Craigslist Scam: $525 Beautiful 1 bedroom 1 bath w/fireplace (menlo park) and $545 Spacious 1 bedroom 1 bath with small OFFICE - Scamalot

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Sandy
Milpitas, CA, United States
2012-11-29 18:41:57
Rental Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
+3 Craigslist Scam: $525 Beautiful 1 bedroom 1 bath w/fireplace (menlo park) and $545 Spacious 1 bedroom 1 bath with small OFFICE
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John Jacobs
Email Address:
   mrsjaacobs@gmail.com
THESE ARE SCAM ROOM RENTAL ADS:

525 Beautiful 1 bedroom 1 bath w/fireplace (menlo park)

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Date: 2012-11-27, 4:20PM PST
Reply to this post Reply to: vdvsj-3439351770@hous.craigslist.org[Errors when replying to ads?]

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Beautiful 1 bedroom 1 bath in a gated complex with on-site coin-operated laundry, storage, covered parking stall, and a community pool. Apartment is fully remodeled, with new flooring, granite countertops, travertine tile, stainless steel appliances, new lighting and crown molding throughout, with large private balcony!! Prime Las Lomitas School District! Walk to Safeway/CVS and Starbucks at Sharon Heights Shopping Center! Distance to Stanford University: (2.8 miles) 9 minutes, to Safeway/Jamba Juice: 4 min, to Downtown Menlo Park, Amici\'s Pizza, Starbucks,... 4 min


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



AND THIS POST IS A SCAM TOO!

$545 Spacious 1 bedroom 1 bath with small OFFICE (menlo park)

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Date: 2012-11-28, 12:00AM PST
Reply to this post Reply to: 7pgn9-3440000347@hous.craigslist.org[Errors when replying to ads?]

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Clean, bright, and spacious 1 bedroom 1 bath with small OFFICE,off front door master bedroom has stand up tile shower bathroom,off hallway ,has a full size tub/shower, 1/2 bath in family/media room/perfect for nanny, seperate ,dining room views front yard has extra large living room view to back wooded area and patio attached 2 car garage w/lots storage best neighbors in Menlo!

Close walking distance to public schools: Gunn High School, Terman Middle School, Juana Briones Elementary School, and to Juana Briones Park, and to private schools: Bowman and Keys.

Easy access to Stanford University, Highways 280 and 101, Alma/Central Expressway, Foothill Expressway, El Camino Real, Mountain View (Google), and Menlo Park (Facebook).

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


When replying to these ads this is the email response you will receive an email like the one below

Hello,
Thanks for your email . I\'m John 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 $545 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 : 1220 University Dr Menlo Park, CA 94025
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-10-24 18:23:41
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John Daniel
Email Address:
   rentllet@gmail.com
Hello,
Thanks for your email. I'm John Daniel 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 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 Mary ,on ( rentllet@gmail.com ) and she will attend to you better.
ADDRESS TO THE APARTMENT : 1220 University Dr, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Thanks for your interest. John Daniel

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-12-04 16:03:57
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Linda Jacobs
Email Address:
   mrsjaacobs@gmail.com
Corrected the e-mail address. All is as previously reported.

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2012-12-04 16:00:12
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Linda Jacobs
Email Address:
   mrs jaacobs@gmil.com
Telephone:
   none
Exactly as already reported.

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