Email used: firstname.lastname@example.org.
She claims to live in Paris but writes from IP address 18.104.22.168, which corresponds to United States Los Altos Vsc Satellite Co — an ISP favoured by Nigerian scam artists. Here’s her rip-off pitch:
On 2008-09-26 Laura Williams
From: Laura Williams
Subject: Room available in Paris
To: [name withheld]
Date: Friday 26 september 2008
As regard room which is available for rent in Paris.
For formalty purpose, let me introduce myself: My name is Laura Williams,26,easy going, Clean tidy, non smoker female. I am originally from Manchester, England, and i moved to join my father in France when he was transfered to Paris.
The house formally belongs to my late father, who worked with British Embassy here in Paris until his death and he has passed it to my mother through his will. My mother and siblings went back to the UK,Manchester after the death of my father.
The most important thing i am looking for is to share daily live and common value. The ideal person i will like to share the apatment with must be a neat person,tidy person,
trust worthy person and there must be proof that he or she can payfor the monthly rent.
I am currently working with an Airline which enables me to travel alot and i as well attend language school when i am not working. The apartment is located at; Rue De Chateau Lando Paris 75010
The location is perfect.
The House is in a cool area , has there is no noise in the vicinity, because the house is not close to major busy roads.
The apartment is located in the center of the city and it is close to bus stops and as well as tube station which makes the apartment to be accesible. The house has a parking space which can park two cars at a time.
The house has internet and there will not be any need for you to bring in any furnitures as the flat and the rooms are well furnished, but you can as wellcome along with your furnitures if you so wish.
The faciities which are available in the apartment are as follows:
1. Private Bathroom and Toilet
2. Furnished Living room with TV connected to cable and DVD
3. Shared Kitchen with gas, water available
4. There is connection to internet via wireless and LAN and also Broadband aswell for your computing purpose,so you can come with your laptop or desktop if you have one.
5. Washing machine and Dryer
6. Furnished Bedroom with window blind and Bed spread
The prices for the apartment are as below:
570 Euro/ monthly rent, Utility (all bills) included.
650 Euro/ Security Deposit(will be refunded to you on your move-out date).
The minimum duration in the apartment is one month and long term stay is welcome in the apartment.
The apartment has two toilet and bathroom, so the only thing which we will have to share together is the kitchen and the living room.
There are three rooms in the apartment, i currently occupy one, the second one is the one i am renting out, while i regard the third room as visitor’s room.
If you are interested in sharing the flat with me, i will be glad if you can contact me for pictures and procedures.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Followed by a request for funds and a copy of the person’s ID:
On 2008-09-27 Laura Williams
From: Laura Williams
Subject: Room available/pictures
To: [name withheld]
Date: 27 september 2008
Hi [name withheld],
Thanks for your mail,and It’s really nice to know that you have an interest in my room.
The flat has three room,One is for me,One is for rent and the last one is regarded as a visitor’s room.
The fact is that the room is still available,but you have to do this on time because there are people contacting about the room,However i am contacting you to see if we could have a deal, but it depend on your seriousness as regard having the room , because i have come across so many unserious people who only like wasting other peoples time and i hope you quite understand me and my worries,and if you are truly interested in renting the room you will have to book for it in advance, by transferring the Rent and the security deposit to Our family lawyer via Bank Transfer. However,before you can transfer the payment to my family lawyer in England, there are procedures which we have to follow,Our family lawyer will have to
prepare a tenancy Agreement Form which you will have to read and understand and if you eventually agree with the contents of the contract, you will have to print it out and sign it and come with a copy on your move-in date.
After our family lawyer might have prepare the Agreement Form, i will have to send a copy to you via attached file to your e-mail address and mail a copy to your postal address as well.
I will like to have the following information that we enable our
family lawyer prepare the tenant Agreement Form:
1. Your moving-in and moving-out date.
2. Your current home address.(The purpose of the address is to enable me send a copy of the Agreement form to you, which you will have to bring along on your move-in date)
3. A scanned copy of your id card.
I will be waiting to read from you soon.
PS:I have attached the pictures of the apartment for your viewing. The security deposit is refundable on your move out date.