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Dear PoPville – Classic Apartment Rental Scam?

by Prince Of Petworth May 29, 2013 at 2:30 pm 31 Comments

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“Dear PoPville,

The response from a Craigslist apartment ad. This seems like a classic scam!”

Thanks for your interest in my apartment. I am Thomas Johnson a professional piano/music theory teacher, I’m easy going and friendly. I like Music and have deep interests in traveling. I respect every religion and love to hang around with people and i am definitely not a trouble maker and very helpful in nature. I am currently living in United Kingdom and I will be here for long that is why am renting out my apartment.

Location: 1530 16th St NW,Washington, DC 20036
MONTHLY RENT FEE: $1212
Bedrooms (#) 1 bedroom
Bathrooms (#) 1 bathroom

In the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. central to Dupont and Logan Circles, within a 10-minute walk to the White House, the Hightowers apartment complex is a desirable choice for living. Built in 1938, our completely renovated units retain the timeless elegance of classic art deco style. •2 blocks east of DuPont Circle metro, 10 minute walk to the White House •Less than 2 minute walk to bus stops for routes G2 and S1/S2/S4/S9 •Front desk service •Art deco lobby equipped with state-of-the-art entry card system • Hardwood floors with individual A/C & heat •Heat & A/C •Water utilities are include in the rent •Electric ranges, dishwasher and built-in microwaves in each unit •Custom closet system with built in drawers •Newly installed double paned, noise cancelling windows •Roof Deck with a FANTASTIC view of the Washington Monument & The Capitol •Laundry facility •BRAND NEW Fitness Center •2 Blocks from Whole Foods, 1 block from Safeway •Located across the street from the Jewish Community Center which has a pool and a First-Class health club •Pet Friendly: Cats and Dogs allowed

So that you can check the apartment .i want you to know that the apartment have been locked and you will have to drive by and view the apartment form the surroundings,i want you to fill the application Below

RENTAL APPLICATION FORM

1)Your Full Name ?
2)Present Address(where you reside now) ?
3)Phone ?
4)How old are you ?
5)Are you married ?
6)Occupation ?
7)Current rent payment ?
8)Reason for moving out ?
9)How many people will be living in the apartment ?
10)The rent fee available now ?
11)Monthly Income?
12)How long are you willing to stay ?
13)When do you intend to move in ?
14)Do you have a pet ?
15)Do you smoke ?
16)How many Month or Year Do you want to Stay?
17)Deposit : One or Two month Deposit are required?
18)Occupant Picture?
19)Reference Details?

Waiting to hear from you soon,

Regards
Thanks…

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