I have a condo close to Sacramento State University and UC Davis Medical Center. I rent a bedroom and bath to grad students, visiting professors and commuters for a semester at a time. I like having the space available for family and friends during the gaps. I don’t advertise my space but respond to requests.
This ad was placed today:
I am also female but need a little more information before I offer my home to you. I have a totally furnished private bedroom and bath available in my condo.
Are you a student? Will you have employment? Do you have transportation to wherever you’re going (work, school, etc.,) or will you rely on public trans? What are you willing to pay per month/week? How long will you need the accommodation?
I think many of us would enjoy renting to an East Indian but need to know more before doing so.
I am a working woman and i have to rely on public transportation to go office.
I can pay per month and will be staying more than 3 months.
By the way are you a US citizen?
(She gave her name)
I see it as a scam but it’s so completely different from the other scams I’ve received; she didn’t ask me to mail her money to make the trip or sell her a kidney for her dying father. The question about being a US citizen - that’s different too. What makes it a little more confusing is that there are legitimate Indians here who are hired by Intel, UCD Med Center, HP, NEC, and other tech companies, not too many miles away. Her response was so sparse whereas most hoaxes are overly word salad.