This was my email to Alison: | Dear Alison, | Trust this email finds you well. Let me introduce myself. My name is X. I am from Y Country. | I have applied to George Washington University to study MSc in Data Science and fortunately got admission offer from GWU. I am so excited to come to USA for the first time and experience this new academic life and also hopefully make new friends along the way. | My classes will start Aug 26th 2019. I am hoping that I will get my visa asap and once I do I will be flying to US on the *th of Aug as I want to take some time to visit the famous museums and check out all that DC has to offer. | But in order to do so I will need a place to stay and I came across your listing in Roomster app. Is it possible that you can give me some more details regarding your place. Actually I am really interested in a place close to the university and also my budget is 500-600 USD which goes hand in hand your your listing. | If you think it is suitable for you to share some more information then please do kindly let me know and I will be eagerly waiting for your reply. | Also if you have any questions for me please feel free to ask and I shall comply. | I have attached your listing screenshot for reference. Thanking you in anticipation. | Sincerely | X | Alison’s Reply: | I received your inquiry about my property for rent at 934 O St NW APT 1, Washington, DC 20001 My name is Alison white am 30 yrs old, originally from Washington Dc and presently out of town where am currently on a job as a travel nurse with Nursesrx as Labor & Delivery Nurse (LD RN), am dependable, honest, clean, responsible, trustworthy and am a non smoker. These house belongs to my late father and my mother have been managing and maintaining the house before she re-married and relocated…So you will be sharing the house with me alone.. you will have your own personnel toilet and closet. I have decided to rent out to a responsible tenant who is willing to take very good care of it in my absence as i work as a travel nurse so i travel alot for work and not always around. I have plan to rent it through Real estate before, but they are not serious simply because they have a lot of house to lease out and they added some money to the rent while there commission is not fair. Pets are allowed as long as they are not destructive. The rent is & 036;600 and security deposit is & 036;600 and total move-in cost is & 036;1200 and all the keys are here with me so I plan to send the keys out through FedEx to the tenant if we reach an agreement I would send you the proof of ownership and also send you my passport for you to feel comfortable with this I am calm, quiet, Christian, honest, clear and organized person, easy going. No drugs I am clean, quiet, peaceful person & have respect to all people from all cultures Attached to this email are some pics of the room.Get back to me if you interested so i can send you the rental questionnaire | Her reply email seemed really suspicious to me and I just Google with her email ID and guess what the first link in Google search led me here. Wow, I dodged a bullet there man.