Estando a procura de casa deparei-me com um anúncio de uma casa bastante interessante em São Jorge de Arroios por 330€, achando muito estranho contactei o anunciante e a resposta foi:
First of all i’m sorry to write you in english but i don’t speak portugal. I just read your e-mail regarding my apartment located in Sao Jorge De Arroios It has 3 rooms : 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1 kitchen and 1 living room (70m2 ).
I bought this apartment for my daughter during her studies in Portugal, but now she’s back home (Rome/Italy) permanently, so I’m renting the place for unlimited time.
Before we go any further I would like to know a little something about you, like how many persons you intend to live in the apartment, and for how long.
The flat is exactly like in the pictures, fully furnished and renovated. Also, very important, the utilities (cold/hot water, electricity, wireless broadband Internet, digital TV, 1 parking spots, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, refrigerator, washing machine, etc.) are INCLUDED in the price of 350 EUR/month. The kaution is also EUR 350,00, and you get it back, when you decide to leave the apartment (you will have to give me at least 30 days notice). As for me, you can rest assured that I will never ask you to leave the apartment. My daughter is building her life here, and i am too old to move to Portugal, so we won’t disturb you.
You can use my furniture, or you can also use your own if you prefer. If you decide to use yours, you will have access to a very large and well ventilated cellar, where you can store my furniture.
Now, a little bit about myself so we can get to know each other better. My name is Giusepe Mario and I’m a 58 years old graphic designer from Rome/Italy, planning to retire in the next 2 years.
I have a wife ,Liliana and a 25 year old daughter, Linda. I am very proud to say that soon I’m going to be grandfather :). Another member of our family is a 8 year old Labrador which we all love, so, I have no problem if you will keep pets.
The only inconvenience is that my job doesn’t allow me to leave Rome even for one single day. We just hired some new staff and I’m in charge of their training.
But this won’t affect you at all. I can make arrangements to rent the apartment from Rome/Italy (on my expense of course).
Looking forward to hear from you soon.
All the best from Rome !”.
Tentei aceder ao link onde tinha visto o anúncio e este já não se encontrava disponível. Achei tudo isto muito estranho e voltei a mandar um e-mail para saber mais detalhes um deles a morada exacta do apartamento para me poder certificar das suas condições. O e-mail que recebi como resposta, tendo como remetente email@example.com, continha o seguinte:
The apartment is ready. You’ll need only to receive the keys and lease agreement to check it, and see if you like it. Obviously we need a way to complete this deal, that will allow us to make sure we receive what we are after. In order of that I have found a way for us to complete the deal safely and fast, and in this way you will receive the keys in less than 2 days, if you move fast as well. The solution is provided by Company DHL Express ( www.dhl-express-ltd.allalla.com ) which will handle both payment and delivery of the keys. I have found a procedure that will allow you to pay for the rent of the apartment after you will receive the keys of it and through this way you will see it and decide if you will stay in the apt or not before I receive my payment.
Let me know if you are interested please because I really need to take care of this matter by the end of the next week!
Address:Rua alves torgo, 12
Com uma rápida pesquisa no google deparei-me com o seguinte: a rua alves torgo, para além de ficar perto do areeiro e não de são jorge de arroios não tem nenhum número 12. Voltei então à pesquisa de apartamentos visto que um flagrante como este só pode ser ignorado e deparei-me com mais um anúncio fantástico de um apartamento na Zona do Príncipe Real. Desta feita o e-mail que recebi, do remetente firstname.lastname@example.org, continha o seguinte:
I want to apologize for the late answer but I had a busy day and I could not reply you earlier!
Thanks for your interest! My name is Janeca Dornelas, I have 43 years and I’m a respected economist.I work for a large company in London/ United Kingdom and I moved here with my family about 2 years.I received your e-mail of interest for the rental of my apartment in Bairro Alto, Rua São Pedro de Alcântara 73, etage 2, 1200 Lisbon, Portugal.The apartment have 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 kitchen and have 140 sqm.I want to rent the apartment because I inherited it of my father in 2006 and I never lived there because my mother and my father were divorced and I was raised by my mom to London.I tried to sell the apartment but I could not obtain a fair price for him (because of the financial crisis) so I decided together with my mom to rent it to some good person.I can rent the apartment from 1 month up 6 years.
The price for rent one month is EUR €430,00 (for the whole apartment) with no extra taxes and the rent price including:pparking space, A/C, TV, microwave, refrigerator, washing machine.The apartment is fully furnished and fully equipped, but I have the option of sending all my furniture into storage if you want to bring your own (no extra costs).At this moment I’m now in London and you can move in my apartment when you receive the keys at your home but the only problem is that I’m the only person who have the keys and contract but I have a solution to solve this problem.
Thank you and I will look forward to hearing from you soon!
Como este já indicava o nome da rua e o número da porta segui outra vez para a pesquisa no google e não é que o número 73 da Rua São Pedro de Alcântara é o exacto local do Supremo Tribunal Administrativo.
Visto que este tipo de burlas começa a aumentar e cada vez há mais decidi pesquisar outros tipos de queixas e encontrei aqui neste mesmo site respostas iguais ao primeiro e-mail que recebi mudando apenas alguns dados pessoais. Assim sendo e porque nenhum de nós deve ficar calado deixo também eu aqui a minha declaração para que outros a possam consultar e evitar estas fraudes.
A todos os melhores cumprimentos,