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Somewhere in United States
2014-09-04 13:16:06
Rental Scam
Craigslist (
Rental scam craigslist   
Steven weisman
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I was interested in a house on craigslist so i emailed him on craigslist asking to view it.
i get an email stating this.Am so sorry for the late respond,I must confess that am new in this landlord business..However, I receive your mail indicating your interest in our home for rent and i hope you are serious about this. Firstly i will like to share with you about my little family, I am a Elder and my wife has a private practice as an attorney i am a native of Jacksonville, FL. I and my wife acquired our house few years ago and have lived happily\' As we are approaching retirement,we have decided as JEHOVAH WITNESSES to spend the rest of our lives in voluntary services.To spread with gospel of Jehovah and reach out to the less privilege.This has given us so much joy and fulfillment.Presently we have been assigned to (Somerset KY) to help build the Kingdom Hall and assist in spreading the living word.However, the initial plan was to sale out the house which I tried, but sometimes the agents inflates the prize and it takes longer to sell i am telling you this in case if you find the house on another website, that is the old advert. because of this reason my lovely wife advised that we keep it for future purpose. As it has been a tough decision for us,we require a very nice,experienced and genuine family to help keep the bond that we have with our home. so we are renting it out since we need someone to take good care of the property on our absent.right now we are renting and not selling but we would like to leave it into a good hand. We want our property to be well taken good care of, and there are some rules and regulation in which we do give out to tenant who are willing to rent the house so please don\'t disrespect our order but if you are still capable of renting our house the rules and regulation goes this way, You must keep our house clean including the surrounding, you must know the way in which you use the stove so as to avoid fire outbreak, you must not disturb the neighbor. . Don\'t be surprise if you find the home with another site and deference price, We have plan to rent it through Real estate before, but they are not serious simply because they have a lot of house to lease out and they added some money to the rent while there commission is not fair. Have this in mind you must know the kind of person that I\'m nevertheless We are giving you this rules because of what corresponded between me and our last tenant. the keys and documents are with us here in (Somerset KY)

Attn : The rent are including the Utilities are intact such as Dishwasher,Dryer, Electric Stove, Fridge, Washer,Air Condition,Sewage,Trash,all included in the monthly rent,as i am in a governmental programmer that sponsors my utilities on monthly basis etc.Please note that, we are a kind and honest family,that spent a lot on property that is available for rent, so in one accord,we are soliciting for your absolute maintenance of this house and want you to treat it as your own.We want you to keep it tidy all the time so that we shall be glad to see it whenever we are around on a visit.
Here is the Property Description
Available Now!!!
Bedrooms:2 Bedrooms
Bathrooms 2.5 Bathroom
Monthly Rent : $700 (utilities included)
Security Deposit :$400(Refundable)
Pets Policy : Well Trained Pets are Allowed
Address of the house: (8119 Summer Palm Ct, Jacksonville, FL 32256)
Lease Term : As long as you wished

If you are really interested in renting my home then answer the rental application questions below.

Name (First name/ Middle name/Surname ) : __________?
Phone numbers (home,cell and office line ) # :__________?
Marital Status:__________?
How many proposed occupants :__________?
List all in addition to yourself including approx age :__________?
Present Address :__________?
Will you have pets :__________?
Please describe Breed, size :__________?
Personality of pet :__________?
Preferred move in date :__________?
Intended length of lease:__________?
3 references:__________?
Do you agree to pay the payment before you move in:__________?
How soon can you have the deposit and rent payment sent to me:__________?
If you are ask to make a down payment to secure the house and take it off market today, How much will you be able to pay:?
Length of previous tenancy :__________?
Present occupation :__________?
Are you a section 8 applicant
Do you work late night :__________?
Do you smoke :__________?
Do you drink :__________?
Thanks and God bless you.
Boston Ashley and Family.
YOU CAN REACH ME @ 404) 913-0641.

****I responded and filled out the app. (wish i hadent)
anyways he responded with us having to send him the deposit and he would send us the key to go take a look. I RESPONDED WITH AN EMAIL SAYING I DIDNT WANT TO SEND HIM MONEY JUST INCASE WE DIDNT LIKE THE INSIDE HOW COULD WE TRUST HIM WITH SENDING US MONEY BACK .

I will like you to know that you sound skeptic once , and that\'s very wrong, if you are thinking that I just wanted to take your money for nothing. When I known how people worked and earn their money, I will never think of taking some advantages over you and your money, please take that out of your mind, that is really awful thing on the earth that I will never think about doing. Please understand me better, I was not trying to lure you into this, everything about me and my house are 100% real ok, i will like you to know one thing i am a child of God and i such much believe in his words and i wouldn\'t do such a thing when i have blood running through my vain..I would like you to know the money is fully refundable should in-case you do not like the inside of the house. That is, when you gain entrance to the house and you do not like it, you are to send me back the keys so I can send you back the money. Get back to me as soon as you can so we can proceed on this. Thank You

*****he ended up calling me twice and texting me , thats when i thought to look up his number and found out his scheme on this website.!
needless to say he got a VERY RUDE TEXT BACK FROM ME !!
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