I recently was on Craigslist and I saw an advertisement for a 3bd/2ba house in Eagle's Point, 81 Muirfield Drive Okatie, SC 29909 for rent at $750 a month and $500 security deposit. The contact information given was to email firstname.lastname@example.org
. I did that as soon as I saw it and a Mrs. Zombas emailed me with what they expect out of me if they should rent me the home, what was included in the rent, and she wanted me to fill out a short rental form, but the form asked basic questions no personal questions about my social security, birth, etc. I filled it out and sent it back and heard from a Mr. Zomba since then with the application and me being accepted as their new tennant. He then said before I could get the keys I needed to send him the security deposit of $500 I did that on May 10. As soon as I did it I emailed him with the Western Union mtcn number. He called me to let me know he received it and emailed me. Then said Fedex would be at my door by 10am the next day and that he is a man of God that him and his wife were doing Missionary work with World Changers and will be out of the country for 2-3yrs. they just wanted someone to take care of their home, because they let the realtors and bank rent before and had issues with the last tennants, plus being Godly people they saw how the realtors was charging more than what they pay for the house and they don't want that to happen to anyone so they decided to handle the rental. The next day no Fedex, but he called and said the Accelerator told him before he sent the keys to me I needed to send the first months rent so I sent him on May 14 Western Union $750 for the first month, both time not sending it in his name, but to a Brian K. Korta 52 Anglican Road Victoria Island, Lagos 23401 in Nigeria. Again Fedex was to be at my home by 10am the next day no Fedex. I trusted that he was the man of God he said he was, because I trusted this was a blessing from God. He calls now stating that customs stopped my package and I needed to provide them with my address and signiture and I had to send $500, now reality kicked in because I work for the postal service and know you don't pay that much for a key to be sent to the US. I now realize the money I entrusted to him was now gone if he was whom he said he was. I emailed him practically begging him to please refund me my money because that money was money I need to find a place for my family and I trusted that his home was the place. Now I have no down payment for anything and I have until May 30 to be moved from where I am now. With fees and money sent through Western Union I lost $1325 since sending this I have not heard from him or received a call, before then he will call everyday or email me convincing me that he is who he is, but it was all a lie because if he was truly a man of God he would not hesitate to send my money. I have kept every email, document he emailed, and every phone number he used to call me along with my Western Union transactions. I pray someone helps me because I have less than two weeks to move and the money I gave him was a down payment for a rental that I can afford because I can no longer afford where I am. I live paycheck to paycheck and receive very little hours at work.