This is a new spin on the overpayment scam that targets rental property owners on Craigslist. Here is a copy of the Craigslist scam received.
Thanks for the details on the Property, I am satisfied and
will like to go ahead with the renting process, I will like you to go ahead
and reserve the property for me. So I will be needing the following
information so that the check for payment of the deposit $2400 for six
month can be processed and posted to you soon.
Phone number(cell and land):…………
I want the 6 month lease to start on the 12th August 2009, I
will also want to notify you that I have in the mean time arrange with
an interior decorator who will be handling the purchase of furniture,
entertainment system and other appliances that I will need in the
they will as well be in charge of moving down my luggage down to the
states. So the check of $4,500 will be sent over to you which is a
relocation grant by my employer, and all you need to do is deduct the
deposit $2400 for six month
and you will forward the rest to the Decorators so I can have the place all
prepared for my arrival.
All applications and lease will be signed as soon
as I arrive.
Also for familiarization I Am Gabriel Johnson, I am 45 yrs of
age, a British citizen, married to a lovely lady, with a daughter
staying over in the UK), I work with MMH Insurance Group (UK), as a loss
adjuster agent, I am a Christian, reserved in Nature, Non smoker also
i don’t keep pet.
I look forward to meeting you and hope to have a good
relationship as a tenant with you.
I await the details.you can reach me on this number +4470457 29267
Below is my present landlords information for reference :
34,TIVOLI GARDEN SE185PD
191 swan lane
cv2 4ge Coventry