Thursday, April 27, 2017

Paris, France - Scam Apartment Listing 01

As I was apartment hunting, I stumbled upon a reasonably priced listing, so I went ahead and emailed the person for details.

This was the listing posted on the Facebook group Housing in Paris:

Room offer in Paris 6th arr.You can apply for CAF/APL.Room furnished and equipped.The Rent is 600 euro.If you are interested write me a message.Thanks.

So, I sent the message to the poster who was called Yo Ang Liu (profile)

and he replied with :

Thanks for writing.You can write directly to the landlord on this email. ( . Include my name in the email for prompt response.His name is Simon

Okay, so he's making me work for it. 

I emailed Simon ( ... To be fair, he was really prompt. No less than 2 minutes after I sent my inquiry email did he reply. 

Thanks for the interest in my rooms.The flat is (78m2) in a very,
very nice apartment with 2 rooms!

There are lots of shopping opportunities, restaurants and cafés. The
apartment 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.

The room is 600 euro and deposit is 700 euro
The whole apartment is 1200 euro and deposit is 1400 euro

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.We can also chat on skype if you
want.My skype is (


Sounds too good to be true now, right? I did my due diligence and googled the entire reply he sent to me to find out if it was a scam and sure enough, I found it on several scam warning blogs.

I wanted to know how far this would have gone if I actually fell for it so, I replied with asking about the flat and wanting to see it in person. They opened the email but haven't replied.

I thought I'd contribute and put up another blog about it. I'll update how their M.O goes if they reply.

Stay vigilant, guys!


1 comment:

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