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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

FUCKING SCAMMER

I ALMOST FUCKING GOT CHEATED OF $1280!!!!!!!!!

here's the story... i was looking for an apartment to rent, and i found this really cheap and nice looking apartment at Phillip street, which is beside Circular Quay, 3 mins away from InterContinental Sydney. so its in CBD area, and the rent was $640/month, which is FUCKING CHEAP. cus standard rent is around $800-1k/WEEK. 
advertisement of the apartment


so i contacted the owner and he sent me a message back on the web and asked for my email so he can contact me via personal email. 

owner's email on availability of the room

so i continued asking him about the apartment in the following few messages and he replied accordingly...








 the process was that since he's living in UK, he will initiate DHL to ship the apartment keys and contract to me. but, i will have to transfer $1280 to DHL account first. after which, wthin 3 days, i will get the keys and contract. then i will have 10 days of inspection. after which, i will indicate if i want or dont want the apartment. if i want, i will sign an agreement that allows DHL to transfer my funds to owner. if i dont want, i can return DHL the keys and they will return me the contract. 
seems safe right? cus its by DHL, an international shipping company.


so after all these, i received an email from DHL saying i need to pay the money to them, then they will ship the keys and contract to me within 3 days. 
HOWEVER, the email of DHL seemed dubious,cause why will DHL email be 
dhl.confirm@live.com ??? shouldn't it be like dhl.com.au or sth like that? 


so i called my bro,actually to ask him to transfer money to me so i can pay, but i also told him about the situation and about my concerns. so he said to go check on dhl first and he'll do his checks as well..
 SO, I MADE THE MOTHERFUCKING LIFE SAVING CALL TO DHL. 

  1. the lady said that dhl's email are all someone's name and dhl (e.g. katy.dhl@ bla blah) and definitely NOT dhl.confirm@live.com
  2. they did not have such services as holding money for customer then shipping keys and contracts over
  3. they do not have such a dept called Safety & Trust Inc
  4. there's no tracking records of my transaction number (as seen at the subject of the email)
greeeeeaaaaattttttt. i fell for the scammer's tricks and even wanted to transfer money over. but luckily the call to dhl confirmed everything and exposed the scam. i am so fucking pissed and upset that i actually believed it. anyway, i've lodged a complain to the real estate web, and i even lodged a fraud report to the Australian Government. but i doubt they'll do anything la. but at least, my money isn't gone. 


FUCK YOU ANTHONY VALETIC!!!!! 
FUCK YOUR 49 LAVENDER GARDENS LONDON, SW11 1DJ, UNITED KINGDOM ADDRESS.
i hope you get bad karma!!!!!!!!!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fuck me I too found the article on locanto was about to send him the 1200 but something fishy about the email from DHL stood out!! As if.

apartments for rent in new haven said...

Never trust those scam emails and posts on forum. Especially if its too good to be true.

Sham said...

I nearly got scammed today! The same way you almost did! Fuck them!

Anonymous said...

Watch out for someone using the name "Sophie Threlkeld". Another scammer.