I was one of the lucky ones, I found these guys on Craigslist, I have now reported this to Craigslist abuse and flagged them as prohibited, They wanted 512 pounds which I refused to send until I viewed the property strangely enough after I flagged to them I wouldnt wire money without seeing the property they stopped emailing me. I tried calling their phone number on the internet which didnt work and I tried calling the number they gave me below but that was just a voice mail
Anyway I was using www.londonbaseapaetments.com which strangely does not exist, anyway here is where they told me to wire the details,
Name: James Dawson
Address: 17 Hampton Court Road, East Molesey, Surrey, London, KT8 9BX, United Kingdom.
Please send us the MTCN and the name you use to send the deposit so that we can confirm your deposit and send you an invoice immediately..Thanks and we love having you in our apartment.
Hopefully those pursing this through the police will find this info useful,
Goodluck spread the word, these scam artists spoil the internet for the honest users!!
Two pieces of advise - if something looks too good to be true, it probably is and if the company you are dealing with is not willing to meet, speak or let you view the apartment then it probably doesnt exist.