We’re still, with « not afraid of the bears » looking for a flat. Yesterday, in the local newspaper, we’ve found a nice ad about a rental apartement in Whitehorse, 2 bedrooms, for 700 dollars a month.
I tried to phone the owner and I sent him an email. Logic for the moment. I got an answer today, asking for a phone number and for some informations about what I was seeking. I replied a second time, a bit surprised.
And a few minutes after, I received the following mail and since, I can’t stop laughing. Have you said… Scam ?
Here the piece of glory:
About my apartment… Inuvik, NWT.
Thanks for your interest in my property. I am Engineer M.A and I own the property you seek. I am currently on a call to West Africa and that’s why am looking for a
responsible person that can take good care of it. I am not in particular about the money. All I need is a God fearing tenant that will see my property as his or her own.
I am willing to accept a Security deposit of 2 months ($700×2= $1,400USD). The rental is for long term rent because I will not be back till next year with the new trend of events now.
I will be more than willing to let you move in asap because I don’t want the house to remain there just like that. I need your address where the keys and the papers will be sent via Fedex for you to view the inside of the house and possibly move in immediately having deposited the 2 months rent requested of you. My house is well furnished as you will not need any furniture while moving in. I could send the pictures of the inside to you if you
demand for it as the keys are here with me in West Africa and once I get the security deposit, I will immediately go to the nearest FEDEX outlet here to send the keys and the papers to you.
Here’s a brief description of the house:
Kitchen: 1 (large)
Square ft: 976
Location: 50 Tununuk Drive, Inuvik, NT. Main Intersection: Dempster Hwy & Airport Rd
Utilities: Cable, Air conditioning, Laundry in bldg, Dishwasher.
Looking forward to hearing from you with name and address, so that I can have it in my file incase of issuing the payment receipt and lease agreement; and also contacting you.
I await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the document and the keys of the house to you. Please I am giving you all this based on trust and hope you do take care of my property like it was yours and God bless you more as you do this.
I am yet to know how the payment will get to me but I am going to do my findings on how to get payment here and will get back to you as soon as possible.