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Old 08-23-2008, 05:08 PM
Location: The Miami Of Canada
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Originally Posted by MisterMark View Post
That was just my experience living on the east side of West Hollywood years ago. I'm still open-minded, however. I didn't mean to say that I felt that way about all Russians.
I appreciate the correction of your statements.

I'm not going to claim that all Russian immigrants I've dealt with are nice, as I've met a few bad ones myself. I just knew that the attitude of those bad individuals was because of their personalities, and not due to where they came from. My own personal proof is that many other people I've met who came from Russia and immigrated to the U.S. have been much more courteous, intelligent and respectful.
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Old 08-23-2008, 05:09 PM
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What is With all the Seemingly Random capitalizations in the Syntax?
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:32 AM
Location: California
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We replied to a Craigslist ad and got a very similarly worded response; it was a mostly furnished house for not very much rent. They also wanted us to send pictures of ourselves as part of the application, they placed a high priority on us being "God-fearing tenants" and they wanted to be able to drop in whenever they felt like it to make sure their computer was okay. We decided it sounded sketchy so didn't go any further than that. Also, the lack of spaces and poor syntax in the email threw me off...
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Old 10-23-2008, 04:05 PM
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Default Same on Craigslist Vancouver, BC, Canada

Thanks for your email and it is glad to Read from you.I am Rev Emmanuel James,the owner of the 1 bedroom apartment you are making inquiry of at 1105-480 Robson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 1S1.Actually I resided in the apartment with my Wife before and presently we had Moved out due to my transfer from my working place and now situated in the West Africa and presently my apartment is still available for rent for $800 per month including the utilities like Hydro included,Hardwood Floor,Air Conditioning,Utilities included,Dishwasher,Fridge,Stove,Assigned/Secured parking,microwave,Washer,Dryer,Cable/Satellite, Internet connectivity Elevator,Storage locker,Fireplace,security is fully furnished,More so Now, i went for a Job transfer and i will like you to get in touch with my wife in London,England for more discussion and Pictures as She is with the keys and the document to the apartment.Please i want you to note that I am a kind and honest man and also I spent a lot on my property that i want to give to you for rent,so i will solicit for your absolute maintainance of this apartment and want you to treat it as your own,is that taken?it is not the money that is the main problem but i want you to keep it tidy all the time so that i will be glad to see it neat when i come for check up which i do once in a while and give 1month notice before i come for check up.I also want you to let me have trust in you as i always stand on my word. Pets Allowed

Special Notice : Pls note that there's none of us to show you the apartment,as we would have to send you the keys through DHL COURIER SERVICE ON A NEXT DELIVERY TO YOUR HOME and move in asap.A refundable deposit is required.if you are ok with this pls Email my wife Sophia James at ( [email]so4james@gmail.com[/email] ) and she will attend to you better.You can call me on 011-234-803-609-3431 or +2348036093431 for more details

Thanks and God Bless You
Rev Emmanuel James
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:11 PM
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Yeah they are all over Craig's list for ones in San Jose CA too. I only call back if there is a real phone number to call and always research the apartment before I even look into it. Good job checking it out. Yeah they sounded second language for sure. Probably African since that’s where they said they were from since you would have to mail the money there. The scam artist I saw said he was in England, hmm they are everywhere.
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:06 AM
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i think it would be fun to just **** with them and waste their time by calling and saying your sending the money..
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:40 PM
Location: NoHo (North Hollywood)
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I think the email address is a dead giveaway: aptrental1313@gmail.com

Who would have an email address dedicated solely to "apartment rental," especially if it's just the one. very bizarre.
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:07 PM
Location: San Joaquin Valley, CA, USA
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The "God bless you" signed by the Reverend is a nice touch, LOL.
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:12 PM
Location: Australia
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The warning sign is dead obvious. Why would any ordinary person hand over the keys blinded.
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Old 02-11-2009, 07:34 PM
Location: Playa Del Rey, California
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What if you're passing up a killer opportunity
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