Craigslist rental scam -- 10 rue Saint Paul Paris - Scamalot

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Anonymous
Crediton, Devon, United Kingdom
2013-10-17 14:10:54
Rental Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
+2 Craigslist rental scam -- 10 rue Saint Paul ParisEmail Attached  
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   cristina consolim ( but this is the identity that\'s been stolen, not the scammer)
Email Address:
   cristina.lim01@yahoo.com
Telephone:
   +447024072202
this is rental scam in Paris -- self explanatory when you read the email -- was on Craigslist -- some v nice photographs of a flat came with it -- far too nice for the price -- also the person whose identity has been stolen for this has had details of her cv posted up, which is a little worrying -- I see now that the same address and much of the same email has been posted and sent to other people but with other names and biographical details.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
No Name   (Paris, Paris, France) Added the following extra information on :2013-12-19 12:56:37
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Cristina Marcia
Email Address:
   m.cristina1010@yahoo.com
Telephone:
   +447024072202
Came across this ad on craigslist and thought to have a quick google of the landlords name when I came across this site! She was asking for a fair amount of info in her first email and the apartment is really far to large for the rental price. This is the email she sent:
Hi XXXXXX
Pleased to read from you and thanks for your interest. My apartment is available for both short and long term rental, so whats your move in date and how long do you intend renting? A little more about the apartment, its located inside a 17th century residence with trees and calm. I can honestly say that its among the safest and calmest area in Marais. The surface is 580 sq. feet / 55 m2 and much suitable for a maximum of 4 adults. Its on the first french floor of the building, it has an elevator as well. its fully furnished as you can see in the pictures and comes with bed linens, towels but if you wish to bring yours, no problem. Its 860 EUR per month. All Utility bills are inclusive of the rent these include internet, gas, electricity, heating and also there is a washing machine,air conditioner, t.v cable, telephone but for national calls only, dryer, dish washer.
I am at present a teaching associate at University of Aberdeen where I will be lecturing on history of sociology till spring 2015. Before that, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Institut Jean Nicod in Paris, France for 2 years as well as a professor (assistant professor) at Universidade Federal de São Paulo - Brésil and I just relocated to Aberdeen United kingdom 2 weeks ago for my new appointment and that is why i have decided to rent out the apartment.
Well, to proceed you are to pay a security deposit fee of 860 EUR which is refundable on move out date if the apartment is in order. Also you are to pay the first months rent of 860 EUR together with the deposit to make it 1720 EUR. I must state categorically that my major concern is getting the right person to maintain the standard of my apartment and keep it clean and tidy as always.
Kindly get back to me with the following details
Full name of occupant Address Contact number Will you have a car? there is actually a parking lot for one car. Pls send a valid identification of yourself(passport or drivers license) Just give me a brief introduction about yourself and what you do.
Do get in touch with me as soon as possible as i already received interest from someone else. The address is 8, rue Saint Paul. 75004 Paris by Saint Paul, line 1 metro which is about 5 minutes walk. let me know if its ok for you so we can proceed.
Thanks you can call me on +447024072202 im available most evenings between 7pm till 10pm and morning 6am -8 am u.k time weekdays and anytime weekend. cheers
Marcia cristina

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-12-16 19:28:08
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Cristina Marcia
Email Address:
   m.cristina1010@yahoo.com
offer of sublet in st. Paul , Le Marais, posed as a lectureer at U. of Aberdeen. sent bank details for wire. i did not make the wire after i became suspicious, but i gave my passport initially, lamemtably
here is an email after we had discussed payment options. what i dont understand is how the bank name info matches the name on the lifted passport, in this case one from brasil and italy.

Scam Email
quoted email: How has your day been? Please do find attached a copy of the rental agreement which i have prepared. Read through it and let me know if it needs any amendment. I stated the contract to run from 3rd Jan 2014 till 2nd April2014. If its alright, sign, scan and send the last page so i can sign it also on the receipt of the 3 months rent and security deposit of 3,040EUR. As regards the payment, you are to make a same day bank wire transfer into my bank account, hence the details below BANK NAME: HALIFAX BANK BANK ADDRESS: 17 HORSE MARKET, NORTHAMPTON NN1 2DW. UNITED KINGDOM. ACCT NAME: Cristina Marcia ACCT NO: 10692861 SORT CODE: 11-05-65 BIC: HLFXGB21Q16 IBAN: GB62 HLFX 1105 6510 6928 61 Or preferably, you could make use of an international money transfer like Money Gram, i think thats faster and have their outlets all over paris as the bank transfer might take some 5-7 working days, Hence my details for the Money gram Name Cristina Marcia Address: 21 huntly road, aberdeen, AB10 1Tj united kingdom,

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