Another rental scam e-mail sent in by reader Rose. This time about a property in the Costa Mesa, California area…
From: Andre Ulla Jose Uribe [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 9:50 PM
Subject: Re: $1000 / 3br – 2 bath single family home. (Canyon Cir Costa
Thanks for your email and interest in renting my house..I am Andre ulla,the
owner of the house you are making inquiry of…Actually I resided in the
house with my family, my wife and my only daughter before and presently we
have moved out due to my transfer from my work now in Warsaw,Poland.
Presently my house is still available for rent for $1000 USD (rent already
includes utilities).Moreso Now, I’m currently in Lagos,Nigeria for an
international Christian follower’s crusade.
Please i want you to note that,i am a kind, honest and trustworthy man and
also i spent a lot on my property that i want to give to you for rent,so i
will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this house and want you to
treat it as your own, It is not the money that is the main problem 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 a check up.I also want you to let me have trust in you as i
always stand on my word.This is the address of the House (**** ****** ***
Costa Mesa, CA 92627).
It has a dramatic entry foyer with ceramic floor. Extremely spacious rooms
throughout with lots of big windows…nice and light! New neutral paint and
some newer carpet..Very quiet, low traffic area. New fridge (7/07)…I
believe its absolutely a perfect home for you and your family.Utilities
SO IF YOU ARE REALLY INTERESTED I WILL WANT YOU TO FILL THE
RENT APPLICATION FORM BELOW
RENT APPLICATION FORM.
KIDS _____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY ________
PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________
ZIP CODE: ____________
HOW LONG? ___________IF RENTING
WHY ARE YOU LEAVING__________?
IF THIS HOUSE IS BEING GIVEN TO YOU,
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING? ____________?
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN? ______________?
IF YOU HAVE A PET,
NAME OF PET: _____________?
KIND OF PETS: _____________?
DO YOU SMOKE ______________ ?
DO YOU DRINK ______________?
DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT? ____?
Looking forward to hearing from you with all this details so that i can
have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt for you and contacting
you…Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the
document and the keys to you,please we are giving you all this based on
trust and again i will want you to stick to your words,you know that we have
not seen yet and only putting everything into Gods hands,so please do not
let us down in this our property and God bless you more as you do this…
The house is available for rent at the moment so you are free to move in as
soon as you wish to…A Deposit of $1000 (which happens to be the first
months rent) is required before moving in…Feel free to call me for more
information and arrangements on how to get the keys and other necessary
documents delivered to you…my number is (+2347084066248 or
0112347084066248).The house will be available for rent for a period of 4
years so you have a choice of deciding how long you intend staying there…
This one is right out of the Nigerian handbook. Warsaw, Nigeria, Christian missionary, all the usual red flags.
I wonder if scam rental ads out number the real ones yet on craigslist.