Important security notices:

There are fraudsters all over the world – including the Internet, unfortunately! That is why it is very important that you take note of our security advice:

Deposit fraud: tenants should never transfer a deposit or similar payments to a landlord before signing a tenancy agreement!

As a potential tenant, you should never pay a deposit or any other form of prepayment before signing a tenancy agreement! Before signing a tenancy agreement, visit the house and reassure yourself on site of the house’s interior condition. Get to know the landlord and/or the housemate before signing the agreement.

  • Always view the property before signing a tenancy agreement!
  • Only transfer a tenancy deposit after signing a tenancy agreement. Insist on a receipt from the landlord!
  • Property viewings are always free of charge – never transfer money to a landlord prior to viewing a property!
  • Never send money to strangers via a money-transfer service (e.g. Western Union, MoneyGram or similar)!

Cheque fraud: landlords should not accept payment by cheque!

A cheque does not represent a guaranteed payment – banks to not have to pay out on uncovered cheques or stolen cheques!
Landlords should thus be very suspicious of the “tall” tales of potential tenants and not ever accept payments by cheque. Should a potential tenant nevertheless send you a cheque and then demand a full or partial refund, you should be very careful. If such a case occurs, contact your bank; you should never pay the demanded sum prematurely. Only make the payment when your bank has confirmed that the cheque you submitted to them has actually cleared. Attention: with foreign cheques, the clearing process could take several weeks; that means that a cheque submitted to the bank weeks ago can still bounce!

Only accept transfers, because transfers are cheaper (including within the EU), quicker, and above all safer than payments by cheque!

Please inform us of any breaches or suspicious notices so that we can act accordingly to protect all users.

Update:
For more information please read this blog: http://wohnungsbetrug.blogspot.com/

256 Responses to “Important security notices:”

  1. elsaka Says:

    Diese sind tatsäschlich wichtige Hinweise, die man wirklich berücksichtigen muss. Danke sehr für die Ratschläge.
    Elsaka

  2. early Says:

    Vielen Dank fuer die Information !!
    Beste Gruesse,
    Early

  3. james tanion Says:

    Danke für den warnung!

  4. Ermelinda Lomazzo Says:

    Thanks from the tips. I just got a suspicious email from a potential landlord leaving in Spain and trying to make contact for a flat in Mainz-Germany. I ignored it.

    Ermelinda Lomazzo

  5. Xiaowei Chen Says:

    thanks for the advice!

  6. Xiaoying Hu Says:

    Thanks for the reminding.

    Best wishes.

  7. Abhishek Says:

    Thanks for reminding..

  8. Yisheng Chen Says:

    Thanks for your kind advices.

  9. Amy Fang Says:

    Danke

  10. Vesela Docheva Says:

    Thank you for the warning!

  11. Qixun Wei Says:

    Noted with many thanks.

  12. Abhishek Says:

    thank you for the tips..

  13. victoria manau Says:

    I am proceeding to sign a rent contract with Tibor Polgar, the owner of the apartment announced at your website with the reference 1328728. The add has been removed. He is asking me to pay the first month plus the deposit (300€ + 500€) via western union, and he says he will send me back the keys via DHL. He is supposed to be at the UK. Could you help me to know if it is not a fraud? Thank you.

  14. zhaoli Says:

    Thanks for the reminding.

    Best wishes

  15. Giovanna Barca Says:

    Danke fuer die Warnung

  16. Ji Yoon Says:

    Thank you for the important information.

    Mit freundlichen Gruessen

    Ji Yoon

  17. LM Says:

    Beware of Claire Hargraves in advert Anzeige 1353780.

    she has offered me a room and while researching her name on google several names have appeared about her being a SCAM!!

  18. Jane Mcintosh Says:

    Very helpful – thanks

  19. Ingrid Says:

    helpful, thanks

  20. John Says:

    NEVER pay a dime before seeing the apartment!

    I almost fell for a similar scam as victoria.

    NEVER PAY before seeing the property!

  21. John Says:

    Beware of this one:

    Anzeige 1369215

    It’s the same scammer that victoria mentioned! If he says he’s somewhere else and will send the keys, it’s surely a scam.

    AVOID HIM!

    email: kdiedrr@yahoo.com

    skype: kellykelly9703

  22. Raja Babar Says:

    Be aware of that person who will say, he is at the moment out of country. And try to agree you exchange of money and keys+contract via third party. Always think logically.

  23. Eithar Says:

    Thanks

  24. Arthur Duarte Says:

    Hello Friends, I want to do a german cours in Munich, I am brasilian and live here in Brazil.I found this apartment, then I started a conversation with the landlord and he send me pics of the apartment, the cost of the rent it’s OK, I didn’t read this area of the site so I want know if I got screw, the Landlord is Peter M Zahn and he lives in Edinburgh, he gave me his passport number and he signed the contract, I transfer him 2 months payment, plus security deposit via Western Union. Can anybody help me ? Thanks

  25. Ray Wang Says:

    I got the same as John. Add number 1386055

    Email: dcmamaeron@yahoo.com
    skype: kellykelly9703

    The same being-in-UK-will-send-the-key scam. I do regret not looking in here before sending her some of my info.

  26. aga Says:

    Jessica Louise Cornford…beware of her
    http://www.scamwarners.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=38189&p=95090
    IF SOMEONE KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT HER LET ME KNOW!
    sasiukaga@gmail.com

  27. Caroline Herrmann Says:

    Hi Arthur,

    I believe that I’m also dealing with the same Peter Zahn as you are. I’m also coming from out of the country (USA), and am looking for an apartment in Berlin. He requested the same procedure of me (sign a contract that included his passport number, post money through Western Union, and get the keys later). He also claims to be out of the country in Edinburgh. I’ve already signed a contract with him, but knowing this history now, I’ll be sure not to send him any money.

    For future reference, the skype name that he uses is: peteru zahn & the email that he uses as well is wgrentroom@yahoo.com.

    Definitely be wary of this person and anyone that seems to be too hasty to close a deal; I know I am now.

  28. Peter Says:

    While searching room in Muenchen I foun ONLY cheaters on this site so I don’t use it no more.

  29. Tebo Lynda Says:

    I am grateful.

  30. Alessio Rocchi Says:

    http://www.studenten-wg.de/mietangebot_1390098.html is a scam. He wanted me to send her money via transfer union

  31. attihram Says:

    Hi,
    I have a doubt on this one:
    http://www.studenten-wg.de/mietangebot_1386199.htmlhttp://www.studenten-wg.de/mietangebot_1386199.html
    I had contacted him through emails and he is telling me that he lives in Uk and will be back on the end of the july. I already signed the contract which was of two papers as he sent me through email and he is telli me to make the payment. And he told me he will sent the keys through post. Can you please help me out with this one.His name as on this is David Brähler.

  32. Claudia Says:

    I had contact with David too. Did you send him the money?

  33. Kombatdiva Says:

    Wev have just been cheated out of 950 euros by http://www.studenten-wq.de/mietangebot 1402921.htmlhttp://www.studenten-wq.de/mietangebot 1402921.html
    beware of lshirin@yahoo.com >……kelly lucas…..what a nasty $”**&* he is (they are)
    It will take us a long time to raise that sum of money again.

  34. Margaux Says:

    Hello,
    I am currently in contact with a certain Fabian Leiss (email vlkllela@yahoo.com) for the Anzeige 1423856, has anyone else already been in contact with him in the past? The story is similar to the ones I have read on this page, he is (supposedly?) in the UK for work and says he will send the keys by DHL once the contract is signed and deposit paid out. There is no possibility of viewing the flat beforehand, he has just sent out a few pictures and a (surprisingly detailed) description.
    Does this situation inspire anything to anyone? I would much appreciate some advice/insight!
    Thanks!

  35. Hubert Says:

    Hi Margaux,
    Don’t trust him! We had the exactly same experience, the DHL, the contract, the very well detailed description!
    We’re just been cheated too, we transffered 1100EUR to his account and then he disappeared from the map!

  36. Petra Says:

    This website should do something about the security! All this cases came from this website and too many people is being robbed!!

  37. (anonymous) Says:

    Margaux don’t trust this guy! He will rob you the same way we were robbed too! He said the exactly same thing to us, and as we made the transfer of one month and deposit he disappeared from the map! He is very dangerous and this website should do something with the authorities as I already did. The skype identification he used was rkelly9051 as many names with kelly, this is a very dangerous guy who is getting rich with the money of honest people, we should put him in jail. And i wont put my name on this note, because we are trying with the info we send to the police to get this guy as he is using the info we put here to change his ID, so i hope this website has the decency to publish this information…

  38. Tao Says:

    great, thanks

  39. Ahmad Says:

    I have been contacted by Marco add number 1430524 and he is asking me to sign a contract letter and then send him back. After that he said transfer the money to him in Malaysia through Western Union/money gram as he is a wedding planner and moved to malaysia.
    Similarly Bos Esther Bella has also contacted me and saying to send advance in England.

  40. Lekha Says:

    I have just got cheated from a person called as Marco Gomez by 1600euros…
    Receiver’s name: Pepper Gomez

    Receiver’s address: 10 Montague Street

    State & City: London

    Zip Code: WC1B 5BU

    Country: England
    He told hes an event manager and has a house in Lange straße,St.Pauli… I am from India and wanted this house for 3months…So made the payment and he told he will sent me the keys via dhl…but i never got the keys… You people should do somthing for this… I am staying in a hotel now and still struggling to get a room to stay…

  41. Lekha Says:

    Hello ALL;
    Please be careful with the person called as Marco Gomez…He cheated me with 1600€ and still playing his dirty games yet with other id…Please dont get cheated like me…He is a fraud… Only God can judge such people..I wonder why the website owner doesnt respond to such fraudulent people….????

    Marco Gomez yaallahu11@yahoo.de

    “Marco Gomez” ,

  42. MARTIN Says:

    Why don’t you make all of you a good advertisment of these poor gangsters on facebook, skype or other network, talk about it trough the web, this is a powerful tool. Give their name, adresses like ” lshirin@yahoo.com” or wgrentroom@yahoo.com., or peteru zahn.

    Say to all students who had this bad experience to send a mail of claim to the WESTERN UNION BANK to find a way to control this type of transaction or leave an advice on QYPE. The police is surely doing what they can but Facebook, Skype and the Web can do A lot.

  43. Aya Says:

    Guys.. All of you here please read this carefully..
    All offers that state:

    I am in UK now and will be back..
    I am in Spain …
    transfer the 1st month rent and deposit..
    will send u the keys by post..
    the lawyer of the family..
    need ur information: full name, passport, etc..

    DONOT give ur personal info to anyone!!
    DONOT pay any dime to anyone before u see or ur frnd see the apartment
    ASK for a phonenumber.. they will not give u in both cases.. they wont reply to u again after cs phone is tracable.

    They take advantage that new students are afraid of not having accommodation and will fall for any fraud.

  44. Walaa Says:

    Hi All,

    Thanks for the warnings!

    I have beem in contact with a certain Fabian Kelly Leiss (see posts 34, 35 and 37). He is supposed to be working in the UK. He gave me a name, a company where he is working and an address in the UK. He send me a signed contract along with his scanned passport. I was supposed to transfer a deopsit + first month rent then he would DHL the keys.
    I found your warnings here so I did not proceed. I went to the police and they said they can’t do anything because I was not actually scammed. So all of you how have actaully lost money should go to the police to stop this guy. (I assume you have already done that but would not mind mentioning).

  45. Ozge Says:

    Hey, i have a bad experince as well. I did not pay any money into their account. However unfortunately i gave some of my information. Beacuse i noticed it later and then i informed it to relavent authorities. Please DO NOT trust them and DO NOT give your information. Because they use other real person information instead of their information.

  46. 28912891 Says:

    Hi All,

    david brahler is back in action! same modalities: he’s in uk, signed contract to send back to him, keys send by regular post.
    ATTENTION GUYS!!!

  47. Anton Says:

    I have already sent money to David Brahler and he says he will send me the keys tomorrow via post.
    Is he really a scammer?
    Can I cancel the uberweisung I did today?

  48. aurelius Says:

    hallo. wer hat gleiche probleme mit kelly und andere leute aus “UK”? ich habe diese probleme auch. ich möchte zu Anwalt gehen und seine hilfe bekommen. wer möchte sein geld züruckbekommen, schreiben sie mir bitte, weil wir nür zusammen diese probleme rechnen können!!
    vskurilo@yandex.ru

  49. Anton Says:

    Aurelius iI have already contacted you.
    Please all the other victims gather too.Maybe we can do something if we are many.
    But anyway I think that the best way is,a hacker to track this bastards back and make known their true identity.
    Please be very careful,never send money to England.
    NEVER!They will just steal your money.
    Now I know how dumm we were….

  50. Anton Says:

    And if someone knows a good hacker,I can give all the info I have about these guys.We must do something,ALL OF US!We cant just accept them to steal our money…

  51. Anton Says:

    Ich war bei der Polizei.Ihr alle mussen sich bei der Polizei anmelden und diese Menschen verklagen.

  52. purplegirl Says:

    It is verz important that we all go to the Police to press charges with all the information we have.There is a special department for frauds.I cant believe that noone had sewed David Brehler before!
    It is very important to inform the FBI too.This people have stolen IDs.Here is where you can report the fraud.
    http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx
    Please do it immediately,it is very important to do the best we can to catch them.
    There is an option for the mails to see the IP from which thez ve been sent.Press the option “view full headers”,copy the results and send them to FBI too.
    If you cant find it,just google “trace ip adress from email”.It is not difficult.
    You can contact me to Purplegirlara@hotmail.com.I am a victim of David Brehler and I want to catch this motherfucker.

  53. chris Says:

    hey guys I have been scammed also. I have sent 1000 euros and now she asks me more in order to come to berlin to give in hand the keys. Her name is Stacey Juss, she lives in Liverpool we signed a contract and the keys never came back. The strange thing is that they send me contract plus her passport scan. Does anybode knows what should I do? because I see that there are many cases like mine

  54. Alex Says:

    Hello, I am in contact with BOS ESTHER BELLA, 195 Withington Road, Whalley Range, Manchester M16 8HF, UK. She wants for me 1300E (700E deposit and 2 x 300E rent) to send her via western union and after this she send me flat keys from England. Unfortunately I gave her my full name and address. Her skype name is reahcal_2012 and email is ebaiyawale@gmail.com.

  55. Omeg Says:

    Hi, I was in contact with BOS ESTHER BELLA, 195 Withington Road, Whalley Range, Manchester M16 8HF, UK. She wants for me 1300E (700E deposit and 2 x 300E rent) to send her via western union and after this she send me flat keys from England. Unfortunately I gave her my full address. Her skype name is reahcal_2012 and email is ebaiyawale@gmail.com. Be carful for your money please.

  56. Esther Says:

    Hi everyone,

    I saw that everybody had contact with ‘esther bella eva’. Well thats me. But it isnt me. My ID card is copied and they use it to set u all up and that u are gonna transfer money to western uni so they can pick it up. DONT DO ANYTHING! Im collecting meterial from all people that are contacted by my ID copie. Because I want to report it at the police. If u want to help me, please send me every thing (like skype messages, email etc etc). bye bye Esther (contact me on FB, you can find me by my full name)

  57. Dominika Says:

    Hi everyone!
    Does any of you know Katrin Hobbiger(wien-zimmer@gmx.at)? Any experiences?

  58. Jusuf Says:

    Hi guys,

    looks like Kelly or whatever name he/she used is still active..

    I got same like others before, I cant see the rooms because living in UK and the the keys are there too but will send contract from lawyer plus copy of passport..

    He/she asks to send 300E for first rent and 600E deposit and will send keys by DHL.
    He/she even sent some pics of the room (wherever this room may be), maybe copied from other website…

    The emailadress of this scammer is ks.nyberg@yahoo.com

    Thanks God i read these comments before so he/she will loose this time and not get my money and not get any personal informat 😀

  59. Fabrice Says:

    Hi Esther, I was contacted two days ago by Esther Bella, her current e-mail address is oloremitetede@gmail.com
    She keeps using the same strategy (living in the UK and will send the keys via DHL^^)

  60. Zaitzew Says:

    Hi all.
    I am also in contact with Esther Bella Bos (Skype: reahcal_2012). The same procedure: Transfering the 500€ deposit + 350 the first month rent then getting the keys – everything’s easy :D. Email addresses: savattu@gmail.com, masesuno1@gmail.com….

  61. Roberta Says:

    Hi all, some hours ago I got in contact with a girl named Esther whose gmail name is “yemi ole” and the mail is onsaunomi@gmail.com. We spoke via skype and her skype name is reahcal_2012. She sad she is in UK now and asked me to sign a contract for a room in Munich, send her ID document and address and 550 euros so she would send me the key of the flat. Do I Have to trust her?..I don’t think so..

  62. Jane Says:

    I cannot see the apartment because he is in UK…It does not look trustworthy. His name David, and his mail iviekjjusteing@gmail.com.

  63. Jane Says:

    I am asked to send a passport ID, and I will be sent by courier the contract (!), but I am asked to send the money through Western Union asap!!stay away. Name Saskia. Mail: jansaskiamm100@yahoo.de

  64. Jane Says:

    I cannot see the apartment because she is in London! When I asked for contract, she dissappeared. NAme mofe terisi, Skype ID: vainnika.antti. Stay away!

  65. Kathia Says:

    Bella Bos again… I even did skype with him! Bella is a man (and the voice seems to be from an african country)! E-mail: ilekuniree@gmail.com, name of the e-mail: osun osgbo
    And of course he’s in England, you can’t see the flat and he has the keys with him there! haha. nice. please run away.

  66. Kathia Says:

    Beware!!!! this http://www.zwischenmiete.de/post.php?postnr=2&auswahl%5B%5D=1474786&PHPSESSID=a08c577b149bc44c80979294016fe67a
    is a fake one!!! (from Bella Bos)
    Please delete it so nobody be fooled!!!!!

  67. Didier Says:

    must be careful with rental house on internet fraud alot of these last year, you must pay at the time of taking clès. Elementary precaution …

  68. Lucyna Leda Says:

    Be aware of HEINZ KELLY MEUSBURGER! skype: eng.zealouskelly
    +447012930236
    He/she offers me a flat in Friedrichstr. 226 10969 Berlin Kreuzberg.
    300 euro for rent and 600 euro for deposit.

    Fortunately I did not send any privat informations about me.
    I will play with him/her a bit to get more informations about him!

  69. Purab Says:

    This Person or AD is a SPAM:

    Anfrage zum Inserat 1484241 auf studenten-wg.de versendet

    You will then receive an email from weird ID:
    irn y.lj

    Hallo
    Thanks for your quick reply to my ad of my wg,the flat is vacant now
    and available,so you can move at any time from now on,the whole flat
    is furnished and well decorated,with wood floor,with access of
    light.the rooms are larges enough,about 16m2,with a balcony.
    The whole price cost 600Euro with a refundable security fee of 800Euro,while a room cost 300Euro with a refundable security fee of 550Euro.The flat is located at Ritterstraße 6,76133 Karlsruhe To talk more about the flat we can chat on skype onitemi1000

    Regards
    Karsten

    THEY WILL SAY THEY HAVE JUST COME TO UK AND ARE NOT SURE WHEN WILL THEY COME BACK TO DE. SO KINDLY DONT SEND OR SIGN ANY BOGUS CONTRACTS.

    BE SAFE !!

  70. inno Says:

    Hi there,

    Anyone heard of these guys?

    oluea adiyu ; skype name: boseva.bella

    epo titan ; skype name: richard_zimmermann11

    – this guy wants 1st month pay plus deposit, and send the keys by dhl, lives in Manchester, got a job there. He claims to have a German father who died and he wants to let his flat, and a British mother. But his English is not good enough to believe his story, certainly not his mother tongue.
    BE CAREFUL
    The flat ad: http://www.studenten-wg.de/mietangebot_1485133.html

  71. inno Says:

    Oh, yes, and on skype these two guys have the same profile picture of a koala bear, one a bit bigger, though. What a coincident!

  72. Dennis Says:

    Guys! I am so regret to have read this page now! I had paid 500 Euro deposit and had signed a “rental contract” with a guy called Aaron S Nathanial (email: aaronsam9980@hotmail.com) from the website “Just Landed”. That jerk makes the story sounds so vivid: move to London for missionary work, daughter and wife also feel that I will be a good tenant etc. BAM! stupid me! I had given my personal information (address, mobile no., worst: Passport no.) to him!! So now any advice what can I do now? Police department here at home cant do anything… the 500 Euro lost is bad but I am so freaking scared that the asshole would misuse my personal information! That could be even worse!

  73. Jeanne Says:

    Concern: Be aware of HEINZ KELLY MEUSBURGER! skype: eng.zealouskelly

    ATTENTiON :
    this guy also is working under the dame Deschner Schutz Kelly and the same Sykpe adress. He offered us an apartment in Hamburg and asked for paying the rent and deposit and than they key would come with DHL.
    He also is offering a flat in Geneva/Svizzerland.
    His written English is not this of a native born speaker.
    Fortunately I was doubtful and than I read your comments…

  74. anonim Says:

    Hello Everyone,
    please be careful with Boseva Bella or Bos Eva Bella and offer ”Anzeige 1493265” .This person is cheater.She claim that she is living in uk and er lawyer is actually in Africa in Nigeria,so called Wale Williams.I have just been cheated for 400 euros.Her or His e-mail is .The procedure is the same like up.

  75. anonim Says:

    her or his mail is iyuni eriolo ,alaseyoriloseyii@gmail.com.You had all better watch out for this person

  76. micheal Says:

    Hi guys,
    i have question.I can rent flat in munich from Bos Eva Bella,who is living in uk in London.This women want to pay in advance all money (rent plus security deposit) by ”westrn union” in order to send me key to flat.It is worthy to use from her offer?

  77. Sebastian Says:

    No! Never send money with Western Union!
    Can you post the ID of the ad? So i can remove it from the site?

  78. micheal Says:

    Hi ,
    I have just written to the http://www.studenten-wg.de and this ad is removed
    Thank You

  79. Rafał Says:

    Hi everyone,
    i have read your conversation.So you mean that ”Bos Eva Bella” or ”Bella Bos” is cheater?She claim that she is actually in UK and her lawyer-”Wale William(s).It is fraud?I am asking,because i am in contact with her.
    Please to respond

  80. anonymous Says:

    Hi everyone,
    i have read your conversation.So you mean that ”Bos Eva Bella” or ”Bella Bos” is cheater?She claim that she is actually in UK and her lawyer-”Wale William(s).It is fraud or it is authentic?I am asking,because i am in contact with her.
    Please to respond

  81. mathew Says:

    Hi Guys,
    i am in contact Bella Bos Eva.She wants me to make transfer to Nigeria to his layer Wale Williams,to pay in advance for flat by ”western union”.please reply me if it is cheating or real offer.
    Thanks everyone

  82. Sebastian Says:

    Stay away from “Bella Bos”. That name has been used in frauds.

  83. Mr. Rojo Says:

    ad number: 1497474

    The contact is a man called Roger. This man wants me to send him money for the room by ”western union”. Furthermore, there are some contradictions between the text of the ad and the information he gave me by e-mail.

    I have a bad feeling about it.

  84. Yulia Says:

    Be careful! A guy with a nickname Ilari (possibly Richard Zimmermann) with a Skype ID richard_zimmermann11 has recently been active when advertising a room in Munich, Germany through WG-gesucht.de. After getting in touch with me he removed the advertisement from the webpage and asked me for a Western Union transfer. Old fairy tail with working in Spain, german father & british mother, as #70 above already mentioned. Thanks to this webpage I did not do a mistake.

  85. Carla Says:

    Here
    BELLA BOS AGAIN
    195 withington, UK
    she claims she lives in UK!

    I gave her sadly my personal data!
    but no money
    BE AWARE

    orifogolo@gmail.com is her adress!

  86. Tessa Says:

    BOS EVA BELLA
    Skypename Bella (bellabos_11)
    Email: oremeeji@gmail.com
    lives in UK wanted money through MoneyGram

    Contacted me for appartment in Amsterdam. To good to be true. Thank god for moneytransfer-shops were closed. Didnt send any money yet. And never going to after reading all this. Thank you!

  87. ravi Says:

    same story as the previous stories, actually i got just saved at the last minute because ,i have signed the contract too and mailed him, after an hour or something i received another mail similar to the first one i got and added him on skype , both say the same story again that we are in england and deposit the money through money gram and we will send the keys through DHL 2 guys Daniel schildler and Roger zapata these are the names so be careful folks!!!

  88. Eddie Says:

    Hi people!
    You are RIGHT, be very very carefull about these frauds! This lady daniellosonia@yahoo.com, just offer me a flat in Vienna. Of course, she wants me to use Western Union, she has a family lawyer to prepare a contract, wants relatively high deposit (500E), she IGNORED me when I ask to meet and visit the flat first, she asked for my personal information like my passport and address instead. Thanks writting all this, because only thanks to this article and your comments I have refused her and didn’t send anything. Ich verstehe überhaupt nicht, warum sie gar nicht auf Deutsch geschrieben hat! Schon das war seltsam und verdächtigt. She send me her supposed photo and passport copy. No idea what this was, but I am blocking the email. Be careful and take.

  89. Elizaveta Says:

    Thank you!

  90. Elizaveta Says:

    Thank you

  91. Shweta Shitole Says:

    Hi ,

    Please beware of a guy named Jeremy/Geremy Gaudibert. He also replied saying that he is in England and wont be able to arrange for viewing of the property. All the best 🙂

    Kind Regards,
    Shweta

  92. aajrina Says:

    hello,
    has anyone informations about a girl called sarah noack with the mail: haileselassies@gmail.com
    She asked me to sent the caution of 500 and 2 month rent 600euro, but when i asked her if a friend of mine can go to see the room she said that still 24th of september she is away from home and it’s not possible.
    It sounds me like a scam

  93. Darja Doberstein Says:

    I guess I found out early enough about Jeremy/Geremy Gaudibert. Thank you Shweta.

    KEEP AWAY FROM JEREMY!!!! Mail: aesejere@gmail.com, Skype:Geremygaudibert.26

  94. Guille Says:

    AAJRINA,
    I’ve just talked to this “Sarah” through skype, and suspiciously she hasn’t a web cam. I asked her to add me on facebook and she said she can’t remember her password.
    Oh, and she said to me she’s away from home until 24th OCTOBER (not september…). But she didn’t ask me for money. Just my ID card.
    I don’t know what to think.

  95. aajrina Says:

    Guille, don’t trust her/him.
    First she/he will ask only for the ID card and than for money, I’m pretty sure.
    It is suspicious that she/he said me that she’s away till 24th Septemeber and to you till 24th October…

  96. Matheus Says:

    Yeah this Sarah (haileselassies@gmail.com) sounds like a scam to me. Sheßs asking if I know anyone in UK, she wants the caution now, but I would move in in october…

  97. Fed Says:

    I’ve talked to Sarah too, her mail was paso.fuji@gmail.com

    I told that my friend is also looking for the room and asked to show him the other room in that flat. She said that she had already found someone and still wait for the money.

    Moreover, I acted like a fool and did send her the deposit :(( First time with it so didn’t think about such things=( Does anyone has her other contacts (phone/address)?

  98. Fed Says:

    I asked one my friend to write on that address again, to say that she lives in Paros and looks for a room in Vienna. he answer was in 10 minutes, she was told that its ok, everything is free and so on. But before that I was told that there are no free rooms.

    Skype sarah.822 has changed to sarah.820

    Be careful!

  99. Manuela Says:

    Geremygaudibert.26

    Schwanthalerstraße
    135,80339 München, Germany

    This guy only sent a message without using a link to trace back from which announce he is talking about. Typically scam.

  100. Julia Says:

    nextsetakataers@gmail.com – This is a scammer offer …

  101. Mark Says:

    she/he told me the same: ID , cannot see the apartment before the 24th of october, she is on skype haileselassies@gmail.com.
    She is totally unclear.
    DO you think it’s possible somehow to report this case to the police ?

  102. Suzana Says:

    I have same experience with sarah
    The email address is
    paso.fuji@gmail.com
    Skype
    Sarah.h820
    Phone number : 0044 7031949270
    She was asking for 2 months rent plus deposit 450
    Sadly she got a copy of my passport 🙁 but not the money .
    I got her contact details from Vincenzo Payla – Flatshare London – its group I found on FB.
    I hope she wont use a copy of my passport .. Now I’m really worried ..

  103. Claire Says:

    Ok, I’ve just talk with the gay named Jeremy Gaudibert.

    In England.
    will send the key after I pay.
    western Union

    arere ijulo
    skype: Geremygaudibert.26

    Don’t trust him.

  104. Beckett Says:

    This “Sarah Noack” is a scam. She sends you a scan of her ID Card which is more than suspicious. Besides, she tells you that she lives in Liverpool, but if you give her money to book a flat in Berlin, she could be in Berlin the next day ! All seems to be a scam ! Don’t deel with her.

  105. Laura Says:

    Same experience with Sarah, really weird conversation via Skype (chatting) she didn’t want to skype.
    She told me she is a social worker and in the ad said she is a interior designer…

    Skype Sarah.h820
    email address: haileselassies@gmail.com.

  106. Amy Says:

    This Sarah is still ‘at large’ I “skyped” her today on sarah.me88. She’s still saying that she lives in Liverpool, doing a phd in social work and isn’t in Berlin until the 24th Oct. using haileselassies@gmail.com

  107. Maryna Says:

    Hi everybody !! My name is Maryna and I suffer a fradu with sarah too. Like other people say, I paid 1050 pounds. two months of rent and a deposit of 450 pounds. Everything was by western union, and I’m denouncing to the police and making that western union do an investigation of this fraud, because she gets a money without to be the beneficiary. I would like to get in touch with all the people who suffer a fraud with this girl. I was in the police, and they told me if we are more poeple denouncing, they are going to be more efective in this case. This is my email: marynaguilera20@gmail.com please, get in touch with me, WE CAN DO SOMETHING !!

    Hola, soy maryna, he sido estafada por sarah tambié, como otros dicen con un fraude de 1050 libras que la tia retiro de western union si ser la beneficiaria. Me he puesto en contacto con la policia y he hecho una denuncia, explicando todos los detaslles que me han sucedido, he hecho que western union empiece una investigacion de porque una persona que no es la autentica beneficiaria ha podido reoger un dinero qeu no e pertenece. Me gustaria ponerme en contacto con todas las personas que han sfrido fraude con esta tal sarah, el email con el que yo hablaba con ella era paso.fuki@gmail.com y su skype sara.h820.
    La policia me ha dicho que cuantas mas personas denunciemos estos sucesos, mas efectivos seran debido a que no es un caso aislado, asi que denunciad !! si ademas incluso aplicais mi numero de denuncia para que sean relacionados mejor. Por eso digo que os pongais en contacto conmigo para poder hacer algo, mi email es este: marynaguilera20@gmail.com

    PODEMOS HACER ALGO

  108. xxx Says:

    BELLA BOS AGAIN
    195 withington, UK
    Sie ist wieder da, nun als Melanie Ziggel.
    Ich hab ihr leider ein Bild meines Ausweises gegeben, und dazu 300€ als kaution(zum Glück über ne ganz normale Überweisung, da lässt sich vielleicht noch was machen, zumindest sind da spuren deutlich vorhanden)
    Und mein Ausweis, da muss ich auch was machen.
    Nebenbei, hier ihre Daten:

    >> My Full Name Ziggel Melanie
    >> My address here in England 195 Withington Road,Whalley Range.Manchester M16 8HF, UK

    Konten:
    >>> >>>Bank Name: Authur David
    >>> >>>Access no: 49927015
    >>> >>>Sort: 09-01-28
    >>> >>>Address: 48 the keep,Kingston upon Thames Kingston, Surrey Kt2 5ub
    >>> >>>BIC:ABBYGB2LXXX
    >>> >>>IBAN:GB49ABBY09012849927015

    Bank Name: ziggel melanie
    SORT code: 09-01-27
    BIC: ABBYGB2LXXX
    IBAN: GB18 ABBY 09012797987064

  109. Mariesuzanne Says:

    DON’T EVER SEND DEPOSIT BY WESTERN UNION!!!
    ADS SAYING THAT THEY WILL SEND KEYS VIA COURIER ARE SCAMS! WE KNOW, MY DAUGHTER HAS EXPERIENCED THIS.

    STAY AWAY FROM DAVID TOBIAS NICKL AND “JOSEFIN FROM DENMARK” (SAME PERSON). HAVE SOMEONE CHECK IP ADDRESS OF EMAIL. IF IT’S FROM NEW DELHI, IT’S FROM THIS GUY–AVOID!!!!!

    If you are a victim of a scam, DO report to the police. They will get you to file a report with the Fraud dept. Contact the website where you got the ad and if you have done a Western Union transfer, conatct them as well, but don’t expect much from them: they don’t keep track of where the money was picked up. Keep in mind that these scammers may change email addresses and names and genders, but the IP addresses from computers, Skype or phones will indicate the same geographical area.
    If you are communicating with a scammer, don’t send money nor personal details..but keep him chatting to keep him busy so we won’t scam others…ask him for references, etc.
    Good luck , all the best to you and believe there is something you can do to beat the scammers!

  110. Golnar Says:

    I was fooled by emails of
    Alina Christina Wilhelm
    and after about 10 emails i trusted her and i send her the copy of my documents and my photos, now i’m worry that she or he overuse my data to fool others, what should i do to stop her? how can i keep in touch with police for online security? can you please give me some tips?

    it’s the account no. of that Fraud whom she introduced herself as Alina

    Holder’s Name: Sharon Debra Bexton
    Bank Name: Santander Bank
    Account Number: 41077299
    Sort code: 090126.
    IBAN:GB 59A BBY 090126 41077299
    BIC CODE: ABBYGB2LXXX

  111. Vikram Says:

    Hallo guys, please help me out. is it also a fraud person or true: negronmaria80@gmail.com>

    Hallo,
    Ich bin Spanisch und ich lebe in Spanien. Ich suche jemanden, um meine Wohnung zu mieten von meiner Großmutter, die Deutsche war geerbt suchen. Bevor wir weiter, würde Ich mag, um ein wenig über sich selbst wissen, wie wie viele Personen in der Wohnung und für wie lange auch, was domenio Arbeit bleiben. Ich werde glücklich sein, für jeden, der sie sauber zu halten, ordentlich und ernsthafte mag mieten. Ich kann die Wohnung für eine unbegrenzte Zeit (1 bis 5 Jahre vielleicht mehr) zu mieten. Ich kann auch für kurze Zeit (2-3 Monate Minimum) zu mieten. Die Miete pro Monat beträgt 330 Eur ohne aller Nebenkosten. Sie können meine Möbel verwenden, oder Sie können Ihre eigenen verwenden, ist es das gleiche für mich. Ich habe die Möglichkeit, auf den Versand sämtlicher meine Möbel hier in Spanien, wenn Sie Ihre Möbel mitbringen wollen. Die Wohnung ist genau wie auf den Bildern, sehr sauber und mit allem ausgestattet was Sie benötigen, wurde vor kurzem renoviert. Sie können in der Wohnung am selben Tag verschieben, wenn die Schlüssel und Vertrag von mir unterschrieben erhalten. Das einzige Problem ist, dass ich die einzige Person, die die Schlüssel hat bin, aber ich habe eine Lösung, wenn Sie wirklich interessiert sind.
    Danke für Ihr Interesse und ich hoffe, Ihre Antwort.

    PS: Antworten Sie mir in Englisch
    Vielen Dank.

    Hello,
    I’m Spanish and I live in Spain. I’m looking for someone to rent my flat inherited from my grandmother, who was German. Before going further, I would like to know a little about yourself, like how many people will stay in the apartment and for how long also, what domenio work. I will be happy to rent to anyone who likes to keep it clean, orderly and serious. I can rent the apartment for an unlimited time (1 to 5 years maybe more). I can also rent for short periods (2-3 months minimum). The rent per month is 330 Eur without all utilities. You can use my furniture, or you can use your own, it’s the same for me. I have the option of sending all my furniture here in Spain, if you want to bring your furniture. The apartment is exactly like in the pictures, very clean and equipped with everything you need, has been recently renovated. You can move in the apartment in the same day when receive the keys and contract signed by me. The only problem is that I am the only person who has the keys, but I have a solution if you really are interested.
    Thanks for your interest and I hope your answer.

    PS: Reply me in English
    Thanks.
    Hello again ,

    I want to inform you that Remax Company will hold the money until you will confirm to them that you like the apt and keep the keys. If you don’t like it, you only have to return the keys to them after they will refund the money to you and they will deliver the keys back to me on my expense.
    I will need to inform you the steps about how this service works and how we can make it happen. You will only have to deposit to Remax Company Service the first month of rent + security deposit -930- so they can proceed with the shipping, and you can receive the keys and the contract.
    Like I said, I will pay for a 2 days delivery so you will receive the Keys and the contract signed by me right away. I will explain to you step by step how this will work:
    1 – To start this transaction i will need to know your full shipping information, full name, full shipping address and phone number to proceed with this deal .
    2 – I go to the Remax Company and leave the Keys and the contract in your name as the intended receiver.
    3 – Remax Company will check the envelope to see if everything is OK with it and also the legal papers that will come along with the Keys.
    4 – Remax Company will send you a delivery notification to let you know they have the Keys and the papers in their custody, in which you will be told that they have the Keys and that they checked it.
    5 – At this point you will have to go to your bank and make a bak wire transfer on the Remax Company agent name in Spain assigned with this transaction for the amount we agreed, the total amount you shall deposit is for the first month of rent.
    6 – After you make the deposit you will have to send the infos about the money deposit to Remax Company (Scanned paper from your bank so I can know that you already made the deposit )
    7 – Remax Company will verify the payment informations and if everything is in order they will deliver the Keys and the contract to you .
    8 – After you receive the package, You will go and check the apt and in 2 days you must contact them and tell them if you keep the apt or not, if everything is in order you will instruct Remax Company to release the funds to me.
    If you don’t like the apt they will send your money back and you will send them the keys and the contract to them to return the package back to me on my expense.I will pay Remax Company Service for the shipping and you Bank wire transfer for the fees.Now i must know for sure if you agree because here are a lot of peoples interested to have this apartment rented and i want to know for sure what i must tell them. If you agree what i suggested i will tell them that my apartment is already rented and i will keep it for you. If you agree then i must have all the shipping details so i will be able to make all the arrangements for the Remax Company delivery.

    very Important: Your money will be in safe in Remax Company custody.
    Thank you for your interest and wait news from you

    Thank you

  112. Sebastian Says:

    It is a fraud! Never send any money by Western Union, MoneyGram, etc.
    You will loose all your money!

  113. Vikram Says:

    Thanks a lot! there is one more like this:

    Benjamin Dusch
    15:11 (6 hours ago)

    to me
    Hello,

    Thanks for your interest.There are no other persons in the house,so you will not have to
    share the apartment.
    My Apartment is already furnished including things like washing machine,water,electricity,
    gas,internet connection and a lot of others.The kitchen has fridge,cooker,oven and other
    kitchen stuff.A dining table accommodates 4 people.If you want to bring your furniture,we can
    solve this.All furniture is new and modern.The rent is 1.000 EUR a month all included –
    Immediately available
    My name is Benjamin Duch (55 years old),i live in the United Kingdom,but my daughter Hannah
    was a resident medic in Germany for the last 4 years and i purchased the apartment there rather
    than pay rent for so long. I have now found her a job as a Doctor back in the UK and the
    apartment is empty in Germany so i prefer renting it rather than selling.

    If you are 100% interested in renting my flat and would like to have a look at it,I will just
    send you the keys and contract via eBay Escrow as they offer protection to both me and you and
    it is the safest way to do everything.They will act as a third party in our transaction.They
    will bring you the key and paperwork and take you visit the place. I hope it’s OK with you,
    since this is the only reliable option.If you are still interested to rent my apartment just
    let me know and i will give you more details.
    My german is not good at all I spent most of my life in the UK.,if you could reply to me in
    English it would be great,if not i will do my best in German

    With regards, Benjamin!

  114. Alice Says:

    Hi everyone,

    I just wanted to warn you against :
    Maria Munz, Edersan Collinse and Robin Schafer.
    All three are fraud.

  115. C. I. Says:

    A BIG THANK YOU to the administrators of this forum and the people who wrote in it with the idea to prevent others from falling into the same traps – i have been in contact with that girl SARAH NOACK for the past few days and was just about to fall into the trap, but stumbled on this forum and it opened my eyes!
    The story was pretty similar. She is half English half German, a social worker and now in Liverpool. She is supposed to be back in Berlin on 24th November. SHe wanted me to pay one-month rent 300 Euro + a deposit of 500 Euro. After that she would send me the keys. Skype name: sarah.me82
    Telephone number: +447031949270.

    And also when I look at the contract closer, it is about ‘a flat’ on the respective address – Fürbringerstraße 16. It was very weird that the exact flat was not stated in the contract!

    Watch out and hope that the guys that have fallen already, will find justice and manage to get their money back.

    Best Regards

  116. Vikram Says:

    Hi Freinds, there is one more Fr…d..:

    Hello,

    I’m Paul Light and I recently received an e-mail of interest in my apartment. I am an English explorer who was bought for a pharmaceutical company and this apartment while working here in Germany on a 5-year contract, like me, it would be a better investment than renting thought. I am the only owner of the apartment, it is paid in full and it has no legal problems. The apartment is not inhabited, since I no longer live in Germany.
    I want to rent my apartment to some nice and responsible people and in order to do that I live a few details about you such as how many people you are planning in the apartment, for how long, if you have a steady know income , etc. I must tell you from the beginning that I have a problem if you are not a student and I am very happy pets and are willing to accept them in the apartment (I’m the proud owner of an English bulldog). You should also know that I sincerely appreciate it very much.
    Apart from anything else here is a little something about the apartment and myself so we can know each other.
    The apartment is in the pictures from the advertisement.I have the option of sending all stored my furniture if you want to bring your own (no extra costs)
    The rent for 1 month is 400 EUR (for the whole apartment) including all utilities (water, electricity, internet, cable). You can view the property for any period of time (open end contract) but not less than 3 months rent.
    About me, I am 42 years old and as I said, I am a researcher in pharmaceutical products, currently living in London, my home town.
    You can move on the same day when you receive the keys to the apartment. The only problem is that I’m already in the UK, but I hope that we go together to find a solution.

    I appreciate your interest in my property and I am looking forward to a future collaboration and friendship.

    Best regards,
    Paul Light

  117. Vsevolod Says:

    Good evening, everybody!
    Here seems to be more suspicious activity:
    http://www.studenten-wg.de/mietangebot_1536701.html

    There is a guy “bajuseas weeiser” who undersigns the letters as Alexander. He claims to be staying in India by the employment contract and not to be back soon. And as ususal – contract by email, payment by Western Union, keys by DHL.

    >> Hallo,
    The apartment is 2-bedroom flat , The flat is Well furnished 2-Room-Apartment,the flat is ideal for rental. the apartment has two bedrooms attached with separate bathroom and Toilet and a modern spacious kitchen (fit-in appliances) such as central heating,gas,double glazing,dish washer, washing machine .The flat is located at
    >> >> Weckmannweg 8, 20257 Hamburg The apartment is situated at the second floor of the building, the entire flat cost 682euro per month and a caution fee of 750euro which is refundable when you are moving out of the apartment..while a room cost 341euro and a caution fee of 520euro.all charges such as electricity, internet, cost of gas and water.are included in the monthly rent..if this suite your need reply via the e-mail to me with the along with the following information
    Where are you from Originally ?
    What will you be doing in Hamburg during your stay in the Apartment ?
    You can also add me on Skype My Skype name is al_gr1 .. thanks and
    hope to hear from you soon

    Alexander

    Thanks for the response, You can also rent a room in the flat..the flat is still vacant now and you can move into the flat as soon as possible but sorry viewing the flat will not be possible now because i am not in Germany at the moment, I just relocated here in India few weeks back due to my new job and that is the reason I am renting out the flat and i have the flat keys here with me.i left urgently with the hope of coming back soon but right now the work has taken me to stay long term under contract agreement, that’s why I have made up my mind to put up my apartment for rent but I can only send you the flat pictures to see so that you can have an idea of the flat. Thanks and hope to hear from you soon

    Alex

    Your roommate is a danish girl called Josefien, she will be moving in 30th October arriving from Denmark ..My stay here in india is long term i will not be moving back to germany anytime soon that is the reason i am renting out the apartment, because i will need a tenant who will take very good care of the apartment while i am not around.

    These are my flat pictures, take a look and get back to me as soon as possible, if you like the apartment and you are interested, you can get back to me I’ll only need your details to prepare a lease tenancy contract agreement which will be send to your mail you’ll print,sign and scan it back to me here so that I’ll sign my own part of the contract then you’ll make the payment of the caution fee plus the
    rent to me here through western union post bank then you’ll come back to me with the scan copy of the receipt of the payment which stand as a prove of the payment and the flat keys will be posted to you immediately through DHLcourier which you’ll receive within 24hrs.after i post it from here…. Your details i will need are

    Your full name
    Your date of birth
    Your phone number
    Present address
    Permanent address
    Address and name to receive the keys
    And the moving in and moving out Date
    Thanks and hope to hear from you soon

    Alex

  118. Miu Says:

    I paid 1100euro and passport number and address last night :(Sarah noark. I really shocked. I can’t believe everything . I wanna go back my country :(((

  119. Alex T Says:

    Yes so, I have just spoken for a bit to the famous Sarah Noark and yes, same thing
    Not here until the 24th, can “send me pictures”, no one lives in the flat atm. Not mentioned anything about the landlord.
    Wants copy off my passport and money sent to her bank account. Had I known this earlier, I would have asked for her BA to maybe get more information on how to freaking catch her!!
    The room is in Kreuzerb, same address as mentioned, €300/month + 500 deposit.

    We need to catch her soon. As I see, she has changed a skype name a few times, it is now Sarah.me82

    Let’s work together on making those scammers stop!

  120. Amy Says:

    Again this Sarah Noark skype name: sarah.me82 email: haileselassies@gmail.com. She wrote me a message after I send an email showing interest in her room. When I tried to go back to the post I couldnt find it…so I started to have doubts…till I fould your post guys…THXX for this!!

  121. Vikram Says:

    here is one more!!! crazy there are so many Fu..people who do such things! See recent eamil from a cheater:

    Hi again, it’s nice to have a reply from you so quickly!

    As you have see in photos the apartment is ready for you, you will only have to receive the keys and the contract to check it and see if you like it. In order of that, I’ve found a way for us to complete the deal safely and fast so you will receive the keys in less than 3 days.

    The solution I’ve chosen is provided by a company called DPD delivery (http://www.dpd.co.uk/); they handle the deal for us (keys and contract & your first rent deposit) they will take care both the delivery and payment issues. I will support all the shipping taxes for the package.

    To rent the apartment i request from you 1 month deposit (1 month warranty+1 month of rent)
    This money will go to the delivery company once the package be in them custody , you will get from them the confirmation and the deposited invoice .
    Regarding the monthly payments I want to receive them in my bank account from London so I hope it will be no problem for you.

    Hope to hear from you soon and I’ll explain you more about how we will do this.

    Sincerely,
    Keith Mercer

  122. Andres Soria Says:

    Again Sarah… this was her strategy with me (I’m in Spain so I proposed that my girlfriend, who is in Berlin, would go and see the apartment):

    “if you can go and transfer 1 month rent + deposit now and write your girlfriend’s name as the receiver of the money and you write GreatBritian as the destination of the transfer so i can be sure that your girlfriend doesnt get it.Once this is done show me the proof so i can verify it,this way i will be sure and i will go to berlin tomorrow and meet her and if she likes the flat i will give her the keys so you and i sign the contract and you go back to western union office to change the name from your girlfriend name to mine so i can be able to get it when i get back to UK”

    It sounded reasonable, but apparently she’s worked out a way of getting the money without being the real receiver (in this case, my girlfriend)

    she also sent me a pic of herself: http://postimg.org/image/oglc50b75/

    skype: sarah.me82
    mail: haileselassies@gmail.com

  123. Alex Says:

    11.12.2013

    I got a mail from her and was interested in renting her room. Thank you guys for your page! Now i know that it is a scam. She told me that the viewing is not possible because she is out of Berlin till the 24-th of January but if i pay her-she will send me the keys by post.

    Name: Sarah
    Her e-mail:
    haileselassies@gmail.com
    Skype: sarah.me82

    What she also wrote:
    [14:51:41] sarah me: we will have to sign a contract i will need your info so i can prepare
    the contract,it will be sent to your email address so after you have
    read it and you are OK we with then you will print it out you sign it
    and scan it back to me so i will also sign it and send it back to you
    and i will scan you a copy of my passport ID So you will transfer the
    payment to my bank account and the keys with reservation letter will
    be posted to your current address so this are the details i will be
    needing for the contract

    your name
    your address
    your date of birth
    your move in and out date
    your ID number
    your phone number

  124. Alberto Says:

    I just had a conversation with Sarah..I am grateful of you people, because I had doubts about her. At first she told me the same story, but when I said I was not sure, she asked me about some friend in Greatbritain. Then she told me that:

    “if you can go to a western union office to transfer 2 months rent + deposit to your friend in Essex,so you show me the proof so i can verify it,after i have done that i will keep the room and we meet in berlin,i will show you the room and if you like it we sign the contract and i will give you the keys and i will meet your friend back in essex so we both go to western union office to withdraw it together”

    After writing to 40 ads…I’ve got just 2 answers. One from Sarah, and other from Manuel Wiese. He seemed more real, but after reading you…he is half british/german, about a flat in Prenzlauer Berg (berlin) if someone knows something about him..

  125. Amy Says:

    SARAH NOACK – Scam
    MANUEL WIESE – Also contacted me immediately as did Sarah, I think they are the same person.

    After desperately searching for a place and now with only a few days till I become homeless I was extremely excited to have found a 20sqm room with a lovely 25 year old woman who shares similar interests..STUPIDLY she now has my passport number, date of birth, full name, address (doesn’t matter I’m moving soon!) and will probably attempt to get a credit card or something in my name. I did not send money, I became suspicious after my friend pointed out it sounded like a scam, now I’m so glad I googled her email address!!!!
    DON’T BE FOOLED!!! She told me the same story, social worker, liverpool, visitin family for Christmas, back on the 24th of Jan, send her two months rent and deposit and in return she will send the keys? ALSO Manuel told me he was away..He kept asking for photos of me so I stopped mailing him, I bet that would just give one last piece for a fraud case lol. Same person I’m telling you. Stay safe! The right place will come along..Keep having to tell myself that, but it will happen I hope.

  126. jamie Says:

    SARAH NOACK SACMMER

    NEVER BE FOOLED
    NEVER TELL HER YOUR PERSONAL INFO
    NEVER SEND THE MONEY
    NEVER GIVE HER YOUR SIGNATURE

  127. Lisa Says:

    thanks guys for your information.
    I am searching a flat in Stockholm and surprise Sarah has one… the damn bitch has now my passport because i read this too late…but my money she will not get…. hope she won’t use my information 🙁
    she use the same story as you wrote (same text, same shit with western union)
    I got this email from Vincenzo payla: oferantinkanni@gmail.com

  128. Astrid Kappesser Says:

    Hey all,

    unfortunately a friend of mine and I got in contact with this Sarah too.

    We were looking for an apartment in Amsterdam.
    She used the facebook account of a Sophie Merce and asked to contact her on the email-address jaymarius009@gmail.com

    We even skyped with her, she used the skype name: sarah.me82, and she told us the same story. She is not in the Netherlands now, but in the UK, but that we could arrange the contract already,..
    After she sent me her ID (using the one of a Sarah Noack),thanks to all of you, I found out that this person is a scam. So luckily we did not transfer any money.
    But unfortunately I had already sent my ID.

    Just now I found out that she is using my ID for doing the same and is trying to deceive other people by using my ID. Due to a girl who contacted me because she was looking for a room on wg-gesucht, I found it all out.

    So PLEASE BE AWARE: If you are getting in contact with somebody who is renting a room/apartment and is using a copy of my ID (ASTRID KAPPESSER) or any other of my personal information: Do not trust this person and please inform me so I can tell everything I know to the police.

    Best regards and again, thanks to all of you who posted here and let me know about Sarah

  129. Astrid Kappesser Says:

    Hey,
    a short update to my former message:
    The person who used the name Sarah Noack is, as I already mentioned above, using my ID and my name now. 🙁

    A girl contacted me today on facebook because she talked to a person using my personal information regarding an offer on wg-gesucht.de in Berlin with the address 10691 Berlin Kreuzberg Furbringerstrasse 16.

    The person uses my name: Astrid
    The email-address: odun.ayeye@gmail.com
    The skype name: van.oorschot3

    So again, please be aware, this is not me renting out any apartment! I talked to police and forward them everything I know and have. Please let me know in case she uses my ID again!

  130. Tijn Says:

    This what ‘Astrid’ wrote to me:

    Thanks for replying so fast to my email address,there are 3 rooms in
    my apartment and both rooms has a separate bathrooms and toilet,it has
    a sitting room with a visitors toilet.The whole of the apartment is
    fully furnished,the area is calm and close to stores where you can get
    personal belongings and food stuffs.The reason why i am renting it a
    little cheap is that my parents wants the place to be rented out ASAP
    so don’t be too surprise about the price.I am currently doing my Field work
    practice abroad now and that was why we want the place for
    rent.The address is 10691 Berlin Kreuzberg Furbringerstrasse 16
    which is just 0.27 km to Uni.Rent for a room is 300 EUR
    monthly and deposit is 500 EUR which is refundable after your stay in
    my apartment.

    Astrid
    skype name is van.oorschot3

    I was really excited, but this is a big bummer :-S

  131. Sam Boulton Says:

    I got the same reply as Tijn.
    I’ve also googled the email address turns out he’s been doing this in Zurich as well.

  132. Irene Hedderich Says:

    I’m from Venezuela and I’ve just been cheated too. I gave my details, I signed the “contract” and spent 1.500€ (via Money Gram), after that he would send the keys throug mail from the UK. Now I’m staying in a hotel room in which I’ve already spent 500€, because I’m rich and money means nothing to me….. Thanks to that a$$ I spent all of my savings.

    This is incredible how someone can do so much harm and get away with it.

    I was desperate looking for a room, now I’m paying the consequences for being in such a hurry.

    But I’m glad of something: I’m honest; I help people; I help animals; I always do the best for others, not for me, my conscience is clean. I’m loved for who I am, I have all I need. So, I really hope that all of the money his making can’t buy his health, or his family’s.

    Because all the harm he’s causing to people is returning to him, sooner than he expects.

    I just wish to that person (I don’t know if it’s a woman or a man, the harm is the same) that my money and all other people’s money won’t buy he’s health or happiness. I feel sorry for that person.

    Name/Alias: Thomas Fischer
    Address: 16, Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 2JY, United Kingdom.

  133. A. Pohl Says:

    Caution!
    Astrid Kappesser is still active trying to offer the Fürbringer Straße 16 in 10961 Berlin (Kreuzberg) for rent. She still acts exactly as described in posts 128-130.

  134. A. Pohl Says:

    Of course I meant the WRONG (!!!) Astrid Kappesser in post 133!

  135. Irene Hedderich Says:

    This person I refered to in my previous comment was “renting” at the Augustenstrasse, 20. München.

    Skype: nice_mine48.

  136. Adela M Says:

    Dear People,

    thank you for all the information!

    I guess I have just avoid being scammed and here is my story: I got a response from WG with the description of the apartment and everything was totally perfect (location, size, very good price etc.).

    The person I speak with agree to meet on skype, but we have only chatted (“i don’t have microphone”). The person didn’t want to know anything about me, but says “if you want, we need to sign some contract and you need to transfer the money” then proposed to exchange the ID-scans.

    I can tell right now – do not ever do that, because your identity can be stolen.

    And as I saw above – do not ever trust person who have problems with basic interpunction (like space before coma or no spaces before and after coma at all;) – it’s just cannot be serious.

    When I am sure 100% it is a scam, I will tell you the name!

    Best wishes Guys!
    Adela M

  137. serena Says:

    Hi! I want to warn everybody that 2 girls ( Maria Munz and Luisa Barthal) tried to cheat me for 2 flats in Frankfurt. They were in London and they could not show me the flat. but they wanted money with Western Union before sending me the keys per post. Pay Attention!

  138. ruben Says:

    has anyone recovered their money?

  139. Nellia Says:

    wilkytom1 and bellabos_11 responded to my contact both “out of the country” and wanted to only contact via email and skype…

  140. Sebastian Says:

    @Nellia

    Can you send us the numbers of the ads?
    Then we can block those and try to adjust our filters.

  141. Emma Says:

    The man Irene referred to in her post, is still active! Now he is renting an apartment in Berlin, Urbanstrasse 26. His name is “Thomas Fischer”, email thofisch48@gmail.com and skype nice_mine48. Just to warn you 🙂

  142. constantin popp Says:

    i also got a message from someone claiming to be esther bella bos from the netherlands and pushing me to send money to the uk. beware!

  143. constantin popp Says:

    ps: her email-address:
    obasa tide

  144. oscar Says:

    i transfered 1,100 euros to a Paul Schwanse (skype: paulschwanse87) and i havent received any information about the keys.. so, please be aware. I signed the contract before sending the money, and everything seemed ok for me. but at the end nothing happened.

    Also, if any one knows how can i receive my money back, i transfered by cash via post bank.

    Thank you.

  145. constantin popp Says:

    my id had been stolen via phishing (see the post number 142 on this page). please don’t reply to emails claiming that i am offering some place to stay — i’m not!

  146. Pierre Says:

    Hey, I’m a french student and I have to do an internship in Hamburg.
    I’ve found a post about a very attractive price and a nice flat, the guy who rent it is named Thomas Fischer (original German name), he can send you pictures of the apartment but he is in a travel and wants you to send a filled out contract and give the money for the first month to him. Then he will “send” you the keys.
    Moreover, his skype ( nice_mine48 ) is located in Scotland and I think he does not talk in english.

    Please be cautious with rent seeking.

  147. Elizabeth Robinson Says:

    Just wanted to warn everyone about “MARTIN ULRICH” who signs his letters “ALEX GREIF” aka Skype name al_gr1. HE IS A SCAMMER!!!!!! Don’t trust anything. Thank God I looked at these comments before I sent any money.
    This is the apartment he is trying to rent out; http://www.studenten-wg.de/mietangebot_1549077.html

    Also Josefien from Denmark is also a lie!

    This is the email he sent me:
    Hallo

    The apartment is 2-bedroom flat , The flat is Well furnished
    2-Room-Apartment,the flat is ideal for rental. the apartment has two
    bedrooms attached with separate bathroom and Toilet and a modern
    spacious kitchen (fit-in appliances) such as central heating,gas,
    double glazing,dish washer, washing machine .The flat is located at
    Ratiborstraße 5, 10999 Berlin The apartment is situated at the second
    floor of the building, the entire flat cost 722euro per month and a
    caution fee of 750euro which is refundable when you are moving out of
    the apartment..while a room cost 361euro and a caution fee of
    533euro.all charges such as electricity, internet, cost of gas and
    water.are included in the monthly rent..if this suite your need reply
    via the e-mail to me with the along with the following information

    Where are you from Originally ?

    What will you be doing in Berlin during your stay in the Apartment ?

    You can also add me on Skype My Skype name is al_gr1 .. thanks and
    hope to hear from you soon

    Alexander
    ——
    Hallo

    The flat is fully furnished two-Room-Apartment attached with separate
    bathroom and Toilet you only have to share the living room and kitchen
    with your flatmate..One of the room has been occupied by Your flatmate
    is a danish girl called Josefien, she will be moving in 5th April
    arriving from Denmark .so at the moment is just one room that is
    vacant now if you like the apartment and want to move in early April,
    you will have to make a reservation for the room, because the
    response i am having, most people wants to stay for a year or six
    months, so if you will rent the room, then you will have to reserve
    it, so i can send the keys to you, so if you like the apartment, let
    me know so i can tell more about the reservation process, thanks..hope
    to hear from you soon

    Alex

  148. pots Says:

    Hi Fellows, one more Fraud,that’s his advertisement on craigslist http://berlin.de.craigslist.de/roo/4369593888.html
    That’s his mail seegobeomo@gmail.com
    As usual he tells, that out of country , practice in UK, will send keys after transfer money with MoneyGram, and on the whole he rents out 3 room in flat-share by such a small price (300 eur + deposit 500), cause his parents don’t wanna that flat to stand idle empty. He introduce like Ramsey Elizabeth, Be carefull

  149. Marina Says:

    Hi, this man Md Kamruzzaman rents a room http://www.studenten-wg.de/mietangebot_1575113.html
    Do not trust him, he wrote me this:
    “if you want to take my room from june or july then you have to give me deposit money for confirmation soon !
    Otherwise,i have to rent my room who will give me deposit first !

    you can directly contact me ( isetu@live.com or +49 017631155215)like this.

    conditions :
    deposit : 500 euro at a time for confirmation the room
    every month room rent 245 euro at the first week max.
    must you have to live alone.
    all should be clean and fit otherwise i will deduct from deposit
    and inform me for leave the room before two months at least.
    deposit money you will get at the last month when you will leave .

    i am sorry to say all this things but i believe its better to tell everything before and thats better for you and me :)”

  150. Carl Says:

    People, I also get an email from this Elizabeth from the UK when I was looking for a place in Berlin.

    the email is seegobeomo@gmail.com
    and skype tanja.t82

    Be carefull

  151. Bella Says:

    I foolishly gave fifty euro to a girl called Septalinda Anggraeni, supposedly from Indonesia. She then started acting very strange about when she would give me the keys. She wanted the cash upfront. Now I find out that the she’s not allowed to sublease the room at all. She’s renting out a Studentenwerk flat – something which is not allowed. I’m not even sure if it is her name on the lease as she removed her name from the door and was always afraid when someone rings the bell. My fifty bucks is gone, but I could have lost so much more. Thankful I saw the light in good time.

  152. Dagmara Says:

    Guys be careful I got Email yesterday!

    “Hi,
    Thanks for replying so fast to my email address,there are 3 rooms in
    my apartment and both rooms has a separate bathrooms and toilet,it has
    a sitting room with a visitors toilet.The whole of the apartment is
    fully furnished,the area is calm and close to stores where you can get
    personal belongings and food stuffs.The reason why i am renting it a
    little cheap is that my parents wants the place to be rented out ASAP
    so don’t be too surprise about the price.I am currently doing my Field work
    practice abroad now and that was why we want the place for
    rent.The address is 10691 Berlin Kreuzberg Furbringerstrasse 16
    which is just 0.27 km to Uni.Rent for a room is 300 EUR
    monthly and deposit is 500 EUR which is refundable after your stay in
    my apartment.
    Elizabeth
    skype name is tanja.t82”
    When I asked about more details she said :
    lets talk on skype but she doesnt has speaker or sth…
    and now I just wrote to her its suspicious….she escaped!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  153. Mark Wohnung Says:

    He is still alive,
    his name is Thomas or David Brahler and his Mail is davdiowo@gmail.com
    I was searching for a room in Hamburg. All was ok, but when I asked for a Friend or collegue of him in Hamburg he disappeard.
    FU*k this guy.
    MArk

  154. Alessia Says:

    Katrin Hobbiger – Zimmer in wien – never trust her because shes a betrayer!

  155. Nico Says:

    referring to post 144: Paul Schwanse with skypeID: paulschwanse87 and mail: oluayeayinde48@gmail.com is still active. be aware!
    This is is offer: http://www.wohngemeinschaft.de/immobilien/immodetail.aspx?id=33710567

  156. Nico Says:

    referrring to posts 135, 141, 146: skypeID nice_mine48 , email: oluayeayinde48@gmail.com and name Thomas Fischer, is offering in Amalienstr. im Munich! be aware!

  157. Julia Says:

    Hallo,

    ich wurde letztes Jahr Opfer von Identitätsdiebstahl nachdem ich, ebenfalls wie die meisten von euch, meinen Ausweis an eine (ebenfalls gestohlene Identität) geschickt habe. Aus eigener Erfahrung kann ich euch daher sagen, dass es nicht schön ist, wenn der eigene Name in diesem Zusammenhang im Internet schlecht gemacht wird. Das sind natürlich nur gestohlene Namen, die irgendwelche internationale Banden nutzen. Und bald wird euer Name in dem Zusammenhang fallen! Wenn ihr Opfer geworden seid, dann erstattet bitte sofort Anzeige bei der Polizei!

  158. Adeline Says:

    Du you think that:

    Elizabeth from the UK
    the email is seegobeomo@gmail.com
    and skype tanja.t82

    is a fraud ?!

  159. Lore Says:

    Hi there:
    Again a scammer previously mentioned here. This is the ad:
    http://www.studenten-wg.de/blog/2010,04,22,important-security-notices.html

    You can read more about him in the 117 and 147 responses here. He talks about being working in India and offers different conditions in the add and in the mail. He just sent me the same mails as mentioned in the comments above.

    He sign as Alexander, Skype al_gr1. The mail from which I receive the info has a different name: Maartje benar (maartjebenar@gmail.com)

  160. Sebastian Says:

    @Adeline

    Everyone who wants you to send money in advance is a fraud.
    Please Do not send money or copies of your passport.

  161. Vlad Says:

    SCAM!

    seegobeomo@gmail.com

    skype: tanja.t82

    pretends to be from uk with the name Ramsey Elizabeth

    ip from nigeria

  162. Tijn Says:

    @Adeline,

    Tanja or Elizabeth is definitely a scam, maybe you recognize this letter that she wrote:

    ‘Hi,

    Thanks for replying so fast to my email address,there are 3 rooms in
    my apartment and both rooms has a separate bathrooms and toilet,it has
    a sitting room with a visitors toilet.The whole of the apartment is
    fully furnished,the area is calm and close to stores where you can get
    personal belongings and food stuffs.The reason why i am renting it a
    little cheap is that my parents wants the place to be rented out ASAP
    so don’t be too surprise about the price.I am currently doing my Field work
    practice abroad now and that was why we want the place for
    rent.The address is 10691 Berlin Kreuzberg Furbringerstrasse 16
    which is just 0.27 km to Uni.Rent for a room is 300 EUR
    monthly and deposit is 500 EUR which is refundable after your stay in
    my apartment.

    Elizabeth
    skype name is tanja.t82’

    also do not trust ‘Michael’ with this email noviisin@gmail.com:

    Thanks for the interest in my rooms.The flat is (78m2) in a very,
    very nice apartment!

    There are lots of shopping opportunities, restaurants and cafés. The
    metro is very close and a few Bus-lines.
    We are looking for a nonsmoker (smoking in the nice patio is fine, of
    course).the place is big with thick walls.

    Rent for 1 room is 280euro and deposit is 500euro

    Its in Solmsstrasse 7 10961.Its withi walking distance to Alexandraplatz

    The flat has everything you could ask for:
    – a bathroom with shower AND bathtub and a washing machine
    – an extra guest-toilet
    – a nice kitchen with a dishwasher
    – wifi
    -Living room

    Get back to me if you are interested.If you have skype then you can
    add me on my skype name below

    (willy.willy1720)

    By the way I have removed the advert because I have received lot
    response so I decided to delete it.Here is the link anyway
    https://www.wg-gesucht.de/4357778.html

    Thanks,
    Michael

    don’t ever trust them if they do not send their email trough wg-gesucht,
    but still you shouldn’t make any payment if you don’t get proper information from them

  163. Jabran Says:

    precious information.The problems which you highlighted in this article is common.But unfortunately very few people care about this before they are affected from these fraudsters. there are a large number of fraudsters in internet as well. so be careful with these type of fraudsters.

  164. Diego Says:

    Tanja or Elizabeth is definitely a scam, maybe you recognize this letter that she wrote:

    ‘Hi,

    Thanks for replying so fast to my email address,there are 3 rooms in
    my apartment and both rooms has a separate bathrooms and toilet,it has
    a sitting room with a visitors toilet.The whole of the apartment is
    fully furnished,the area is calm and close to stores where you can get
    personal belongings and food stuffs.The reason why i am renting it a
    little cheap is that my parents wants the place to be rented out ASAP
    so don’t be too surprise about the price.I am currently doing my Field work
    practice abroad now and that was why we want the place for
    rent.The address is 10691 Berlin Kreuzberg Furbringerstrasse 16
    which is just 0.27 km to Uni.Rent for a room is 300 EUR
    monthly and deposit is 500 EUR which is refundable after your stay in
    my apartment.

    Elizabeth
    skype name is tanja.t82

    Also do not trust Daniel Wellhäußer,

    Thanks for writing back and for your interest in my apartment. It will be my pleasure to rent and reserve a bedroom for you in the apartment and i will find another tenant will rent the other bedroom.

    There is a desk and chair in the bedroom and the internet connection is also reliable.

    However, The apartment will be available for the period of your stay and you can move into the apartment upon your arrival in Berlin only if you reserved it now as there are many people interested in renting the apartment during that same period.

    Little about me::My name is Daniel Wellhäußer 24years old German presently working in Kiev as i just got a new contract Job here and i also commute Aberdeen…I worked as an architect in the past, in Milan, and again in the Newcastle UK, where I also studied for my masters and specialized in architecture for international development. I’m easy to get along with, i don’t smoke and never get drunk in anyway. i also like sports and going out sometimes too but i also cherish my quite time to read and make more research about my profession. My fiance is a professional nurse working in Aberdeen…So we don’t want the apartment to be empty that is why i am renting it out and most importantly i need someone that will take good care of the apartment..if you need to know anything just ask and i will be glad to answer

    I already inform my parent of your interest in the apartment and will get back to you on the necessary procedure as soon as i hear from them.

    I think it will be better if we can have a chat on Skype as that will be much more better to finalize the arrangement.

    Keep in touch and i will let you know as soon as i hear from my parent.

    Regards,

    Daniel

  165. M. Sorta Says:

    Guys, be careful with this person. His name is Daniel Evan. He sent me an email and asked me to pay the a 600 Euro deposit to a real estate agency in England. He said he bought an apartment in Berlin because his son studied in Berlin, and now the son moved permanently to England. He sent me emails in English and German. He said his German is really bad, so he used online translator. He gave me the copy of his passport and his identity. Here is the identity that he gave me:
    Dr. Daniel Evans
    423 Blackburn Rd,
    Bolton, BL1 8NJ
    United Kingdom
    Tel: 0750 7333 929
    mexplex@gmail.com

    and this is a part of his email:
    They’ve already got a set of keys to the apartment so here’s what you have to do
    1. Please visit http://www.BoltonRentals.com/register.html , and fill out the registration form
    with your details.
    2. The agency will then send you an invoice for the 600 Euro deposit along with payment instructions
    This is just to reserve the viewing, and not a commitment. You will make your final decision only after seeing the apartment.
    3. After you pay the deposit, the agency will book the viewing for you, and within 2-3 days, one of their agents will arrive to show you the apartment and help you with all the formalities. You just tell them on which date you’re available.
    4. If you will be satisfied with the apartment, you will sign the contract and pay the first rent in cash to the agent.
    Next rents will be paid monthly, directly to my account
    I’m quite confident you will like it, but if not, you still have the option to cancel, and get your deposit back from the agent, immediately.

    I stupidly gave him the copy of my passport to and did the registration. A few hours later, the real estate agent sent me a email like this:
    We make international rentals easy.
    Step 1. The Landlord drops-off the keys and documents at one of our offices.
    Step 2. The tenant transfers the security deposit to us.
    Step 3. Within 3 business days we send an agent to help the future tenant with
    the inspection of the property and paperwork.
    Step 4. Enjoy your new home!

    Transaction Details:
    Invoice ID: B391G7052
    Insured Value Amount: € 600
    Payment Details

    The deposit must be transferred using the Western Union service.
    All you need is your photo ID and the name and address of our agent, which
    you can find below. No bank account required.

    1. Click Here for a list of Western Union offices in your area.
    2. Transfer the € 600 , in cash, from the Western Union office, to our agent listed below.
    Note: You can also Transfer the Money Online, from your credit/debit card.

    Bolton Rentals Agent Details:

    First name James
    Last name Murphy
    Address Vermont House, Bradley Lane
    City/State Wigan
    Postal Code WN6 0XF
    Country United Kingdom

    Please include you preferred date and time for inspecting the property.
    You can also reach us by phone: +44 779 078 3301

    But then I read this page and all the comments. So I sent an email to David Evans and the real estate agent, I told them that they are suspicious, I gave them the link about the security notices and said that I will only give the money after I see the apartment and sign the contract. David did reply my emails soon before. But they both suddenly disappeared after I told them that.
    So be careful guys. Don’t fall for that trick just because they sent you the beautiful photos of the apartment or because the rent is advantageous.

  166. M. Sorta Says:

    Elizabeth is back in action!!
    I got 2 emails today one from Elizabeth and the other one from Michelle Skowron
    Elizabeth used this email address: seegobeomo@gmail.com
    and the wrote the same email to me like they wrote to you guys. like this:

    Hi,

    Thanks for replying so fast to my email address,there are 3 rooms in
    my apartment and both rooms has a separate bathrooms and toilet,it has
    a sitting room with a visitors toilet.The whole of the apartment is
    fully furnished,the area is calm and close to stores where you can get
    personal belongings and food stuffs.The reason why i am renting it a
    little cheap is that my parents wants the place to be rented out ASAP
    so don’t be too surprise about the price.I am currently doing my Field work
    practice abroad now and that was why we want the place for
    rent.The address is 10691 Berlin Kreuzberg Furbringerstrasse 16
    which is just 0.27 km to Uni.Rent for a room is 300 EUR
    monthly and deposit is 500 EUR which is refundable after your stay in
    my apartment.

    And this is the email from Michelle Skowron
    The two bedroom flat of 85 square meters is located on the second floor of a good building.

    It has a large sitting-room with a double bed in a recess, a bathroom with toilets and a separate fully equipped kitchen.
    The apartment is fully furnished and has a radio, a television, a washing machine and a refrigerator with deep freeze, vitro ceramic hot plates, a microwave oven, and all necessary electric appliances.

    The apartment is very pleasant, light, quiet and tidy and House linen is provided microwave, refrigerator, futon, table and chairs, double layered windows, sheets, high-speed wireless internet In the bathroom, you have a washbasin, a bathroom cabinet with mirror, a shower, and the toilets.
    A washing machine is also at your disposal Bicycle storage. Heating and hot water included in rent and the rent per month is 280euro all inclusives and security deposit of 470euro which is going to be refund back to you,and the flat address is Danziger Str.102 10405 Prenzlauer Berg Berlin

    after your stay so let me know if you are interested and also tell me little about you thanks

    Yours Michelle

    BE CAREFUL GUYS!!!

  167. Giorgio Says:

    Ehi guys I am dealing with Ingrid Aschmann for a rent in Mainz. I don’t think is a scam but I wanna try to be as sure as possible. We had skype conversation (she showed me the appartment and the other flatmates) and then we did a subtenancy contract; she just ask me to pay on her bank account the 150 euro of deposit in advance. I didnt pay anything yet because I asked to send me her ID, in order to verify the identity. But still it could be a cheat. What am I supposed to do? The deposit payment coul be a guarantee even for me, but of course could be a big risk too. Suggestions?

  168. Sebastian Says:

    Hello Giorgio

    Do you have any friends or colleagues in Mainz? Maybe they can check it out.
    We usually advice NOT to send money, before having seen the apartment.
    If you absolutely must to, then i recommend a service like paypal, that is
    known for being very good at fighting scammers.

  169. Laura Says:

    I received the same email from “Michelle Skowrown”

    “The two bedroom flat of 85 square meters is located on the second floor of a good building. It has a large sitting-room with a double bed in a recess, a bathroom with toilets and a separate fully equipped kitchen. The apartment is fully furnished and Has a radio, a television, a washing machine and a refrigerator with deep freeze, vitro ceramic hot plates, a microwave oven, and all Necessary electric appliances. The apartment is very pleasant, light, quiet and tidy and House linen is Provided microwave , refrigerator, futon, table and chairs, double layered windows, sheets, high-speed wireless internet in the bathroom, you have a washbasin, a bathroom cabinet with mirror, a shower, and the toilets. A washing machine is therefore at your disposal Bicycle storage. Heating and hot water included in rent and the rent per month is 280euro all inclusives and security deposit of 470euro Which is going to be refund back to you, and the flat address is Weserstr 199 12045 Berlin Neukölln after your stay so let me know if you are interested and so tell me little about you thanks Yours Michelle”

    I dont know how the scam is doing, i mean, do the get the Access to our email, or is there someone that makes a fake announce to get the email adress and try to scam us!!

    Anyway mus take care!

  170. Rahul Kumar Yadav Says:

    This is absolutely crazy and alarming:

    I got a mail from a lady called Lisa Less (omega.lisa6@yahoo.ie) offering me a room for EUR 370/month. When I turned down the offer, she was willing to reduce it to EUR 270/month, all of a sudden. I agreed and then requested an appointment with her to take a look of the house (although she sent the pics to me). She never reverted back. Prior to this we had had 5-6 rounds of email exchange.

    Two days later I get exactly, but just exactly, the same mail. However, this time from another lady called Laura Biason (blaura34@yahoo.de). The e-mail can be found below. Certainly, some fraud players playing disgusting games with us! Thank god, this Fraudulent Female-2 called Laura wrote me that ditto email as from Fraudulent Female-1 called Lisa. I think, I may have started sharing my confidential details with the first B#@$% aka Lisa !

    Please note the following e-mail
    ————————————————–
    Hello ,
    I m Laura Biason 22 Years,The apartment belongs to my late father and my mother have been managing and maintaining the apartment,but she is presently in united kingdom due to her work,am undergraduate student of University and apartment is very close to city center and its easy to public transportation and supermarket and store and its just about 2 mins walking to Subway public transportation bus stop just 19mins walk to university apartment is 72msq and room is 25msqft

    The exact address is………..Esmarchstraße 99 22767 Hamburg, Germany

    The lease is –€370/Month/per room/ including the utilities,fridge-freezer,oven, washing machine, dryer, gas cooker,microwave, dishwasher, electricity bill, internet charges and others.

    €550 for the security deposit which is refundable during the departure time

    Thanks for the introduction of your self,you really sound great…. never mind i can reserve one bedrooms for you till your arrival date since there is a perfect procedure that we both have to undergo before you can proceed with the payment

    However If you really have interest in renting the room just let me have this request below
    -FULL NAME,
    -YOUR EXACT ARRIVAL DATE,
    -YOUR DEPARTURE DATE,
    -YOUR CURRENT ADDRESS
    -SCANNED COPY OF YOUR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT ID,

    So that i can quickly instruct our family lawyer to prepare the tenant agreement form for you, to see the terms and condition of the contract and if you are okay with the terms and condition then you can proceed with the 1month rent and security deposit to my mother in United Kingdom to My Mother Bank accounts transfer so that the room can be reserve for you till your arrival date because there are alot of people that also have interest in renting the room,but my mother prefer the most serious person who pay her first..The signed agreement form will be send to you first through attached mail(with the scanned page of my international passport).for you to read and understand,after which you will proceed with the payment ,i’ll now send you the original copy through a registered courier to your address for you to sign and bring along with you when moving in. Have a nice day,Looking forward in hearing from you.
    Best Regards

  171. seth Says:

    I got the same email from michelle skowron, and now she wants me to transfer her money to her via money agents without seeing the place.

    ” The two bedroom flat of 85 square meters is located on the second
    floor of a good building.

    It has a large sitting-room with a double bed in a recess, a bathroom
    with toilets and a separate fully equipped kitchen.
    The apartment is fully furnished and has a radio, a television, a
    washing machine and a refrigerator with deep freeze, vitro ceramic hot
    plates, a microwave oven, and all necessary electric appliances.

    The apartment is very pleasant, light, quiet and tidy and House linen
    is provided microwave, refrigerator, futon, table and chairs, double
    layered windows, sheets, high-speed wireless internet In the bathroom,
    you have a washbasin, a bathroom cabinet with mirror, a shower, and
    the toilets.
    A washing machine is also at your disposal Bicycle storage. Heating
    and hot water included in rent and the rent per month is 290€ all
    inclusives and security deposit of 470€ which is going to be refund
    back to you,and the flat address is Waldemarstraße 40 10999 Berlin

    after your stay so let me know if you are interested and also tell me
    little about you thanks

    Yours”

  172. Greg Says:

    Hey guys. I made a deal with a person named Peter Michael Zahn. I made a contract with him, I also got his passport with personal data and all. The picture doesn’t look photoshopped, it has everything necessary for a passport (I checked), and after I pay him he will send me the keys, receipt and contract (I also saw the apartment through pictures, I can’t actually go and see the apartment because it’s in Denmark and I am in another country). What do you think guys ? I mean I have his passport, a contract with a lot of details (I read it all and it’s ok), which contains his name, passport number, and I also have his passport with the same name and number. Should I still worry ?

  173. Sebastian Says:

    Hello Greg

    Please never send money to foreign countries for apartments you never saw.
    Everybody who wants that is a fraud!

  174. fatia Says:

    Be carefull with Lisa Less and Kerr Jones in Friegburg because there’re false and the appartment doesnt exist anymore..

  175. fatia Says:

    Even if they have passport never accept before visiting the appartement and if the person live abroad..

  176. raquel santos Says:

    Hey im.portuguese it happends the same with me 3 times.i have some urgency in find one Apartment in germany wolfsburg and I dont have nothing yet..anyone can help me?!

  177. Anders Says:

    I have been a victim of the fraud of addressing money to known person and communicating the tracking number. The money is gone within minutes.
    Is there a way that I can complain against them?
    Are there any chances of recovery ?

    -Anders

  178. Christian Says:

    Achtung!

    Jemand verschickt SPAM-E-Mails mit schlechtem Englisch und einem Wohnungsangebot, das sicherlich nicht echt ist. Der Absender nennt sich Bettina Kristian, unterzeichnet wird jedoch von einem Alexander.
    Dieser Betrüger wird bereits in Antwort 117 und 147 erwähnt. Nochmals vielen Dank an beide Poster.

    ————————–
    Attention please!

    Someone send mails and try to fraud you. I received following message by Bettina Kristian:

    Hallo,

    The apartment is 2-bedroom flat , The flat is Well furnished 2-Room-Apartment,the flat is ideal for rental. the apartment has two bedrooms attached with separate bathroom and Toilet and a modern spacious kitchen (fit-in appliances) such as central eating,gas, double glazing,dish washer, washing machine .The flat is located at Luruper weg 21, 20257 Hamburg The apartment is situated at the second
    floor of the building, the entire flat cost 700euro per month and a caution fee of 750euro which is refundable when you are moving out of the apartment..while a room cost 350euro and a caution fee of 550euro.all charges such as electricity, internet, cost of gas and water.are included in the monthly rent..if this suite your need reply via the e-mail You can also add me on Skype My Skype name is al_gr1.. thanks and hope to hear from you soon

    Alexander

    Bad english, mixed with German language and.. yeah.. I didn’t search a flat like this or send a mail to somebody with a similar adress.
    Also, similar messages are described in answer 117 and 147, see above.

    So, please not answer and be careful!

  179. Katarina Says:

    Hello,

    Thank you for the warning. I have also received the same email. The wording was exactly the same, word for word, and the same price, only the adress was different.

    I didn’t know this was a hacker until now. This hacker has to be stopped.

  180. Solange Says:

    Please, I think people should be careful about Tega Gloria und Trigglok. He signs email as Tim, and his skype name is michrime022. The person contacted me as I want an accommodation, then when I asked about how I could see the appartment and meet him. He replied he had to relocate to India because of his new job (and that, that is the reason he is renting his flat. He added he can send me the photos of his appartment. Then I asked for a suggestion. Then a few minutes later, I received an email with pictures, an asking to provide my details: passport number, etc. This happened today, 18.08.2014, about 1 hour ago. So beware!

  181. sara Says:

    hey guys!

    this girl wrote me yesterday! but BE CAREFUL! see last experience on mail 129, 130, 152….

    Hello,

    The place is available,it is furnished,equipped and with fast internet
    access.The rent for the room is 300 EUR monthly and deposit of 500EUR
    which is refunded back to you after your stay in my apartment, With
    the central location 10691 Berlin Kreuzberg Furbringerstrasse 16
    very close to Uni.Each room is 20m2,The
    apartment has all the following 3 bedrooms and 2 rooms are free
    now and Living room and use of the following facilities:Wireless
    internet facilities,Phone,Microwave, washing
    machine,Dryer,Refrigerator, bathroom, toilet, lounge/living room,
    kitchen, utility room..

    Regards
    Mereike

  182. AlpJohn Says:

    ACHTUNG POTENZİELLER BETRÜGER

    Hallo
    Thanks for your quick reply to my ad of my wg,the flat is vacant now
    and available,so you can move at any time from now on,the whole flat
    is furnished and well decorated,with wood floor,with access of
    light.the rooms are larges enough,about 17m2,with a balcony.
    The whole price cost 760Euro with a refundable security fee of
    800Euro,while a room cost 380Euro with a refundable security fee of
    550Euro.The flat is located at Fürstenstraße 8 80333 Munchen
    To talk more about the flat we can chat on skype onitemi1000

    Regards
    Karsten

    I got this mail from doublejingo44@gmail.com and the man preffers to speak english he says he is currently at Edinburgh and viewing the room may not be possible be careful about this guy I have seen him in here too in another post.

  183. Darina Says:

    Hey,

    I´m adding one more story with the person named Michael Zahn (he uses this email address: makelzakel@gmail.com). I came across his ad (on jobwohnen.at) for renting a flat in Vienna (300 euro/room/month, city center). His story was that because of a job he moved with his wife and son to England, so he is trying to rent the flat. As I´m going to Vienna for a student exchange program, I cannot see the apartments up front on my own. He sent me the contract (6 pages! with lots of details – so quite believable) and I was asked to transfer him money (2-month rent plus deposit = 1100 euro) via Western Union and then he would send me the keys by post. As I was searching the internet, I found this forum with several trials of this man to rob people, so I have deleted our conversations and never heard of him back (yet?).
    And now checking more ads on that website I found him again, trying to rent completely different apartment in Vienna!!!So be careful please and I´m also going to send the report to that website.

    Take care, all of you apartment-looking people.
    Darina

  184. Dheeraj Says:

    I second with Darina. makelzakel.com (Michael Zahn) also sent me an email to rent a property in London asking for £1000/2bedroom flat/month in a very good location. He said that he had to relocate to Germany because of job and will send keys after receiving the money. Beware of him.

    Take care.

  185. Antoaneta Grigorova Says:

    Hey guys, just got a very strange email for apartment I do not remember sending an offer to, it looked too good and I checked and discovered that here on this page the same text was sent to other people over the months but by someone named Michelle Skowrown.
    Here is mine:
    from: laura zimmer – laurazimmer04@gmail.com
    Re: Anfrage von Antoaneta Grigorova bei XXXXXXXX.de
    The three bedroom flat of 90 square meters is located on the second
    floor of a good building. It has a large sitting-room with a double
    bed in a recess, a bathroom with toilets and a separate fully equipped
    kitchen. The apartment is fully furnished and has a radio, a
    television, a washing machine and a refrigerator with deep freeze,
    vitro ceramic hot plates, a microwave oven, and all necessary electric
    appliances. The apartment is very pleasant, light, quiet and tidy and
    House linen is provided microwave, refrigerator, futon, table and
    chairs, double layered windows, sheets, high-speed wireless internet
    In the bathroom, you have a washbasin, a bathroom cabinet with mirror,
    a shower, and the toilets. A washing machine is also at your disposal
    Bicycle storage. Heating and hot water included in rent and the rent
    per month is 275€ all inclusives and security deposit of 500€ which is
    going to be refund back to you,and the flat address is Waldstraße 30
    10551 Mitte Berlin after your stay so let me know if you are
    interested
    and also tell me little about you thanks Yours

    definitely a fake offer 😛

  186. Mayuko Says:

    Hello room searching people,

    Advice from me,
    1. Don’t send money to a stranger by western union, even after making contract.

    2. Don’t rush to find a good apartment.

    3. Confirm the rent price before any action.

    My experience:
    I was cheated by a man called ROBIN SHAFER
    robilanga@gmail.com
    Skype name: rob.sh80

    he offered me a flat room in Düsseldorf by email, saying it’s his fathers apartment and he is living in London now. We made a contract with signatures with both of us.
    I sent him 500Euro deposit and he sent me a DHL receipt to show me that he sent a room key.
    But the DHL receipt was fake.
    They will do anything to deceive innocent people. Unfortunately we need to be very careful to trust anyone online.

    I’m going to police tomorrow, although it will not bring me anything back in a short term. But everyone who got cheated should better go to police to avoid more sacrifice from those people.

  187. Dee Says:

    Hello people! I am here to report a suspicious ad from this website for a Hamburg room. Here it is: http://www.studenten-wg.de/mietangebot_1624229.html They claim to be named Jennifer, but their email is unomatobi@gmail.com

    I only contacted this person to ask about the room but it was immediately suspicious, as the description in the ad was not what they were saying in the email. And then of course they wrote back saying they are in India for work and I can’t see the place, only pictures. I wrote back saying I am not interested anymore in their scam.

    For the love of God, don’t be silly! If it sounds too good to be true, IT IS A SCAM! Beware of inconsistencies in the ads, AND DO NOT TRANSFER ANY MONEY! Oh, they sent you a scan of their passport, BIG F%$KING DEAL! As if that’s so hard to do in Photoshop!

    Good luck!

  188. annita Says:

    1621416
    1624799

    These advertisements are probably FRAUD!!

  189. Lucia Says:

    I think someone has tried to scam me. The name of the passport he gave was Greissler Reilly Tobias, born in Würzburg, allegedly residing in Edinburgh.
    It started becoming suspicious when he wanted money to be transferred via Moneygram, and I called the number he gave, and he didn’t speak German.
    The flat is in Mannheim, K2 22, was item no 1624895.

  190. mashko Says:

    Hi everyone, I want to warn you about a guy named: Michal Petal [michalpetal@gmail.com] or Michael Peter, as it writes on a contract. This guy is a fraud!! I saw his ad on jobwohnen.at (2bedroom sharing in University district), but is absolutely fake. Fortunately I didn t make a deal with him and saved myself 880 EURO!! Here You can read my conversation with him:

    1. ˝Good to read from you.I am the owner of the property you are making inquiry..Actually i resided in the property with my wife and my only son before.But presently we had packed due to my transfer from my working place and now situated in ( England).That is why the property becomes available.

    rent for 1 room (20sqm) is 290 EURO with deposit of 500 EURO

    ent for apartment (78sqm) is 580 EURO with deposit of 1000 EURO

    All bills are included in the rent

    I want you to note that I am a very busy man.I take my job seriously so i dont have the luxury of traveling around.The keys I have here with me.I hate leaving my keys.So i have attached enough pictures with this email so it should be enough for you to make up your decision if you would be taking it or not.As I wont be available for viewing the apartment

    I have I spent a lot on my property so I will want the tenant to take absolute maintenance of my property.I also want you to use it like your own, money is not the most important thing but i want it to be kept tidy all the time so that I will be glad to see it neat whenever I come for a check up.

    So if you are really interested,do get back to me with the following information about you.

    NAME
    PROFESSION
    PHONE
    PRESENT ADDRESS
    HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING
    WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN
    DO YOU HAVE A PET
    WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR RENT
    REASON FOR MOVING OUT
    DO YOU SMOKE
    DO YOU DRINK

    Looking forward to hear from you with all this answer so that i can decide if I would rent to you or not.I hope giving you the property base on trust wouldn’t bring regret to me.

    Hope its okay˝
    2. ˝Yes you will get your deposit back o your move out date.by email,then you can print it out,sign it and scan back to me.So I will also sign it back then after this i will go and post the keys to your address and i will send to you a copy of the scanned receipt.But i will tell the post office to hold on to the keys until i have confirmed the payment and signed contract from you.Okay?Then i can can call DHL to deliver the keys to your personal address.
    So here are the details needed for contract preparation Your full names and address Your move in and out date Your passport I’d number Your address to post keys˝

    3. Than I suggested that my friend from Vienna meet him to see the appartment, this is what he answered me: ˝Unfortunately the problem is that I am not in Vienna at the moment.I am now in London.˝
    4. ˝Attached is the copy of the signed contract so the next is the payment.Don’t worry about the deposit we both agreed 300euro as deposit.So according to the contract under section 17,you will need to transfer 2 months rents plus deposit (290 + 290 + 300 =980Euro˝
    5. ˝Oh sorry about my maths.Yes it should actually be 880euro.So it would be better if you can still make the transfer today because we have less time to manage posting the keys and waiting for the transfer to come in my account.¨
    6. I figured out that a man is a lier, and all he wants is my money. I have told him that I can not pay untill I come to Vienna. His answer was: ˝Oh sorry thats not acceptable by me.The contract says payment should be paid not later than 48 hours after signing the contract˝

  191. Lucia Says:

    It seems that the standard story line is that key will be sent by DHL once deposit is transferred.
    And of late it seems that there is a spat of efforts from someone based in the UK (based on where they want the money sent to), for flats in Germany & Austria, in not so good English. The person who tried to scam me has a German name but doesn’t speak German.
    Generally alarm bells should ring when the landlord of a flat in Germany & Austria claims to live in the UK, and moreover, have poor German & English?

  192. Michael Says:

    Beware of this person:
    vastelantoine@hotmail.com
    Also tell you to send the money first before signing the contract. He claims that he is living in the UK and works with Chrystals (www.chrystals-agency.com ).

  193. Luz Says:

    So now Thomas (nice_mine48) has a hotmail account and is trying to rent in Hamburg.
    tokthomas48@hotmail.com
    Be aware

  194. Alexandra Says:

    Aren’t we at risk after having given personal details such as passport or ID copies to these people? I didn’t pay fortunately but now I’m wondering what might happen

  195. John Says:

    Alexandra – Yes! I would hate to give details like that to a stranger, (even name, address and phone number together bothers me a little let alone Passport or ID).

    But at the same time from the Landlords perspective they need some kind of security to.

    I’d think about using an Escrow service.

  196. John Says:

    Just had a quick look on Google and there are Agencies who deal with this kind of thing.

    I have a UK business (NO-URLS-HERE-PLEASE) and have connections in Germany so have been looking into starting up overseas. Having read this I will definitely be using an Agency who I can trust with my personal information.

  197. Sofia Says:

    Hi everyone,

    me and my roommate just found out that we have received the same bullshit scam offer, and now that we had already sent our passports we’re worried that they might use it to pretend they’re us and fool other people!

    Beware of these two e-mails: annalinawien@gmail.com and danielaesser23@yahoo.com

  198. Julie Says:

    A random person is actually using his/her victims’ identity to scam other people : The same number (see posts before, +447031949270) is still being used. Different email address this time : tiri.sitas@gmail.com
    My boyfriend almost got scammed by this person that said she was called Jana Marieke Haida and was offering a flat in London.
    the “real” Jana Haida got her identity stolen one year ago by the scammer and can’t do anything about it…
    My boyfriend didn’t send the money but he did send his details (ID, number, address…) before finding out this was a scam.
    IF SOMEONE TRIES TO CONTACT YOU TO OFFER A FLAT (ANYWHERE) WITH THE NAME ETIENNE PIC (FRENCH BOY) THIS IS A SCAM.
    DO NOT ACCEPT ANYTHING FROM THIS PERSON AND ESPECIALLY NOT A WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER.

    And report to the police if possible…
    Thanks

  199. Antonella Says:

    Nice_mine48 had a new email(olomi4848@gmail.com). Be aware from this piece of shit!

  200. Hillary Says:

    Beware of Laura Zimmerman,

    This is exactly as complaint number: 171 and 185.

    By going on the Studenten-WG.de site – this person targets your email and sends you a good offer. Her wording are all the same as the above complaint 171 & 185, the only thing that changes is sometimes her name, the area in Berlin and the amount of money required.

    “Two bedroomed flat of 85 square meters is located on the second floor of a good building…”

    Claims to be on industrial work in the UK. Send by Western union even to your own family member. Show her proof of payment.

    I gave him or her the run around and said this is not the way things are done.

    Laura then says she will book a cheap flight to come sign contract and hand over keys but first not to waste her time I must show her proof of payment – a months rental and deposit fee.

    By her second email, I was uneasy and started to read this site and read the horror stories!

    I wrote back and cursed the bitch or man and promised that God will catch up with him/her for all stolen from the many others. Thank God I never gave my personal details nor paid a scent. Now I fear moving to Berlin. This is a first world country and the cannot even arrest these crooks! BEWARE!

  201. Haider Says:

    There are some people trying to get money from the students and pretending that they are out of Germany at the moment and they are in India and they have the keys of the appartments with them during their trip and promissing to send the keys via DHL. All of it is a LIE.

  202. Juan Says:

    Thanks folks for the info!! the Esther Bella bitch hat my a room offer. I couldnt find her on wg-gesucht, danks Gott diese website gibt!

    be ware of this BETRÜGER/IN!!

    her current email is olumatekarsten@gmail.com.

  203. Juan Says:

    pachonluis4@gmail.com

    Another betrüger, this are their ways:

    “[..]the apartment is available and you can start the rental as soon as possible …. but unfortunately look at the apartment not be possible, cos now am currently out of town, is that the Reason why I rent the entire apartment and I am here with the flat Keys but I can send you the flat pictures for you to see and decide on […]”

  204. Eve Says:

    Hey everybody, be aware of “Michelle Skowron” as well. This person contacted me I do not know why or how because I didnt write them as far as I know.
    This person is using diffrente “usernames”, sent me the same offer lines above. “a flat of 85m2 etc etc being back to Berlin by the end of April” while I needed it by early April.(their excuse)
    Fortunately, I found this offer very suspicious!So I searched online and look what I got!
    So guys, never trust on people who make you such good offer and do not have questions for you. The best is not transfer any money until you make sure is real. My advice, travel to Berlin stay at a hostel if you can not get a place at a residence for students and look for a flat there, talk to the owners.

    My best wishes to you all.

    Enjoy Germany and do not anybody fool you!

  205. Julija Says:

    Haida Mareike Jana! A scam! She sent me pictures, saying she is in lisboa I sent her money via bank, but she rplied that cant take the fromthis account that it was a mistake in her names so she is sending the money back to me. i have sent her my pass copy..She asked me to pay the same amount of money via western unioin which had different name ( Fatima Alberto Balde,
    > address is LargoTrigueiros 10 1100-341 Lisboa, Portugal) This made me think it is a scam. Im not sure, that the money which i send via bank will return, though i have received print screen saying that the money were sent back to my account) but atleast i didnt payed double..Be aware! And if someone if there is anyway to get this money back (this is really strange that the bank (Halifax) has this account fraud account and “Haida” could open the account without having her own ID.

  206. Pablo Says:

    WG-GESUTCH FRAUD: someonw tried to scam me via wg-gesutch.. i will paste the email. He used the name galik darnell (galik.darnell@gmail.com), and he said:
    ______________________________________________________________
    You can send the money through Western Union to any name you want ( your brother name , friend name, father name ), in United Kingdom so I can see that the money are available in UK. The receiver don’t need to be in United Kingdom , he can be with you. You’ll be the sender of money and for receiver name use ( your brother name , friend name, father name, at your choose ). After you’ll send the money, you must send me a copy from your transfer so I can confirm. In the same day I will ship you the keys and rental contract so you can visit the apartment.
    If you’ll like to rent it you must sign the rental contract and change the receiver name ( your brother name , friend name, father name ) , with my name so I can receive the money.
    However, if you are not pleased with the apartment for any reason, you’ll cancel the transfer and you’ll receive all money back, Also I will send you the money for fees back and you will send me the keys back.

  207. Diana Says:

    Hi, I contacted myself by Craigslist a person offering an apartment-there were no fotos in the ad which was pretty strange but I did not pay much attention. Then He replied, I asked him how big (how many square meters) is the apartment. He did not answer my question and asked for how long I will be renting it. That sounded strange for me because I did not said i was already planning to rent his apartment. Please, listen to your instincts, if anything seems off or strange or weird to you, take time and research. The name -Tim Wood, the same story. As I heard from smn the story that smn is in UK and send the keys later so I decided not to send him anything. He suggests an apartment at the following address Durchschnitt 5 20146 Hamburg, Germany His email is Timwd@outlook.com, the name is Tim Wood (i doubt that it is real). In der Ruhe liegt die Kraft. Be calm and rational please.

  208. Divyajot Dhiman Says:

    I was in contact with this person who seemed really nice. Her name- Sheron Debra Bexton. I asked her to have a skype video conversation. At first she agreed but during the skype call she said her computer is old and doesnt have a sound card and her microphone doesnt work. She didnt seem to be of her age and later she sent me her passport copy she wasnt the person i had skype call with. Beware of this name and do not transfer money to her.

  209. Anonym Says:

    Thank God I saw this when I was googling his name: Stan Bardarska!!!

    Formerly i use to drop my keys with estate agent and friend to handle the renting for me but they mismanaged it and cheated on my past tenants so i had to stop using them and i decided to rent my apartment myself. The photos i sent you earlier are the exact ones i took before leaving so that is the current state of my flat. all the furniture and appliances in there are in good condition so you have nothing to worry about. Hope to read back from you as soon as possible so we can move ahead with the rental procedure. it is best you contact me via phone and here is my number +447438826761. You can also send me your mobile number and i will be glad to call you.

    Renting and moving into my apartment won’t be a problem. Firstly we will both sign a rental agreement contract then i will post the keys of the apartment and the payment receipt to you via DHL express (2-3 days delivery ) after your payment which is your first month rent and the security deposit has been confirmed. I will also send you a copy of my passport together with the contract so you can have it for record purpose.

    Please get back to me as soon as you can as i will need some information from you in preparing the rental agreement contract.

    Best regards,
    Stan.

    Now I’m pretty sure, it’s a scam. He’s supposed to be in the UK and no one can show me the apartment.

  210. Jennifer Says:

    I was in contact with SHARON D BEXTON and she asked me for my ID, address and full name. She also said she was currently out of the country and wanted to get a contract ready. Then I found that someone reported this person and I ended up not sending any information. BE CAREFUL THIS PERSON IS FRAUDULENT

    Holder’s Name: Sharon Debra Bexton
    Bank Name: Santander Bank
    Account Number: 41077299
    Sort code: 090126.
    IBAN:GB 59A BBY 090126 41077299
    BIC CODE: ABBYGB2LXXX

  211. Gabriela Says:

    Hi guys,
    If you are in contact with someone using the following e-mail address, please BE CAREFUL, because it’s also a scam.

    bertrameemmaline@gmail.com

    Couple of mails I received from her/him, below:

    Hallo,

    The apartment is 2-bedroom flat , The flat is Well furnished
    2-Room-Apartment,the flat is ideal for rental. the apartment has two bedrooms attached with separate bathroom and Toilet and a modern spacious kitchen (fit-in appliances) such as central heating, gas,double glazing, dish washer, washing machine . The flat is located at Rothschildallee 12, 60389 Frankfurt,am Main Innenstad The apartment is situated at the second floor of the building, the entire flat cost
    700europer month and a caution fee of 750euro which is refundable when you are moving out of the apartment.. while a room cost 350euro per month and a caution fee of 550euro which is refundable when you are moving out of the apartment . all charges such as electricity, internet, cost of gas
    and water. are included in the monthly rent.. if this suite your needreply via the e-mail…
    thanks and hope to hear from you soon
    Esra

    …….and another one:

    Hello

    Thanks for the response, First before we Proceed further i will want you to know that , You can also rent a room in the flat.. the flat is still vacant now and you can move into the flat as soon as possible BUT sorry viewing the flat will not be possible now because i am not in the country at the moment , I just relocated here in India few weeks back due to my new job and that is the reason I am renting out
    the flat and i have the flat keys here with me.i left urgently with the hope of coming back soon but right now the work has taken me to stay long term under contract agreement, that’s why I have made up my mind to put up my apartment for rent but I can only send you the flat
    pictures to see so that you can have an idea of the flat. Thanks and hope to hear from you soon.

  212. Leonie Says:

    Hi all,

    I fear I’ve been scammed too. I have to admit it surprises me though, since I tend to be cautious and this really seemed quite trustworthy to me. (It was very well thought-out, which worries me, since this way it is becoming impossible to distinguish the scammers from ‘the real deal’).

    I had found a temporary lease in Berlin at WG-gesucht.de: a 2-room apartment from a girl living in Friedrichshain planning to travel to Asia with her boyfriend for 3 weeks. Her English was not perfect, but certainly not bad either/rather good, her German seemed very good. In this particular case I sent money via wire transfer to a bank account in Germany. I was asked to send a deposit – which I did, as well as a copy of my ID – which I stupidly enough did too. Following that, the past 2-3 days I have received no response to any email. So in that sense I guess it should be clear I was scammed.
    Yet as mentioned the girl seemed very trustworthy. She referred me to her Facebook account that was very active, and where a direct link had been placed to the advertisement of her apartment at WG-gesucht.de in addition. She agreed for me to pay via wire transfer, she gave me her bank information of a bank located in Germany. She gave me her own name with the bank account too – but I now realize you can use any particular name with a bank account, and the money will still arrive at the account as long as the account number is correct. Since I’m living abroad, obviously I could not visit the apartment first.

    I will wait a little bit longer, and post all the information of the girl I (thought I) corresponded with. At this stage, after having waited for several days, whereas I got a response within minutes to hours priorly, I very much doubt I have not been scammed though.
    But probably the name/identity that was used, has been stolen too.

    I will be back in touch with the police too (as I’ve already enquired with them). With bank account information it is easier to trace the scammer, I was (not surprisingly) informed.

    If anyone uses the ID of “Leonie”, located in The Netherlands please be warned that someone has stolen my identity. As is not unlikely to happen in addition, I understood.

    What a mess it is.

  213. Jonas Says:

    I have the same scammer as the person above, he /she is just using a different email address:
    josemotana519@gmail.com
    Emails:
    1)
    Hallo,

    The apartment is 2-bedroom flat , The flat is Well furnished
    2-Room-Apartment,the flat is ideal for rental. the apartment has two
    bedrooms attached with separate bathroom and Toilet and a modern
    spacious kitchen (fit-in appliances) such as central heating, gas,
    double glazing, dish washer, washing machine . The flat is located at
    Gabelsbergerstraße 15, 80333 München Maxvorstadt The apartment is
    situated at the second floor of the building, the entire flat cost
    700europer month and a caution fee of 750euro which is refundable
    when you are moving out of the apartment.. while a room cost 350euro
    per month and a caution fee of 550euro which is refundable when you
    are moving out of the apartment . all charges such as electricity,
    internet, cost of gas and water. are included in the monthly rent..
    if this suite your need reply via the e-mail…thanks and hope to hear
    from you soon

    Esra

    2)

    Hello

    Thanks for the response, First before we Proceed further i will want
    you to know that , You can also rent a room in the flat.. the flat is
    still vacant now and you can move into the flat as soon as possible
    BUT sorry viewing the flat will not be possible now because i am not
    in the country at the moment I just relocated here in India few weeks
    back due to my new job and that is the reason I am renting out the
    flat and i have the flat keys here with me.i left urgently with the
    hope of coming back soon but right now the work has taken me to stay
    long term under contract agreement, that’s why I have made up my mind
    to put up my apartment for rent but I can only send you the flat
    pictures to see so that you can have an idea of the flat.

    Thanks and hope to hear from you soon

    With best regard

    Esra

    (The person was using different names in their ad, email address and email itself. Furthermore the flat address was different in their ad and email)

    Be careful guys

  214. Kristian Ekov Says:

    Scamer got me to! If Kristian Ekov is selling, offering you anything don’t buy or trust it, and don’t even think about sending money or personal data!

  215. Magda Says:

    Hi! I’ve been contacted by ESTHER BELLA EVA BOS for a room in Utrecht. I read in this blog that in the past someone else had some trouble with her. She send my her ID document and we both signed the contract. Now she’s waiting for me to pay the deposit and one monthly payment through WESTERN UNION. She told me she will send me the keys with DHL.

    Could someone give me some more information about her? Thank you

  216. Gabriela Says:

    Hi all,

    just a few days ago I was deceived by a “landlord” who calls herself Ann-Katrin Palm. I found her advertisement on http://www.XXXXXXXXXX.de and I sent her an email. Her user name there was LENA. The she replied and we exchanged many emails. Well I make it short – she sent me a 7-page contract made by her family lawer, her passport and her photo. Afterwards I sent her my passport, signed contract and 600 euro as a deposit and 1 month rent. She promised me that she was going to send me the keys of the appartment and the contract by post later but first I had to sent her another 950 euro as a security deposit. At that time a realized that she was definitely a cheater!!! And I was right I have been sending her million emails but she has never responded back … So that is my story how stupid I was … Now I am worried that my passport can be abused and also my pdf signature…
    Is there any advice what shall I do in this case???

  217. Gabriela Says:

    and I forgot to add her email address: je88100@gmail.com

  218. Sebastian Says:

    never send money by western union, moneygramm, etc! Everyone who demands that is a fraud!

  219. Imran Says:

    Hi everyone,

    From the past 2 days, a person by the name Kristina has been in contact with me. Since I had read all the posts in this forum beforehand, I recognized the signs immediately and figured out it is a fake response. She apparently has relocated to India and has the keys there with her. Her email address is ejiaro@gmail.com and the user name is Prince filo. I hope this information helps someone.

  220. Xenia Says:

    Thank you so much. The same Kristina contacted me and I was really thinking of rent her apartment, but was very suspicious!!!

    Thank you!

  221. arman Says:

    je88100@gmail.com

    he is cheater , never send money to him.

  222. sachin manawadi Says:

    Hi,
    I too contacted a landlord ad ref 1665270. He told me the same thing 300+400 euro and will send the keys via DHL as he is now in London.I did not proceed further.

  223. Rosa Says:

    Ledermann jens (animalfarmmm11@gmail.com)
    germany 1 (germanyloni@gmail.com)
    oakojer akpos (oakojer@gmail.com)
    gert shakaj (olulanami@gmail.com)
    chika okare (chikaokare@gmail.com)

    I was looking a room in Munich and try to contact them because they had all very cheap offers…
    They are all cheaters! Pay serious attention!

  224. Rosa Says:

    I forgot igbagboda@gmail.com

  225. Elke Says:

    Same here… If an offer sounds to good to be true, a lot of times i is a scam…

    “Jennifer anittkelvin”
    “Evans Chucks”

    Hallo

    The apartment is 2-bedroom flat , The flat is Well furnished
    2-Room-Apartment,the flat is ideal for rental. the apartment has two bedrooms attached with separate bathroom and Toilet and a modern spacious kitchen (fit-in appliances) such as central heating, gas, double glazing, dish washer, washing machine . The flat is located at Forststraße 63, 70176 Stuttgart west, The apartment is situated at the second floor of the building, the entire flat cost 700euro per month and a caution fee of 750euro which is refundable when you are moving out of the apartment.. while a room cost 350euro per month and a
    caution fee of 550euro which is refundable when you are moving out of the apartment . all charges such as electricity, internet, cost of gas and water. are included in the monthly rent.. if this suite your need reply via the e-mail…

    thanks and hope to hear from you soon

    Esra

  226. anca Says:

    Please be careful with these two people:
    Patrick Eertmans and Johan Eertmans who administrate the Studentchamber Maastricht.
    I was given photos from other rooms and when I arrived at the place my room was in a horrible state it didn’t have anything from the photos or what was mentioned in the contract. I called the police and I gave a statement at the local police station to complain about the situation. Because I already signed the contract online they couldn’t do anything but I will go to court to get my money back.

  227. Imran Says:

    Hi Everyone,
    Another email address to beware of. This person is a scammer

    julianeneworlde@gmail.com

  228. Olle Härstedt Says:

    Hi!

    I’ve been scammed as well, by a guy pretending to be Jasper Rickmers (or if he really _is_ Jasper, but I doubt it).

    It’s the guy with the koala image as avatar. His Skype id was jasperotap1, Skype name Hinrich Rickmers. E-mail address karojasper@gmail.com.

    I paid 900 Euros to an account supposedly owned by Rickmers, in Danske Bank in Finland. I’m trying to get this money back now, if possible.

    Anyway, watch out. Broken English, guy pretending to be out of the country, no video call, only chat, etc etc.

  229. Laurent Meyer Says:

    Hi there,

    Richard Zimmermann is still active: adurangbagbadua@gmail.com

    Do not be caught,

    Best,

    Laurent

  230. Imran Says:

    Hi everyone,

    I seem to be a favourite target for the scammers 🙂
    The third one to contact me this month : utefranzis@gmail.com
    His/Her skype id is ute_45.

    Regards,
    Imran

  231. Karina Says:

    Hi! Unfortunately I always was a victim of a scammer too a week ago, I have contacted the police already. If someone had a case, was it possible for anyone to return the money? Thanks in advance for your information.
    PEOPLE NEBER TRANSFER MONEY WITHOUT SEEING THE PROPERTY AND A LANDLORD!!!
    IF THEY ARE OUT OF THE COUNTRY, KEYS THROUGH THE POST, TRANSFER MONEY THROUGH MONEYGRAM, WESTERNUNION AND SO ON, EVEN IF HE GAVE YOU HIS PASSPORT OR ID!!! IT IS A SCAMMER!!! Please be careful!

  232. Imran Says:

    Beware of ESRA (cansandrafelix@gmail.com)

  233. Prabhakaran Says:

    Reporting Fraud:
    Received an email from the following email address claiming herself as:

    kosi muisa

    Hello, i offer Large, fully furnished 2-bedroom apartment for rent the
    flat is located at Keuslinstraße 15,80798 München Germany , the property briefly
    comprises of gas central,heating,double glazing, 2 bedroom and each of
    the room is attached with separate bathroom and Toilet, fully equipped
    kitchen with appliances to share with your flatmate, the monthly rent
    includes the cost of gas, electricity, internet and water. The entire
    apartment costs740E and 750E caution fee While a room costs 370E plus
    a caution fee of 570E which is refundable when you are moving out of
    the apartment and it is located at the second floor of the building.
    Do not hesitate to reach me via the e-mail , if that suite your
    need.Thanks and hope to hear from you soon.for more information You
    can write me an email for further information or
    skype. My skype ID : (Rike.lina11)……
    Hope to hear from you soon.
    Rike


    following this we had a skype chat:

    08:44:53] rike.lina11: Hello
    [08:45:16] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: Hello
    [08:45:29] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: Good Morning.
    [08:45:40] rike.lina11: How are you?
    [08:45:54] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: I’m Good, thank you. Hope you’re doing good too.
    [08:46:07] rike.lina11: Great
    [08:46:37] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: Did you check my email ?
    [08:46:44] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: thank you for your email.
    [08:47:05] rike.lina11: where are you at the moment?
    [08:47:30] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: I’m in Torino, Italy.
    [08:47:47] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: I could come to Munich, if we need to fix the contract etc.
    [08:48:20] rike.lina11: when are you intend to move into the flat?
    [08:48:43] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: last week of november.. or from 1st of December.
    [08:49:24] rike.lina11: oh ok
    [08:49:24] rike.lina11: have you share the flat before?
    [08:50:09] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: yes, I am in torino since 2010, I finished my Msc and now working as a researcher.
    [08:50:21] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: So for the last 5 years I’ve been sharing flats
    [08:50:44] rike.lina11: What do you do for living and who shall be responsible to pay your rent monthly?
    [08:51:19] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: I will be paid by Siemens Ag, for the next 3 years and I’ll be enrolled to Univ of Passau towards my PhD
    [08:51:36] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: if you need any proof regarding this, I could also give my reference contact in Siemens.
    [08:52:01] rike.lina11: oh ok
    [08:52:32] rike.lina11: the flat is free and vacant for three to four years you can stay as long as you want
    [08:52:41] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: that’s great to know 🙂
    [08:53:24] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: Could you give me information about the next procedures ?
    [08:54:11] rike.lina11: rent a single bedroom from the november end is perfctly ok with me
    [08:54:39] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: That’s perfect for me too.
    [08:54:41] rike.lina11: but you have to make the reservation of the room before then
    [08:54:53] rike.lina11: so that i can get room reserved for you till then
    [08:55:00] rike.lina11: and to stop others interested
    [08:55:02] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: Yes, I am okay with that.
    [08:55:54] rike.lina11: do you have printer and scanner?
    [08:56:01] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: Yes, I’ve both
    [08:56:39] rike.lina11: am going to prepared the contract here with your detail and send it to your email
    [08:56:54] rike.lina11: you will print it out and read sign
    [08:57:08] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: That’s perfect. Please let me know what details you want from me.
    [08:57:12] rike.lina11: later scan it to me here wo that i can sign my part
    [08:57:16] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: Okay.
    [08:57:24] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: (y). It’s been very kind of you.
    [08:58:07] rike.lina11: after the contract is signed
    [08:59:14] rike.lina11: you will make payment of your first month rent and your deposit to me so that i can get flat keys post to your current address via dhl courier services and it will arrived on your door step 24hours after i send here
    [08:59:34] rike.lina11: Here is detail needed for the contract to be prepared
    [09:00:07] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: That’s perfect again. If needed I can visit the apartment, after we sign the contract and can also get the keys myself. (if it’s not a problem for you)
    [09:01:24] rike.lina11: your full name and address
    Date of birth
    Phone number
    Date to move in and out
    An address where the flat keys will be posted to
    [09:02:01] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: okay. I’ll send these information now through email.
    [09:02:25] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: Could you send me some pictures of the flat or room (if you’ve through email).
    [09:02:46] rike.lina11: oh ok
    [09:04:45] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: thanks. I will send the details through email.
    [09:05:02] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: I’ve to move to work now. It’s a pleasure to meet you.
    [09:05:13] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: I will keep in touch through email.
    [09:05:28] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: also.. will be back in skype within an hour. you can ping me anytime.
    [09:06:07] rike.lina11: oh ok
    [09:09:42] rike.lina11: check your email i sent you flat picture
    [09:09:43] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: I sent you my details.
    [09:09:48] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: thanks perfect
    —————

    So far everything looks good, even I received the contract but when I asked her that my friend who lives in Munich wants to visit the apartment, I found that she is absolutely a scammer.

    [10:09:31] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: Hello,
    [10:09:42] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: I’ve received your contract. Thank You.
    [10:12:31] John Rike Lina: oh ok
    [10:12:59] John Rike Lina: am expect your sign today so that i can sign my part
    [10:13:22] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: Yes, I can do it.
    [10:13:36] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: Are you available to show the flat to my friend in Munich today?
    [10:14:11] John Rike Lina: am out of Munich right now
    [10:14:28] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: okay. can you give me your german phone number ?
    [10:15:03] John Rike Lina: i just relocated here in England last night due to my job that is main reason i rent a whole flat
    [10:15:25] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: Ohh.. ok.
    [10:15:38] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: do you have someone in Germany to show the apartment to my friend ?
    [10:15:47] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: Munich?
    [10:17:10] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: Sprichst du auch deutsch?
    [10:17:29] John Rike Lina: The only trusted friend i have in Germany is in Delft at the moment . he went to visit his sick mother and i will not want to bother him… he his the only one who would have been able to help me out
    [10:17:44] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: Ich bin ein deutscher feund von Prabha
    [10:17:54] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: es wundert mich ein wenig das der vertrag in deutsch ist
    [10:18:17] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: nicht in deutsch meine ich natuerlich
    [10:19:04] John Rike Lina: oh ok
    [10:19:35] John Rike Lina: am German is poor because i spent 17years in united kingdom
    [10:20:30] John Rike Lina: so that is main reason i prepared the contract in English language
    [10:20:58] John Rike Lina: but if you wish to have it in German
    [10:21:04] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: Yeah well, it is highly uncommon and I have read a lot about fraude like this in the internet
    [10:21:14] John Rike Lina: i will do that
    [10:21:58] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: My friend needs to at least be able to see the flat otherwise I can not sign the contract.
    [10:22:44] John Rike Lina: your friend will only see the outside the flat since am here with my flat keys
    [10:23:13] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: Yeah, I can do it the same from my desk using google maps. 🙂
    [10:23:28] John Rike Lina: but am going to send you scan copy of my passport id to you so that you can know your future landlord
    [10:23:46] John Rike Lina: and you will also send me yours
    [10:23:57] John Rike Lina: so that i can know my future tenant
    [10:24:22] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: yeah shall we have a video chat right now ?
    [10:24:28] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: or give me your contact number atleast
    [10:25:11] John Rike Lina: +447031913172
    [10:26:56] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: can I make a call to that number now ?
    [10:27:22] John Rike Lina: yes
    [10:27:57] John Rike Lina: am here with my boy friend
    [10:28:15] John Rike Lina: he can also talk to you
    [10:28:21] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: i see
    [10:28:35] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: but your mobile number is not reachable
    [10:28:40] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: can we have a call here at skype ?
    [10:29:34] John Rike Lina: you call my number
    [10:29:46] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: can you call me ? +39 3279720502
    [10:30:33] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: can you hear me >?
    [10:30:51] Call from John Rike Lina, duration 00:44.
    [10:31:11] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: could you send me your passport / document copy
    [10:31:40] John Rike Lina: i will do that next 30min
    [10:31:46] John Rike Lina: and send me yours
    [10:32:44] Prabhakaran Kasinathan: Okay once I receive yours I will send mine
    [12:32:30] John Rike Lina: have you received it?
    ———-

    Be careful with this contact: She also sent me her passport.. which says she is born on 1993 ( I hope this was stealed from a potential flatshare request .. ) I did’t send her my passport or details anymore. Don’t get scammed.!

    Warning.

  234. Bruno Marsili Says:

    Danke shön fur diese information!!

    Bruno

  235. Prabhakaran Kasinathan Says:

    Reporting Fraudulent emails/persons.

    1. hener cokaew
    Oct 10 (4 days ago)

    Hallo,

    The apartment is 2-bedroom flat , The flat is Well furnished 2-Room-Apartment,the flat is ideal for rental. the apartment has two bedrooms attached with separate bathroom and Toilet and a modern spacious kitchen (fit-in appliances) such as central heating, gas, double glazing, dish washer, washing machine . The flat is located at Neherstraße 7, 81675 München, The apartment is situated at the second floor of the building, the entire flat cost 700euro per month and a caution fee of 750euro which is refundable when you are moving out of the apartment.. while a room cost 350euro per month and a caution fee
    of 550euro which is refundable when you are moving out of the apartment . all charges such as electricity, internet, cost of gas and water. are included in the monthly rent.. if this suite your need reply via the e-mail… thanks and hope to hear from you soon

    Jennife

    2. hener cokaew
    (31 minutes ago)
    to me

    Hello

    Thanks for the response, First before we Proceed further i will want you to know that , You can also rent a room in the flat.. the flat is still vacant now and you can move into the flat as soon as possible BUT sorry viewing the flat will not be possible now because i am not in the country at the moment , I just relocated here in India few weeks back due to my new job and that is the reason I am renting out the flat and i have the flat keys here with me.i left urgently with the hope of coming back soon but right now the work has taken me to stay long term under contract agreement, that’s why I have made up my
    mind to put up my apartment for rent but I can only send you the flat pictures to see so that you can have an idea of the flat.
    Thanks and hope to hear from you soon

    J

    3. alexander mains
    Oct 12 (2 days ago)
    to me

    Hello,

    Thanks for getting back to me quickly, i am renting out 2 rooms out
    of my 3 bedroom apartment, renting a single bedroom from the flat is
    okay by me, i will only look for another person to rent the second
    room. Below are the rent application form. The address is Von-der-Tann
    Straße 8, 80539 München, the rent is 380 euro, plus 650 euro
    deposit

    RENT APPLICATION FORM
    1)Your Full Name
    2)Your Full Address & Phone Number
    3)How old are you?
    4)Are you married?
    5)How many people will be living in the room?
    6)Do you have a pet?
    7)Do you have a car?
    8)Occupation?
    9)How long Do you intend to stay?

    My SKYPE ID : alexander.mains

    Regards

    Alex


    4. Andrea Miller
    to me

    Hello,

    Sorry for my late response, but I’m in London (United Kingdom) right now, and I have been very busy at work. Anyway, thank you for your interest in renting my apartment. The price of the monthly rent is 400,00 EUR (the price includes utilities costs) . I own the apartment and i left with my work for a 5 years contract in United Kingdom, so I decided to rent it. The apartment is in perfect condition, no need for additional repairs what so ever. So, if you are interested in renting my apartment, please email me back for more details.
    Best regards,

    Andrea Miller


    hope this helps.

  236. Fabrice Hollinger Says:

    Hey there
    I think I got scammed as well. Fortunatley I didn’t make the payment yet to that Sharon Bexton bank account, but the girl that called herself Ane Marie Pedersen has the copy of my ID-card and my adress etc. What should I do now?

  237. marianne Says:

    Hi this man STAN BARDARSKA is a scammer

    sanbhy768@outlook.com

    This is his IP address :

    Return-Path:
    Received: from BLU004-OMC2S34.hotmail.com (blu004-omc2s34.hotmail.com. [65.55.111.109])
    by mx.google.com with ESMTPS id e89si15499986qkj.69.2015.12.04.11.24.49

    Bank name: BARCLAYS BANK PLC
    Account name: Stan Bardarska
    IBAN: GB69BARC20665583395138
    BIC: BARCGB22XXX

    Kindly get back to me with the scanned copy of the signed contract and that of the payment receipt. Once i get the information from you today, i will go ahead with the posting of the keys immediately and then send you the shipment code. I also sent you a copy of my passport and i am happy to have your phone number as it will be needed by dhl when delivering the keys to you. I wish you a stress free stay in my apartment and here is my phone number +447424923384.

    I will be waiting for the signed copy of the contract and that of the payment receipt.

    Best regards,
    Stan.

    DONT ANSWER HIM PLEASE I lost 2300 euros :/

  238. Sebastian Says:

    Hello @Fabrice

    You should get the police involved.
    They might be able to track them down

  239. Jit Says:

    While looking for a room, I was contacted by a dubious person named Jennifer Klaus  who wanted me to send her the money through moneygram. I got an idea that this is a rental scam but continued conversation to get more info about the scammer. Following email thread is just part of the communication(with relevant details) because the person always sent a new email with a different subject line. 

    —————————-

    Name: Jennifer Klaus 
    email: enesterlokafed@gmail.com
    Mode of payment requested: Moneygram
    Communication through email and whatsapp

    Information acquired 

    1. Fake id: Pictures attached

    2. Bank account details acquired
    Bank Name: Karur Vysya Bank
    Account Name : PARAS BHATT
    A/C NO ( IBAN) : 1805155000003274
    IFSC CODE (SWIFT/BIC ): KVBL0001805
    Bank BRANCH :  CHENNAI
    Bank Address : Nelson manickam road. New no.3 Ground floor, railway
    colony, 3rd street, of nelson macknikam road. Amjikarai, pin 60029.
    Tami nadu

    3. Phone number: +91 83739 20816

    EMAIL Thread 1
    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: enester lokafed 
    Date: Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 2:23 PM
    Subject: Re: Anfrage von Jit… email-id-blanked bei WG-Gesucht.dereply
    To: Jit…

    Hello

    Thanks for the response, First before we Proceed further i will want
    you to know that , You can also rent a room in the flat.. the flat is
    still vacant now and you can move into the flat as soon as possible
    BUT sorry viewing the flat will not be possible now because i am not
    in the country at the moment , I just relocated here in  India few
    weeks back due to my new job and that is the reason I am  renting out
    the flat and i have the flat keys here with me.i left urgently with
    the hope of  coming back soon  but right now the work has taken me to
    stay long term  under contract agreement, that’s why I have made up my
     mind to put up my apartment for rent but I can only send you the
    flat  pictures to see so that you can have an  idea of  the flat.
    Thanks and hope to hear from you soon

    J

    On 1/6/16, Jit… wrote:
    Hi Jennifer

    Thanks for the mail. Would it be possible to make an appointment to visit
    the apartment this week? Please let me know.

    Thanks! Jit…

    Sent from my iPhone

    On Jan 6, 2016, at 2:05 PM, enester lokafed
    wrote:

    Hallo,

    The apartment is 2-bedroom flat , The flat is Well furnished
    2-Room-Apartment,the flat is ideal for rental. the apartment has two
    bedrooms attached with separate bathroom and Toilet and a modern
    spacious kitchen (fit-in appliances) such as central heating, gas,
    double glazing, dish washer, washing machine . The flat is located at
    Reichenberger Str. 162 10999 Berlin ( Kreuzberg ), The apartment is
    situated at the second floor of the building, the entire flat cost
    700euro per month and a caution fee of 750euro which is refundable
    when you are moving out of the apartment.. while a room cost 350euro
    per month and a caution fee of 550euro which is refundable when you
    are moving out of the apartment . all charges such as  electricity,
    internet, cost of gas and water. are included in the monthly rent.. if
    this suite your need  reply via the e-mail… thanks and hope to hear
    from you soon

    Jennifer

    EMAIL Thread 2 – With bank account details
    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: enester lokafed 
    Date: Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 2:40 PM
    Subject: Re: Account Details
    To: Jit…

    My friend phone number :        +919643595164

    My friend Present Address:     8, Binny Rd ,
                                                 Poes Garden, Teynampet
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600086
                                                 India

    Hope to hear from you soon

    J

    On 1/8/16, enester lokafed wrote:
    3mins please

    On 1/8/16, Jit… wrote:
    Hey,

    Am at the bank. Need address and telephone number of your friend, Paras
    Bhatt, to complete the wire transfer. Please send soon else I have to
    wait
    till Monday.

    Cheers, Jit…

    On Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 9:19 AM, enester lokafed

    wrote:

    Hello Jit…

    Good day and how are you doing today ? below you will find my friend
    bank details and also i attach a new lease contract agreement which
    you will sign and send to my along with the receipt of payment .. the
    payment mood need to be change in the lease contract agreement that is
    why i have to send you a new lease contract agreement .. below you
    will find my friend bank details

    Bank Name: Karur Vysya Bank
    Account Name : PARAS BHATT
    A/C NO ( IBAN) : 1805155000003274
    IFSC CODE (SWIFT/BIC ): KVBL0001805
    Bank BRANCH :  CHENNAI
    Bank Address : Nelson manickam road. New no.3 Ground floor, railway
    colony, 3rd street, of nelson macknikam road. Amjikarai, pin 60029.
    Tami nadu

    Have a nice day and hope to hear from you soon

    J

    >

    EMAIL Thread 3 – with Fake ID
    Hello Jit…

    Am yet to receive the signed contract agreement and the receipt of
    payment .. please i will want you to get back to me as soon as
    possible … because i don’t understand 

    On 1/8/16, Jit… wrote:
    Hey.. Thanks for these details. We still need to have a chat on skype or
    gtalk, according to your convenient time. Let me know when.

    Thanks!!

    On Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 2:49 PM, enester lokafed
    wrote:

    Sorry am not available Skype now  till 4weeks time .. because am not
    at home from work i do go to training .. below i attach a copy of my
    ID and some pictures of me so that you know who i am ..

    J

  240. Scarlett Hames Says:

    hernandezbeth101@outlook.com
    merrjones@outlook.com
    kovarbasicvs1996@gmail.com

    These people are frauds, always saying the sae things like: I am sure we will be great friends/ The apartment belongs to my late father and my mother have been managing and maintaining the apartment,but she is presently in out of the state due to her work,am undergraduate student of University/ private bahroom.

    There are always loads of photos! They all speak English never German, hey reply very quickly, very detailed and are very friendly.

    Just watch out for messages from people that are alike… it usually a script they change depening on the person

  241. eri Says:

    Hello,

    unfortunatelly i think i have meet a fraud too. I am searching a room in Erlangen and the landlord is asking to send to her the deposit money by moneygram. And the thing that i see strange in here is that she only writes on skype and dont accept speaking with camera, she says i dont have camera. I feel i should not trust this person. i am very disappointed, it is the first time i see this things. In my country there are no people that lie in house-hunting.

  242. Ashwin Says:

    Guys I was looking for room and I got this reply from girl name: esra, email id: saandracollins@gmail.com
    She is fraud don’t respond to her.

    ####

    Hallo,

    The apartment is 2-bedroom flat , The flat is Well furnished
    2-Room-Apartment,the flat is ideal for rental. the apartment has two bedrooms attached with separate bathroom and Toilet and a modern spacious kitchen (fit-in appliances) such as central heating, gas, double glazing, dish washer, washing machine.The flat is located at Rombergstraße 3,20255 Hamburg,Eimsbüttel The apartment is situated at the second floor of the building, the entire flat cost 700europer month and a caution fee of 750euro which is refundable when you are
    moving out of the apartment.. while a room cost 350euro per month and a caution fee of 550euro which is refundable when you are moving out of the apartment . all charges such as electricity, internet, cost of gas and water. are included in the monthly rent.. if this suite your
    need reply via the e-mail…

    hope to hear from you soon

    Esra

    #####

    She told me she relocated to India and I should transfer room rent and caution fee through MoneyGram post and then she will courier me the apartment keys from India using DHL. She told me she has no one here in Germany so she cannot show me her flat. Look for the email format like this they are all fraud.

  243. Rini Bharadwaj Says:

    Thanks for getting back with your interest since you haven’t found a place – In this email, you will know little about me and more details of the apartment. I’m Gianna Martini, am mixed race… Half German and Italian, I’m mixed race, I have just graduated in Tourism and I decided to study in Berlin because i really like the city a lot and also my father works with the health organisation in Germany and he want me to be close to him since am the only child. I am open to living with anyone, males , females, couples, doesn’t matter. I enjoy cooking.. I am extremely clean, quiet and respectful, I am sensitive, intelligent, patient and caring. The apartment contain 2 bedrooms flat, each room with bedroom, well furnished, private bathroom. The apartment located in In one of the best locations in Berlin, away from the noise of the city, with many green areas, mature trees, yet close to main roads and public transport. Shops for everyday needs, schools, hospital and a sports complex located in the immediate vicinity. You walk three minutes to the U-Bahn (metro) station Eberswalder Str. (U2), which connects you directly to Alexanderplatz (7 min ride). The S-Bahn station Prenzlauer Allee (Ring) is a 10 min walk (direct connection to low-cost airport Schoenefeld). Also, within three minutes, you find the trams M1 and 12, which bring you directly to Hackescher Markt in 7 minutes and to Friedrichstraße/Unter den Linden (Brandenburg Gate) in 15 minutes. Also, there is the tram M10, which brings you to Friedrichshain and Nordbahnhof. 5 min by foot to Mauerpark, 2 min to metro station Eberswalder Straße (U2), 10 min to Alexanderplatz.

    Features:
    Bedroom : 13.5FT x 10.9FT,(FITS KING SIZE BED)
    Living room: 14.10FT x 13.1FT
    Kitchen: 13.6FT x 11.2FT
    Bathroom: 4.10FT x 5.3FT

    *UTILITIES + A/C
    *WLAN internet facilities, Cable, A/C,Internet 24/7 etc included.
    *Laundry in building ( washing machine, dryers)

    – 12 ft ceilings
    – large living room with working, exposed brick fireplace
    – full kitchen including toaster,dishwasher, freezer, fridge, microwave
    – full bathroom including shower, bath tub
    – terrace furniture, private parking, lift,
    – large private roof with barbecue and hammock
    – elevator building
    – storage space for bikes, luggage, equipment, etc
    – high speed internet, cable + DVR

    Attractions:
    restaurants, pubs, disco, cafÈ, park, market,cinema, shopping, fitness

    The basic I’m asking for is the first month rent and the security deposit while the subsequent rents will be paid as each month stay passes by. Utilities included in the rent are phone, gas, electricity, heater and hot water etc.

    Address: Sonnenburger Straße 70, 10437 Berlin , Prenzlauer Berg.
    Rent: €300
    Refundable Security Deposit: €410
    Available: Now
    Minimum stay: 1 Month
    Maximum stay: As long as you like but a maximum of a year contract at a stretch.

    Preferred flatmate description:
    Age: from 18 to 55 yrs. old
    Gender: Doesn’t matter
    Smoker: Doesn’t matter
    Orientation: Doesn’t matter
    Pet: No pets

    Let me know if the details above suit you so that we can take things from there and tell me more about you.

    PS: I prefer to communicate in English just to improve my English skills.

    martginna@gmail.com

    Just the first email got from this person. Sounds very euthentic but trust me 100% fake! same email id just different domain.

  244. Alice Eseola Says:

    SCAM ALERT!!!
    I was searching for accommodation in Cologne and I got this mail from 2 different people called Franziska Guth and the other named Catherine using different email address as seen in the copy of mail below. They bought sent me same reply and similar pictures.

    #PLEASE EVERYONE BE AT ALERT#

    hop beauty
    To Alice Apr 4 at 5:33 PM
    “Hallo,

    The apartment is 2-bedroom flat, The flat is Well furnished
    2-Room-Apartment,the flat is ideal for rental. the apartment has two
    bedrooms attached with separate bathroom and Toilet and a modern
    spacious kitchen (fit-in appliances) such as central heating, gas,
    double glazing, dish washer, washing machine . The flat is located at
    Fritz-Figge-Straße 2, 50823 Köln Ehrenfeld The apartment is situated
    at the second floor of the building, the entire flat cost 750europer
    month and a caution fee of 850euro which is refundable when you are
    moving out of the apartment. while a room cost 370euro per month and a
    caution fee of 580euro which is refundable when you are moving out of
    the apartment, all charges such as electricity, internet, cost of gas
    and water. are included in the monthly rent.. if this suite your need
    reply via the e-mail…

    thanks and hope to hear from you soon

    Franziska”

    “Nouyetas tmiurysde
    To Alice Today at 12:00 PM
    Hello,

    The Apartment is Well furnished 2-Room-Apartment,the apartment is
    ideal for rental. the apartment has two bedrooms attached with
    separate bathroom and Toilet and a modern spacious kitchen (fit-in
    appliances) such as central heating,gas, double glazing,dish washer,
    washing machine . The flat is located at Barthelstraße 34 50823 Köln
    Germany. The apartment is situated at the second floor of the
    building, the entire flat cost 700 euro per month and a caution fee of
    750 euro which is refundable when you are moving out of the
    apartment..while a room cost 350 euro and a caution fee of 550 euro.
    all charges such as electricity, internet, cost of gas and water, are
    included in the monthly rent..if this suite your need do not hesitate
    to reply . Hope to hear from you soon.

    Catherine”

    #THE RESPONSE THEY GAVE WERE THE SAME#

    nouyetas tmiurysde
    To Alice Today at 5:45 PM
    Hello

    Thanks for the response, First before we Proceed further i will want
    you to know that , You can also rent a room in the flat.. the flat is
    still vacant now and you can move into the flat as soon as possible
    BUT sorry viewing the flat will not be possible now because i am not
    in the country at the moment , I just relocated here in India few
    weeks back due to my new job and that is the reason I am renting out
    the flat and i have the flat keys here with me.i left urgently with
    the hope of coming back soon but right now the work has taken me to
    stay long term under contract agreement, that’s why I have made up my
    mind to put up my apartment for rent but I can only send you the
    flat pictures to see so that you can have an idea of the flat.
    Thanks and hope to hear from you soon

    Catherine

  245. Martina Napoletano Says:

    Hello,
    I just want to confirm about the ” India ” guy so that it will appear in the research of google (the more he is mentioned, the more he will be in the first page of research).
    So this are the contacts and their messages: phannee zick (who signed as Elisa)
    The apartment is 2-bedroom flat , The flat is Well furnished
    2-Room-Apartment,the flat is ideal for rental. the apartment has two
    bedrooms attached with separate bathroom and Toilet and a modern
    spacious kitchen (fit-in appliances) such as central heating, gas,
    double glazing, dish washer, washing machine . The flat is located at
    Muskauer Str. 49, 10997 Berlin, Kreuzberg, The apaartment is situated
    at the second floor of the building, the entire flat cost 770euro per
    month and a caution fee of 800euro which is refundable when you are
    moving out of the apartment.. while a room cost 370euro per month and
    a caution fee of 580euro which is refundable when you are moving out
    of the apartment . all charges such as electricity, internet, cost of
    gas and water. are included in the monthly rent.. if this suite your
    need reply via the e-mail… thanks and hope to hear from you soon

    Brandeis Genevieve (as Esra)
    The apartment is 2-bedroom flat , The flat is Well furnished
    2-Room-Apartment,the flat is ideal for rental. the apartment has two
    bedrooms attached with separate bathroom and Toilet and a modern
    spacious kitchen (fit-in appliances) such as central heating, gas,
    double glazing, dish washer, washing machine . The flat is located at
    Muskauer Str. 49, 10997 Berlin, Kreuzberg, The apaartment is situated
    at the second floor of the building, the entire flat cost 770euro per
    month and a caution fee of 800euro which is refundable when you are
    moving out of the apartment.. while a room cost 370euro per month and
    a caution fee of 580euro which is refundable when you are moving out
    of the apartment . all charges such as electricity, internet, cost of
    gas and water. are included in the monthly rent.. if this suite your
    need reply via the e-mail… thanks and hope to hear from you soon

    Fuhesi Juies (as Vanessa)
    The apartment is 2-bedroom flat , The flat is Well furnished
    2-Room-Apartment,the flat is ideal for rental. the apartment has two
    bedrooms attached with separate bathroom and Toilet and a modern
    spacious kitchen (fit-in appliances) such as central heating, gas,
    double glazing, dish washer, washing machine . The flat is located at
    Leibnizstraße 107, 10625 Berlin, The apartment is situated at the
    second floor of the building, the entire flat cost 700euro per month
    and a caution fee of 750euro which is refundable when you are moving
    out of the apartment.. while a room cost 350euro per month and a
    caution fee of 550euro which is refundable when you are moving out of
    the apartment . all charges such as electricity, internet, cost of
    gas and water. are included in the monthly rent.. if this suite your
    need reply via the e-mail… thanks and hope to hear from you soon

    and finally Fitage Juoise as Vanessa as well

    The apartment is Fully furnished Two-bedroom flat , ,the flat is
    ideal for rent. the apartment has two bedrooms attached with separate
    bathroom and Toilet and a modern kitchen with fit-in appliances, such
    as central heating, gas, double glazing, dish washer, washing machine
    . The flat is located at Bergmannstraße 18, 10961 Berlin Kreuzberg, The
    apartment is situated at the second floor of the building, the entire
    flat cost 700Euro per month and a Caution fee of 750Euro, The Caution
    fee is refundable when you are moving out of the apartment.. while a
    room cost 350Euro per month and a caution fee of 550Euro, which is
    also refundable when you are moving out of the apartment . all charges
    such as electricity, internet, cost of gas and water. are included in
    the monthly rent.. if this suite your need reply via the e-mail…
    thanks and hope to hear from you soon

    I would love to find a way to make them(her/him) persecuted I don’t think there’s any…

  246. Niklas Peter Says:

    This fake person tried to cheat me in the standard WesternUnion way:

    First Name:- ANGELA
    Surname Name (Last Name):- DO
    Address:- Cathcart Road 7, Glasgow, South Lanarkshire G73 2QZ, United Kingdom.

    Email: Angela D [teceliahs@gmail.com]

    Giveaways: Sends a photo of a german ID, stating she is German, but refuses to write in German xD Also refuses to videocall even though we write in Skype. And then the sketchy payment email.

    Damn, this wasted 30 minutes of my time!

  247. Stephan Says:

    I`ve just got a mail from Fuhesi Juies (as Cecilia) with photos from the flat he pretends to rend – it`s the same way as Martina describes:

    “These are my flat pictures, take a look and get back to me as soon as possible, if you like the apartment and you are interested, I’ll only need your details to prepare a lease tenancy contract agreement which will be send to your mail.. The lease tenancy contract agreement will be sent already signed by me .. so that the stress will not be much for You .. You will print, sign and scan it back to me, then you will make the payment of the caution fee plus the first month rent to me here through Money Gram Post Bank , after you make the payment . You will come back to me with the scan copy of the receipt of the payment which stand as a prove of the payment, and the flat keys will be
    posted to you immediately through DHLcourier which you will receive within 48hrs. after i post it from here…. Your details i will need are

    Your full name
    Your date of birth
    Your phone number
    Present address
    Permanent address
    Address and name to receive the keys
    And the moving in and moving out Date

    Hope to hear from you soon

  248. Nora Says:

    Find below attached an email that reached me today. The process of the chat was deleted. Please note the same name, words and faults as already mentioned above:

    Gesendet: Mittwoch, 11. Oktober 2017 um 20:08 Uhr
    Von: “nouyetas tmiurysde”
    An: ……….
    Betreff: Re:…….. Anfrage zu Ihrem WG-Angebot bei WG-Gesucht.dereply

    “Hello,

    The Apartment is Well furnished 2-Room-Apartment,the apartment is
    ideal for rental. the apartment has two bedrooms attached with
    separate bathroom and Toilet and a modern spacious kitchen (fit-in
    appliances) such as central heating,gas, double glazing,dish washer,
    washing machine . The flat is located at Barthelstraße 34 50823 Köln
    Germany. The apartment is situated at the second floor of the
    building, the entire flat cost 700 euro per month and a caution fee of
    750 euro which is refundable when you are moving out of the
    apartment..while a room cost 350 euro and a caution fee of 550 euro.
    all charges such as electricity, internet, cost of gas and water, are
    included in the monthly rent..if this suite your need do not hesitate
    to reply . Hope to hear from you soon.

    Julia”

    As I found the apartment – relating to the adress mentioned above – was availiable months ago and not now – concerning “WG gesucht”

    I will not respond
    Nora

  249. Andras Says:

    I would like to disguise a frauder. Flat in Regensburg. Here is the original e-mail from the “landlord”.

    Thanks for your request in my modern furnished 2 bedrooms apartment in the heart of Regensburg. The apartment includes 2-bedrooms, 1 big fully equipped kitchen, 2 toilet, 2 bathroom and 1 livingroom.
    The rent includes all bills and Internet broadband connection.
    Additionally the apartment includes: TV, DVD player, Stereo,
    dish-washer, washing machine, fridges, sheets, blankets, towels and
    pillows.

    The location is at Otto-Hahn-Straße 16, 93053, Regensburg, Germany

    A room has been rented out , so it remains a room which is free
    The rent price for the room is 300 euro with a refundable deposit of 400euro
    If you are interested kindly reply with your intend moving in date directly to my mail.
    hope to read from you soon

    i will actually need your current address, as soon as the reservation is made the keys will be posted to you at your current address, through Dhl they are very fast and reliable. the keys are here with me in England

    Well I did not proceed further. Be aware of this “landlord” calling him ANGELA DO in Skype and E-MAIL is hestkatys@gmail.com

  250. Florence Says:


    Hello,
    Same thing happened to me when I was looking for a room in Stuttgart, with a person saying that her name was Elizabeth Chitty. Mail address : chittye1@outlook.com
    I lost 1550€, I can’t believe that I was fooled.
    This is one of the first mails that I received from « her » :
    « Thanks for your interest in my room, I have a three bedroom apartment and I am renting out two of the rooms to tenants.
    The apartment has the following amenities:
    Internet connectivity. (Broadband)
    Heating and cooling system.
    Electricity
    Gas
    Phone connectivity
    Car Space, etc
    You will have free and unlimited access to all part of the apartment, the Kitchen, the living room and of course except my room :)) and you can also have your own visitors.
    The rooms have the same amenities and are of the same size. The apartment is centrally located in the city center and very close to the bus transport system which can link you to places in and around the city.
    The rent for the room per month is 350euros including utilities while you would be required to pay a security deposit of 600euros ; This deposit would be refunded to you at the end of your stay in the apartment if nothing is destroyed during your stay in the apartment either by you or your guest.
    Let me also tell you more about me because I believe it is very important we know each other if we are going to be good flatmates. My name is Elizabeth Chitty and l am 22 years old female who live alone in this apartment. I have just one sibling and he is with my Mother due to her work. This apartment used to be my family apartment till when my Dad moved us all to Germany where he eventually passed away but I alone stay here in the apartment and have being renting it out for sometime now. My last flatmates left for Mexico some weeks back after there internship, and thus hence my search for new flatmates.
    I am calm and laid back person and my hobbies are reading, swimming and also at times on Fridays/weekend, I attend social events but I have not being having the opportunity due to my studies to hang out with my friends. I’m a graduate of Sociology and I’m currently writing my thesis on my Master program, so l hardly have time because of my studies and my work, I work with the World health Organization which makes me not to really have time, always on tour on creating awareness, though l am very happy with the job, and that is why l need flatmate who can take care of my property most times when l am away for work.
    Let me know about yourself too and I hope it suits you well, and if you have any more questions you can surely ask me, I would be glad to send you the pictures of my flat and also the tenement agreement so that we can conclude and you can eventually move in and get yourself confirm.
    Have a great day and I wait to read from you soonest,
    Regards,
    Elizabeth Chitty. »
    Then I went on, signed a contract and sent money to these banks :
    BANK NAME…SPARKASSE BANK
    ACCOUNT NAME…SILVIO PARADE
    ACCOUNT NUMBER…0202149138
    SORT CODE….44050199
    IBAN….DE30440501990202149138
    BIC/SWIFT CODE…DORTDE33XXX
    BANK ADDRESS…Freistuhl 2,44137 Dortmund Germany
    BANK NAME: BBVA COMPASS
    NAME…SEGURA WILLIAM
    ACCOUNT NO: 6728630386
    ROUTING NO: 107005319
    SWIFT CODE..CPASUS44XXX
    BANK ADDRESS:3501 12 ST GREELEY, CO
    BANK NAME….HALIFAX BANK UK
    BANK ADDRESS……JAMESON STREET HULL NORTH YORKSHIRE UNITED KINGDOM
    ACCOUNT NAME….DONNA JANE STOACKLEY
    SORT CODE…..11-03-94
    ACCOUNT NUMBER…..13583866
    IBAN…..GB33HLFX11039413583866
    BIC….. HLFXGB21L33
    The she told me some story about her mother being sick and not being able to come back to me with an answer regarding the keys. I started smelling something fishy, but this mail made me resort to google to find out that yes I was being scammed…
    Last mail received on Monday :
    « Hello Roommate ,
    I arrived in hearthrow Airport around 5:30am UK time and i go straight to the Hospital,the accident was terrible and i wasn’t myself at all,the doctor told me she’s going to be okay but she need to go for surggery to be in good health..i attached the pictures of the accident for you to see how my mum was rushed to the hospital..
    The doctor contacted me through my e-mail,i was shocked and disorganized,because we need $7,000 for the surgery before 48 hours now,and i don’t have such money with me here,so i believe you can help me out,since you will be my flatmate for about 6month or more,i will want you to extend your contract to 5/6month intend of 3month that you’ve already paid..
    i want to let you known that i am the only Daughter remain for her,what i wanna assure you is that the room has being secure and legaly rented by you,please i want you to do me favor by sending any amount that you could be able to send to the doctor for the surgery,or pay additional 3month rent to the doctor so my mum can live,the money that you might have sent is going to deduct from the lease payment that you would responsibly to pay for in future after 3 months that you have paid for expires,i believe your departures from the room is going to be more than 6 months.
    I had deposited $4,500 to the doctor my self very early in the morning,i need your assistance please help me out so that mum could live.
    Mean while i suppose to give the keys to our lawyer to give you but i was disorganized,but i will send the keys to our lawyer chamber address via register courier and i will give you his address to meet him and collect the keys from him,he has knows about you and has your passport already.you can send any amount that you could be able to send to the doctor for the surgery through this information via bank transfer:
    BANK NAME… NATWEST BANK
    ACCOUNT NAME… ROBIN KAY
    ACCOUNT NUMBER… 51297051
    BANK SORT CODE: 60-70-08
    IBAN…GB44 NWBK 6070 0851 2970 51
    BIC…NWBKGB2153U
    BANK ADDRESS.. Crown street St Helens
    i suggested you send another 3month payment to the doctor to complete it 6month in advance,i will also instructed our lawyer to adjust the contract to show that you’ve paid for 6month..once again the money that you might have sent is going to be deduct from the lease payment that you would responsibly to pay for in future after 3 months that you have paid for expires.
    Waiting to hear from you asap.
    Regards,
    Elizabeth Chitty «
    I guess the contract that I signed is useless now… please everyone be careful ! And dear scammer if you are reading this : I won’t be fooled again, you can go to hell with my money.

  251. Wave Says:

    Looks like a Scam

    i received this from : nouyetas tmiurysde nouyetastmiurysde@gmail.com

    The Apartment is Well furnished 2-Room-Apartment,the apartment is
    ideal for rental. The apartment has two bedrooms attached with
    separate bathroom and Toilet and a modern spacious kitchen (fit-in
    appliances) such as central heating, gas, double glazing,dish washer,
    washing machine. The flat is located at Barthelstraße 34 50823 Köln
    Germany. The apartment is situated at the second floor of the
    building, the entire flat cost 700 euro per month and a caution fee of
    750 euro which is refundable when you are moving out of the
    apartment. While a room cost 350 euro and a caution fee of 550 euro.
    All charges such as electricity, internet, cost of gas and water, are
    included in the monthly rent. If this suite your need do not hesitate
    to reply. Hope to hear from you soon.

    Scam Alert after i was lookig for a room in COlogne

  252. KW Says:

    Two more names for that scam are Laura Miem and Lucie Thom – they are so stupid and send me the exact same message on my request. In my case it was a Room/ Flat in Munich.

    E-Mail Addresses are laumens@gmx.ch and thomlu@gmx.ch

    So be careful and just don’t answer them.

  253. HAILU KIBRET Says:

    I got this email today. How do I know it is ligit?

    cgtec001
    To:
    hailu abebe

    Jun 23 at 4:45 PM

    Hello,
    Thanks for the information details have been forwarded to our family lawyer choose bedroom you wish out of the rooms it will be will be reserve for you till your arrival date,lease agreement will be drawn by our family lawyer and it will be send to you via attached mail in my next email i will advice you to read the lease agreement carefully and as soon you agreed with terms and condition you will now pay first month rent and security deposit to my mother via western union in italy i have scan the passport copy of my international passport for you to be sure you re dealing with right person and please confirm your address where original lease agreement will be send to after you make the payment.
    Best Regards

  254. Sebastian Says:

    @Hailu

    That sounds like a typical fake.
    Please do not send money without seeing the apartment!

  255. Anita Ferrari Says:

    I also got a message from Lucie Thom. Probably FAKE

  256. Janina Says:

    Same email as all others recieved above, the Name is the only difference:

    “Hello,
    The Apartment is Well furnished 2-Room-Apartment,the apartment is
    ideal for rental. the apartment has two bedrooms attached with
    separate bathroom and Toilet and a modern spacious kitchen (fit-in
    appliances) such as central heating,gas, double glazing,dish washer,
    washing machine . The flat is located at Barthelstraße 34 50823 Köln
    Germany. The apartment is situated at the second floor of the
    building, the entire flat cost 700 euro per month and a caution fee of
    750 euro which is refundable when you are moving out of the
    apartment..while a room cost 350 euro and a caution fee of 550 euro.
    all charges such as electricity, internet, cost of gas and water, are
    included in the monthly rent..if this suite your need do not hesitate
    to reply . Hope to hear from you soon,

    Necmi”

    Thanks to all your comments we wont Reply 🙂

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