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Known Rental Scammer – adepoju02@gmail.com

December 6, 2008 at 8:16 pm | Posted in Known Rental Scammers | 93 Comments
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Name: adepoju micheal

Email: adepoju02@gmail.com

Content:

As regards the rent and deposit required to be paid by me in order to
secure this rental prior to our arrival,i will need you to provide me
with your full name in which the check will be issued and your
complete physical contact address to which it will be sent to by my
financier,as soon as you provide these,i will forward it to my
financier with an instruction to issue and send you the check.Please i
need you to also reconfirm the total move in costs,that is the rent
and deposit to be paid.Also due to the furniture that will bedeliver
to the house i will need you to provide the measurement of the living
roon,dinnig roon and the bedroom too.

I will look forward to your e mail with the required information.

Due regards from me and my family,we are loooking forward to meeting you soon.

DR..MICHEAL

(NORTHWICK PARK & ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL,
17 WATFORD ROAD,HARROW,MIDDLESEX,
LONDON HA1 3UJ.
Phone: +44 702 408 2454
..to protect human health and the environment.

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  1. received first email after advertising on “the craigslist”
    ***
    On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 6:04 AM, adepoju micheal wrote:
    >
    >> —

    >> Hello,
    >>
    >> I saw your apartment advertised on the craigslist and i want
    >> to rent it,please is it still available.I will be signing a year
    >> lease for this unit and will be staying with my wife and daughter.
    >> Dr.MICHAEL
    *** (notice he spelled his name differently in the email than it is spelled in the address)

    suspecting a scam, replied with a short: “it is still available”

    ***
    On Sat, Dec 6, 2008 at 7:34 AM, adepoju micheal wrote:
    As regards the rent and deposit required to be paid by me in order to
    secure this rental prior to our arrival,i will need you to provide me
    with your full name in which the check will be issued and your
    complete physical contact address to which it will be sent to by my
    financier,as soon as you provide these,i will forward it to my
    financier with an instruction to issue and send you the check.Please i
    need you to also reconfirm the total move in costs,that is the rent
    and deposit to be paid.Also due to the furniture that will bedeliver
    to the house i will need you to provide the measurement of the living
    roon,dinnig roon and the bedroom too.

    I will look forward to your e mail with the required information.

    Due regards from me and my family,we are loooking forward to meeting you soon.

    DR..MICHEAL

    (NORTHWICK PARK & ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL,
    17 WATFORD ROAD,HARROW,MIDDLESEX,
    LONDON HA1 3UJ.
    Phone: +44 702 408 2454
    ..to protect human health and the environment

    • Is there anything we could do to put these people behind bars?

      Here it goes what I got:

      From: Cole Morgan
      Subject: Reply asap
      Date: Monday, November 16, 2009, 7:38 PM

      Thanks for your mail,Yes i appreciate your wanting to help us in oursituation.I am a chemist by profession and i am currently working with NORTH WICK PARK &ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL,17WATFORD ROAD,HARROW,MIDDLESEX, LONDON . I will be in the states for the next one year with my wife and nine year old daughter and during my stay i will be working with the United States Envir onmental Protection Agency on a private research work….We have a financier that is based in the states and he will be handling the rent deposit payment on our behalf,we will instruct him to send you the check for this as soon as you give us the go ahead to make payment to you.

      Due to the limited time that we have before our arrival,we are making arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with furniture,so we will need you to provide us with the measurements of the living room and bedroom so that we can send it to the furniture company so that they can supply the unit with furniture that will fit in well. As regards the lease agreement,i want you to send it to me for my review,i will eventually have it filled and signed on my arrival in your place as i am of the opinion that such documents are best filled and signed physically.We can start the lease by the 17th of November and we will be doing a one year lease although we will not be arriving until ending of November ….or even before then…You can prepare the lease in my name Dr.Cole Morgan and my wife’s name Mrs.Melissa Morgan.Please call my cell phone +447035933543 Let us know how to move ahead as we intend to complete this deal before we move in by the end of the month,we will let you know the exact date as soon as we get a booking on aflight to the states.

      As regards the rent and deposit required to be paid by me in order to secure this rental prior to our arrival,i will need you to provide me with your full name in which the check will be issued and your complete physical contact address to which it will be sent to by my financier,as soon as you provide these, i will forward it to my financier with an instruction to issue and send you the check.Please i need you to also reconfirm the total move in costs,that is the rent and deposit to be paid..
      I will look forward to your e mail with the required information.
      Thank you,

      Dr.Cole Morgan

      • I just exactly the same Dr. Phillippe. I gave him my home address and name. Is there any one know what will be happen to me?

        Thanks for your mail ,Yes i appreciate your wanting to help us in our situation.I am a chemist by profession and i am currently working with NORTH WICKPARK&ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL, 17 WATFORD ROAD , HARROW ,MIDDLESEX, LONDON I will be in the states for the next one year with my wife and nine year daughter and during my stay i will be working with the United States Environmental Protection Agency on a private research work.We have a financier that is based in the states and he will be handling the rent deposit payment on our behalf,we will instruct him to send you the check for this as soon as you give us the go ahead to make payment to you.

        Due to the limited time that we have before our arrival,we are making arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with furniture,so we will need you to provide us with the measurements of the living room and bedroom so that we can send it to the furniture company so that they can supply the unit with furniture that will fit in well. As regards the lease agreement,i want you to send it to me for my review,i will eventually have it filled and signed on my arrival in your place as i am of the opinion that such documents are best filled and signed physically..We can start the lease by 11th of March and we will be doing a one year lease although we will not be arriving until 25th of March .You can prepare the lease in my name Dr..Philippe Jean and my wife’s name Mrs….Rose Jean…Please call my cell phone +447024024614

        As regards the rent and deposit required to be paid by me in order to secure this rental prior to our arrival,i will need you to provide me with your full name in which the check will be issued and your complete physical home address not P.O BOX to which it will be sent to by my financier,as soon as you provide these,i will forward it to my financier with an instruction to issue and send you the check….Please i need you to also reconfirm the total move in costs,that is the rent and deposit to be paid. I will look forward to your email with the required information..

        Thank You

        Dr.Philip

  2. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING THIS SCAM!!!!

    Thanks for your mail,Yes i appreciate your wanting to help us in oursituation.I am a chemist by profession and i am currently working with NORTH WICK PARK &ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL,17WATFORD ROAD,HARROW,MIDDLESEX, LONDON . I will be in the states for the next one year with my wife and nine year old daughter and during my stay i will be working with the United States Envir onmental Protection Agency on a private research work…We have a financier that is based in the states and he will be handling the rent deposit payment on our behalf,we will instruct him to send you the check for this as soon as yougive us the go ahead to make payment to you.

    Due to the limited time that we have before our arrival,we are making arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with furniture,so we will need you to provide us with the measurements of the living room and bedroom so that we can send it to the furniture company 0so that they can supply the unit with furniture that will fit in well. As regards the lease agreement,i want you to send it to me for my review,i will eventually have it filled and signed on my arrival in your place as i am of the opinion that such documents are best filled and signed physically.We can start the lease by the 15th of Jan and we will be doing a one year lease although we will not be arriving until Ending of Jan.or even before then.You can prepare the lease in my name Dr.Cole Morgan and my wife’s name Mrs.Melissa Morgan.Please call my cell phone +447035933543 Let us know how to move ahead as we intend to complete this deal before we move in by the end of the month,we will let you know the exact date as soon as we get a booking on aflight to the states.

    Dr..Morgan

  3. I got same Dr. Morgan with 2 emails

    **************8
    Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2009 02:28:32 -0800
    From: mike.morgan23@yahoo.com
    Subject: 2br – QUITE AND ACCESSIBLE NEIGHBORHOOD

    Good Day,

    I saw your apartment advertised on a classified advert on the craigslist.com and i want to rent it for my family,please let me know if it is still available for rent and the modalities for renting it.I will be arriving by this Jan with my wife and my nine years old daugther and i will be signing 1 year lease for this unit.We intend to move in by Ending of Jan.Are you the owner of the apartment?I will need you to provide with the following information below

    1- Security deposit fee ?
    2- Monthly rent fees ?
    3- Electricity and Utilities if applicable ?
    4- Total cost of rent and deposit fee?
    5-what percentage is your brooker fee?

    I will await a quick response to my inquiry via email.
    Thank you and God bless.
    Dr.Morgan

    Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 01:09:14 -0800
    From: mike.morgan23@yahoo.com
    Subject: Reply asap

    Thanks for your mail,Yes i appreciate your wanting to help us in oursituation.I am a chemist by profession and i am currently working with NORTH WICKPARK&ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL,17 WATFORD ROAD,HARROW,MIDDLESEX, LONDON I will be in the states for the next one year with my wife and nine year daughter and during my stay i will be working with the United States Environmental Protection Agency on a private research work.We have a financier that is based in the states and he will be handling the rent deposit payment on our behalf,we will instruct him to send you the check for this as soon as you give us the go ahead to make payment to you.

    Due to the limited time that we have before our arrival,we are making arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with furniture,so we will need you to provide us with the measurements of the living room and bedroom so that we can send it to the furniture company so that they can supply the unit with furniture that will fit in well. As regards the lease agreement,i want you to send it to me for my review,i will eventually have it filled and signed on my arrival in your place as i am of the opinion that such documents are best filled and signed physically.We can start the lease by 16th of Jan and we will be doing a one year lease although we will not be until ending of Jan.or even before then.You can prepare the lease in my name Dr.Mike Morgan and my wife’s name Mrs.Melissa Morgan.Please call my cell phone +447035928245

    Let us know how to move ahead as we intend to complete this deal before we move in by the end of the month,we will let you know the exact date as soon as we get a booking on flight to the states.
    Dr.Morgan

    • i got the same DR. Morgan for the last week trying to rent my house- good thing i checked and found that this man has done this many times. we went as for as where i was going to take my add off- so I am not sure why he does this? here is what he wrote:
      Thanks for your mail,Yes i appreciate your wanting to help us in our situation.I am a chemist by profession and i am currently working with NORTH WICKPARK&ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL,17 WATFORD ROAD,HARROW,MIDDLESEX, LONDON I will be in the states for the next one year with my wife and nine year daughter and during my stay i will be working with the United States Environmental Protection Agency on a private research work.We have a financier that is based in the states and he will be handling the rent deposit payment on our behalf,we will instruct him to send you the check for this as soon as you give us the go ahead to make payment to you.

      Due to the limited time that we have before our arrival,we are making arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with furniture,so we will need you to provide us with the measurements of the living room and bedroom so that we can send it to the furniture company so that they can supply the unit with furniture that will fit in well. As regards the lease agreement,i want you to send it to me for my review,i will eventually have it filled and signed on my arrival in your place as i am of the opinion that such documents are best filled and signed physically..We can start the lease by 29th of July and we will be doing a one year lease although we will not be arriving until august mention ….or even before then.You can prepare the lease in my name Dr…Mike Morgan and my wife’s name Mrs….Melissa Morgan.Please call my cell phone +447031991767

      As regards the rent and deposit required to be paid by me in order to secure this rental prior to our arrival,i will need you to provide me with your full name in which the check will be issued and your complete physical contact address to which it will be sent to by my financier,as soon as you provide these,i will forward it to my financier with an instruction to issue and send you the check.Please i need you to also reconfirm the total move in costs,that is the rent and deposit to be paid.

      I will look forward to your email with the required information.
      Thank you,
      Dr.Morgan

  4. This guy did the same thing to me. He has sent me two emails and I saw this by googling his place of employment. Thanks so much for the post, otherwise, I probably would have given this phony my contact information. Is this an attempt to steel identity as he is trying to send money to meus?

    e morgan

    dateThu, Jan 15, 2009 at 5:23 AM
    subject$1200 / 2br – 2 BR Condo Available for rent (West Ashley)
    mailed-byyahoo.com
    signed-byyahoo.com

    hide details Jan 15 (2 days ago) Reply

    Good Day,

    I saw your apartment advertised on a classified advert on the craigslist.com and i want to rent it for my family,please let me know if it is still available for rent and the modalities for renting it.I will be arriving by jan ending with my wife and my nine years old daugther and i will be signing 1 year lease for this unit.We intend to move in early Fed.Are you the owner of the apartment?I will need you to provide with the following information below

    1- Security deposit fee ?
    2- Monthly rent fees ?
    3- Electricity and Utilities if applicable ?
    4- Total cost of rent and deposit fee?
    5-what percentage is your brooker fee?

    I will await a quick response to my inquiry via email.
    Thank you and God bless.
    Dr.Morgan

    frommike morgan
    reply-tomike.morgan23@yahoo.com

    dateFri, Jan 16, 2009 at 6:03 AM
    subjectReply asap
    mailed-byyahoo.com

    Thanks for your mail,Yes i appreciate your wanting to help us in oursituation.I am a chemist by profession and i am currently working with NORTH WICKPARK&ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL,17 WATFORD ROAD,HARROW,MIDDLESEX, LONDON I will be in the states for the next one year with my wife and nine year daughter and during my stay i will be working with the United States Environmental Protection Agency on a private research work.We have a financier that is based in the states and he will be handling the rent deposit payment on our behalf,we will instruct him to send you the check for this as soon as you give us the go ahead to make payment to you.

    Due to the limited time that we have before our arrival,we are making arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with furniture,so we will need you to provide us with the measurements of the living room and bedroom so that we can send it to the furniture company so that they can supply the unit with furniture that will fit in well. As regards the lease agreement,i want you to send it to me for my review,i will eventually have it filled and signed on my arrival in your place as i am of the opinion that such documents are best filled and signed physically.We can start the lease by 16th of Jan and we will be doing a one year lease although we will not be arriving until feb .or even before then.You can prepare the lease in my name Dr.Mike Morgan and my wife’s name Mrs.Melissa Morgan.Please call my cell phone +447035928245

    Let us know how to move ahead as we intend to complete this deal before we move in by the end of the month,we will let you know the exact date as soon as we get a booking on flight to the states.
    Dr.Morgan

  5. He has changed his name to Jim Lewis jmlewis153@gmail.com – Same Scam

    Thanks for your mail,Yes i appreciate your wanting to help us in
    > oursituation.I am a chemist by profession and i am currently working
    > with NORTHWICK PARK &ST.BEN’S
    > HOSPITAL,17WATFORDROAD,HARROW,MIDDLESEX,LONDON. I will be in the
    > states for the next one year with my wife and 7 years old son and
    > during my stay i will be working with the United States Environmental
    > Protection Agency on a private research work.We have a association
    > that is based in the states and he will be handling the rent deposit
    > payment on our behalf,we will instruct him to send you the check for
    > this as soon as yougive us the go ahead to make payment to you.
    >
    > Due to the limited time that we have before our arrival,we are
    > making arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with
    > furniture,so we will need you to provide us with the measurements of
    > the living room and bedroom so that we can send it to the furniture
    > company so that they can supply the unit with furniture that will fit
    > in well. As regards the lease agreement,i want you to send it to me
    > for my review,i will eventually have it filled and signed on my
    > arrival in your place as i am of the opinion that such documents are
    > best filled and signed physically.We can start the lease by the 18th
    > of this month and we will be doing a one year lease although we will
    > not be arriving until ending of jan or even before then.You can
    > prepare the lease in my name Dr.Jim Lewis and my wife’s
    > nameMrs.melissa Lewis.Please call my cell phone +44 7035963541
    >
    > As regards the rent and deposite i will like to make that fast so i
    > will like you to get back to me with you full information exmple full
    > name,full address,contact number that you can be reached at any time,i
    > will like you to get back to me with the real measurement of the
    > apartment so that i can forward that to the company that will company
    > that will come and deliver the furniture to the apartment.
    >
    >
    > Let us know how to move ahead as we intend to complete this deal
    > before we move in by the end of the month,we will let you know the
    > exact date as soon as we get a booking on aflight to the states.
    > Jim Lewis
    >

  6. jmlewis153@gmail.com

  7. Got the same emails off an ad I had on Craigslist for a rental apt. Here’s the text of emails. Emailed him back (before I googled the number), got a response, then I emailed and asked for proof of employment/etc and never heard back. Here are the emails:
    Good day,

    I saw your apartment advertised on a classified advert on the craigslist and i want to rent it for my family,please let me know if it is still available for rent and the modalities for renting it.I will be signing 1 year lease for this unit and we will be arriving by 11th of feb.with my wife and my Daughter.Are you the owner of the apartment? I will need you to provide with the following information below

    1- Security deposit fee ?
    2- Monthly rent fees ?
    3- Electricity and Utilities if applicable ?
    4- Total cost of rent and deposit fee?

    I will await a quick response to my inquiry via email.Thank you and God bless..

    Dr james nolan

    2nd Email

    Thanks for your mail,Yes i appreciate your wanting to help us in oursituation.I am a chemist by profession and i am currently working with NORTH WICK PARK
    &ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL,17WATFORD ROAD,HARROW,MIDDLESEX, LONDON . I will be in the states for the next one month with my wife and nine year old daughter
    and during my stay i will be working with the United States Envir onmental Protection Agency on a private research work…We have a financier that is based in the
    states and he will be handling the rent deposit payment on our behalf,we will instruct him to send you the check for this as soon as yougive us the go ahead to make
    payment to you.

    Due to the limited time that we have before our arrival,we are making arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with furniture,so we will need you
    to provide us with the measurements of the living room and bedroom so that we can send it to the furniture company so that they can supply the unit with furniture
    that will fit in well. As regards the lease agreement,i want you to send it to me for my review,i will eventually have it filled and signed on my arrival in your place as i am
    of the opinion that such documents are best filled and signed physically.We can start the lease by the 22th of feb. and we will be doing a one year lease although we will
    not be arriving until ending of feb.or even before then.You can prepare the lease in my name Dr.James Nolan and my wife’s name Mrs.Lynda Nolan.Please call my
    cell phone +447035933543 Let us know how to move ahead as we intend to complete this deal before we move in by the end of the month,we will let you know the exact
    date as soon as we get a booking on aflight to the states.

    Dr. James Nolan

  8. GOT THIS EXACT THE SAME EMAIL… THANK YOU FOR YOUR WEBSITE FOR LETTING US KNOW THAT IT IS A SCAM
    Name: adepoju micheal

    Email: adepoju02@gmail.com

    Content:

    As regards the rent and deposit required to be paid by me in order to
    secure this rental prior to our arrival,i will need you to provide me
    with your full name in which the check will be issued and your
    complete physical contact address to which it will be sent to by my
    financier,as soon as you provide these,i will forward it to my
    financier with an instruction to issue and send you the check.Please i
    need you to also reconfirm the total move in costs,that is the rent
    and deposit to be paid.Also due to the furniture that will bedeliver
    to the house i will need you to provide the measurement of the living
    roon,dinnig roon and the bedroom too.

    I will look forward to your e mail with the required information.

    Due regards from me and my family,we are loooking forward to meeting you soon.

    DR..MICHEAL

    (NORTHWICK PARK & ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL,
    17 WATFORD ROAD,HARROW,MIDDLESEX,
    LONDON HA1 3UJ.
    Phone: +44 702 408 2454
    ..to protect human health and the environment.

  9. I got the same Dr. Mike Morgan variety. It’s amazing how much of the text they copy and paste. It was virtually the same email as listed above with the same questions. I wanted to help this guy out and help him get settled with his moving. However, I sent an application and rental criteria to be filled out. I got suspicious when he replied that he agreed with the terms of the lease and wanted my contact info to “send me a deposit.” If he was truly a Doctor, he should have been able to read the document and know that it wasn’t a lease agreement. It really bothers me that they mention God in these scams. I believe God will judge them one day for their sins. They may not get caught while living, but they will eventually pay for the harm they are causing to people.

  10. Thanks for posting this fraud on the internet. I knew it sounded fishey when I first read it.

  11. Yes, “dr cole morgan” is busy! Amazing that he gets away with the same scam for months. He must make it work with some trusting folks out there. Another site indicates that he has make this scam work with some people.

    Can’t be too careful!

  12. Got this email today, lucky I googled his name or else I might have fallen for this scam!

    fm: dr.colemorgan43@yahoo.com

    Thanks for your mail,Yes i appreciate your wanting to help us in oursituation.I am a chemist by profession and i am currently working with NORTH WICK PARK &ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL,17WATFORD ROAD,HARROW,MIDDLESEX, LONDON . I will be in the states for the next one year with my wife and nine year old daughter and during my stay i will be working with the United States Envir onmental Protection Agency on a private research work…We have a financier that is based in the states and he will be handling the rent deposit payment on our behalf,we will instruct him to send you the check for this as soon as yougive us the go ahead to make payment to you.

    Due to the limited time that we have before our arrival,we are making arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with furniture,so we will need you to provide us with the measurements of the living room and bedroom so that we can send it to the furniture company so that they can supply the unit with furniture that will fit in well. As regards the lease agreement,i want you to send it to me for my review,i will eventually have it filled and signed on my arrival in your place as i am of the opinion that such documents are best filled and signed physically.We can start the lease by the 5th of April and we will be doing a one year lease although we will not be arriving until ending of April..or even before then.You can prepare the lease in my name Dr.Cole Morgan and my wife’s name Mrs.Melissa Morgan.Please call my cell phone +447031924227 Let us know how to move ahead as we intend to complete this deal before we move in by the end of the
    month,we will let you know the exact date as soon as we get a booking on aflight to the states.

    Dr.Morgan

  13. ****THIS IS A SCAM****. I GOT A SIMILAR EMAIL. DO NOT DO IT.

    ——————–
    hanks for your mail,Yes i appreciate your wanting to help us in oursituation.I am a chemist by profession and i am currently working with NORTH WICK PARK &ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL,17WATFORD ROAD,HARROW,MIDDLESEX, LONDON . I will be in the states for the next one year with my wife and nine year old daughter and during my stay i will be working with the United States Envir onmental Protection Agency on a private research work…We have a financier that is based in the states and he will be handling the rent deposit payment on our behalf,we will instruct him to send you the check for this as soon as yougive us the go ahead to make payment to you.

    Due to the limited time that we have before our arrival,we are making arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with furniture,so we will need you to provide us with the measurements of the living room and bedroom so that we can send it to the furniture company so that they can supply the unit with furniture that will fit in well. As regards the lease agreement,i want you to send it to me for my review,i will eventually have it filled and signed on my arrival in your place as i am of the opinion that such documents are best filled and signed physically.We can start the lease by the 6th of April and we will be doing a one year lease although we will not be arriving until ending of April.or even before then.You can prepare the lease in my name Dr.Cole Morgan and my wife’s name Mrs.Melissa Morgan.Please call my cell phone +447031924227 Let us know how to move ahead as we intend to complete this deal before we move in by the end of the
    month,we will let you know the exact date as soon as we get a booking on aflight to the states.

    Dr.Morgan

  14. Okay. I fell for it and sent this guy a lease for his review and gave him our address for payment to be mailed. That is all the information he has. I am not sure what I should do to protect myself (considering the information I have given him) at this point.

    He has a name and an address and a lease with our rental home address. That’s basically it. Anyone know what I should do?

    • Same here, did he do anything further? I am a little worried about what he’ll do with our address and such.

  15. Yes. My have fell for this guy just like him. I gave him our address and payment. We just made a police report about this guy and our family is hoping to get him. I know I’m not old enough this but i just wanted to help my dad catch this guy. I’m only 15 and I just don’t want other people to fall for this guy like my family did. So if you please could help us do this it would help.

    DO NOT USE “CRAIGSLIST” TO RENT APARTMENTS!
    THAT IS WHAT THIS “MORGAN” GUY USES.

    Thank You,
    Mark John

    • He did the same thing to us. I sent him the address and a lease agreement. What should we do?

  16. And now there was a new one, advertising a ‘cool’ apartment on near Eglington Ave near Yonge:

    From: Meve Sean [mailto:meve_sean011@yahoo.com]

    Subject: Well Furnished One Bedroom Apartment In A Very Cool Area

    Hello ,

    Oh you are very lucky to be the first tenant that apply for this property.The reason why i am renting the apartment out is due to some family reason because i am married to a British lady with 2 kids and the agreement between i and my wife when we first meet at USA 1996 Olympics was that after spending some years in my country, we will then relocate down to her own country to spend the rest of our lives together with our kids,but this is a promise i must fulfill that is why i relocated to UK with my family 4 months ago ..Now i am looking for a very nice,clean tenant to look after my property.yes the apartment is well furnished with full utilities like fridge,dyer etc.I want to know if you can take good care of the place very well? I will send the application to you once I read from you. How many people are moving in and what are your names ? How long do you want to stay there ?

    Here is my Number #:+447045741378

    Thanks,
    Meve.

  17. I was glad to find you! Now I have someone to share the fun with. I am definitely in the mood for cyber justice. EXPOSE!

    Thanks for your mail ,Yes i appreciate your wanting to help us in oursituation.I am a chemist by profession and i am currently working
    with NORTHWICK PARK & ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL,17 WATFORD ROAD,HARROW,MIDDLESEX,LONDON.
    I will be in the states for the next one year with my wife and nine year old daughter and during my stay i will be working with the United States Environmental Protection Agency on a private research work.We have a financier that is based in the states and he will be handling the rent deposit payment on our behalf,we will instruct him to send you the check for this as soon as yougive us the go ahead to make payment to you.Due to the limited time that we have before our arrival,we are making arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with furniture,so we will need you to provide us with the measurements of the living room and bedroom so that we can send it to the furniture company so that they can supply the unit with furniture that will fit
    in well.As regards the lease agreement,i want you to send it to me for my review,i will eventually have it filled and signed on my arrival in your place as i am of the opinion that such documents are best filled and signed physically.We can start the lease by the 1ST of May and we will be doing a one year lease although we will not be arriving until the end of May.You can prepare the lease in my name Dr.Patric Wallace and my wife’s name Mrs.Katherine Wallace.Please call my cell phone +44 703 191 9854Let us know how to move ahead as we intend to complete this deal before we move in by the end of the month,we will let you know the exact date as soon as we get a booking on a flight to the states.
    Thanks and God Bless.

  18. Does anyone know what to do to get this guy?

  19. Hello,

    I come across your house for rent advertised on the internet and i am interested in renting it,please let me know if it is still available.I will be signing one year lease for this unit and will be staying with my wife and daughter,and will be willing to offer you 2 months rent plus the security deposit in order to secure this unit prior to our arrival.Could you be kind enough to let me know what the electricity/utility cost would be?as i will really need to have this unit to myself.

    You can send me the lease application,to enable be review it ahead of time. i would eventually have it signed physically when i arrive in person.

    Please do get back to me in time because i will really appreciate a quick response.

    Regards

    Dr.Cole Morgan

    I received this guy email and send him a rental application. He asked me for personal information and address where he can send a 2 month rent and security deposit. I wrote him that he needs to fill out a rental application and I need to check his credit score in order to proceed with the lease. He wrote me back by telling me where he can send a check.I had a feeling that I’m going to nowhere with this guy and I got tired of reading his nonsence. I wrote him that the house is rented out.I had no clue that he is doing it to so many people and some have fallen for his story.

  20. THANK YOU for posting this scam. I just received the exact same emails after posting on craigslist in Denver.

  21. Thank you for posting this scam. I got exact the same emails from this Dr. Morgan!

  22. He tried to strike again in Pittsburg/Antioch CA June 12th. I just happened to think it was too good to be true and googled the name and this site and info popped up Thank you All!

    K

  23. This scammer is still at it …

    2009.06.13
    //
    Hello,

    I come across your house for rent advertised on the internet and i am interested in renting it,please let me know if it is still available.I will be signing one year lease for this unit and will be staying with my wife and daughter,and will be willing to offer you 2 months rent plus the security deposit in order to secure this unit prior to our arrival.Could you be kind enough to let me know what the electricity/utility cost would be?as i will really need to have this unit to myself.

    You can send me the lease application,to enable be review it ahead of time. i would eventually have it signed physically when i arrive in person.

    Please do get back to me in time because i will really appreciate a quick response.

    Regards

    Dr.Cole Morgan
    //

    with another message
    2009.06.14
    //
    Thanks for your mail,Yes i appreciate your wanting to help us in
    oursituation.I am a chemist by profession and i am currently working
    with NORTH WICK PARK &ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL,17WATFORD
    ROAD,HARROW,MIDDLESEX, LONDON . I will be in the states for the next
    one year with my wife and nine year old daughter and during my stay i
    will be working with the United States Envir onmental Protection
    Agency on a private research work….We have a financier that is based
    in the states and he will be handling the rent deposit payment on our
    behalf,we will instruct him to send you the check for this as soon as
    yougive us the go ahead to make payment to you.

    Due to the limited time that we have before our arrival,we are making
    arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with
    furniture,so we will need you to provide us with the measurements of
    the living room and bedroom so that we can send it to the furniture
    company so that they can supply the unit with furniture that will fit
    in well. As regards the lease agreement,i want you to send it to me
    for my review,i will eventually have it filled and signed on my
    arrival in your place as i am of the opinion that such documents are
    best filled and signed physically.We can start the lease by the 14th
    ofJune and we will be doing a one year lease although we will not be
    arriving until ending of June…or even before then.You can prepare
    the lease in my name Dr.Cole Morgan and my wife’s name Mrs.Melissa
    Morgan.Please call my cell phone +447031955127 Let us know how to
    move ahead as we intend to complete this deal before we move in by the
    end of the month,we will let you know the exact date as soon as we get
    a booking on aflight to the states.

    Dr.Morgan
    //

  24. Got me too! House in the marina SF I could just tell by the way it was written! Who askes how much will utilities be on a $6000 a month house?
    How stupid are they to not even change their name?

  25. He/She sent me the same email text, with slight modifications, I imagine that the man or woman is using some type of software with automatic responses that he just fills in certain parts as I noticed some mistakes in logic and ignoring some prior correspondence.

  26. I recently received the same SCAM here in the Northbay area of San Francisco. Thankfully, the returned e-mail I sent him does not include my name or address. All I asked him was the estimated arrival date? I think that the only way to catch this character is to contact the police, then set up a phoney business account at a local bank so that his “financier” in the U.S. can deposit the security deposit and the rent checks. This will establish a “paper trail” so that he can be found, and then arrested. I want to get the final laugh! Please read his e-mail as follows:

    Thanks for your mail,Yes i appreciate your wanting to help us in oursituation.I am a chemist by profession and i am currently working with NORTH WICK PARK &ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL,17WATFORD ROAD,HARROW,MIDDLESEX, LONDON . I will be in the states for the next one year with my wife and nine year old daughter and during my stay i will be working with the United States Envir onmental Protection Agency on a private research work….We have a financier that is based in the states and he will be handling the rent deposit payment on our behalf,we will instruct him to send you the check for this as soon as yougive us the go ahead to make payment to you.

    Due to the limited time that we have before our arrival,we are making arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with furniture,so we will need you to provide us with the measurements of the living room and bedroom so that we can send it to the furniture company so that they can supply the unit with furniture that will fit in well. As regards the lease agreement,i want you to send it to me for my review,i will eventually have it filled and signed on my arrival in your place as i am of the opinion that such documents are best filled and signed physically.We can start the lease by the 3th of July and we will be doing a one year lease although we will not be arriving until ending of July….or even before then.You can prepare the lease in my name Dr.Cole Morgan and my wife’s name Mrs.Melissa Morgan.Please call my cell phone +447031955127 Let us know how to move ahead as we intend to complete this deal before we move in by the end of the month,we will let you know the exact date as soon as we get a booking on aflight to the states.

    As regards the rent and deposit required to be paid by me in order to secure this rental prior to our arrival,i will need you to provide me with your full name in which the check will be issued and your complete physical contact address to which it will be sent to by my financier,as soon as you provide these,i will forward it to my financier with an instruction to issue and send you the check.Please i need you to also reconfirm the total move in costs,that is the rent and deposit to be paid..

    I will look forward to your e mail with the required information.
    Thank you,

    Dr.Cole Morgan

  27. The good old Doctor is still at it. My realtor received the same e-mail over the past weekend as a result of an ad on Craigslist. However, by the time I googled it she had already sent an application and lease agreement with my adress on it. What is the ultimate goal? To get a bank account number?

    Thanks for this website otherwise they may have gotten more info.

    • I just fell for this scam and sent him a copy of our lease with our name and address. Have you had any problems since you supplied him with yours? I’m guessing he is just trying to get bank accounts out of it but now I’m nervous!!

  28. Same scam his name is Mike Morgan.

  29. NEVER DEAL WITH PEOPLE YOU NEVER MET, RUN BACKGROUND CREDIT CHECKS AFTER YOU MEET THEM. ALSO WHEN YOU GET THE FIRST CHECK MAKE SURE ITS A CHECK FROM A CREDITED BANK THAT YOU HAVE FOUND TO BE TRUE OR CASHIERS CHECKS. ALSO IF YOU SEE AN EMAIL COMING FROM OVERSEAS YOU CAN NEVER DO BUSINESS WITH SOMEONE THAT IS OVERSEAS AND WANTS YOU TO HOLD A PLACE FOR THEM. THESE ARE ALL SCAMS THAT FOLLOW RULES OF MEETING THAT PERSON IN YOUR PRESENCE.

  30. Thans for this site! I was immediately suspicious about this guy because I got 2 emails almost simultaneously that said virtually the same thing. I responded to them that I needed references, and he’s replied a couple of times. I also found it very odd that he asked for information I had specifically already told him, and he said he planned to move in Sept 1 even though I specifically told him it wasn’t available until October 1. I was strongly suspicious anyway, but grateful to this site for confirming. I do wonder what the profit for him is – is it one of those large checks that you are supposed to deposit and then send the “leftovers” back to him? Hmmm…
    **********************************************
    Thanks for your mail,Yes i appreciate your wanting to help us in our situation.I am a chemist by profession and i am currently working with NORTH WICKPARK&ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL,17 WATFORD ROAD,HARROW,MIDDLESEX, LONDON I will be in the
    states for the next one year with my wife and nine year daughter and during my stay i will be working with the United States Environmental Protection Agency on a private research
    work.We have a financier that is based in the states and he will be handling the rent deposit payment on our behalf,we will instruct him to send you the check for this as soon as you give us the go ahead to make payment to you.

    Due to the limited time that we have before our arrival,we are making arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with furniture,so we will need you to provide us with the measurements of the living room and bedroom so that we can send it to the furniture company so that they can supply the unit with furniture that will fit in well. As regards the lease agreement,i want you to send it to me for my review,i will eventually have it filled and signed on my arrival in your place as i am of the opinion that such documents are best filled and signed physically..We can start the lease by 17th of august and we will be doing a one year lease although we will not be arriving until september as mention or even before then.You can prepare the lease in my name Dr…Mike Morgan and my wife’s name Mrs….Melissa Morgan.Please call my cell phone +447031991767

    As regards the rent and deposit required to be paid by me in order to secure this rental prior to our arrival,i will need you to provide me with your full name in which the check
    will be issued and your complete physical contact address to which it will be sent to by my financier,as soon as you provide these,i will forward it to my financier with an instruction to issue and send you the check….Please i need you to also reconfirm the total move in costs,that is the rent and deposit to be paid.
    I will look forward to your email with the required information…

    Thank you,
    Dr.Morgan

  31. BTW, he is also now operating with a new name, as shown below:
    *************************************************
    Thanks for your mail,Yes i appreciate your wanting to help us in our situation.I am a chemist by profession and i am currently working with NORTH WICKPARK&ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL,17 WATFORD ROAD,HARROW,MIDDLESEX, LONDON I will be in the states for the next one year with my wife and nine year daughter and during my stay i will be working with the United States Environmental Protection Agency on a private research work.We have a financier that is based in the states and he will be handling the rent deposit payment on our behalf,we will instruct him to send you the check for this as soon as you give us the go ahead to make payment to you.

    Due to the limited time that we have before our arrival,we are making arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with furniture,so we will need you to provide us with the measurements of the living room and bedroom so that we can send it to the furniture company so that they can supply the unit with furniture that will fit in well. As regards the lease agreement,i want you to send it to me for my review,i will eventually have it filled and signed on my arrival in your place as i am of the opinion that such documents are best filled and signed physically..We can start the lease by 10th of Aug and we will be doing a one year lease although we will not be arriving until august 14th …or even before then.You can prepare the lease in my name Dr….Paul Guitier and my wife’s name Mrs….Katrina Guitier.Please call my cell phone +447024074647

    As regards the rent and deposit required to be paid by me in order to secure this rental prior to our arrival,i will need you to provide me with your full name in which the check will be issued and your complete physical contact address to which it will be sent to by my financier,as soon as you provide these,i will forward it to my financier with an instruction to issue and send you the check.Please i need you to also reconfirm the total move in costs,that is the rent and deposit to be paid.please get back with the following to proceed with payment..For Payment,Get back with the following detail
    1………your full name to be on the check
    2….your full contact address(NO P.O BOX)
    3…..your State/zip code
    4…..your mobile Number for smooth communication

    I will look forward to your email with the required information.
    Thank you,
    Dr.Paul Guitier

  32. Well, we just got it too, and he is using the name of Dr Paul Guitier! So glad we googled it before we took it seriously. How sad for sometime to use people in this way! BE AWARE!

  33. he’s going by the name of Dr. Wellex Tommy now…
    this guys slick enough that I warily answered his first email = exactly the same as yours Linda, with the following:

    Thanks for your mail ,Yes i appreciate your wanting to help us in our situation.I am a chemist by profession and i am currently working with NORTH WICK PARK & ST..MARK’S HOSPITAL, 17 WAT FORD ROAD ,HARROW,MIDDLE SEX, LONDON . I will be in the states for the next one year with my wife and nine year old daughter and during my stay i will be working with the United States Environmental Protection Agency on a private research work.We have a financier that is based in the states and he will be handling the rent deposit payment on our behalf,we will instruct him to send you the check for this as soon as you give us the go ahead to make payment to you.

    Due to the limited time that we have before our arrival,we are making arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with furniture,so we will need you to provide us with the measurements of the living room and bedroom so that we can send it to the furniture company so that they can supply the unit with furniture that will fit in well.

    As regards the lease agreement,i want you to send it to me for my review,i will eventually have it filled and signed on my arrival in your place as i am of the opinion that such documents are best filled and signed physically.We can start the lease by the 25th of August and we will be doing a one year lease although we will not be arriving until the ending of September.You can prepare the lease in my name Dr.Wellex Tommy and my wife’s name Mrs.Lynda Tommy .Please call my cell phone +447035963386

    Let us know how to move ahead as we intend to complete this deal before we move in by the end of the month,we will let you know the exact date as soon as we get a booking on a flight to the states.

    Thanks and God Bless.

  34. I knew this was a scam. Whats the catch?? Does he think we are stupied or what. Now his name is Mike Miller.

    Thanks for the details on the unit..I am a chemist by profession and i am currently working with NORTH WICK PARK &ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL,17 WATFORD ROAD,HARROW,MIDDLESEX, LONDON and during my stay i will be working with the United States Environmental Protection Agency on a private research work and i will be in the states for the next one year with my wife and we are signing a one year lease, am willing to offer you two rent plus the security deposit and utilities if any to secure this unit prior to my arrival to state, and on my arrival, I’ll pay for the 11months fees in Cash.i want you to consider us as your potential tenant because we really love to secure the apartment prior to our arrival to United State

    Due to the limited time that we have before our arrival,we are making arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with furniture,so we will need you to provide us with the measurements of the living room and bedroom so that we can send it to the furniture company so that they can supply the unit with furniture that will fit in well. Once again, we really need the measurement of the rooms,because it will indeed be of great help to determine the Size of Furniture which my furniture company will supply to the unit.

    As regards the lease agreement,Please forward the lease agreement/application form to Review it ahead of time…. I would eventually have it signed physically when i arrive. In my opinion, appending signatories should be done properly and at best physically. This is an international situation and am not sure how you can run my employment and Credit check background, there’s no way we can go about this until i arrive to state and take care of everything in person, hope you understand my concern…We can start today and we will be doing a one year lease although we will not be arriving until 10th of september or even before then depend on the move in date.You can prepare the lease in my name Dr.Mike Miller and my wife’s name Mrs.Sara Miller. Let us know how to move ahead as we intend to complete this deal before we move in by the end of the month,we will let you know the exact date as soon as we get a booking on a flight to the states.

    As regards the rent and deposit required to be paid by me in order to secure this rental prior to our arrival,i will need you to provide me with your full name in which the check will be issued and your complete physical contact address to which it will be sent to by my financier in the state,as soon as you provide these,i will forward it to my financier in the state with an instruction to issue and send you the check.Please i need you to also reconfirm the total move in costs,that is the rent and deposit to be paid…cell phone +447031955127

    I will look forward to your e mail with the required information.

    Thank you,

    DR MIKE
    ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL
    WATFORD ROAD,HARROW,
    MIDDLESEX, LONDON

  35. He seems to be going by Mr. Richard Herman now

    Thanks for your mail,Yes i appreciate your wanting to help us in oursituation.I am a chemist by profession and i am currently working with NORTH WICK PARK &ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL,17WATFORD ROAD,HARROW,MIDDLESEX, LONDON . I will be in the states for the next one year with my wife and nine year old daughter and during my stay i will be working with the United States Envir onmental Protection Agency on a private research work….We have a financier that is based in the states and he will be handling the rent deposit payment on our behalf,we will instruct him to send you the check for this as soon as you give us the go ahead to make payment to you. Due to the limited time that we have before our arrival,we are making arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with furniture,so we will need you to provide us with the measurements of the living room and bedroom so that we can send it to the furniture company so that they can supply the unit with furniture that will fit in well. As regards the lease agreement,i want you to send it to me for my review,i will eventually have it filled and signed on my arrival in your place as i am of the opinion that such documents are best filled and signed physically..We can start the lease by 15th of September and we will be doing a one year lease although we will not be arriving until End of September…or even before then.You can prepare the lease in my name Mr Richard Herman and my wife’s name Mrs.Susan Herman.Please call my cell phone+447035933543 Let us know how to move ahead as we intend to complete this deal before we move in by the end of the month,we will let you know the exact date as soon as we get a booking on aflight to the states.

    As regards the rent and deposit required to be paid by me in order to secure this rental prior to our arrival,i will need you to provide me with your full name in which the check will be issued and your complete physical contact address to which it will be sent to by my financier,as soon as you provide these,i will forward it to my financier with an instruction to issue and send you the check.Please i need you to also reconfirm the total move in costs,that is the rent and deposit to be paid..

    I will look forward to your e mail with the required information.
    Thank you,

    Mr Richard Herman

  36. Here’s what he does with the applications and leases people send to him: he works another scam with it, this time duping renters out of their hard-earned money! When you send him an application and a lease he’s got perfectly legit documents to send to a potential victim for his rental scam. This is the other end of the scam:

    The scam is pretty simple, you go on craigslist and there’s the perfect rental for you. You inquire about the property and soon you are having a discussion with someone who is in another country for one reason or another and they’re renting their home (or helping friends do the same). They ask for an application and the application seems safe enough (no credit card numbers or social security numbers). You fill it out, and they ask you to send either the first month/security deposit or the entire payment for the year and they will send you the keys and all the paperwork you’ll need.

    Of course, if you send that first monthly payment you’ll never see keys. Why? The scammer doesn’t own the property he’s renting.

    SO, if you haven’t guessed already sending him your documents is a very VERY bad thing! You could find your good name being smeared, and maybe even get a visit from the police! I suggest if you’ve sent any documents to this guy, file a police report immediately! That way if anything happens in the future you’ll have that police report to refer folks to and it will document the fact that you’ve been the victim of a scam.

  37. As of today he is going by the name Marcus Lily. Same letter, new name. Beware!

  38. Sounds funny, but it’s not. Lucky we’re aware now. Thank all

  39. He is using Paul Guitier as of today with two different email addresses – paulguitier94@gmail.com and paulguitier@yahoo.com. Thank you all for posting your comments!

    • David Flores was the name used to scam me. Scammer listed UK as his place of residence coming to US to work for an engineering firm for a year. Wished to rent an apartment on Craig’s List in SF Bay Area.
      Will file a police report and hope that I have heard the last of this. What a miserable waste of time and effort!!

    • I received an e-mail from Marie Guitier, who has a husband Paul, about an ad I placed on petfinder.com

      similar format –

      As regard that shipping of the pet,i will take care of that because i have a reliable and competent pet mover that will come to your door step for the pick up of the pet after you might have receive the payment ….I will be sending you a Cashier check. I’ll like to proceed with payment as i will need you to provide me with your full payment information such as:

      1-Your full name to be written on the cashier check….
      2-Physical contact address……
      3-Your area zip code……..
      4-Your Phone numbers for smooth communication….

  40. Here is another one with a Mr. Cole as the scammer.

    Thanks for your mail,Yes i appreciate your wanting to help us in oursituation.I am a
    chemist by profession and i am currently working with NORTH WICK PARK &ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL,17WATFORD ROAD,HARROW,MIDDLESEX, LONDON . I will be in the states for the next one year with my wife and nine year old daughter and during my stay i will be working with the United States Envir onmental Protection Agency on a private research work….We have a financier that is based in the states and he will be handling the rent deposit payment on our behalf,we will instruct him to send you the check for this as soon as you give us the go ahead to make payment to you. Due to the limited time that we have before our arrival,we are making arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with furniture,so we will need you to provide us with the measurements of the living room and bedroom so that we can send it to the furniture company so that they can supply the unit with furniture that will fit in well. As regards the lease agreement,i want you to send it to me for my review,i will eventually have it filled and signed on my arrival in your place as i am of the opinion that such documents are best filled and signed physically.We can start the lease by 5th of October and we will be doing a one year lease although we will not be arriving until middle of October…or even before then.You can prepare the lease in my name Mr John Cole and my wife’s name Mrs.Lynda Cole.Please call my cell phone+447035933543 Let us know how to move ahead as we intend to complete this deal before we move in by the end of the month,we will let you know the exact date as soon as we get a booking on aflight to the states.

    As regards the rent and deposit required to be paid by me in order to secure this rental
    prior to our arrival,i will need you to provide me with your full name in which the check will be issued and your complete physical contact address to which it will be sent to by
    my financier,as soon as you provide these,i will forward it to my financier with an instruction to issue and send you the check.Please i need you to also reconfirm the total move in costs,that is the rent and deposit to be paid..

    I will look forward to your e mail with the required information.
    Thank you,
    Mr John Cole

  41. +447035963386 is used in other scams.

    The United Kingdom’s +44…. phone numbers can be set to automatically transfer to anywhere in the world. Thus you can call a +44…… phone number in England and it can be answered by a Nigerian cell phone. You may get a big bill for the call.

    Scammers often use Barrister and Doctor as a way to seem important. “Cole” seems to come up often as part of an E-mail name. We track the “Hay Scams” ( http://www.hay-scams.com )

    The wording of these messages (measuring for furniture) seems to indicate that the scammer may be setting you up for a (google it) “Counterfeit check scam” where they will send you a Counterfeit Certified check, Counterfeit business check or many forms of Counterfeit Money orders and ask you to Western Union the excess over the rent, back to someone to ‘pay’ for the furniture. The wired money goes to a victim of a “work at home” scam who deducts 8 to 10% and immediately wires the remainder out of the country. The counterfeit checks bounce a month later and you are out the money that you wired away. The scammer needs your name, address and phone number so they can UPS or FedEx the counterfeit to you. In rare cases the counterfeit is mailed from England or Canada.

    You can safely play along with the “Counterfeit check scam” until you get the bogus funds. You can back track the “tracking number” on the UPS or FedEx to find the US entry point of the package and it will normally have nothing to do with the ‘return address’. The package is most likely dropped in a ‘pre-paid’ street-side box or has been sent using a stolen UPS account number and thus the police can not find the person who has sent it. The only thing of any value on the package is the phone number shown in the upper left and it is occasionally false. Post the ‘return address’ phone number to the web at

    http://800notes.com/ or http://whocallsme.com/

    so others can find it and perhaps be spared becoming a victim.

    Do not deposit the check or money order. Tell the scammer “The bank says the check is counterfeit” and the scammers will vanish, left with the feeling that his counterfeit supplier has sent out easy to spot forgeries. This is the only way we have found to ‘punish’ the scammer who is in Nigeria.

  42. he is now going by the name of Wellex Tommy and he just tried to scam me on craigslist for a collectible item.

  43. He also contacted me in reponse to the add on craigs list. I have received two emails from Dr. Mike. Thanks for your site. I wonder what kind of fraud this is. What could one do with an address? I mean you can get that from any phone book. Weird!!

    Thanks for your mail,Yes i appreciate your wanting to help us in our situation.I am a chemist by profession and i am currently working with NORTH WICKPARK&ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL,17 WATFORD ROAD,HARROW,MIDDLESEX, LONDON I will be in the
    states for the next one year with my wife and nine year daughter and during my stay i will be working with the United States Environmental Protection Agency on a private research
    work.We have a financier that is based in the states and he will be handling the rent deposit payment on our behalf,we will instruct him to send you the check for this as soon as you give us the go ahead to make payment to you.

    Due to the limited time that we have before our arrival,we are making arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with furniture,so we will need you to provide us with the measurements of the living room and bedroom so that we can send it to the furniture company so that they can supply the unit with furniture that will fit in well. As regards the lease agreement,i want you to send it to me for my review,i will eventually have it filled and signed on my arrival in your place as i am of the opinion that such documents are best filled and signed physically..We can start the lease by 23rd of October and we will be doing a one year lease although we will not be arriving until end of October as mention or even before then.You can prepare the lease in my name Dr..Mike Morgan and my wife’s name Mrs….Melissa Morgan.Please call my cell phone +447031991767

    As regards the rent and deposit required to be paid by me in order to secure this rental prior to our arrival,i will need you to provide me with your full name in which the check
    will be issued and your complete physical contact address to which it will be sent to by my financier,as soon as you provide these,i will forward it to my financier with an instruction to issue and send you the check….Please i need you to also reconfirm the total move in costs,that is the rent and deposit to be paid.
    I will look forward to your email with the required information…

    Thank you,
    Dr.Morgan

  44. I also posted an apartment for rent, thanks to this website I goggled this individual’s information and found him to be a scammer!!!

  45. I have the same one!!! North Carolina this time. I knew something was weird about that email. I emailed back (before I googled him) and told him I needed his phone number before I gave out any info. I AM SO GLAD I DID!!!.

    This is what it said…..

    Hello,

    I come across your house for rent advertised on the internet and i am interested in renting it,please let me know if it is still available.I will be signing one year lease for this unit and will be staying with my wife and daughter,and will be willing to offer you 2 months rent plus the security deposit in order to secure this unit prior to our arrival.Could you be kind enough to let me know what the electricity/utility cost would be?as i will really need to have this unit to myself.

    You can send me the lease application,to enable be review it ahead of time. i would eventually have it signed physically when i arrive in person.

    Please do get back to me in time because i will really appreciate a quick response.

    Regards

    Dr.Cole Morgan

  46. Dr. Mike Morgan got us too. Nov 5, 2009. I gave the location of the house but I’m glad I didn’t give anymore info. His Financier was to contact us and a furniture company was to supply the furniture so it would be in place when they arrived,in two weeks or sooner. I also called him on his cell +447031991767. I was to prepare a lease and e-mail it to him so he could look it over. I was not doing that until the financier contacted me. When I spoke with him I asked for the Financier’s name a contact person here in the states. He had a very heavy accent so I’m not sure what he said but he did not give me a name.

  47. I’ve been corresponding with this DB for a couple days now. It’s a new name, but I’m not going to post it until it’s too late for him…

  48. This freak now named Charles Morgan, and wife’s name stays the same. Hahaha! Very funny, that should keep him busy…
    Make sure you see the tenant and run the background check. Also call for the references…
    Just want to rent out my apartment, and it seems so hard. Sigh!!!

  49. Now he uses “Dr. Jacob Cage” with dr.jacobcage@yahoo.com. His first email seemed innocent enough, simply asking a couple of follow ups to the ad. But his next email about the financier tipped me off. It sounded a lot like those “I’ll split the $10 million with you to help get the money out of my country”. So the financier alert made me notice the capitalized name/address of the hospital, as if cut and paste. And the employment snafu: sounding high class english by spelling out what would simply be put as US EPA. Thanks for posting

  50. In my case, he used the name “Kovac James”. Text of message very similar.

  51. He is now using the alias James Kovac.

  52. I HAVE THE SAME EMAIL : HERE’S THE EMAIL:

    Thanks for your mail ,Yes i appreciate your wanting to help us in our situation.I am a chemist by profession and i am currently working with NORTH WICKPARK&ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL,17 WATFORD ROAD,HARROW,MIDDLESEX, LONDON I will be in the states for the next one year with my wife and nine year daughter and during my stay i will be working with the United States Environmental Protection Agency on a private research work.We have a financier that is based in the states and he will be handling the rent deposit payment on our behalf,we will instruct him to send you the check for this as soon as you give us the go ahead to make payment to you.

    Due to the limited time that we have before our arrival,we are making arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with furniture,so we will need you to provide us with the measurements of the living room and bedroom so that we can send it to the furniture company so that they can supply the unit with furniture that will fit in well. As regards the lease agreement,i want you to send it to me for my review,i will eventually have it filled and signed on my arrival in your place as i am of the opinion that such documents are best filled and signed physically..We can start the lease by 15th of Jan and we will be doing a one year lease although we will not be arriving until 25th of Jan as mention or even before then.You can prepare the lease in my name Dr.Cole Morganand my wife’s name Mrs….Melissa Morgan..Please call my cell phone +447024081502

    As regards the rent and deposit required to be paid by me in order to secure this rental prior to our arrival,i will need you to provide me with your full name in which the check will be issued and your complete physical contact address to which it will be sent to by my financier,as soon as you provide these,i will forward it to my financier with an instruction to issue and send you the check….Please i need you to also reconfirm the total move in costs,that is the rent and deposit to be paid. I will look forward to your email with the required information…
    Thank you,

    Dr.Cole Morgan

  53. Thanks for your very helpful info. I also rec’d similar 2 e-mails fr Eng David Stone:

    (2)

    Tuesday, February 1, 2011 6:39 AM

    Thanks for your mail,Yes i appreciate your wanting to help us in our
    situation.I am an Engineer by profession and i am currently working
    with NORTH WICKPARK&ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL,17 WATFORD
    ROAD,HARROW,MIDDLESEX,LONDON I will be in the states for the next one
    year with my wife and nine year daughter and during my stay i will be
    working with the United States Environmental Protection Agency on a
    private construction work.We have a financier that is based in the
    states and he will be handling the rent deposit payment on our
    behalf,we will instruct him to send you the check for this as soon as
    you give us the go ahead to make payment to you.

    Due to the limited time that we have before our arrival,we are
    making arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with
    furniture,so we will need you to provide us with measurements of the
    living room and bedroom so that we can send it to the furniture
    company so that they can supply the unit with furniture that will fit
    in well. As regards the lease agreement,i want you to send it to me
    for my review,i will eventually have it filled and signed on my
    arrival in your place as i am of the opinion that such documents are
    best filled and signed physically..We can start the lease by 12th of
    February and we will be doing a one year lease although we will not be
    arriving until 25th February as mention.You can prepare the lease in my
    name Engr. David Stone and my wife’s name Mrs.Cherry Stone.Please call
    my cell phone + 447744556677

    As regards the rent and deposit required to be paid by me in order to
    secure this rental prior to our arrival,i will need you to provide me
    with your full name in which the check will be issued and your
    complete physical contact address to which it will be sent to by my
    financier,as soon as you provide these,i will forward it to my
    financier with an instruction to issue and send you the
    check….Please i need you to also reconfirm the total move in
    costs,that is the rent and deposit to be paid.

    I will look forward to your email with the required information…

    Thank you,
    Engr. David Stone.

    (1)
    Date: Monday, January 31, 2011, 7:54 AM
    >
    Good day, i saw the advertisement of your apartment on the craigslist
    website and the description really suits my family’s requirement……..
    please i am interested in the apartment and would like my family to move in
    as soon as possible so i would like to make enquires based on the below
    listed facts;

    1. Are you the owner of the apartment

    2. What is the monthly rental value of the apartment

    3. What is the cost of utilities if not included in the rental value
    inclusive of security charges

    4. What are the charges for agent in percentage

    5. What is the maintenance and running cost

    6. Is there any refurbishment to be done and what is the extent in terms of
    cost?

    I would be very grateful if the are sent to me via mail in due time so as
    begin the process of talk over before christmas…….

    Thanks and looking forward to a favourable response from you and very soon.

    With Regards

    Engr. David Stone and Family.

    • There is not much that is changed when the next scam is attempted. Thank you for posting the information.

      This is what I received from different email addresses for the same person:
      “Danromeo Morgan”
      Thanks for your mail ,Yes i appreciate your wanting to help us in our situation.I am a chemist by profession and i am currently working with NORTH WICKPARK&ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL,17 WATFORD ROAD,HARROW,MIDDLESEX, LONDON I will be in the states for the next one year with my wife and nine year daughter and during my stay i will be working with the United States Environmental Protection Agency on a private research work.We have a financier that is based in the states and he will be handling the rent deposit payment on our behalf,we will instruct him to send you the check for this as soon as you give us the go ahead to make payment to you.

      Due to the limited time that we have before our arrival,we are making arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with furniture,so we will need you to provide us with the measurements of the living room and bedroom so that we can send it to the furniture company so that they can supply the unit with furniture that will fit in well. As regards the lease agreement,i want you to send it to me for my review,i will eventually have it filled and signed on my arrival in your place as i am of the opinion that such documents are best filled and signed physically..We can start the lease by 2th of November and we will be doing a one year lease although we will not be arriving until `15th of November as mention or even before then.You can prepare the lease in my name Dr.Danromeo Morgan and my wife’s name Mrs….Melissa Morgan..Please call my cell phone +447024081502

      As regards the rent and deposit required to be paid by me in order to secure this rental prior to our arrival,i will need you to provide me with your full name in which the check will be issued and your complete physical contact address to which it will be sent to by my,as soon as you provide these,i will forward it to my financier with an instruction to issue and send you the check….Please i need you to also reconfirm the total move in costs,that is the rent and deposit to be paid. I will look forward to your email with the required information…
      Thank you,
      Hello,

      I come across your house for rent advertised on the internet and i am interested in renting it,please let me know if it is still available.I will be signing one year lease for this unit and will be staying with my wife and daughter,and will be willing to offer you 2 months rent plus the security deposit in order to secure this unit prior to our arrival.Could you be kind enough to let me know what the electricity/utility cost would be?as i will really need to have this unit to myself.

      You can send me the lease application,to enable be review it ahead of time. i would eventually have it signed physically when i arrive in person.

      Please do get back to me in time because i will really appreciate a quick response.

      Regards

      Dr.Danromeo Morgan

      “Danromeo Morgan”
      Hello,

      I come across your house for rent advertised on the internet and i am interested in renting it,please let me know if it is still available.I will be signing one year lease for this unit and will be staying with my wife and daughter,and will be willing to offer you 2 months rent plus the security deposit in order to secure this unit prior to our arrival.Could you be kind enough to let me know what the electricity/utility cost would be?as i will really need to have this unit to myself.

      You can send me the lease application,to enable be review it ahead of time. i would eventually have it signed physically when i arrive in person.

      Please do get back to me in time because i will really appreciate a quick response.

      Regards

      Dr.Danromeo Morgan

  54. He has now changed his name to Chris Fraser.

  55. i just got his email on tuesday 11/15/11 using the name mike morgan same format as the others. should have checked this site. gave him my name and address but never sent him a rental contract. something didn’t feel right about it.

  56. Got the same emails. From him and his wife, Melissa David. I replied asking for nude frontal photos of her because I wanted to see who was trying to screw me! No response. LOL

  57. I received the same e-mail from “Dr. Morgan” in response to my Craig’s List ad. I was only somewhat suspicious, until his third or fourth message….the one about: “Can you help me out by allowing the furniture company in to deliver the furniture?”

    I’m sure that if I had gone along with this I would have received a check for the amount of the security deposit and rent. Then, there would have been some “last minute mix-up” that would result in a request for me to mail a check the furniture company in order for them to deliver the furniture. For being so helpful, I would be generously rewarded. Since I had already received the payment in advance, it would seem as though there was no risk.

    Unfortunately, my check to the the “Furniture Company” would be cashed; but the check from the “financier” would bounce about a month later and I’d be out the cost of the furniture (which would never be delivered, because there was no “Furniture Company”) and stuck with the bounced check fee from my bank. Just because your bank accepts a check and credits your account, it doesn’t mean that the check is legitimate. It usually takes some time for the check to “bounce.”

    I cut the process off by asking that he provide copies of his Passport and Work Permit, something anybody intending to move to the U.S. to work would definitely need to have available.

  58. Who said that have you get it deposited into your account?

    To: toniadrake@hotmail.com
    Subject: RE: PAYMENT DELIVERY DETAILS
    Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2011 12:37:30 -0800

    They said its a fake check

    From: toniadrake@hotmail.com
    Subject: RE: PAYMENT DELIVERY DETAILS
    Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2011 18:38:56 +0000

    Okay
    You will be getting it today

    To: toniadrake@hotmail.com
    Subject: RE: PAYMENT DELIVERY DETAILS
    Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2011 08:31:46 -0800

    no.

    From: toniadrake@hotmail.com
    Subject: RE: PAYMENT DELIVERY DETAILS
    Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2011 15:55:17 +0000

    Have you received the check or not?

    nobody will take the check and deposit, if no money in the account, and is a fake check, how can I deposit, you can wire money to me.

    From: toniadrake@hotmail.com
    I strongly believe our deal is still on and we’d get through with it. The check will be delivered to your address today, I just need you to check your mail box where you normally receive parcel deliveries. What will happen is that once you get the check, take it to your Bank immediately to have it deposited, then make a partial withdrawal of $2,200 urgently and send it to my Travel agent via Western Union international transfer. I guess more appreciation can be done in person soon because it takes faithfulness for things like this to work which I believe you can handle.

    After you have the money sent to the travel agent, here are what I will require from you:
    1. MTCN number (10digit code on the receipt)
    2. Total Amount Sent after deducting the sending charges
    3. Sender’s name and address as used in sending the money.

    I will keep you posted on the exact arrival date as I will have a copy of the flight details emailed to you so you can be sure of when I’d be coming. Pls note that you are to deposit the check and make a partial withdrawal to my Travel agent via Western Union. Western Union will charge you for sending money so deduct it from my money. The travel agent’s information is:

    Marcus Smith
    1038 Suncrest Way
    Colorado Springs CO 80906

    I await your swift response as soon as you get this email. Thanks a lot and have a wonderful day.

    Regards

  59. He got me too! Going by the name of Bar David. Thank you for this website. Wish I could get my hands on this guy. Story is 90% the same as all the rest.

    Good Day,

    I saw your apartment advertised on a classified advert on the
    Craigslist.com
    and i want to rent it for my family,please let me know if it is still
    available for rent and the modalities for renting it.I will be arriving by
    29th of Dec. with my wife and my nine years old daughter and i will be
    signing 1 year lease for this unit….We intend to move in by 31th of
    Dec.Are you the owner of the apartment?I will need you to provide with the
    following information below

    1- Security deposit fee ?
    2- Monthly rent fees ?
    3- Electricity and Utilities if applicable ?
    4- Total cost of rent and deposit fee?
    5-what percentage is your broker fee?
    I will await a quick response to my inquiry via email.

    Thank you and God bless..
    Bar David

    Thanks for your mail,Yes i appreciate your wanting to help us in our
    situation.I am a chemist by profession and i am currently working with
    NORTH WICKPARK&ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL,17 WATFORD
    ROAD,HARROW,MIDDLESEX,LONDON I will be in the states for the next one
    year with my wife and daughter and during my stay i will be working
    with the United States Environmental Protection Agency on a private
    research work.We have a financier that is based in the states and he
    will be handling the rent deposit payment on our behalf,we will
    instruct him to send you the check for this as soon as you give us the
    go ahead to make payment to you.

    Due to the limited time that we have before our arrival,we are making
    arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with
    furniture,so we will need you to provide us with measurements of the
    living room and bedroom so that we can send it to the furniture
    company so that they can supply the unit with furniture that will fit
    in well. As regards the lease agreement,i want you to send it to me
    for my review,i will eventually have it filled and signed on my
    arrival in your place as i am of the opinion that such documents are
    best filled and signed physically..We can start the lease by 5th of
    Dec and we will be doing a one year lease although we will not be
    arriving until 31th of Dec as mention.You can prepare the lease in my
    name Bar David and my wife’s name Mrs..Melissa David.Please call my
    cell phone +447024081502 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +447024081502 end_of_the_skype_highlighting..if you have a question or you email me…

    As regards the rent and deposit required to be paid by me in order to
    secure this rental prior to our arrival,i will need you to provide me
    with your full name in which the check will be issued and your
    complete physical contact address to which it will be sent to by my
    financier,as soon as you provide these,i will forward it to my
    financier with an instruction to issue and send you the
    check….Please i need you to also reconfirm the total move in
    costs,that is the rent and deposit to be paid.

    I will look forward to your email with the required information…

    Thank you,

    Bar David

    • Yes, fed me same story.

  60. Well, December 31, 2012 and this Dr. Morgan is still at it. Happy new years friends!

  61. He is still at it using the name Dr. Mike Morgan- I gave no info to this person- thanks for all the posts from other people. Didn’t know you had to be so careful of scum bags like this! thanks

  62. Please see below. It is from either Marlene Hanks or Hanks Marlene. Thank you so much for this service. I googled his address before i went any further and found info on this scammer here. I appreciate it! Thank you. Ron in Vermont

    Thanks for your mail ,Yes i appreciate your wanting to help us in our situation.I am a chemist by profession and i am currently working with NORTH WICKPARK&ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL,17 WATFORD ROAD,HARROW,MIDDLESEX, LONDON I will be in the states for the next one year with my wife and nine year daughter and during my stay i will be working with the United States Environmental Protection Agency on a private research work.We have a financier that is based in the states and he will be handling the rent deposit payment on our behalf,we will instruct him to send you the check for this as soon as you give us the go ahead to make payment to you.

    Due to the limited time that we have before our arrival,we are making arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with furniture,so we will need you to provide us with the measurements of the living room and bedroom so that we can send it to the furniture company so that they can supply the unit with furniture that will fit in well. As regards the lease agreement,i want you to send it to me for my review,i will eventually have it filled and signed on my arrival in your place as i am of the opinion that such documents are best filled and signed physically..We can start the lease by 20th of January and we will be doing a one year lease although we will not be arriving until 30th of January. You can prepare the lease in my name Dr.. hanks Marlene and my wife’s name Mrs….Rose Marlene Please call my cell phone +447024018850

    As regards the rent and deposit required to be paid by me in order to secure this rental prior to our arrival,i will need you to provide me with your full name in which the check will be issued and your complete physical contact address to which it will be sent to by my financier,as soon as you provide these,i will forward it to my financier with an instruction to issue and send you the check….Please i need you to also reconfirm the total move in costs,that is the rent and deposit to be paid.
    I will look forward to your email with the required information….
    Thank you
    Hanks…..

  63. Thanks for your mail ,Yes i appreciate your wanting to help us in our situation.I am a chemist by profession and i am currently working with NORTH WICKPARK&ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL,17 WATFORD ROAD,HARROW,MIDDLESEX, LONDON I will be in the states for the next one year with my wife and nine year daughter and during my stay i will be working with the United States Environmental Protection Agency on a private research work.We have a financier that is based in the states and he will be handling the rent deposit payment on our behalf,we will instruct him to send you the check for this as soon as you give us the go ahead to make payment to you.

    Due to the limited time that we have before our arrival,we are making arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with furniture,so we will need you to provide us with the measurements of the living room and bedroom so that we can send it to the furniture company so that they can supply the unit with furniture that will fit in well. As regards the lease agreement,i want you to send it to me for my review,i will eventually have it filled and signed on my arrival in your place as i am of the opinion that such documents are best filled and signed physically..We can start the lease by 24th of Jan and we will be doing a one year lease although we will not be arriving until `12th of February as mention or even before then.You can prepare the lease in my name Dr.Danromeo Morgan and my wife’s name Mrs….Melissa Morgan..Please call my cell phone +447024081502

    As regards the rent and deposit required to be paid by me in order to secure this rental prior to our arrival,i will need you to provide me with your full name in which the check will be issued and your complete physical contact address to which it will be sent to by my,as soon as you provide these,i will forward it to my financier with an instruction to issue and send you the check….Please i need you to also reconfirm the total move in costs,that is the rent and deposit to be paid. I will look forward to your email with the required information…
    Thank you,

    Dr.Danromeo Morgan

    • As of March 10, 2012, He’s still doing it!! I even called the number he listed with a calling card: 447024081502. A guy actually answered the phone (he must not have thought we in the states would actually call). I asked for Bar or David and he sounded caught off guard. He says “yes? Oh, HOld on!”..I could hear a loud tv if not 2 tv’s on the in background. Then, I could hear him pretending to ask his wife to turn down the tv or something. It was obvious he was scrambling for time. After about 2 minutes on hold. I hung up. I replied back to him asking if he was a scammer and he replied “Hell nope please I need your home” but it was about 4 days later.
      I’m so glad I never sent him my address, name or any other information. DO NOT SEND THIS GUY ANYTHNG

  64. Thanks for your mail ,Yes i appreciate your wanting to help us in our situation.I am a chemist by profession and i am currently working with NORTH WICKPARK&ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL,17 WATFORD ROAD,HARROW,MIDDLESEX, LONDON I will be in the states for the next one year with my wife and nine year daughter and during my stay i will be working with the United States Environmental Protection Agency on a private research work.We have a financier that is based in the states and he will be handling the rent deposit payment on our behalf,we will instruct him to send you the check for this as soon as you give us the go ahead to make payment to you.

    Due to the limited time that we have before our arrival,we are making arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with furniture,so we will need you to provide us with the measurements of the living room and bedroom so that we can send it to the furniture company so that they can supply the unit with furniture that will fit in well. As regards the lease agreement,i want you to send it to me for my review,i will eventually have it filled and signed on my arrival in your place as i am of the opinion that such documents are best filled and signed physically..We can start the lease by 17th of February and we will be doing a one year lease although we will not be arriving until `5th of March. as mention or even before then.You can prepare the lease in my name Dr.Danromeo Morgan and my wife’s name Mrs….Melissa Morgan..Please call my cell phone +447024081502

    As regards the rent and deposit required to be paid by me in order to secure this rental prior to our arrival,i will need you to provide me with your full name in which the check will be issued and your complete physical contact address to which it will be sent to by my,as soon as you provide these,i will forward it to my financier with an instruction to issue and send you the check….Please i need you to also reconfirm the total move in costs,that is the rent and deposit to be paid. I will look forward to your email with the required information…
    Thank you,

    Dr.Danromeo Morgan

    — On Thu, 2/16/12, Tribal Man man wrote:

  65. here is what i got from this guy…Thank you for posting this scam

    Thanks for your mail ,Yes i appreciate your wanting to help us in our situation.I am a chemist by profession and i am currently working with NORTH WICKPARK&ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL, 17 WATFORD ROAD , HARROW ,MIDDLESEX, LONDON I will be in the states for the next one year with my wife and nine year daughter and during my stay i will be working with the United States Environmental Protection Agency on a private research work.We have a financier that is based in the states and he will be handling the rent deposit payment on our behalf,we will instruct him to send you the check for this as soon as you give us the go ahead to make payment to you.
    Due to the limited time that we have before our arrival,we are making arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with furniture,so we will need you to provide us with the measurements of the living room and bedroom so that we can send it to the furniture company so that they can supply the unit with furniture that will fit in well. As regards the lease agreement,i want you to send it to me for my review,i will eventually have it filled and signed on my arrival in your place as i am of the opinion that such documents are best filled and signed physically..We can start the lease by 23th of Feb and we will be doing a one year lease although we will not be arriving until middle of Mac .You can prepare the lease in my name Dr..Valentin Varga and my wife’s name Mrs….Sarah Varga…Please call my cell phone +447024024614
    As regards the rent and deposit required to be paid by me in order to secure this rental prior to our arrival,i will need you to provide me with your full name in which the check will be issued and your complete physical home address not P.O BOX to which it will be sent to by my financier,as soon as you provide these,i will forward it to my financier with an instruction to issue and send you the check….Please i need you to also reconfirm the total move in costs,that is the rent and deposit to be paid. I will look forward to your email with the required information..

    Thank You

    Dr.Varga

  66. Yes – he’s still out there and he evens has a Linked In account from “Nigeria” which was my clue – maybe Linked In tracks location of set up. The name was Dr. James Aiken I believe and not knowing at first I did send a rental agreement but did not put my address on it for some reason I held back. I once saw an ad being run in our area for an estate property and they were renting it for $1800 a month – at first I thought they want a caretaker and that’s why they are charging such a low amount but later realized as the seller was getting tons of calls from prospective renters and we drove by being curious and there was someone living there!!! The other thing is they must have a tracking system because I literally got the message within 5 minutes of the posting the ad to Craigs List to my email! I replied the 2nd time sorry I don’t deal with rent scams and I reported you to Craigs List. I also have a suspicion early on and hit the link for report scam thru Craigs List but I wish there was someone to speak to. This person could be passing out the rental agreement and application making it appear that this is real and collecting deposits and rent from unsuspecting renters. They need to arrest this person.

  67. Oh the other reason I found this posting was that I googled the address he put in his email NORTH WICKPARK&ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL,17 WATFORD ROAD,HARROW,MIDDLESEX, LONDON and found these postings which saved me tons of time – thanks!

  68. I just received the same scam request for personal inforamtion to rent my home that was posted on creaigsllist. Beware of anyone stating he works for North Wickpark & St. Marks Hospital! I was first alerted by the broken english and researched the place of employment on the internet.

    • Good thing I checked Southwick and Park hosp. This creep responded to a Craigslist add for my rental property and used the name Dr. Stone- Chemist.
      Same MO as his other scams. His email address is adegjifjjj@gmail.com If he met me he would not enjoy the resulting experience.
      Aug 5 2012

  69. He is doing it again. This time under anther name Dr Daniel Wayne. I was thinking to send him the lease and address. But before doing it, I thought better to goodle the guy’s place in London. To my surprise, I was lucky to find all your posts. Thanks for all your posting. I think he is trying to get our address and name to fraud our credit card. Pay attention to it.

    • This is what I sent back to hime:

      Hi Guy,

      Stop doing it. I found your scam and police is soon to after you.

  70. I GOT THE SAME GUY!!! He emailed me this morning, good thing I checked him out before I got any information. gave him a nice piece of my mind as well. this is what he wrote to me:

    Hello,

    I come across your apartment for rent advertised on the internet and i am interested in renting it, please let me know if it is still available. I will be signing one year lease for this and will be willing to offer you 2 months rent plus the security deposit in order to secure this unit prior to my arrival.

    Could you be kind enough to let me know what the electricity/utility cost would be? As i will really need to have this unit to me and my family. You can send me the lease application, to enable be review it ahead of time. I would eventually have it signed physically when i arrive in person.

    Please do get back to me in time because i will really appreciate a quick response.

    Paul

    and then another email he replied with:

    Thanks for your mail, I am a chemist by profession and i am currently working with NORTHWICK PARK & ST. MARK’S HOSPITAL, 17 WATFORD ROAD, HARROW, MIDDLESEX, LONDON.
    I will be in the country with my wife and daughter for the next one year, I don’t have any pets and during my stay i will be working with the Canadian Environmental Protection Agency on a private research work. I have a financier that is based in the states and he will be handling the rent deposit payment on my behalf, I will instruct him to send you the check for this as soon as you give me the go ahead to make payment to you.

    Due to the limited time that I have before my arrival, I am making arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with furniture, so I will need you to provide me with the measurements of the living room and bedroom so that I can send it to the furniture company so that they can supply the unit with furniture that will fit in well.

    As regards the lease agreement, i want you to send it to me for my review, i will eventually have it filled and signed on my arrival in your place as i am of the opinion that such documents are best filled and signed physically.

    I can start the lease by the 15th of July and I will be doing a one year lease although we will not be arriving until the end of the month. You can prepare the lease in my name Paul Morrison. Please call my wife cell phone +447035930703

    Let me know how to move ahead as I intend to complete this deal before we move in by the end of the month, I will let you know the exact date as soon as I get a booking on a flight to the country.

    Thanks and God Bless.

  71. Now he is using Dr Jude Edward – no facebook listing or Google hits made me suspicious. I sent nothing and found this Web site.

    THANKS!!!!

  72. I believe I was just almost scammed by this guy who said his name was James Morgan. One e-mail sent was from Michael Bruce but the e-mail said Paul Smiley288@gmail.com, then the second was from James Morgan.james44@gmail.com. Both had to do with a Craig’s list ad I posted for furniture. He wanted to send a money order and I was to cash it and let him know so he could make “arrangements” to pick up furniture. I gave him my name but a different address where I would still get the M.O. This morning he sent an e-mail stating a mistake had been made. His secretary sent the wrong M.O. for a higher amount and would I cash it, keep the furniture amount and give the rest to the shipping company that would pick up the furniture. This was a huge red flag. I wrote and told him the transaction was null and void. That I will only deal with local buyers. I asked him to send an address where I could return the M.O. when it arrives. Of course, I have heard nothing. This person is a real creep and will continue to do this. He also has very bad grammar. Have to keep getting the word out. Anyone posting to Craig’s list, READ THE SCAM SECTION.

  73. —–Original Message—–
    From: Mack David [mailto:mackdavid01@yahoo.com]
    Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2012 12:02 AM
    To:
    Subject: [SPAM] REPLY ASAP

    Thanks for your mail ,Yes i appreciate your wanting to help us in our situation.I am a Doctor by profession and i am currently working with ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL,24 WATFORD ROAD,HARROW,MIDDLESEX,LONDON.I will be in the states for the next one year with my wife and nine year old daughter and during my stay i will be working with the United States Environmental Protection Agency on a private research work.We have a financier that is based in the states and he will be handling the rent deposit payment on our behalf,we will instruct him to send you the check for this as soon as you give us the go ahead to make payment to you. Due to the limited time that we have before our arrival,we are making arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with furniture,so we will need you to provide us with the measurements of the living room and bedroom so that we can send it to the furniture company so that they can supply the unit with furniture that will fit in well.

    As regards the lease agreement,i want you to send it to me for my review,i will eventually have it filled and signed on my arrival in your place as i am of the opinion that such documents are best filled and signed physically. We can start the lease by the 20th of December and we will be doing a year lease although we will not be arriving until End of the Month.You can prepare the lease in my name Dr.Mack David and my wife’s name Mrs.Kate David.Please call my cell phone +447024053741.

    As regards the rent and deposit required to be paid by me in order to secure this rental prior to our arrival,i will need you to provide me with your full name in which the check will be issued and your complete physical contact address to which it will be sent to by my financier,as soon as you provide these,i will forward it to my financier with an instruction to issue and send you the check.

  74. From: Donald Rubingh [mailto:donaldrubingh@ymail.com]
    Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2012 7:41 PM
    To:
    Subject: [SPAM] Am satisfied with the price.

    I’m satisfied with the price of the rent given to me. Am from Liverpool, I`m working with McNicholas Construction Company Ltd here in Liverpool…I am 45yrs of age. I just got a transfer from my company to represent the company in the state. That is the main reason why am searching for a good place to rent, I want to rent the vacancy for 1 year and 2 months if possible. I`m making a preparation of coming down on the 10th of next month January… Am coming to stay alone, I do not smoke and have no pets.

    I would like to make a deposit of 2 month rent plus the security deposit and also pay for the credit check, to secure the place before my arrival.

    My Financial assistant who is based in the state would be handling the rent deposit payment on my behalf, I will tell him to send you 2 month rent for the deposit payment, once you assure me that it is a lovely place to live.

    This is my first time of renting a place to stay. Let me know if you acknowledge and want me to proceed with the deposit. You can give me a call, but the best way to get a hold of me is through email cause i might be in a meeting. My cell phone number is +44 -703-186-4578 and my home phone is +44-702-402-0947

    thanks,

    Donald.

  75. Well, I just got this email yesterday and today and now he goes by Dr. Nicholars James! What an ass!!

    Hello,
    Thanks for your mail ,Yes i appreciate your wanting to help us
    in our situation.I am a chemist by profession and i am currently
    working with NORTH WICKPARK&ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL,17
    WATFORDROAD,HARROW,MIDDLESEX, LONDON I will be in the states for the
    next one year with my wife and nine year daughter and during my stay i
    will be working with the United States Environmental Protection Agency
    on a private research work.We have a financier that is based in the
    states and he will be handling the rent deposit payment on our
    behalf,we will instruct him to send you the check for this as soon
    asyou give us the go ahead to make payment to you. Due to the limited
    time that we have before our arrival, we are making arrangements with
    a furniture company to supply the home with furniture,so we will need
    you to provide us with the measurements of the living room and bedroom
    so that we can send it to the furniture company so that they can
    supply the unit with furniture that will fit in well. As regards the
    lease agreement,i want you to send it to me for my review,i will
    eventually have it filled and signed on my arrival in your place as i
    am of the opinion that such documents are best filled and signed
    physically.. and we will be doing a one year lease although we will
    not be arriving until first week of february .You can prepare the
    lease in my name Dr.Nicolas james and my wife’s name Mrs….Melissa
    James. and you can call my cell phone +447024019754
    As regards the rent and deposit required to be paid by me in order
    to secure this rental prior to our arrival,i will need you to provide
    me with your full name in which the check will be issued and your
    complete physical contact address to which it will be sent to by my
    financier,as soon as you provide these,i will forward it to my
    financier with an instruction to issue and send you the
    check….Please i need you to also reconfirm the total move in
    costs,that is the rent and deposit to be paid.

    I will look forward to your email with the required information.

    Thank you,

    Dr.Nicolars

    Someone needs to stop this guy! Thank God I didn’t give him any info.! I was suspicious from the beginning!

  76. He’s still at it…. got nothing from me though….

    2/5/2013

    Thanks for your mail,Yes i appreciate your wanting to help us in our situation.I am a chemist by profession and i am currently working with NORTH WICK PARK & ST.MARK’S HOSPITAL,17 WATFORD ROAD,HARROW,MIDDLE SEX, LONDON . I will be in the states for the next one year with my wife and nine year old daughter and during my stay i will be working with the United States Environmental Protection Agency on a private research work….We have a financier that is based in the states and he will be handling the rent deposit payment on our behalf,we will instruct him to send you the check for this as soon as you give us the go ahead to make payment to you.

    Due to the limited time that we have before our arrival,we are making arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with furniture,so we will need you to provide us with the measurements of the living room and bedroom so that we can send it to the furniture company so that they can supply the unit with furniture that will fit in well. As regards the idlease agreement,i want you to send it to me for my review,i will eventually have it filled and signed on my arrival in your place as i am of the opinion that such documents are best filled and signed physically.We can start the lease by the 15th of February and we will be doing a one year lease although we will not be arriving until Ending of February ..or even before then.You can prepare the lease in my name Dr.Jones Bruce and my wife’s name Mrs.Lynda bruce.Please call my cell phone +447042061383 let us know how to move ahead as we intend to complete this deal before we move in by the end of the month,we will let you know the exact date as soon as we get a booking on a flight to the states.

    As regards the rent and deposit required to be paid by me in order to secure this rental prior to our arrival,i will need you to provide me with your full name in which the check will be issued and your complete physical contact address to which it will be sent to by my financier,as soon as you provide these,i will forward it to my financier with an instruction to issue and send you the check.Please i need you to also reconfirm the total move in costs,that is the rent and deposit to be paid..

    I will look forward to your e mail with the required information.

    Thank you,

    Dr.Jones Bruce

  77. Be ware… this guy is trying to rip you off…… see above attempt

    Jones Bruce

  78. Jones Bruce (jonesbruce213@yahoo.com)

  79. I got tow emails with the same exact text, but two different “doctors” Here are both of their email addresses:

    Kenneth Jones”
    Dr.Jones Bruce

    Thanks for your mail,Yes i appreciate your wanting to help us in our situation.I am a chemist by profession and i am currently working with SOUTH PARK &ST.PAUL’S HOSPITAL,17WATFORD ROAD,HARROW,MIDDLE SEX, LONDON . I will be in the states for the next one year with my wife and nine year old daughter and during my stay i will be working with the United States Environmental Protection Agency on a private research work….We have a financier that is based in the states and he will be handling the rent deposit payment on our behalf,we will instruct him to send you the check for this as soon as you give us the go ahead to make payment to you.

    Due to the limited time that we have before our arrival,we are making arrangements with a furniture company to supply the home with furniture,so we will need you to provide us with the measurements of the living room and bedroom so that we can send it to the furniture company so that they can supply the unit with furniture that will fit in well. As regards the lease agreement,i want you to send it to me for my review,i will eventually have it filled and signed on my arrival in your place as i am of the opinion that such documents are best filled and signed physically.We can start the lease by the 12th of April and we will be doing a one year lease although we will not be arriving until 30th of April or even before then.You can prepare the lease in my name Dr.Kenneth Jones and my wife’s name Mrs.Lynda Jones Please call my cell phone +447011164790 let us know how to move ahead as we intend to complete this deal before we move in by the end of the month,we will let you know the exact date as soon as we get a booking on a flight to the states.

    As regards the rent and deposit required to be paid by me in order to secure this rental prior to our arrival,i will need you to provide me with your full name in which the check will be issued and your complete physical contact address to which it will be sent to by my financier,as soon as you provide these,i will forward it to my financier with an instruction to issue and send you the check.Please i need you to also reconfirm the total move in costs,that is the rent and deposit to be paid..

    I will look forward to your e mail with the required information.

    Thank you,

    Dr.Kenneth Jones

    Hello,

    I come across your house for rent advertised on the internet and i am interested in renting it,please let me know if it is still available.I will be signing one year lease for this unit and will be staying with my wife and daughter,and will be willing to offer you 2 months rent plus the security deposit in order to secure this unit prior to our arrival.Could you be kind enough to let me know what the electricity/utility cost would be?as i will really need to have this unit to myself.You can send me the lease application,to enable be review it ahead of time.i would eventually have it signed physically when i arrive in person.

    Please do get back to me in time because i will really appreciate a quick response.
    Regards.

    Dr.Jones Bruce

  80. This just happened to me. I expressed an interest in a “too good to be true” listing I saw on Craigs List. I will post the two emails that were sent to me:

    Hello sorry for the late response,

    We are pleased that you have an interest in our house, Our lovely home is still available for lease and we want responsible adults/family who are neat and also believe that they have what it takes to take care of our house as if it were theirs. My wife and I initially had it up for sale but had a change of mind in leasing it out ourselves because the agent that was in charge of our rental property was asking too much of an agent fee and also making it difficult for people who cannot afford the rent, stay away from renting my house.

    The reason why our house is up for lease is because I got transferred from my place of work to Michigan. I will be away with my family for at least 10 to 15 years because of the love I have for them, I have decided not to sell our house and also assuring them that we only have few years to spend here and will be willing to lease it out to person/family who is willing to assure us of taking absolute care of our home and pay their rent on time. I will start by telling you more in regards me and my family. I have a twin daughters named Leslie and Lydia (11yrs) .

    I work as a Construction Engineer here in Michigan and got married to a lovely wife. We will be very pleased if we can find the right tenant to rent our home, a person who is a clean freak and does not tolerate anything that has to do with dirt… We also would like to know more about you and your family, your renting experience and how long and when you plan moving into our home. Please note that you will only be able to drive by the House for now but can’t have a look at the interior until I have sent the keys and documents of the House to you.

    There is also a rent to own option on the house.

    House Address
    51 Jennifer Rd, Lowell, MA
    Monthly Fee $1,156
    Security Deposit: $1000

    Pets Allowed: Yes
    Available: Available Now for move in.

    So pls get back to me today.
    I await your reply ASAP.

    The rental fee is inclusive with utilities and my home available as at this moment.
    As soon as you get back to me I will email a rental application form for you to fill and get back to us with your information so that we can know you better.

    So please get back to me today.I await your reply ASAP.

    THIS IS THE SECOND EMAIL I RECEIVED AFTER I WROTE BACK

    Below is the Rental Application form, fill it and get back to us, I can see your willingness in leasing our home and hope we will never have regrets in leasing our home to you.

    RENT APPLICATION FORM.
    FIRST NAME:__________?
    MIDDLE NAME:__________?
    LAST NAME:__________?
    DATE OF BIRTH:_________?
    PROFESSION:__________?
    PHONE:
    (CELL)PHONE__________?
    (WORK)PHONE__________?
    (HOME)PHONE__________?
    MARITAL STATUS:__________?
    KIDS _____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY________
    PRESENT ADDRESS:_____________________
    CITY:_______________
    STATE:______________
    ZIP CODE:____________
    HOW LONG?___________IF RENTING
    WHY ARE YOU LEAVING__________?
    IF THIS HOUSE IS BEING GIVEN TO YOU,
    HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING?____________?
    WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN?______________?
    IF YOU HAVE A PET,
    KIND OF PETS:_____________?
    HABITS
    DO YOU SMOKE______________ ?
    DO YOU DRINK______________?
    DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT?____?
    WHEN AND WHERE DO YOU WISH TO RECEIVE THE KEYS AND DOCUMENTS OF THE HOUSE:_______________?

    I want you to also know that we will let you stay in our home till the period of time you wish to as long as you pay up your rent on time. We also want you to know that the rent fee covers the utilities, you can use them and take proper care of our home.

    All we ask for is making sure you fill the rental application form properly so that we can approve you as our tenant, we will also advise you secure our home by paying for a refundable security deposit so that we can take our house off market and let other renters not to contact us anymore for the same house you are about renting.

    You can give me a call on (762) 233-0297. Here are the contents of the package that will be shipped to your present home address via a courier service upon receiving your application form filled by you.

    1) Entrance and the rooms Keys
    2) Paper/Permanent House form (Containing your reference details)
    3) The duplicate of the House documented file.
    4) Payment Receipt.

    Remain Blessed.

    I feel bad if anyone falls for these sorts of things.


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