I was looking for a place 3 months ago and received this email from this scammer (emily brenard <[email protected]>) after enquiring about further details:
"Apartment located at No.8 Beicangpo, Beimen Street, Kunming 650021, China, The apartment is clean and fully equipped with a lovely kitchen, washing machine, bathtub and internet. Each flat is furnished with a double size mattress, reading table and wardrobe . It is located in central neighborhood.The room cost 4000rmb per month which includes the cost of utility plus a security deposit of 5500rmb . The security deposit is refundable at the termination date of the lease contract . You can write me an email for further information . Thanks and hope to hear from you soon"
I informed her/him that it was too expensive and my budget was around 2000, to which they replied all that mattered was that I was interested in the place. This set off warning bells for me and I told them so and did not communicate further with them.
A few days later I saw another ad under a different name, to which I responded, and received the same email as written above, except that the price was down to 2000 and the deposit was much less. I did not respond to that email.
I hope this provides some more details for apartment seekers about this particular scammer.