410 Atkinson Dr is definitely a scam.

Asked by Wilksoli, Hillside, IL Mon Jul 1, 2013

I got a strange response to my email about the owner being out of the country and wiring money in broken english. I googled the response I got and this person tried the same thing in another state.

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Debra (Debbi…, Agent, Livingston, NJ
Wed Jul 3, 2013
Anthony - that is the standard "scammer's email".........delete it!
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Thank you so muchDebra.
I will move to Honolulufrom Anchorage on 8/18/2013. Can you help me to find a studio or 1 br from $600 to $800?
Thanks in advance,
Anthony Wong
Flag Wed Jul 3, 2013
Anthony Wong, Renter, Honolulu, HI
Tue Jul 2, 2013
Did anybody got the message below:

Hello,

Thank you for your interest in our apartment, as the unit is still
available for long and short term purpose. Just a couple of weeks ago,
me and my family relocated to Lagos,Nigeria, due to my appointment on
my new Job. Never the less, our only concern is to find a good and
responsible tenant that will maintain and govern our apartment very
well in our absence (The reason for the price been cheap). We want it
to be clean and the person that will rent it to take it as if it were
his or her own.
The Apartment 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom in 410 Atkinson Dr, Honolulu, HI 96814.
Monthly rent is $800 and the security deposit $800
please do fill the application form below;

RENT APPLICATION FORM
1)Your Full Name?
2)Your Full Address
3)Phone Number?
4)How old are you?
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)When do you want to move in?
11)How long do you want to stay in my apartment?
12)Do have the rent and security deposit available now?
13)Pictures of all the Occupant that will stay in my apartment?

We received a lot of emails but, they are not the kind of tenants we
are looking for and we told them that we can't rent it out to them
because most of them are smokers and drinkers.
I am looking forward to read from you with all the details so that i
can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt to you and
contacting you as i am very busy with work over here. Once I received
the filled copy of the rental application form, I will make an
arrangement on how to get the apartment keys and documents shipped to
you through FedEx courier service without any further delay. Please I
am renting the apartment to you based on Trust & Honesty and again I
want you to stick to your words, I am putting everything into Gods
hand, so please do not let me down. God bless you more as you do this.

I await your swift response.
Thanks and God Bless You
Regards.
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Tim Moore, Agent, Kitty Hawk, NC
Mon Jul 1, 2013
I flagged it fro you........
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Tim Moore, Agent, Kitty Hawk, NC
Mon Jul 1, 2013
Flag it as a scam. Since you didn't link it just go to it and flag it.
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Debra (Debbi…, Agent, Livingston, NJ
Mon Jul 1, 2013
Glad you caught it before wiring any money!

Those scammers always have a reason for why they can't show the property - "out of the country" is fairly typical.........some have sob stories..........they can be very creative.but one thing they all have in common is the request for the person to wire money!!

Never do that!

You can report this scam to customer serivce @ trulia
they are probably also on craigslist........
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Hi Debra,

I got the message from owner as below. Do you think it is true or not?

Hello,

Thank you for your interest in our apartment, as the unit is still
available for long and short term purpose. Just a couple of weeks ago,
me and my family relocated to Lagos,Nigeria, due to my appointment on
my new Job. Never the less, our only concern is to find a good and
responsible tenant that will maintain and govern our apartment very
well in our absence (The reason for the price been cheap). We want it
to be clean and the person that will rent it to take it as if it were
his or her own.
The Apartment 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom in 410 Atkinson Dr, Honolulu, HI 96814.
Monthly rent is $800 and the security deposit $800
please do fill the application form below;

RENT APPLICATION FORM
1)Your Full Name?
2)Your Full Address
3)Phone Number?
4)How old are you?
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)When do you want to move in?
11)How long do you want to stay in my apartment?
12)Do have the rent and security deposit available now?
13)Pictures of all the Occupant that will stay in my apartment?

We received a lot of emails but, they are not the kind of tenants we
are looking for and we told them that we can't rent it out to them
because most of them are smokers and drinkers.
I am looking forward to read from you with all the details so that i
can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt to you and
contacting you as i am very busy with work over here. Once I received
the filled copy of the rental application form, I will make an
arrangement on how to get the apartment keys and documents shipped to
you through FedEx courier service without any further delay. Please I
am renting the apartment to you based on Trust & Honesty and again I
want you to stick to your words, I am putting everything into Gods
hand, so please do not let me down. God bless you more as you do this.

I await your swift response.
Thanks and God Bless You
Regards.
Flag Tue Jul 2, 2013
Hi Debra,

I got the message from owner as below. Do you think it is true or not?

Hello,

Thank you for your interest in our apartment, as the unit is still
available for long and short term purpose. Just a couple of weeks ago,
me and my family relocated to Lagos,Nigeria, due to my appointment on
my new Job. Never the less, our only concern is to find a good and
responsible tenant that will maintain and govern our apartment very
well in our absence (The reason for the price been cheap). We want it
to be clean and the person that will rent it to take it as if it were
his or her own.
The Apartment 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom in 410 Atkinson Dr, Honolulu, HI 96814.
Monthly rent is $800 and the security deposit $800
please do fill the application form below;

RENT APPLICATION FORM
1)Your Full Name?
2)Your Full Address
3)Phone Number?
4)How old are you?
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)When do you want to move in?
11)How long do you want to stay in my apartment?
12)Do have the rent and security deposit available now?
13)Pictures of all the Occupant that will stay in my apartment?

We received a lot of emails but, they are not the kind of tenants we
are looking for and we told them that we can't rent it out to them
because most of them are smokers and drinkers.
I am looking forward to read from you with all the details so that i
can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt to you and
contacting you as i am very busy with work over here. Once I received
the filled copy of the rental application form, I will make an
arrangement on how to get the apartment keys and documents shipped to
you through FedEx courier service without any further delay. Please I
am renting the apartment to you based on Trust & Honesty and again I
want you to stick to your words, I am putting everything into Gods
hand, so please do not let me down. God bless you more as you do this.

I await your swift response.
Thanks and God Bless You
Regards.
Flag Tue Jul 2, 2013
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