Here is the response I received from one of the scammers on craigslist. They basically tell you this story so that you’ll send them a money order and once you send it they disappear with your money. There’s no way to get your money back or find out who took it. It’s unfortunate that the government isn’t putting something into place to capture these people from committing this type of fraud. There are many people who are going through hard times that fall for these lies and lose their hard earned money which they need in order to move into a new home. Someone needs to do something about this fast!
“Gustavo a Perez to me – Nov 7
Thanks you very much for your reply, i can see your willingness in this House. I want you to know that I’m satisfied with your profile and also believe l can trust in you because l will not like to experience what l experienced from my last tenant again, l showed your profile to my wife and daughter , they said they are ok with it.
l want you to know that we can let you stay in my House till the period of time you wish to. I want you to know that the rent fee is among the House utilities all included, so you can use them anytime but make sure you take proper care of my properties.We will come and pay you a visit after you have moved into my House to see how you are maintaining it,I will be receiving the security deposit from you via Western Union because l think it reliable,secured and fast, and moreover, my wife and I, got into Spain just few weeks back and we have been trying to settle down for our purpose. This has made it difficult for me to set up a bank account here for transaction like this. But never mind, I will be setting up one (Joint Account, for my wife and I) before the end of this year.l wish you best of luck in your work, from your profile l can see that you are responsible and a hard working person may the almighty Lord lead you in what ever you wish to do. you can drive by the house today.Please once again, i want to trust you and i hope you do not disappoint us and i promise you that, you will love the house and not only, a good relationship between us.
The following documents are here with us as i couldn’t find anyone whom i could trust to drop them with for this purpose. But never mind, FedEx next day delivery service will do for that.In doing this, you will need to make a security deposit payment which is refundable (should in case you don’t like the house) to enable the shipment of the Keys and document to your current address that you have to provide after which you could move in at your convenience.The rent starts counting when you move in and after 24 hours of moving in, you will be required to make the first month rental fees.Here are the contents of the document that needs to be sent.
1) Entrance and the rooms Keys
2) Paper/Permanent house form
3) The house documentary file.
4) Full Description of the house
5) Payment Receipt
6) Signed Lease Agreement Form you are supposed to also sign and get it sent back to me
NOTE THAT THE SECURITY DEPOSIT IS REFUNDABLE INCASE YOU DON’T LIKE THE HOUSE..
I have two other tenant that are ready to make 3 month Upfront Payment,But am not going to accept the offer,because they are both smokers,drinkers,they always parties,So please promise me you are going to take good care of my house….Note that all the documents of my house will be sent to you as soon as you agreed with terms So please do get back to me today so that I will let know the next step to take concerning the payment…..The house is available for rent for up to 4 years,so you are free to decide on how long you intend occupying it…Rent already includes utilities..I’m ready to accept either monthly or upfront mode of payment..depending on the one you’re most comfortable wi th..Utilities include: power, water,sewer and trash.. Your monthly rent already covers utilities so you do not have to pay extra charges for that.. Please note that the deposit made is fully refundable should in case you finally gain entrance to the house after receiving the keys and documents and feel unsatisfied or uncomfortable with the interior,but i am giving you a benefit of doubt that you will love everything about this lovely home..You are advised to act fast on this so you dont loose the house to other interested applicants….
As soon as the security deposit is been confirmed by me, l will go ahead and commence on how the House Keys / Documents will be delivered to you and i will ensure that i book for the 24 hours FedEx next day delivery service as to enable you receive it on time an d as scheduled.. Let me hear back from you as soon as possible so that i can arrange for the delivery.
.You are going to send the payment to me and below is the information to send the payment, through western union money transfer or Money Gram outlet nearest to you. Just go to any walmart or grocery near you with this information and send the payment.
RECEIVERS NAME: PEREZ GUSTAVO
As soon as you send the payment from the Western Union Money Transfer, you would be given some information. You would have to get back to me with following information:
1. Full Sender’s Name And Address Including Zip Code:
2. MTCN NUMBER:
As soon as i confirms the payment, I will send the necessary keys of the house to you through FEDEX and get back to you with the Tracking number and the arrival time of the the keys.
So pls get back to me today.
I await your reply ASAP.”