Friday, May 5, 2017

A New Scam - RUN AWAY!!

Well, now there is a new scam going on (I believe).  I am still investigating.  This has nothing to do with a dating site.  My daughter and I are toying with the idea of possibly moving into a bigger place.  We drove around and also checked craigslist. 
I am just going to copy the email and let you read it, then I’ll offer my thoughts and what I am doing about this.
 
Thanks for your email, I personally own the house, I want my property to be well taken good care of, and there are some rules and regulation in which I do give out to tenant willing to rent my house so please don't disrespect my order, But if you are still capable of renting my house the rules and regulation goes this way, You must keep my house clean including the surrounding, you must know the way in which you use the stove so as to avoid fire outbreak,you must not disturb the neighbor. I decided to rent out the property due to my transfer to (Tennessee), with the World Forum Foundation's to promote an on-going global exchange of ideas on the delivery of quality services for young children in diverse settings, so we are renting it out since we need someone to take good care of the property on our absent. Don't be surprise if you find the home with another site and deference price, I have plan to rent it through Real estate before, but they are not serious simply because they have a lot of house to lease out And they added some money to the rent while there commission is not fair.
Have this in mind you must know the kind of person that I'm nevertheless I am giving you this rules because of what corresponded between me and my last tenant. the keys and documents are with us here in (Tennessee). So I will need to ship them to you before you can occupy the house But you can drive by the house any time to take a look at the area and surrounding, You can also peek through the windows if you don't mind.For now we are looking for 3 or 4 years lease or rather lets us know how long you wish to stay.
Attn : The rent are including the Utilities are intact such as:
Dishwasher
Dryer
Electric Stove
Fridge
Washer
Air Condition
Sewage
Trash
All included in the monthly rent,as i am in a governmental programmer that sponsors my utilities on monthly basis etc. Please note that, we are a kind and honest family,that spent a lot on property that is available for rent, so in one accord,we are soliciting for your absolute maintenance of this house and want you to treat it as your own.We want you to keep it tidy all the time so that we shall be glad to see it whenever we are around on a visit.
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION...........
House Address: {957 Wilmington Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63111}
Number of Bedrooms:2
Number of baths:1
Pets are welcome!!!
Rent: $600
Refundable security Deposit:$600
Application Fee $ 70
Total move in: $1,270
                                   ****RENT APPLICATION DETAILS****
Please if you are ready now to occupy the house kindly provide the information below for record purpose:
Your Full Name?
Home Phone ?
Cell Phone Number ?
Your Current Address :
How old are you?
Are you married?
How many people will be living in the house?
Do you have a pet?
What type?
Do you have a car?
Occupation?
Do you smoke?
Do you Drink ?
Do you work at Night ?
What is your monthly income?
Reference Contact Name and Address?
When do you intend Moving in?
private email :
A copy of your ID
When can you pay for your deposit to secure or move in?
Notice : Call me or text me immediately you fill out the application Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that we can have it our file in case of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you.
Thanks and God bless you.
William Flowers
 
I guess since I’ve been doing the dating sites, my keen sense of something is not right is very high right. 
 
 
 
 
        
·         First off, the language is terrible (1st red flag)
·         Secondly, why would I send a check for a place that I haven’t been inside or met with the owner.
·         As always, I look the house up on the City of St. Louis owner listings.  Guess what, Williams Flowers doesn’t own the building.
 
So I emailed the Alderwoman for this area and she responded back right away.  Here is what she wrote:
 
Let me see what I can find out about this from the Recorder of Deed's office. I do know these scams happen so you are smart to tread lightly.
I am anxious to see what she finds out.  Now this property wasn’t listed on Craigslist.  I posted in the area where you can what you are looking for so he contacted me.  Tonight when I got on Craigslist, the house was listed.  But it only had 2 pictures.  It was the house I saw pictures of.  (And drove by on my lunch today). 
 
So I thought okay, move on.  I emailed him back and said I live in the county and wanted to stay there.  I didn’t zing him like I would a guy from the dating sites.
 
Now – her comes another one:
When I got home from work and looked at craigslist I saw a house that sounded good but didn’t have pictures.  Which makes me suspicious.  So emailed and asked for pictures.  And now, here is this email:
 Good Evening,
      How are you and your family? I really hope i am not getting back to you very late about the house you want to rent, I had to leave Saint Louis, MO  in a hurry due to my recent promotion and it involves me working out of the Saint Louis, MO My family and i just moved from  Saint Louis, MO to IN, We intend selling the house if we find a Tenant that would be ready for a lease to own after a year in the house, if not, then we will continue with normal rentals. We have made the monthly rent significantly low and affordable as good faith for my happiness for my recent promotion. If you want more photos of the House, let us know. I am currently working as a counselor for the United States Aid for International Development (US-AID) here in IN. Please visit http://www.usaid.gov/, you can also support our mission.All we care about is someone to take very good care of it with passion of it being it's own. A colleague of mine introduced me to this internet site of advertisement when the formal reality company i gave the house to manage for me since am not in  Saint Louis, MO but due to the high price they put on the house which make people not to rent the house from them so i have to withdraw the house from them and start doing the rental by my self. I want to be convinced you are capable enough to taking care of our property for us? We don't want it to be used anyhow,i want you to get back to me on how you will be taking care of the place or perhaps the experience you have in your previous places of living or lived.I want you to note that all utilities are included in the rent.I look forward to hearing from you so that i can forward you a rental application form if you are interested in renting our place. I guess by now you should eager to view the house because it is a lovely home. So far, we have seen a couple of interested families but we shall rent to the best tenant according to our choice. . The rent is $500 while the security deposit is also $500. The house is ready for move in.. YES UTILITIES INCLUDED AND LEASE IS 6 MONTHS TO A YEAR WITH OPTION OF LEASE TO OWN..The house is for rent now but would be really interested in a lease to own in the future..Here is the address to the house 4446 Itaska St, Saint Louis, MO 63116. You can go by and take a look at the house to know if you are Okay with before i send the rental application to you since i will not be there to tour the house with kindly take your time to look at the environment and the neighborhood of the house to know if you are Okay with the house. 
Here is the link of the interior pictures of the house, kindly click on it to view https://1drv.ms/f/s!Au5KZM6vS6QaZyQ5U41t8gZgoTw
 PROPERTY INFORMATION
Price:$500
Deposit:$500
Pet Deposit: 200 per pet
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Pets: Yes
Laundry: In Unit
Single Family
FEATURES
Barbecue Area
Ceiling Fan
Fenced Yard
Flooring: Carpet, Laminate
Lawn
Storage
Unfinished basement
View: City
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
Living room
APPLIANCES INCLUDED
Range / Oven
Refrigerator
ROOM TYPES
Mud room
CONSTRUCTION
Exterior material: Vinyl
Roof type: Asphalt
Structure type: Cape cod
OTHER
Floor size: 732sqft
Date Built: Built in 1912
Call or email  for more inquiry when you check the house out.
Nery R Vasquez
Well right away I checked the ownership of the house and guess what?  She doesn’t own it.  So I emailed that alderwoman.  I don’t expect to hear from her till next week.  I haven’t responded back to the person who emailed me.
I’m starting to feel like a scammer magnet.  Not sure that’s the right way to phrase it.  But I am seriously thinking about going into the detective business.  Dating is hard enough now this?  LOL!!  You have to laugh.  I know God has a plan for everyone.  Maybe mine is to catch scammers.
Tell the next the one comes along and I have another story to tell, have a great day!!!

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