Hi, I just wanted everyone to be aware of this scam so that you don't get involved in it. This person e-mailed about one of our 1.2 Million Dollar listings and asked for more pictures, which I sent. Then I received the following e-mail. Note the part where they want me to give their "survey" team money...
I truly appreciate your effort in all.I regret to state that i won't be able to make it on time to come over to view the property. I will send you a comprehensive mail with the way things are going to go through as I don't know how soon I can leave United Kingdom because of some new developments over here.
I would be sending a group of Survey team down to the property to meet with the owner of the property but i know there won't be any transaction unless you have given me your words and approval. A check will be drawn out to your company name so as to proceed with this transaction.I am purchasing this property for my dad as a gift for his upcoming retirement from service and the date is fast drawing near.
A check of $240,000 .00 will be sent to you, you will take 20% of it as deposit for the property just to make sure that it is not sold to any other person,and to pull off the ads on any advert that it might have posted on.
You will make sure the rest are been remitted to the Survey property so as to enable them carry out all the Survey and rightfully responsibilities as regards to this transaction,because they have confirmed to me that unless they receive some part payment Asap they won't be coming over to your location .
As soon as they complete all Survey and confirm the status of the transaction successfully and approved by government that is after going through Survey and all legal proper documentaries the complete funds for the property will be wired into the nominated account of the owners before the release of the title or the change of ownership documents. I will be needing you to provide me with either your company name and address that will be attention ed to the check.
Thanks for your understanding and effort.
Please keep me advised as to any additional requirements you have
I await your swift response