sounded too good to be true so we searched around and found this site. miss michelle bauder offered to rent us an apartment thats not an apartment building at all in DC. the best thing is that her email reads like its written by borat. dont fall for it folks!!
Hi, He/she now goes Karen Steinbrecherapartment@yahoo.com on craigslist., Did not get sucked into it........ too good to be true.... But swore unit was on 10th floor....... after checking only has 4 floors.
Did research.......go down to said references name, address etc in Nigeria.
We all should report to craigslist. I know I will
Just wanted to let you and everyone else she is going by the name Karen Steinbrecher on craigslist for a Hallendale appartment to rent......Karen Steinbrecherapartment@yahoo.com
Wants $50 day plus 600 refundable deposit...... says the unit is on 10th floor....building has only 4 floors. But did send me husband's phone (apparently in London) . Gives you references to check. Did so both people are in Nigeria.......got their names and all. Just finished helping a friend to track down her scammer (romance) boy.......Nigeria again...... and uses male model pics from a Hawaii Model Agency. They even spoke......alot of checking but we got HIM.
Hope others do not fall for this.......
Have a great day.
I almost fell for it my self Craiglist Washington 14th street a block from the White House for 150/ night
his name is Miss Michelle Bauder
Here is a message from WANDA BURTS !!! who professes to be so HONEST !!!.
Hi Dear A
Thanks for your mail..Am a very honest person and Woman of God.I don't have a time for such Things in my life how much is 1,300$ well i have 100% assurance about myself and my apartment.....Beside You are sending the fund to my name...You don't have to worry About anything A...Signed the booking form contract and send back to me...
You are the MAN !!!!.
I wish I had read your messages March 07 when I sent $1,300 via MoneyGram to WANDA BURTS for an apartment in NY 132W-65th St. ( a storage place of some sort !).
I got couth into the frenzee of a "good deal" and LOST BIG TIME !!!.
I hope my lesson is an WARNING for other honest people !!.
HB no scamming me
As of today, March 17/10, "Wanda Burts" is still trying to scam the vacation rental on CraigsList. Using the email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Even provided a couple of references, that came through with flying colours...likely the same guy posing as his own references. Whoever this guy is somebody should tear off his nads & shove em down his throat.
We were scammed by Jessica Sain - what actions did you take and does anyone have any additonal information on tracking or reporting her. Can we report to Craigs List....
Just wanted to update everyone that "Wanda Burts" is still operating on craigslist. We considered her apartment until the name came up on this site.
Currently using the email email@example.com
I almost got scammed by a New Orleans Vacation Rental posting on Craigslist.
CLASSIC LAST MINUTE MARDIS GRAS RENTAL. I was actually looking for a place for French Qtr Fest in April.
All was fine til they requested a MoneyGram payment. They wanted half the rental in cash. There was an "agent" name Dea Lazo in CA who attached her Driver's LIcense photo. She represented an "owner" Wanda Burts in NY.
The request was for me to send Wanda Burts cash. Well anyway,, no go, and I reported all info I have to IC3, Craigslist, etc.
i just lost AU$1214.00 to "jessica l sain" with promise of an apartment in nyc for way too cheap. she provided id to me online then sent an email saying the money had been picked up, the address of the apartment checks out. i wish i searched the email address i dont know why i didnt
I also replied to an advertisement and I got a mail back from
I was lucky to find his name at this website (and others). If the deal is too good to be true, something suspiciuos is going on!
Luckily i found this site before i confirmed. I was looking for an apt in NY, of course the deal was too good to be true. It's good i investigated:
The guy is now using the alias
email ad is: firstname.lastname@example.org
meteosat from Italy
Yesterday I replied to an ad on Craigslist, "Greg C Desmond" replied back to me with more pictures and info and this telephone number. It seems indeed "too good to be true". The guy wants a wire tranfer of half the fee and $600 for deposit, and doesn't accepts paypal.
Look like a scam!
Hi , which kind of payment have you sent?
In my case it was the Steven Robin I lost 1000 USD.
I'm currently looking for a week rental in NYC and am in the middle of checking out the details, It's just as you all described, "too good to be true". The man/woman is going by Robin Stevens and this is the telephone number he gave as a contact: 206-984-4076 The same one you all got from different named people. I'm glad I haven't sent money yet.
Check out this site guys: this guy has been scamming a lot of ppl.
Like the March 17 entry, I found this person on Craigslist, thought I had secured a rental in DC, and am out a week's rent. I wish I had checked this page. An expensive lesson.
question for you, i am a legitimate renter, and i wanted to see why people fall for these scams, so i replied to an ad for a place that is 'too good to be true', $100 / night in a luxury place. no way. so i knew it had to be a scam. my question for you is, why would you send money thru moneygram to someone who you didn't speak to, provided no references? it seems odd. like you deserve to be scammed (no offense, but COME ON!) i never ask for moneygram, i ask for PayPal (which verifies its members) or personal check. i offer my phone number to speak to people first, and i use my WORK email...
My family was scammed by this guy. he offered a place in DC. I found some more people who use this number:
In our case, he calls himself Vince J. Wharton residing at 204 Michigan Ave NE, Washington DC (which is a restaurant). The property he offered is 672 14th St NW, Washongton DC.
What a d*ck. Does anyone have more info on this guy? I'd like to pay him a visit...
Thank you all for saving me a lot of money. Today I was just about to send over £1000 to Franklin Copland for an apartment (308W 31st street, N.Y.) in April in New York that I now find out is a parking lot.
The B*st*rd even offered to pick me and my family up from the airport!
Anyone know of any way we can report this guy?
Today I replied to an ad on Craigslist, "Franklin D Copland" replied back to me with more pictures and info. It looks and sounds too good to be true, so I looked up the property address he gave me "308 W 31st St" in NYC tax records and found that it is a parking lot. His phone number comes up as a land line in Richmond Beach, Washington State, but unlisted. He of course wanted half the rent and a $600 deposit. I haven't responded back to him. I would love to see this guy caught. Has anyone reported this to authorities?
Dan, London UK
I am looking at renting an apartment in NY in april. i replied to an ad from Franklin D Copland and he left his number, so I googled it and found this webpage and put it his number. Thanks for the heads up !!
Antonio from Italy
Please, get in touch with me at:
Same thing happened to me. I was scammed do you have any info about him? Anything you have would help.
this phone number is linked with a scam re apartment rental in NY
Guy goes by the name Jerry A Scott