Rental Scams On Craigs List…Unbelieveable! Literally!


I’ve been looking for houses to rent in my area and Craigslist is saturated with scam post with people claiming to be out of the US, usually in Nigeria, stealing other legit listings. And posting them as their ow and having the potential renter western union the deposit to them. I wonder just how many people have ben taken by these thieves?

Here is my latest victim. And when I say victim, I’m not talking about me. LOL
The most hilarious part is the rental app. LOL what kind of questions are those?

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Hello,
 
Thanks for making inquiry about the house. I am David H Saxton, the owner of the house. I left USA with my Family for UK and from UK I was transferred to the West to supervise a spread the message and not the virus project, organized by an individual. So since then I reside in one of the west African country (NIGERIA) and I will be staying here for a very long time because the people around here still needs to be enlightened on what HIV/AIDS is all about.
 
Back to the reason why I am sending you this message, which is that you are interested in my house.

In case you see any sign board Provided by Gohoming, they are the realtor in charge of my house before I decided to take over by my self. I am no more working with them and don’t bother to contact them because formerly i wanted to sell the house before me and my Lovely Family now decided to rent it out instead of selling it out.
 
I will want you to understand that the main reason why i am renting out my house is for it to be taking care of and not for money making purpose and that is why it is so cheap. Presently my house is still available for rent for $700 per month including the utilities like hydro washer, Internet connection, heat,dryer est, and the security deposit to move in is $600, the rent application form fee is included in the deposit and a copy of the original Rent Application Form will be sent to you as soon as the payment is paid including some other Documents.
 
My house will be available for like 5 years
Bedrooms:3
Bathrooms:2
Property type:Single-Family Home
Size:1,430 sqft
Lot:0.28 acres
Available Date: Available now.
Pets are welcome for free.
No section 8.
 
I will want you to take a drive by the house and if you are pleased with the House you can now come back to fill out the RENT APPLICATION FORM Below.
 
 
RENT APPLICATION FORM
 
YOUR FULL NAME: _______________
PROFESSION: ________________
(CELL)PHONE () __________
(WORK)PHONE () __________
KIDS _____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY ________
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? _______________
 
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 PAY THE DEPOSIT: ______________
 
I await your response ASAP.
 
Regard.
 
David 

You can reach me @ +234-805-878-0247  Or  011-234-805-878-0247
 
Regard.

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So, I responded nicely with false name and gave them the # and address to the local police. And GUESS what???! I WAS APPROVED! LOL

*jumps up and down in joy* LOL

Needless to say, he was scared off when I told him “thank you for your name and address as our city is making a huge case against him and his friends” and he is freaking out. Hopefully that will slow them down on the scams because I can’t imagine some poor innocent family getting scammed and ending up homeless.

3 thoughts on “Rental Scams On Craigs List…Unbelieveable! Literally!

  1. I had just gotten the same email today, waiting for an email back, I suspected something odd. then this whole letter posted on here was entirely the same thing. I am happy that I found this site, wanted to look up the number that they gave me. This is how I found this.
    Thank you again
    Jen

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