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 Post subject: Another room scam example
PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:01 pm 

Joined: Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:49 pm
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Hi again!

I have received more messages that looks strange and far from being "British". English is not my first language, but this message sounds way too foreign and wired!

Please let me know what you think...Does it look like a roommate scam to you?

From: "Kate Shawn" <

Hello,good day to you,its incredibly crazy to see the tuition fee go up just like that.i am impressed with everything at the moment and even so delighted that i am dealing with someone who is understanding and honest like you,my unlcle who is making the payment insist that i make a deposit payment so i will not get stucked in canada,i will like to make a deposit payment for the room to stand as an assurance and confirmation that i will surely be moving in on the said date,i will like you to take off the ad on the site,that will prevent other people from making inquiries about the kindly provide me with your full names and address of where to mail the payment to asap so that the payment could be mailed out to you immediately.


Hello,thanks so much for the reply,i will let my uncle know all this that i have found a room though he has just been transfered to trinidad and tobago,he used to live in canada himself he is the one that brought up the idea that doing my masters degree program in canada will be a good idea,i would love to be believe he is right about that decission?,he is the one that will be funding my trip to canada and take full responsiblity of my rent for the first few months till i get settled with my new job and challenges.
i will email you as soon as i get a response back from him i will surely upload some new pictures of me for you,also can you tell me some few things about you?do you do drugs?do you smoke?do you drink?are you allergic to any food? and get back to me as soon as you can.and one more thing is that would you be able to come pick me up from the airport?.thanks once again and stay blessed.

Hello,i really appreciate your reply and i think the price is ok with name is kate shawn.i

am 24 years old,i just finished my uni here and now i am coming to start a new life in canada.
and face some new challenges.i do have an uncle who has lived and work in canada for over 19

years but he is in trinidad and tobago at the moment on official assignment.i intend to work and

get a uni later on to do my masters since i have my permit.canada has always been a dream

country to me and now i think i am faced with the realities. am a neat person and i will

appreciate living with a neat person as well.i am fun loving person and quiet.can you tell me

more about yourself.what your name is?your age?what you do for a living?moreso i will also like

to know if the room is furnished or not and maybe you dont mind telling what i need to bring

along with me that will be needed in the room?will you be living in the house?i will upload some

pictures of me later on in the day,thanks and get back to me as soon as you can because i will

be moving in by 18th of dec

 Post subject: Re: Another room scam example
PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:20 am 
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Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2003 10:09 pm
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Scam . . . 100% sure of it.
The check that will be sent to you for deposit will end up being counterfeit.

Shawn Mosch
Co-Founder of
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