SmartFeedSmartFeed          

Porsche Hangout


WELCOME - YOU ARE CURRENTLY VIEWING 419EATER AS A GUEST

By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics and access other forums reserved for members. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today by clicking here.

ScamWarners.com - Internet Anti-Fraud Center - now open!


 House rental Scam??

View next topic
View previous topic
 
Post new topicReply to topic
Author Message
Loganx2000
Hello I'm New here!


Joined: 19 Feb 2010
Posts: 4


PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:17 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi, I haven't heard of this version of a nigerian scam before, but my spidey sense went off due to a craigslist posting and the email I received about it.

I am currently looking for house to rent. A listing on craiglist caught my eye and I sent an email inquiring when I might be able to check out the house. The listing seemed entirely legitimate, but after several days I finally got an email response. It gave me pause due to the mention that he and his wife are now in nigeria, doing charity work and the mention of 'god guiding you'. Also the bad english for someone that has had a home in America. Forgive my ignorance if this is another common scam. Here is the email I got from them. I assume that like the other nigerian scams, the money wiring requests would come later.

Hello
Thanks for your response regarding your interest in having my house for rent.The house is much available for now.I want you to know that i am the owner of this building situated at 2524 SW Stutley Ct, Topeka KS 66614.But i am now presently in West Africa for my Hospitals Project prayer crusade with my wife and we have the keys right here with us.I will like to inform you that it was due to my transfer that makes us to leave the house and also want to give it out for rent and looking for a responsible person that can take very good care of it as we are not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean at the time and the person that will rent it to take it as if it were its own..So for now,We are here in West Africa,NIGERIA our new house and also with the keys of the house,we are trying to look for an agent that we can give this document before we left but could not see and we are as well as don’t want our house to be used any how in our absent that is why we took it along with us here..We are only willing to give the house out to a lovely and caring family only, so if you know you cannot give the house the neatness it deserves please don’t contact me.But if you promise to always take good care of the house,get back to me on how you could take care of our house or perhaps experience you have in renting a home. I am looking forward to hear from you ASAP,Our house number is+234-803-881-9419 or 011-234-803-881-9419, below is the application form for you to fill and discuss on how to get the house for rent..
Kindly confirm your interest by filling the form below:
TENANT RENT APPLICATION
FIRST NAME: __________________
MIDDLE NAME: __________________
LAST NAME: __________________
PROFESSION: ________________
PHONE (____) __________ (CELL)
PHONE (____) __________ (WORK)
PHONE (____) __________ (HOME)
MARITAL STATUS: _________
KIDS _____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY ________
Home ADDRESS: ___________________________
CITY: _______________
STATE: ______________
ZIP CODE: ____________
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? ______________
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,please we are giving you all this base on t r ust 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.
Regards…
View user's profileSend private message
Jayhawk
Baiting Guru


Joined: 07 Jul 2006
Posts: 5153


PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:31 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Can you pm me the info on this? Is this house still up for rent on Craigslist?

How this scam works is a lad will scour a legitimate real estate site, find a house for rent, and put the exact same house for rent on Craigslist. Of course, he will need first and last months rent, along with a security deposit, sent to him via Western Union.

edit - here is the link to the home. It is currently for sale.

http://www.trulia.com/property/1087666355-2524-SW-Stutley-Ct-Topeka-KS-66614

Since you are the one that saw the Craigslist ad could you please contact the agent and please let him/her know what is going on. Thanks.

_________________
Mortar x8 Nurse Nastys Audi TTNurse Nastys Audi TT Whip Jack BootGoat Goat < slacking?
just checked the site for update now, shipment smurfs in Porto Novo. Yes!! - Stanley
i will not share my smurfs with anybody again - Stanley (again)
Yes pets are allowed as far as you will occupy the apartment alone, you can release the Kraken.

i will kill you even if it take me to go to jail i will do that because i hate you with all my life....
assisin killer to Feathers McGraw
PLEASE I BEG YOU TO LET ME KNOW THAT PIGGIES OF YOURS PLEASE... assisin killer to Feathers again
YOU PEOPLE HAS DESTROY MY LIFE... Mr. Humphere, lottery scammer

Last edited by Jayhawk on Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:42 am; edited 1 time in total
View user's profileSend private message
Loganx2000
Hello I'm New here!


Joined: 19 Feb 2010
Posts: 4


PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:38 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I just checked and it has been flagged and pulled from craigslist. After doing a search I found several references to this type of scam and the fact that this one had all the earmarks.

Yes I found the same house listed at a real rental website for a lot more.

I will be happy to post or pm any other info. I don't know if it will help. The subject of the email was: Re: $600 / 3br - Located on a cul de sac, across the street from the park & has an extr (Topeka)‏
From: GIFFORD ALAN L ([email protected])

if that is any help if there is other info you want, let me know what and I will be glad to pm it to you.

Thanks!
View user's profileSend private message
Jayhawk
Baiting Guru


Joined: 07 Jul 2006
Posts: 5153


PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:44 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks. That should do. If you could note the addition to my post above and let the agent know about this it would be great.

_________________
Mortar x8 Nurse Nastys Audi TTNurse Nastys Audi TT Whip Jack BootGoat Goat < slacking?
just checked the site for update now, shipment smurfs in Porto Novo. Yes!! - Stanley
i will not share my smurfs with anybody again - Stanley (again)
Yes pets are allowed as far as you will occupy the apartment alone, you can release the Kraken.

i will kill you even if it take me to go to jail i will do that because i hate you with all my life....
assisin killer to Feathers McGraw
PLEASE I BEG YOU TO LET ME KNOW THAT PIGGIES OF YOURS PLEASE... assisin killer to Feathers again
YOU PEOPLE HAS DESTROY MY LIFE... Mr. Humphere, lottery scammer
View user's profileSend private message
Loganx2000
Hello I'm New here!


Joined: 19 Feb 2010
Posts: 4


PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:48 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Will do. Thanks!
View user's profileSend private message
manbiteslion
Baiting Guru


Joined: 12 Dec 2007
Posts: 4816
Location: Connecting my chair and keyboard


PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:25 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Jayhawk, you looking for somewhere for all your smurfs to live?

_________________
Premium Wimp Convincer - Click Me!
View user's profileSend private message
Bait Runner
Not quite a Newb


Joined: 05 Feb 2008
Posts: 64
Location: Los Angeles in 9 years


PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:47 am Reply with quoteBack to top

These a-holes have pretty much ruined Craigslist, at least with regards to finding apartments, jobs, or selling goods.

I must say that their "Hospitals Project prayer crusade" sounds impressive. A project like that must be worthy of a grant from a generous church or two. I imagine they could make good use of a nice van filled with laptops and cell phones to help with God's work....
View user's profileSend private message
curlyearl
419Eater is my life


Joined: 29 Aug 2009
Posts: 299
Location: Desert Rose Barstool


PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:07 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Yeah, Craigslist is getting pretty stinky. Sad
My brother saw a car he wanted really cheap and inquired. Of course the guy was in the US Army overseas but No Problem! He'd ship the car free! Use ebay escrow to pay. He asked me first and I told him about the scam.
Next day someone wanted to buy his dresser he had on craigslist. Buyer'd send a money order and have it picked up. Rolling Eyes
This is really getting out of hand. I wish something could be done. Oh wait! WE'RE the something! Twisted Evil

_________________
Cellphone United Kingdom United States Closed lad accounts
View user's profileSend private message
Jayhawk
Baiting Guru


Joined: 07 Jul 2006
Posts: 5153


PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:42 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Topeka Kansas is not nice to those that are blue. Sad

With Craigslist you have to deal locally, and deal only in cash. Anything else and the odds are it's a scam. Sad but true.

_________________
Mortar x8 Nurse Nastys Audi TTNurse Nastys Audi TT Whip Jack BootGoat Goat < slacking?
just checked the site for update now, shipment smurfs in Porto Novo. Yes!! - Stanley
i will not share my smurfs with anybody again - Stanley (again)
Yes pets are allowed as far as you will occupy the apartment alone, you can release the Kraken.

i will kill you even if it take me to go to jail i will do that because i hate you with all my life....
assisin killer to Feathers McGraw
PLEASE I BEG YOU TO LET ME KNOW THAT PIGGIES OF YOURS PLEASE... assisin killer to Feathers again
YOU PEOPLE HAS DESTROY MY LIFE... Mr. Humphere, lottery scammer
View user's profileSend private message
Loganx2000
Hello I'm New here!


Joined: 19 Feb 2010
Posts: 4


PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:57 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Jayhawk wrote:
With Craigslist you have to deal locally, and deal only in cash. Anything else and the odds are it's a scam. Sad but true.

True. Even if they hadn't used the obvious keywords like nigeria and god, there is no way I would have rented a place without seeing the inside first and meeting face to face with a local agent.
View user's profileSend private message
Raga Man
Cousin Euphemism


Joined: 04 Sep 2009
Posts: 2879
Location: In a gloomy castle on a lonely hill


PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:53 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

A few years back we had a place we were trying to get rented. We put an ad in Yahoo and got a couple of people interested. Of course, they were both from overseas and needed to ship their stuff ahead. They were going to send funds (bogus check, no doubt) to me to arrange for storage for them. These parasites are everywhere Evil or Very Mad

_________________
Closed lad accounts X 23 Easter Egg 2013 Mortar X 3
Safari + Vcamera Evans Phillips, Atlanta>Savannah for a roll in the hay on webcam. "I hate the way you do your things. It is horrible and most fraustrating", "Bitch!!! Bastard. Die in hell idiot"
Vcamera Favor 0nowojo, Scammer Confession. "This is a coke and boo story"
Nurse Nastys Audi TT + Sand Timer (15 mo.) David Holt (will eat your flesh for money)
"there is something fishery going on", "You people are all Junks", E. Kaba
"Go and face your dumb life", J. Mathin
"You are not well trained as a human being...", M. Tony
"...there are thieves and kackers and postal pilferers in africa...", E. Didier. Shocked Who knew?
View user's profileSend private message
Display posts from previous:      
Post new topicReply to topic


 Jump to:   



View next topic
View previous topic
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



** Find out information about your IP address **


All Content © 2003 - 419Eater.com
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group :S5: FI Theme :: All times are GMT