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 Post subject: Roomate Scam
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:41 pm 

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Does this sound like a scam to anyone? Read below?

Thanks for getting back to me,everything sounds good. Well, I'm an easy going person with special interest in swimming. I don't drink nor smoke,no pets,I'm a very busy woman also. I need to secure this room for myself before i arrive to the state as I'll be moving in with my luggage.You seem to be a very interesting person to be with and I must confess to you that you will enjoy staying with me in the house because i make people smile always.Well my name is Danielle Rowe,I am a chemist by profession and i am currently working with St Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EH Guy's Hospital, St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RT.I am married with a kid.Although they will not be coming with me to the state.I will travel to London to visit them once in a while. I will be in the state by the beginning of July for the next one year and during my stay i will be working with the United State Environmental Protection Agency on a private research work....It will be a great pleasure seeing you soon.I think you should let me know a lil about you too.Feel free to call me on our land line..+44703595XXXX


 Post subject: Re: Roomate Scam
PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:47 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Roomate Scam
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:15 pm 

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Yes, definitely a SCAM.

 Post subject: Re: Roomate Scam
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:31 pm 

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I made a post for roommate in Craigslist, for Los Angeles two days ago.

The header was what tipped me off, it wasn't like the normal response headers, it looked like a computer program had jumbled it up or something. Then the text in the body of the email came out funny. Plus it said the respondant was "Kate Bosworth" email

So I took the email address and used my junkmail/spam email account and emailed the respondant, without providing any information. Then I got the email which had very poor english, like it was written by an ESL speaker. Plus the information didn't jibe. So I googled chunks of the text and got this website, which in several areas, had verbatim the email I got.

The email also asks for your contact and location information, which was a major red flag. And they wanted to send a cashiers check for the deposit, from UK.

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