Victim Location 83702
Type of a scam Rental
I inquired about a rental on craigslist. They sent an application form:
"Thanks so much for getting back to me regards to my available home for rent. I’m very sorry for the lateness reply because i was little busy in the office here and I have an hard time to check my email. The house is still available but presently I’m not around, that’s why am looking for an quick responsible and honesty tenant that can rent and take very good care of the house and treat as own for me as soon as possible he/she move in. Please note that, we are a kind and honest family, that spent a lot on property that is available for rent, so in one accord, we are soliciting for your absolute maintenance of this house and want you to treat it as your own. You can drive by the house anytime to take a look at the area and surroundings.
The rent are including the Utilities are intact such as Dishwasher,Dryer, Electric Stove, Fridge, Washer,Air Condition,Sewage,Trash, all included in the monthly rent.
IF YOU REALLY HAVE INTEREST IN RENTING OUR HOME, KINDLY GET BACK TO US WITH THE APPLICATION BELOW
RENT APPLICATION FORM AND TELL US MORE ABOUT YOU.
Name (First name/ Middle name/Surname ) : __________?
Phone numbers (home,cell and office line ) # :__________?
How many proposed occupants :__________?
List all in addition to yourself including approx age :__________?
Present Address :__________?
Will you have pets :__________?
Please describe Breed, size :__________?
Personality of pet :__________?
When do you plan to move in, please write exact date?
Intended length of lease:__________?
Do you agree to pay the payment before you move in:__________?
If you are ask to make a down payment to secure the house today and take it off market, How much will you be able to pay:__________?
Length of previous tenancy :__________?
Present occupation :__________?
Are you a section 8 applicant
A copy of your ID:(attached in email)__________?
Do you work late night :__________?
Do you smoke :__________?
Do you drink :__________?
Notice : Call me immediately you fill out the application or text me at +1 864-332-9496 … Await your prompt reply so that we can discuss on the rental terms and agreement, please we are renting the house to you base on trust and again i will want you to stick to your words. So please do not let us down in maintaining this our property and God bless you more as you do this.
Bedrooms: 2 Beds
House Address: 914 N Lander St, Boise, ID 83703
All Pets Allow : Dog , Cat , Fish.
Monthly Rent : $600
Deposit : $600
Total Move in $1200
Thanks and God bless you
Mr Jason Murphree family."
Upon completing the application I was immediately approved. Here is the email they sent:
8:13 AM (7 hours ago)
"Hello First Middle Last name,
Thanks so much for your completed information given to us, I and my lovely family have thought about you and we are so much excited to accept you as our new home tenant because you really sounds like kind of person that we are looking to rent our home and I want you to notice that all your information have been approve into our rental file and please do not fail to take very good care of the house and treat it like it was yours because you sounds like a responsible person and we are going to treat you as part of our family in our home.
Refundable security Deposit:$600
Total move in: $1,200
Below are the contents of the document that will be shipped to you Via FedEx mailing service to the address you gave to me in your Application Form.
1) Entrance and the rooms Keys
2) Paper/Permanent house form(Containing your reference details)
3) The house documentary file.
4) Letter of Access
5) Payment Receipt.
6) Full address and driving direction/description of the house.
I will also need you to confirm your delivery details and also to answer the below questions so as to certify my worries about you taking charge of my house:
How much can you afford right now so that i can talk to my wife to know what to do because we ready to mail the keys and documentation to you as soon as we confirm your payment, i have attached to you a picture of i and my family in this email.
I will await reading an email from you soonest for further discussion and arrangements."
He also sent pictures of him and his wife but I believe these to be pictures of another random couple.
I called the number listed, however they did not answer. I have not proceeded to make contact with this person. I cannot say with 100% certainty that this is a scam but I have heard this same story line in the news.