so Scam or not?

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  1. watcha

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    looking for an apartment, contacted a person on kiijiji
    here is what I got back.

    Hello and thanks for writing in regards to my posting, well i have to bring to your notice that i have purposely removed this posting from the site due to high level of emails so i have selected your email to write you back to know if you are still interested in this rent. Please find below the details about the apartment:

    321 Regent St, Fredericton, NB, E3B

    Marvelous unfurnished 2bedroom in Spacious and lovely 2bedroom with 2bath in an Unfurnished apartment, Utilities are included and Pets are allowed. Kitchen completely equipped with, Kettle - Toaster - Dishwasher - Freezer - Microwave - Oven - Dryer - Heat - Water - Washing Machine and Electric.

    Urgent and well behaved tenant is needed for immediate move in as this is said to be the best vancancy in town, FREE parking and FREE laundry onsite and pets are permitted in the building. I will like you to drive by to the building at your convenient time to view the exterior of the building for you to know where the apartment is located and get back to me with your final decision after viewing the exterior features and let me know if you wish to proceed further so that I can forward you the full interior pictures for you to have an idea how beautiful and spacious the inside looks and we can proceed to the application process.

    Please write back for address and full description of the place. I can also be reached on 330 899 4923.

    NB - I AM NOT AROUND TO SHOW YOU THIS PLACE IN PERSON SO IF THIS IS NOT OKAY BY YOU PLEASE DONT REPLY. I look forward to hearing from you.
    Regards.

    I responded with simply "if I want to look at the place how do I?"

    he sent back:
    Hi there, its really nice to hear back from you. So incase you are willing to proceed with the rental. The building is in a great location situated in the quiet and safe area and offers secure access. Internet, Cable, Laundry in-suite, Storage facilities, heat, water are included in the rent. Attached are the interior pictures for you to have an idea how beautiful and spacious the inside looks.So get back to me with your final decision and let me know If you are ready to proceed with the rental so that i can forward the rental application form to you to fill. Also the lease is available for either long or short term it depends on how long you wish to stay in the place. I can also be reached on 330 899 4923.

    NB - I have attached the pictures for you to see because i wont be able to show you the apartment in person anytime soon, and also there is no agent/friends i can trust with the key because the last time i did they messed up the place and that cost me much to set it up again so let me know when you are willing to proceed with the application form so that we can proceed from there. And pets are also welcomed in the apartment.

    I look forward to hearing from you.


    Regards.

    And included some REALLY spectacular pics of "a place"

    I'm thinking it's a scam and on teh application will have "banking information" section where he'll just take all my cash and never give me an apartment...lol
     
  2. Cheddar

    Red is the New Green

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    Dude,


    Dude
     
  3. CyberCX

    GIGGITY, GIGGITY, GIGGITY

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    Have you driven by the building to check it out? Is it a multi unit building? If so, did you ask other tenants about their dealings with this guy? If he can't find the time to show you the place, how does he plan to give you the keys?

    Kijiji never ceases to amaze me. You've got to give him credit for his creativity.
     
  4. CyberCX

    GIGGITY, GIGGITY, GIGGITY

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    I wonder what the scammer to honest ad ratio is on Kijiji?
     
  5. Cheddar

    Red is the New Green

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    Might as well have some fun with it. Call him, ask for references. Ask him if its electric or oil, then when he responds oil, ask where there is no oil tank, or if he says electric ask why there is an oil tank.
    Have fun with it. Tell him you are really interested and just fish him along.
     
  6. bnguitarman

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    I had a similar quirky response for an apartment ad back in the summer:

    My name is Vito the owner of the apartment you are making enquiry of.Actually I resided in the apartment with my family,such as my wife and my only daugther. We are both on a Christian Mission (Crusade) to North carolina here in united state and we have decided to rent out our Apartment for charity purpose ,My wife and I have now decided to give it out,so for now the apartment is available
    for rent. Its a spacious and lovely
    apartment, Utilities are included and Pets are
    allowed. Kitchen completely equipped, Kettle -
    Toaster - Dishwasher - Freezer - Microwave - Oven -
    Dryer - Heat - Water - Washing Machine. Please I
    want you to note that I am a kind and honest man and
    also I spent a lot on my property that I want to
    give you for rent, so I will solicitfor your
    absolute maintenance of the apartment and I would
    want you to treat it as your own, I would like you
    to keep it tidy all the time I also want you to let
    me have trust in you as I always stand on my
    word.
    the rental fees is $800 per month including
    utilities for the whole of the apartment and the
    damage and security deposit is $500.00. (one time payment and refundable) I can
    rent the apartment to you either long term or short
    term. I would like you to go and view the exterior and the area to see its a nice area and lovely building
    I await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the
    document and the keys of the apartment to you,please we are
    giving you all this base on trust and again i will
    want you to stick to your words,you know that we do
    not see yet and only putting everything into Gods
    hand ,so please do not let us down in this our property and God bless you
    more as you do this.and let me know if you are interested
    so i can email you the Application form Today

    Mr Vito

    Figured it was hokey too
     
  7. cohiba

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    Kettle :lol: come on!

    Have you tried the number?
     
  8. watcha

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    nope, don't feel like talking to someone that can't speak english.
     
  9. Mark

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    100% sign the lease today

    dont be a pussy seems legit
     
  10. watcha

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    so just received an emial again from him
    wants me to send him money then he'll send me the keys in the mail......
    shit this seems 100% legit now!!
    ok so where can I get a fake money order?
    lol
     
  11. Cheddar

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    Dude you gotta work it before you get to that point.
     
  12. watcha

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    oh I am
    ;-)
    responded that I'm a deaf mute and he needs to email me...lol
     
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  13. Kaylahaha

    It's all good.

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  14. Bean

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    hahhaa
    I can't wait to hear that response.
     
  15. DUKE

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    send him some monopoly money and a picture of your dick.
     
  16. Hiltzy

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    seriously....that email even sounds like it was written by a Nigerian
     
  17. hank

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    I have a beautifule aparmtnet to rent too as well. I am out of the country at the moment but if you send me a western union money transfer I will send you the keys tomorrow. Feel free to take a drive pasted the building but do not go into the building or ring the superintendent (:hsugh:)

    Please send me money.



































    PS. Send the money.
     

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