söndag 31 juli 2011

utnyttjande av bostadsbristen i Stockholm

Jag letar lägenhet med ljus och lykta. Jag bor för tillfället inneboende i en alldeles för liten lägenhet (förvisso med väldigt trevliga människor, men det är helt enkelt för trångt bara).

Jag köar sedan flera år i diverse kommuners köer, och håller samtidigt koll på bl.a. Blockets lägenhets annonser, för ibland dyker det upp någon vettigt långtidsuthyrning där som inte kostar 20000 för två rum i Hässelby.

Idag fick jag för andra gången ett mailsvar på en lägenhet som är en uppenbar scam. Den första gick jag på till en början. Tills jag kollade upp nämda uthyrningsfirma som personen pratade om. Nedan är den första annonsen jag fick svar på:

Hei,
Mitt namn är Tobias och jag befinner mig i Storbritannien. Först och främst ber jag om ursäkt för att inte skriva på svenska. Jag vill säga att jag är ursprungligen från Sverige (mina föräldrar är båda svenska) men jag är född i England och jag har bott här sedan jag föddes. Av denna anledning, jag talar inte svenska mycket bra och jag har mycket svårt att uttrycka mig. För frågor, vänligen kontakta mig på engelska (helst) och på svenska (om du inte talar engelska) och jag ska göra mitt bästa för att beskriva alla detaljer för att du så tydligt som möjligt.

I will start by giving you some information regarding the reason why I am renting the apartment. The apartment that you are interested in, I bought it for holidays in Sweden, in order to explore my Swedish heritage. As I said from the beginning, my parents are originally from Sweden and I love Sweden as a country and also it's landscapes. I have decided to rent the apartment because my financial situation is not so good at this time. I also can not come to Sweden in the near future because I just received a new work contract on the Dunbar Oil platform ( I work as an engineer ) and I will be there for at least 8 months per year. Due to my present situation, I will not be able to use the apartment for at least one year and I have decided that it is better to rent it for an extra income. ( to earn some money ). I really hope to find a good and responsible tenant for the apartment. If you are planning to rent for more then one year, it's not a problem, because I can give it for rent for as long as you need.

Due to my work and also because I can not come to Sweden to show you the apartment in person, I suggest to use a multinational renting service, provided by Yahoo! Real Estate. This is a service provided by Yahoo Company specially for renting transactions. Yahoo! Real Estate has a big experience in such transactions closed over the Internet and their services are the most recommended for such transactions. I have used their services for different things in the past and I was very pleased with what they are offering to their customers ( In Scandinavia, Yahoo Services are recommended by Aftenposten, FINN.no, Blocket.se and Aftonbladet ). Using Yahoo! Real Estate services, the tenant will have a 10 days period to inspect the apartment and then to decide if he wants to rent it or not. Also by using their services, I will not receive any money until you will see the apartment and confirm with Yahoo! Real Estate that you accept to rent it. Yahoo! Real Estate works exactly as an Escrow Company ( If you have never heard how an escrow company works, you can find information anywhere over the Internet about this type of companies / are the most recommended all over the world for any type of transaction ). The renting of the apartment will be done in compliance with Yahoo! Real Estate, with a standard tenancy contract, according to the Swedish federation of house owners and also according to the Swedish legislation. More details regarding the transaction steps I can give you in a separate message ( in case you are interested ) but now I want to give you a few details about the apartment and also about the renting details.
I am renting the apartment for 6.400 SEK per month with everything included ( electricity, water, heating,internet + 1 parking space ). In case we understand for the transaction, I want the tenant to pay two months in advance and one month as guarantee deposit ( there will be a total of 19.200 SEK ). The guarantee deposit will be refunded to you at the end of the contract. Also regarding this thing we can discuss latter. Regarding the apartment conditions I can tell you that it's fully furnished but can be rented unfurnished also and you can deposit my furniture ( and everything you will not use ) in the building storage area.
So, if you are interested to rent the apartment now or for the near future, I can reserve the apartment for you without any problems, we just need to agree for the transaction details. Now to confirm your interest in renting my apartment, please give me more information about you, about your job, references ( if available ). I am waiting for your shortly reply so I can give you more information about the whole rental process.

Thank you in advance!

Tobias Gustafsson



Jag reagerade på adressen och bilderna, för jag räknade snabbt ut att det är hyfsat nybyggda lägenheter mellan Vasaparken och Sabbatsbergs sjukhus. Men det var först när jag googlade Yahoo Real Estate som jag hittade precis samma mail som jag fått med annat namn på någon annans blogg som jag på riktigt förstod att det var en bluff. Det som gjorde att jag inte avfärdade det som bluff direkt var nog delvis såklart att jag som så många andra verkligen vill ha en längehet, men också att även om jag inte vet hur det funkar så borde det ju finnas nåt företag som detta, som hjälper folk att hyra ut lägenheter i andra länder. Yahoo Real Estate finns visserligen men har nog ingen aning om att deras namn används i bluffsammanhang.

Den bittra (och ganska trista) verkligheten är väl att verkar det för bra för att vara sant så är det så.

Här är mailet jag fick idag:


Hej,

Ledsen för att kontakta dig på engelska men jag är på nybörjarnivå på writting på svenska. Jag har svenskt ursprung, båda mina föräldrar är svenska medborgare men jag är född och uppvuxen i Storbritannien. Jag köpte lägenheten från Sverige eftersom jag älskar svensk livsstil, och lägenheten har varit en frisk fläkt och avkoppling när jag inte jobbar. (Eftersom det är mycket svårt för mig att uttrycka mig på svenska, kommer jag att fortsätta detta mail på engelska och jag kommer att uppskatta om du kan också svara på engelska.)
I have decided to rent the apartment because my financial situation is not so good at this time and I also cannot live in Sweden in the near future because I just received a new work contract on the Dunbar Oil platform in the North Sea ( I work as an engineer ) and I will be there for at least 8 months per year. I received the approval to rent it out for 1 year with possible extension depending on how long you will want it. If you are planning to rent for more then one year, it's not a problem, because I can give it for rent for as long as you need. The apartment it's fully furnished , fully accessorized (can be rented unfurnished also, you can deposit my furniture and everything you will not use in the building storage area). You have new dishes, towels, sheets, TV + DVD + sound system, toaster, coffee maker, micro wave oven, oven, washing machine, air cond. , iron, radio. 90% of the stuff is brand new, unused. You also have 2 parking spaces available. The monthly rent - SEK 7400 - includes everything (Heating, Water, Internet, TV, 2 Parking spaces, Electricity).

I want to receive 1 month + 1 month deposit in advance. If you can and if you want to pay for 3 months in advance it will be considered as 4 month's rent ( you will have 1 month free ). We will use a standard tenancy contract, according to the Swedish federation of house owners and also according to the Swedish legislation.

The exact location of the apartment is: Skeppargatan 12 114 52 Stockholm

Because I am unable to show you the apartment in person I decided that it's better for both of us to use a multinational renting service, provided by INTERNATIONAL CLIK RENTAL. They have a big experience in such transactions closed over the Internet and their services are the most recommended for such transactions ( they offer their services all over US and Europe, in Scandinavia their Services are recommended by Aftenposten, FINN, Aftonbladed and other companies to their customers).
That's all I can say for the moment, If you are still interested please reply with a few details about you, your job and references if possible. In the next email I will give you more information about the Click-Rentals Online detailed process, more information about the apartment and also more pictures. Please reply if you are still interested.

Thank you.
Adam Skinner


Lägger upp mailen mest för att de ska komma upp om någon annan googlar och försöker komma på om d et kan vara en hoax eller inte. Hoppas inte någon sätter in pengar till de här lurarna.

21 kommentarer:

Stefan sa...

Körde samma sak: http://www.underkonstruktion.nu/?p=36

Anonym sa...

Bra att du lägger upp! Fick exakt samma andra mail!

Pixie sa...

Det blir ju så mycket enklare om det finns upplagt nånstans när man googlar. :)

Gitte sa...

Fått exakt samma brev i Malmö med en annan underskrift..Tur att man kan googla och tack för att ni lägger ut detta..Som sagt låter det för bra för att vara sant är det nog så..Tyvärr

harpa sa...

Well I thought this is to good to be true but decided to write back and this is the answer I got:
If you go at the website he refers to they claim to have won some awards but after some research with my friend google they are not listed on that award list!! (and that category doesn't even exist)

Hello and thank you for your reply.

After reviewing all the details and all the emails I've received I decided that you are perfect to become my tenant and I will be more then happy to be your Landlord. As I told you before I want to use the International-Click-Rental program to rent the apartment. Right now they are already in the possession of the keys and they will take care of everything on my behalf.

- and a lot of information of how to pay -

Thank you!

harpa sa...

I did answer this guy - just moved to Sweden so I will take this in english - and got an email back with loads of information of how to proceed.

I was supposed to pay on this website http://international.click-rental.net

if you take a good look at it only aprox. 4 apartments are listed and they awards they claim to have won - they didn't - that particular category doesn't even exist....

Leijona sa...

Tack! Fick ett likadant mail idag. Blev lite fundersam och började snoka lite. Ska lägga upp mitt också!

Leijona sa...

Tack!
Fick ett likadant mail idag.
Kändes lite för bra för att vara sant när jag såg bostadsannonsen.
Kändes lite skumt det där med förskottsbetalning.. Ska lägga upp mitt också för det är hemskt om någon går på det här..

Anonym sa...

Bra initiativ att lägga upp dessa mail!! Jag var med om exakt samma sak tidigare idag.. Jag fick mail nr 2 skickat till mig.. Och det e ju tyvärr Som du säger, för bra föratt vara sant:(
DG

Anonym sa...

Jag fick samma som det andra mailet. Det var faktiskt någonting med mailet som fick mig att misstänka att det var någonting lurt, så när jag googlade och hittade din blogg var det till stor hjälp!

Anonym sa...

Nu har samma skojjare lagt upp en annons om en lägenhet i Uppsala. "Ägaren" den här gången kallar sig Åke Brunn. Nästan samma berättelse, påstår också att han jobbar på Dunbar.

Tack för att du la upp det här på din sida!!!

Pixie sa...

blir lika glad varje gång bloggen hjälper nån!

Anonym sa...

Just moving to Sweden, they still use same scam, but now the company is Prime Location rental services (http://prl-rentals.com/). They still use the Dunbar oil rig- that's how I found this, but now there works a pregnant lady and husband is in British Army, serving in Afganistan!

SiguricaBet sa...

Samma storry med man armen

heter: Sofe Molander nu..."molandersofie1@gmail.com"
"molandersofie@hotmail.com"


HELA BREVET NEDAN...

Hej,

Ledsen att kontakta dig på engelska, men min svenska är på nybörjarnivå, och jag tror inte att jag kan uttrycka mig enkelt. Det är därför jag bestämde mig för att kontakta dig på engelska, är jag säker på att du inte kommer att ha några svårigheter att förstå mig.
My name is Sofie and I own the apartment you are interested to rent. The apartment was bought 2 years ago by my husband's parents as our wedding gift. Apartment is still for rent priced at 8700 SEK per month with all utilities included and 2 parking spaces. The apartment is in a good condition, all equipment works perfectly, you have everything you need ... internet, TV subscription, HD TV and DVD + surround system, brand new dishes in the kitchen, washer+dryer.
During the past year the apartment was rented as holiday residence on some european websites. All my tenants were satisfied with the apartment and have only good things to say about the apartment location and Sweden. Many of my acquaintances were stunned by the Sweden and it's culture. One of my tenants advised me to post the apartment on Blocket and to my surprise I received offers from more than 100 people interested to rent the apartment. It seems that the Sweds lacks of housing. Because of my family situation (my husband is a lieutenant-colonel in the British Army and his platoon was sent to Afghanistan for the next 6 months and I am 4 months pregnant with our first child and working as chief engineer on Dunbar oil rig - I am free only 2 days at 2 weeks ) and nobody can show you the apartament in personl. Because Blocket does not have an international offer a service for Landlords and Tenants and because I can not come to Sweden in the next few months I suggest to use a multinational company that will handle the delivery of the keys, payment, signing the contract, insurance. I used this company when I was renting the apartment as holiday residence and me and my tenants have been 100% satisfied with the services they offer. With Their help, you, as the tenant, Will have 10 days period to inspect the apartment and THEN to decide if you want to rent it or not and I, as the landlord, will not receive any money until you see the apartment and confirm you accept to rent it. So, if you are interested to rent the apartment now or for the near future, i can reserve the apartment for you without any problems, we just need to agree for the transaction details. Now to confirm if you are interested to rent my apartment, please give me more information about you, about your job, references (if available). I am waiting for your reply so i can give you more information about the whole rental process.

Thank you in advance!


Sofie Molander

seyye sa...

fick exakt samma mejl som siguricaBet fast den här gången hette hon lin:

Hej,

Ledsen att kontakta dig på engelska, men min svenska är på nybörjarnivå, och jag tror inte att jag kan uttrycka mig enkelt. Det är därför jag bestämde mig för att kontakta dig på engelska, är jag säker på att du inte kommer att ha några svårigheter att förstå mig. My name is Linn and I own the apartment you are interested to rent. The apartment was bought 2 years ago by my husband's parents as our wedding gift. Apartment is still for rent priced at 7400 SEK per month with all utilities included and 2 parking spaces. The apartment is in a good condition, all equipment works perfectly, you have everything you need ... internet, TV subscription, HD TV and DVD + surround system, brand new dishes in the kitchen, washer+dryer. The apartment can be rented without furniture but for at least 6 months. During the past year the apartment was rented as holiday residence on some european websites. All my tenants were satisfied with the apartment and have only good things to say about the apartment location and Sweden. Many of my acquaintances were stunned by the Sweden and it's culture. One of my tenants advised me to post the apartment on Blocket and to my surprise I received offers from more than 100 people interested to rent the apartment. It seems that the Sweds lacks of housing. Because of my family situation (my husband is a lieutenant-colonel in the British Army and his platoon was sent to Afghanistan for the next 6 months and I am 4 months pregnant with our first child and working as chief engineer on Dunbar oil rig - I am free only 2 days at 2 weeks ) and nobody can show you the apartment in person.
Because Blocket does not have an international offer a service for Landlords and Tenants and because I can not come to Sweden in the next few months I suggest to use a multinational company that will handle the delivery of the keys, payment, signing the contract, insurance. I used this company when I was renting the apartment as holiday residence and me and my tenants have been 100% satisfied with the services they offer. With Their help, you, as the tenant, Will have 10 days period to inspect the apartment and THEN to decide if you want to rent it or not and I, as the landlord, will not receive any money until you see the apartment and confirm you accept to rent it. So, if you are interested to rent the apartment now or for the near future, i can reserve the apartment for you without any problems, we just need to agree for the transaction details. Now to confirm if you are interested to rent my apartment, please give me more information about you, about your job, references (if available). I am waiting for your reply so i can give you more information about the whole rental process.

Thank you in advance!


Viktoria sa...

Samma grej här! Började förstå det skumma när jag sökte på hennes namn, fick upp att hon var 57 år, och i mailet skrev hon att hon väntade sitt första barn...

Här är brevet. Tur att sånt här kommer upp!


Hej,

Ledsen att kontakta dig på engelska, men min svenska är på nybörjarnivå, och jag tror inte att jag kan uttrycka mig enkelt. Det är därför jag bestämde mig för att kontakta dig på engelska, är jag säker på att du inte kommer att ha några svårigheter att förstå mig. My name is Susanne and I own the apartment you are interested to rent. The apartment was bought 2 years ago by my husband's parents as our wedding gift. Apartment is still for rent priced at 7800 SEK per month with all utilities included and 2 parking spaces. The apartment is in a good condition, all equipment works perfectly, you have everything you need ... internet, TV subscription, HD TV and DVD + surround system, brand new dishes in the kitchen, washer+dryer. The apartment can be rented without furniture but for at least 6 months. During the past year the apartment was rented as holiday residence on some european websites. All my tenants were satisfied with the apartment and have only good things to say about the apartment location and Sweden. Many of my acquaintances were stunned by the Sweden and it's culture. One of my tenants advised me to post the apartment on Blocket and to my surprise I received offers from more than 100 people interested to rent the apartment. It seems that the Sweds lacks of housing. Because of my family situation (my husband is a lieutenant-colonel in the British Army and his platoon was sent to Afghanistan for the next 6 months and I am 4 months pregnant with our first child and working as chief engineer on Dunbar oil rig - I am free only 2 days at 2 weeks ) and nobody can show you the apartment in person.
Because Blocket does not have an international offer a service for Landlords and Tenants and because I can not come to Sweden in the next few months I suggest to use a multinational company that will handle the delivery of the keys, payment, signing the contract, insurance. I used this company when I was renting the apartment as holiday residence and me and my tenants have been 100% satisfied with the services they offer. With Their help, you, as the tenant, Will have 10 days period to inspect the apartment and THEN to decide if you want to rent it or not and I, as the landlord, will not receive any money until you see the apartment and confirm you accept to rent it. So, if you are interested to rent the apartment now or for the near future, i can reserve the apartment for you without any problems, we just need to agree for the transaction details. Now to confirm if you are interested to rent my apartment, please give me more information about you, about your job, references (if available). I am waiting for your reply so i can give you more information about the whole rental process.

Thank you in advance!

Philip Viik sa...

Det här håller fortfarande på, fick följande brev idag:

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Hello,
Sorry to contact you in English, but my Swedish is at the beginner level and I can`t express myself clearly. I hope that you will not have any trouble understanding me.
My name is Vale I am half Scottish half Swedish (my father was from Sweden), and I am the owner of the apartment that you are willing to rent.

The apartment is in a perfect condition, all equipment works perfectly,fully refurbished,you have everything you need ... internet, TV subscription, HD TV and DVD + surround system, brand new dishes in the kitchen, washer+dryer. The apartment was rented as a holiday residence but because of my personal situation (I received an working contract on a Dunbar oil platform - I work as engineer) I decided to go with long term rentals, so you can rent the apartment for as long as you need it.

Because I am working abroad I decided to use a multinational agency that can handle everything on my behalf . I used this company when I was renting the apartment as a holiday residence and me and my tenants have been 100% satisfied with the services they offer. With their help, you, as a tenant, will meet at the apartment with one of their agents and inspect it before you move in. Then you decide if you want to rent it or not and I, as the landlord, will not receive any money until you see the apartment and confirm that you accept to rent it. Now to confirm if you are interested to rent my apartment, please give me more information about you, about your job, references (if available). I am waiting for your reply so i can give you more information about the whole rental process.

Thank you in advance!

Vale Mika


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Ja man blir ju rätt less på att det är scam när man väl får svar från lägenhetsannonser...

Anonym sa...

Fick napp på en 3-rumslägenhet i Norrköping....
Fick följande mail tillbaka:

Hej,

Ledsen att kontakta dig på engelska, men min svenska är på nybörjarnivå, och jag tror inte att jag kan uttrycka mig enkelt. Det är därför jag bestämde mig för att kontakta dig på engelska, är jag säker på att du inte kommer att ha några svårigheter att förstå mig.
My name is Marie Leister and I own the apartment you are interested to rent. The apartment was bought 2 years ago by my husband's parents as our wedding gift. The apartment is still for rent priced at 6200 SEK per month with all utilities included and 2 parking spaces. The apartment is in a good condition, all equipment works perfectly, you have everything you need ... internet, TV subscription, HD TV and DVD surround system, brand new dishes in the kitchen, washer dryer.
During the past year the apartment was rented as holiday residence on some Europeans websites. All my tenants were satisfied with the apartment and have only good things to say about the apartment location and Sweden. Many of my acquaintances were stunned by Sweden and it's culture. One of my tenants advised me to post the apartment on Blocket and to my surprise I received offers from more than 100 people interested in renting the apartment. It seems that Swedish have lacks of housing. Because of my family situation (my husband is a lieutenant-colonel in the British Army and his platoon was sent to Afghanistan for the next 6 months and I am 4 months pregnant with our first child and working as chief engineer on Dunbar oil rig - I am free only 2 days on 2 weeks ) and nobody can show you the apartment in person. Because Blocket does not have an international offer a service for Landlords and Tenants and because I can not come to Sweden in the next few months I suggest to use a multinational company that will handle the delivery of the keys, payment, signing the contract, insurance. I used this company when I was renting the apartment as holiday residence and me and my tenants have been 100% satisfied with the services that they have offered. With Their help, you, as the tenant, Will have 10 days period to inspect the apartment and THEN to decide if you want to rent it or not and I, as the landlord, will not receive any money until you see the apartment and confirm you accept to rent it. So, if you are interested to rent the apartment now or for the near future, i can reserve the apartment for you without any problems, we just need to agree for the transaction details. Now to confirm if you are interested to rent my apartment, please give me more information about you, about your job, references (if available). I am awaiting for your reply so i can give you more information about the whole rental process.

Thank you in advance!

//
Efter viss efterforskning här och på andra ställen har jag förstått att detta var naturligtvis ett "scam".
I "min" annons hette hon Marie Leister, men i andra skrivna identiskt heter hon Ellinor...
Annonsen är nu borttagen från Blocket, där den endast låg ute 6 timmar.

Pixie sa...

Det är verkligen tråkigt att bostadsbristen i Sverige är så stor att det lönar sig att lura folk så här. Glad att du hittade min blogg och alla som lagt in sina brev här. Det börjar bli en bra sök-bank :-)

Anonym sa...

Hej för kännedom så ligger den även på Blocket när man söker lägenhet i Göteborg. Min dotter var lite misstänksam men vi mailade tillbaka till "ägaren". Exakt samma som postade kommentarer men nu heter hon Leila. Bra med tråden eftersom jag sökte på Dunbar oil rig som hon påstod sig jobba på och då kom dessa trådar upp.

Anonym sa...

Hej,

Ledsen att kontakta dig på engelska, men min svenska är på nybörjarnivå, och jag tror inte att jag kan uttrycka mig enkelt. Det är därför jag bestämde mig för att kontakta dig på engelska, är jag säker på att du inte kommer att ha några svårigheter att förstå mig.
My name is Elina and I own the apartment you are interested to rent. The apartment was bought 2 years ago by my husband's parents as our wedding gift. The apartment is still for rent priced at 7500 SEK per month with all utilities included and 2 parking spaces. The apartment is in a good condition, all equipment works perfectly, you have everything you need ... internet, TV subscription, HD TV and DVD surround system, brand new dishes in the kitchen, washer dryer.
During the past year the apartment was rented as holiday residence on some Europeans websites. All my tenants were satisfied with the apartment and have only good things to say about the apartment location and Sweden. Many of my acquaintances were stunned by Sweden and it's culture. One of my tenants advised me to post the apartment on Blocket and to my surprise I received offers from more than 20 people interested in renting the apartment. It seems that Swedish have lacks of housing. Because of my family situation (my husband is a lieutenant-colonel in the British Army and his platoon was sent to Afghanistan for the next 6 months and I am 4 months pregnant with our first child and working as chief engineer on Dunbar oil rig - I am free only 2 days on 2 weeks ) and nobody can show you the apartment in person. Because Blocket does not have an international offer a service for Landlords and Tenants and because I can not come to Sweden in the next few months I suggest to use a multinational company that will handle the delivery of the keys, payment, signing the contract, insurance. I used this company when I was renting the apartment as holiday residence and me and my tenants have been 100% satisfied with the services that they have offered. With Their help, you, as the tenant, Will have 10 days period to inspect the apartment and THEN to decide if you want to rent it or not and I, as the landlord, will not receive any money until you see the apartment and confirm you accept to rent it. So, if you are interested to rent the apartment now or for the near future, i can reserve the apartment for you without any problems, we just need to agree for the transaction details. Now to confirm if you are interested to rent my apartment, please give me more information about you, about your job, references (if available). I am awaiting for your reply so i can give you more information about the whole rental process.

Thank you in advance!