I will show you my email history and you will tell me whether I am wrong or not.
Note that my email is not viper_shock!
fromSandra Shaws firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
dateMon, Sep 26, 2011 at 9:36 AM
hide details 9:36 AM (1 hour ago)
My name is Sandra Shaws and I have a clothing store in Essex,london.I am 26 years old, single lady.I saw your ad and I would like to have more details about the place.
I am sincere and cohere lady and would abide by all tenantable conditions.I am coming over for a business trip in October.i hope to hear from you soon.
P.Brunelle to Sandra
show details 10:26 AM (42 minutes ago)
When will you be coming over? and for how long would you need to rent a room?
Note that I am not talking about any details of the room. Everytime I get such email (from outside Canada) I am very suspecious. You will note in her reply (see below that she is talking about something that I didnt talk at all (it is in bold)).
fromSandra Shaws firstname.lastname@example.org
dateMon, Sep 26, 2011 at 10:37 AM
Important mainly because of your interaction with messages in the conversation.
Hello,thanks for getting back to me promptly.I understand all you have said about the place and its ok by me.
I am interested and I want to rent the place before my arrival.i am due to arrive in October and i will be renting the place for 6 moths and might renew my tenancy afterwards depending on my schedule.letme tell you a bit about myself.I am an easy going person.I don't smoke and I don't drink.I enjoy cooking and working out at weekends.i want to know if there is a gymclose to the house.i will sign the agreement as soon as i arrive or you can go ahead and sign the agreement and i will fufil my part when i arrive.i have attached my picture to this mail so that you know who is renting the place.I hope to hear from you soon.
toSandra Shaws <email@example.com>
dateMon, Sep 26, 2011 at 10:55 AM
hide details 10:55 AM (15 minutes ago)
There might be some gyms around. There will be my wife's gym in the basement of the house which also includes a sauna. ...
Anyway, I dont like to make online transaction and I would prefer to finalize everything by the time that you will be here.
When do you expect to be here?
Would you require a parking space?
The point here is asking very specific questions. Maybe I am wrong but unless I have a confirmation from someone in Calgary (where I live) that this person will be here for specific reasons, I wont do any online transaction.
I have the same issue with supposely students. In these cases, I just asking about the school and the programm that they've enrolled. If there is, I would ask about a proof that this person has been asked (confirmation letter from the University).