So glad I found this site. I knew something smelled fishy so I looked up the company in question here's the entire email:
Re: $1200 / 2br - Apartment for rent! Parc Coliseum (Manhattan)
Thank you for your reply but the matter is that I'm in London already. Like I have informed you before, the price you will pay for one month of rent will be $1,200 US, with no extra taxes to pay. I want the rent to be sent monthly to my bank account, so I hope it will be no problem for you to wire the money to my bank account. The apartment is ready for you, you will need only to receive the keys and the contract to check it, and see if you like it.
Obviously we need a way to complete this deal, that will allow us to make sure we receive what we are after. In order of that I have found a way for us to complete the deal safely and fast, and in this way you will receive the Keys in less than 2 days, if you move fast as well. The solution is provided by a company called TNT which is similar to FedEx, DHL or UPS, which will handle both payment and delivery of the Keys.
I have found a procedure that will allow you to pay for the rent of the apt only after you will receive the keys of it and through this way you will see it and decide if you will stay in the apt or not before I receive my payment. Please click on the link bellow to the TNT website to see how we can complete the deal safely and fast directly from the website of the company where the procedure is explained:http://www.tnt.com/country/en_generic/s ... tical.html
Let me know if you are interested please because I really need to take care of this matter by the end of this week or the beginning of the next one.
--- On Wed, 6/4/08, maitemercedes wrote:
Subject: Re: $1200 / 2br - Apartment for rent! Parc Coliseum (Manhattan)
Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2008, 4:25 PM
I am absolutely interested. Please let me know how can we arrange a viewing and we'll make it happen.
Melanie McDillon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I'm sorry for the late reply but I had a lot to work and this is the time I could give you a message. From the craigslist ad, as you can see, that the apartment located in: 230 West 71st Street New York, NY 10023. It is located on the 2nd floor of Parc Coliseum Building. It has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 kitchen and 1 living room. I`m the owner of the apt and it's like in the pics.
I am looking for someone to live in it, as soon as possible, because my company has won the auction for a project, in construction, for a building that will rise up in London, United Kingdom. I am a civil engineer, so my accommodation period in UK will be about 4 years. The renting period is from 2 months (minimum) upto 4 years(maximum). I want to rent the apt in this period, at this price and also to find the perfect person for my apartment.
The apartment is furnished, but I have the option of sending all my furniture into storage if you want to bring your own (no extra costs). The rent for 1 month is $1,200 (for the whole apartment) including all utilities (water, electricity, Internet, cable, parking, air conditioning, fireplace, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, refrigerator). You can move in the apt. in the same day when you receive the keys. The only problem is that I`m the only person who has the keys but I hope that we will find a solution.
Thank you for your interest and I will look forward to hearing from you soon. Please tell me if this is what are you looking for and reply my only if you are truly interested in the apt.
P.S. Here are more photos of the apartment. There is a .rar archive uploaded with the photos for you. Click on the link below to download them! http://www.keepmyfile.com/download/fb499c2244604
--- On Tue, 6/3/08, maitemercedes wrote:
Subject: $1200 / 2br - Apartment for rent! Parc Coliseum (Manhattan)
Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2008, 5:55 PM
My husband & I would like to come see the place. We have a 2 year old boy & this place sounds too good to be true!