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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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)

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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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

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  • 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 !

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    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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  • 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.

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  • 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

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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
    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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  • 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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