Craigslist house scam response email – If it seems too good to be true, it probably is

When you see an offer that’s a little too inexpensive to be the real deal, chances are you’re right. Especially on Craigslist. One of the reasons I don’t want the government to censor the internet is because of scams like these. If you found you’re reading this message always remember that it’s our jobs as citizens to look out for each other and spread the word whenever there are scams floating around. After responding a scammers craigslist advertisement they’ll usually send you this message:




Thanks for
your interest and inquiries about my house. It is still available for rent and we are looking for a responsible person/family to occupy and maintain the house now that we are not around. My husband and I just moved to Los Angeles, CA for a program called SERVING IN MISSION (SIM), you can view the link for more info: (hxxp://

AMENITIES: Air Conditioning, Cable TV, Ceiling Fans, 24 hours Internet service, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Garbage Disposal, Microwave, security alarm, Pets Friendly, Refrigerator, Washer / Dryer,water, hydro, heat and cable.

Rental fees : $800 Per month including utilities – (Random details and dollar amounts will be shown here)
Security Deposit : $500 (Refundable) – (Random details and dollar amounts will be shown here)

Pets are welcome.
Here is the address to the house: Random FAKE house address will be SHOWN HERE
Bedroom: 3
Bathroom: 2


Name (First name/ Middle name/Surname ) : __________
Phone numbers (home,cell and office line ) # :__________
E-mail :__________
Best time to call :__________
Marital Status:__________
How many proposed occupants :__________
List all in addition to yourself including approx age :__________
Present Address :__________
City/State :__________
Will you have pets :__________
Please describe Breed, size :__________
Personality of pet :__________
Preferred move in date :__________
Intended length of lease:__________
Do you agree to pay the deposit before you move in:__________
Earliest possible date of deposit payment:__________
Length of previous tenancy :__________
Present occupation :__________
Do you work late night :__________
Do you smoke :__________
Do you drink :__________
Send your picture or family picture __________

Looking forward to hearing back from you with all this details so that i can have them in my file for documentation as well as discuss how to get the documents and the keys to you via Express Delivery Services. May GOD bless you and your family.


Random Title of Scammer and Random name of Scammer will be written here
Random message may also be listed here 

Depending on your location the pictures these scammers send you via will be different and will probably match the location you’re looking for.

Below is an example of the scam response email you’ll get from these scammers

craigslist house scam response email

craigslist house scam response email

Now, obviously with these types of scams they have variations. Bottom line is don’t fall for it.