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Old 08-23-2008, 12:16 PM
 
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I was on Craigslist and I found a listing for a one bedroom for $700 a month so I figured well, why not check it out... This is the email I receieved in response to my query...


Thanks for your email and it is glad to Read from you.I am Rev Donna Halls,the owner of the 1 bedroom Apartment you are making inquiry of at 5461 Kester Avenue,Sherman Oaks, CA 91411.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 $700 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 New Jersey,United states Of America 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 alot 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 Judith Halls at ( aptrental1313@gmail.com ) 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
Regards
Rev Donna Halls


First it's written in the style of, "I am in Russia and I need your bank account number so I can send you 25 trillion dollars!!!" Then I thought it odd that they didn't even expect to meet me and then there's PETS ALLOWED, yet when I looked up the address it said NO PETS ALLOWED.

So then I did a search on the email address in the email and found these results...




<LI class=g>[SIZE=3]BEWARE OF THESE PEOPLE (SCAMMERS)[/SIZE]

A refundable deposit is required.if you are ok with this pls Email my wife Judith Halls at ( aptrental1313@gmail.com ) and she will attend to you better. ...
losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/apa/798380551.html - Similar pages
<LI class=g>[SIZE=3]Here be dragons: Chicanery, cons and scams: Craigslist Rental ...[/SIZE]

apartmentrents555@yahoo.com* (Carmeli Ahia) a_phillip20@yahoo.com* (Ashely & Phillip Adam) aptrental1313@gmail.com* (Judith Halls) are_vally@hotmail.com* ...
chicaneryconsscams.blogspot.com/2008/01/cdn-craigslist-rental-scammails-i.html - 180k - Cached - Similar pages
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I would suggest anyone here looking for an apartment on Cragslist to click on the link... [SIZE=3]Here be dragons: Chicanery, cons and scams: Craigslist Rental ...[/SIZE] They have list of email Craigslist Rental Scammails
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Old 08-23-2008, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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Like they say, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:11 PM
 
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Why does it seem like Russians are some of the most corrupt people in the world?
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Old 08-23-2008, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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Actually, I think it's Nigerians.
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Old 08-23-2008, 02:27 PM
 
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Actually, I think it's Nigerians.
Maybe on the internets, but overall in the world, the Russians have not been nice people.

Go to West Hollywood and try to chat up a few Russians. Don't expect a warm reception.
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Old 08-23-2008, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Malibu/Miami Beach
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Maybe on the internets, but overall in the world, the Russians have not been nice people.

Go to West Hollywood and try to chat up a few Russians. Don't expect a warm reception.
If you go to Moscow and try to"chat up" Russians you will get a different response.
The ones you tried to "chat up" are probably American Citizens with LA attitudes.
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Old 08-23-2008, 02:54 PM
 
Location: The Miami Of Canada
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[b][color=navy]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 Judith Halls
Good catch! I went to that Here be dragons list and I noticed a lot of the scammers claim to want to send the apartment keys to you after you send them money. Any good Landlord/Manager/Owner will want to meet with the tenant before accepting a deposit of any kind. And the tenant should insist on seeing what they're renting before they hand over any money!

I'm bookmarking it for future reference. Thanks!
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Old 08-23-2008, 02:56 PM
 
Location: The Miami Of Canada
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Why does it seem like Russians are some of the most corrupt people in the world?
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Originally Posted by MisterMark View Post
Maybe on the internets, but overall in the world, the Russians have not been nice people.

Go to West Hollywood and try to chat up a few Russians. Don't expect a warm reception.
That's really bigoted and uncalled for. Your generalizing about a whole group of people based on a few bad ones.

And keep in mind that not all people from Russia wanted to live there or agreed with their government and it's actions.
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Old 08-23-2008, 04:08 PM
 
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That's really bigoted and uncalled for. Your generalizing about a whole group of people based on a few bad ones.
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.
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Old 08-23-2008, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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I've never had an issue with any Russian people I've met.
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