Eelmisel nädalal alustasin majutuse otsingut Sydneys. Ise olen hetkel Eestis, kuid paari kuu pärast kolin Austraaliasse. Leidsin sellisest lehest nagu http://www.gumtree.com.au/ päris palju kuulutusi ning mitmetele kirjutasin. Üks nendest kuulutustest oli järgmine:
"Fully Furnished Bright One Bedroom Suite in 5 year old house.Allowed pets Smoker....Ideal for a single person or couple.... Features: Washer and Dryer, Dishwasher, Alarm System, Smoke Alarm & Crawl space storage...Includes Radiant Heat, Cable, Hydro, & Parking for 1 car. Rent, $600 per month. Prefer References. Please call or respond by email: firstname.lastname@example.org "
Vastust sain kätte järgmisel päeval. KOHE ÜTLEN, ET OLGE ETTEVAATLIKUD KUNA TEGU ON PETTURITEGA, ÄRGE REAGEERIGE SELLELE KUULUTUSELE. SEE ON SIIAMANI NETIS ÜLEVAL!
Vastus oli väga meeldiv ning usaldust tekitav. Mees, kes nimetas ennast "rev David'iks" (David Halls) pidavat olema majaomanik, kes viibid hetkel usuretkel Lääne-Aafrikas. Tema naine (Mary Halls) aga kolis seoses mehe töökoha vahetusega koos tütrega Londonisse. Hetkel on nende maja Sydneys tühi. Majadokumendid ja võtmed on naise käes Londonis. Selleks, et võtmed kätte saada peab tulevane üürinik kandma Western Unioni abiga mehe arvele üüriraha kahe kuu eest (1200 aud). Seejärel saadab naine võtmed ja majadokumendid koos maksekinnitusega soovitud aadressile DHL'ga teele ning paari kuu pärast tuleb Sydneysse kontrollima, kuidas maja eest hoolitsetakse jne.
MAJA ASUKOHT ON: 82 Marlborough Street Surry Hills, Sydney NSW
Kirjades rõhutakse perekonda usklikkust ning heatahtlikkust. Need kirjad ja üldiselt kõik see nende stoori on nii loogiline, et olekski peaaegu uskunud. Hakkasin otsima internetist infot maja ning omanikute kohta. Maja on täiesti olemas, pildid vastavuses reaalsusega. Inimeste kohta aga kahjuks ei õnnestunud midagi leida - David Halls ja Mary Halls... Selleks, et ma oleksin kindel nende heatahtlikkusest saatsid nad mulle ka oma telefoninumbrid. Ma helistasin samal päeval, kuid ühendus oli nii paha, et ma ei saanud sõnadest üldse aru... Hiljem naine saatis mulle ka mehe accounti, kuhu ma pidin raha kandma. Sellele, et ma tahtsin lähiajal tulla Londonisse nendega tutvuma vastasid nad, et naine on just minemas Kaliforniasse oma haige ema juurde külla paariks kuuks. See oli ka põhjus, miks ma pidin raha kandma nii varakult. Hiljem mul ei oleks kuidagi võimalust majavõtmeid kätte saada.
Kõik see kokkuvõtes tekitas suurimatki kahtlust. Leidsin internetist nii palju infot, et sain lõpuks aru et tegu on tõesti petturitega Nigeeriast, kes on muidu juba päris kuulsad. Esimesed teaded nende kohta on aastast 2006 (äkki on ka varajasemad ohvrid). Ohvreid on olnud päris palju. Paljud inimesed jäid oma rahast ilma.
Petturid tegutsevad skeemi järgi, mida juba hakati nimetama "Nigeeria petuskeemiks" (Nigerian scam). Rohkem infot pettuste kohta leidub järgmisel lehel: http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/features_lifestyle_animal/2006/11/nigerian_puppy_.html
Tegu on paariga, kes kasutavad pidevalt valed nimed ja erinevaid e-maile. Minule kirjutati e-mailist email@example.com ja firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kõik, kes kavatsevad otsida Sydneys majutust, olge ettevaatlikud ja ärge usaldage. Mingil juhul ärke kandke kellelgile raha üle enne kui olete nendega isiklikult tuttavaks saanud ja majas käinud. Kuna päris paljud eestlased reisivad Austraaliasse, siis oht sattuda taolise pettuse ohvriks on päris suur.
Petturite tüüpilised kirjad (sisuliselt copy-paste):
----- Original Message ----- From: David Halls Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 1:11 PM Subject: Re: Information
Thanks for your email and it is my gladness hearing from you.I am Rev David i owner the house you are making inquiry of.Actually I resided in the house with my family,such as my wife and my only daugther before and presently we had packed due to my transfer from my working place and now situated in the london and presently my house is still available for rent for 600per month including the utilities like hydro,washer and security,it is furnished.
Moreso Now, i went for a Crusade in West Africa and i will like you to get in touch with my wife in london for more discussion, as she is with the keys and the document to the house.Pls i want you to note know that we're kind and honest family and also spent alot on our property that we want to give you for rent,so i will solicit for your absolute mentenance of this house and want you to treat it as your own,is that taken,it is not the money the main problem but want you to keep it tidy all the time so that i will be glad to see it neat when i came for a check up.I also want you to let me have trust in you as i always stand on my word.
Email my wife Mary on (email@example.com) and she will attends to you better.
Thanks and you are welcome... Regards
----- Original Message ----- From: Mary Halls Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 10:46 AM Subject: ...RENT APPLICATION FORM...
I want you to know that you're promising us that our house will be well taken care off,and I appreciate your expression,so i want you to stick to your words,is that okay with you? And the below is the final question that you must answer to qualify for the rent of my flat?
Moreso,Hope you have a nice working day,infact i will like to meet you when coming to visit you soonest.We do a long term and short term renting anytime you which to leave the flat will be greatful.
Our house address is: 82 Marlborough Street Surry Hills, Sydney NSW
Note that you will not be able to enter in the house,because keys and documents are with me here in london.
RENT APPLICATION FORM
Pls let me get this answer. 1)Your Full Name? 2)Your Full Address & Phone Number? 3)How old are you? 4)Are you married? 5)How many people will be living in the house? 6)Do you have a pet? 7)Do you have a car? 8)Occupation? 9)What is your religion? 10)Are you born again? 11)How Many Months are you willing to rent the Flat?
Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file incase of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you.Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the document and the key to you immediately,please we are giving you all this base on trust and again i will want you to stick to your words,you know that,we do not see yet and only putting everything into Gods hand,so please do not let us down in this our property and God bless you more as you do this.
Let me know how many months you're willing to stay,because we are still london till 2010.
Regards. Await your reply soon, Mary
----- Original Message ----- From: Mary Halls Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2008 3:23 AM Subject: PROFILE ACCEPTED
Thanks you very much for your reply, i can see your willingness in this apartment. I want you to know that i'm satisfied with your profile and also believe l can trust in you because l will not like to experience what l experieced from my last tenant again.I will like to know the exact date you will like to move into the flat,l showed your profile to my husband and daughter in africa, they said they are ok with it.l want you to know that we can let you stay in my flat till the period of time you wish to. I want you to know that the rent fee is among the flat utilities all included, so you can use them anytime but make you take proper care of my properties.We will come and pay you a visit after you have moved into my home to see how you are maintaining it,I will be receiving the first months deposit payment from you via Western Union because l think it reliable,secured and fast,l wish you best of luck in your work, from your profile l can see that you are responsible and a hard working person may the almighty Lord lead you in what ever you wish to do.l see no reason l why l should collect damages deposit since you have promise that you will take proper care of my home l think we're ok.
Bedroom : 1
Bathroom : 1
Extra Toilet : 1
Extra Guest Room: 1
Sofa Bed : 1
Wood Floor :
Central Heating : Equiped Kitchen :
Tv: Cable/Satellite TV:
Air Conditioning: • Full Kitchen • Refrigerator: • Garage/Car park • pets allowed.
Juice Machine :
Oven : Dishwasher :
Coffee Maker : Microwave :
As soon as the first 2months deposit payment has been confirmed by me via Western union,l will go ahead and commence on how the apartement keys/Documents will be delivered to you via DHL on next day delivery and it will be delivered to the address you provided.Let me hear back from you as soon as possible so that l can go arrange for the delivery of the keys/Documents.
Once again l'm giving you this apartment on trust and do not dissapoint me because l dont want our house 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 DHL courier service.
- Entrance and the rooms Keys 2)Paper/Permanent Flat form(Containing your reference details) 3)The Flat documented file. 4)Payment Receipt. 5)Full address and description of the house.
My husband will like to talk to you,you can call him as soon as you get this mail his number is 0112348033066260 or +23418747987.
Get back to me via email if you will need me to send you the information which you will use to make the deposit payment via western union to my husband in west africa.
Thanks and God bless you...
Best Regards, Mary
----- Original Message ----- From: Mary Halls Sent: Friday, April 04, 2008 6:12 AM Subject: INSTRUCTIONS
Thanks very much , i can see your willingness in this rent.So as we shall be giving you our house, please again take care of the house so that i might be glad when coming at the beginning of your tenancy month.I've agreed on what you say, Hope everything is fine with you. Surely we will see before you to sydney in london.
Once again, we are giving you this on trust and honesty and do not dissapoint us and I promise you that you will love the flat.
So I have the keys/documents here with me and I shall be coming by may to check on you so that I can know how you take care of our house clean and tidy for us and if it is okay by me then i shall be collecting the next month fee from you by myself...
Here are the contents of the document that will be deliver to you via DHL on next day delivery.
1)Entrance and the rooms Keys 2)Paper/Permanent house form (Containing your reference details) 3)The house documetary file. 4)Payment Receipt. 5) Full address and description of the house.
Below are my husband information you will write to westernunion local stores to send the payment through Western Union Money Transfer Grocery stores Nearest You:
Receivers Name:- DAVID HALLS Address:- 11 CHURCH STREET City: MUSHIN State: LAGOS Zipcode: 23401 Country: NIGERIA
Text Question: IN GOD WE? Text Answer: TRUST
As soon as you send the payment from the Western Union Money Transfer, you would be given some informations. You would have to get back to me with following information:
- Full Sender's Name And Address:
- Amount Sent: 4: Text Answer:
As soon as i confirm the payment,I will send the neccessary document and keys of the house to you through DHL and get back to you with the tracking number and the arrival time of the document and the keys.
Thanks and God Bless you... Mary
LOODAN, ET KUNAGI NEID PETTUREID ÕNNESTUB KÄTTE SAADA.