I have a friend who responded to an ad on Craigslist, and it turned out to be a fake ad posted by a scammer
From: NicoleM Walters <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: $800 / 3br - stunning custom built home by Mike Miozzi shows like brand new! (Cleveland OH)
Sorry for the late response!!!!It is a great pleasure that you are interested in my house... Thanks for your email and it is my gladness hearing from you.I own the house you are making enquiry of.I am looking for responsible tenants that he/she is going to take care of the house as if it were your own and he/she will be willing to make the Property clean as we left it.Actually I resided in the house with my family,such as my wife and my only daugther before and presently we had packed due to my transfer from my working place and now situated in the (West Africa Nigeria)and won't be coming to the House until Four years now and that means we are renting the Property for long term and short term lease is also acceptable. and presently my house is still available for rent for $800 which the deposit is $600 dollars including the utilities like Heat, A/C in wall/window, Hydro, cable, Garbage Disposal, Fireplace , Fridge,stove, Dishwasher, Dryer, Breakfast Bar, Dining Table and Sofa Set,Refrigerator,Canopied deck overlooking nature.,internet access e..t.c .,it is furnished or if u wish to move in with your furnitures no problem..Moreso Now, i went for a Crusade in West Africa.
Pls i want you to note that,i am a kind and honest man and also i spent alot on my property that i want to give you for rent,so i will solicit for your absolute mentenance of this house and want you to treat it as your own,is that taken, it is not the money the main problem but want you to keep it tidy all the time so that i will be glad to see it neat when i come for a check up.i do that once in a while...I also want you to let me have trust in you as i always stand on my word.I believe its absolutely a perfect home for you and your family.
SO IF YOU ARE REALLY INTRESTED I WILL WANT YOU TO FILL THE RENTAL APPLICATIONS FORMS BELOW
Pls let me get this answer.
PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF?
FULL NAME__________________________________________________ HOME PHONE ( ) ________________________
CELL PHONE( )____________________________________
DATE OF BIRTH_________________________________
OTHER PHONE ( ) ___________________
CURRENT ADDRESS_______________________________APT#________ CITY__________________ STATE______ ZIP________
REASONS FOR LEAVING?____________________________RENT $__________PHONE ( ) ____________________________
ARE YOU MARRIED____________________________
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE LIVING IN THE HOUSE____________________________
DO YOU HAVE PETS____________________________
DO YOU HAVE CARS____________________________
IF THE HOUSE IS BEEN GIVEN TO YOU,HOW LONG WOULD YOU LIKE TO STAY______________________________
MOVE IN DATE____________________________
HOW SOON CAN YOU HAVE THE DEPOSIT PAYMENT SENT TO ME___________________________
HOW SOON DO YOU WANT TO RECEIVE THE KEYS AND DOCUMENTS OF THE HOUSE___________________________
You could give me a call as soon as possible so we could proceed asap..
Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file incase of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you.Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the document and the key to you,please we are giving you all this base on trust and again i will want you to stick to your words,you know that,we do not see yet and only putting everything into Gods hand,so please do not let us down in this our property and God bless you more as you do this.This extraordinary Bedrooms:3 Baths:2.5.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR RENT ONLY STARTS COUNTING AFTER YOU HAVE FINALLY MOVED INTO THE HOUSE, SO YOU NEED NOT TO WORRY ABOUT MAKING THE DEPOSIT PAYMENT NOW AND NOT MOVING IN IMMEDIATELY,ALL YOU'RE DOING IS SECURING THE HOUSE IN YOUR FAVOUR IN ORDER NOT TO LOOSE IT TO OTHER INTERESTED APPLICANTS..I ALSO WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT THE HOUSE WAS FORMALLY FOR SALE BUT DUE TO THE ADVICE OF MY WIFE AND MY CHILDREN,I DECIED TO PUT IT OUT FOR RENT.THERE IS NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT THE FOR SALE SIGN.IT WILL BE REMOVED AS SOON AS YOU HAVE MOVE IN TO THE HOUSE.
Darling 3 bedroom ranch in move in condition. Hardwood floors, partially finished basement, 1 car garage, fenced in yard, very open living area. Welcome Home!
Call Today! .Don't miss this home ! !!Call today this home will not last!pets are welcome. Youâ€™ll love living here! Great location,
Bathrooms: 2.5 Bathrooms
Approximately 2,095 Square Feet
Parking 2 dedicated
A month rent:$800
Smoking inside:Not allowed
YOU CAN CONTACT ME ON +2348027813636 Or 0112348027813636
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