WARNING!!! Message like this is fake and fraud.
I was on private property and left my details for agents or home owners to contact me about to let homes. This guy e-mailed me a couple of days later and when I searched for it on Google I found exactly the same message as the one below and it was reported as a scam. Please be careful, he demands money eventually but luckily I didn't fall for it.
The SCAM message follows:
I am Paul Light and I just received an email of interest in myapartment. I am an English researcher working for a pharmaceuticalcompany and this apartment was bought while working here in SouthAfrica on a 5 year contract, as I thought it would be a betterinvestment than renting. I am the only owner of the apartment, it ispaid in full and it has no legal problems . The apartment has not beeninhabited since I am no longer living in South Africa.I wish to rent my apartment to some nice and responsible people and inorder to do that I have to know a some details about you, like howmany persons are you planning to live in the apartment, for how long,if you have a steady income, etc. I must tell you from the beginningthat I do not have a problem if you are a student and I am very fondof pets and willing to accept them in the apartment(I am the proudowner of an English bulldog). You should also know that I appreciatesincerity very much.In addition to everything else here is a little something about theapartment and myself so we can get to know each other.The apartment is the one in the pictures from the advertisement.I havethe option of sending all my furniture into storage if you want tobring your own (no extra costs)The rent for 1 month is 4400 ZAR (for the entire apartment) includingall utilities (water, electricity, Internet, cable). You can rent theflat for any period of time (open end contract) but not less than 3months.About myself, I am 42 years and as I told you I am a researcher inpharmaceutical products, currently living in London, my home town .You can move in the apartment in the same day when you receive thekeys. The only issue is that I am already in United Kingdom but I hopethat together we are going to find a solution.I appreciate your interest in my property and I am looking forward toa future collaboration and friendship.Best regards,Paul Light''\
WARNING!!! DONT RESPOND TO THIS MESSAGE!
|Crime Date/Time:||8 Feb 2013, 00:02 AM|
|Reported Date:||8 Feb 2013, 23:02 PM|