Home For Rent – Michael Kranitz

Donna –

Victim Location 14304

Type of a scam Rental

I emailed through Craiglist on a house listing, this is the inital email:

I am sorry for my late response to your email as i have been busy lately, It gives me great joy to know that you are interested in my lovely house, its still very much available for rent and ready for immediate occupancy. I am sure you would be asking yourself why my rent is low, that’s because i am not too keen about the amount in renting the house out but to whom i am renting the house out to and i put the house up for sale before now but had to change my mind as my wife is not OK with us selling the house. My intention is to rent my house to someone that is responsible and be ready to take great care of the house as if it were his or hers, that is why the rent is low. I am very certain that you would love the comfy of the house. I would like you to know that i am giving this house out for rent because i have been posted to NAIROBI KENYA as an Pediatrician (Kid’s Doctor) and would spend couple of years before i would be through with my assignment here and if not because of this, I wouldn’t have been renting the home out because me and my family resides in the house and we love the house so much. I would like you to complete the tenant application form below and please be honest with the details to enable us choose the right tenant. The utilities included are Dryer,Washer,Internet,cables,T rash,Heat,Water, Electric, Dishwasher,Refrigerator,Stove/ Oven, Microwave and more.


House Address: 757 Van Rensselaer Ave,Niagara Falls,NY 14305

Rent Per Month: $750

Security Deposit: $750 (Refundable)

Large 3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

Pets are fully Welcome.

There is also high speed wireless internet access.

Here is the application form. Get it filled and get back to me as soon as possible

Name (First name/ Middle name/Surname ) : __________?

Phone numbers (home,cell and office line ) # :__________?

Marital Status:__________?

How many proposed occupants :__________?

List all in addition to yourself including approx age :__________?

Present Address :__________?

Will you have pets :__________?

Preferred move in date :__________?

Intended length of lease:__________?

Do you agree to pay the payment before you move in:__________?

If you are ask to make a down payment to secure the house and take it

off market today, How much will you be able to pay today:__________?

Length of previous tenancy :__________?

Present occupation :__________?

Are you a section 8 applicant:______________ ?

Do you work late night :__________?

Do you smoke :__________?

Do you drink :__________?

How many months rent can you pay upfront? Minimum ( 1month +

SECURITY DEPOSIT ) or ( 2 months + SECURITY DEPOSIT ), so which option

do you prefer to pay now ???

Earliest possible date of deposit? _____________

Name of your landlord where you living now _________ ?

Please make sure this questions are fill correctly because the best way you answer with your comment will impress me the more to accept your applications. Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file in case of issuing the receipt to you and contacting you. Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the document and the keys to you..

I hope to hear from you soonest.

God Bless You.

Michael Kranitz

After filling out my name etc I recieved this email:

How are you doing, Hope great you can go ahead drive by the home and get back to us .. My wife and I sends our heartfelt appreciation and warmth greetings to you. We went through your application and Most especially your mail, You gave us an inner peace of Mind that really got us going. Your Re-assuring mail that our home will be taken care of well as if it were yours is something that makes me want to rent to you.To sustain the Life we do not really require much. It takes only a little food,something to wear and a place to" lie down". The rich might have an abundance of this things,and the poor may have to struggle to obtain what they need.What difference there is, however, is equalized when life comes to its end-everything comes to naught.(Eccl.9:5,6).Thus Life to have meaning and worth, it cannot and should not simply consist of things that one can acquire or possess.Whether we are rich or poor,we do not have complete control over how long we may live or whether we will even be alive tomorrow.The bible clear shows that Only God alone is the source of life and only he can grant faithful ones the real life or everlasting life without end in Heaven. You are just an accurate example of the fulfillment of psalm 23..which God has promised to make you lie down in grassy pastures and he further says :By well watered resting places He shall conduct you, verse 6 says surely Goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life; And you will dwell in the house of the lord forever and ever.I would like you to know that we are in need of tenant that would be capable of paying the Rent,is that okay now? so we suggest you come up with the Refundable security deposit of $750 in order to proceed with keys and other documents so when you move in as soon as you are ready!

Below are the contents of the document that will be shipped to you Via FedEx mailing service to the address you gave to me in the Application Form.

1) Entrance and the rooms Keys

2) Paper/Permanent house form(Containing your reference details)

3) The house documentary file.

4) Letter of Access

5) Payment Receipt.

6) Full address and driving direction/description of the house.

I will also need you to confirm your delivery details and also to answer the below questions so as to certify my worries about you taking charge of my house:

Delivery Name:

Delivery Address:

Phone #:

I will await reading an email from you soonest for further discussion and arrangements.


Michael Kranitz And Entire Family

When I asked to be able to go in and see the home first he stated I could only drive by and would need to send the deposit before he would send me the keys.

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