Victim Location 10027
Type of a scam Rental
Sent the following email to me about an apartment posted on a university’s off-campus housing website:
Since you’re serious about this apartment, I really need to know more about you as am not renting this apartment out for the money but someone to take good use of it while am away for few yeas.Have you ever rented an apartment before? Can you take care of my Apartment like it’s yours?? How many month are you planning to stay and pay for? Do you have references? It’s quite unfortunate that my past bitter experience of showing my apartment to people without any form of confirmation of their financial ability, seriousness, commitment and not keeping up to time as at when scheduled, thought me some lessons about renting out apartment and coming down to show them the apartment without any form of commitment.Currently i work and live at Kailua, Hawaii and i have to travel all the way down to show some people around the apartment but they never turn up.
Few foreign renters do not have the money to pay the rent and yet they want to arrange a viewing with their friend or relative who resides in the city, also some do not meet up with the appointments which has led to some time wasting of me coming down to NY from Kailua, Hawaii.
I won’t be coming to the apartment until three weeks from now but if you’re really interested in the apartment i believe you’ve already seen the picture and i can send you more .So you will need to make a deposit as a commitment with one month rent payment and after viewing the apartment if you are not okay with it i will surely refund you. After i see such commitment i can come down the next day i confirm the payment and meet up with your sister to take her around the building and show her the apartment, my lawyer will need some information from you to draft a lease agreement which you will print and bring along with you on your arrival date to my apartment.
The picture was taken 2 weeks ago so what you see is what you get, Fully furnished.
Your Full Name:
Confirmed move in date and confirmed move out date:
After getting your full detail for the lease, my lawyer will prepare your agreement and i will send it to you to be sign. Once it’s signed i want you to send it back to me for my reference including a copy of your ID via the email and you will print your own copy of lease agreement along with you when you are coming to the Apartment.
Kindly get back to me with these information so that i can make your lease agreement and forward it to you before we proceed with the payment..