Scam Tip Report #92835 - Room for a single girl


Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
Farah Shelly
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2018-09-16 05:54:19
Rental Scam
Gumtree
+1 Room for a single girl 
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Catherine Miller
Email Address:
cathymill707@gmail.com
Scam Website:
The lady told that she wants to move from usa to Australia she works on a cruize ship i was offering a room in a four bedroom house so she said she wants it and she said she has to give money to transport company to move her stuff she asked me if i could pay 950 dollars through western union she will transfer 6 months rent in advance to my account 5000 dollars
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Scammer message in Gumtree: I'm interested. Please contact me. Hi, is the room still available? I'm interested. kindly email me @ lix56983@gmail.com
After emailed to her, scammer replied below: Thank you for your response. I am XiaoJie Li, 36 years old, a simple, cool and non-smoker lady. I am willing to rent the room. I am at sea at the moment as i am an employee at US Coast Guard Marine Inspection Detachment Malaysia, but i was Born and brought up in Heibei, China. I will be living and working down there but due to the nature of my work, phone calls making and visiting of website are restricted. I only squeezed out time to check this advert and send you an email regarding this.
I will like you to kindly calculate the total cost covering my first six months’ rent together with deposit and I will be staying for long as your room is available.
Please kindly get back to me with some pictures of the room and your address for me to forward it to my mover agent to calculate the total cost of moving my stuffs over there. I have attached my IC with this email for you to have a view of me. Looking forward to read back from you soon so I can provide you with my WhatsApp number Regards Xiaojie.
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2019-03-14 11:45:53
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
Li XiaoJie
Email Address:
lix56983@gmail.com

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