scam. I googled the phone number for Sue Lewis 617-697-1800 slewis876@yahoo.com and a I got a bunch of craigslist ads from Massachusetts. They were someone selling jailbroken cell phones. This combined with a shady e-mail convinced me that it was too good to be true. I hope this helps someone.
By Sherry Angelo,  Mon Dec 16 2013, 18:48
Back in action....
I sent an inquiry to the contact from the Trulia listing and this was what I got. I am calling the agent tomorrow to let them know. Gee. I need a home and I was hoping that this was it. I hope this person wakes up and stops this.

Sherry

I receive your mail indicating your interest in my home for rent and i hope you are

serious about this. Please let me know when you are ready to move in and also indicate if

you can take good care of my home cos i made up my mind to sell the house until my lovely

wife advised that we keep it for future purpose. right now we are renting and not selling

but we would like to leave it into a good hand. I want my property to be well taken good

care of, and there are some rules and regulation in which I do give out to tenant who are

willing to rent my house so please don't disrespect my order but if you are still capable

of renting my house the rules and regulation goes this way, You must keep my house clean

including the surrounding, you must know the way in which you use the stove so as to avoid

fire outbreak, you must not disturb the neighbor. I decided to rent out the property due

to our transfer to (Huntington Beach, California) on a Missionary Work by my
church here but we do move from one country to another and right now we are in california

and we can vacate there at anytime, so we are renting it out since we need someone to take

good care of the property on our absent. Don't be surprise if you find the home with

another site and deference price, I have plan to rent it through Real estate before, but

they are not serious simply because they have a lot of house to lease out and they added

some money to the rent while there commission is not fair. Have this in mind you must know

the kind of person that I'm nevertheless I am giving you this rules because of what

corresponded between me and my last tenant. the keys and documents are with us here in

Huntington Beach, California... So I will need to ship them to you before you can occupy

the house But you can drive by the house anytime to take a look at the area and

surrounding, You can also peek through the windows if you don't mind. For now we are

looking for 4 or 5 years lease or rather lets us know how long you wish to stay.

Attn : The rent are including the Utilities are intact such as Dishwasher,Dryer, Electric

Stove, Fridge, Washer,Air Condition,Sewage,Trash,all included in the monthly rent,as i am

in a governmental programmer that sponsors my utilities on monthly basis etc.

Bedrooms:3
Bathroom:2
Pets are welcome!!!
Rent: $800
Refundable security Deposit:$700

Please note that, we are a kind and honest family,that spent a lot on property that is

available for rent, so in one accord,we are soliciting for your absolute maintenance of

this house and want you to treat it as your own. We want you to keep it tidy all the time

so that we shall be glad to see it whenever we are around on a visit.

House Address : (2115 Old Woods Rd Green Lane, PA 18054 )
Please if you are ready now to occupy the house kindly provide the information below for

record purpose..If you are interested in renting my home then answer the question below

RENT APPLICATION FORM.
Name (First name/ Middle name/Surname ) : __________?
Phone numbers (home,cell and office line ) # :__________?
Marital Status:__________?
How many proposed occupants :__________?
List all in addition to yourself including approx age :__________?
Present Address :__________?
Will you have pets :__________?
Please describe Breed, size :__________?
Personality of pet :__________?
When do you plan to move in, please write exact date?
Intended length of lease:__________?
Do you agree to pay the payment before you move in:__________?
If you are ask to make a down payment to secure the house today and take it off market,

How much will you be able to pay:__________?
Length of previous tenancy :__________?
Present occupation :__________?
Are you a section 8 applicant
Do you work late night :__________?
Do you smoke :__________?
Do you drink :__________?

I am looking forward to hear from you ASAP so that I can discuss on how to get my house

for rent, are you ready to move in anytime soon?

Jeffrey D Lazarow
By rent.car.bostan,  Tue Dec 17 2013, 17:43
SCAM SCAM
SCAM SCAM..
This is what i received couple of days ago.
And I also noticed, http://www.poslets.com with no contact number was listing this property. I almost fell for it, but I searched alot of information about this house and owners, and then I was able to figure out it was a scam. It was unfortunate as i shared some personal work related details.Crazy people who uses God's name to put people in trouble.
I actually sent him another mail stating that he will be cursed with what he has done.
No replies after that..
( My reply is at the very last)
So beware.. always go through a proper real estate agent.
-----Original Message-----
From: house nice [mailto:nicehouse23@gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2013 7:24 AM
To: Me
Subject: Re: House @ kensington

Hello,
God bless you for your interest and response about our House. I want to rent this house to a responsible and neat person or family who has the fear of God and can treat my house as his or her own.I must tell you that this is my first time of renting my house.
However,I own the house you request for, and i have lived there for several years with my family before i was transferred to (Pomona,CA) due to my job as a Medical Doctor, and i am also a (bone specialist) ,i and my family always have a happy and virtuosity life, because i love them a lot and that why i could not leave them behind so i had to take them along also 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 California that i decided to rent out the house,perhaps our initial plan was to sale out the apartment which we tried to do, but sometimes the agents inflates the prize and it takes longer to sell i am telling you this in case if you find the house on another website, that is the old advert,because of this reason and more we need a responsible person that can take very good care of it because we are not after the money, but want it to be clean and for you to take it as if it were yours okay. If you really impress us by taking good care of our house then you will be allowed to stay as long as you wish okay, below is the vital information about the house..

THE HOUSE DETAILS.

House Address: 28 Kensington Portsmouth, NH 03801
Bedrooms: 3br
Bathroom: 2ba
Appliances and Utilities:Laundry, Electric Range, Electric Heat, Master Bedroom, Playground, Car Park.,Air Conditioning, Patio/Party Deck, Cable TV, Ceiling Fans, 24 hours Internet service, Dishwasher, Firepit, Garbage Disposal, Microwave, security alarm, Pets Friendly, Refrigerator, Washer / Dryer.
Square Feet: 1234 sq-ft
Rent/Month: $900
Security Deposit: $900
Pets: Fully welcome


So get back to us on how you could take care of our house or perhaps experience you have in renting . Hope you are satisfied with the price of the rent $900/month with appliances and utilities and the deposit fee $900...

THE RENTAL APPLICATION FORM

Occupant's Full Name:
Occupant's Full Address:
Occupant's Phone(cell/work/house):
Best Time to call or text you:
Occupant's Ages:
Occupant's Marital Status:
How many people will be living in the house:
Do you have children? their Ages?:
Do you have a car:
Do you have pets?:
Breed size and name of pets?:
Occupant's Occupation:
Monthly income:
When will you like to move in?:
Pictures of occupant?:
How long will you like to rent the property:
Reason for relocating?:
How many months rent can you pay upfront?:
Do you agree to pay the security deposit before you move in:
Do you smoke ?:
Do you drink?:
Do you work late night?:


I am Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt in your name and contacting you. Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the documents and the keys to you, please we are giving you all this based on trust and again we want you to take good care of our house, am putting everything into Gods hand so please do not let me down in this property and God bless you.

Await your urgent reply, you can text or call me at (262) 299-3267 Matthew J Curtin



My reply.:

Dear actor of Mathew,

First of all , you do not know how you will regret the unfortunate behavior of yours which will cause your life to be curse to as unhappy, poor, ridiculous as burning hell to you and your family in WISCONIA or where ever you live for using God's name and his believe to put people in trouble.
If you think you are smart, you look back and see why you are a person who tricks people on earth like you are today and see the suffering you are going through without a proper job, business, .... you are a poor sole. So I pray for your sole.

Btw, I spoke to the real Mathew J Curtin, and also know the house realtor who had put this house on sale. I have also informed about your kind pathetic behavior and they may take necessary action for that.
We weren’t born yesterday, so you just grow up..

Please don’t trick people, I'm sure they don’t fall to your lies, but if they do, It's not good money you earn, you will not ever have happiness for the money you earn by tricking people, It will be a bad return of investment to you , and a path to real hell. so if you want more of these.. continue what you are doing.
So good luck with your house tricks., Just don’t waste time, get a real job .
Please do not contact me further, as I will be reporting this if further contact is made.
By Brenda Alvarez,  Fri Dec 20 2013, 12:39
Newhousehunters.com Scam. Anyone have this experience with them?
By Tomas Montalvo,  Fri Dec 27 2013, 10:53
Here's another possible scam.....notice the "Text Me" number which I did and was responded with all of the scam info you all have.....Listing Details for 129 Murray Hill Ter
Available for rent now TEXT ME call (707) 786-3216
Description provided by Trulia
129 Murray Hill Ter AVAILABLE FOR RENT NOW... TEXT ME call (707) 786-3216 CONSTRUCTION WILL BE COMPLETE WITHIN 2 WEEKS! NOTHING TO DO BUT MOVE INTO THIS BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED HOME! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS 3 BED 2.1 BATH HOME IN LOVELY BERGENFIELD. CORNER PROPERTY
Listing Info for 129 Murray Hill Ter
Information last updated on 12/27/2013 01:38 AM:
Price: $900
Deposit: $600
3 Bedrooms
2 full, 1 partial Bathrooms
Single-Family Home

Status: For Rent
Built in 1901
Zip: 07621
Provided By: Postlets.com
1,748 sqft
By Hope Castaneda,  Sat Dec 28 2013, 09:34
Thank you for having this link of history of scamming activity. I almost was fooled by one! This activity has hit NM and the people used a house that is vacant as well as the name of the person of the actual house. The following are the communications


Hello ( used my name in all caps),
We are pleased that you have an interest in our house. Our lovely home is still available for lease, we want responsible & decent adults/family that possess qualities to manage our home as if it were theirs.My wife and I initially had it up for sale but changed our mind and decided to lease/rent it out.The agent we previously put in charge over ur rental property was asking too much of an agent fee by inflating the rental fee there by making it difficult for people to afford the rent.For this reason, I decided to rent it out my self and no longer want any third party ,rather a direct agreement between me and any interested tenant.If you drive by you can still notice the sign post of the agent in-front of the house. But don't worry I have already instructed the agent to take off the sign post from the property.

The reason why our house is up for lease is because I got transferred from my place of work to Brooklyn NY, I will be away with my family for at least 5years or more. I work as a Robotic Programmer & Welder/Fitter here in New York and got married to a lovely wife who is a member of Joyce Meyer Ministries. As you can see our rental fee is below standard this shows we aren't really bothered about the rental fee rather our most priority is your assurance in being able to keep our home in good condition always.I know there is no way I can be sure that you are the right person to live in our home cos we won't be able to see in person before shipping the keys and documents to your present address for you to occupy the house at your convenient date.But we are going by trust here with whatever you tell us about your self and previous rental experiences .You can get back to me if you are truly interested, by telling me more about yourself,your previous rental experience and the time you wish to rent our home .I await your reply ASAP.
Below are more details about my home

Address: address had a weird link
Santa Fe, NM
Bath:2 Bedroom:4
Rental fee:1000
security deposit:1000
Pet Fee:200
Application Fee:Free
Remain blessed


real persons name
By Kateglogze,  Sat Dec 28 2013, 11:40
On Dec 16, 2013, at 10:10 AM, myhome good wrote:

Hello !

Thanks for your interest and inquiries about my house. Yes the house
is still available for rent and we are looking for a responsible
person/family to occupy and maintain the house now that we are not
around. My Wife and I just traveled to West Africa for a program called
FAMILY LIFE AND HIV EDUCATION AND THE HIV PREVENTION FOR RURAL YOUTH
PROGRAM, the program is taking place in three major countries in Europe,
Africa, UK . We will be away for 4 to 5 years or more that is why I
have made up my mind to put up my house for rent to whom ever that will
take good care of it.
Also how long do you intend to stay? How soon do you intend to move in?
FEATURES : Laundry, Electric Range, Electric Heat, Master Bedroom,
Playground, Car Park.AMENITIES: Air Conditioning, Patio/Party Deck,
Cable TV, Ceiling Fans, 24 hours Internet service, Dishwasher, Firepit,
Garbage Disposal, Microwave, security alarm, Pets Friendly,
Refrigerator, Washer / Dryer.

PROPERTY DETAIL BELOW
House Address: 8727 Pica Ave, Odessa, TX 79765

The Monthly Rent:$700

Refundable Security Deposit: $600

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom
Property Type: Single Family
Pet are fully Welcome

Utilities included in monthly rent
Pets Welcome

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

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF.
FIRST NAME:__________?
MIDDLE NAME:__________?
LAST NAME:__________?
SEX:__________?
DATE OF BIRTH:_________?
PROFESSION:__________?
PHONE:
(CELL)PHONE__________?
(WORK)PHONE__________?
(HOME)PHONE__________?
WHICH
NUMBER IS THE BEST TO CALL YOU
ON__________?
MARITAL STATUS:__________?
KIDS _____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY ________
PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________
CITY: _______________
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? ______________?
DO YOU AGREE TO PAY THE DEPOSIT BEFORE YOU MOVE IN? _____________?
IF YOU HAVE A PET,
KIND OF PETS: _____________?
HABITS
DO YOU SMOKE ______________ ?
DO YOU DRINK ______________?
DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT? ____?
How MUCH CAN YOU PAY UPFRONT ______?

Get back to me with the application form filled so we could proceed
further more..

Regards

Michael Green

On 12/16/13, "Trulia" wrote:
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By Kateglogze,  Sat Dec 28 2013, 11:53
wrote:

Thanks,

I am the owner of the house you are making inquiry of, actually i resided in the house with my family. Presently my family and I are in (McGaheysville ,Virginia) for an International Christian Followers Crusade. On arriving here, we took a great enthusiasm in reaching out to the under privileged ones here and our aim is to fortify their beliefs in order to keep their hopes alive.initially i wanted to sale the house but the agent inflate the price so i decided to rent it out, Now my house is still available for rent for $800/per month (rent already includes utilities). Please i want you to note that i spent a lot on my property that i want to give to you for rent,so i will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this house and want you to treat it as your own. We are offering this, because as good christian we want to help in any way we can by making the house affordable, so if you do rent from us, please don't let us down in keeping the house clean always because nothing will make us more happy than seeing our house properly kept clean when we come for check up. We have been finding it difficult to rent it due to we won't be able to see the tenant in person until when we come for check up, but we pray about it and belief we would find someone with a good heart and good intention. There's no third party just my wife and I, we belief we can handle it ourselves and getting the keys and paper work to you is not a problem if we choose you as our potential tenant. God bless you for your understanding. You can also drive by the house and view the exterior part!

Property Basics;
Address;924 Lauderdale Ave,
City:Odessa,
State;TX
Zip code:79763
Bedroom:2
Bathroom:2
Sq footage: 1,060 ft² .
Rent: $800
Security deposit: $800(refundable)
Pets Allowed(hopefuly trained ones)

Please fill out this to confirm your interest!

LEASE APPLICATION FORM

FULL CONTACT NAME? Samuel k Gregg
OCCUPATION? Gun loader
RESIDENTIAL HOME ADDRESS? 1508 east 11th st. Odessa tx
YOUR CELLPHONE NUMBER? 256-5273-444 or 256-653-8169
YOUR HOME PHONE NUMBER? 432-332-5385
YOUR WORKPLACE NUMBER? 432-571-8613
WHAT TIME IS THE` BEST TIME TO REACH YOU? Evening
AGE & MARITAL STATUS? Married 24 and 29
OWN A PET? No
OWN A CAR? Yes
HOW MANY PEOPLE SHALL RESIDE IN THE PREMISES? 3
ANTICIPATED MOVE IN DATE? ASAP
HOW SOON CAN YOU MAKE THE PAYMENT? January 1 for 1st months rent
REFERENCE? Malcolm Tyree
FAMILY PICTURES IF ANY?
HOW MUCH DEPOSIT CAN YOU COME UP WITH? On Dec 20, $800

We got out of the Army in March. We have been living with my parents since February. I had leave that I used at the end of my duty. We have been detained in finding our own place because we own a house in Clarksville TN. We could not sell it for what we needed to so it is being rented allowing our income to be freed up. I work for Halliburton. We regularly attend Grace Point Church. It meets at Barbara Jordan School and has been in existence for 7 years. My wife and I have a 1yr old son. I look forward to your response.

Kristian Gregg

Should in case you see the house in any other website please ignore it because it was posted by my real estate agent before i decided to rent it out by myself.

Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that we can have it,in our file for record purposes.We are awaiting your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the house documents and the keys to you.God bless you..Here is my contact information (772) 242-3643


Best of regards..
Susan Varela..


On Thursday, December 12, 2013 8:42 PM, "Trulia""
By Unspecified,  Mon Dec 30 2013, 05:03
Hello,

God bless you for your interest about our House. This 2bd / 2bath room
is still available for rent.
I am renting this house to a responsible and neat person or family who
has the fear of God and treat my house as his or her own.

Presently Myself and my wife have moved out of the house due to my
work transfer to(West Africa)for an international Christian follower’s
crusade.Please i want you to note that i spent a lot on my property
that i want to give to you for rent,so i will solicit for your
absolute maintenance of this house and want you to treat it as your
own, It is not the money that is the main problem but i want you to
keep it tidy all the time so that i will be glad to see it neat when i
come for a check up and we will be away for good 5 years or more and
this is reason why we are actually renting it out so if you are
interested in taking good care of our house, then my family will be
ready in accepting you as our new tenant who be fully in-charge of our
house.

Don't be surprised when you get to the home and see a for sale sign in
the home, i had the intention of selling the home once but i thought
about it again and decided to rent out the home.. The Realtor are
trying to take advantage of me, asking for too much and trying to rip
me off and it is a very beautiful home and i will always love to call
it my home. So i will want you not to bother yourself about any sign
you see in the home saying it is for sale..

If you really impress us by taking good care of our house then you
will be allowed to stay as long as you wish okay,

Here is our address of the House: (3 Tannery Brook Row #16,
Somerville, MA 02144)

So get back to us on how you could take care of our house or perhaps
experience you have in renting . Hope you are okay with the price of
US$800/month with heat laundry facilities, air condition and so on and
the deposit fee is $800... PETS ARE FULLY WELCOME! We are looking
forward to hear from you ASAP.

Please get back to me with the Information requested below I could go
through it and let you know if you are capable of renting my house or
not.

Applicant Information
Name:
Date of birth:
Cell:
Phone:
Current address:
City:
State:
ZIP Code:
Marital Status:
Best way to reach for Emergency:
Do you have a car:
Do you work late:
Monthly Income:
Do you have kids:
Move In Date:
How long are you renting:
Reason of Relocating:
Do you have a car:
Do you have a Pet:
Do you have any criminal record:

Await your urgent reply. Thanks for your understanding. you can text
me at (267) 225-2148

Regards
Andrew Levitt
By Unspecified,  Wed Jan 1 2014, 17:11
I received a very similar email to the most recent posted here from "Karlos Wells"
By Jaeman Minard,  Wed Jan 1 2014, 23:08
Beware of Jacob Robin or Jack Appeal "claiming" to own that Beverly Hills condo on 230 S. Hamilton Dr. going only $700 per month. Says he lived in 23 Gastello Str , Lugansk Ukraine, 91047. This is what he said to me:


Thanks for the inquiry, Let me start by saying a little about me, I was only fortunate to have a home over here, due to my work transfer few years ago. I bought this property on no reason because i calculated the time it'll take me to stay fortunately the money was equivalent to the same price I'll be spending if i were to rent an apartment just with little difference, i came across this beautiful place and decided to buy which i did at cheaper rate as it was placed, no one is living there since i left and everywhere is locked, then i decided to rent out this place for rent or even sell it back on a cheaper rate lower than the price i bought it because i don't know when I'll be back.


I'm the owner of the property. Actually i resided in the apartment with my family before and presently we had packed due to my work and now situated in Ukraine . I need someone with an open heart,love and clean to put all my worries off concerning maintenance since i wouldn't be living there with you, am looking into both Long and short term lease on a month to month/yearly basis. I also left behind everything, keys and documents to property are here with me i can't leave that with someone i don't trust ,its located in a very nice area & quiet neighborhood, but i still need to make sure it's rented out to someone who can take good care of it , property includes all facilities such as water Air Conditioning ,Dishwasher, Fireplace, Garage, Washer & Dryer, Yard , heat laundry facilities,air condition,internet, telephone access, car park 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, i will like to know if you wish to BUY or RENT all-though have received so many proposals everyone seems to rent so for now i have decided to rent it out but let me know your decision first . I'll like you to fill out the the questions below


Thanks for the understanding.
By Nicole Estrada,  Thu Jan 2 2014, 08:47
I received this last night:

Hello,
I did get your response concerning the ADVERT i posted on Craigslist. The house is still available for RENT but presently i am out of the country. I did bid for a portion of petroleum land three months ago in West Africa and fortunately i won the bidding so i have to move down to Africa to have my company set up because i will still have to rebid for it in the next 10 years. I came over here with my wife and my daughter, my wife and i bought the house when we got married. As soon as we settle down here i had a thought of selling the house but later my wife advised against it. She said we may not be able to win the bidding next time, in other to keep our head when we return that we have to keep the house. I reasoned with her and accepted her advise. Later we decided to have the house rented out. If you notice, you will discovered that the price we are offering is far below standard market price, this is enough for you to know that we are not after the rental fee but the absolute care for our property. I know there is no way i can be sure that you are the right person to live in my house because we won't be able to meet in physical before sending you the keys and the documents to occupy the house.But i just had a feeling that anyone who knows what it takes to put the kind of structure down should know that maintaining a building is mandatory, so if you believe you can take good care of the house and handle it like yours then i will be more than happy to let you rent the house.call or text me (415) 758-1557

House Address: 769 De La Toba Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91911

Monthly Rent: $1,000
Refundable Security Deposit Payment:$500
Section 8 Available.
Pets Allowed: Cats,Dogs etc.
Available Date: Available Now.

Please if you are interested to occupy my house kindly provide the information below for record purpose :-

PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
Full Name___________________________________
Current Address________________________ City_____________ State______ Zip Code________
Home Phone ( ) ___________________
Mobile Phone ( ) ____________________
Date of Birth_________________________________
Reasons for Leaving____________________________Rent $__________
Are you married________________
How many people will be living in the house_________________
A Picture of your self if possible______________________
Do you have a pet______________
Do you have a car______________
Occupation____________________________
Monthly Income_________________________
Move In Date___________________________
HOW SOON CAN YOU HAVE THE DEPOSIT PAYMENT SENT TO ME___________________________
HOW SOON DO YOU WANT TO RECEIVE THE KEYS AND DOCUMENTS OF THE HOUSE___________________________


Please note than you will only be able to drive by the house for now but not have a look at the interior until i have sent the keys and documents of my house to your destination, and the requirement for getting the keys and documents of the house is a fully refundable security payment as stated above, but i am giving you a benefit of doubt that you will love everything about this lovely home. You are advised to act fast on this so you don't loose the house to other interested applicants.I Await your response so that we can discuss on how to get the document and the keys to you.

Best Regards
Mr/Mrs Kauiniata Satuala
By Kimberlydj,  Fri Jan 3 2014, 11:43
Ridiculous...

Hello,

God bless you for your interest about my House. 3 bedrooms for rent, My name is Rev petterson the house is still available for rent and also we intend to sale this house but we have changed our mind to rent it out is no more for sale,pls if you see any for sale reject it immediately.. I am renting this house to a responsible and neat person or family who has the fear of God and treat my house as his or her own. Presently Myself and my family have moved out of the house due to my work transfer to Michigan and will be away for 8 years or more and this is why we are actually renting it out so if you are interested and will take good care of our house then we will be ready to accept you as our future tenant and family friend. If you really impress me by taking good care of our house then you will be allowed to stay as long as you wish okay. This is the address of the House.... 17 W Stephen Dr Newark, DE 19713

Hope you are okay with the price of $900/month and Security Deposit $500 with heat laundry facilities, air condition and so on. PETS ARE WELCOME! I am looking forward to hear from you as soon as possible I will Like you to fill The Rental Application form below, also are you ready to rent it now or when?



I WILL WANT YOU TO FILL THE RENT APPLICATIONS FORM BELOW
Rental Application
Applicant Information
Name:
Date of birth:

Cell:

Phone:

Current address:

City:


State:


ZIP Code:

Own( ) Rent (x )


Monthly payment or rent:


How long?

Previous address:
City:

State:

ZIP Code:



Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that I can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you. Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the document and the key to you, please we are giving you all this base on trust and again I will want you to stick to your words, you know that we do not see yet and only putting everything into Gods hand, so please do not let us down in this our property and God bless you more as you do this.

My phone number is (864) 485-9362 you can text or drop a voice mail message i will get back to you without any delay.
By Lecarre,  Sun Jan 5 2014, 21:26
01/05/14
THIS RENTAL HOME IS BEING SCAMMED. ALERT. RENTAL PROPERTY SCAM
263 Plochman Lane, WOODSTOCK NEW YORK
http://www.trulia.com/rental/3100424809-Single-Family-Home-Woodstock-NY-12498
A PHOTO and details on TRULIA showing a lease price of $900/month was visible on the Trulia site. I requested information.

"GOD BLESS" and "West Africa" Seem to be double red flags as I now review the the SCAM info I did not read before this weirdness. My information is exposed and I am reluctant to use or endorse Trulia as a result of this experience. I advise others to do the same.

January 4th, 2013
email from

Hello,

We are pleased that you have an interest in our house, our lovely
home is still available for lease and we want responsible
adults/family that are neat and also believe that you have what it
takes to take care of our house as if it were Yours. The main reason
our house is up for lease is because I got transferred from my place
of work to (West Africa), I and my family will be away for at least a
couple of 6 to 7 years. We will be very pleased if we can find the
right potential tenant to rent our home, a person who is a clean &
responsible and does not tolerate anything that has to do with dirt.
we also would like to know more about you and your family, your
renting experience and how long and when you plan moving into our
home.

RENTAL APPLICATION FORM
Full Name:
Profession:
Present Address of the applicants:
Reasons for Leaving:
How long do you intend staying:
Do you drink:
Cell & Home:
Email:
Single Or Married:
Children:
Pet: If any ( ):
How much do you have at hand right now if you are asked to secure the
property today:
Date of Tenancy:

Below is the rental property address: 273 Plochmann Ln, Woodstock, NY 12498
Bedrooms: 3
Bathroom: 2
Month Rent: $900
Deposit: $800
Pets allowed: YES
The rental fee is inclusive with utilities; Cable , Kitchen completely
equipped, Kettle - Toaster - Dishwasher - Freezer - Microwave - Oven -
Dryer - Heat - Water - Washing Machine and Electric.

You can drive by the house at your earliest convenience to see it from
the outside then get back to me asap.
Mario P Lischetti

next correspondence after I completed application and sent description (unfortunately)
On Jan 5, 2014, at 2:31 AM, God bless wrote:
Subject: Re: YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED AS OUR NEW TENANT

Hello [my name here],

I have go through your application form that you filled and
everything is okay by us, well we just want you to know that you can
live there as long as you want,also you can move out anytime you
want..But you just need to inform us a month before you leave, so that
i can be able to look for another good tenant.We are very excited and
willing to let you move in our house as soon as possible and i have
conclude with my family on accepting payment for the first month rent
which is $900 and a security deposit of $800 which is sum of $1,700 to
move in as soon as you are ready.just get back to me with mailing
address where The package containing the keys and documentations of
the house will be delivered to you through Courier Service,and you
have to pay some payment to hold the house if you are not ready to
move into the house now.just for us to be convinced that you really
want to rent the house and you want us to keep the house for you.you
are to decide if you will pay the deposit or the first month rent
first,So get back to me to know where we will be sending the keys and
the document to your current address you gave to us.....
Awaiting to hear back