auf Wohnungssuche begegnet man lustigen Sachen. Da war dieses extrem billige Angebot (2 Zi, 80m² für 550€) mit spannender Adresse, aber fragen kostet ja nix.
Die erste Mail der Anbieterin war dann:
Thanks for your interest. The apartment is still available. I moved recently with my job in London, United Kingdom, but the rent is high here, I decided to offer to rent the apartment I have in Munchen . I rented the apartment for maximum 10 years … This is the period that I have a contract here, but I can rent it for a shorter period also. I own the ground and is exactly as in the photos. The rent for 1 month is 550 EUR and does not include all the utilities you (water, electricity, Internet, cable). You can enter the apartment on the same day when receiving the keys .. The only problem is that i had to move with my job to United Kingdom, London where i am now and i left the keys and contract already signed by me at a company called Rent.com and they will handle the payment and delivery for us. If you want to know more about how this deal can work please get back to me ASAP and i will send you the details step by step. Thank you and hope to hear back from you.
My German is limited at just a few words so i wish a lot to continue our conversation in English.
dann ging’s 2x per Mail hin und her,
If we decide to proceed with this transaction, I will have to contact Rent.com and provide them all the necessary information, so they can start the process right away. I will need your full name and address for that. You will receive a notification from Rent.com shortly after that, together with all the instructions to follow and the invoice as well.
Regarding the payment, you will be instructed to deposit the money to a Rent.com account. They will hold and insure your money until you check the apartment and decide if you want take it or not. That is how their buyer protection policy works. As far as my concerns, I will be glad to know that Rent.com has the possession of the money during the delivery period. That is my insurance.
As soon as the funds have been deposited into their account, they will immediately start the shipping process.
The keys and rental contract will be delivered at your address in no more than 3 working days. You will be given a ten days inspection period from the day you receive the keys and contract at home. If you decide to hold the apartment, then you will have to authorize Rent.com to release the funds to me, and the transaction will be completed. If you will not be satisfied with the apartment, you will be able to send the keys and contract back through the same service and ask Rent.com to return the funds to you.
Through I am sure you will love the apartment, it is good to know that you do have this second option available. If you wish to proceed with renting the apartment, please provide me your full name and address so I can initiate the deal through Rent.com right away.
I am looking forward to hearing from you.
die Anbieterin wollte nicht anrufen aber eine Zahlungsanweisung kam, die mich dann richtig stutizg machte, weil
- der ganze Ablauf eh schon recht seltsam war,
- deren Absenderemail „firstname.lastname@example.org“ nicht mal von rent.com kam,
- rent.com außerhalb USA gar nix macht,
- die Einlieferungs-IP der Zahlungsanweisung die gleiche wie die der Mails von der Anbieterin war,
- ja sogar „In-Reply“ auf die vorherigen Mails,
- das Geld an jemanden anderen gehen sollte,
- an der Wohnungs-Adresse wohl gar keine Wohnungen sind,
- ein Spezl mich auf die Warnungen bei rent.com und einen Bericht bei der BBC hinwies.
Nach meiner Frage nach dem Namen des Hausmeisters war dann Funkstille in London.
Zu guter letzt hat mich Immoscout24 heute nochmal per Mail vor Betrügern gewarnt.