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Bonaire, GA, United States
2014-11-07 10:26:02
Rental Scam
Craigslist (craiglist.com)
+1 Fake Renter Email   
"Tina Bernard"
Email Address:
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 :2014-11-07 10:30:38
Renter Email Fraud
Email Address:
I posted already about a fake renter email. This was the email address that she claimed was her boss. I wanted to list this email address as well as a scam!

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: - Tina Bernard 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 or email him at michealbrainema@gmail.com Thanks

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