Here is another example of a craigslist house rental scam. Here is a copy of the email.
Thanks for your interest in my home. I will want you to know that this home is very much available and it includes all utilities.
I have really decided to rent out the House as a result of my relocation to WEST AFRICA as a construction Engineer.. You will notice that the price i am offering is far below standard price, this is enough for you to know that we are not after the rental fee but the absolute care for the property. I know there is no way I can be sure that you are the right person to live in the house because we won’t be able to see physical before sending you the keys and the documents to occupy the space.
I am a good christian and i need someone very honest and kind to rent my home. I am willing to rent this home out because i wont be staying there anymore, so you can have the house as long as you want, then purchase if you wish to. You can go ahead and view the exterior of the house because the keys and documents to view the inside is right here with me which i am ready to ship them to your address.
Here is the Address of my House (1320 East Laird Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT)
First Month Rent:$900
Refundable Security Deposit Payment:$400
Please note that you will only be able to drive by the house for now but cannot have a look at the interior until i have sent the keys and documents of the house to you..and the requirement for getting the keys and documents of the house is a fully refundable payment of $400 USD,which is the security deposit.
Please note that the deposit made is fully refundable should in case you finally gain entrance into the house after receiving the keys and documents and feel unsatisfied or uncomfortable with the interior,but i am giving you a benefit of doubt that you will love everything about this lovely home……
Please if you are ready now to occupy the house kindly provide the information below for record purpose..
PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
Home Phone ( ) ________________________
Mobile Phone ( ) ____________________________
Work Phone ( )___________________
Date of Birth_________________________________
Current Address_______________________________Apt#________ City__________________ State______ Zip________
Reasons for Leaving____________________________Rent $__________
Are you married____________________________
How many people will be living in the house____________________________
How many people will be livingin the house____________________________
Do you have a pet____________________________
Do you have a car____________________________
Move In Date____________________________
HOW SOON CAN YOU HAVE THE DEPOSIT PAYMENT SENT TO ME___________________________
HOW SOON DO YOU WANT TO RECEIVE THE KEYS AND DOCUMENTS OF THE HOUSE___________________________
Go check out the house and get back to me as soon as possible.
Feel free to call me @ +2348072664061, or 0112348072664061