Thursday, April 5, 2012



So Matt's job has been moved to the city (San Francisco)
which means we need to move further north so Matt wont have to commute as far.
Apartment hunting near the city is a nightmare.
Everything is tiny and a million dollars.
It just makes me miss Utah more and more.
Plus I am dreading the move.
Moving is the worst!
But we have been having a little fun with all the Nigerian Scammers on Craigslist....
I get one or two of these emails a week...

Thank you so much for having an interest in my property. My house  still available for rent but I will only be interested in renting it out to a very good and caring person that can take proper care of the house like his/her own, Am just been posted to Africa due to my transfer from Work with  the (MBF) Medical Benevolence Foundation. MBF with the Presbyterian Church (USA) proclaims and demonstrates the gospel of Jesus Christ by encouraging and supporting the healing ministries of our worldwide partners.

We wanted to sell the house initially but we later changed our mind after we discovered that we wouldn't be spending more than 4 years here in 
West Africa .We seek to fulfill the Great Commission of Christ by proclaiming to help the poor, We believe that when we feed the hungry and thirsty, give shelter to the homeless, clothe the needy, tend the sick, and visit those in prison, we are doing so for Christ (Matthew 25:31-46).so we will be staying here for 4 years, and we are looking for a responsible family to help us take very good care of our House for us.

We are looking for a well-behaved, clean and honest tenant to rent out our house too. So will like you to give us your word and promise us that you will take good care of our house. We accept both short and long-term rent and either month to month or a year lease. So kindly get back to us so we can send you the rentals application form so we can proceed. But I will like you to know that the house has been locked up I have the paper-work here with me in 
Here is my Number Here : +2347087554408

We either like to play along, or send some scamming tips...

Dear scammer,
No real person would ever write a 4 paragraph explanation of their property.....
They defiantly wouldn't put an out of the country phone number,
and probably wouldn't quote scriptures.
Just a tip.

It makes the hunt a little more enjoyable.


  1. I like your scammer tips. Some people are just crazy.

  2. Check out Adams point/lake Merritt area in Oakland. There are a lot of lds couples and small families. My husband and I live here because he goes to school in the city and we are close to BART so he doesn't have to deal with driving to the city everyday. We have lived here for two years and haven't had any issues with crime and it isn't as pricey as SF. just a thought.

  3. Now they are in Washington, D.C for 4 years....but get this....they still give the Nigerian number. At least one can easily see through this scam.

  4. Try San Mateo or Burlingame Jules...

    1. will do. And where are you guys living these days? Are you close enough for a day trip michelle corrine link nikki julie hang out fun day?

  5. i just got that the same thing for a $3700 house for only $1000 to "help the poor."