Home Rental Scam: Another incident involving this particular scammer

Anonymous | 2019年7月11日

I advertised to rent out my unit on gum tree and li xioajie contacted me 7th july 2019, on to rent and said that she will pay the rent and security deposit via paypal. i just read the previous posts and its exactly the same mode of operation.

Here is a email i received asking me to transfer funds using western union:(i also received the account number to transfer. the lady even called me via whatssapp this morning to check on the status!)

You have received a PayPal Payment of $8,650.00 SGD from Li Xiaojie.

A temporary hold has been placed on this transaction!

Your Funds has now been processed and it is now available and ready to be released into your PayPal account, but we have detected in the transfer form filled by Li Xiaojie that the amount paid including the additional payment is for her rent and the Mover Agent fee. Therefore, Our Security Department and our User Protection Policy suggested that you are to wire the added amount $400.00 SGD to the Mover Agent and send us the proof (Scanned Copy of the transfer receipt) for Verification so that we can be sure that both you and Li Xiaojie are very safe. The total sum of $8,650.00 SGD will be released into your Account immediately after we verify that the fee has truly been transferred.

In order to complete this transaction and get the funds approved in your Account. We advice you to make the transfer of $400.00 SGD to the Agent via Western Union Money Transfer and get back to us with the scanned copy of the Western Union Transfer Receipt.