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Gumtree property scams!!! Scammers!!! GRRRRRR!!!

Posted 4th Feb 2010
I just tried to get scammed from someone who calls herself Mrs Brehn and Mrs Packer She talks about a luxurious flat near the city-center in Bristol for a price surprisingly low in comparison to the market, sends you nice photos etc... and then when you want to arrange a viewing, she wants you to pay her 400 before even VISITING her flat. I just copy-paste the e-mail of proof i can pay the finances for this flat, when I asked for a viewing she was like no im not avalaible.

Thanks for the reply and the sincere interest you have in my flat. I spoke with my lawyer on phone just now concerning your stay in my flat and we both agreed to have you in my flat as long as you'll take good care of my flat as how it is. However, it is unfortunate that my past bitter experience of inviting people to come and view or reserve my flat without any form of confirmation of their financial ability and not keeping up to time as at when scheduled, has brought about great loss to me. I have traveled all the way from Ireland to take some interested candidates round my flat because that's where i work with M. Gould (Scunthorpe) Ltd.

Some outside tenants do not have the money to pay the rent and yet they disturb the the landlord to arrange a viewing with their friend or relative who are in Bristol, also some do not meet up with the appointments which has led to the dismissal of some landlords in office by their employers.

Henceforth, my lawyer and i have decided to carry out a simple test on financial ability to pay for my rent before coming for viewing. I would not ask you to send your bank statement. At least 1 Month rent and security deposit which is £ 400 which is refundable after your 2 weeks stay in my flat, would be required from you to transfer through Western union money transfer agent. You can make the transfer with your name as a sender name and your partner or friend in UK premises as a receiver.

Once you have done this, scan the receipt to me and if you do not have scanner, you may write out the details on the receipt as i will send it to my lawyer to verify if it's truly genuine and available in your friend's custody, after verification, then we can proceed for the viewing and you can as well tell your friend or partner to pick up the money and also, i will refund back to you the cost of transfer when we meet.Here is the postcode BS1 3DN - which i found out was this syndicate club and odeon cinemas lol!

Cant belive people are like this xxxxxxxx stupid should be SHOT!!!!
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lol thats so stupid
To be honest, you'd have to be a bit stupid to fall for that.
oops....swear filter malfunction lol
edit the op quick m8, swear filter doesnt apply to it
and theres people out there that fall for this
anyone who falls for that deserves to lose their money imho. western union+ridiculous use of the english language=scam.
I bet those scammers are sitting in an internet cafe half way across the world and I bet the deposit would have been via Western union or similar
just dont understand why people out there are like this wen me a first time buyer trying to find sumwhere 2 live try and do this to ya! lucky i aint thick but ive googled it threw google its on wikipedia and people saying they av had money lost so there even stupid for beliving it!!
sorry just realised it already says though doh!!!
And I would'ave gotten away with it if it wasn't for them pesky kids! :-D
Re: Reply to your ad: Fully renovated 1 Bedroom Flat For rent in Bristol‏
From: jason evans (evansjason2@gmail.com)
You may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as junk
Sent: 04 February 2010 08:47:40
To: adzo09wyatt@hotmail.co.uk


Am really glad for you interest in my apartment, My name is Rev Jason Evans own the Apartment and also want you to know that it was due to my christian mission transfer that makes me my wife and Son to leave the Apartment and also want to give it out for rent and looking for a responsible person that can take very good care of it as we are not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean at the time and the person that will rent it to take it as if it were its own. So for now, We are here in west Africa, our new house and put all my worries off concerning the maintenance of the apartment for, since i am not residing there for now.I left behind some Facilities and electonics which include the rent, and a DVD player, air conditioning, alarm system. The kitchen is fully equipped with all necessary cooking utensils, arefrigerator-freezer, four-hob and oven,microwave,dishwasher and washing machine, My Computer Connected with Internet Acess Also the keys to the House are right here with me, and the lease document. Which i can send to you after all necessary agreement has be accepted. Also i will like you to know that the rentcharges is not really the issue ,but your absolute maintenance of my apartment is most important thing so will want you to get back to me with the Application form below..


1)Your Full Name
2)Your Full Address & Phone Number
3)How old are you?
4)Are you married?
5)How many people will be living in the house?
6)Do you have a pet?
7)Do you have a car?
9)When do you want to move in
10)How long do you want to stay in my apartment
11) Pictures of all the Occupant that will stay in my apartment.

HERE IS THE ADDRESS OF MY APARTMENT :12 Perry Rd,Bristol, City of Bristol BS1 5, UK .Pls note that you will be viewing the apartment from outside and won't be able to inspect the Interior because the keys and the documents to the apartment are with me here in Africa and It is located on a cool, quiet and safe neighbourhood.

One Mr lucky called me about the apartment,I told him that I can't give him the apartment because he loves smoking,drinking and dont want him to get drunked and damaged my property one day so If you are still interested, Note that the rent is going to be 300pounds Per month No extra fees.I will like you to give me a call on this effect to know how serious you are.I personally will actually come visiting you sometimes during the year as our new tenant.Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you. Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the document and the keys of the house to you.

Thanks may the lord Bless You Amen.


Hey there

My full name is - Alan Huxley Paul Robson Shaun Benji Wyatt
My full address is - 69 Butts Road, Sholing, Southampton, Hampshire Phone Number is 02380 371682
My age is - 42 years of age but im still very young if you get me
I have been married - 6 times but i cant help falling in love with gorgeous women!
how many people in the flat - myself at the moment but im sure i might get some women popping in and out!
pets - i did have a pet snake, mouse, spiders, cats, dogs, pigs, cows, i use to own a farm back in the day but not anymore! so No pets
Car - yes i have a car a nice aston martin db9 i love it!!
occupation - Store Manager for retail store
moving in date - ASAP
Staying time - as long as i can maybe a year or so, so i can work in bristol and stay the night
pictures - unforutanly i dont have any pictures at the moment on my laptop is this a must for you?

I hope we can sort this flat out asap as i need it for next week money is not a problem for me

kind regards

Good News..Your Have Been Approved As Our New Tenant!!!‏
From: jason evans (evansjason2@gmail.com)
Sent: 04 February 2010 15:05:17
To: Adam Wyatt (adzo09wyatt@hotmail.co.uk)

Hello ,

Thanks very much for your reply and also i can see your willingness in this rent your application form as being approved and you are now qualify for this rent. So as we shall be renting our properties to you, please again take very good care of the apartment so that i might be glad when coming by middle of next year to see how neat you keep the place. Hope everything about this process is fine with you.However, if you are ready to rent the apartment now, that will not be a problem but we will advice you due to a responsible and reliable person like you, The deposit payment will be made before moving in, and also we would like to send the following document to you via DHL to the address you provided to me in the application form and the tracking number will be sent to you so thatyou can possible occupy our apartment immediately. Once again, we are giving you this on trust and do not disappoint us and i promise you that you will love the apartment. In my previous mail i let you know that the apartment will be viewed from outside because the keys and document to the apartment are with me here in africa and i don't have anyone local.

Here are the contents of the packages that will be deliver to you via
DHL courier service.
1)Entrance and the rooms Keys
2)Paper/Permanent house form (Containing your reference details)
3)The House documetary file.
4)Payment Receipt

So i am with your informations here with me and i will like to know whether you are ready for the payment of this deposit right now so you can move in asap..Let me know If I could forward you the Information on how and where to send the money through any Western Union Money Transfer location nearest to you so I can get all the package sent to you immediately. If for any more info i can be reach at 0112348074809417 or +2348074809417. Hope to read from you soonest

Thanks and God bless
They also use an almost identical scam for luxury cars too and people do fall for it! There are some gullable people out there!

They also use an almost identical scam for luxury cars too and people do … They also use an almost identical scam for luxury cars too and people do fall for it! There are some gullable people out there!

Sorry but if someone is stupid enough to fall for that, they deserved to get scammed.

Rep for OP for sharing with us (and playing along) :thumbsup:
You know, i think I might move to Africa and start scamming people over here with more convincing English. You obviously don't get prosecuted so could make a few bob. Only need 1% of gullible folks!
Wasn't this on watchdog a few months ago???........ Everywhere you turn ....there is a scam waiting...... You just have to be savvy!!
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