shri: On Craigslist. No.
Well, there's a significant business being done in Nigeria scamming people out of money with even wilder stories -- "Yes, I am the representative of the deposed General M'Digblongofalalala. He needs to get US$90 Gazillion out of the country, and I believe you are a trustworthy person, becuase I picked your email at random from a list..."
As P.T. Barnum is reputed to have said, "There's a sucker born every minute."
holy shit man, ive sent a couple of emails in looking for apartments on craigslist but ive only gotten one reply, and ur right foorball216, it didnt seem a little weird. I didnt even reply to the feedback this person gave me. I mean first and foremost no one types like that except computers that are infected with virus or something..just seems like such a computer generated message, and why the hell is it a UK number?!
Hi,thanks for your response to my advert.The apartment is a lovely one
for rent in Hong Kong.The apartment has 2 nice rooms and kitchen,it
also has a living room and 2 bathrooms.A room is $4000 with deposit
of $4000.While the whole apartment is $8000 with deposit of
$8000.It is in Hennessy road,Hong Kong, China.The apartment has the following facilities:Wireless internet facilities,Phone,Microwave,
washing machine,Dryer,Refrigerator, bathroom, toilet, lounge/living room,
kitchen, utility room, front and rear garden you rent it from me fully
furnished..I will be planning my wedding this summer so wont be back
to Hong Kong until next year so you can rent until then..
My number to call is +447031899713
more like...a front and rear garden on hennessy road lmao!
I figured something was up with the low rent...but checked it out anyway......they only want a money wire transfer...said bank wire too difficult....BIG RED FLAG.....so looked further..the home she says her fiance' (who handles the transaction) lives in....doesn't exist (second flag)...
a bit further...and I find this thread.....
so my question.....why the hell is this posting still on craigslist when its obviously a scam?
anyone asking me to send money on an apartment sight unseen....and moneygram to boot.....ALWAYS a scam.
btw...I have their agreement..even a doctored passport photo....its too good to be true...therefore....it isn't.
Last edited by mpmp8595; 17-07-2009 at 10:12 PM. Reason: spelling
I tried to email it again
Here what they said now:
Follow up message
Good to read from you on your interest on my apartment, which i am leasing out for rent
The apartment is still very much available for rent. Just to give you a little low down about the apartment. MY Late father resided in the apartment, whom i inherited the apartment from as being his only child. I am a British citizen by birth. I am presently residing in the united state of America. Due to my new job offer, as an Air Hostess to Jet Blue Airways,here in Washington. And also i am about to get married to my fiance over here in less than three months from now.
The flat is up for a total of 6000HKD per month including management fee and government rates. which i also think is fair enough considering the location. I just need someone with an open heart, love and clean to occupy the apartment and put all my worries off concerning the maintenance of the apartment for now.
The flat comprises of two bedroom. Excellent condition inside. Good sized lounge, with a sofa, DVD player, stereo, and washing machine. Can sleep a max of 4. Ideal for family and friends. The kitchen is fully equipped with all necessary cooking utensils. These are some of the measurement of the apartment.Reception room 17'0" 16'0" ( 5.18m x 4.88m , Kitchen 13'0" x 11'0" ( 3.96m x 3.35m ), Bedroom 1 13'0"x 11'7" ( 3.96m x 3.53m ), Bedroom 2 12'10" x 10'5" ( 3.91m x 3.18m ), Bathroom 6'10" x 5'10" ( 2.08m x 1.78m ), Guest WC 5'0" x 2'10" ( 1.52m x 0.86m.Kitchen 13'0" x 11'0" ( 3.96m x 3.35m )
Just to let you know, the keys are right here with me. But there wouldn't be any problem with that. As it can be posted to you, after all necessary agreement has be reached and signed into lease as advised by my lawyer over here in the state. Also i will like you to know that the rent charges is not really the issue , but your absolute maintenance of the apartment, because it is good to keep the property in good condition, just for the memories of my father. Who committed so much putting those facilities in place, so i wouldn't want an violation of my property if finally rented by you.
The Apartment is situated at Cimbria Court, 24 Conduit Road, Flat 5B fifth floor, Mid-level West, Hong Kong. Around there are many supermarkets, bakeries,pharmacies, cafs, shops, and restaurants. And also there is also a mini bus stop in front of the building
And please note the main utility bills are not inclusive in the rent, As you will have to personally settle the bills at your convenient time. which shouldn't be a problem if we later reach an agreement.And presently for now, there is no outstanding bills. So you would be starting the lease with a clean slate As you would be starting the lease with a clean slate
The minimum lease term is two months, and a maximum of two year with a possibility of extension.