(Closed) Re: 1bdrm for rent… Is there really people who fall for this scam?

posted 7 years ago in Home
  • poll: scam?
    yes : (23 votes)
    44 %
    no : (0 votes)
    Do you really have to ask??? lol : (29 votes)
    56 %
  • Post # 17
    679 posts
    Busy bee

    I got this EXACT same e-mail when I inquired about an apartment for rent except Michigan was switched with “out of the country.” Fiance was like “Seems legit!” LOL. Ridiculous.

    Post # 18
    8829 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @Jess1483:  That’s awesome! My favorite was the part about cleaning sex out of the carpet.

    Post # 19
    1430 posts
    Bumble bee

    Unfortunately there has to be people out there that fall for this otherwise there wouldn’t be so  many of these on craigslist. One of my favorite things to do when I am bored at work while I was looking for places to rent was flag all the bogus listings. 

    Post # 20
    1010 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999


    I got an email like that once when Fiance and I were looking for a place to rent late last year. I read it once, told him it was the biggest crock of sh*t, and told him don’t bother replying. Any legit person wanting to rent it out would set up a viewing for it, and discuss renting it, not some long rambling weird letter that screams “gimme yer personal info so’s I can fux0r your identity!!!”

    Post # 21
    3667 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    OMG!!! I got a scam email back when I was looking for a place too. Ridiculous. Here’s the email I got after I responded to the Craigslist ad:

    Thanks so much for getting back to me regards to my available home for rent ,and I was looking for an 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 5 year lease rent and you can move in if you have any pets with you
    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 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.

    I will love to have showed you round the house and the inside, but am sorry i am presently out on a missionary trip.I  have been posted to the West Africa  by the United State Christian Organization for (Worldwide Missionary Outreach). We are now in West Africa for the Missionary work and so all you can do is drive by the home anytime. i wanted to sell it before and later changed my mind to rent it out for investment purposes since i might still come back some time 5 years or more to come. So we have ordered them to stop all advertisement about the home for sale and that will be effective asap. So i wouldn’t want that to bother you at all I could not find an honest agent to hand over the place before leaving so i and my wife decided to post the property on line.
    1)      Your Full Name
    2A)   Home Phone ?
    2B)    Cell Phone Number ?
    3)    Your Full Address :
    4)     How old are you?
    5a)   Are you married?
    5b)   How many people will be living in the house?
    6a)   Do you have a pet?
    6b)   What type
    7a)   Do you have a car?
    7b)   What type?
    8)     Occupation?
    9)     Do you smoke?
    10)    Do you Drink ?
    11)    Do you work at Night ?
    12)    What is your monthly income?
    13)    Reference Contact Name and Address?
    14)    When do you intend Moving in?
    15)    private email :
    16 )  When can you pay for your deposit to
    secure or move in?

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

    All Pets Allow : Dog , Cat
    Monthly Rent :  $1000
    Deposit :           $500

    Total Move in : $1500

    Thanks and you are welcome.


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