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Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
Anonymous
Alor Star, Kedah, Malaysia
2013-12-24 12:59:11
Rental Scam
Paypal (paypal.com)
Room rental in malaysiaEmail Attached
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Tran Thi Kim Hoang
Email Address:
   sjjoesmit@gmail.com
Fax:
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This is clearly an identity theft of some bad guys, with the scammer posing as an innocent Vietnamese young woman. The following are the lines the scammer has used in the email chain.

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Hello,
Is your room still available for rent? if yes kindly get back to me with the details and more pictures cos am ready to rent it as soon as possible.

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Thanks for getting back to me,am a simple,cool none smoker lady
willing to rent/share the room and i am at sea at the moment as i am a
Coastguard Agency employee in Canada but i was Born and brought up in
Melbourne Australia i got transfer to work and study part time down
there but due to the nature of my work, phone calls making and
visiting of website are restricted. I only squeezed out time to check
this advert and send you an email regarding this. i am ready to rent
it asap so tell me how much is the rent/share per month and how much
deposit do i have to pay. Please send me more period you wish to rent
this out,i have attached my International Passport with this email for
you to know the type of person i look like..

Looking forward to read back from you soon
Regards
Kim

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Yes....whats the rent per month?

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Hello,
Thanks for your email and I will be paying you through PayPal, i would
have requested for your bank account information but for safety of
both party with giving bank account information online i prefer using
PayPal.But if you do not have a PayPal account, all you have to do is
to log on to www.paypal.com and set up an account and get back to me
with PayPal money request for me to make the payment. I will also like
you to get back to me with your full home address for me to forward it
to my mover agent to calculate the total cost of moving my little
stuffs down there.I will be waiting to read back from you.

Cheers

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