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Juliana Rose
Los Angeles, CA, United States
2012-06-21 21:49:21
Classified Ads Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
+1 $550 Modern cozy furnished 1 bedroom apt (Santa Monica)
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Juliana Rose
Email Address:
   juliana.rose@gmail.com
Telephone:
   520-303-3501
Craig\'s list ad that read well but the price of apt was very very low for the area; after I responded with many personal details (GOD i NEED TO STOP DOING THAT) they sent the e-mail at the bottom of the page and I disassociated by saying I had to see it before I could rent...

names associated : Collins Matt
wife : Mildred (Matt) ( mdredmatt@gmail.coM) HOLDS THE KEYS TO THE APT.

ADDRESS TO THE APARTMENT : 2134 20th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405

The syntax and obvious misusage of some phrases and the weird name turn about show negligence to native thinking and give away the \"non-english speaker\" characteristics of the writer. Though he is pretty good.

The scam would build as follows. I have to send the money before they can send the keys. Since it\'s such a great deal I should jump on it sight unseen. Wow...can this really work? Amazing if it has but then again it\'s a really really good price.


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$550 Modern cozy furnished 1 bedroom apt (Santa Monica)
Date: 2012-06-20, 1:13PM PDT
Reply to: hgbsc-3090322175@hous.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Our cozy, energy efficient units feature structured, clean lines and ultra-modern details. These apartment feature stainless steel appliances, polished granite counters, hardwood style flooring, ornate bathroom tiling and in-unit washer/dryer. The luxury apartment features include stainless steel appliances, granite counters, central Heat/AC, Washer/Dryer in unit, hardwood styled floors, Berber carpet, and more! Living in Downtown Santa Monica has never been better and Close to SMC & UCLA.

cats are OK - purrr
dogs are OK - wooof
Location: Santa Monica
it\'s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

PostingID: 3090322175

Collins Matt dadttam@gmail.com

5:01 PM (1 hour ago)

to me
Thanks for your email . I\'m Collins Matt the owner of the Apartment you are in renting.Actually I resided in the apartment with my family for some months and we moved away due to my transfer from my working place, my apartment is still available for rent for $550 per month including the utilities like hydro,washer and security,it is furnished.Right now I\'m in West Africa for a crusade and i would like you to get in touch with my wife in the Melbourne,Australia for more discussion as she is with the keys and the documents to the apartment.Please I want you to note that,i am a kind and honest man and also I spent a lot on my property,so i will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this apartment and I want you to treat it as your own.I want you to keep it tidy all the time so that I will be glad to see it neat when I come for a check up,I do that once in a while.I want to have trust in you as I always stand by my words.Let us know how soon you are willing to move in.

ADDRESS TO THE APARTMENT : 2134 20th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405

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 UPS 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 Mildred at ( mdredmatt@gmail.com ) and she will attend to you better.

Thanks for your interest.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
No Name   (US) Added the following extra information on :2012-09-28 22:12:49
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Micheal Jacobs
Email Address:
   mjcbs01@gmail.com
this is the email i have gotten in reply
Hello,
Thanks for your email . I'm Micheal Jacobs the owner of the Apartment you are in renting.Actually I resided in the apartment with my family for some months and we moved away due to my transfer from my working place, my apartment is still available for rent for $680 per month including the utilities like hydro,washer and security,it is furnished.Right now I'm in West Africa for a crusade and i would like you to get in touch with my wife in the United states for more discussion as she is with the keys and the documents to the apartment.Please I want you to note that,i am a kind and honest man and also I spent a lot on my property,so i will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this apartment and I want you to treat it as your own.I want you to keep it tidy all the time so that I will be glad to see it neat when I come for a check up,I do that once in a while.I want to have trust in you as I always stand by my words.Let us know how soon you are willing to move in. Email my wife Linda ,on ( mrsjaacobs@gmail.com ) and she will attend to you better.
ADDRESS TO THE APARTMENT : 2134 20th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Thanks for your interest. Micheal Jacobs

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