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Suggestion needed - This seems to be a scam to me

Hello All,

I was searching for an apartment in Basel-Stadt and got the following link :

http://www.anibis.ch/de/Basel-Stadt-...e--801038.aspx

I contacted the provider also and after couple of mail exchanges I suspect it to be spam. I am surprised to see the rent is only 660 CHF.

Can you please suggest what can I do for the verification ?
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Deposit and first rent payable by Western Union, presumably?
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Old 08.08.2011, 14:48
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Re: Suggestion needed - This seems to be spam to me

This looks seriously like a scam, like those posted by many others, which demands a 3 month deposit transfered by western union (even the wording seems similar). I can't find the thread with more information... Damn you search function (specially when you don't know which key words to use... doh!)!

If you contact the person and it says something about western union, run!

I would be naughty enough to ask more info though ^^
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Re: Suggestion needed - This seems to be spam to me

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Deposit and first rent payable by Western Union, presumably?
It is with € Rentals Worldwide but the lady said that you can have a look at the apartment first and then decide, so I am confused
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Don't bother. It's spam.
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Re: Suggestion needed - This seems to be spam to me

After you put the money you'll be asked for the scan of the transaction copy.
And then will be too late..
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Hello All,

I was searching for an apartment in Basel-Stadt and got the following link :

http://www.anibis.ch/de/Basel-Stadt-...e--801038.aspx

I contacted the provider also and after couple of mail exchanges I suspect it to be spam. I am surprised to see the rent is only 660 CHF.

Can you please suggest what can I do for the verification ?
It's a scam. You can tell by how high the ceilings are...Switzerland has standardized ceilings of aprox. 2.40m - 2.45..and you'll hardly find a place with a concierge.
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Be careful with everything in anibis.ch they even have scams for adopting cats!!!
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Hello All,

I was searching for an apartment in Basel-Stadt and got the following link :

http://www.anibis.ch/de/Basel-Stadt-...e--801038.aspx

I contacted the provider also and after couple of mail exchanges I suspect it to be spam. I am surprised to see the rent is only 660 CHF.

Can you please suggest what can I do for the verification ?
Tell you what. You transfer 6 months's rent in advance plus, say, another 5000 as a deposit against damage, make sure it's in my personal account by Friday, and I'll whiz round and sort it all out for you.
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Old 08.08.2011, 15:28
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Re: Suggestion needed - This seems to be spam to me

660 fr for 120 m? Highly unlikely. But if you can visit the apartment then sure go check it out - I guess thought that they will only send you the keys if you send the Western Union deposit..
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Re: Suggestion needed - This seems to be spam to me

Thanks All for the responses
I am ignoring the spam mail for this apartment.
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Re: Suggestion needed - This seems to be spam to me

I google image searched one of the images:

http://www.anibis.ch/uploads/000/801...08226215-2.jpg

Google now allows searching for similar images based on an original file, rather than text

shock of shocks - there is an IDENTICAL flat in Kiev
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Old 08.08.2011, 21:45
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Re: Suggestion needed - This seems to be spam to me

what? have they stopped making spelling mistakes in these kinds of posts?
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what? have they stopped making spelling mistakes in these kinds of posts?

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Total area of the apartment is 120m2. Newly renovated up to Western standard. Located on the forth floor of a nice six-storey building with an elevator. Very nice and secure front entrance with a coded lock and a concierge. Two separate bedrooms with king-size beds, big and comfortable living room with a leather sofa and two arm-chairs. Bathroom and an additional separate WC. Two balconies. In addition to usual amenities like telephone, fridge, oven, the apartment has plazma TV set, satellite/digital TV, DVD-player, high-speed Internet (paid separately), music center with a good stereo and CD-player, three air-conditioners, washing machine, microwave, Jakuzzi, other nice amenities.
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Old 08.08.2011, 21:54
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I love the plaZma TV and the jaKuzzi.
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Re: Suggestion needed - This seems to be spam to me

Definitely a scam.
Everyone knows that apartments in Basel have a sauna instead of a jacuzzi.
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I google image searched one of the images:

http://www.anibis.ch/uploads/000/801...08226215-2.jpg

Google now allows searching for similar images based on an original file, rather than text

shock of shocks - there is an IDENTICAL flat in Kiev
I used to walk up that street most days for a couple of years - hhhmmm, I have my doubts about it's existence there too.
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"Newly renovated up to western standard" Wonder what the Swiss think of that. LOL.
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"washing machine" - must be a scam
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Re: Suggestion needed - This seems to be a scam to me

Had similar experience, even being able to locate the 'guy'. Wondering if in Nigeria there's something called.. oh yes, Police! ?
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