Hi JoeyEmail Exchanges, from scammer:
After looking into this apartment posting, I know it's a scam. I gave the guy "Chris" a call, and he will not answer the phone. The one time he did answer the phone, he said he would call me back in 5 minutes. He claims to be a "retired 60 year old piano teacher," but has two assistants and wants me to Western Union the money to him so he can send me the keys. I'm reporting to Craigslist, but I was going to report to your blog as well.
From: Chris Kroner <email@example.com>
Date: June 13, 2012 10:12:17 AM PDT
Subject: Re: Congratulations!!! Your application form as been approved
I am writing to inform you that my secretary will be unavailable to confirm the payment as she is on a sick leave so I need you to please send the funds to my personal assistant.
Here is my personal assistant's payment information.
Ps:You can call me on this number 504 613 0215
Email Exchanges, from intended victim:
Thank you do much for approving my application. Before I proceed with sending the money via Western Union, I would like to setup a call. I just want to make sure I am protected from any possible scams on craiglist, and I think I would feel more comfortable if we talked on the phone. I can call you so you don't have to worry about long distance charges.
After our call, I have already started the process with Western Union so the funds can be available to you within 24 hours. Please let me know when you are available and which number to call you.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Email Exchanges, from scammer:
Chris Kroner" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Congratulations!!! Your application form as been approved. I really appreciate your willingness in renting my place and i promise you that you will never regret taking my place. I have taken time to go over your application form and i am so impressed and can't stop having the feeling that my place will be well kept by you as promised.The keys and document will be ship to this
Name& Address :Email Exchanges, from scammer:
The total cost for you to move into the apartment is $900,,............... $450 for rent and $450 for the damage deposit which is refundable at the end of the lease if nothing is damaged in the apartment. I would be sending the apartment key's and documents to you via courier service to the address you filled in the application form and the shipment tracking number will be emailed to you so that you can track it to know the exact time the package will be delivered to you the next day.. Below are the document I will be shipping to you once i have received the payment from you.
Here are the contents of the document.
1)Entrance and The Rooms Keys
2)The Apartment Documentary File.
I have the keys and the documents ready for shipment. I will like you to go ahead and send the payment to my wife through Western Union below is the information
Receiver's Name: Jacquelyn J. Kroner
Zip Code: 70435
Kindly get back to me with the below information as soon as you send the money via Western Union.
Ps: Since you are ready to move in by July 1st that wont be a problem because you can still receive the keys and document before you move .All you have to do is make the payment for the deposit as you have said in your application and as soon as i confirm your payment i will ship the keys and document to the address you fill in the application NEXT DAY DELIVERY.I also attach the copy of the Lease for you to sign and get back to me
On Jun 11, 2012, at 11:09 PM, "Chris Kroner" <email@example.com> wrote:
Thanks for your mail. The apartment is very much available for rent and the rental fees is $450.00 per month including utilities for the whole of the apartment and the deposit is $450.00, i want you to know that i appreciate your expression.So, i want you to stick to your words and again i will like to tell you that there is no way you can view the interior because the keys and the document is here with me in Covington- Louisiana and you can drive by and view the exterior of the apartment for you to know where the apartment is located and i have attached the pictures of the interior pics for you to have an idea how the inside looks like.Email Exchanges, from scammer:
*******RENT APPLICATION FORM*******
c (Private & Confidential)
Also, Please let me get these answers.
1) Your Full Name
2) Present Full Address (where you reside now) & Phone Number to Reach You
4) Are you married?
5) How many people will be living in the house?
6) Do you have a pet?
7) Do you have a car?
9) Citizen of which Country?
10) When are you ready to Move in ?
11) When are u planning to leave the apartment ?
12) How many months rent can you deposit upfront (plus security deposit)
Looking forward to hear from you with all this details for approval so that I can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt in your name and contacting you .Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the documents and the keys to you, Please all this transaction is 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 in this property of mine and God bless you more as you do this
The apartment is on the seconf floor and it has a seperate entance,i wont be coming anytime soon so you can rent the aparment for long term
On Jun 11, 2012, at 10:25 AM, "Chris Kroner" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Thanks for your interest in my apartment. I am a retired professional piano/music theory teacher, I'm easy going and friendly and also God fearing. I like Music and have deep interests in travelling. I respect every religion and love to hang around with people and i am definitely not a trouble maker and very helpful in nature. I am currently living in Covington - Louisiana and I will be here for long that is why am renting out my apartment. The apartment is located at:
2472 Oakmont Drive, San Bruno, CA 94066
This is a spacious 1 bedroom 1 Bathroom furnished apartment and is located in a very cool and lovely environment with five (5) appliances including dishwasher with in-suite laundry and plenty of storage space and parking space, professional and mature neighbors ensure peaceful living arrangements. Freshly painted and immaculately clean.
The rent per month is $450 monthly including utilities and $450 deposit.I would like you to tell me your renting experience and how you can take very good care of the apt.I was wondering maybe i can send you the application form for you to fill out so that we can discuss how to ship out the keys and the document to you.
Waiting to hear from you soon,