Please note there is a scammer targeting people seeking rooms and apartments.
The scammer asks victims to transfer funds to a foreign bank account in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and possibly other countries.
Please follow these rules to avoid scams.
- ONLY DO BUSINESS WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE LOCAL.
- NEVER WIRE FUNDS VIA WESTERN UNION, MONEYGRAM.
- NEVER WIRE FUNDS TO A FOREIGN BANK. Local authorities at your home or destination may not be able to help you.
- DO NOT RENT HOUSING OR PURCHASE GOODS SIGHT-UNSEEN.
Beware of fraudelent requests for payment via Homeaway.
If you have been a victim of this scam or have any information, please send an email to [email protected].
The following identities have been used in these scams.
Feb. 26, 2013
BANK: AIB (Allied Irish Bank)
Address used in scam
1000 Av. Emile de Mot, Brussels
June 10, 2013
BANK: PERMANENT TSB
Sept. 30, 2013
Jan Ove Schultz.
500, av Louise, Brussels
Web site: www.schulzmanagement.com
Addresses used in scam
8 Rue Paul Lauters, Ixelles
72 Rue Simonis, Ixelles
13 Rue du Lac, Ixelles
May 1, 2014
Rooms Direct Brussels
480 Av.Louise, 1050 Brussels
Hi, Please contact Rooms Direct Brussels on : [email protected] , or +32-466280415, they care of questions, contracts, bookings and viewings. There is no agency fee to pay, leave your number and they will call you back. I can forward your request to them as well.Kind regards,Pierre" Rooms Direct will contact you with more details and fotos on the property and contracts; "We have received your request for a room at Rue de l'Aurore 60;I am sending you the information including contract and booking procedure for that apartment.There is also an apartment at Rue du Chatelain 20, which has 3 rooms, I am sending information on that object as well. We conduct viewings next time on the 25th, 26th,27th and 28th of April, however most our rooms and apartments are booked beforehand. Bear in mind that the list of available rooms changes every week as bookings are completed and new rooms becomes available. We need to speak with you before any booking can be completed, please leave a contact number where we can reach you. Kind regards, Louis Ashton-Pontier
March, 17th, 2015
Peter van Marken
BANK NAME: AIB - ALLIED IRISH BANK
IBAN: (International Bank Account Number): IE84 AIBK 9311 3642 3690 36
BIC:(Bank Identification Code) or SWIFT: AIBKIE2D
Name of beneficiary: Caroline De Smet
Address: Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland