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1 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Review updated:
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After registering with share-accommodation.net, I have so far had 4 scammers offer via private email 'to good to be true' rentals. All these rentals were 'owned' by the scammers. All the scammers were conveniantly out of the country. All of these scammers wanted me to pay up front, either to their solicitor or via FEDEX to secure key for inspection of premises and for lease. All this within the first week of registering with share-accommodation.

NAMES of SCAMMERS

LAUREN WOOD - laurriewood@yahoo.com.auoffering 108 Albert st Brisbane

CHRISTINE SOPER - symbiosis1223@yahoo.com.auoffering 305/160 Roma St Brisbane

ARMEL BOUTIER-jbapartment@live.com; offering 315 Wickham Terrace Brisbane QLD 4000

LISA FAIRFIELD -fairefieldlt@hotmail.com; offering 21/22 Barry Parade, Fortitude Valley, 4006 Central Brisbane

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  • Ro
      9th of Nov, 2010
    0 Votes

    Thanks so much for posting this page up, im 17 and have just signed up to that website and have had 2 scam emails already!
    Luckily im not stupid and decided to google the email addresses to check they were legit and the properties on google maps which showed the reaql estate agent and the real owner..
    another scammer is calandracatrina@yahoo.com.au (calandra catrina)
    thanks again!

  • Li
      2nd of Apr, 2011
    0 Votes

    I have been proposed by lauren wood as well but lisa fairfield had changed her name for luisa calheiro do espirito santo.
    Thank for what you put on google, I didn't be tricked thanks to you, and I didn't lost my time for the second one.

  • Az
      10th of Apr, 2011
    0 Votes
    scammers - scams
    I don't have a name
    Arizona
    United States

    I get 3-6 offers per week to perform 'mystery shops'. They send me money orders, traveler's checks, certified checks, which I am suspposed to deposit in my account, deduct a few hundred for myself and send the balance by Western Union (always Western Union!) to someone.
    I do apply for the job, I do receive the Fed Ex, Priority Mail, or USP package and there it ends. I have cost them real money and time that they could have used to scam someone else. HA! I HAVE CLOSE TO $80, 000 IN Fake money and dozens of envelopes from scammers.
    The police, fbi, cia, postal inspectors, NO ONE cares enough to even answer my emails. My former bank, the Chase cared enough to close my account when I did send a check in for collection, but that's all they did, they made no attempt to track down the real criminals.

  • Mi
      24th of May, 2011
    0 Votes

    RE: Broome Apartment For Rent‏
    To see messages related to this one, group messages by conversation.

    10:44 AM
    Reply ▼
    Luísa Cavalheiro do Espírito Santo
    Add to contacts
    To jemilady@hotmail.com
    Hello,

    Thanks for your email. The apartment was built and designed for privacy. Each and everyone of the spacious bedrooms has it's own attached bathroom with tub. Each is completely private. All bedrooms are carpeted and furnished with a king or queen size bed, Walk-in closet, Phone jack, Cable hookup and DSL connection.

    About Me:
    I am a computer Security Professional and I travel extensively.I only rent to well grounded trustworthy people given my situation. I have been renting out rooms in my home for the past 2years. Given few exceptions the relationship has always been positive. I am a very fair and professional person.

    Rental Amenities:
    • Fully Furnished, with central air conditioning.
    • Master Bedroom - Queen-size bed, dresser, night stands, cable TV/DVD.
    • Master Bath - Two sinks, tub with shower, private toilet room, huge walk-in closet.
    • Guest Bedroom - Trundle Bed, dresser, cable TV, night stand. Private full bath.
    • Living Room - 32" Flat Screen TV with 75 channels, plus DVD player.
    • Comfortable couch and Lazy-Boy recliner.
    • Dining Room - Table seats six.
    • Kitchen - All Maytag appliances plus office area with color printer for your laptop.
    • Laundry Room - with new washer and dryer.
    • Gas grill and patio furniture in fenced-in back yard and patio set.
    • Two-car garage with automatic door opener.
    • Desktop computer with inkjet printer (you replace the ink) -
    Located at 8 East Cable Beach Road, Broome 6725, Australia.
    Rent for single room is $600Aud per month and Bond is $600Aud
    BOND IS REFUNDABLE AT YOUR EXIT.

    I will be looking forward to read from you soon so that we can proceed to the next stage of reservation.

    Luísa...


    From: jemilady@hotmail.com
    To: fairefieldlt@hotmail.com
    Subject: RE: Broome Apartment For Rent
    Date: Tue, 24 May 2011 10:23:25 +0400


    hello,
    the apartment looks really nice i would like to know about the price please.
    From: fairefieldlt@hotmail.com
    Subject: Broome Apartment For Rent
    Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 23:00:27 -0700

    Hello,

    How are you doing today? I have enclosed pictures of my apartment in the attached below and do get back to me asap if you are still interested in renting apartment or not. Looking forward to hear from you.

    Thanks,
    Luisa

    this was too good to be true so i just decided to google the mail address.and woops.. SCAM

  • Ni
      27th of Apr, 2013
    0 Votes

    315 Wickham Terrace is still being used - with a slightly different name: JEAN BOUTIER (jean_boutier@yahoo.com)

    Others:
    JASON BELINDA ANA (female FYI) - 4/10 Belgrave Street Brisbane City QLD 4000 (jason.bellana@gmail.com)
    ELLE SYPEK (renskescheberty@live.co.uk) - 121 Charlotte Street Brisbane QLD 4000. Australia

  • Sa
      15th of Sep, 2013
    -1 Votes

    Another scammer:

    Hi There,

    How are you?I saw your AD about your roomsearch on
    share-accommodation.net.I have two double rooms available in a three
    bedroom apartment which is recently completely refurbished to a very
    high standard. Practically a brand new house inside, tastefully and
    stylishly furnished, It’s a beautiful house with a splendid eat-in
    kitchen and en suite bathroom with a separate shower and tub.I'm the
    only one staying in the apartment for now.Conveniently located at 668
    Bourke Street CBD 3000 Melbourne.In the financial/legal precinct of
    the CBD, the Stock Exchange and the Rialto.Cross the footbridge to get
    to Telstra Dome and Docklands.Only metres from Bourke and Spencer St
    trams, Southern Cross Train Station and bus terminal for easy access
    to the airport.Queen Victoria Market, Southbank, Crown and Melbourne
    Exhibition Centre, huge range of bars, restuarants, boutique
    shops, cinemas and other entertainment facilities are all only a short
    walk from City Point.Excellent airport access as buses, Taxis and
    Trains etc Shuttle the Airport.The rent is very reasonable $550 /month
    /room including Gas, Electricity, internet, council tax etc and $550
    bond which is fully refundable at the end of your stay interest free.

    The bedrooms is good sized (16’6 x 15’) and fully furnished with
    heater, drawer, lamp, mirror, mattress, chairs, desk, bedspread and comes
    with an en-suite private bathroom (7’3 x 5’6) so no toilet sharing.The
    Sitting room (23’8 x 18’) is furnished with TV, Hifi, tasteful bespoke
    lighting, central heating, Sofas and wireless internet connection
    (BROAD BAND) etc.The Kitchen (14’6 x 15’) fully fitted kitchen
    withrefrigerator, cooker, washing with dryer ma chine, kettle, chest
    drawers, microwave oven and a parking space etc.A house of this quality
    is rarely ever available for house share.(See attached photos)

    My full name is Grace Zoe Browning born in Wollongong, Sydney, 29
    yearsold, Single, I work as a Travel agent with Thomas Cook, I'm
    flexible and very quiet but friendly.I'm easy going, down to earth
    that Love art, theatre, music, sporty and being active.I hope we are at
    the same maturity level, stable occupation, responsible,
    reliable, congenial and
    respectful. Please let me know as soon as possible if you're still
    interested so that we can proceed to the next face of your rent

    Warm Regards,
    Grace

  • Ay
      15th of Nov, 2013
    0 Votes

    Jason Bellinda Ana and Grace Zoe Browning sent me the same emails for the house share in Sydney. They are very amateurs and the email are the same.
    From: Jason Bellinda Ana
    To: undisclosed-recipients:;
    Sent: Fri, 15 Nov 2013 4:49
    Subject: Affordable Apartment Available in Sydney

    I have a 3 bedroom apartment located 2/298 Victoria Street Darlinghurst NSW 2010, I occupied one of them at the moment, two tenants whom lived with me moved out about a couple of months ago, they traveled back to China, So I just decided to rent out the place apartment. Jason Bellinda Ana is my name, 28yrs old female, professional, straight, Christian, I like adventures, honest and clean. Tell me about yourself.
    My place is affordable, and I'm sure it will be conducive for you to live in. My place features;
    *Fantastic views
    *Wired with high speed internet access
    *Stainless steel, high quality European appliances
    *Please note that the apartment is FURNISHED
    *Secured Parking space
    *Air Conditioned
    That's all i could say for now until you have a taste of my place. I'm looking to rent out my place to a neat and responsible person to share my available rooms with.
    The minimum stay is one month ($600 per room per month) plus Bond: $600.00(The Bond is a refundable security deposit).
    Find attached are some picture of my apartment for you to view what i am talking about.
    I wish you the best in your search if my place doesn't suit your preferable location and taste.
    God bless you.


    Jason Bellinda Ana
    Senior Sales Consultant

    Sigma Pharmaceuticals Limited
    Sigma

    Do not give any details to these people

  • Ay
      15th of Nov, 2013
    0 Votes

    Be careful with these emailers listed below :
    martinrebeccamr@yahoo.com
    bedfordcherie26@hotmail.com
    katemcc.2011@gmail.com (she swears alot)
    h_kellieshare@yahoo.com.au

  • Rk
      2nd of Dec, 2013
    0 Votes

    FML my email has been bombarded with emails as i put an ad up on share accomodation. Ive had 3 emails so far that sound a bit fishy.One from Grace Zoe browning and the other from another grace. And Jean Boutier. I noticed the same email was used twice. To think there are people out there conning people like this when i just need a room or place to stay. Most genuine listings reply from the site. The others reply to my email. So at times I dont even know what house they are referring to. Or ask where there listing is on the website. Then i ask if they have a facebook account to see if they are a real person. Everytime i think something doesnt right i google the persons name to see if they come up or if they are real. This generally gives some indication if ive been scammed. Be careful people and a good guide is to follow your instincts. As the person who has been contacting me is the same person.

  • Ma
      21st of Jan, 2014
    0 Votes

    I have received E-mail (re rent) from gracezoe007@gmail.com as well. So, she is a SCAMMER !
    Here is the E-mail:
    Hi Again,


    Thanks again for your interest in my flat, I would like to meet you
    but I'm a very busy person and not in town right now. I'm here in
    Auckland on official assignment.I could be back in three weeks time but my
    spare room could begone before my arrival because i
    have a lot of offer and that would not stop your viewing and moving
    but all these will be after initial payment for the apartment as been
    made via Bank transfer to my Lawyer Bank account.


    Since the credit crunch a lot of wannabee tenants end up not serious
    nor capable of the rent and with that i am convinced that you are
    capable of meeting my demands.I will be able to send the key's to you
    via UPS same day delivery service so that you can view the apartment
    together, your money is fully refundable back to you by my lawyer if
    you don't like my apartment but i can assure you, you will surely like
    it.


    I have attached my international passport photo page with this email
    because you will need to print it out and taken with the lease
    agreement form to the apartment. I'll need your full name, Scanned
    copy of ID or Number, Current address and phone number, Move in date,
    sex and your date of birth.I need this information's to prepare the
    tenancy contract so i can send to you.Should you need more
    clarification, please don’t hesitate to get back to me as soon as
    possible, you can add me to your MSN messenger gracezoe0007@hotmail.com
    for Talks.Await your urgent response


    Looking forward to welcoming you into my apartment.


    Best Regards.

    Grace

  • Mi
      28th of Jan, 2014
    0 Votes

    I have received E-mail (re rent) from gracezoe007@gmail.com as well. At Gumtree.com / i was searching for a flat to rent in Aberdeen.
    (there is attached pictures which she send)

    SHE IS A SCAMMMER ! !!! BE CAREFULL!!!

    "Hello,

    Thanks for your mail and interest, I still have the spare rooms
    available.The apartment is three bedrooms which is recently completely
    refurbished to a very high standard. Practically a brand new house
    inside, tastefully and stylishly furnished, It’s a beautiful house with
    a splendid eat-in kitchen and en suite bathroom with a separate shower
    and tub.I'm the only one staying in the apartment for now.Close to
    Aberdeen Railway Station, Belmont Street Farmers Market, docks, 8 mins
    to University of Aberdeen, 2mins walk to
    shops, bar, Gym, Tesco, Boots, Pizza Hut, restuarants, Sainsbury's, Marks and
    Spencer etc.bus number as follow:22, 25, 7, 14, 12, 16, 10, 11, 44, 26,
    15, 49, etc.Excellent airport access as the Aberdeen Shuttle the
    station.The rent is very reasonable £290/month/room including
    Gas, Electricity, internet, council tax etc and £330 security deposit
    which is fully refundable at the end of your stay interest free.

    The bedrooms is good sized (16’6 x 15’) and fully furnished with
    heater, drawer, lamp, mirror, mattress, chairs, desk, bedspread and comes
    with an en-suite private bathroom (7’3 x 5’6) so no toilet sharing.The
    Sitting room (23’8 x 18’) is furnished with TV, Hifi, tasteful bespoke
    lighting, central heating, Sofas and wireless internet connection
    (BROAD BAND)etc.The Kitchen (14’6 x 15’) fully fitted kitchen with
    refrigerator, cooker, washing with dryer machine, kettle, chest
    drawers, microwave oven and a parking space etc.A house of this quality
    is rarely ever available for house share.(See attached photos)

    My name is Grace Browning, 29 years old, Single, I work as a Travel agent
    with Thomas Cook, I'm flexible and very quiet but friendly.I'm easy
    going, down to earth that Love art, theatre, music, sporty and being
    active.I hope we are at the same maturity level, stable occupation,
    responsible, reliable, congenial and respectful.Please let me know as
    soon
    as possible if you're still interested so that we can proceed to
    the next face of your rent

    Warm Regard"

  • Mi
      28th of Jan, 2014
    0 Votes

    So these are the pictures

  • Jo
      15th of Feb, 2014
    0 Votes

    Hy

    Mind GRACE ZOE BROWNING I have been stolen by her. It was the same pictures and text than upon... but situated in Brighton.

    Be carefull

    Cheers

  • Al
      17th of Mar, 2014
    0 Votes

    Thanks for the warning. Just received the same email from Grace Browning, but for a flat in Glasgow

  • Sa
      3rd of Apr, 2014
    0 Votes

    I also got a mail from Grace Browning as a response of my advert in Gumtree. I got suspicious even after she sent me her passport and property documents (I still can't believe she deceived me), when she was getting desperate for money. I asked for her fb/linkedIn profile but couldn't find her internet presence. I fortunately got here and was saved from getting scammed, as I was going to transfer the money tomorrow. Thank you. Be careful


    Hello Saurabh,

    Thanks for your mail and interest, I still have the spare rooms
    available.The apartment is three bedrooms which is recently completely
    refurbished to a very high standard. Practically a brand new house
    inside, tastefully and stylishly furnished, It's a beautiful house with
    a splendid eat-in kitchen and en suite bathroom with a separate shower
    and tub.I'm the only one staying in the apartment for now.Conveniently
    located at 29 Richmond Rd, Oxford, OX1 2JL.Oxford city centre, Popular
    upmarket Area.Close to Oxford railway station, Christ Church Cathedral,
    Regent Oxford School, Oxford, Festival Theatre, Ashmolean Museum and not
    far from prestigious Oxford University and Colleges, 2mins walk to
    shops, bar, Gym, Tesco, Boots, Pizza Hut, restuarants, Sainsbury's, Marks
    and Spencer etc.bus number as follow:22, 25, 7, 14, 12, 16, 10, 11, 44, 26,
    15, 49, etc.Excellent airport access as the London Oxford Airport
    Shuttle the station.The rent is very reasonable £290/month/room
    including Gas, Electricity, internet, council tax etc and £330 security
    deposit which is fully refundable at the end of your stay interest
    free.

    The bedrooms is good sized (16'6 x 15') and fully furnished with
    heater, drawer, lamp, mirror, mattress, chairs, desk, bedspread and comes
    with an en-suite private bathroom (7'3 x 5'6) so no toilet sharing.The
    Sitting room (23'8 x 18') is furnished with TV, Hifi, tasteful bespoke
    lighting, central heating, Sofas and wireless internet connection
    (BROAD BAND)etc.The Kitchen (14'6 x 15') fully fitted kitchen with
    refrigerator, cooker, washing with dryer machine, kettle, chest
    drawers, microwave oven and a parking space etc.A house of this quality
    is rarely ever available for house share.(See attached photos)

    My name is Grace Browning, 29 years old, Single, I work as a Travel agent
    with Thomas Cook, I'm flexible and very quiet but friendly.I'm easy
    going, down to earth that Love art, theatre, music, sporty and being
    active.I hope we are at the same maturity level, stable occupation,
    responsible, reliable, congenial and respectful.Please let me know as
    soon as possible if you're still interested so that we can proceed to
    the next face of your rent
    Warm Regards,
    Grace
    // the photos were the same as provided in above replies.

  • Ys
      23rd of Sep, 2014
    0 Votes

    Received the same email from roommates.com member "Grace" with same pictures, email address, and message as those above. This was for an apartment share in NYC (Upper West Side, specifically)...

    Super duper amateur.

  • Rm
      23rd of Dec, 2014
    0 Votes

    Hello ysteboo,

    This is Roommates.com Customer Support.

    I am sorry to hear you did not receive more valid responses. Roommates.com is a bulletin board service so there will always be some people that are not on the site for the right reasons, but we try to remove them as quickly as possible.

    When a fraudulent account is detected by our Fraud Department, the account and any messages sent from that account are automatically removed in order to protect the legitimate members of Roommates.com. Unfortunately, many times scammers don't make themselves known until they get you to email them through their private email address, which Roommates is not privy to. We are doing all we can to protect our members and keep scammers from posting on our site.

    If you need roommate locating services in the future I hope you give us another try. I would be glad to give you some helpful tips on utilizing the site.

    If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact our Customer Support through the website and we will be happy to assist you.

    Roommates.com Customer Support
    support@roommates.com

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