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Known Rental Scammer – mwills500@gmail.com

January 23, 2009 at 12:43 am | Posted in Known Rental Scammers | 76 Comments

Name: Rev Michael Williams 

Email: mwills500@gmail.com

Content:

Good day to you over there,i am Reverend Michael Williams by name,i saw this unit been  advertised on craigslist.com and am much more interested in renting it,having read the details about it in the ad which really suites me.I will be signing a one year lease or more for the unit depending on how the area is conducive for my daughter and i,i will want to know the modalities for renting it and the actual price to pay per month ,i will be working with the Christian Centers in the city and  will be living with my lovely daughter(Lowrie) whom is 12yrs old.I will be looking forward to  hear from you as soon as possible as
i will want to conclude the rental process before i arrive on the  1st of February.

Regards
Rev Michael Williams of St Anne’s Anglican Church(Diocese of London).
phone……..+447031966174(feel free to call me at anytime).

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  1. He emailed me and watch out!!! He continous to go along with all emails you send. If you want to call his bluff, just ask for CASH OR WIRE TRANSFER…which of course you are not going to get.

  2. He emailed me and watch out!!! He continous to go along with all emails you send. If you want to call his bluff, just ask for CASH OR WIRE TRANSFER…which of course you are not going to get. Thanks for whomever put this information out!!!

  3. He’s persistent.Thanks for warning.

  4. Received a message from Rev. Williams which is now provided as mwills600@gmail.com. Rental request was the same as previously posted.

  5. This individual contacted me through the Craigslist Site for a home listed for rent. No response to him was submitted.

  6. He contacted me too and he is playing along… It sounds like he is in a rush. Very persistant. Thanks for the warning

  7. He contacted me on Jan 1, 2009. But, the email address has changed to naveenfoxx@gmail.com.

    Smelled fishy from the start. Glad I found this site….

  8. Sorry it was Feb 1st, 2009…

  9. I got the same message. Never called him because, first of all, there are no Alglicans in our town, secondly, the punctuation and wording was not of a well-educated person.

  10. I just received the same inquiry as above for a rental posted on Craig’s List February 6, 2009. It did seem fishy because of the typos, and why would someone want to have his “wonderful 12 year old daughter” out in the middle of nowhere? He also states he has work “in the city,” but he does not state which city. Why would someone want to live over an hour from the nearest large city, which does have Angelican churches, with a difficult commute (although my current tenant does just that – but she’s 27). I found this scam warning by googling his entire name.

  11. I too have just become a hit for this “reverend”. I did some searching on the website for the Diocese of London and there is no listing. This sounded funny from the start. I have now contacted the Diocese of London to let them know that someone out there is using there name. I am keeping the messages in case something comes about. Thank you for those of you that posted and are helping others.

  12. hi thanks for the heads up. he contacted me also abt a house i have for rent. i would like to know how he is a rental scammer? i mean how can u scam someone when ur the one who has to pay money, it doesnt make sence to me. its not like im paying him to rent my place. if someone can get back to me with more info on him that would b great

  13. Thank you all for posting! I received the exact same email from this person, except the date was for a March 1 arrival. I had googled him also to no avail and was trying to figure out how to move forward since it seemed so odd. I won’t waste my time now. THANKS!

  14. HE CONTACTED ME WITH THIS

    Good day to you over there,i am Reverend Michael Williams by name,i saw this unit been advertised on craigslist.com and am much more interested in renting it,having read the details about it in the ad which really suites me.I will be signing a one year lease or more for the unit depending on how the area is conducive for my daughter and i,i will want to know the modalities for renting it and the actual price to pay per month ,i will be working with the Christian Centers in the city and will be living with my lovely daughter(Lowrie) whom is 12yrs old.I will be looking forward to hear from you as soon as possible as
    i will want to conclude the rental process before i arrive on the 1st of March.

    Regards
    Rev Michael Williams of St Anne’s Anglican Church(Diocese of London).
    phone……..+447031966174(feel free to call me at anytime).

  15. Oh the Church he speaks of is real,and there is a Rev. with the first name Micheal,and there is a Rev. with the last name Williams.
    He expects you to check up on him,he did his homework well,one of the reverends even has a daughter named Lowrie.
    I e-mail both reverends at the church,and they have told me I am not the first to have contacted them about this scam artist.

    http://www.forministry.com/CAONACOFCSAACB

  16. oh the e-mail has changed to mwells600@gmail.com

  17. HE DIDN’T EVEN READ THE REPLY I SENT SAYING CALLING HIM REV.PHONY WITH THIS WEBSITE AS A LINK.ALL HE DID WAS REPLY WITH THIS MESSAGE.

    Thanks for your mail,i appreciate your waiting to help us in all our
    situation.I am a by Reverend by profession and also currently the
    Vicar of St Anne’s Anglican Church(Diocese of London)United Kingdom.
    I will be in the states for the next one year or more with my daughter
    and during my stay i will be spreading the Gospel of God (Mission and
    Evangelism)and we planning on having a branch of our Diocese in the
    states with the help of the Christian Centers in the city and having
    seen the area is condusive for me and my child i might decide to stay
    more than the one year lease signed.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 payment deposit for this
    as soon as you give us the go ahead to make payment to you. 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 in person .We can start the lease asap and we will be doing
    a one year lease although we will not be arriving until 1st of March.
    . You can prepare the lease in my name Reverend Michael Williams
    .. and my daughter Lowrie Let us know how to move ahead as we intend
    to complete this deal by end of this month ,we will let you know the
    exact date as soon as we get a booking on a flight to the United
    states.
    Thanks and sincere regards

  18. We have received this scam just this week and I am so glad that I have googled this information. He actually sent us a check, but it bounced back from our bank as a “fishy” signature. We will be filing a police report. Thanks everyone.

  19. He’s still at it as of 13 March. Nothing new to add. Same exact same pitch a mentioned above. Thanks to all for this post. Saved me a lot of time and potentially saved me lost renters if I had wasted time by telling others that my place was spoken for.

  20. We have 2 units for rent and received the identical message from this impostor on both rentals. Thanks to Google, we won’t be responding to these emails and appreciate the group effort to keep people informed. The 2 differences to his current message was that he would be arriving on April 1st and the email address is now iremitide@googlemail.com.

  21. Whoa! I’m glad I googled this loser! He’s been going on and on for 2 days, refusing to tell us who his “financier” is, and saying he wants in by April 1 with his 12-yr-old daughter “Lowrie”. Thanks for this site being so accessible!

  22. Is there any way to warn people on Craigslist about this guy? I don’t understand how he was supposed to get money from us, when we’re the ones asking for money for a rental application. Does he expect people to send him money or something? How’s it work? I’m new to this. We have to rent our house out, are not investers.

    • What ever you do,DON”T CALL THIS GUY! I’m not positive about this scam but I have heard of these numbers that once called are able to use your telephone account to make various charges. We were also contacted by Rev. Phoney. This is the only thing we could think of. Thank goodness for this site,

  23. BTW, FWIW, his email now is oromitidayo@gmail.com. Isn’t there a way to track him down, a place we can report this to, since it’s obviously a large scam by this time.

  24. Hi all, The way these scams work can be seen if you watch the videos on this site. What I’ve learned as a landlord is “avoid those in a big hurry.” I learned that on another website that had “red flags.” The other rule is to follow through on background checks, calling previous landlords and employers, even if that means you “lose” someone as a tenant. If a prospective tenant doesn’t want a background check or give legitimate contacts, you do not want him/her/them in your rental!

  25. Darcy, isn’t there a way these scammers can be caught and arrested, or is it not considered important enough for law enforcement to bother with? It seems if they are actually (eventually) using the U.S.P.S. to collect money from their marks, that’s mail fraud and should be gone after by Postal Inspectors. Even without that, aren’t there other avenues for catching these crooks?

  26. Certain kinds of fraud can be reported to the Federal Trade Commission. I believe their website is http://www.ftc.gov

    This kind of international fraud might be more difficult to catch, but the FTC might want to know about it. Craigslist may already know about it; hence their warnings about screening potential renters on the “post” page.

    One could also notify one’s newspaper and state consumer fraud division. The more others know about the latest forms fraud can take, the less effective such attempts will be.

    State consumer fraud is reported through the Attorney General’s Office, although they have no power to actually do anything, to my knowledge.

  27. Hey all,

    The con comes in when the “deposit and rent” is sent to you. He states that a “financier” is paying for him to do his work, and the last name used is Braich, which has a couple of websites about the charity work that person does. I am not sure if they actually exist, though. The “financier” sends you a check for rent and extra for furniture that is to be delivered prior to their arrival. Once you receive the check, which was from Fremont Bank in California, he changes the scenario. Now, the furniture company will not deliver the furniture without payment. He asks you to take a portion of the check and Western Union it to someone who works for the furniture company. Once you do that, you are out the money because the check is fake. DO NOT DO IT.

  28. Thanks for posting this information. I was trying to verify “St. Anne’s Anglican Church” and came across your blog. The person is still at it…..Here is what I received today in response to my apartment ad on craigslist:

    From: mwills600

    Good day to you over there,i am Reverend Gilbert Zamora by name,i saw this unit been advertised on craigslist.com and am much more interested in renting it having read the details about it in the ad which really suites my taste.I will be signing a one year lease or more for the unit depending on how the area is condusive for my daughter and I,i will want to know the modalities in renting it and the actual price to pay per month ,i will be working with the Christian Centers in the city and will be living with my lovely daughter(Lowrie) whom is 12years old.I will be looking forward to hear from you as soon as possible as i will want to conclude the rental process before i arrive on the 30th of April.

    Regards
    Rev Gilbert Zamora of St Anne’s Anglican Church(Diocese of London).
    phone……..+447031966174(feel free to call me at anytime).

  29. Hi I am so glad I found this site he has changed his name but not his tactics. Thanks to who ever posted this site.
    Good day to you over there,i am Reverend Gilbert Zamora by name,i saw this unit been advertised on craigslist.com and am much more interested in renting it having read the details about it in the ad which really suites my taste.I will be signing a one year lease or more for the unit depending on how the area is conducive for my daughter and I,i will want to know the modalities in renting it and the actual price to pay per month ,i will be working with the Christian Centers in the city and will be living with my lovely daughter(Lowrie) whom is 12years old.I will be looking forward to hear from you as soon as possible as i will want to conclude the rental process before i arrive on the 30th of April.

    Regards
    Rev Gilbert Zamora of St Anne’s Anglican Church(Diocese of London).
    phone……..+447031966174(feel free to call me at anytime).

  30. Here he is again….under a new name….

    Michael Williams


    Good day to you over there,i am Reverend Gilbert Zamora by name,i saw this unit been advertised on craigslist.com and am much more interested in renting it
    having read the details about it in the ad which really suites my taste.I will be signing a one year lease or more for the unit depending on how the area is conducive for my daughter and I,i will want to know the modalities in renting it and the actual price to pay per month ,i will be working with the Christian Centers in the city and will be living with my lovely daughter(Lowrie) whom is 12years old.I will be looking forward to hear from you as soon as possible as i will want to conclude the rental process before i arrive on the 30th of April.

    Regards
    Rev Gilbert Zamora of St Anne’s Anglican Church(Diocese of London).
    phone……..+447031966174(feel free to call me at anytime).

    Glad you are here!

  31. He has changed his name to Gilbert Zamora and he offers to send pictures but never does!

    Hello, Thanks for your mail and details on this unit,i am indeed serious in renting this unit 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 be enable to have a review of it ahead of time.i would eventually have it signed physically when i arrive.In my opinion all appending signatories should be done properly and at best physically.Please send me a picture view of the living room and bed rooms.This is an international situation With this arrangement my financier in the states will be effecting your payment deposit to you.I believe we can work together and ensure every arrangements that we shall both be executed in line with my taking up the tenancy should be done accordingly to ensure we have a proper understanding.In view of my work schedule i would want us to finalize all basic arrangements. I will be arriving in the united states with my daughter on the 30th of April. If you require any specific information, please let me know and i am very happy to share some pics

    of my late wife,my daughter and i and hope you will like them .Thanks so much for your honesty and God Bless.

    My due regards
    Reverend Gilbert zamora

  32. Here’s the latest one. What a loser:


    Good day to you over there,i am Reverend Gilbert Zamora by name,i saw this unit been advertised on craigslist.com and am much more interested in renting it
    having read the details about it in the ad which really suites my taste.I will be signing a one year lease or more for the unit depending on how the area is conducive for my daughter and I,i will want to know the modalities in renting it and the actual price to pay per month ,i will be working with the Christian Centers in the city and will be living with my lovely daughter(Lowrie) whom is 12years old.I will be looking forward to hear from you as soon as possible as i will want to conclude the rental process before i arrive on the 30th of April.

    Regards
    Rev Gilbert Zamora of St Anne’s Anglican Church(Diocese of London).
    phone……..+447031966174(feel free to call me at anytime).

  33. Got the Zamora email this morning, just 7 hours after I posted a rental in Arkansas. His arrival date is now supposed to be June 1 (coincidentally, that is the date my unit is available).
    Glad I googled this! Google is your friend 🙂

  34. This guy’s at it again. He responsed to Craigslist ad:

    From: michael williams (mwells600@gmail.com)
    Good day to you over there,i am Reverend Gilbert Zamora by name,i saw this unit been advertised on craigslist.com and am much more interested in renting it having read the details about it in the ad which really suites my taste.I will be signing a one year lease or more for the unit depending on how the area is conducive for my daughter and I,i will want to know the modalities in renting it and the actual price to pay per month ,i will be working with the Christian Centers in the city and will be living with my lovely daughter(Lowrie) whom is 12years old.I will be looking forward to hear from you as soon as possible as i will want to conclude the rental process before i arrive on the 30th of April.

    Regards
    Rev Gilbert Zamora of St Anne’s Anglican Church(Diocese of London).
    phone……..+447031966174(feel free to call me at anytime).

  35. Hi All,
    Just want to thank you all for posting your experiences with this guy, saved us a lot of time and headache. We just received inquiries from him a few days ago (April 16, 2009) and the emails are exactly the same as you all have received.

    Thanks again..Oh and a BIG thanks to my husband who recommended that we google this guy!!!!

  36. So here is what happens next…
    He wants me to pay for furniture for him. It must be stolen or something. I can’t figure this scam out exactly! His next email follow…

    Thank you very much for all the understanding and email details, i am planning on having some furniture’s delivered into the unit before our arrival so that we can settle in comfortably,you can understand that transiting cross atlantic is not that easy so we are making arrangement with the furniture company to deliver the furniture before our arrival after the rent and security deposit has been paid to you by my financier. We will ask you for a favor here,can we rely on you to take delivery of the furniture for us when they are delivered? We will instruct the furniture company to contact you to schedule a delivery date and time that will be convenient for you to receive our furniture for us. As you will be handling the delivery of the furniture for us,we may ask our financier to include the costs of our furniture with the rent and deposit to be sent to you so that you can help us to make the payment when it is delivered. We will really appreciate if you can do this for us and promise to compensate you adequately for your time and efforts on our arrival in your place.Please let me know if this will be okay with you so that i can instruct our financier to go ahead with the payment,also i will want you to get back to with your contact information which the payment will be mail out to.looking forward to meet you soon.

    Best regards
    Reverend Gilbert Zamora

  37. Ok he really sent me pictures of him and his wife with the faces blurry. and they are all very small. Then one of his daughter from the side and blurry. That’s convenient. And how is he moving to Arkansas when he is moving to Pennsylvania on April 1.

  38. I got the same message in response to my Craiglist ad posted yesterday. His email address is now gbudugbada@googlemail.com

    I hope this sleazy bastard rots in hell for trying to take advantage of innocent people.

  39. I got this response from my ad in Stratford, Conn. for an apartment I am advertising. When I called the phone number through Yahoo Phone Out it gave the message that call was disconnected because I hadn’t entered a credit card number. It appears the good “reverend” is a credit card thief in addition to being a check bouncer.

    Good day to you over there,i am Reverend Gilbert Williams by name,i saw this unit been advertised on craigslist.com and am much more interested in renting it having read the details about it in the ad which really suites my taste.I will be signing a one year lease or more for the unit depending on how the area is conducive for my daughter and I,i will want to know the modalities in renting it and the actual price to pay per month ,i will be working with the Christian Centers in the city and will be living with my lovely daughter(Lowrie) whom is 12years old.I will be looking forward to hear from you as soon as possible as i will want to conclude the rental process before i arrive on the 15th of May.

    Regards
    Rev Gilbert Williams of St Anne’s Anglican Church(Diocese of London).
    Home : +447031911893
    Cell :+447031910896(feel free to call me at anytime).

  40. I go the exact same email and based on the comments in this web site, I am ignoring the email. Thanks.

  41. His first reply (below) to my add sounded fishy, a search turned this blog up. Figured. What a putz.
    “Good day to you over there,i am Reverend Gilbert Williams by name,i saw this unit been advertised on craigslist.com and am much more interested in renting it having read the details about it in the ad which really suites my taste.I will be signing a one year lease or more for the unit depending on how the area is conducive for my daughter and I,i will want to know the modalities in renting it and the actual price to pay per month ,i will be working with the Christian Centers in the city and will be living with my lovely daughter(Lowrie) whom is 12years old.I will be looking forward to hear from you as soon as possible as i will want to conclude the rental process before i arrive on the 1st of May.

    Regards
    Rev Gilbert Williams of St Anne’s Anglican Church(Diocese of London).
    Home : +447031911893
    Cell :+447031910896(feel free to call me at anytime).

  42. Same scam happened to me, his name this time around was Rev Gilbert Williams of St Anne’s Anglican Church(Diocese of London).

  43. Thank you so much for posting this, guys!
    May 9th and this guy is doing it again.
    I thought it was foul (due to a bizzare language of the e-mails), but wasn’t sure what the con was.
    Thank you!!

  44. Hey friends of the Reverend,

    I have also just had the priviledge of having the honourable “wack job” reverend ask to rent my property in Los Angeles for him and his darling daughter so they can “spread the word of the Lord”.

    Thanks everyone for submitting your comments on this site, it is nice that I can stop wasting my time on this fool.

    Makes you wonder what he’s getting out of it…..

    Take care, D in Los Angeles

    • This man just replied to our post on craigslist and after our reply to his first email, we received this message today…

      Thanks for your mail,i appreciate your waiting to help us in all our situation and will be glad if you could please send me the picture of the bedroom.I am a Reverend by profession and also currently the Vicar of St Anne’s Anglican Church(Diocese of London)United Kingdom.I will be in the states for the next one year or more with my daughter and during my stay i will be spreading the Gospel of God (Mission and Evangelism)and we planning on having a branch of our Diocese in the states with the help of the Christian Centers in the city and having seen the area for the one year we will be spending at first is conducive for my Daughter and I,i might decide to sign more than the one year lease signed.We have a financier that is base in the states and he will be handling the rental deposit payment on our behalf,we will instruct him to send you the payment deposit for this as soon as you give us the go ahead to have the payment sent out to you.As regards the lease agreement,i want you to send it to me for my review and i will eventually have it filled and signed on my arrival in your place on my first day of arrival before entering the unit as i am of the opinion that such documents are best filled and signed physically in person .We can start the lease asap and we will be signing a one year lease although we will not be arriving until 30TH of May.You can prepare the lease in my name Reverend Gilbert Williams and my daughter(Lowrie Williams)Let us know how to move ahead as we intend to complete this rental deal before our arrival ,we will let you know the exact date as soon as we get a booking of the flight to the United states.

      Thanks and sincere regards
      Reverend Gilbert Williams

      He changed his name from Michael in the first email to Gilbert in the second. Also, the email address has changed to ibujokoaje@googlemail.com.

      Glad we found this site. We will not respond to him again. He is obviously a scam artist.

  45. He is persistant. I keep receiving emails from him making some excuse or another for not receiving the money or not having contacted me in a few weeks. It’s getting a little annoying…any suggestings as to what I should do?

    Part of me thinks I should send him a Dear Reverend letter and part of me thinks I should contact someone of authority…but then again is this really illegal or just pathetic??

  46. Still active under name Gilbert Zamora oriapesin@googlemail.com

  47. He just sent me the same email, same name Gilbert Zamora, we should sent a note to craigslist for this scams.

  48. I think they are more than one person, this group or guy might have change his name and information to another person, and he use a famous professor name since he think we are not smart enough to google the renter name on internet, the following email sound like a scams.

    Hello …..

    Am interested in your apartment/house for rent that you posted on Craigslist.com With the little descriptions you gave there-in, am satisfied and it redeemed my stress of searching around for an apartment to rent. I would like to make an inquiry if the apartment is still available for rent and the duration in which you want to lease the unit. Preferably 12months. Am a family Orientated man, No Pet {s} i don’t smoke either.

    Get back to me with the following requirements :

    1- Monthly rent fees ?
    2- Security deposit fee ?
    3- Utilities if applicable ?
    4- Dimension/measurement of the unit {s} ?
    5- Parking space if any ?
    6- who own the apartment?
    7- when will it be ready to move in ?
    8- i have my own furniture can i move them in?

    I wait to read from you asap

    Thank you

    Prof Richard Jordan
    Fossil Hunter {Paleontologist}.
    Middlesex London UK

  49. He emailed me, too! I almost belived him, but I had some doubt so I goggled him. And that’s how I found out that he is fake. I want to thank everyone here for helping me to avoid a scammer. I am sure there are many victims of him. He should be put in jail.

  50. This scammer uses the following email to contact me:

    Michael Williams

    Good day to you over there,i am Reverend Gilbert Williams by name,i saw this unit been advertised on craigslist.com and am much more interested in renting it having read the details about it in the ad which really suites my taste.I will be signing a one year lease or more for the unit depending on how the area is conducive for my daughter and I,i will want to know the modalities in renting it and the actual price to pay per month ,i will be working with the Christian Centers in the city and will be living with my lovely daughter(Lowrie) whom is 12years old.I will be looking forward to hear from you as soon as
    possible as i will want to conclude the rental process before i arrive on the 1st of June.

    Regards
    Rev Gilbert Williams of St Anne’s Anglican Church(Diocese of London).
    Cell :+447031991586(feel free to call me at anytime).

  51. I just advertised a condo for rent in Costa Mesa and got Prof Richard Jordan Fossil Hunter that answered my ad the same day. I googled him and got this website, thanks for the info on these idiot scammers. What do they get out of doing this? It is so strange to me.

    thank you

  52. Craziness!! We got contacted this guy as well with the same story as everyone mentioned above. We were about to prepare a lease agreement for him. I thought there was something fishy about his email as well, especially the fact that the grammar is so terrible it’s hard to believe he’s a Reverend – that’s why I decided to google the guy. Soooo grateful for google and this website!! Everyone – trust your instincts and then confirm them with google!!

  53. Same scam, crazy…he even overnighted the check…very weird…thank goodness I was able to bing his name and this website came up. Bing! people first if something just doesn’t add up.

  54. This is what is going on

    1. he will send you a fake/false check that will bounce

    and if it doesn’t, he suddenly will not be able to rent your apartment anymore and he will ask for a refund – congrats, you’ve just become a money launderer

    2, he will send you a check for much more than the apartment rent is worth and ask you to send him a check for the balance. He will put a lot of pressure on to send the refund balance check, because the original check he sent you is fake/forged. If you send the difference, you can get in trouble for cheque forgery, handling stolen money, or money laundering

    3. This is just an extension of 419 scams – the fact you are receiving money doesn’t mean you can’t be scammed.

    4. He may also try some other classic 419 scams on you – google “419 scams” there are too many to list here.

    Please be careful people.

  55. Well… looks like the “Rev” is at it again. Isn’t there anyone of authority that can stop this creep???

    Good day to you over there,i am Reverend Gilbert Williams by name,i saw this unit been advertised on craigslist.com and am much more interested in renting it having read the details about it in the ad which really suites my taste.I will be signing a one year lease or more for the unit depending on how the area is conducive for my daughter and I,i will want to know the modalities in renting it and the actual price to pay per month ,i will be working with the Christian Centers in the city and will be living with my lovely daughter(Lowrie) whom is 12years old.I will be looking forward to hear from you as soon as
    possible as i will want to conclude the rental process before i arrive on the 30th of June.

    Regards
    Rev Gilbert Williams of St Anne’s Anglican Church(Diocese of London).
    Cell :+447031991586(feel free to call me at anytime).

  56. Hi all, he’s still at it, but now he’s Rev David Goater at davidgoater@gmail.com 447031991586 and the daugther is Sandra. We were about to call the number but the story was so strange we decided to run our background first. Fortunately we found this site. We don’t have time to waste on idiots like this.

  57. now it’s Michael Williams @mailto:naveenfoxx@gmail.com

  58. He is still at it with the scam. He is using the e-mail naveen fox , the name Reverend Gilbert Williams.

  59. I just received a response on Craigs List to a rental offering. Good thing I did a little background checking. Something about the email didn’t quite make sense. I think it was the reply to address listed as Gilbert Zamora [gbudugbada@googlemail.com].

  60. I thought this guys sounded fishy. Thanks for the warning.

  61. Hello, this is not just for rentals, I posted a treadmill and got his response right away wanting to see pics, so I sent pics and now this. So I decided to google him and found this website. And his name is Tom, according to my first response!lol
    Thanks for your reply concerning my inquiry. I am quite comfortable
    with the condition of the item. Since I won’t be making any repairs
    on it, I will add $50 to the purchase price… for you to hold it for
    me.
    Please provide your full name, Address and your Phone number so that I
    can send your payment. I will be paying you by Money Order … It will
    take 2 -3 days for the payment to get to you…As for delivery, I will
    make arrangements for the pick-up after you have received payment.
    If this meets your approval, kindly get kindly get back to me, as soon as
    possible, with your name, phone # and mailing address where payment
    will be sent, so that I can have my assistant get the Money Order
    ready.
    Note:As soon as you have your money in hand, we can talk about the picking
    up of the item.
    I would like you to take the posting off craigslist.org today.
    Best Regards.

  62. Yes, he still at it…I received a rental emial inquiry today with the following email address: mwells600@gmail.com

  63. I just got the same email from Rev. Gilbert Williams by name (Gilbert Zamora ) for a house for rent in Methuen, Ma – Now he is coming Sept. 7th. Thanks to Google for pointing me to this website and saving me a lot of headaches.

  64. Ditto. Just got this tonight about 10 mins after we posted an add. Kinda makes me wonder about the other responce we got.

    Parakeet

  65. Good day to you over there,i am Reverend Gilbert Williams by name,i saw this unit been advertised on craigslist.com and am much more interested in renting it having read the details about it in the ad which really suites my taste.I will be signing a one year lease or more for the unit depending on how the area is conducive for my daughter and I,i will want to know the modalities in renting it and the actual price to pay per month ,i will be working with the Christian Centers in the city and will be living with my lovely daughter(Lowrie) whom is 12years old.I will be looking forward to hear from you as soon as
    possible as i will want to conclude the rental process before i arrive on the 7th of September.
    Regards
    Rev Gilbert Williams of St Anne’s Anglican Church(Diocese of London).
    Cell :+447024043905(feel free to call me at anytime).

    This moron has NO originality and not that bright, he is Gilbert in his emai but his email address is Michael Williams. There are also other names and scenarios out there with the same theme. This is the 3rd scenario we have gotten since June.

  66. No, he is coming to Denver with his daughter Sept 7. We get these types of scam artists replying to our ads all the time. Google the name and never deposit one of their checks. Sometimes I play along just because it costs them to UPS or FED X a check. After I receive the check I email them back indicating they are the one that got scamed out of money by sending the check. May not be much $$ but if everyone did it he would be out a few $$. Good luck.

  67. He hit us too…so thankful we googled him…we stopped communication with him, but I would really love to waste his time and have him send us a check…but, oh yeah, I do have better things to do! LOSER

  68. I received his email very soon after I posted a rental on Craigs List. I’m glad for the warnings posted all over Craig’s list about these types of things. I am actually a real estate broker and have dealt with a bunch of cheaters. I just may mess with him for a while to humor myself! Will let you know… You know, if this guy would put all of his craftiness and determination in the right direction, he would probably be very successful legally. Hope he sleeps well at night. IN THE NAME OF GOD!

  69. Gilbert Zamora [oriapesin@googlemail.com] same thing showed September 1, 2009 Thanks for posting.

  70. wow ive had 2-3 correspondences with this guy and something seemed fishy sure enough i google his name and this is what pops up…gotta love the internet and my skeptical agnostic attitude…lol

  71. YEa, he tried to scam me too, but I went to the diocese of london directory, no williams and hes now calling himself Rev Gilbert. HE said he had a 12yo daughter and wanted pics of the bedrooms in my house. Must be a prevert too. Hope someone tracks him down, he may be dangerous too.

  72. This particular con has been doing this for quite awhile, as the “history” on rentalscams indicates. Some posters say they are reporting him; has anyone done so, and with what success? As far as rental scams go, I’ve done everything “right,” including background checks, calling previous landlords and current landlords, and still been burned. I can’t even deduct the losses because I only rent my place for half or less than half the year, so it’s not a “real” rental per the IRS. I’ve always been such a good tenant myself; it’s amazing to me people can look me in the eye and lie with a smile on their face! Maybe it’s different if one’s a landlord for rental income; this is my house/home. Better just to shut it down for winter.

  73. WOW I AM GLAD I CHECKED WOW A A NUT BAG

    Good day to you over there,i am Reverend Gilbert Williams by name,i saw this unit been advertised on craigslist.com and am much more interested in renting it having read the details about it in the ad which really suites my taste.I will be signing a one year lease or more for the unit depending on how the area is conducive for my daughter and I,i will want to know the modalities in renting it and the actual price to pay per month ,i will be working with the Christian Centers in the city and will be living with my lovely daughter(Lowrie) whom is 12years old.I will be looking forward to hear from you as soon as possible as i will want to conclude the rental process before i arrive on the 5th of October.
    Regards
    Rev Gilbert Williams of St Anne’s Anglican Church(Diocese of London).
    Cell :+447024043905(feel free to call me at anytime).
    Email:mwills600@gmail.com Hello, Thanks for your mail and details on this unit,i am indeed serious in renting this unit 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 be enable to have a review of it ahead of time.i would eventually have it signed physically when i arrive.In my opinion all appending signatories should be done properly and at best physically.Please send me a picture view of the living room and bed rooms.This is an international situation With this arrangement my financier in the states will be effecting your payment deposit to you.I believe we can work together and ensure every arrangements that we shall both be executed in line with my taking up the tenancy should be done accordingly to ensure we have a proper understanding.In view of my work schedule i would want us to finalize all basic arrangements. I will be arriving in the united states with my daughter on the 5th of October. If you require any specific information, please let me know and i am very happy to share some pics of my late wife,my daughter and i and hope you will like them .Thanks so much for your honesty and God Bless.

    My due regards
    Reverend Gilbert Williams

  74. Won’t wast my time. Rec’d same emails re. craigslist rental new email is from Gilbert Zamora “iworiaweda@googlemail.com” Signed Reverend Gilbert Williams


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