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Anonymous
Warner Robins, GA, United States
2014-11-07 10:25:49
Rental Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
+1 Fake Renter EmailEmail Attached  
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   "Tina Bernard"
Email Address:
   tinabernard7@gmail.com
After posting an ad for my sublease on craigslist, I was emailed by a person pretending to be interested in the room. I am a graduate student that has thankfully taken fraud courses, so I understood that it was a scam, but want to spread the email out so that others will know.

The email claimed that the girl would love the room, but that she needed all of my personal information so that her boss could send me the rent payment. But that the rent payment would include her money for a plane ticket, so I would need to deposit it and send her the extra. (ONE - THIS CLEARLY MAKES NO SENSE! WHY WOULD THE PERSON NOT SEND SEPARATE CHECKS! TWO - THEY DO THIS BECAUSE YOU WILL GET MONEY AND BY THE TIME THE BANK FIGURES OUT THE CHECK IS NOT REAL, THE MONEY HAS ALREADY BEEN SENT TO THEM AND YOU ARE NOW PERSONALLY LIABLE TO YOUR BANK FOR THE HUNDREDS THAT YOU SENT).

As normal, the person typed in broken English. They didn't respond appropriately to my emails. They resent an email word for word.

It is getting close to the holidays, and with using credit cards online, and everyone looking for extra cash PLEASE BE CAREFUL! If it sounds weird, or too good to be true it is because it is! Be safe!
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-11-13 14:55:08
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   tonya kiki
Email Address:
   tonyakikki@gmail.com
Exact same email except the name. Unfortunately, I trusted her at first and contacted with her a lot rounds. When she sent me the check and asked me to money gram, I found it is weird.

Scam Email
I so much appreciate your quick response and below is a little information about myself and i will like to have your information because my boss will be responsible for the payment... will love to know if there exist any Italian restaurant in a nearby Name: - Tonya Kiki Sex :- Female Age;- 27 Citizenship:- France Place of Birth:- Bordeaux Profession:- Part time Student and P.A (Personal Assistance) Religion:- Catholic Marital Status:- Single Cleanliness:- Very clean Hobbies:-Movies, Reading, Soccer, Traveling, camping, cooking. Nature:- Great sense of humor, calm, easy going and very out going. Drinking/Drugs/Smoking:- Social Drinker, don't do drugs and i do not smoke. For the payment, well that is not a problem at all, because My boss will be responsible for all my payment all I have to do is to confirm the amount of the room including the utilities and then get it sent to him including the information of the person which the payment will be issued to. So the necessary information i need from you, so that my boss can issue out the payment to you, Is for you to send me your: FULL NAME: FULL ADDRESS: ZIP CODE: CITY: STATE: PHONE: EMAIL: PRICE: So that I can forward it to my boss because my boss will be paying for my first month rental fee and my flight fee. So all you have to do is that as soon as you receive the payment he's going to send to you, You will deduct your first month rental fee and the utilities from it and then get the rest back to my flight manager so that my ticket can be booked and my travelling documents could be completed as well. Don't worry about the subsequent payment, because i will be responsible for them once i am in the state. I will be waiting to hear from you. All these information are needed for quick payment asap pls. You can contact my boss on +1 413 667 9055 Thanks -------- How are you doing today.I have been very ill and i just got home from the hospital, that's why i haven't get back to you all this while..Finally UPS will make the delivery of the check tomorrow .you can have it tracked via www.ups.com.. The UPS Tracking# J455 588 8643 As soon as you received the check today you are to take it straight to your bank and have it deposited in your bank, the check will clear within some hour after deposition and deduct First months rent fee plus utilities,also deduct $60 for yourself for running around for me. its just to compensate you because you will need to run around in getting the remaining money sent to my travel agent via money-gram. More appreciation can be done in person soon. money-gram outlet is located at WALMART STORE AND CVS Stores HERE are the instructions to follow: 1.GET THE PAYMENT. 2.GET IT DEPOSITED IN YOUR BANK. 3. AFTER YOU HAVE DEDUCTED YOUR FIRST MONTH RENT FEE PLUS UTILITIES SEND CASH VIA MONEY-GRAM to my travel agent 4. PLS DEDUCT YOUR FIRST MONTH RENT FEE PLUS UTILITIES AND $60 FOR YOURSELF,HAVE REMAIN SEND TO MY AGENT INFORMATION BELOW: HERE IS MY TRAVEL AGENT INFORMATION: Receiver's name: Kimberly A Maxey City : Lafayette State : Georgia Zip code : 30728 After you have the money sent to the travel agent Via Money-gram, here are what I will require from you: 1. Reference number (8 digits). 2. Total Amount Sent after deducting the sending charges. 3. Senders name and address again. I will have a copy of the flight details emailed to you so you can be sure of when i will be arriving. You are to forward the remaining money to my travel agent via money gram so she'll picks up the money. money-gram,will charge you for sending money so have them deduct it from my money. I expect your email again? Regards.

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