Dwight Schultz / RENTAL SCAM
I was responding to an ad on Craigslist and got a very strange email back... I think he's pulling a rental scam... He told me that he has a home in the city i live in and he had to move to the UK for work... the house is a three bdrm 2 bath full home in west Lethbridge alberta and he couldnt find an agent to deal with the home before he left... he is asking 700 a month for rent and a 200 damage deposit... heres a copy of the first email he sent :Thanks for the interest in my property and the house is still very much available for rent, and it is available for rent immediately so am looking for a very responsible person who would rent it and take very good care of it.
Address: 140 Sherwood Boulevard West, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Lease Term: Month to Month
Long/Short term lease: YES
Pet policy: Allowed
Currently I am not around, I recently got transferred over to United - Kingdom 1 months ago because I won a bidding contract from my company (Textile Industry) which I bided for sometime ago for the introduction of new Industries in United - Kingdom. So I had to move down to United - Kingdom quickly to have my company set up because I will be staying here up to 3 years, and I have been staying here in United - Kingdom for the past one months. Before I moved to United - Kingdom, I looked for an agent to rent out the apartment for me but unfortunately for me I couldn't get an honest agent so I decided to rent it out myself. You will be doing me a great favor if you should rent my home because I am only looking for a responsible person to take very good care of my home for me while am here. And the building is in a great location situated in the quiet and safe area and offers secure access. internet, cable, laundry in-suite, storage facilities, heat, water, electric and parking is included in the rent and pet are allowed, $700 per month...So you can go ahead and view the house but you can't be able to view the inside. Well if you notice you will discover that the price am offering is far below standard price this is enough for you to know that I am not after the rental fee but the absolute care and maintenance of my property. So kindly get back to me as soon as possible if you are still interested so that we can proceed with the Rental Application Form and the Lease Agreement Form.
You can reach me on this numbers below:
Await your smooth response...
If you need proof i can send in all the emails as well as attached files so as to confirm the scam... we have not sent him any money and we will not be sending any money... THIS SEEMS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE! here is the ad number [protected]@craigslist.org