If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.

By | October 7, 2010

I was house-hunting on Craigslist recently and came across a deal that seemed too good to be missed. So I fired off an e-mail to ask for more details. Guess what? I received this elaborate reply from a Anna Kosmala that sounded too good to be true. (It is.)

Good to read from you on your interest on my apartment, which i am leasing out for rent

The apartment is still very much available for rent. Just to give you a little low down about the apartment and myself. I am a Swedish citizen, i inherited the flat from my late father, as being is his child. He was actually residing there only, until his death. Which is why i am offering the flat for lease. I am residing here in Madrid, Spain with my fiance. Who i am about getting married to in less than two months, and presently working at the Hospital Universitario La Paz here in Madrid.

The flat is up for a total of 8000HKD per month. Which i also think is fair enough considering the location. I just need someone with an open heart, love and clean to occupy the apartment and put all my worries off concerning the maintenance of the apartment for now.

The flat comprises of two bedroom. Excellent condition inside. Good sized lounge, with a sofa, DVD player, stereo, and washing machine. Can sleep a max of 4, and ideal for family, couple and friends. The kitchen is fully equipped with all necessary cooking utensils

Just to let you know, the keys are right here with me. But there wouldn’t be any problem with that. As it can be posted to you, after all necessary agreement has be reached and signed into lease. Also i will like you to know that the rent charges is not really an issue here , but your absolute maintenance of the apartment, because it is good to keep the property in good condition, just for the memories of my father. Who committed so much putting those facilities in place, so i wouldn’t want an violation of my property if finally rented by you.

Address: 4 Po Yan Street, 3rd floor, Hong Kong Island, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.. And please note, Monthly Rental is only inclusive of management fee and government rate. The minimum lease term is 2 months, and a maximum of 2 years with a possibility of extension

Kind Regards,

I’m sure the next thing Anna will do is to ask for a deposit payment via Western Union with a promise to send the keys via courier. If you do, I’ll bet that’s the last you’ll ever hear from her.

Like the Cantonese saying, “边有咁大只蛤乸随街跳”?

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