Rent Scam

I was looking for apartments for rent not so long ago and came across a scammer who was listing (obviously) fake properties.

I thought I would email him for and see how long it would take him to take to ask for money. His email was ‘manofmyword01@gmail.com’ after all.

Here is how the conversation panned out:

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Hi Potential Tenant To Be,

Thank you very much for your email regarding my apartment, my apartment is still available for rent.Here are some important information about the apartment……The apartment is located at 168 Taranaki St Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

FLAT ADDRESS: 168 Taranaki St Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand.
Rooms: SELF CONTAIN ( INCLUDES KITCHEN, BATHROOM & TOILET BEDROOM AND LIVING ROOM ALTOGETHER )
Bathroom: One bathroom and Toilet
Kitchen: Yes
Living room: Yes
Internet: Yes
Amount Rent/week: $100
Amount Rent/month: $400 ( includes utilities)
Furnished: Yes
Min period: 1 week or 1 month
Max period: 2-5 years
Utility Bills: Already Included
Available: Immediately
Parking space: Yes

This studio apartment is located on level 3 of one of Wellington’s newest apartment buildings. These studios offer a wonderful location combined with all the benefits of a new complex. They are fully equipped with everything you need to live a convenient city life. Just bring your toothbrush.

The apartment has modern decor and includes washing machine/dryer, fridge, electric hobs, oven. Furnishings include double bed, table and chairs, TV and speakers, DVD, vacuum cleaner, iron, lamp, clock.

You will enjoy living right in the CBD close to shops, cafes and the spectacular waterfront.

Power,water is included in the rent.

Please kindly check the attached for the pictures of the apartment. Kindly let me know if you are interested in renting my apartment so we can go ahead with lease agreement.

Regards.

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Hi Patrick,

Yes I am very keen to rend the apartment. Can I have a viewing of it?

Regards,

Joel

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I’m presently in UNITED STATES now to complete my work with my company and am here with my family and my key is deposited at the DHL office in Wellington international Airport, so that any interested tenant can pickup the key there.Please I want you to note that,I am a kind and honest man and also I spent a lot on my property that I want to give you for rent,so I will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this apartment and want you to treat it as your own,is that taken?It is not the money that is 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 checkup.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. So I hope you can promise me to take very good care of my apartment.

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Hi Patrick,

Yes I am a clean and tidy tenant and will take good care of the place. What do we do next?

Cheers,

Joel

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Hi,

Thanks so much for the mail……… I will be willing to rent out my apartment to you if only you can promise that you will help me take good care of my apartment in my absence.
For you to get the place reserved we will both sign a rental agreement contract which will be prepared by my lawyer, after your deposit payment which is your first month rent $400 and the security deposit $400 has been confirmed, which will be $800 altogether .The key is deposited at the DHL office in Wellington international Airport, so if you make the payment, i will send the tracking number to you so that the key can be delivered to your address and you will be able to move in asap .
Do get back to me with the below information so that we can proceed further:
Full Name:
Present Address:
Sex:
Age:
Occupation:
Contact Number:
Move In Date:
Move out Date:

I shall be waiting for the above information soonest.

Best Regards .

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And there you have it. Three emails and he is asking for $800.

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71 thoughts on “Rent Scam”

      1. Hahahaha I hate myself that I fell for this in 2015! Don’t know why I didn’t think to google; it would of saved me
        $400 hahaha. Surely we can report him?

  1. I almost got convinced by this. Good thing I saw your post. Thank you!! You saved me from getting scammed.

    1. Me too, This time he/she is a Christian missionary in WEST AFRICA. 🙂

      My name is clement peter Apulu the owner of the one bedroom apartment for rent,we are looking for a responsible person that can take Very Good care of the flat..It was due to my Christian Missionary Transfer that made us to leave the flat,so we want you to take very good care of it as we are not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean at all time. I am now in WEST AFRICA right now,also i am with the keys and documents of the flat,We try to look for an agent or friends that we can give this Keys and document before we left but could not see and we dont want our flat to be used any how in our Absent that is why i brought the keys along with me here.So pls get back to me on how you could take care of our flat or perhaps experience you have in renting apartments.Hope you are okay with the price of $150 per week with utilities like :- Stove – Electric ,Refrigerator, Microwave ,Ice Maker,Full Kitchen ,Coffee maker,TV/VCR ,Stereo ,Phone ,Linens provided,High Speed Internet ,CD Player,Cable/Satellit TV,Fitted wardrobe,Kitchen utensils,Microwave ,Washer &dryer,Refrigerator & freezer,Electric kettle ,Iron andironing board ,TV & DVD ,Free parking.

      Rent is $150 per week or $600 per month
      Bond is 4weeks rent

      1. 1 Bedroom For Rent
        Posted by Michelle Yi Ling on 25-Aug 2017
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        Description
        My Name is Michelle the owner of 1 bedroom for rent located at 227, 227 Serangoon Ave 4, Singapore 550227 I am looking for a responsible person that can take very Good care of the flat..It was due to my Christian Missionary Transfer that made me to leave the flat,so i want you to take very good care of it as i am not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean at all time. I am now in WEST AFRICA right now,also i am with the keys and documents of the flat,I try to look for an agent or friends that we can give this Keys and document before we left but could not see and we dont want our flat to be used any how in our Absent that is why i brought the keys along with me here.So please get back to me on how you could take care of our flat or perhaps experience you have in renting apartments.Hope you are okay with the price of $350 per month with utilities and security deposit of 350 which is refundable.
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        Posted by Bernard Baka on 22-Sep 2017
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        Description
        Am Bernard Baka owner of Master Bedroom Located at 33 Mackenzie Road, Little India Singapore 228686
        The Little India MRT Station and bus stop is located in front of the Condominium.
        -5 minutes walk to Shengsiong supermarket and Tekka Center
        The room has a built-in cupboard, additionary three drawer cabinet, a toilet with a shower cubicle, AC and bathtub. A swimming pool is available in the building.
        minutes walk to Kaplan Wilkie Edge campus, Lasalle, SMU and NAFA.
        cooking allowed.
        I am looking for a responsible person that can take very Good care of the flat..It was due to my Christian Missionary Transfer that made me to leave the flat,so i want you to take very good care of it as i am not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean at all time. I am now in WEST AFRICA right now,also i am with the keys and documents of the flat,I try to look for an agent or friends that we can give this Keys and document before we left but could not see and we dont want our flat to be used any how in our Absent that is why i brought the keys along with me here.So please get back to me on how you could take care of our flat or perhaps experience you have in renting apartments. Hope you are okay with the price

    1. Its good to hear that I’m saving some people from getting scammed! Other people might not be so lucky if he smarts up and changes his email address.

  2. He’s still up to his old tricks, he’s still advertising a unit in Taranaki St, plus others I believe. I have just gone through the whole charade with this guy and am glad I checked this scam warning site.

    $100.00 per week including all utilities in the centre of Wellington – too good to be true…

  3. Wow, that was close. $100/week is too good to be true. I’m glad I googled it, something seemed fishy. Thanks for the heads up!

  4. Thanks so much for publishing the details. A family member had gone through the prelim negotiations and was about to give notice from her present apartment – fortunately we spotted your warning. Old story – if it sounds too good to be true ………..! Thanks again. GB

  5. I enquired about an ad on gumtree and
    vaissires.mathieu@yandex.com responded with

    ‘So good to read from you regarding to my apartment for rent, which is still vacant before i left for Spain with my new job.

    I & my Fiancé have decided to lease out the apartment because we need a good tenant who will take good care of the maintenance & cleanliness of the apartment while we are abroad. If you notice, you will discovered that the price we are offering is far below standard price, this is enough for you to know that we are not after the rental fee but the maintenance..

    I know there is no way I can be sure that you are the right person to live in the apartment because we won’t be able to see physical before sending you the keys and the documents to occupy the flat but i just had a feeling that anyone who knows what it takes to put this kind of structure down, should know that maintaining an apartment is mandatory, so if you belief you can take good care of the apartment and handle it like yours then I will be more than happy to let you rent the flat.

    The apartment comprises of 2 bedrooms with separate kitchen, All queen size bed in the bedrooms, All kinds of electronics are available in the apartment, including a PlayStation3 video Game. All kitchen utilities are available including washer & dryer.

    The exact address of the apartment is 8 Church St, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand and the rental is NZD1,200 monthly.

    There is a parking space available. I await your response.

    Regards’

    Blatantly a scam where they will ask for money upfront in return for ‘sending the keys’.

    I googled his email and it didn’t come up so I figured I’d post it on here.

    1. This time he is pulling the same scam, but in the UNITED STATES, got this following email after emailing him regarding an apartment on craigslist:
      My name is Peter Clement Apulu the owner of the One bedroom Apartment for rent,we are looking for a responsible person that can take Very Good care of the flat..It was due to my Christian Missionary Transfer that made us to leave the flat,so we want you to take very good care of it as we are not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean at all time. I am now in FLORIDA USA right now,also i am with the keys and documents of the flat,We try to look for an agent or friends that we can give this Keys and document before we left but could not see and we dont want our flat to be used any how in our Absent that is why i brought the keys along with me here.So pls get back to me on how you could take care of our flat or perhaps experience you have in renting apartments.Hope you are okay with the price of $700 per month with utilities like :- Stove – Electric ,Refrigerator, Microwave ,Ice Maker,Full Kitchen ,Coffee maker,TV/VCR ,Stereo ,Phone ,Linens provided,High Speed Internet ,CD Player,Cable/Satellit TV,Double/twin zip &link beds and a child’s cot can be provided ,Fitted wardrobe, KitchenElectric hob/oven,Kitchen utensils,Microwave ,Washer &dryer,Refrigerator & freezer ,Toaster ,Electric kettle ,Iron andironing board ,TV & DVD ,Telephone and Fast internet access ,PedestalFan ,Free parking.

      Rent is $700 per month
      Security deposit is $500
      phone number:786-353-6958

      ********RENT APPLICATION FORM********

      (Private and Confidential)
      Also, Pls let me get answer to the application below :-
      1)Your Full Name ?
      2)Your Full Address Where You Reside Right Now ?
      3)Reachable Mobile Phone Number ?
      4)Age ?
      5) Sex ?
      6)Are You Married ?
      7)How many people will be living in the apartment?
      8Copy of Photo ID..(Optional)?
      9)Do You have a Pet ?
      10)Do You have a Car ?
      11)Occupation ?
      12) Citizen Of Which Country ?
      13)How Long Did You Want To Stay ?
      14)What Is Your Moving In Date ?
      15) How Many Month Rent Are You Willing To Pay?

      Reference
      Name:
      Address:
      Telephone Number:
      Relationship:

      Address:7411 Herschel Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

      Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt in your name and contacting you.Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the documents and the keys to you,please we are giving you all this based on trust and again i want you to stick to your words,We are putting everything into God’s hand,so please do not let us down in this property of ours and God bless you more as you do this.

      Hope to read from you as soon as possible.
      Thanks and GOD bless you.

  6. I was lucky I found your post, otherwise I probably would have been scammed, the email conversation we had was exactly the same almost word by word. But this time his email address was savemelord1@gmail.com and he was renting out in Sydney!

    1. I have had the same conversation with someone named Ashley from savemelord1@gmail.com since yesterday and was almost going to get trapped, before I listened to my instinct and did a google search and found all these conversations above and below.

    2. Oh god!
      I was just about to send him 800!!
      He’s still doing it Exactly the same way
      Holy crap If I wouldn’t have looked his email up I would be scammed
      I felt it was too good but It was too tempting as well.
      wow Appreciate this post!!

  7. Was just about to rent a property under this persons name and decided to do some research his email is now under “savemelord01@gmail.com”

  8. Hi, I also contacted tha bastard and he had almost the same story ans the same tactics.
    Just a different email, about an apartment of his in Sydnet CBD, he wanted 200$/week, so he wanted a one moths of rent wich is 800$ and an 800$ bond, wich makes it 1600$ cahsby western union. I knew it was a scam right away…
    Is there a way you can put those morons behind bars???

  9. Same story, this guy is a jerk!
    I attached the mail will not be fooled …..
    Now try foreign students

    Its very Nice to Read from you,My name is Lever Michael Thomas the owner of the one Bedroom flat for rent that wants to be rented out,we are looking for a resposible person that can take Very Good care of the flat..It was due to my Christian Missionary Transfer that made us to leave the flat,so we want you to take very good care of it as we are not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean at all time.So for now I am now in CHINA,also i am with the keys and documents of the flat,We try to look for an agent or friends that we can give this Keys and document before we left but could not see and we dont want our flat to be used any how in our Absent that is why i brought the keys along with me here.So pls get back to me on how you could take care of our flat or perhaps experience you have in renting apartments.Hope you are okay with the price of $180 per week with utilities like :- Stove – Electric ,Refrigerator, Microwave ,Ice Maker,Full Kitchen ,Coffee maker,TV/VCR ,Stereo ,Phone ,Linens provided,High Speed Internet ,CD Player,Cable/Satellit TV,Double/twin zip &link beds and a child’s cot can be provided ,Fitted wardrobe, KitchenElectric hob/oven,Kitchen utensils,Microwave ,Washer &dryer,Refrigerator & freezer ,Toaster ,Electric kettle ,Iron andironing board ,TV & DVD ,Telephone and Fast internet access ,PedestalFan ,Free parking.

    Rent is $180 per week or $720 per month

    ********RENT APPLICATION FORM********

    (Private and Confidential)
    Also, Pls let me get answer to the application below :-
    1)Your Full Name ?
    2)Your Full Address Where You Reside Right Now ?
    3)Reachable Mobile Phone Number ?
    4)Age ?
    5) Sex ?
    6)Are You Married ?
    7)How many people will be living in the apartment?
    8Copy of Photo ID..(Optional)?
    9)Do You have a Pet ?
    10)Do You have a Car ?
    11)Occupation ?
    12) Citizen Of Which Country ?
    13)How Long Did You Want To Stay ?
    14)What Is Your Moving In Date ?
    15) How Many Month Rent Are You Willing To Pay ( First 1month rent +
    bond) or If You Pay ( First 2month rent + bond And Get 1 Month Free)…So which one do you prefer ?

    Reference
    Address:
    Telephone Number:
    Relationship:

    Address:170 Taranaki St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

    Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt in your name and contacting you.Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the documents and the keys to you,please we are giving you all this based on trust and again i want you to stick to your words,We are putting everything into God’s hand,so please do not let us down in this property of ours and God bless you more as you do this.Hope to
    read from you as soon as possible.Thanks and GOD bless you.

    I look forward to hearing from you asap, now poses as a Christian missionary!!! The falta adress is 170 taranaki….. your mail is thomaskike43@gmail.com an your name is LEAVER MICHAEL THOMAS

    1. I HAD THE EXACT SAME – HE IS TRYING TO SCAM ME RIGHT NOW.
      ME – Hello Thomas,
      I am grateful for this.
      I would like to see the apartment before i pay any money and an agreement form.
      If you sent the key to a friend and i would go with that friend of yours to view. Once viewed i would pay money and provide you with a receipt and your friend could approve this and could hand keys over once completed.

      HIM – You sound skeptical from your last email, and that is very wrong, if you are thinking that I just wanted to take your money for nothing. When I known how people worked and earn their money, I will never think of taking some advantages over you and your money, please take that out of your mind, that is really awful thing on the earth that I will never think about doing. Please understand me better, I was not trying to lure you into this, everything about me is 100% real ok, i will like you to know one thing i am a Man of God and i so much believe in his words and i can never tarnish my name and image all because of money and i wouldn’t do such a thing when i have blood running through my vein,So I shall be shipping out the keys and the document to you as soon as you make the payment..
      Thanks & God Bless You.

      HIM AGAIN – I also want you to know we are a good christian family and can never tarnish our name all because of money, All we need is a reliable and responsible person to own and take very good care of the apartment,..However I want you to put your mind at rest and have nothing to worry about the apartment is already yours and I’m giving you my word as a man of God I promise not to let you down with the keys/document after you are done with the payment.I also attached my passport..
      (ATTATCHED A PHOTO OF ‘HIS’ PASSPORT).

      1. Omg he’s scamming me right at this moment! Lucky I googled him before sending the money through. I knew something felt so off! He called me and has an African accent but says his dad was from Australia. Glad I did my research right before I have in..

        1. Wanna see another sample !!

          Hi

          Thank you for the response to my listing, I’m the owner of the apartment you are making inquiry of. Actually my parents resided in the apartment before i lost both parents in a ghastly motor accident so i had to relocate to Africa to with my fathers half brother running a charity home in Africa.(W.AFRICA) and presently my apartment is still available which i inherited from my late parents for rent.You where actually supposed to be sharing apartment with me but since i had to relocate i need someone who can look after the apartment for now.At least for the next 1yr. It includes utilities like hydro, washer and security, I have my furniture in the apartment. if you which to move in with your furnished items there is a storage area where you can move my furniture, no problem. Please i want you to note that i am a kind and honest young Lady and also from the photos you should know that my parents must have spent a fortune on the property that i want to give you for rent, i will want you to take absolute care of my apartment and I want you to treat it as your own, money is not the most important thing but i want you to keep it tidy all the time so that i will be glad to see it neat when i come for check up.RENT INCLUDES CABLE, HEAT/AIR,WATER, GAS AND INTERNET!!!

          Address:5 Aitken Street Wellington Central, Wellington

          Rent:$125
          Bond:$500

          PROPERTY FEATURES

          Heating features: Central, Electric Source
          Status: Active & Available Now
          Smoking: Allowed
          Lease terms: Short & Long term

          FURNISHED
          SPACIOUS AND LIGHT
          KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM
          SECURE AREA
          GOOD TRANSPORT LINKS

          Landing 22’1″ x 5’10” ( 6.73m x 1.78m )
          Reception room 17’0″ x 16’0″ ( 5.18m x 4.88m )
          Kitchen 13’0″ x 11’0″ ( 3.96m x 3.35m )
          Bedroom 1 12’10” x 10’5″ ( 3.91m x 3.18m )
          Bathroom 6’10” x 5’10” ( 2.08m x 1.78m )

          ========= RENT APPLICATION FORM ============

          PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL

          Also,Pls answer these questions below:
          1)Your Full Name__________________________ ____________
          2)Present Address(where you reside now) & Phone
          Number________________________ ______
          3)How old are you _____________________________
          4)Are you married ______________________________ _____
          5)How many people will be living in the Home__________________________ _
          6)Do you have a pet ______________________________ ___________
          7)Do you have a car ______________________________ ____________
          8)Occupation ______________________________ ___________________
          9)How long are you willing to stay ______________________________
          ___________
          10)When do you intend to move in ______________________________ ___________
          11)Rental Payment plan ranging from 1 month, 3 months or 6 months or 1
          year…(indicate most convenient
          option)_______________________ __________________
          12) Pictures of all the Occupant that will stay in my
          Home__________________________
          ____________
          13) Copy of Photo ID

          Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt in your name and contacting you.Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how i will get the documents and the keys to you.please I am giving you all this based on trust and again i want you to stick to your words,i am putting everything into Gods hand,so please do not let me down on this property of mine and God bless you more as you do this

          Regards

          LOL Stay alert.

      2. He replied as exactly the same with you.

        ____________You sound skeptical and that is very wrong, if you are thinking that I just wanted to take your money for nothing. When I known how people worked and earn their money, I will never think of taking some advantages over you and your money, please take that out of your mind, that is really awful thing on the earth that I will never think about doing. Please understand me better, I was not trying to lure you into this, everything about me is 100% real ok, i will like you to know one thing i am a Man of God and i so much believe in his words and i can never tarnish my name and image all because of money and i wouldn’t do such a thing when i have blood running through my vein,So I shall be shipping out the keys and the document to you as soon as you make the payment..

         

        Thanks & God Bless You_______________

  10. New scammer on Craiglist:

    Its very Nice to Read from you,My name is Lever Michael Thomas the owner of the one Bedroom flat for rent that wants to be rented out,we are looking for a resposible person that can take Very Good care of the flat..It was due to my Christian Missionary Transfer that made us to leave the flat,so we want you to take very good care of it as we are not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean at all time.So for now I am now in USA,also i am with the keys and documents of the flat,We try to look for an agent or friends that we can give this Keys and document before we left but could not see and we dont want our flat to be used any how in our Absent that is why i brought the keys along with me here.So pls get back to me on how you could take care of our flat or perhaps experience you have in renting apartments.Hope you are okay with the price of $170 per week with utilities like :- Stove – Electric ,Refrigerator, Microwave ,Ice Maker,Full Kitchen ,Coffee maker,TV/VCR ,Stereo ,Phone ,Linens provided,High Speed Internet ,CD Player,Cable/Satellit TV,Double/twin zip &link beds and a child’s cot can be provided ,Fitted wardrobe, KitchenElectric hob/oven,Kitchen utensils,Microwave ,Washer &dryer,Refrigerator & freezer ,Toaster ,Electric kettle ,Iron andironing board ,TV & DVD ,Telephone and Fast internet access ,PedestalFan ,Free parking.

    Rent is $170 per week or $680 per month
    bond is $680

    ********RENT APPLICATION FORM********
    (Private and Confidential)
    Also, Pls let me get answer to the application below :-
    1)Your Full Name ?
    2)Your Full Address Where You Reside Right Now ?
    3)Reachable Mobile Phone Number ?
    4)Age ?
    5) Sex ?
    6)Are You Married ?
    7)How many people will be living in the apartment?
    8Copy of Photo ID..(Optional)?
    9)Do You have a Pet ?
    10)Do You have a Car ?
    11)Occupation ?
    12) Citizen Of Which Country ?
    13)How Long Did You Want To Stay ?
    14)What Is Your Moving In Date ?
    15) How Many Month Rent Are You Willing To Pay ( First 1month rent +
    bond) or If You Pay ( First 2month rent + bon And Get 1 Month Free)…So which one do you prefer ?
    Reference
    Address:
    Telephone Number:
    Relationship:

    Address:148 Quay St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

    Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt in your name and contacting you.Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the documents and the keys to you,please we are giving you all this based on trust and again i want you to stick to your words,We are putting everything into God’s hand,so please do not let us down in this property of ours and God bless you more as you do this.Hope to
    read from you as soon as possible.Thanks and GOD bless you.
    I look forward to hearing from you asap

  11. This is still going on. I just received a mail from this guy and his name is
    Ashley Luke Hollibone and the email now is iamalive798@gmail.com. Below is the mail I got from him today. Luckily I smelled something fishy and decided to google his name. Thanks to this page my doubts are confirmed.

    Hello

    Thanks so much for your prompt response,..The rent is $150 per week and $600 per month with a refundable bond of $600…. I’m happy that you are interested in renting out my apartment,My apartment is well furnished and well decorated with a lot of facility such as:

    Wireless internet facilities,
    Phone,
    Microwave,
    Dish washer,
    washing machine,
    Dryer, Refrigerator,
    Bathroom,
    Toilet,
    Bedroom,
    kitchen, utility room and the bills is included in the rent amount and also you will be using all this facility alone without sharing with any body .

    I’m presently in UNITED STATES now to complete my work with my company and am here with my family and my key is deposited at the DHL office in Sydney international Airport, so that any interested tenant can pickup the key there.Please I want you to note that,I am a kind and honest man and also I spent a lot on my property that I want to give you for rent,so I will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this apartment and want you to treat it as your own,is that taken?It is not the money that is 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 checkup.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. So I hope you can promise me to take very good care of my apartment.

  12. The nerve of this guy!!! I just got this email after enquiring on a ad on Nzflatmates website.

    Its very Nice to Read from you,My name is thomas lever michael the owner of the one Bedroom flat for rent that wants to be rented out,we are looking for a responsible person that can take Very Good care of the flat..It was due to my Christian Missionary Transfer that made us to leave the flat,so we want you to take very good care of it as we are not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean at all time. I am now in USA right now,also i am with the keys and documents of the flat,We try to look for an agent or friends that we can give this Keys and document before we left but could not see and we dont want our flat to be used any how in our Absent that is why i brought the keys along with me here.So pls get back to me on how you could take care of our flat or perhaps experience you have in renting apartments.Hope you are okay with the price of $170 per week with utilities like :- Stove – Electric ,Refrigerator, Microwave ,Ice Maker,Full Kitchen ,Coffee maker,TV/VCR ,Stereo ,Phone ,Linens provided,High Speed Internet ,CD Player,Cable/Satellit TV,Double/twin zip &link beds and a child’s cot can be provided ,Fitted wardrobe, KitchenElectric hob/oven,Kitchen utensils,Microwave ,Washer &dryer,Refrigerator & freezer ,Toaster ,Electric kettle ,Iron andironing board ,TV & DVD ,Telephone and Fast internet access ,PedestalFan ,Free parking.

    Rent is $170 per week or $680 per month
    phone number:731-327-0166

    ********RENT APPLICATION FORM********

    (Private and Confidential)
    Also, Pls let me get answer to the application below :-
    1)Your Full Name ?
    2)Your Full Address Where You Reside Right Now ?
    3)Reachable Mobile Phone Number ?
    4)Age ?
    5) Sex ?
    6)Are You Married ?
    7)How many people will be living in the apartment?
    8Copy of Photo ID..(Optional)?
    9)Do You have a Pet ?
    10)Do You have a Car ?
    11)Occupation ?

    12) Citizen Of Which Country ?
    13)How Long Did You Want To Stay ?
    14)What Is Your Moving In Date ?
    15) How Many Month Rent Are You Willing To Pay?(first month rent and bond or 2months rent and bond)

    Reference
    Name:
    Address:
    Telephone Number:
    Relationship:

    Location: 50 Eden Crescent, Auckland

    Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt in your name and contacting you.Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the documents and the keys to you,please we are giving you all this based on trust and again i want you to stick to your words,We are putting everything into God’s hand,so please do not let us down in this property of ours and God bless you more as you do this.Hope to
    read from you as soon as possible.Thanks and GOD bless you.

    I look forward to hearing from you asap

    I’m so glad I thought to check this first!!!

  13. Hi

    Thank you very much for your email regarding my apartment, my apartment is still available for rent.Here some important information about the apartment. .The apartment is located at .38 Bridge Street Sydney NSW 2000

    FLAT ADDRESS:38 Bridge Street Sydney NSW 2000
    Rooms: ONE BEDROOM
    Bathroom: ONE BATHROOM AND TOILET
    Kitchen: Yes
    Living room: Yes
    Internet: Yes
    Amount Rent/week: 200 AUD
    Amount Rent/month: 800 AUD ( includes utilities)
    Furnished: Yes
    Min period: 1 month
    Max period: 2 years
    Available: Immediately
    Utility Bills: Already Included
    Parking Space: Yes

    On the doorstep of Sydney CBD, Circular Quay, the Botanical Gardens, local restaurants and entertainment this modern fully furnished apartment comprises of one bedroom, lounge / dining modern gas kitchen, bathroom and internal laundry . Residents enjoy security access and use of the complex gym.

    Features of the property include the following:

    *Reverse cycle air conditioner.
    *All white goods included: washing machine, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and dryer.
    *Granite bench-tops in the kitchen and both bathrooms
    *Balcony with superb views over Sydney
    *Under-cover secured car-bay
    *Foxtel, broadband, and telephone are all wired up.

    Attached are some pictures of how my apartment looks like. Please let me know if you are interested in renting my apartment so we can go further.

    Best Regards .
    Hello

    Thanks for getting back to me . I want you to know that i I would have loved to show you around but am currently in USA, so i will really appreciate if you are ok with that ??.. DHL will deliver the keys to your address you provided after the funds must have been received via Money Gram .

    Your courteous and careful attitude towards this issue is something I understand, and I want to tell you that if I were you too, I’ll be more than careful in dealing with this situation, but one thing I’ll assure you of is that be rest assured that there won’t be any problem. Please I don’t know any other means in which I can offer we handle this but I can assure you the apartment is the best you can get for that price . I can send you my international passport for proof to assured .

    To be rest assured your money is safe you can pay a part payment of $800 and after you receive the keys you will then balance the rest….. What do you think ??………Get back to me soon as i have other disturbing me about the apartment but your response about taking care of the apartment is really lovely .

  14. This guy almost fooled me to seems like he is at it again
    $200 per week seemed almost to good to be true glad I googled his email
    “Savemelord1@gmail.com”
    To find all the exact same scamming he has been upto

  15. Lol this guy is still doing it. I almost got scammed but I asked my old man because I was a little suspicious. He asked for $1200 and I stated I only had $1100 so then he’s like “yeah that’s fine to send now”

  16. We found a advertisement on gumtree and he sent me exactly the same emails as the ones on this thread!!! I googled his name because it seemed weird to be renting out an apartment on Sydney harbour for $400 a month! He just emailed me asking me to transfer $1600 before he sends me tracking details for a key…

    Thank f for Google

  17. Its very Nice to Read from you,My name is thomas michael lever the owner of the one Bedroom flat for rent that wants to be rented out,we are looking for a responsible person that can take Very Good care of the flat..It was due to my Christian Missionary Transfer that made us to leave the flat,so we want you to take very good care of it as we are not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean at all time. I am now in USA right now,also i am with the keys and documents of the flat,We try to look for an agent or friends that we can give this Keys and document before we left but could not see and we dont want our flat to be used any how in our Absent that is why i brought the keys along with me here.So pls get back to me on how you could take care of our flat or perhaps experience you have in renting apartments.Hope you are okay with the price of $700 per month with utilities like :- Stove – Electric ,Refrigerator, Microwave ,Ice Maker,Full Kitchen ,Coffee maker,TV/VCR ,Stereo ,Phone ,Linens provided,High Speed Internet ,CD Player,Cable/Satellit TV,Double/twin zip &link beds and a child’s cot can be provided ,Fitted wardrobe, KitchenElectric hob/oven,Kitchen utensils,Microwave ,Washer &dryer,Refrigerator & freezer ,Toaster ,Electric kettle ,Iron andironing board ,TV & DVD ,Telephone and Fast internet access ,PedestalFan ,Free parking.

    Rent is $700 per month
    Security depsoit is $500
    Phone number:(406)200-8140

    ********RENT APPLICATION FORM********

    (Private and Confidential)
    Also, Pls let me get answer to the application below :-
    1)Your Full Name ?
    2)Your Full Address Where You Reside Right Now ?
    3)Reachable Mobile Phone Number ?
    4)Age ?
    5) Sex ?
    6)Are You Married ?
    7)How many people will be living in the apartment?
    8Copy of Photo ID..(Optional)?
    9)Do You have a Pet ?
    10)Do You have a Car ?
    11)Occupation ?
    12) Citizen Of Which Country ?
    13)How Long Did You Want To Stay ?
    14)What Is Your Moving In Date ?
    15) How Many Month Rent Are You Willing To Pay?

    Reference
    Name:
    Address:
    Telephone Number:
    Relationship:

    Address:536 Ridout Street, N. London (North) Ontario, Canada N6A 6H5, ON

    Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt in your name and contacting you.Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the documents and the keys to you,please we are giving you all this based on trust and again i want you to stick to your words,We are putting everything into God’s hand,so please do not let us down in this property of ours and God bless you more as you do this.Hope to
    read from you as soon as possible.Thanks and GOD bless you.

    I look forward to hearing from you asap

    Thomas

  18. Ashley Hollibone is still scamming with the same email savemelord1@gmail.com and the same email he sends out! Definitely sounds too good to be true!

    Thank you very much for your email regarding my apartment, my apartment is still available for rent.Here some important information about the apartment. .The apartment is located at . 38 Bridge Street Sydney NSW 2000

    FLAT ADDRESS:38 Bridge Street Sydney NSW 2000
    Rooms: ONE BEDROOM
    Bathroom: ONE BATHROOM AND TOILET
    Kitchen: Yes
    Living room: Yes
    Internet: Yes
    Amount Rent/week: 200 AUD
    Amount Rent/month: 800 AUD ( includes utilities)
    Furnished: Yes
    Min period: 1 month
    Max period: 2 years
    Available: Immediately
    Utility Bills: Already Included
    Parking Space: Yes

    On the doorstep of Sydney CBD, Circular Quay, the Botanical Gardens, local restaurants and entertainment this modern fully furnished apartment comprises of one bedroom, lounge / dining modern gas kitchen, bathroom and internal laundry . Residents enjoy security access and use of the complex gym.

    Features of the property include the following:

    *Reverse cycle air conditioner.
    *All white goods included: washing machine, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and dryer.
    *Granite bench-tops in the kitchen and both bathrooms
    *Balcony with superb views over Sydney
    *Under-cover secured car-bay
    *Foxtel, broadband, and telephone are all wired up.

    Best Regards.

  19. Thank you so much! Glad I searched his name before anything. I got a bit sussed out after he asked for $1,600 deposit and bond then he will give me the keys to the unit.

    It was way too good to be true, 1 bed room unit in Sydney CBD right on Bridge St. with utilities included for only $200 pw. $800 deposit and $800 cash bond.

    He had said the exact same thing to me word by word. and his/her name is Ashley Hillbone savemelord01@gmail.com

    Be careful everyone.

  20. Luckily I googled this guy and found this. His scamming in Gumtree.sg. Below is the emails I had with him.

    Its very Nice to Read from you,My name is thomas michael lever the owner of the one Bedroom flat for rent that wants to be rented out,we are looking for a responsible person that can take Very Good care of the flat..It was due to my Christian Missionary Transfer that made us to leave the flat,so we want you to take very good care of it as we are not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean at all time. I am now in CHINA right now,also i am with the keys and documents of the flat,We try to look for an agent or friends that we can give this Keys and document before we left but could not see and we dont want our flat to be used any how in our Absent that is why i brought the keys along with me here.So pls get back to me on how you could take care of our flat or perhaps experience you have in renting apartments.Hope you are okay with the price of $400 per month with utilities like :- Stove – Electric ,Refrigerator, Microwave ,Ice Maker,Full Kitchen ,Coffee maker,TV/VCR ,Stereo ,Phone ,Linens provided,High Speed Internet ,CD Player,Cable/Satellit TV,Double/twin zip &link beds and a child’s cot can be provided ,Fitted wardrobe, KitchenElectric hob/oven,Kitchen utensils,Microwave ,Washer &dryer,Refrigerator & freezer ,Toaster ,Electric kettle ,Iron andironing board ,TV & DVD ,Telephone and Fast internet access ,PedestalFan ,Free parking.

    Rent is $400 per month
    Security deposit is $400

    ********RENT APPLICATION FORM********

    (Private and Confidential)
    Also, Pls let me get answer to the application below :-
    1)Your Full Name ?
    2)Your Full Address Where You Reside Right Now ?
    3)Reachable Mobile Phone Number ?
    4)Age ?
    5) Sex ?
    6)Are You Married ?
    7)How many people will be living in the apartment?
    8Copy of Photo ID..(Optional)?
    9)Do You have a Pet ?
    10)Do You have a Car ?
    11)Occupation ?
    12) Citizen Of Which Country ?
    13)How Long Did You Want To Stay ?
    14)What Is Your Moving In Date ?
    15) How Many Month Rent Are You Willing To Pay?(first month rent and security deposit or 2months rent and security deposit and get one month free

    Reference
    Name:
    Address:
    Telephone Number:
    Relationship:

    Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt in your name and contacting you.Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the documents and the keys to you,please we are giving you all this based on trust and again i want you to stick to your words,We are putting everything into God’s hand,so please do not let us down in this property of ours and God bless you more as you do this.Hope to
    read from you as soon as possible.Thanks and GOD bless you.

    I look forward to hearing from you asap
    __________________________________________________________

    Thanks very much for your reply and also i can see your willingness in this rent your application form as been approved and you are now qualify for this rent. So as we shall be renting our properties to you, please again take very good care of the apartment.Once again, we are giving you this on trust and do not disappoint us and i promise you that you will love the apartment.

    Here are the contents of the packages that will be deliver to you via DHL EXPRESS COURIER SERVICE.
    1)Entrance and the Rooms Keys
    2)Papers
    3)Payment Receipt

    So i am with your informations here with me and i will like to know whether you are ready for the payment of the first month rent and security deposit so that you can move in asap. Let me know If I could forward you the Information on how and where to send the money through westernunion money transfer so I can get all the package sent to you as soon as possible.If the payment is confirm tomorrow you will recieve the keys as soon as possible.. Hope to read from you soonest
    Thanks and God bless,

    thomas

  21. Hi all,

    He’s posting in http://www.ibilik.sg now

    Its very Nice to Read from you,My name is thomas michael lever the owner of the one Bedroom flat for rent that wants to be rented out,we are looking for a responsible person that can take Very Good care of the flat..It was due to my Christian Missionary Transfer that made us to leave the flat,so we want you to take very good care of it as we are not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean at all time. I am now in CHINA right now,also i am with the keys and documents of the flat,We try to look for an agent or friends that we can give this Keys and document before we left but could not see and we dont want our flat to be used any how in our Absent that is why i brought the keys along with me here.So pls get back to me on how you could take care of our flat or perhaps experience you have in renting apartments.Hope you are okay with the price of $400 per month with utilities like :- Stove – Electric ,Refrigerator, Microwave ,Ice Maker,Full Kitchen ,Coffee maker,TV/VCR ,Stereo ,Phone ,Linens provided,High Speed Internet ,CD Player,Cable/Satellit TV,Double/twin zip &link beds and a child’s cot can be provided ,Fitted wardrobe, KitchenElectric hob/oven,Kitchen utensils,Microwave ,Washer &dryer,Refrigerator & freezer ,Toaster ,Electric kettle ,Iron andironing board ,TV & DVD ,Telephone and Fast internet access ,PedestalFan ,Free parking.

    Rent is $400 per month
    Security depsoit is $400

    ********RENT APPLICATION FORM********

    (Private and Confidential)
    Also, Pls let me get answer to the application below :-
    1)Your Full Name ?
    2)Your Full Address Where You Reside Right Now ?
    3)Reachable Mobile Phone Number ?
    4)Age ?
    5) Sex ?
    6)Are You Married ?
    7)How many people will be living in the apartment?
    8Copy of Photo ID..(Optional)?
    9)Do You have a Pet ?
    10)Do You have a Car ?
    11)Occupation ?
    12) Citizen Of Which Country ?
    13)How Long Did You Want To Stay ?
    14)What Is Your Moving In Date ?

    Reference
    Name:
    Address:
    Telephone Number:
    Relationship:

    Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt in your name and contacting you.Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the documents and the keys to you,please we are giving you all this based on trust and again i want you to stick to your words,We are putting everything into God’s hand,so please do not let us down in this property of ours and God bless you more as you do this.Hope to
    read from you as soon as possible.Thanks and GOD bless you.

    I look forward to hearing from you asap

    I replied his email before coming across this website. Regretted it.

    1. Thanks for this website before I been scamed by this bastard.

      Totally same with you Lam, it is in Singapore.

      ______________________________Its very Nice to Read from you,My name is thomas michael lever the owner of the one Bedroom flat for rent that wants to be rented out,we are looking for a responsible person that can take Very Good care of the flat..It was due to my Christian Missionary Transfer that made us to leave the flat,so we want you to take very good care of it as we are not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean at all time. I am now in CHINA right now,also i am with the keys and documents of the flat,We try to look for an agent or friends that we can give this Keys and document before we left but could not see and we dont want our flat to be used any how in our Absent that is why i brought the keys along with me here.So pls get back to me on how you could take care of our flat or perhaps experience you have in renting apartments.Hope you are okay with the price of $400 per month with utilities like :- Stove – Electric ,Refrigerator, Microwave ,Ice Maker,Full Kitchen ,Coffee maker,TV/VCR ,Stereo ,Phone ,Linens provided,High Speed Internet ,CD Player,Cable/Satellit TV,Double/twin zip &link beds and a child’s cot can be provided ,Fitted wardrobe, KitchenElectric hob/oven,Kitchen utensils,Microwave ,Washer &dryer,Refrigerator & freezer ,Toaster ,Electric kettle ,Iron andironing board ,TV & DVD ,Telephone and Fast internet access ,PedestalFan ,Free parking.

      Rent is $400 per month
      Security depsoit is $400

      ********RENT APPLICATION FORM********

      (Private and Confidential)
      Also, Pls let me get answer to the application below :-
      1)Your Full Name ?
      2)Your Full Address Where You Reside Right Now ?
      3)Reachable Mobile Phone Number ?
      4)Age ?
      5) Sex ?
      6)Are You Married ?
      7)How many people will be living in the apartment?
      8Copy of Photo ID..(Optional)?
      9)Do You have a Pet ?
      10)Do You have a Car ?
      11)Occupation ?
      12) Citizen Of Which Country ?
      13)How Long Did You Want To Stay ?
      14)What Is Your Moving In Date ?

      Reference
      Name:
      Address:
      Telephone Number:
      Relationship:

      Blk 10 GOPENG STREET, 78878
      Icon is close to EW15 Tanjong Pagar MRT Station.
      Resident at Icon can get to the nearest NTUC Fairprice Supermarket at Tanjong Pagar Plaza, Cold Storage Supermarket at China Square Central and Sheng Siong Supermarket at 52 Chin Swee Road. It is also nearby to Lucky Chinatown, China Square Central, Far East Square and OG Building Shopping Malls for an array of amenities such as grocery and retail shopping, banks, eateries and more.
      Vehicle owners can take Anson Road, Keppel Road, Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) and East Coast Parkway Expressway (ECP) to get to the business hub or shopping district in the city.

      Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt in your name and contacting you.Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the documents and the keys to you,please we are giving you all this based on trust and again i want you to stick to your words,We are putting everything into God’s hand,so please do not let us down in this property of ours and God bless you more as you do this.Hope to
      read from you as soon as possible.Thanks and GOD bless you.

      I look forward to hearing from you asap________________________________

      This is the website he posted : http://www.ibilik.sg/rooms/2640353/one-bedroom-for-rent-in-tanjong-pagar

      He is using his Singapore’s name as the proven of the properties he own.
      I googled search he email me the 3 photos, I used these photos to google images search, I found out many room rental websites including New Zealand, Canada, Australia, Singapore and etc also have this photo.
      This is the example: http://www.rentaroom.com.au/listing/view/1772

      I continue to search again, his house is in Gopeng area, but i found out in other area of Singapore also rental this room out. In Bishan Street. http://www.flatsdb.com/rentals/519150-one-bedroom-apartment-for-rent-furnish-with-wifi-with-aircon-502-bishan-street-11
      Same profile of the owner advertise! His email is leverthom@gmail.com

      I was totally luckiest! Hope everyone can take note of this SCAM!
      Don’t be the VICTIMS!

  22. Same scam currently on flatmates.com.au for a number of properties.

    I also came across the same scam on facebook for a guy under the name of Benjamin Azzopardi, email address livingspring1002@gmail.com

    Anything on flatmates.com.au which has their email address watermarked onto the photo is generally fake and a scam.

  23. This guys is still up to this scam!!!! Be careful people I almost got fooled by him! His email he uses now is savemelord1@gmail.com !! And the content of the email is exactly with many people above! I would have been fooled if I didn’t look up the property on google before hand and see his name appeared in the topic. What a relief! Thank you for this post!!

  24. Hi,
    The last scamming are rlling right now in Sydney, NSW, Australia, same text, same messages, same amount, same requirments about the rent and the bond, even using fake unregistred Lease Agreement at the following address: 10/38 Bridge Street Sydney NSW 2000. Take care and ask her same as me about a stamped, signed and legilased document and about the layer name and authorisation number, who write the document. After these you will find out what kind of deal you are going into.
    My best regards,
    Steve from Romania

  25. Hi

    I am currently in talks with Hollibone Ashley Luke about an apartment in Dublin. This time its a different email address. I am not sure if it is genuine.

    Its in a really good location but the price offered is quite good so I wanted to be sure in case it turned out to be a scam. Be good if anyone here had any knowledge. I can share the emails if required.

    Thanks
    Hasan

    1. Hello,

      The same is happening to me right now. A person with the same name is trying to rent me an apartment in Lille. It is really good and very cheap compared to all of the other ones.
      He wants me to pay him as soon as possible 400€ for rent and 500€ for deposit. Ashley Luke Hollibone told me he is curreny living in london so he cannot show me the apartment.
      I dont know what to do.
      I am pretty afraid at this point.

  26. Its very Nice to Read from you,My name is thomas lever green the owner of the one Bedroom flat for rent that wants to be rented out,we are looking for a responsible person that can take Very Good care of the flat..It was due to my Christian Missionary Transfer that made us to leave the flat,so we want you to take very good care of it as we are not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean at all time. I am now in CHINA right now,also i am with the keys and documents of the flat,We try to look for an agent or friends that we can give this Keys and document before we left but could not see and we dont want our flat to be used any how in our Absent that is why i brought the keys along with me here.So pls get back to me on how you could take care of our flat or perhaps experience you have in renting apartments.Hope you are okay with the price of $150 per week with utilities like :- Stove – Electric ,Refrigerator, Microwave ,Ice Maker,Full Kitchen ,Coffee maker,TV/VCR ,Stereo ,Phone ,Linens provided,High Speed Internet ,CD Player,Cable/Satellit TV,Double/twin zip &link beds and a child’s cot can be provided ,Fitted wardrobe, KitchenElectric hob/oven,Kitchen utensils,Microwave ,Washer &dryer,Refrigerator & freezer ,Toaster ,Electric kettle ,Iron andironing board ,TV & DVD ,Telephone and Fast internet access ,PedestalFan ,Free parking.

    Rent is $150 per week or $600 per month
    bond is $600

    ********RENT APPLICATION FORM********

    (Private and Confidential)
    Also, Pls let me get answer to the application below :-
    1)Your Full Name ?
    2)Your Full Address Where You Reside Right Now ?
    3)Reachable Mobile Phone Number ?
    4)Age ?
    5) Sex ?
    6)Are You Married ?
    7)How many people will be living in the apartment?
    8Copy of Photo ID..(Optional)?
    9)Do You have a Pet ?
    10)Do You have a Car ?
    11)Occupation ?
    12) Citizen Of Which Country ?
    13)How Long Did You Want To Stay ?
    14)What Is Your Moving In Date ?
    15) How Many Month Rent Are You Willing To Pay?

    Reference
    Name:
    Address:
    Telephone Number:
    Relationship:

    Address:76 Wakefield St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

    Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt in your name and contacting you.Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the documents and the keys to you,please we are giving you all this based on trust and again i want you to stick to your words,We are putting everything into God’s hand,so please do not let us down in this property of ours and God bless you more as you do this.Hope to
    read from you as soon as possible.Thanks and GOD bless you.

    I look forward to hearing from you asap

    And I almost fell for it. Thank you guys so much.

  27. I also got the scam email for 1 bedroom Apartment. This time the scammer using Flatmates.com.au website as his fishing pond.

    I got reply from this email address mlever63@gmail.com (naming himself as Mr Michael Lever)

    But the advertisement email is bnea@gmail.com. Guys please be careful. If you feel the rent is too good to be true please use Google and do some research.

    Apartment Address : –
    668 Bourke Street
    Melbourne Vic 3000
    Australia

    Rent: is $170 AUD per week including all utilities

  28. I saw one ad in nzflatmates.co.nz as well. The email address being used is georginaamanda56@gmail.com.

    I sent an inquiry and here’s the reply I got:

    Hello ,

    Thank you very much for your email regarding my apartment, my apartment is still available for rent. Here some important information about the apartment. .The apartment is located at 9/105 Albert St Auckland Central.

    FLAT ADDRESS: 9/105 Albert St Auckland Central.
    Rooms: One bedroom apartment
    Bathroom: One bathroom and Toilet
    Kitchen: Yes
    Living room: Yes
    Internet: Yes
    Amount Rent/week: $200
    Amount Rent/month: $800 ( includes utilities)
    Refundable Bond : $800
    Furnished: Yes
    Min period: 1 week or month
    Max period: 2 – 5 years
    Utility Bills: Already Included
    Available: Immediately
    Parking space: Yes

    Spacious 1 bedroom furnished apartment, central to Queen Street, Sky Tower, UNI, AUT many training schools and more. Situated in the well-known Manhattan Apartments on Albert st.

    Very spacious with good size windows.

    A separate laundry closet contains a washing machine, clothes dryer and tub.

    Stunning American oak floors, beautiful stained doors, high ceilings and large windows are a few of this wonderful home’s special features.

    All brand new appliances are included:
    • Two 42 inch plasma televisions
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Dishwasher
    • Electric oven and hob
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Clothes dryer
    • Heated towel rails

    Some of Auckland’s top restaurants, bars and cafes right on your doorstep. Also handy to all transport – train station and buses across the road, 2 minutes to ferry building. Supermarkets within a 5 minute walk. Auckland Art Gallery, Vector Arena, Auckland University and AUT within a 15 minute walk.

    Attached are some pictures of the apartment. Please let me know if you are interested in renting my apartment so we can go further.

    Best Regards .

  29. Thanks so much for the information, I really appreciated. I saw this guy posting on flatmate, I received just the same email from him and about to send him money. His motivation in the email seem to starve for money, luckily I found your post. Thank so much for saving me.

  30. I knew something was off. Thank God for this post. I got the same email from him. Today his name is Peter Clement Apulu–advertising the apartment in 170 Taranaki St, Wellington. The nerve of this man.

  31. Be careful of scams like this. I think for short-term rentals, Airbnb would still be the best choice, especially with the validated reviews as such. If you guys need any help with Singapore’s rental market let me know.

    I am in the accomodation business (www.workerdormitory.com) which is not for tourists but I do know about other suitable locations for tourists in Singapore.

  32. This guys is still up to this scam!!!! Be careful people I almost got fooled by him! His email he uses now is pemen435@yahoo.com And the content of the email is exactly with many people above! I would have been fooled if I didn’t look up the property on google before hand and see his name appeared in the topic. What a relief! Thank you for this post!!

    see you

    Its very Nice to Read from you,My name is Peter clement Apulu the owner of the two Bedrooms flat for rent that wants to be rented out,we are looking for a responsible person that can take Very Good care of the flat..It was due to my Christian Missionary Transfer that made us to leave the flat,so we want you to take very good care of it as we are not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean at all time. I am now in West africa right now,also i am with the keys and documents of the flat,We try to look for an agent or friends that we can give this Keys and document before we left but could not see and we dont want our flat to be used any how in our Absent that is why i brought the keys along with me here.So pls get back to me on how you could take care of our flat or perhaps experience you have in renting apartments.Hope you are okay with the price of $170 per week with utilities like :- Stove – Electric ,Refrigerator, Microwave ,Ice Maker,Full Kitchen ,Coffee maker,TV/VCR ,Stereo ,Phone ,Linens provided,High Speed Internet ,CD Player,Cable/Satellit TV,Double/twin zip &link beds and a child’s cot can be provided ,Fitted wardrobe, KitchenElectric hob/oven,Kitchen utensils,Microwave ,Washer &dryer,Refrigerator & freezer ,Toaster ,Electric kettle ,Iron andironing board ,TV & DVD ,Telephone and Fast internet access ,PedestalFan ,Free parking.

    Rent is $170 per week or $680 per month
    bond is $680

    ********RENT APPLICATION FORM********

    (Private and Confidential)
    Also, Pls let me get answer to the application below :-
    1)Your Full Name ?
    2)Your Full Address Where You Reside Right Now ?
    3)Reachable Mobile Phone Number ?
    4)Age ?
    5) Sex ?
    6)Are You Married ?
    7)How many people will be living in the apartment?
    8Copy of Photo ID..(Optional)?
    9)Do You have a Pet ?
    10)Do You have a Car ?
    11)Occupation ?
    12) Citizen Of Which Country ?
    13)How Long Did You Want To Stay ?
    14)What Is Your Moving In Date ?
    15) How Many Month Rent Are You Willing To Pay?

    Reference
    Address:
    Telephone Number:
    Relationship:

    Address:85 Wakefield St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

    Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt in your name and contacting you.Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the documents and the keys to you,please we are giving you all this based on trust and again i want you to stick to your words,We are putting everything into God’s hand,so please do not let us down in this property of ours and God bless you more as you do this.Hope to
    read from you as soon as possible.Thanks and GOD bless you.

    I look forward to hearing from you asap

    Peter

  33. Received an email from this guy..regarding a different property. The email that he is using is “adelineyap546@yahoo.com”
    I came across his advert on “https://auckland.craigslist.org/apa/5952300362.html” and not knowing the truth behind this guy I emailed him..the following is the email that I received from him on the 22nd. of this month :

    Its very Nice to Read from you,My name is Peter clement Apulu the owner of the two Bedrooms flat for rent that wants to be rented out,we are looking for a responsible person that can take Very Good care of the flat..It was due to my Christian Missionary Transfer that made us to leave the flat,so we want you to take very good care of it as we are not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean at all time. I am now in West africa right now,also i am with the keys and documents of the flat,We try to look for an agent or friends that we can give this Keys and document before we left but could not see and we dont want our flat to be used any how in our Absent that is why i brought the keys along with me here.So pls get back to me on how you could take care of our flat or perhaps experience you have in renting apartments.Hope you are okay with the price of $200 per week with utilities like :- Stove – Electric ,Refrigerator, Microwave ,Ice Maker,Full Kitchen ,Coffee maker,TV/VCR ,Stereo ,Phone ,Linens provided,High Speed Internet ,CD Player,Cable/Satellit TV,Double/twin zip &link beds and a child’s cot can be provided ,Fitted wardrobe, KitchenElectric hob/oven,Kitchen utensils,Microwave ,Washer &dryer,Refrigerator & freezer ,Toaster ,Electric kettle ,Iron andironing board ,TV & DVD ,Telephone and Fast internet access ,PedestalFan ,Free parking.

    Rent is $200 per week or $800 per month
    bond is $400

    ********RENT APPLICATION FORM********

    (Private and Confidential)
    Also, Pls let me get answer to the application below :-
    1)Your Full Name ?
    2)Your Full Address Where You Reside Right Now ?
    3)Reachable Mobile Phone Number ?
    4)Age ?
    5) Sex ?
    6)Are You Married ?
    7)How many people will be living in the apartment?
    8Copy of Photo ID..(Optional)?
    9)Do You have a Pet ?
    10)Do You have a Car ?
    11)Occupation ?
    12) Citizen Of Which Country ?
    13)How Long Did You Want To Stay ?
    14)What Is Your Moving In Date ?
    15) How Many Month Rent Are You Willing To Pay?

    Reference
    Show original message
    Address:
    Telephone Number:
    Relationship:

    Address:1 Emily Pl, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

    Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt in your name and contacting you.Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the documents and the keys to you,please we are giving you all this based on trust and again i want you to stick to your words,We are putting everything into God’s hand,so please do not let us down in this property of ours and God bless you more as you do this.Hope to
    read from you as soon as possible.Thanks and GOD bless you.

    I look forward to hearing from you asap

  34. Found a listing on NZflatmates for 170 pw. Got in touch and received this mail:

    Address:
    105 Albert Street, Auckland
    http://www.nzflatmates.co.nz/flats/auckland/auckland/236641/

    Mail:
    Its very Nice to Read from you,My name is Peter clement Apulu the owner of the one Bedroom flat for rent that wants to be rented out,we are looking for a responsible person that can take Very Good care of the flat..It was due to my Christian Missionary Transfer that made us to leave the flat,so we want you to take very good care of it as we are not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean at all time. I am now in West africa right now,also i am with the keys and documents of the flat,We try to look for an agent or friends that we can give this Keys and document before we left but could not see and we dont want our flat to be used any how in our Absent that is why i brought the keys along with me here.So pls get back to me on how you could take care of our flat or perhaps experience you have in renting apartments.Hope you are okay with the price of $170 per week with utilities like :- Stove – Electric ,Refrigerator, Microwave ,Ice Maker,Full Kitchen ,Coffee maker,TV/VCR ,Stereo ,Phone ,Linens provided,High Speed Internet ,CD Player,Cable/Satellit TV,Double/twin zip &link beds and a child’s cot can be provided ,Fitted wardrobe, KitchenElectric hob/oven,Kitchen utensils,Microwave ,Washer &dryer,Refrigerator & freezer ,Toaster ,Electric kettle ,Iron andironing board ,TV & DVD ,Telephone and Fast internet access ,PedestalFan ,Free parking.

    Rent is $170 per week or $680 per month
    bond is $680

    ********RENT APPLICATION FORM********

    (Private and Confidential)
    Also, Pls let me get answer to the application below :-
    1)Your Full Name ?
    2)Your Full Address Where You Reside Right Now ?
    3)Reachable Mobile Phone Number ?
    4)Age ?
    5) Sex ?
    6)Are You Married ?
    7)How many people will be living in the apartment?
    8Copy of Photo ID..(Optional)?
    9)Do You have a Pet ?
    10)Do You have a Car ?
    11)Occupation ?
    12) Citizen Of Which Country ?
    13)How Long Did You Want To Stay ?
    14)What Is Your Moving In Date ?
    15) How Many Month Rent Are You Willing To Pay?

    Reference
    Address:
    Telephone Number:
    Relationship:

    Address:105 Albert St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

    Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt in your name and contacting you.Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the documents and the keys to you,please we are giving you all this based on trust and again i want you to stick to your words,We are putting everything into God’s hand,so please do not let us down in this property of ours and God bless you more as you do this.Hope to
    read from you as soon as possible.Thanks and GOD bless you.

    I look forward to hearing from you asap

    Seemed too good to be true and looked up the name. Lucky I found this blog! Hopefully this would help someone else.

  35. So glad I googled his name and this came up. Was so close to being scammed, knew it was dodgy and way to easy. Freaking out a bit because I gave him my details. Anyone had further hassle from him after declining his scam offer?
    Thank you so much.

    1. I am having the same feeling now. I was just in dialogie with him and i had already completed the application when he sent back about money gram i decided to check the internet and found all this. It would be good to know from others about the Peter Clement Apulu character.

  36. Good thing I always try to do background check on every person I interact on the Internet. Lucky enough to found this thread.

    Below is the email I received from him, so good to be true, so needs to be cautious.

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    Its very Nice to Read from you,My name is Peter clement Apulu the owner of the one Bedroom flat for rent that wants to be rented out,we are looking for a responsible person that can take Very Good care of the flat..It was due to my Christian Missionary Transfer that made us to leave the flat,so we want you to take very good care of it as we are not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean at all time. I am now in West africa right now,also i am with the keys and documents of the flat,We try to look for an agent or friends that we can give this Keys and document before we left but could not see and we dont want our flat to be used any how in our Absent that is why i brought the keys along with me here.So pls get back to me on how you could take care of our flat or perhaps experience you have in renting apartments.Hope you are okay with the price of $170 per week with utilities like :- Stove – Electric ,Refrigerator, Microwave ,Ice Maker,Full Kitchen ,Coffee maker,TV/VCR ,Stereo ,Phone ,Linens provided,High Speed Internet ,CD Player,Cable/Satellit TV,Double/twin zip &link beds and a child’s cot can be provided ,Fitted wardrobe, KitchenElectric hob/oven,Kitchen utensils,Microwave ,Washer &dryer,Refrigerator & freezer ,Toaster ,Electric kettle ,Iron andironing board ,TV & DVD ,Telephone and Fast internet access ,PedestalFan ,Free parking.

    Rent is $170 per week or $680 per month
    bond is $680

    ********RENT APPLICATION FORM********

    (Private and Confidential)
    Also, Pls let me get answer to the application below :-
    1)Your Full Name ?
    2)Your Full Address Where You Reside Right Now ?
    3)Reachable Mobile Phone Number ?
    4)Age ?
    5) Sex ?
    6)Are You Married ?
    7)How many people will be living in the apartment?
    8Copy of Photo ID..(Optional)?
    9)Do You have a Pet ?
    10)Do You have a Car ?
    11)Occupation ?
    12) Citizen Of Which Country ?
    13)How Long Did You Want To Stay ?
    14)What Is Your Moving In Date ?
    15) How Many Month Rent Are You Willing To Pay?

    Reference
    Address:
    Telephone Number:
    Relationship:

    Address:105 Albert St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

    Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt in your name and contacting you.Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the documents and the keys to you,please we are giving you all this based on trust and again i want you to stick to your words,We are putting everything into God’s hand,so please do not let us down in this property of ours and God bless you more as you do this.Hope to
    read from you as soon as possible.Thanks and GOD bless you.

    I look forward to hearing from you asap

  37. My name is Peter Clement Apulu the owner of the One bedroom Apartment for rent,we are looking for a responsible person that can take Very Good care of the flat..It was due to my Christian Missionary Transfer that made us to leave the flat,so we want you to take very good care of it as we are not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean at all time. I am now in FLORIDA USA right now,also i am with the keys and documents of the flat,We try to look for an agent or friends that we can give this Keys and document before we left but could not see and we dont want our flat to be used any how in our Absent that is why i brought the keys along with me here.So pls get back to me on how you could take care of our flat or perhaps experience you have in renting apartments.Hope you are okay with the price of $700 per month with utilities like :- Stove – Electric ,Refrigerator, Microwave ,Ice Maker,Full Kitchen ,Coffee maker,TV/VCR ,Stereo ,Phone ,Linens provided,High Speed Internet ,CD Player,Cable/Satellit TV,Double/twin zip &link beds and a child’s cot can be provided ,Fitted wardrobe, KitchenElectric hob/oven,Kitchen utensils,Microwave ,Washer &dryer,Refrigerator & freezer ,Toaster ,Electric kettle ,Iron andironing board ,TV & DVD ,Telephone and Fast internet access ,PedestalFan ,Free parking.

    Rent is $700 per month
    Security deposit is $500
    phone number:786-353-6958

    ********RENT APPLICATION FORM********

    (Private and Confidential)
    Also, Pls let me get answer to the application below :-
    1)Your Full Name ?
    2)Your Full Address Where You Reside Right Now ?
    3)Reachable Mobile Phone Number ?
    4)Age ?
    5) Sex ?
    6)Are You Married ?
    7)How many people will be living in the apartment?
    8Copy of Photo ID..(Optional)?
    9)Do You have a Pet ?
    10)Do You have a Car ?
    11)Occupation ?
    12) Citizen Of Which Country ?
    13)How Long Did You Want To Stay ?
    14)What Is Your Moving In Date ?
    15) How Many Month Rent Are You Willing To Pay?first month and last month rent

    Reference
    Name:
    Address:
    Telephone Number:
    Relationship:

    Address:111 Elizabeth Street Toronto (Central) Ontario, Canada M5G 1P7

    Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt in your name and contacting you.Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the documents and the keys to you,please we are giving you all this based on trust and again i want you to stick to your words,We are putting everything into God’s hand,so please do not let us down in this property of ours and God bless you more as you do this.

    Hope to read from you as soon as possible.
    Thanks and GOD bless you.

    1. I was also almost scammed by this man today !
      Same email as above. Claims all his family is dead and won’t let you see the place unless you send the money first via money gram !!!! He hung up when I asked why he was mentioned on this rental scam !

  38. Guys don’t fall for this scam!! Same thing happening here in Kitchener, ON. this guy is still going around. and he needs to be reported!! do whatever you can to get his details reported. Its not okay for him to keep taking advantage of people in this way. UNBELIEVABLE!!!

  39. 1 Bedroom For Rent
    Posted by Michelle Yi Ling on 25-Aug 2017
    267 views
    Description
    My Name is Michelle the owner of 1 bedroom for rent located at 227, 227 Serangoon Ave 4, Singapore 550227 I am looking for a responsible person that can take very Good care of the flat..It was due to my Christian Missionary Transfer that made me to leave the flat,so i want you to take very good care of it as i am not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean at all time. I am now in WEST AFRICA right now,also i am with the keys and documents of the flat,I try to look for an agent or friends that we can give this Keys and document before we left but could not see and we dont want our flat to be used any how in our Absent that is why i brought the keys along with me here.So please get back to me on how you could take care of our flat or perhaps experience you have in renting apartments.Hope you are okay with the price of $350 per month with utilities and security deposit of 350 which is refundable.
    ====================================================

    Posted by Bernard Baka on 22-Sep 2017
    1 views
    Description
    Am Bernard Baka owner of Master Bedroom Located at 33 Mackenzie Road, Little India Singapore 228686
    The Little India MRT Station and bus stop is located in front of the Condominium.
    -5 minutes walk to Shengsiong supermarket and Tekka Center
    The room has a built-in cupboard, additionary three drawer cabinet, a toilet with a shower cubicle, AC and bathtub. A swimming pool is available in the building.
    minutes walk to Kaplan Wilkie Edge campus, Lasalle, SMU and NAFA.
    cooking allowed.
    I am looking for a responsible person that can take very Good care of the flat..It was due to my Christian Missionary Transfer that made me to leave the flat,so i want you to take very good care of it as i am not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean at all time. I am now in WEST AFRICA right now,also i am with the keys and documents of the flat,I try to look for an agent or friends that we can give this Keys and document before we left but could not see and we dont want our flat to be used any how in our Absent that is why i brought the keys along with me here.So please get back to me on how you could take care of our flat or perhaps experience you have in renting apartments. Hope you are okay with the price

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