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Eboney N Jones
2016-04-26 15:38:57
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Scammer Source was email Rental ScammerEmail Attached
Rental Scam - Other Classified Ads Site  

Scammer Information
NameRau Wood aka Rev. Wood    
OtherGordon Cram    
Telephone8122660521     ⇒ Reverse Phone Lookup (by Spokeo

Details of Scam Report
Basically I went online on Padmapper to start searching for other areas to stay in and I cam across 228 N. Vail Ave. a true location on google maps etc. I got in contact with them leaving them with my contact number and the next day they sent me this. Hello,
Thanks for your interest and inquiries about my house. Yes the house is still available for rent and we are looking for a responsible person/family to occupy and maintain the house now that we are not around. Myself and my wife moved to (IDAHO) for a program called SERVING IN MISSION (SIM), you can view the link for more info: ( We will be away for 3 to 4 years or more that is why I have made up my mind to put up my house for rent to whom ever that will take good care of it. However, my initial plan was to sell the house but it was not successful because the Realtor raised the price which made it difficult for me to sell before leaving the States so never mind if you see the for sale sign in front of the house, It has already been taken off the market as for sale so there is no need to contact any Realtor. I want you to understand that I spent a lot on my property that you have requested to rent, so I will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this house and would want you to treat it as your own because cleanliness they say is next to Godliness. It is not all about the money to be paid on rent or spent; it is all about a good maintenance culture which I want you to adopt on the property. I want you to keep it tidy all the time so that I would be full of smiles whenever I come and above all, a good, strong and tight relationship between us when I come for a check up. Please one more thing, I wouldn't like to have any benefit of trust in you because I want to stand in your words that the property would be well taken care of all the time. I believe you have seen how lovely it is if from only the pictures you saw in my posting compare to the 100% comfort to be derived from it as you are an occupant.
FEATURES : Laundry, Electric Range, Electric Heat, Master Bedroom, Playground, Car Park. AMENITIES: Air Conditioning, Patio/Party Deck, Cable TV, Ceiling Fans, 24 hours Internet service, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Garbage Disposal, Microwave, security alarm, Pets Friendly, Refrigerator, Washer / Dryer.
Rental Price: $900 per month and security Deposit is $900 (Security Deposit is Refundable) Utilities included in monthly rent Landlord accounts for landscaping and for all utilities.
Pets are Welcome. Home Address : 228 N Vail Ave, Montebello, CA 90640 Bedroom: 2 Bathroom: 2 Living Building Square Footage: 1,312
I may not be returning to the house because we plan buying another house upon arrival.You can reach me on (812) 266-0521
RENT APPLICATION FORM. Name (First name/ Middle name/Surname ) : __________? Phone numbers (home,cell and office line ) # :__________? Best time to call :__________? Marital Status:__________? How many proposed occupants :__________? Present Address :__________? City/State :__________? Will you have pets :__________? Please describe Breed, size :__________? Personality of pet :__________? Preferred move in date :__________? Intended length of lease:__________? Do you agree to pay the payment before you move in:__________? Earliest possible date of deposit payment:__________? Length of previous tenancy :__________? Present occupation :__________? Are you a section 8 applicant Do you work late night :__________? Do you smoke :__________? Do you drink :__________?
Looking forward to hearing back from you with all this details so that i can have them in my file in case of issuing your rent payment receipt to you and for contacting you. Your quick response will be highly appreciated so that we can discuss on how to get the documents and the keys of my property to you via Express Delivery Services. May GOD bless you and your family and if you are finding it
Regards. Rev Wood And Family
So I filled out that information and sent it back that next morning so African dude calls me. And is asking me to send him some money for keys and then I would get the lease.. well I didn't trust that because my money is important and I work hard for it. He kept saying it isn't about the money I just want a good family to take of my house while I am away.

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Thanks so much for getting back to us and we can see all your willingness in renting our home. I and my wife have read more about you and have a great feelings that you are the right person that will be living in our home because being a good family like you and you would no how to be taking very good care of a house. has i have told you earlier in my previous email that everything are included in your monthly rent but i want you to know that we are doing this all because we are looking for a responsible family that will be taking very good care of our home for us since we are not around and we are so much excited that we can finally found you as our new tenant.We will be sending the Keys and document to your current address that i have here in the rental form, after which you could move in at your convenience.The rent starts counting as from the day you move in you and you will be required to make the first month rental fees at your convenience Here are the contents of the document that needs to be sent. 1) Entrance and the rooms Keys 2) Paper/Permanent house form 3) The house documentary file. 4) Payment Receipt 5) Signed Lease Agreement Form you are supposed to also sign and get it sent back to me I will go right now to the shipping agent office and make a commence on how you will be receiving the keys and the document's to your door step as soon as we have received the deposit fee from you which is $900 from you through my secretary information below so that we can proceed with the shipment for the keys/document's and you will be getting everything via FedEx Delivery Services in 24Hours Receiver's Name: Gordon Cram City: North Nampa State: Idaho Zip code: 83687 Country: USA Note that you are to send the money through money gram when you get to the CVS store So that The keys and paper will be send out to you immediately after payment is confirmed. Immediately you have finish making the payment i would like you to get back to me with all this information below, Reference(8DIGIT) SENDER'S NAME SENDER'S ADDRESS Regards. Rev Wood And Family Please get this shit off the internet!!!!!

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