I just received a response to one of my apartment listing emails. Perfect timing to go with the blog of a couple of hours ago. I really only asked for a viewing to just see which scammer this one was.
Read it and enjoy. Everything down to the questions was one big paragraph. I put breaks in so it is easier to read. Just how stupid do they think we are?
Re: $1000 / 3br - 1100ft² - 3BR/1BA Apartment,1515 Sunnyvale Ave, Walnut Creek, CA (walnut creek)
!!!!It is a great pleasure that you are interested in my apartment... Thanks for your email and it is my gladness hearing from you. we are the owner of the apartment you are making inquiry of.I am looking for responsible tenants that he/she is going to take care of the apartment as if it were your own and he/she will be willing to make the Property clean as we left it. Actually I resided in the apartment with my family,such as my wife and my only daughter before and presently we had packed due to my transfer from my working place and now situated in the (West Africa Nigeria)and won't be coming to the apartment until Five years now and that means we are renting the Property for long term and short term lease is also acceptable. and presently my apartment is still available for rent for $1000 including the utilities like Heat, A/C in wall/window, Hydro, cable, Garbage Disposal, Fireplace , Fridge,stove, Dishwasher, Dryer, Breakfast Bar, Dining Table and Sofa Set,Refrigerator,Canopied deck overlooking nature.,internet access e..t.c .,
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I hope you will promise me to take very good care of the apartment.. The apartment is very big and nice and it is in a nice area I have received many proposals today for my property.So i hope you will promise us that you will take very good care of the apartment. So get back to me if you know you could take care of our apartment or perhaps experience you have in renting apartment.Hope you are okay with the price of $1000 per month .
RENTAL FEE: $1000 /MONTH, UTILITIES INCLUSIVE
PLEASE NOTE: You would not be able to see the inside of the apartment because the keys and documents of the apartment are with me here in Nigeria, you can only go by and view it from the exterior/surroundings, i would have really love to handle the keys and docs to someone in the state like relatives/friends but i don't have anybody there right now and i could have handle it to an agent to deal with with prospective tenant in person but he might want to handle the property professionally and the tenant might not want to reason along with the agent at the end and i wouldn't like such to happen to my tenant so i have to bring the necessary keys/docs along with me to Nigeria and i will be available dealing with my interested occupant who is ready to rent this place. The house It's located in a convenient, conducive, safe and great location. It's a place to call a home, I PROMISE...
PROPERTY FEATURES :
Heating features: Central, Electric Source
Status: Active & Available Now
Please if you are ready now to occupy the house kindly provide the rental information below for record purpose.
(RENTAL APPLICATION FORM)
(PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL)
(1)Your Full Name?
(2)Your Present Full Address?
(3)Contact Phone Number to Reach You:
(7)Date Of Birth:
(8)Do you have a pet?
(9)Do you have a car?
(11)What do you do for a living?
(12)Short or Long Term lease:
(13)How many people will be living in the house?
(14)Your Move In Date?
(15)Your Move Out Date?
(16)Pictures of Occupant: Optional
(17)Copy of Photo ID: Optional
If you are interested in this rent, you can fill out the rental application form above and get back to me with all your details so that i can have it in file in-case of issuing the receipt in your name and contacting you. Please am doing this based on trust and again i want you to stick to your words, i am putting everything into Gods hand, please do not let me down on this property of mine and God bless you more as you do this...
Looking forward to read from you