How To Recognize a Nigerian Scam

It’s quite simple, really – if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Here’s an email one of our staff received in response to an inquiry to a Craigslist apartment listing. See if you can spot the red flags. For your reference, comparable apartments are listing for approximately $950-1,150/mo.


i would like you to know that it is still very much available for rent, i am only willing to give it out to a Good and Responsible person. Its indeed a lovely and comfortable home and available to move in as soon as possible May the Peace of the Good Lord be with you for considering my home. 
Per Month : $800 ( Including Utilities )
Management Security / Deposit : $300. ( REFUNDABLE )
1 Bedrooms
1.5 Bath
# Central Air Conditioning
** True 1 Bedroom **
** Hardwood Floors **
** BIG Living Room Shared W/ Kitchen **
** Brand New Cabinets-Stove & Refrigerator**
The followings are included in the monthly rent:
-Hot Water
-Separate private entrance
-Homeowner in Charge
-Brandnew stove, refrigerator, cabinets, countertops
-Own Thermostat
-Parking space
-Washer & Dryer on premises
I would like you to know that i am giving this home out to you because i just relocated to West Africa , Nigeria for the Missionary work and have a 4 years course.. so my family and i have decided that we would be moving to our other home when we get back.
I would like you to send me the below details:
Full name :
Present address :
Occupation :
Age :
Phone Number :
When you are planning on moving in :
Credit Statues :
Period of time you are planning to stay, cos i wont be moving back to it:

There is no Registration fee and agency fee, since you are dealing directly with me the Landlord. The Security Deposit would be needed as a Security Bond in order for the keys and paperwork along side with Lease Contract agreement to be sent to you… Electric Bills and water bills have been paid for, so i would also need to send the receipts to you, would in case it would be needed. 
I would like you to know that you are free to contact me at any time. After i receive this details, i would get back to you soonest and then let you know my terms. Pets are allowed. I hope to hear from you soonest.

God Bless
Rev Mark Wilson

Call Me: 0112348094431350 OR +2348094431350

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