Another reader scam e-mail


I received this scam e-mail from reader Mike. The ad was on the Nashville craigslist. This one seems like they’re not even trying anymore…

Michael,

Thanks for the email. I Brink and my wife Dr. Betty own the Apartment and also want you to know that it was due to my transfer that made i and my wife to leave the house and also want to give it out for rent and we are 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 all time and we will appreciate it if the person will take it as if it were his/her own.

So for now, We are here in west Africa, in our new house and also with the keys of the house, we tried looking for an agent that we can give this documents before we left but could not see and we also don’t want our house to be used improperly in our absence that is why we took it along with us. I and my wife came over to West Africa for a missionary work, so i hope you will promise us to take very good care of the house.

So get back to me on how you could take care of our house or perhaps experience you have had in renting home. Hope you are okay with the price. I am looking forward to hear from you soon, please call us on how to get the house for rent, 011 then 234-803-923-7268 or + 234-806-330-0979

RENT APPLICATION FORM

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?

8)Occupation?

9)What is your religion?

Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file incase of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you. I await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the document and the key to you, we have not seen you yet but we only put everything into Gods hand, so please do not let us down in this our property and God bless you more as you do this.Please i want you to drive to check the house at the address and let me know if you would like it, the house is locked and i have the keys.

Thanks and you are welcome

Brink and wife Dr. betty

Let’s review for those just joining us. Wanting, clean apartment, bad English (not the band), West Africa, missionary work, can’t see the inside of the house, Nigerian phone number, and finally lame fake names. I mean Brink and Dr. Betty and no last name?

I’m amazed that the people who fall for these scams can actually operate a computer.

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Comments 3

  • Hmm is there not some crime against asking ones religion on a lease or housing application??

    I mean IF it was real and all. 🙂

    The ones i like are the replies you get when posting something for sale and they say

    ” I seen your ad and would like to buy what you have posted. Please tell me how much (this is in ad) and when I can recieve it.”

    Never taking any time to put the item in the reply or any effort at all to at least TRY to hustle a person

    I hate LAZY hustlers. At least make me believe you are real so i can get some enjoyment out of the bull you spread.

    Are people really That darn stupid??

  • I think that the people who respond to these scams, were raised on MySpace and text messaging, therefore grammar isn’t especially important to them. Nor is it even noticed.

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