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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

New UK Scam Artists

CL users in the UK would like inform everyone about these two low lifes:

Name: Jessica Spencer
Email: sweet_lovin_amanda@yahoo.com


Name: Barry Rorek
Email: ftnuyjimeo@hotmail.com
Address: 29 Athlone Rd.
Brxton, UK
SW2 2DT

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I recieved an email from ftnuyjimeo@hotmail.com as well, with the name of Donna Hicks promising an amazing deal on an apartment.

"I've moved to United Kingdom with my job (i am a construction engineer) and decided to rent it because the rent is is very expensive here.The price is so low because I'm here and is very hard to find a tenant.I can rent you the apt for max. 5 years . I really want to find a good and responsible tenant for it, and I hope that you can send me some personal and financial information about yourself. I`m the owner and it's exactly like in the Pics.The rent of the apt for 1 month is $1100 including all utilities(water,electricity, Internet, cable,parking, garbage) and I want to receive the money monthly in my bank account.You can move in the apt in the same day when you receive the keys. The only problem is that I`m the only person who have the keys and I have no one in United States that could show you the apt.
In order to check it,see if you like it(I'm sure that you'll love it),you need to receive the keys and the contract. Obviously we need a way to complete this deal in a safe and fast way for both.The solution is provided by a company called RENT (www.rent.com) which will handle the payment and delivery of the Keys .A friend of mine moved here from California and used the company to resolve the same problem . This procedure allow you to pay the rent only after you will receive the keys,after you will see it, decide if you will stay in the apt or not( I will receive the payment after you'll check the apt).If you want to know more about how this deal can work please get back to me ASAP and I will send you the details step by step.
Let me know if you are interested because I really need to take care of this matter by the end of the next week."

I'm sad that I got my hopes up for it, however, I'm glad that I read this before proceeding. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I got the same type of email.

uses both

davisieae@hotmail.com
devisiea@hotmail.com

Hello,

This beautifully condo (2 bedrooms,2 bathrooms,1246 square footage) was my home for the last five years.Prime location in Arlington, VA situated directly above the Ballston Metro Stop.Access the orange line metro without ever leaving the building. There is never a shortage of taxis in the area. If you wish to drive, it is only five minutes to the heart of DC and Pennsylvania Avenue. Plenty of restaurant and bar options within walking distance to satisfy all appetites. The condo is fully furnished with all necessary amenities(exactly like in the pics),the unit is equipped with recessed lighting, central air and heat, the condo come with two parking spots,a storage unit where you can deposit my furniture (if you don't like it and you want use your furniture),there is also a linen closet, and most importantly, a new front loading stacked washer and drier.Pets allowed.
I've moved to United Kingdom with my job (i am a construction engineer) and decided to rent it because the rent is is very expensive here.The price is so low because I'm here and is very hard to find a tenant.I can rent you the condo for max. 6 years .I really want to find a good and responsible tenant for it, and I hope that you can send me some personal information about yourself.The rent of the condo for 1 month is $1200 including all utilities(water,electricity, Internet,cable, parking,air conditioning, fireplace, dishwasher, garbage) and I want to receive the money monthly in my bank account.You can move in the condo in the same day when you receive the keys. The only problem is that I`m the only person who has the keys and I have nobody in United States that could show you the condo.In order to check it,see if you like it(I'm sure that you'll love it),you need to receive the keys and the contract. Obviously we need a way to complete this deal in a safe and fast way for both.The solution is provided by a company called RENT (www.rent.com) which will handle the payment and delivery of the Keys .A friend of mine moved here from California and used the company to resolve the same problem . This procedure allow you to pay the rent only after you will receive the keys,after you will see it, decide if you will stay in the condo or not( I will receive the payment after you'll check the condo).If you want to know more about how this deal can work please get back to me ASAP and I will send you the details step by step.
Let me know if you are interested because I really need to take care of this matter by the end of the next week.


This is so lame.
What century do they think we are living in?

De jonna said...

Sad... Too good to be true... I got the same type of email after responding to an add about an apartment in Long Beach... Mine was from email address...sullmim@hotmail.com
it said:

Hi,
Thanks for taking the time to look at my property.My name is Miriam Sullivan,I'm 48 years old,I'm a construction engineer and I'm the owner of this condo.I lived in it for over 5 years,loved every day of it.It's located at :West Ocean Boulevard ,it has 2 bedrooms,2 bathrooms,1246 square footage, at few minutes distance to beach,close to stores, main road.The condo is fully furnished with all necessary amenities(exactly like in the pics),the unit is equipped with recessed lighting, central air and heat, the condo come with two parking spots,a storage unit where you can deposit my furniture (if you don't like it and you want use your furniture),there is also a linen closet, and most importantly, a new front loading stacked washer and drier............Pets allowed.I've moved to United Kingdom with my job and decided to rent it because the rent is very expensive here.The price is so low because I'm here and is very hard to find a tenant.I can rent you the condo for min 1 month max. 6 years .I really want to find a good and responsible tenant for it, and I hope that you can send me some personal information about yourself.The rent of the condo for 1 month is $1200 including all utilities(water,electricity, Internet,cable, parking,air conditioning, fireplace, dishwasher, garbage) and I want to receive the money monthly in my bank account.You can move in the condo in the same day when you receive the keys. The only problem is that I`m the only person who has the keys and I have nobody in United States that could show you the condo.In order to check it,see if you like it(I'm sure that you'll love it),you need to receive the keys and the contract. Obviously we need a way to complete this deal in a safe and fast way for both.The solution is provided by National Association of Realtors (www.realtor.com) which will handle the payment and delivery of the Keys. A friend of mine moved here from California and used the company to resolve the same problem . This procedure allow you to pay the rent only after you will receive the keys,after you will see it, decide if you will stay in the condo or not( I will receive the payment after you'll check the condo).Please click on the link bellow to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) website to see how we can complete the deal in a safe way, directly from the website of the company where the procedure is explained: http://www.realtor.com/Basics/AllAbout/Bookshelf/Escrow.asp
If you want to know more about how this deal can work please get back to me ASAP and I will send you the details step by step.
Let me know if you are interested because I really need to take care of this matter by the end of the next week.

Regards,
Miriam

the email also included pictures...the second email was:

Hi,
Thank you for your reply.
Before going further with anything I must tell you how this service works and what we need to do.
You have to deposit to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) service the first month of rent-$1200 and a
security deposit of $1200, so they can proceed with the shipping of the keys and the contract. Like I said, I will
pay for two days delivery so you'll receive the Keys and the contract signed by me right away. I will explain you
step by step how this service works:
1 - To start this transaction I need to know your full shipping information (full name and shipping address)
2 - I will go to the NAR Office in UK and leave the Keys and the contract on your name as the intended receiver.
3 - The NAR service will check the envelope to see if everything is OK with it and also the legal documents that
come along with the Keys.
4 - After they will check the documents, NAR will send you a delivery notification to let you know that they have the
Keys and the documents in their custody.
5 - At this point you'll have to go to a Western Union Office and make a money deposit on the NAR agent name for the
amount we agreed (the total amount you shall deposit is for the first month of rent plus the security deposit).
6 - After you'll make the deposit you'll have to send the info about the money deposit to NAR.
7 - NAR will verify the deposit information and if everything is in order they will deliver the Keys and the
contract to you.
8 - After you will receive the keys and the contract, you must check the condo, decide if you keep the condo or not.
If all is in order you'll sign the contract and NAR will release the money to me. If you don`t like the condo they
will return your money, and they will ship back to me the keys (you'll have 10 days to decide if you keep the condo
or not).I will pay NAR fees and you'll pay Western fees-for the Money Transfer.
So if you have $2,400 cash (the rent for 1 month-$1200 and the security deposit-$1200) and if you're ready for this
transaction tell me your full name and your shipping address and I'll start the official procedure, and NAR will
notify you about this matter. You'll also receive important guidelines plus instructions from them (please go
through them exactly)
So:
1. As soon as I get your info I will ship the keys and the contract.
2. NAR will check the contract and the keys and they will notify you about this matter(they will send you all the
instructions in order to complete the deal in a safe way for both)
3. You must send the money in the next 24 hours to the NAR agent.
4. After they will receive the payment, they will start delivery at your address (the shipping will not take more
then 2 days).
5. After you'll receive the keys, you'll have 10 days to decide if you keep the condo or not.
So if you're a serious person tell me your info and I'll start the process.
PS: When I start the process I must pay NAR fees and if you can't send the money in the next 24 hours,they will
cancel the shipping and I will loose the money paid for the transaction.

Best Regards

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this Blog! I got a very similar email - did a little checking and found your website. This "Miriam" used the email mamsul@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

And here's the latest iteration from Philadelphia.
******************************
Hi,

Thanks for taking the time to look at my property. My name is Miriam Sullivan, I'm 48 years old, I'm a construction
engineer and I'm the owner of this condo. I lived in it for over 5 years,loved every day of it. It's located at 1815
John F Kennedy Blvd, a location central to everything and is right across the Suburban Station(trains to suburbs, NJ
and airport direct). Getting to campus is very fast and easy - take the trolley from 19th and Market (1 block away)
and that goes right to Wharton in 5 mins. Walking distance to Rittenhouse Square and the Art Musuem area. The
condo(2 bedrooms,2 bathrooms,1246 square footage) is fully furnished with all necessary amenities(exactly like in
the pics), the unit is equipped with recessed lighting, central air and heat, it comes with two parking spots, a
storage unit where you can deposit my furniture (if you don't like it and you want use your furniture), there is
also a linen closet, and most importantly, a new front loading stacked washer and drier. Pets allowed. The kitchen
eating area is a large piece of granite that serves as counter space in the kitchen, and as the table in the Living
Room side. The counter seats 4 comfortably. The entertainment center is a beautiful credenza that is topped with a
brand new 55' High-Definition lcd tv. The stereo acts as the 5 speaker surround sound for the tv, the radio and cd
player. The stereo also is a dvd player and is capable of having an i pod plugged right into a usb port.The Master
Bedroom is large with high ceilings, has two windows, a walk-in closet and it has it's own bathroom. The room has a
large, very comfortable Cali-King bed. There are several dressers with an ample amount of drawers. The room also has
a desk with several drawers and a file cabinet.The bathroom has a large, tiled shower stall behind a glass door. The
vanity is covered with a beautiful piece of granite and between the vanity, shelves and medicine cabinet, there is
plenty of space for toiletries. The Guest Bedroom is actually larger than the Master. It has high ceilings, two
large closets and a dresser with two matching nightstands. I've moved to United Kingdom with my job and decided to
rent it because the rent is very expensive here.The price is so low because I'm here and is very hard to find a
tenant. I can rent you the condo for min 1 month max. 6 years(or more). I really want to find a good and responsible
tenant for it, and I hope that you can send me some personal information about yourself. The rent of the condo for 1
month is $1200 including all utilities(water,electricity, internet, cable, parking, air conditioning, fireplace,
dishwasher, garbage) and I want to receive the money monthly in my bank account.You can move in the condo in the
same day when you receive the keys. The only problem is that I`m the only person who has the keys and I have nobody
in The States that could show you the condo.In order to check it,see if you like it(I'm sure that you'll love
it),you need to receive the keys and the contract. Obviously we need a way to complete this deal in a safe and fast
way for both. The solution is provided by National Association of Realtors which will handle the payment and delivery of the keys. A friend of mine moved here from California and used the company to resolve the same problem. This procedure allow you to pay the rent only after you will receive the keys, after you will see it, decide if you will stay in the condo or not( I will receive thepayment afteryou'll check the condo). Please click on the link bellow to the National Association of Realtors (NAR)website to see how we can complete the deal in a safe way, directly from the website of the company where the procedure is explained:
http://www.realtor.com/Basics/AllAbout/Bookshelf/Escrow.asp
If you want to know more about how this deal can work please get back to me ASAP and I will send you the details
step by step.
Let me know if you are interested.

Regards,
Miriam

Anonymous said...

Another Jessica Spencer scam:

emails include:
Jessica S [patience_chelsea@yahoo.com]
jessica spencer [gentility100@gmail.com]

Almost had me. Thanks for the site.
Thanks for the prompt response to my mail..
I will be buying from you so please kindly withdraw the advert from C...LIST. Please be informed that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank as i just moved here from Aspen Hill Of Maryland on a job transfer...I will need the following details to mail the payment as soon as possible..
1.Name to be on the payment __________________2..Home address______________ City
____________State _____________ Zip Code________________3.Cell phone #______________________
I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you have your money
I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be delivered within 2-3? working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone # and will receive your calls via email **
Jessica

Anonymous said...

I got the exact message as the Jessica Spencer scam from a Frank Brown

Emails used:
brownf22@yahoo.com
bro1921@live.com

Thanks for the prompt response to my mail.
I will be buying from you so please kindly withdraw the advert from C..LIST.
Please be informed that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank
as i just moved here from Aspen Hill Of Maryland on a job transfer..I will
need the following details to mail the payment as soon as possible..
1.Name to be on the payment __________________2.Home address______________
City
____________State _____________ Zip Code________________3.Cell phone
#______________________
I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you have your money
I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be delivered
within 2-3? working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone # and will
receive your calls via email **
Frank Brown