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House hunting with Jung

October 11, 2010

In my ongoing quest for somewhere to live in Lyon, I came across an ad on craigslist.fr advertising a 1 bedroom apartment for €470 a month. I sent off an inquiry, but as is the case, if it’s too good to be true, it probably is. Within 24 hours of the ad being posted, it had been flagged as spam and removed. However, the damage was done, and I had the guy’s email address. With not much else to do, I decided to have some fun with it.

From: Me
To: Jung Heegyun
Subject: Re: EUR470 / 1br – Fully Furnished Apartment In Lyon For Rent

Hello

I’d like to enquire about the apartment advertised for rent on craigslist. I was wondering if the apartment is still available for rent, and if so whether there is a bed? And does the 470/mois include les charges?

Regards
Me

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From: Jung Heegyun
To: Me
Subject: Re: EUR470 / 1br – Fully Furnished Apartment In Lyon For Rent

Hi,

Thank you for mailing me regarding my apartment, the apartment is still available for now and well fully furnished, here is the location of my apartment ..24bis rue du lt col girard 69007 LYON FRANCE 00336

This home is extensive with an area and 1 bedroom, bathroom. the cabinets extended in kitchen and the site of the laundry, screen door that slipped of order in the lateral entrance.  It includes the guarantee. The apartment have just been renovated and we have each convenience that you could always wish. We have a friendly community of neighbors.. Portions of activities such as passages, bingo, clutch of the coffee, divided groups that roll and for every holiday. The restaurants, supermarket, the post office and the warehouses are within distance that walks

AMENITIES AVAILABLE OUTSIDE
Barbecue, Disabled Facilities, Allocated Parking space
Balcony Terrace

INSIDE
Kitchen,13’0″ x 11’0″  ( 3.96m x 3.35m )
Reception room 17’0″ x 16’0″ ( 5.18m x 4.88m  )
1Bedrooms  1 12’10” x 10’5″ ( 3.91m x 3.18m )
1Bathrooms 6’10” x 5’10” ( 2.08m x 1.78m )
washing  machine
American Kitchen Fridge & Freezer Oven
Microwave Dish Washer  Crockery & Utensils
Bath Shower Hair Dryer and Towels
Internet Dial  Up, Internet Broadband Cable/Satellite
TV, Stereo/Radio System DVD Player
DVD/Music  Collection
Library Telephone Fax
Central Heating Air  Conditioning
Separate WC 5’0″ x 2’10” ( 1..52m x 0.86m )

Am renting out the room due to my Job transfer to United Kingdom. I work with a shipping company in NY for some years and i do spend most of my times on board ship before i was transfer down to United Kingdom and work with Ever Green Shipping Company.

……………  APPLICATION FORM………….
Your Full Name
Your Full Address & Phone Number
How old are you?
Are you married?
How many people will be living in the house?
Do you have a pet?  pets are allowed
Occupation?
how long are you willing to stay
Nationality…
Date of move in and out…
Sex………………Male or Female.

And i need a responsible single or couples to take good care of the property and enjoy there stay. Get back to me as soon as possible with your application form so that we proceed.

Regards

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From: Me
To: Jung Heegyun
Subject: Re: EUR470 / 1br – Fully Furnished Apartment In Lyon For Rent

Thanks for your quick response. Would I be able to visit the apartment today? My contact number is 06 xx xx xx xx, feel free to SMS or call me to arrange a time to visit. My application form is attached below.

Your Full Name: Me.

Your Full Address & Phone Number: 3, Avenue ——-, ——–
How old are you? 22.
Are you married? No.
How many people will be living in the house?  1, just myself.
Do you have a pet? pets are allowed. No pets.
Occupation?  Assistant teacher.
how long are you willing to stay: Until late April 2011.
Nationality… Australian.
Date of move in and out… Move in as soon as possible, move out April 30 2011.
Sex………………Male or Female. Male.

I look forward to hearing back from you.

Kind regards
Me

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From: Jung Heegyun
To: Me
Subject: Re: EUR470 / 1br – Fully Furnished Apartment In Lyon For Rent

Hello, I can see your willingness in this Apartment and i want you to know that i’m satisfied with your profile and also believe that you can take good care of the apartment. l would not like to experience what l experienced  from my last tenant again that is why will hand over every thing to our lawyer. I  will love it if you can hold the keys of the apartment till when you are ready  to move in then i will be counting the month rent by then and non of my cloths  there,l showed your application to my Lawyer and he said he is satisfied with  it.l want you to know that we can let you stay in my apartment till the period  of time you wish to.I want you to know that the rent fee is among the apartment  utilities all included, so you can use them anytime but make sure you take  proper care of my property My lawyer will be receiving the a Month Rent and  deposit.

You may go ahead and view the apartment from outside with the address i gave to you in previous email and you seen the pictures of the inside and you cant view the inside the apartment due to the security guiding the apartment and without the keys and the document you will be embarrassed from our security.

Accommodation Features Interior Features:

Washer And  Dryer, Air Conditioning, Walk In Closets, Fireplace, Ceiling  Fan, Vaulted Ceilings, Cable Available, Intrusion Alarm, Jetted  Tub, Scenic View, Waterfront, Blinds, Attic, Heat

Kitchen Features:

BreakfastNook, DishWasher, Disposal, Microwave, Pantry, Refrigerator, Stove,

Rooms:

Crawlspace, Den, Dining Room, Living Room

Exterior Features:

Deck, Fence, Hot  Tub, Porch, Storage, Dock with Boat Lift, 2 Covered Parking  Spaces, Flooring, Carpet, Ceramic Tile, Hardwood

The apartment keys/documents will be delivered to you via UPS Delivery Service on next day delivery. Kindly get back to me with your home address for the shipping of the keys and the document of the apartment to your door steps. Once again  l’m giving you this apartment on trust and do not disappoint me because l dont  want our apartment to be destroyed again, if you wish to move in with your own  properties, we still have one extra room that is empty so you can easily put our  own things that you think you dont need in there. Here are the contents that will be delivered to you via UPS courier service.

1) Entrance and the rooms Keys

2) Paper/Permanent Flat form (Containing your reference details)

3) The Flat documented file.

4) Payment Receipts.

5)Full address  and description of the Apartment Thanks and let me know if you’re ready  to make the a month rent with deposit payment so the shipment for the packages  will be taken place to your door step UPS Delivery Service as soon as  possible.

Regards

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From: Me
To: Jung Heegyun
Subject: Re: EUR470 / 1br – Fully Furnished Apartment In Lyon For Rent

Hello Jung

That is excellent news! I am able to make the first month’s rent payment and the deposit whenever you require it. Can you confirm the total being 940 euro (470 euro for the first month’s rent and 470 euro for the deposit)? As for the keys and documents, you can send the package to my current address:

Me
3, Avenue ——-, ——– .

I’ll be able to move in on Monday evening so I can pick up the package on Monday morning if that suits you.

Kind regards
Me

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From: Jung Heegyun
To: Me
Subject: Re: EUR470 / 1br – Fully Furnished Apartment In Lyon For Rent

Thank you for getting back to me once again

I will like you to know that  my lawyer would have show you the apartment but she is right now in State  for  some Six Month program due to her profession that is the reason why you will be  receiving the keys and the document of the apartment via ups at your home  address you provide in your application form. You will be receiving the keys and the document of the apartment via ups at your temporary home address you provide in your application form. The UPS Office are ready to proceed with the shipment of the package (Keys and documents). I have forward your delivery home address to my lawyer in State and she is willing to proceed as soon as she confirm your deposit payment transfer. For now you will be making the deposit transfer of 470Euro via Western Union to my lawyer information below and after you receive the package then you will be making the Month Rent of 470Euro transfer .

Name….      Kelly Johnson
Address……5004 redell
City………   .Bay town
State……….Texas
Zip Code…….77521
Country……. United State

Get back to me as soon as possible so that we cam proceed.

Regards

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From: Me
To: Jung Heegyun
Subject: Re: EUR470 / 1br – Fully Furnished Apartment In Lyon For Rent

Hello Jung

Once again, I appreciate your prompt reply. How exciting that your lawyer is studying in the State! I have been to the State before, it is very nice. Texas is a wonderful place, full of colourful characters.

I have decided that I would like to buy some fish for the apartment to give it some ambiance. Would this be ok as I would want at least six tropical fish? And maybe some plants to make them feel at home. It won’t be too much, just a few ferns and a small jungle canopy for shade.

Are you sure you don’t want the 940 euro at once? I would feel much more comfortable paying a lump sum and receiving everything at once.

Kind regards
Me

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From: Jung Heegyun
To: Me
Subject: Re: EUR470 / 1br – Fully Furnished Apartment In Lyon For Rent

There is no problem if you are will to make the full payment and if you are willing to make the advance payment is all okay.

You will be receiving the package via ups withing 48 hours after you payment as been confirm. Thanks

Jung

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From: Me
To: Jung Heegyun
Subject: Re: EUR470 / 1br – Fully Furnished Apartment In Lyon For Rent

Hello Jung

As I can’t move in until Monday, can you allow the package to arrive in 81 hours instead of 48? Otherwise I’ll have the inconvenience of carrying around the keys with me for two days, and I’m terrible with keys. I always lose them. Would you be able to send two sets so if I lose one I’ll still have a spare set?

Kind regards
Me

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From: Jung Heegyun
To: Me
Subject: Re: EUR470 / 1br – Fully Furnished Apartment In Lyon For Rent

Okay good the package will be deliver to you within 81 hours with spare keys.

Get back to me as soon as you make the payment transfer so that my lawyer can proceed with the package before the ups office get close.

Regards

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From: Me
To: Jung Heegyun
Subject: Re: EUR470 / 1br – Fully Furnished Apartment In Lyon For Rent

Thank you for that. But can you send the spare keys as a separate package? Otherwise if I lose one set, I’ll lose both sets together! If I could get the first package in 81 hours and the second package in 97 hours, that would be fantastic. But if I receive them in 98 or 99 hours, that’s ok too.

I’ve only got 930 euro on me at the moment, can I send you the other ten next week? Otherwise I’ll send the total amount next week.

Kind regards
Me

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From: Jung Heegyun
To: Me
Subject: Re: EUR470 / 1br – Fully Furnished Apartment In Lyon For Rent

Okay no problem.

I have sent all your request to my lawyer mail address and it shall be done.

You can make the payment transfer of the 930Euro and when you arrive next week then you will be making the rest balance of 10Euro.

Regards

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From: Me
To: Jung Heegyun
Subject: Re: EUR470 / 1br – Fully Furnished Apartment In Lyon For Rent

Hello Jung

I went to Western Union but I only realised once I got there that because it was 8pm they were closed. Just my luck! I also couldn’t get my laundry done either so now I have no clean socks for tomorrow. I wish some businesses would stay open longer instead of closing by 6pm.

Can I send you the money instead tomorrow?

Regards
Me

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From: Jung Heegyun
To: Me
Subject: Re: EUR470 / 1br – Fully Furnished Apartment In Lyon For Rent

Hi,

Kindly get back to me as soon as possible with the payment details so that we can proceed as soon as possible with the package.

Regards

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From: “Paul Johnson”
To: Jung Heegyun
Subject: File AUS46237

To Whom It May Concern

I regret to inform you that Me and the whole of France have been captured by the Taliban. Their whereabouts are currently unknown, but intelligence believes that they may be somewhere near the Pakistan/Afghanistan border.

Any and all correspondence will now be investigated in order to compile a dossier on Mr. Me. I would ask that you provide your full contact details so that you may assist us fully. Any obstruction to our investigation will be treated as suspicious and will result in legal action.

I thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Yours Sincerely

Paul Johnson
Public Liaison
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Canberra ACT
Australia

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I can’t think why I never got a response.

 

 

From: Me
To: Jung Heegyun
Subject: Re: EUR470 / 1br – Fully Furnished Apartment In Lyon For Rent

Hello

I’d like to enquire about the apartment advertised for rent on craigslist (http://lyon.fr.craigslist.org/apa/1991529808.html). I was wondering if the apartment is still available for rent, and if so whether there is a bed? And does the 470/mois include les charges?

Regards
Me

 

 

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One Comment leave one →
  1. LIsh permalink
    December 24, 2010 5:29 pm

    Hahaha! LMAO! I love it! Thanks for posting this. I responded to his post on craigslist singapore. You would think that he can at least use different content or he hasn’t caught up to the fact that Google exists. Thanks again for the warning!

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