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Scams and scammers using these names: Rev.Nicolas Mogan, Gramercy Park Apartment for $600, all utilities included???
Are you looking to Renting an Apartment? Did "Rev.Nicolas Mogan" claiming to be from bbb contact you? Note that he says:
"that is why we took the keys and document along with us here in west africa.Pls I want you to note that,I am a kind and honest man and also I spent alot on my property that I want to give you for rent".
That's a clue to a scam right there!
Any highlighted passages below are to draw your attention to typical scam clues:
I replied to a rental ad on craigslist, to inquire more about the place and below is the e-mail I received from the lister of the ad. Since $600 was a too good to be true for a New York 1-bedroom, I searched the net for similar scam mails, found a couple similar ones, and wanted to report it here.
Thanks for your response to my aprtment,it is my gladness to hearing from you.I am Rev.Nicolas Mogan ,the owner of the aprtment you are making enquiry of.Actually I resided in the house with my family,such as my wife and my only daugther before I got posted to west africa nigeria to complete my missionary work with God.Our one bedroom apartmnt is still available for rent and I hope you are okay with the price of $600 with All the utilities like Electricity, Water, Internet, Satellite TV, Air conditioning, Clothes Dryer, Telephone, Hydro, Washer, Security and heating.
We try to look for an agent that we can give the document before we left but could not see and we are as well as dont want our aparetment to be use any how in our absence that is why we took the keys and document along with us here in west africa.Pls I want you to note that,I am a kind and honest man and also I spent alot on my property that I want to give you for rent,so I will solicit for your absolute mentenance of this apartment and want you to treat it as your own,is that taken,it is not the money the main problem but want you to keep it tidy all the time so that I will be glad to see it neat when i came for a check up.I do that once in a while.I also want you to let me have trust in you as i always stand on my word.
So I hope you can promise us to take very good care of our apartment.So get back to me on how you could take care of our apartment or perhaps experience you have in renting an apartment.Here is the full address of where my apartment is located at 24 Gramercy Park South, New York NY 10003
I look forward to hearing from you ASAP so that I can forward you an application to fill out and discuss on how to get the apartment for rent,also are you ready to rent it now or when?
Thanks and you are welcome