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Never use any services from Cargo-Delivery (http://www.cargo-delivery.uk.tt/). This company is supposed to protect the buyer and seller through internet transactions. I had replied to an internet ad to rent an apartment in the Toronto area. The "seller" claims that he had to move to Cambridge, UK for business for 4 - 6 years. We exchanged several e-mails and he had suggested using this Cargo-Delivery company to do the transaction. The "seller" is to give the Cargo-delivery the contract and keys to the apartment. Once the package is inspected the "buyer" is sent an e-mail to send the mony through money gram. The purpose of the company is to hold the money until the contract and keys are delivered to the buyer. Once everything is inspected by the buyer and checks out the money is then forwarded on to the "seller" to complete the transaction. The website looks legit, but it's not, please don;t be fooled like I was. After sending $810 CAD, I received an e-mail asking for more money. I spoke with the management office for the building we were to be renting and found that the person I was communicating with didn't live there at all. This is a big fraud scam, please don't fall for it.

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  • Va
    Vancouver guy Nov 09, 2009

    There is a guy trying to pull off the same scam in Vancouver, BC, claiming to be the owner of an apt on Burrard St and spinning the same story: had to move to Cambridge for up to 4yrs, directing me to Cargo-Delivery LTD, etc.. The grammatical errors on this UK website immediately led me to think it was a scam, not to mention the guy's fishy email. Thank you to this complaints board and those who wrote in, I now have confirmation and will not waste any more time on this pathetic fraudster. (We found the ad on Kijiji, with last name Lombardo.) Chris

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  • Do
    dont be sucked in Nov 25, 2009

    we live in toronto and this ### tried to get me too. im sure there are people out there that feel giving money for a dream that they have in there head is ok. well you reap what you think.lol

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  • Yo
    youstupidtontolino Nov 28, 2009

    You are so full of ###. I have used before Cargo Delivery service when I bought my car and I did not have a problem.

    -2 Votes
  • Do
    Do not be fooled Nov 28, 2009

    I live in Edmonton and I believe that I am currently involved in this exact same type of transaction. It seemed to me that the ad for such a great condo, was a little to good to be true. I did not send the $$ because when something seems too good to be true...it probably is. I started looking for the loopholes and looked around the internet, when I came across this site. Sounds exactly like what is happening to me. This is a link to the ad:

    http://www.hometrader.ca/AdDetail.aspx?srcID=19&frnID=1460749#AjaxResult-1?srcID=19&frnID=1460749

    The guy in the email's name is MARK CARTWRIGHT.

    This is his exact email:

    Thank you for your interest. I have available the apartment located at xxxxx xxx Street, Edmonton, AB, xxx xxx. It has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 kitchen and 1 living room. I am looking for someone to live in it, as soon as possible, because my company has won the auction for a project, in construction, for a building that will rise up in Cambridge, England. I am a civil engineer, so my accommodation period in England will be about 4 years. The renting period is from 1 month up to 4-6 years. As a result of this I want to rent, for this period, at this price and also to find the perfect person for my apartment. I`m the owner of the apt and it's like in the pics. The apartment is unfurnished but if you want you can use my furniture from the storage unit. The rent for 1 month is $815 CAD (for the whole apartment) including all utilities (water, electricity, Internet, cable, parking, air conditioning, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, refrigerator). You can move in the apt in the same day when you receive the keys. The only problem is that I`m the only person who has the keys but I hope that we will find a compromise.

    2nd email:

    Nice to hear from you again. Like I have informed you before, the price you have to pay for one month of rent will be $815 CAD with no extra fees you will have access to all facilities provide by the building. The utility bills are paid directly from my bank account. The price will not increase monthly; it will remain the same for the whole period that the contact will be signed for. We can start with a basic 1 year contract with the possibility of renewing it or with the period of time suitable for you.About the payment, I would like to receive it monthly into my bank account and I hope there will be no problem for you to wire the money to it. The apartment is ready for you, you only need to receive the keys and the contract so you could check it out, and see if you like it. The apt will be unfurnished but it can be rented very easily with the furniture at the same price. Since I'm Cambridge we need a way to complete this deal that will allow us to make sure we receive what we are asking for. I have found a way for us to complete the deal safely and fast, and in this way you will receive the Keys in less than 2 days. The solution is provided by a company called Cargo-Delivery which is similar to FedEx, DHL or UPS, which will handle the payment and delivery of the Keys.
    I have found a procedure that will allows you to pay for the rent of the apt only after you will receive the keys, and through this way you will see it and decide if you like it or not, before sending the payment. Please click on the link bellow to the Cargo-Delivery web site to see how we can complete the deal safely and fast directly from the web site of the company where this procedure is explained in the SAFE EXCHANGE SERVICE: http://www.cargo-delivery.uk.tt

    3rd email:

    If you are ready to proceed with this transaction I will need to inform you with the steps on how this service works and how we can make it happen. You will only have to deposit to Cargo-Delivery Service the first month of rent $815 CAD so they can proceed with the shipping, and you can receive the keys and the contract. I will pay for a 2 days delivery so you will receive the keys and the contract signed by me right away. I will explain you step by step how this process will work:

    1 - To start the process all I need is your full shipping info.
    2 - I will go at Cargo-Delivery to deposit the keys and the contract in your name as the intended receiver.
    3 - Cargo-Delivery will check the envelope to see if everything is in order and also the legal papers that will come along with the keys and proof of ownership.
    4 - Cargo-Delivery will send you a delivery notification to let you know they have the keys and the papers in their custody and that I am the real owner of the apartment I am renting to you, in which you will also have all the instructions to complete the Western Union transfer to the Cargo-Delivery Agent.
    5 - At this point you will have to go to a Western Union Location and make a money deposit on the Cargo-Delivery Agent Name for the amount we agreed, the total amount you shall deposit for the first month of rent.
    6 - After you make the deposit you will have to send the transfer information to Cargo-Delivery.
    7 - Cargo-Delivery will verify the payment information and if everything is in order they will proceed with the delivery of the keys and the contract.
    8 - After you receive the package, you will go and check the apartment and in 2 days you must contact Cargo-Delivery to inform them if you keep the apt or not and if all is in order you will instruct Cargo-Delivery to send me the information about the money deposit and I will be able to receive the funds. If you don`t like the apartment they will be sending the money back to you and you will send back the keys and contract. Also pay the Western Union transfer fees from the total amount you need to deposit and send the rest in balance.

    Let me know if we can do this and e-mail me all your full name and shipping information so we can proceed with this deal.

    4th email:

    Thank you for your fast response ... anyhow about our deal ... I have received the email from you with your full name and address for the shipping ! I'll go with the keys and contract to Cargo-Delivery office and after that they'll email you the info about the deal (payment terms and protection plan) by an e-mail !


    Hope to here soon from your side

    1 Votes
  • Ma
    malaczarna Nov 29, 2009

    Hi
    Me and my partner we've just closed our transaction with Cargo-Delivery.It was a little bit different because we didn't rent a flat in states but we've bought tv through the internet.Well...almost.
    First thing what maked us think whos the time: seller have put the tele in the castody of Cargo Team on 25th and expected day of delivery at our address whos 27th.We went to transfer money through the Wester Union and we've been informed that there is a lots of fraud this way.So we sent the e-mail to the seller if we can pay in other way like cheque, transfer on his account or by credit card(they have fraud protection).The answer was very quick :

    "please go and trust and to send after your name on your wife or mother's name and address of the agent and when you get a item is ok to change name
    let me know"
    We didn't had clue what he's on about so we sent another e-mail:

    "Sorry but I didn't undrstand a word of it!!
    Why cant you accept other tape of payment?"
    He reply that we can pay by MoneyGram.We went to serch on internet how safe that is and we decided that we want to pay cash in a hand.
    By the way - what company doesn't take credit card payments?
    We have been informed that the delivery drivers are not allowed to do transactions like that.Fair enought.So we went on internet find something about the company.It didn't come up with any web address or any thing.We had only link sent by Cargo Team www.delivery-team-europe.110mb.com
    The phone number it can not be recognise (non egsisting)and phone/fax (only one left) it's only a fax!
    We e-mailed Cargo Team :

    "Hi there
    Recently I've ordered a 46"tv which is in your castudy.I was wondering if theres a number which I could phone you on because the mobile number on your page don't work"

    The reply was...presistant...

    "The tracking number is:************.
    The web site is :www.delivery-team-europe.110mb.com
    Now go and send the money today or tomorrow morning and send the information."
    Excuse me but that's not what I asked for!!!

    "Hi
    I asked you for number I can contact your team NOT another message about the payment because the number on web don't work.
    Your message sound like demand.
    Please send me the number and address of your team in ******** coz as far as I'm aware theres no Ernest Ludwig 24 in *******.
    If I'm not gonna receive the information I request item will have to go back to the seller."
    The Ernest Ludwig 24 that was the address of cargo in my town where the tele presumable ment to be delivered.
    Next e-mail contain only mobile number.When we phoned like we thought Cargo Team we've been told that this is the agent number.
    Rest of the transaction with them was just a lot of bull s***.We've been given wrong info all the time so...
    We called all off with a little word of advise : better hide coz we gonna call legal authorities.
    No calls since then demanding payment.

    0 Votes
  • Ca
    Caveat Emptor Canada Dec 02, 2009

    Darn... and for a few brief moments I thought I was about to rent a GREAT deal... except that nagging voice kept saying to me also "If it's too good to be true...then it is." Here are the emails I received following a request for more information after seeing an ad on www.hometrader.ca (seems to me hometrader also needs to review how and with whom they do business)

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest. The Apartment located in *** ****** Street, Ottawa, ON is stil available. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. I am looking for someone to live in it, as soon as possible, because my company has won the auction for a project, in construction, for a building that will rise up in London, United Kingdom. I am a civil engineer, so my accommodation period in England will be about 4 years. The renting period is from 1 month up to 4-6 years. As a result of this I want to rent, for this period, at this price and also to find the perfect person for my apartment. I`m the owner of the apt and it's like in the pics.The apartment is unfurnished but if you want you can use my furniture from the storage unit. The rent for 1 month is 850CAD$ (for the whole apartment) including all utilities (water, electricity, Internet, cable, parking, air conditioning, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, refrigerator). You can move in the apt in the same day when you receive the keys. The only problem is that I`m the only person who has the keys but I hope that we will find a compromise.
    Any further questions please contact me back by e-mail.

    Thank you for your interest and i`m waiting for your answer
    ---------------------

    After I responded with a further message of interest and asking how I might be able to view the apartment, I received the following message:
    ---------------------
    Hello,

    Thank you for your reply. Like I have informed you before, the price you have to pay for one month of rent will be 855CAD$ with no extra fees you will have access to all facilities provide by the building. The utility bills are paid directly from my bank account. The price will not increase monthly; it will remain the same for the whole period that the contact will be signed for. We can start with a basic 1 year contract with the possibility of renewing it or with the period of time suitable for you.About the payment, I would like to receive it monthly into my bank account and I hope there will be no problem for you to wire the money to it. The apartment is ready for you, you only need to receive the keys and the contract so you could check it out, and see if you like it. The apt will be unfurnished but it can be rented very easily with the furniture at the same price. Since I'm in London, United Kingdom we need a way to complete this deal that will allow us to make sure we receive what we are asking for. I have found a way for us to complete the deal safely and fast, and in this way you will receive the Keys in less than 2 days. The solution is provided by a company called Cargo Shipping which is similar to FedEx, DHL or UPS, which will handle the payment and delivery of the Keys.
    I have found a procedure that will allows you to pay for the rent of the apt only after you will receive the keys, and through this way you will see it and decide if you like it or not, before sending the payment. Please click on the link bellow to the Cargo Shipping web site to see how we can complete the deal safely and fast directly from the web site of the company where this procedure is explained in the SAFE EXCHANGE SERVICE: www.cargo-shipping.uk.tt ( if the link is not working please try and copy it in your web browser)

    Let me know if you are interested !

    -----------------
    The person's inability to provide access to view the apartment and the convoluted process to do a contract and payment (not to mention that the rental rate was probably 50% off what the market would bare) turned those bothersome whispers into ringing alarm bells. A Google search on the terms "apartment rental scams cargo shipping UK" brought me to this site. The fact that I was reading messages from others that provided emails from this scammer/fraud artist with the exact same words was shocking but also a relief. At least I wouldn't be a victim to this scam. I will be notifying www.hometraders.ca of the use of their site by fraudulent operatives.

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  • Ad
    Adriana21 Dec 09, 2009

    I just received the first email... This was to good to be true so I copy a few sentences of my first email and found out the same exact mail in your complain...

    I don't know about the cargo company but for sure, the email is an scam... It something is to good to be true it's probably not

    0 Votes
  • Ho
    hobs29 Dec 09, 2009

    I live in Hoboken, NJ. I received the same email. 2 br and 2 bath for $900. The woman's name was Morris Dean. She said she owned the apartment and needed to move to London for her work. Here is her email:

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest. The Apartment located in xxxxx Ave, Hoboken, NJ is still available. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. I am looking for someone to live in it, as soon as possible, because my company has won the auction for a project, in construction, for a building that will rise up in London, United Kingdom. I am a civil engineer, so my accommodation period in England will be about 4 years. The renting period is from 1 month up to 4-6 years. As a result of this I want to rent, for this period, at this price and also to find the perfect person for my apartment. I`m the owner of the apt and it's like in the pics.The apartment is unfurnished but if you want you can use my furniture from the storage unit. The rent for 1 month is $900 (for the whole apartment) including all utilities (water, electricity, Internet, cable, parking, air conditioning, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, refrigerator). You can move in the apt in the same day when you receive the keys. The only problem is that I`m the only person who has the keys but I hope that we will find a compromise.
    Any further questions please contact me back by e-mail.

    She later sent me the link to (http://www.cargo-delivery.uk.tt/). My web browser kept saying "error" . I continued to do more searching for the cargo company and it lead me to this website. I too felt that this ad which was on CRAIGS LIST was too good to be true.

    0 Votes
  • Sf
    sf83 Dec 09, 2009

    i just almost got caught up in one too...i only woke up when the "seller" send me 2 of the same email but put in a different name at the end of it (for example say he refered to me as peter the whole time...at the end of the second message he refered to himself as rob)

    here are the emails back and forth

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest. The Apartment located in 2 Bdrm Condo at *****, Toronto is still available. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. I am looking for someone to live in it, as soon as possible, because my company has won the auction for a project, in construction, for a building that will rise up in London, United Kingdom. I am a civil engineer, so my accommodation period in England will be about 4 years. The renting period is from 1 month up to 4-6 years. As a result of this I want to rent, for this period, at this price and also to find the perfect person for my apartment. I`m the owner of the apt and it's like in the pics.The apartment is unfurnished but if you want you can use my furniture from the storage unit. The rent for 1 month is 850CAD$ (for the whole apartment) including all utilities (water, electricity, Internet, cable, parking, air conditioning, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, refrigerator). You can move in the apt in the same day when you receive the keys. The only problem is that I`m the only person who has the keys but I hope that we will find a compromise.
    Any further questions please contact me back by e-mail.


    Thank you for your interest and i`m waiting for your answer


    ******************************

    Hello,


    Thank you for your reply. Like I have informed you before, the price you have to pay for one month of rent will be 850CAD$ with no extra fees you will have access to all facilities provide by the building. The utility bills are paid directly from my bank account. The price will not increase monthly; it will remain the same for the whole period that the contact will be signed for. We can start with a basic 1 year contract with the possibility of renewing it or with the period of time suitable for you.About the payment, I would like to receive it monthly into my bank account and I hope there will be no problem for you to wire the money to it. The apartment is ready for you, you only need to receive the keys and the contract so you could check it out, and see if you like it. The apt will be unfurnished but it can be rented very easily with the furniture at the same price. Since I'm in London, United Kingdom we need a way to complete this deal that will allow us to make sure we receive what we are asking for. I have found a way for us to complete the deal safely and fast, and in this way you will receive the Keys in less than 2 days. The solution is provided by a company called Cargo Shipping which is similar to FedEx, DHL or UPS, which will handle the payment and delivery of the Keys.
    I have found a procedure that will allows you to pay for the rent of the apt only after you will receive the keys, and through this way you will see it and decide if you like it or not, before sending the payment. Please click on the link bellow to the Cargo Shipping web site to see how we can complete the deal safely and fast directly from the web site of the company where this procedure is explained in the SAFE EXCHANGE SERVICE: www.cargo-shipping.uk.tt ( if the link is not working please try and copy it in your web browser)


    Let me know if you are interested !

    ***************

    Hello again,


    If you are ready to proceed with this transaction I will need to inform you with the steps on how this service works and how we can make it happen. You will only have to deposit to Cargo Shipping Service the first month of rent 850CAD$ so they can proceed with the shipping, and you can receive the keys and the contract. I will pay for a 2 days delivery so you will receive the keys and the contract signed by me right away. I will explain you step by step how this process will work:

    1 - To start the process all I need is your full shipping info.
    2 - I will go at Cargo Shipping to deposit the keys and the contract on your name as the intended receiver.
    3 - Cargo Shipping will check the envelope to see if everything is in order and also the legal papers that will come along with the keys and proof of ownership.
    4 - Cargo Shipping will send you a delivery notification to let you know they have the keys and the papers in their custody and that I am the real owner of the apartment I am renting to you, in which you will also have all the instructions to complete the Western Union transfer to the Cargo Shipping Agent.
    5 - At this point you will have to go to a Western Union Location and make a money deposit on the Cargo Shipping Agent Name for the amount we agreed, the total amount you shall deposit for the first month of rent.
    6 - After you make the deposit you will have to send the transfer information to Cargo Shipping.
    7 - Cargo Shipping will verify the payment information and if everything is in order they will proceed with the delivery of the keys and the contract.
    8 - After you receive the package, you will go and check the apartment and in 2 days you must contact Cargo Shipping to inform them if you keep the apt or not and if all is in order you will instruct Cargo Shipping to send me the information about the money deposit and I will be able to receive the funds. If you don`t like the apartment they will be sending the money back to you and you will send back the keys and contract. Also pay the Western Union transfer fees from the total amount you need to deposit and send the rest in balance.

    Let me know if we can do this and e-mail me all your full name and shipping information so we can proceed with this deal.

    *******
    hello,

    the transaction was started today. Did you receive the details from Cargo Shipping??


    Regards,


    please dont be fooled

    0 Votes
  • Cs
    cspiering Dec 11, 2009

    Here is mine from Dean Moris [email protected]

    THERE MUST BE A WAY TO GO AFTER THESE PEOPLE!

    Thank you for your interest. The Apartment located in 37 Grosvenor St, Toronto‏ is still available. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. I am looking for someone to live in it, as soon as possible, because my company has won the auction for a project, in construction, for a building that will rise up in London, United Kingdom. I am a civil engineer, so my accommodation period in England will be about 4 years. The renting period is from 1 month up to 4-6 years. As a result of this I want to rent, for this period, at this price and also to find the perfect person for my apartment. I`m the owner of the apt and it's like in the pics.The apartment is unfurnished but if you want you can use my furniture from the storage unit. The rent for 1 month is 900CAD$ (for the whole apartment) including all utilities (water, electricity, Internet, cable, parking, air conditioning, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, refrigerator). You can move in the apt in the same day when you receive the keys. The only problem is that I`m the only person who has the keys but I hope that we will find a compromise.
    Any further questions please contact me back by e-mail.

    THEN ANOTHER:

    Thank you for your reply. Like I have informed you before, the price you have to pay for one month of rent will be 900CAD$ with no extra fees you will have access to all facilities provide by the building. The utility bills are paid directly from my bank account. The price will not increase monthly; it will remain the same for the whole period that the contact will be signed for. We can start with a basic 1 year contract with the possibility of renewing it or with the period of time suitable for you.About the payment, I would like to receive it monthly into my bank account and I hope there will be no problem for you to wire the money to it. The apartment is ready for you, you only need to receive the keys and the contract so you could check it out, and see if you like it. The apt will be unfurnished but it can be rented very easily with the furniture at the same price. Since I'm in London, United Kingdom we need a way to complete this deal that will allow us to make sure we receive what we are asking for. I have found a way for us to complete the deal safely and fast, and in this way you will receive the Keys in less than 2 days. The solution is provided by a company called Cargo Shipping which is similar to FedEx, DHL or UPS, which will handle the payment and delivery of the Keys.
    I have found a procedure that will allows you to pay for the rent of the apt only after you will receive the keys, and through this way you will see it and decide if you like it or not, before sending the payment. Please click on the link bellow to the Cargo Shipping web site to see how we can complete the deal safely and fast directly from the web site of the company where this procedure is explained in the SAFE EXCHANGE SERVICE: www.cargo-shipping.uk.tt ( if the link is not working please try and copy it in your web browser)

    0 Votes
  • No
    not-that-dumb Dec 13, 2009

    I found the same scam for an apartment in ft. mcmurray, alberta. Exact same story about moving to the UK for work. This is the e-mail he used for correspondence, feel free to use it to sign up to as many porn sites as you want. [email protected]

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  • Ch
    ChristinaChristina Dec 13, 2009

    WOW This Guy Just pissed the hell out of me...

    The website is ridiculous It has no privacy act, company phone number or internet privacy policy and their e-mail address is @live.com..lol I am no Idiot and found this quite insulting to my intelligence. After I checked the website out. I decided to google this stupid website to get some feed back and this is what I found...

    ALL I HAve to Say is ... Karma will catch up to you until then good luck with your sorry life.

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  • Ad
    adjwoa Dec 13, 2009

    I was almost taken in by this ###. Do not trust this:

    http://www.cargo-shipping.uk.tt/

    CARGO OVERSEAS LIMITED
    ST GEORGES HOUSE
    215-219 CHESTER ROAD
    MANCHESTER M15 4JE
    Company No. [protected]

    WARNING: FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE!

    Company does not check out. Takes its name from another real Cargo Overseas Limited in Manchester and takes its address from another real company called Lathom Motors but combined its fake!

    Here are the emails:

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest. The Apartment located in 38 Kenaston Gardens, Toronto is still available. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. I am looking for someone to live in it, as soon as possible, because my company has won the auction for a project, in construction, for a building that will rise up in London, United Kingdom. I am a civil engineer, so my accommodation period in England will be about 4 years. The renting period is from 1 month up to 4-6 years. As a result of this I want to rent, for this period, at this price and also to find the perfect person for my apartment. I`m the owner of the apt and it's like in the pics.The apartment is unfurnished but if you want you can use my furniture from the storage unit. The rent for 1 month is 880CAD$ (for the whole apartment) including all utilities (water, electricity, Internet, cable, parking, air conditioning, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, refrigerator). You can move in the apt in the same day when you receive the keys. The only problem is that I`m the only person who has the keys but I hope that we will find a compromise.
    Any further questions please contact me back by e-mail.


    Thank you for your reply. Like I have informed you before, the price you have to pay for one month of rent will be 880CAD$ with no extra fees you will have access to all facilities provide by the building. The utility bills are paid directly from my bank account. The price will not increase monthly; it will remain the same for the whole period that the contact will be signed for. We can start with a basic 1 year contract with the possibility of renewing it or with the period of time suitable for you.About the payment, I would like to receive it monthly into my bank account and I hope there will be no problem for you to wire the money to it. The apartment is ready for you, you only need to receive the keys and the contract so you could check it out, and see if you like it. The apt will be unfurnished but it can be rented very easily with the furniture at the same price. Since I'm in London, United Kingdom we need a way to complete this deal that will allow us to make sure we receive what we are asking for. I have found a way for us to complete the deal safely and fast, and in this way you will receive the Keys in less than 2 days. The solution is provided by a company called Cargo Shipping which is similar to FedEx, DHL or UPS, which will handle the payment and delivery of the Keys.
    I have found a procedure that will allows you to pay for the rent of the apt only after you will receive the keys, and through this way you will see it and decide if you like it or not, before sending the payment. Please click on the link bellow to the Cargo Shipping web site to see how we can complete the deal safely and fast directly from the web site of the company where this procedure is explained in the SAFE EXCHANGE SERVICE: www.cargo-shipping.uk.tt ( if the link is not working please try and copy it in your web browser)

    Hope this helps!

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  • De
    Debarah Dec 14, 2009

    The name they are using for me is FRED! No I was stopped from doing a stupit thing because off everyone one here. Thank you. I am a mother who was leaving a situation where my kids and I would have been homeless in this weather if it wasn't for people like you! Huggs to everyone and may you enjoy this festive season!

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  • Ma
    Mark Dec 16, 2009

    Hi,

    I am from Cargo Overseas Limited and we were quickly alerted to this fake website. I can categorically confirm that Cargo Shipping is in no way associated with Cargo Overseas and that we are a bona fide freight forwarding company based in Manchester and in various cities overseas. The company registered details shown on the website are in fact ours but the e-mail address and western union style payment scheme they are using would never be used by ourselves.

    We have tried to have this site taken down and it is down at the moment but it has been cat and mouse to keep this site down. The domain name being used ending in .tt is based in Trinidad and Tobago and if you wish to raise this with the registrar and complain his details are [email protected] His name is Patrick and the more people that complain and advise him of the problem the more likely he will be to remove these domain names from those he has sold them to.

    If the domain names were of a type which indicated this was being hosted on free webspace it would be more easily spotted as a fraud.

    I cannot help with accomodation but if you do need goods moving we would be happy to help.

    Regards
    Mark.
    Cargo Overseas Limited.
    http://www.cargo-overseas.co.uk

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  • Fr
    fraud_checker Dec 27, 2009

    I got the same email regarding an apartment at 15 Warren Street, New Jersey 07302.
    The email message was exactly the same - only the address was different!!

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  • Ks
    ksab12 Dec 28, 2009

    Thank you so much for posting these complaints. Now I am 100% certain that the person I am dealing with is a fruad. Here are the emails they sent me:

    "Hello,

    Thank you for your interest. The Apartment located in 38 Kenaston Gardens, Toronto is still available. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. I am looking for someone to live in it, as soon as possible, because my company has won the auction for a project, in construction, for a building that will rise up in London, United Kingdom. I am a civil engineer, so my accommodation period in England will be about 4 years. The renting period is from 1 month up to 4-6 years. As a result of this I want to rent, for this period, at this price and also to find the perfect person for my apartment. I`m the owner of the apt and it's like in the pics.The apartment is unfurnished but if you want you can use my furniture from the storage unit. The rent for 1 month is 880CAD$ (for the whole apartment) including all utilities (water, electricity, Internet, cable, parking, air conditioning, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, refrigerator). You can move in the apt in the same day when you receive the keys. The only problem is that I`m the only person who has the keys but I hope that we will find a compromise.
    Any further questions please contact me back by e-mail.


    Thank you for your interest and i`m waiting for your answer "

    EMAIL 2:

    "Hello,


    Thank you for your reply. Like I have informed you before, the price you have to pay for one month of rent will be 880CAD$ with no extra fees you will have access to all facilities provide by the building. The utility bills are paid directly from my bank account. The price will not increase monthly; it will remain the same for the whole period that the contact will be signed for. We can start with a basic 1 year contract with the possibility of renewing it or with the period of time suitable for you.About the payment, I would like to receive it monthly into my bank account and I hope there will be no problem for you to wire the money to it. The apartment is ready for you, you only need to receive the keys and the contract so you could check it out, and see if you like it. The apt will be unfurnished but it can be rented very easily with the furniture at the same price. Since I'm in London, United Kingdom we need a way to complete this deal that will allow us to make sure we receive what we are asking for. I have found a way for us to complete the deal safely and fast, and in this way you will receive the Keys in less than 2 days. The solution is provided by a company called Spedition Services which is similar to FedEx, DHL or UPS, which will handle the payment and delivery of the Keys.
    I have found a procedure that will allows you to pay for the rent of the apt only after you will receive the keys, and through this way you will see it and decide if you like it or not, before sending the payment. Please click on the link bellow to the Spedition Services web site to see how we can complete the deal safely and fast directly from the web site of the company where this procedure is explained in the SAFE EXCHANGE SERVICE: www.spedition-services.uk.tt ( if the link is not working please try and copy it in your web browser)"

    Email 3:

    "Hello again,


    If you are ready to proceed with this transaction I will need to inform you with the steps on how this service works and how we can make it happen. You will only have to deposit to Spedition Services the first month of rent 880CAD$ so they can proceed with the shipping, and you can receive the keys and the contract. I will pay for a 2 days delivery so you will receive the keys and the contract signed by me right away. I will explain you step by step how this process will work:

    1 - To start the process all I need is your full shipping info.
    2 - I will go at Spedition Services to deposit the keys and the contract on your name as the intended receiver.
    3 - Spedition Services will check the envelope to see if everything is in order and also the legal papers that will come along with the keys and proof of ownership.
    4 - Spedition Services will send you a delivery notification to let you know they have the keys and the papers in their custody and that I am the real owner of the apartment I am renting to you, in which you will also have all the instructions to complete the Western Union transfer to the Spedition Services Agent.
    5 - At this point you will have to go to a Western Union Location and make a money deposit on the Spedition Services Agent Name for the amount we agreed, the total amount you shall deposit for the first month of rent.
    6 - After you make the deposit you will have to send the transfer information to Spedition Services.
    7 - Spedition Services will verify the payment information and if everything is in order they will proceed with the delivery of the keys and the contract.
    8 - After you receive the package, you will go and check the apartment and in 2 days you must contact Spedition Services to inform them if you keep the apt or not and if all is in order you will instruct Spedition Services to send me the information about the money deposit and I will be able to receive the funds. If you don`t like the apartment they will be sending the money back to you and you will send back the keys and contract. Also pay the Western Union transfer fees from the total amount you need to deposit and send the rest in balance.

    Let me know if we can do this and e-mail me all your full name and shipping information so we can proceed with this deal."

    Be cautioned, this person is a con and so is their website: www.spedition-services.uk.tt . DO NOT FALL FOR THIS. If the deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

    God bless you all and take care.

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  • Ro
    Roxxstarr Dec 30, 2009

    Thank God that I researched this offer that I was considering, even though it was a "too good to be true" I was hoping to get catch a great break. As I was reading these posts, I noticed the same email I just received a few minutes ago regarding a condo in Mississauga. The e-mail reads :

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest. The Apartment located in 33 Elm Dr W, Mississauga, ON is still available. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. I am looking for someone to live in it, as soon as possible, because my company has won the auction for a project, in construction, for a building that will rise up in London, United Kingdom. I am a civil engineer, so my accommodation period in England will be about 4 years. The renting period is from 1 month up to 4-6 years. As a result of this I want to rent, for this period, at this price and also to find the perfect person for my apartment. I`m the owner of the apt and it's like in the pics.The apartment is unfurnished but if you want you can use my furniture from the storage unit. The rent for 1 month is 900CAD$ (for the whole apartment) including all utilities (water, electricity, Internet, cable, parking, air conditioning, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, refrigerator). You can move in the apt in the same day when you receive the keys. The only problem is that I`m the only person who has the keys but I hope that we will find a compromise.
    Any further questions please contact me back by e-mail.


    Thank you for your interest and i`m waiting for your answer


    FRAUD!!!

    You know its a fraud when they're willing to give you the keys to the condo without a credit check and job/reference letters. Plus, there is no phone number to contact.

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  • Ti
    Ticked University Student Dec 30, 2009

    http://saskatoon.rentspot.com/details/8641/index.html
    Too good to be true, he is using the same story with [email protected] and the name Dean Moris.

    Email 1:
    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest. The Apartment located in 315 5th Ave N, Saskatoon is still available. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. I am looking for someone to live in it, as soon as possible, because my company has won the auction for a project, in construction, for a building that will rise up in London, United Kingdom. I am a civil engineer, so my accommodation period in England will be about 4 years. The renting period is from 1 month up to 4-6 years. As a result of this I want to rent, for this period, at this price and also to find the perfect person for my apartment. I`m the owner of the apt and it's like in the pics.The apartment is unfurnished but if you want you can use my furniture from the storage unit. The rent for 1 month is 800CAD$ (for the whole apartment) including all utilities (water, electricity, Internet, cable, parking, air conditioning, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, refrigerator). You can move in the apt in the same day when you receive the keys. The only problem is that I`m the only person who has the keys but I hope that we will find a compromise.
    Any further questions please contact me back by e-mail.


    Thank you for your interest and i`m waiting for your answer

    Email 2:
    Hello,


    Thank you for your reply. Like I have informed you before, the price you have to pay for one month of rent will be 800CAD$ with no extra fees you will have access to all facilities provide by the building. The utility bills are paid directly from my bank account. The price will not increase monthly; it will remain the same for the whole period that the contact will be signed for. We can start with a basic 1 year contract with the possibility of renewing it or with the period of time suitable for you.About the payment, I would like to receive it monthly into my bank account and I hope there will be no problem for you to wire the money to it. The apartment is ready for you, you only need to receive the keys and the contract so you could check it out, and see if you like it. The apt will be unfurnished but it can be rented very easily with the furniture at the same price. Since I'm in London, United Kingdom we need a way to complete this deal that will allow us to make sure we receive what we are asking for. I have found a way for us to complete the deal safely and fast, and in this way you will receive the Keys in less than 2 days. The solution is provided by a company called Spedition Services which is similar to FedEx, DHL or UPS, which will handle the payment and delivery of the Keys.
    I have found a procedure that will allows you to pay for the rent of the apt only after you will receive the keys, and through this way you will see it and decide if you like it or not, before sending the payment. Please click on the link bellow to the Spedition Services web site to see how we can complete the deal safely and fast directly from the web site of the company where this procedure is explained in the SAFE EXCHANGE SERVICE: www.spedition-services.uk.tt ( if the link is not working please try and copy it in your web browser)


    Let me know if you are interested !

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  • Dc
    dcserre Jan 04, 2010

    I responded to a rental add and got the identical responses as posted in here. The only differences were the location, price and cargo companies. I am grateful for this site as it has saved me potential loss of money and time.

    Sincerely

    DCS

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  • Ot
    Ottawa_student Jan 05, 2010

    Have similar case with property in Ottawa. Same e-mails, same scheme - almost bougt into this. This is the first e-mail I got:
    Thank you for your interest. The Apartment located in Bank St & Patterson Ave, Ottawa is still available. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. I am looking for someone to live in it, as soon as possible, because my company has won the auction for a project, in construction, for a building that will rise up in London, United Kingdom. I am a civil engineer, so my accommodation period in England will be about 4 years. The renting period is from 1 month up to 4-6 years. As a result of this I want to rent, for this period, at this price and also to find the perfect person for my apartment. I`m the owner of the apt and it's like in the pics.The apartment is unfurnished but if you want you can use my furniture from the storage unit. The rent for 1 month is 890CAD$ (for the whole apartment) including all utilities (water, electricity, Internet, cable, parking, air conditioning, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, refrigerator). You can move in the apt in the same day when you receive the keys. The only problem is that I`m the only person who has the keys but I hope that we will find a compromise.
    Any further questions please contact me back by e-mail.

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  • Za
    zan909 Jan 06, 2010

    I, unfortunately, also fell victim to the degenerate(s) behind this scam. This was the first e-mail:
    ---
    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest. The Apartment located in 920 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB is still available. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. I am looking for someone to live in it, as soon as possible, because my company has won the auction for a project, in construction, for a building that will rise up in London, United Kingdom. I am a civil engineer, so my accommodation period in England will be about 4 years. The renting period is from 1 month up to 4-6 years. As a result of this I want to rent, for this period, at this price and also to find the perfect person for my apartment. I`m the owner of the apt and it's like in the pics.The apartment is unfurnished but if you want you can use my furniture from the storage unit. The rent for 1 month is 760CAD$ (for the whole apartment) including all utilities (water, electricity, Internet, cable, parking, air conditioning, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, refrigerator). You can move in the apt in the same day when you receive the keys. The only problem is that I`m the only person who has the keys but I hope that we will find a compromise.
    Any further questions please contact me back by e-mail.


    Thank you for your interest and i`m waiting for your answer
    ---
    I, too, also received the second e-mail asking for a security deposit. It's truly unfortunate that it wasn't until then that I was definitely sure this was a fraud, and I have nobody but myself to blame for being so naive. The money was transferred via Western Union, and upon calling the fraud department at Western Union, I was told that the money was indeed picked up in London, UK. Unfortunately, they could not divulge information regarding the receipt without the presence of a law enforcement agency. They did, however, tell me that they have the location of the receipt as well as a copy of the recipient's ID, and that this information can be released given that a law enforcement agency requests for it. I was told that my best option at this point is to request for the appropriate authorities to start an investigation.

    I will now be reporting this case to RECOL and hopefully the RCMP will be able to help. I'm sure that there are other victims out there of this scam, as it seems to be quite widespread across the country and beyond.

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  • Za
    zan909 Jan 06, 2010

    Also, the scam artist used the fake company called Spedition Services (which apparently was used in other instances of this scam as well) with this website: http://www.spedition-services.uk.tt/
    The Cargo-Delivery in the first website has virtually the same website with a different name.
    http://www.cargo-delivery.uk.tt/

    Please, report this scam to the authorities if you have seen or been of a victim of this scam. Simply ignoring it is not enough, the people behind this scam are criminals and need to be brought to justice.
    Here a website for Canadians to file complaints regarding online fraud:
    https://www.recol.ca/intro.aspx

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  • So
    SOF Cookies Jan 07, 2010

    Hi, Just to warn you they now have website http://www.spedition-services.uk.tt up and running as well as http://cargo-delivery.uk.tt which is still up and running. The cargo shipping one was taken down and has remained down but there is an inexhaustable number of domains being offered ending tt for free and similarly a large number of freight companies for them to go at.

    What it really needs is a piece in the press in Canada, UK and US to put people on their gaurd.

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  • Ce
    C-Edmonton Jan 10, 2010

    I have discovered the same thing here in Edmonton. The emails are all the same, the explanations. The site sounds like it may be different, but still has many loop holes. It is SAFE EXCHANGE SERVICE: www.spedition-services.uk.tt. Same thing, just seems to good to be true.

    Thanks for posting everyone. Hope no one gets caught up in the hype of the responses. The guy who messaged me back was a Dean Moris. Could not find a single bit of information on this so called person, as well, the email that he was mailing from was pretty questionable.

    here is a paste of the 1st email, the ones that followed were similar to the ones above:

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest. The Apartment located in 10180 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB is still available. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. I am looking for someone to live in it, as soon as possible, because my company has won the auction for a project, in construction, for a building that will rise up in London, United Kingdom. I am a civil engineer, so my accommodation period in England will be about 4 years. The renting period is from 1 month up to 4-6 years. As a result of this I want to rent, for this period, at this price and also to find the perfect person for my apartment. I`m the owner of the apt and it's like in the pics.The apartment is unfurnished but if you want you can use my furniture from the storage unit. The rent for 1 month is 825CAD$ (for the whole apartment) including all utilities (water, electricity, Internet, cable, parking, air conditioning, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, refrigerator). You can move in the apt in the same day when you receive the keys. The only problem is that I`m the only person who has the keys but I hope that we will find a compromise.
    Any further questions please contact me back by e-mail.

    Keep your wits up out there, wish everyone could be assumed to be honest.

    C

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  • Ge
    getem Jan 13, 2010

    What I would like to know is how this Dean Moris or whoever it is from Cargo Delivery UK got all of our email addresses. Everything has an origin and if we can trace it back to the ad we replied to offering the amazing deal for renting a great apartment we might have a good lead.

    I really hate these type of people and I got the same email. The name he used was Dean Moris.

    thank you for your interest. The Apartment located in 16th Ave, Richmond Hill, ON is still available. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. I am looking for someone to live in it, as soon as possible, because my company has won the auction for a project, in construction, for a building that will rise up in London, United Kingdom. I am a civil engineer, so my accommodation period in England will be about 4 years. The renting period is from 1 month up to 4-6 years. As a result of this I want to rent, for this period, at this price and also to find the perfect person for my apartment. I`m the owner of the apt and it's like in the pics.The apartment is unfurnished but if you want you can use my furniture from the storage unit. The rent for 1 month is 800CAD$ (for the whole apartment) including all utilities (water, electricity, Internet, cable, parking, air conditioning, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, refrigerator). You can move in the apt in the same day when you receive the keys. The only problem is that I`m the only person who has the keys but I hope that we will find a compromise.
    Any further questions please contact me back by e-mail.

    Its hard for me to pinpoint how this person could have possibly got my email because I replied to many ads all within a short period of time. I feel very sorry for the people who were taken by this but in all honesty you have to be more careful. I never trust anyone even known websites just in case something might happen.

    I am a young guy looking for a place for me and my wife. Thank you soo much to everyone for placing this complaint even though I would have NEVER sent money or any personal information for that matter.

    I hope this person gets caught, charged, and forced to pay back every stolen penny.

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  • Pe
    pekoemeeko Jan 13, 2010

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest. The Apartment located in 6508 Denbigh Ave, Burnaby?, BC is still available. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. I am looking for someone to live in it, as soon as possible, because my company has won the auction for a project, in construction, for a building that will rise up in London, United Kingdom. I am a civil engineer, so my accommodation period in England will be about 4 years. The renting period is from 1 month up to 4-6 years. As a result of this I want to rent, for this period, at this price and also to find the perfect person for my apartment. I`m the owner of the apt and it's like in the pics.The apartment is unfurnished but if you want you can use my furniture from the storage unit. The rent for 1 month is 800CAD$ (for the whole apartment) including all utilities (water, electricity, Internet, cable, parking, air conditioning, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, refrigerator). You can move in the apt in the same day when you receive the keys. The only problem is that I`m the only person who has the keys but I hope that we will find a compromise.
    Any further questions please contact me back by e-mail.

    used name Moris Dean and email [email protected]
    link to his scam: http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/bnc/apa/1546501540.html


    Thank you for your interest and i`m waiting for your answer

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  • 58
    584235 Jan 14, 2010

    This guy is the biggest [censored]bag.


    DEAN MORRIS [email protected] sign up for whatever you like to annoy this guy

    Here's what i got for a response for the first email--- waiting to hear from the next. Thanks for the heads up guys!

    Nice try though...


    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest. The Apartment located in 2628 Maple Street, Port Coquitlam, BC is still available. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. I am looking for someone to live in it, as soon as possible, because my company has won the auction for a project, in construction, for a building that will rise up in London, United Kingdom. I am a civil engineer, so my accommodation period in England will be about 4 years. The renting period is from 1 month up to 4-6 years. As a result of this I want to rent, for this period, at this price and also to find the perfect person for my apartment. I`m the owner of the apt and it's like in the pics.The apartment is unfurnished but if you want you can use my furniture from the storage unit. The rent for 1 month is 780CAD$ (for the whole apartment) including all utilities (water, electricity, Internet, cable, parking, air conditioning, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, refrigerator). You can move in the apt in the same day when you receive the keys. The only problem is that I`m the only person who has the keys but I hope that we will find a compromise.

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  • Ro
    rosannat Jan 14, 2010

    We got the same thing, but it was for a condo in Port Coquitlam, BC. But "Dean Moris" has changed companies so the new company he is using is spedition-services-ltd.uk.tt. Spread the word!

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  • Ca
    canadian604 Jan 18, 2010

    hi everyone. thank u for posting and allowing me to see this. i was on craigslist lookin for a rental when i came up with the same scammer with same approach and same reply to money transfer and cargo. i emailed him back letting him(dean moris-email addy [email protected] ) know that i've reported him to Reporting Economic Crime Online and RCMP.

    PLEASE REPORT THESE KIND OF SCAMS TO AUTHORITIES. It pisses me off to see these scammers taking innocent peoples money and getting nothing in return.

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  • Ir
    iruka_coco Feb 02, 2010

    Hi everyone, thanks for all the position. I almost fall into this fraud. He emailed me thruogh Dean Moris ([email protected]).
    I am going to report him for sure...
    I can't believe ppl would do scam like this.. it freaked me out

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  • La
    LadyCandolina Feb 16, 2010

    http://toronto.craigslist.ca/mss/apa/1593940663.html

    I was just wondering if this condo is still available if so can i know a little more info says that it is fully furnished is there any furniture included in this or not...Also i'm having trouble finding a place as i am a female dancer and no one will rent to me because of this so hopefully you are understanding because of this and we can work something out...if not then i truly understand and thanks for your time

    This what i asked i was thinking this is a good damn deal!!!

    he replied...
    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest. The Apartment located in 225 Webb Drive, Mississauga, ON is still available. It has 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. I am looking for someone to live in it, as soon as possible, because my company has won the auction for a project, in construction, for a building that will rise up in London, United Kingdom. I am a civil engineer, so my accommodation period in England will be about 4 years. The renting period is from 1 month up to 4-6 years. As a result of this I want to rent, for this period, at this price and also to find the perfect person for my apartment. I`m the owner of the apt and it's like in the pics.The apartment is unfurnished but if you want you can use my furniture from the storage unit. The rent for 1 month is 900CAD$ (for the whole apartment) including all utilities (water, electricity, Internet, cable, parking, air conditioning, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, refrigerator). You can move in the apt in the same day when you receive the keys. The only problem is that I`m the only person who has the keys but I hope that we will find a compromise.
    Any further questions please contact me back by e-mail.


    Thank you for your interest and i`m waiting for your answer

    i was then like cool cool sounds a little weird but lets dig some more

    i responded...

    Ok as this will be the first apartment that im renting i dont have any furniture so if i could use yours that would be great but will the rent price go up if that is the case and when will i be able to come and view it and do you require first and last

    he replied...
    Hello,


    Thank you for your reply. Like I have informed you before, the price you have to pay for one month of rent will be 900CAD$ with no extra fees you will have access to all facilities provide by the building. The utility bills are paid directly from my bank account. The price will not increase monthly; it will remain the same for the whole period that the contact will be signed for. We can start with a basic 1 year contract with the possibility of renewing it or with the period of time suitable for you.About the payment, I would like to receive it monthly into my bank account and I hope there will be no problem for you to wire the money to it. The apartment is ready for you, you only need to receive the keys and the contract so you could check it out, and see if you like it. The apt will be unfurnished but it can be rented very easily with the furniture at the same price. Since I'm in London, United Kingdom we need a way to complete this deal that will allow us to make sure we receive what we are asking for. I have found a way for us to complete the deal safely and fast, and in this way you will receive the Keys in less than 2 days. The solution is provided by a company called Spedition WorldWide which is similar to FedEx, DHL or UPS, which will handle the payment and delivery of the Keys. I have found a procedure that will allows you to pay for the rent of the apt only after you will receive the keys, and through this way you will see it and decide if you like it or not, before sending the payment. Please click on the link bellow to the Spedition WorldWide web site to see how we can complete the deal safely and fast directly from the web site of the company where this procedure is explained in the SAFE EXCHANGE SERVICE: www.spedition-worldwide.com ( if the link is not working please try and copy it in your web browser)


    Let me know if you are interested !

    i got this gut feeling saying dont do it but i asked more questions

    Hello again,


    If you are ready to proceed with this transaction I will need to inform you with the steps on how this service works and how we can make it happen. You will only have to deposit to Spedition WorldWide the first month of rent 900CAD$ so they can proceed with the shipping, and you can receive the keys and the contract. I will pay for a 2 days delivery so you will receive the keys and the contract signed by me right away. I will explain you step by step how this process will work:

    1 - To start the process all I need is your full shipping info.
    2 - I will go at Spedition WorldWide to deposit the keys and the contract on your name as the intended receiver.
    3 - Spedition WorldWide will check the envelope to see if everything is in order and also the legal papers that will come along with the keys and proof of ownership.
    4 - Spedition WorldWide will send you a delivery notification to let you know they have the keys and the papers in their custody and that I am the real owner of the apartment I am renting to you, in which you will also have all the instructions to complete the Western Union transfer to the Spedition WorldWide Agent.
    5 - At this point you will have to go to a Western Union Location and make a money deposit on the Spedition WorldWide Agent Name for the amount we agreed, the total amount you shall deposit for the first month of rent.
    6 - After you make the deposit you will have to send the transfer information to Spedition WorldWide.
    7 - Spedition WorldWide will verify the payment information and if everything is in order they will proceed with the delivery of the keys and the contract.
    8 - After you receive the package, you will go and check the apartment and in 2 days you must contact Spedition WorldWide to inform them if you keep the apt or not and if all is in order you will instruct Spedition WorldWide to send me the information about the money deposit and I will be able to receive the funds. If you don`t like the apartment they will be sending the money back to you and you will send back the keys and contract. Also pay the Western Union transfer fees from the total amount you need to deposit and send the rest in balance.

    Let me know if we can do this and e-mail me all your full name and shipping information so we can proceed with this deal.

    next email...

    Spedition WorldWide will contact you by email with the transaction method too and the company details so you can be sure that we are using a legal shipping company and all is in order...

    Thanks

    i then received an email almost immediately from this so called company thats when i was like no way this is to good to be true and then i came accross this thank god i found this before i sent the money i would have been so mad
    thanks guys for the help seriously

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  • Ju
    justinW23 Mar 06, 2010

    I was also partially fooled by this scam. I'm just so desperate for a place I was willing to believe almost anything. Thankfully my desperation didn't win out over my intelligence, so I didn't get caught up in this scam. I've reported the original ad and filed a complaint with RECOL about it. I found this scam in an apartment ad in Edmonton, Alberta. The original ad I responded to was at http://edmonton.rentspot.com/details/9154/index.html

    Scammer Name: Alexander Weiss (though I'm sure it's a fake too)
    Scammer Email: [email protected]

    I did a reverse lookup on the phone number, and the one he listed in the ad corresponded to the address listed, though it wasn't his name that came up in the search. I don't have a lot of experience with the reallocation of phone numbers, so I thought perhaps the phone number might stay the same if the previous owner moved (?). Apparently the scammer didn't expect many people to phone and ask about the apartment. I certainly didn't.

    Anyway, I sent a message inquiring about the apartment, and this was the response I got back:
    -----------
    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest. The Apartment located in 12110 106 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB is still available. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. I am looking for someone to live in it, as soon as possible, because my company has won the auction for a project, in construction, for a building that will rise up in London, United Kingdom. I am a civil engineer, so my accommodation period in England will be about 4 years. The renting period is from 1 month up to 4-6 years. As a result of this I want to rent, for this period, at this price and also to find the perfect person for my apartment. I`m the owner of the apt and it's like in the pics.The apartment is unfurnished but if you want you can use my furniture from the storage unit. The rent for 1 month is 890CAD$ (for the whole apartment) including all utilities (water, electricity, Internet, cable, parking, air conditioning, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, refrigerator). You can move in the apt in the same day when you receive the keys. The only problem is that I`m the only person who has the keys but I hope that we will find a compromise.
    Any further questions please contact me back by e-mail.
    ----------------------

    Putting aside my doubts, I replied to the message asking him if I could stop by and view the apartment. He replied:
    ---------------------
    Thank you for your reply. Like I have informed you before, the price you have to pay for one month of rent will be 890CAD$ with no extra fees you will have access to all facilities provide by the building. The utility bills are paid directly from my bank account. The price will not increase monthly, it will remain the same for the whole period that the contact will be signed for. We can start with a basic 1 year contract with the possibility of renewing it or with the period of time suitable for you.About the payment, I would like to receive it monthly into my bank account and I hope there will be no problem for you to wire the money to it. The apartment is ready for you, you only need to receive the keys and the contract so you could check it out, and see if you like it. The apt will be unfurnished but it can be rented very easily with the furniture at the same price. Also pets are allowed. Since I'm in London, United Kingdom we need a way to complete this deal that will allow us to make sure we receive what we are asking for. I have found a way for us to complete the deal safely and fast, and in this way you will receive the Keys in less than 2 days. The solution is provided by a company called Spedition WorldWide which will handle the payment and delivery of the Keys. I have found a procedure that will allows you to pay for the rent of the apt only after you will receive the keys, and through this way you will see it and decide if you like it or not, before sending the payment. Please click on the link bellow to the Spedition WorldWide web site to see how we can complete the deal safely and fast directly from the web site of the company where this procedure is explained in the SAFE EXCHANGE SERVICE: www.spedition-worldwide.com ( if the link is not working please try and copy it in your web browser)
    -----------------------------

    After doing a little searching regarding the Safe Exchange Service at Spedition-Worldwide.com and I came upon this forum. I just wanted to add my details to the list. It is nice that these scammers use the same template, which makes it easier to match up with other complaints. <sigh> These scammers are awful people, and they need to be stopped.

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  • Gg
    GGO Mar 07, 2010

    Thank God I found this board, I was just to complete the treat for an appartment at Montreal, QC. I just receive the emails you just posted before. Thanks for helping people to fall in this complete fraud. The announce was posted on Homes-extra.ca.

    The person`s name is OVIDEN LEWIS and this are his messages:

    Message1:
    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest. I have available the apartment located at 3355 Chemin Queen Mary, Montreal. It has 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1 kitchen and 1 living room. I am looking for someone to live in it, as soon as possible, because my company has won the auction for a project, in construction, for a building that will rise up in Cambridge, England. I am a civil engineer, so my accommodation period in England will be about 4 years. The renting period is from 1 month up to 4-6 years. As a result of this I want to rent, for this period, at this price and also to find someone who will be careful and thoughtful. I`m the owner of the apt and it's like in the pics. The apartment is unfurnished but if you want you can use my furniture from the storage unit. The rent for 1 month is $900 CAD (for the whole apartment) including all utilities (water, electricity, Internet, cable, air conditioning, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, refrigerator, washing machine with dryer and most important a parking place.). I would also like to know how many persons will occupy the apartment and for how long would like to sign the rent contract. (any pets? cats or dogs?). You can move in the apt in the same day when you receive the keys. The only problem is that I`m the only person who has the keys but I hope that we will find a compromise.


    Thank you for your interest and wait news from you.

    Message2:
    Hello,


    Thank you for your reply and tell you what if you pay now for May then Apr is free. Like I have informed you before, the price you have to pay for one month of rent will be $900 CAD with no extra fees you will have access to all facilities provide by the building. The utility bills are paid directly from my bank account. The price will not increase monthly; it will remain the same for the whole period that the contact will be signed for. We can start with a basic 1 year contract with the possibility of renewing it or with the period of time suitable for you.About the payment, I would like to receive it monthly into my bank account and I hope there will be no problem for you to wire the money to it. The apartment is ready for you, you only need to receive the keys and the contract so you could check it out, and see if you like it. The apt will be unfurnished but it can be rented very easily with the furniture at the same price. Since I'm Cambridge we need a way to complete this deal that will allow us to make sure we receive what we are asking for. I have found a way for us to complete the deal safely and fast, and in this way you will receive the Keys in less than 2 days. The solution is provided by a company called World-Cargo which is similar to FedEx, DHL or UPS, which will handle the payment and delivery of the Keys.
    I have found a procedure that will allows you to pay for the rent of the apt only after you will receive the keys, and through this way you will see it and decide if you like it or not, before sending the payment. Please click on the link bellow to the World-Cargo web site to see how we can complete the deal safely and fast directly from the web site of the company where this procedure is explained in the SAFE EXCHAGE SERVICE: http://www.world-cargo.uk.tt


    Let me know if you are interested,

    Message3:
    Hello again,


    If you are ready to proceed with this transaction I will need to inform you with the steps on how this service works and how we can make it happen and you can see the pictures attached to this e-mail. You will only have to deposit to World-Cargo Service the first month of rent $900 CAD so they can proceed with the shipping, and you can receive the keys and the contract. I will pay for a 2 days delivery so you will receive the keys and the contract signed by me right away. I will explain you step by step how this process will work:

    1 - To start the process all I need is your full shipping info.
    2 - I will go at World-Cargo to deposit the keys and the contract in your name as the intended receiver.
    3 - World-Cargo will check the envelope to see if everything is in order and also the legal papers that will come along with the keys and proof of ownership.
    4 - World-Cargo will send you a delivery notification to let you know they have the keys and the papers in their custody and that I am the real owner of the apartment I am renting to you, in which you will also have all the instructions to complete the Western Union transfer to the World-Cargo Agent.
    5 - At this point you will have to go to a Western Union Location and make a money deposit on the World-Cargo Agent Name for the amount we agreed, the total amount you shall deposit for the first month of rent.
    6 - After you make the deposit you will have to send the transfer information to World-Cargo.
    7 - World-Cargo will verify the payment information and if everything is in order they will proceed with the delivery of the keys and the contract.
    8 - After you receive the package, you will go and check the apartment and in 2 days you must contact World-Cargo to inform them if you keep the apt or not and if all is in order you will instruct World-Cargo to send me the information about the money deposit and I will be able to receive the funds. If you don`t like the apartment they will be sending the money back to you and you will send back the keys and contract. Also pay the Western Union transfer fees from the total amount you need to deposit and send the rest in balance.

    Let me know if we can do this and e-mail me all your full name and shipping information so we can proceed with this deal.


    Message4:
    Hi,

    Thank you for your fast response ... anyhow about our deal ... I have received the email from you with your full name and address for the shipping ! I'll go with the keys and contract to World-Cargo office to start the transaction and after that they'll email you the info about the deal (payment terms and protection plan) by an e-mail !

    And please try again to access their web site cause I do not have any problems like you do .. also yes you are correct April will be free.

    Hope to here soon from your side.


    I the multiple mails I interact with I asked several times for the apprtment number and the floor in which it is located, and he never gave it to me, also I asked him for a phone number in order to speak personally, telling him that long distance with no matter.
    I hope this web site keeps helping people from falling into this.

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  • Ba
    BAA0910 Mar 17, 2010

    HOLY CRAP! I WASTED MY TIME AND THOUGHT FOR A SECOND IT WAS A REAL DEAL! Then I realised it was too good to be true! The area was just not right for the price offer and what it included!!! He was basically giving us free utillities/hydro/furnitures! Someone from Toronto should know better! We shared couple emails to see what he would reply... and minutes later the ad he posted on craigslist was gone. He might have thought I baught his BS! I emailed the bloke who claims to be an engineer and told him that he is all over the internet!
    THEY HAVE CHANGED THERE SHIPPING SITE TO :http://www.world-cargo.uk.tt

    Email conversation attached~-------------------------------------------------------


    Hello!

    I would like to inquire about the 2 bedroom apartment for $800 and what it includes. We are very interested to book an appointment to view this place. I hope to hear from you soon. Thank you.

    M

    ===
    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest and I hope this email finds you well. I have available the apartment located at 45 Dunfield Avenue Toronto. It has 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 kitchen and 1 living room. I am looking for someone to live in it, as soon as possible, because my company has won the auction for a project, in construction, for a building that will rise up in Cambridge, England. I am a civil engineer, so my accommodation period in England will be about 4 years. The renting period is from 1 month up to 4-6 years. As a result of this I want to rent, for this period, at this price and also to find someone who will be careful and thoughtful. I`m the owner of the apt and it's like in the pics. The apartment is unfurnished but if you want you can use my furniture from the storage unit. The rent for 1 month is $800 CAD (for the whole apartment) including all utilities (water, electricity, Internet, cable, air conditioning, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, refrigerator, washing machine with dryer and most important a parking place.). I would also like to know how many persons will occupy the apartment and for how long would like to sign the rent contract. (any pets? cats or dogs?). You can move in the apt in the same day when you receive the keys. The only problem is that I`m the only person who has the keys but I hope that we will find a compromise.

    Thank you for your interest and wait news from you.


    ===

    Hello!

    The rent price is very reasonable and we are very interested to setup an appointment to view the place. We are a small family of three, my husband, I and our new born baby. We are looking to moving on the 1st of May due to some commitments we have with the current place we live in. I hope this will work for you. If we will like the place and decide - we can put in a first and last right away. My husband is a full time meat cutter at ===== and I am currently on maternity leave. We are responsible young couple who would love a clean/decent place to live in. We hope to rent it out for a year first then renew the contract as we go. We have no pets, and we can assure that your place will be well taken cared of. We are looking forward to view the place and to hear from you soon. Since you have not mentioned and contact number, please don't hesitate to contact us (if you want to speak with us personally) at 416========/647======= (we are available anytime after 2pm).

    Thank you,

    A and M
    ====
    Hello,

    Thank you for your reply. Like I have informed you before, the price you have to pay for one month of rent will be $800 CAD with no extra fees you will have access to all facilities provide by the building. The utility bills are paid directly from my bank account. The price will not increase monthly; it will remain the same for the whole period that the contact will be signed for. We can start with a basic 1 year contract with the possibility of renewing it or with the period of time suitable for you.About the payment, I would like to receive it monthly into my bank account and I hope there will be no problem for you to wire the money to it. The apartment is ready for you, you only need to receive the keys and the contract so you could check it out, and see if you like it. The apt will be unfurnished but it can be rented very easily with the furniture at the same price. Since I'm Cambridge we need a way to complete this deal that will allow us to make sure we receive what we are asking for. I have found a way for us to complete the deal safely and fast, and in this way you will receive the Keys in less than 2 days. The solution is provided by a company called World-Cargo which is similar to FedEx, DHL or UPS, which will handle the payment and delivery of the Keys.
    I have found a procedure that will allows you to pay for the rent of the apt only after you will receive the keys, and through this way you will see it and decide if you like it or not, before sending the payment. Please click on the link bellow to the World-Cargo web site to see how we can complete the deal safely and fast directly from the web site of the company where this procedure is explained in the SAFE EXCHAGE SERVICE: http://www.world-cargo.uk.tt

    Let me know if you are interested,

    ===

    Hello Raymond!

    Before I proceed to do all this, I would want to go through some concerns with you. Since you are far and we haven't met personally I am little bit hesitant to make a deal. What assurance would we have that all of this are legit? Its a little scary making a deal through email only. Would we have other means to contact you if we rent your place? I hope you understand. With all the fraud going on online, we would want to make sure.If we go through this, how does the site http://www.world-cargo.uk.tt work? Do we have to make an account as well? For your bank, do you have a TD account? Its easier for us to wire money bank to bank, if not well find other means. As I understand it, the keys will be delivered together with the contract for us to check the place and decide - then the rent follows. Right? What happens if we check the place and decide not to take it? How do we send back the key and contract? As what I see in the picture, we are very interested to rent the place. I hope this will all work out. Thank you.


    A and M


    ====
    NO REPLY FROM [email protected]
    ====
    Emailed him this site and told hime his busted!

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  • Ms
    Ms. Suspicious Mar 22, 2010

    The latest name this person (or group of criminals) uses is JEFF MUGS (Jeff Mugs <[email protected]>). After we exchanged a couple of emails regarding the rental of a unit in Coquitlam BC, I decided to check out his name and the company he suggested using (SAFE EXCHANGE SERVICE: www.world-transport-ltd.co.uk ). That is how I discovered this site and all I can say is THANK YOU for helping me not make a costly mistake!!
    So my latest email to this person was: "Dear Mr. Mugs, Get ready for your mug shot! Sincerely, Ms. Suspicious"

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  • Bu
    Burl Mar 23, 2010

    It has moved to Burlington now under the name John Maning

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  • Et
    ethanks Mar 24, 2010

    thanks for coming forward and sending this out right away. it takes guts to admit that you've been scammed. i certainly would not be able to do that. as i got into the same conversations with mr. alias people, i was overcome by thinking about how sweet a deal this would be and was just about to pull the trigger as well. even registered on the bogus website. but something in me was still uncertain about this transaction - and it was almost overcome by the fact that there was a promise that no money would be exchanged until i basically pressed a button and approved it. thanks again for sharing your experience. it has helped a bunch of people.

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  • Le
    lepper Apr 03, 2010
    This comment was posted by
    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    Well, sadly I fell victim to these guys before stumbling upon this site. I sent $800 overseas to the UK. My grandma died this week and I got a new job in Victoria so I was looking for a place while being totally distracted. Normally I am not this stupid to fall for something like this, but I bought what this guy was selling. Here is the initial email I received:

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest. The Apartment located in Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC is still available. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. I am looking for someone to live in it, as soon as possible, because my company has won the auction for a project, in construction, for a building that will rise up in London, United Kingdom. I am a civil engineer, so my accommodation period in England will be about 4 years. The renting period is from 1 month up to 4-6 years. As a result of this I want to rent, for this period, at this price and also to find the perfect person for my apartment. I`m the owner of the apt and it's like in the pics.The apartment is unfurnished but if you want you can use my furniture from the storage unit. The rent for 1 month is 850CAD$ (for the whole apartment) including all utilities (water, electricity, Internet, cable, parking, air conditioning, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, refrigerator). You can move in the apt in the same day when you receive the keys. The only problem is that I`m the only person who has the keys but I hope that we will find a compromise.
    Any further questions please contact me back by e-mail.
    Thank you for your interest and i`m waiting for your answer

    The rest were similar as what was posted above. I have contacted the RCMP and the Victoria police, but I plan to contact the Metropolitan Police in the UK as well as Olsen on Your Side. Hopefully we can get some publicity out of this. I have some connections so I'll try to use them. Glad to know I'm not alone, but feeling like a complete ### for falling for this.

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  • Jw
    jwestminster Apr 16, 2010

    Same scam just posted this ad in New Westminster.

    http://newwestminster.olx.ca/downtown-new-westminster-apt-for-rent-iid-87718101

    Same email pretty much, word for word when inquiring:

    From: [email protected] <[email protected]>
    Subject: Re: Downtown New Westminster Apt For Rent!
    To: ...
    Date: Saturday, 17 April, 2010, 6:20 AM

    Hello,


    Thank you for your reply. Like I have informed you before, the price you have to pay for one month of rent will be 820CAD$ with no extra fees you will have access to all facilities provide by the building. The utility bills are paid directly from my bank account. The price will not increase monthly, it will remain the same for the whole period that the contact will be signed for. We can start with a basic 1 year contract with the possibility of renewing it or with the period of time suitable for you.About the payment, I would like to receive it monthly into my bank account and I hope there will be no problem for you to wire the money to it. The apartment is ready for you, you only need to receive the keys and the contract so you could check it out, and see if you like it. The apt will be unfurnished but it can be rented very easily with the furniture at the same price. Also pets are allowed. Since I'm in London, United Kingdom we need a way to complete this deal that will allow us to make sure we receive what we are asking for. I have found a way for us to complete the deal safely and fast, and in this way you will receive the Keys in less than 2 days. The solution is provided by a company called World Transport which will handle the payment and delivery of the Keys. I have found a procedure that will allows you to pay for the rent of the apt only after you will receive the keys, and through this way you will see it and decide if you like it or not, before sending the payment. Please click on the link bellow to the World Transport web site to see how we can complete the deal safely and fast directly from the web site of the company where this procedure is explained in the SAFE EXCHANGE SERVICE: www.world-transport-ltd.co.uk ( if the link is not working please try and copy it in your web browser)


    Let me know if you are interested !

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