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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

More Fun With Group House Applicants

In wading through potential roommate emails, I am noticing an intruiging new trend among international applicants. I have received many emails from women in the UK who seem to think that they can secure a room in a house in the states by sending emails in broken English yammering on about travel agents and Western Union money transfers. Um, okaaaaaaay. These messages are nearly impossible to follow and slightly creepy. They remind me of those emails that get caught in my junk mail folder from random people in Ghana asking me to send them money so they can assure political asylum. It's all rather entertaining if not slightly perplexing.

5 Comments:

Blogger HomeImprovementNinja said...

Those emails are scams. I've heard of this. They send you a fake money order to secure the room. They usually send you more than you asked for, claim they made a mistake (or try to cancel the room) and ask you to send a check back. Their fake money order will bounce, your real check won't.

8:46 PM  
Blogger Hey Pretty said...

oooh. Interesting. Good thing I've been ignoring them. Thanks for the tip!

9:20 PM  
Blogger Washington Cube said...

You'll have to get your new roommate to be a guest blogger, once the dust settles.

1:37 AM  
Blogger Hey Pretty said...

Yup, good call.

1:59 PM  
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