Classified Scam : vitale.emilio@gbp-international.org Emilio Vitale

SUSPECTED SCAM!

Date08/14/2018
Fraudulent emailvitale.emilio@gbp-international.org
PseudonymEmilio Vitale
Url / Websitewww.immoweb.be/en/ad/apartment/for-rent/id7683016?page=rent.estate.cfm&metrics=CLIPREMA&idmetrics=7683016&xmycurrentxsection=rent&idbien=7683016&idclient=1981787&premiummail
Scam contentsHere is the email I received after contacting him via immoweb.be (The advertisement was for this address : 36 Rue des moissonneurs, 1040 Etterbeek)

"Hi,

My name is Emilio and i received an email of interest in renting my apartment. The apartment is available, quiet, has all facilities and utilities: TV, parking, laundry, air conditioning, high speed internet, pets are allowed. The monthly rent is 500 €, also important is that the additional costs (water, electricity, internet, digital television) are included in the price. I worked in Belgium for 7 years and I bought the apartment with my family to stay but now I am back in Italy-Roma and I will not stay there so this is the reason I rent it a longer period of time. We do have a solution for this inconvenience so you can move in as soon as possible.
We can offer you more details if you are interested. For what period do you need? I would like more information about you if you do not mind. Thank you for your interest and look forward to a future cooperation and friendship.
Speaking English is much easier for me.

Kind regards
Emilio Vitale / Systems and mechanical engineering
vitale.emilio@gbp-international.org
GBP International
https://gbp-international.com/"

Here is the second email : "
Hi,

Like I informed you before, the apartment is currently free and the minimum period for renting the apartment is 2 months up to maximum 5 years. It's a stylish furnished apartment, very spacious, bright and clean so I truly hope you'll enjoy your stay. You can use my furniture, or you can also use your own if you prefer. If you decide to use yours, you can store my furniture in the large basement cellar. Regarding the payment, we request a 1 month pay 500 euro + 1000 euro refundable deposit at the end of your stay if no damage has been done to the apartment. That's 1.500 euro in total, with no additional fees. Now I'm living in Italy-Roma, but this will not influence at all the rental as I am willing to send you the keys so you can visit it and see it if you like it. You will have 2 days available to inspect the the apartment before rent it. The delivery of the keys and viewing permit (signed by me), will be made through Homeaway.com to make sure that we can trust each other. If you want to know more about the rental process please get back to me and I will send you the step by step procedure. A quick response would be much appreciated.

Best regards

Emilio Vitale / Systems and mechanical engineering
vitale.emilio@gbp-international.org
GBP International
https://gbp-international.com/
"
Your comments / analysisI called GBP-international to be sure about the guy and the possibility of a scam (already on this website ;-) ).
They confirmed that this is a scam as soon as the email address finishes by ".org" and not ".com"

Après avoir eu quelques doutes et vérifier sur internet (dont deux annonces postées sur ce site), j'ai appelé la société GBP.
Ils m'ont confirmé qu'il s'agissait bien d'un scam. Ils avaient l'air au courant de ce type d'annonce parce qu'ils m'ont directmeent parlé de l'adresse mail qui finissait par ".org" au lieu de ".com".
Other referenceshttps://www.signal-arnaques.com/en/scam/view/128532 (6 comments)
https://www.signal-arnaques.com/en/scam/view/44945 (7 comments)
https://www.signal-arnaques.com/en/scam/view/130197 (2 comments)
More info +What to do in case of scam ?
Warn your friends!

16 comments


  • Mina 08/18/2018 at 08:43 PM

    Thank you, I received THE EXACT SAME MESSAGES from someone else : Giuseppe Perricone (or something similar). Thank you :)

    Reply
  • kate 08/24/2018 at 05:18 PM

    its a scam!!!!

    Reply
  • Anon3123 09/03/2018 at 01:30 PM

    I also received these EXACT messages. Extremely grateful to have come across this scam report, thanks a lot! Watch out for yourselves people.

    Reply
  • MK 09/07/2018 at 03:48 PM

    Yep same here, it's a scam!

    Reply
  • fromBE 09/21/2018 at 04:55 PM

    Hello all,
    Unfortunately, I have been scammed by almost the same e-mail adres (Guiseppe Perricone). :( It is probably/possibly the same person. The e-mails were exactly the same except from the amounts. I went to the police but I'm afraid they won't start a research if they don't have enough cases of the same. I lost money that was as much as my monthly pay check.. Please, I am looking for people who also received these e-mails to get in touch with me to be witnesses so we can help each other out to arrest this person and hopefully get refunded. Even if you didn't lost money, I would be VERY grateful if you can contact me and report together to the police this person!
    Just forwarding the e-mails to me would also be useful. Everything would be appreciated! Contact me via kribenstip@hotmail.com... Read more

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  • Marco 10/05/2018 at 02:31 PM

    I do confirm the same scam.

    Now

    the SCAMMER's name is Xavier.Joseph
    The SCAMMER'S Mail address is Xavier.Joseph@gpbinternational.co (yes, "CO", not a misspell !!!)

    If ypu want to contact me, pls send a mail at marcomam@yahoo.com

    Reply
  • Steph 10/12/2018 at 02:50 PM

    He is again active on immoweb.be and uses exactly the same method. He is 'renting' an appartement in the 'Zwanestraat 3, Hasselt'.
    Please don't give this man your money.

    Reply
  • Jonas 10/15/2018 at 08:24 PM

    Watch out for these email adresses:
    Xavier.Joseph@gpbinternational.co
    homeaway-eu@europe.com

    I can confirm this scam, reported to the authorities.

    Reply
  • Axelle 10/15/2018 at 08:55 PM

    Scam confirmed again !

    He goes by the name xavier joseph

    • narhian 10/18/2018 at 01:58 PM

      C'est fake!!! J'ai eu la même chose!!!!

    Reply
  • Mary 11/15/2018 at 04:53 PM

    Unfortunately I didn't read that before.. now it is too late. Please tell me.. can I do something? Can I report it somewhere?

    Reply
  • Jan Gitanes 06/16/2019 at 07:44 AM

    I recieved the exact same mails for an appartment in Antwerp

    Reply
  • E 06/17/2019 at 08:57 AM

    i received a simillar email from 'VITALE EMILIO'. He is active on immoweb so watch out!!
    He asks for first month pay + deposit through HomeAway.com 'so we could 'trust each other'....?!?! Really suspicous.

    The add was removed after few hours and the next day I look again and the same pictures from 'his appartment' where used for another ad in another adres!? ;')

    Hi,

    My name is Emilio, first I would like to apologize for my late reply but I had a lot of work lately, now I can check my email. I received an email of interest in renting my apartment. The apartment is available, quiet, has all facilities and utilities: TV, parking, laundry, air conditioning, high speed internet, pets are allowed.
    It's still for rent at the price of 530 € per month, also important is that the additional costs (water, electricity, internet, digital television) are included in the price.... Read more

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  • E 06/17/2019 at 08:59 AM

    Forgot to mention, but the email adres he used is 'vitale.emilio@engineerpro.org'
    Please be aware and don't be a victim of his scam!!

    Reply
  • Davide 06/17/2019 at 11:09 AM

    Definitly a scam, he mailed me exactly the same email I see passing by here.

    Reply
  • Edwin 06/17/2019 at 11:33 AM

    I received the exact same mail for an apartment in Antwerp, Belgium. Because it seemed suspecious to me I started examining the internet and I found this page. I checked the outside of the address he gave and the amount of windows in his picture don't match the building. So be aware!

    Reply
  • Lin 07/01/2019 at 07:52 AM

    It's a scam, i kept texting this Vitale and this is how he asks for the money

    Hi again,

    I will explain you step by step how this service works:

    To start the process all I need is your full name, delivery address and a phone number. After I will make the papers for delivery, Homeaway will contact you with a Letting Rental Contract and you must follow the instructions to make the payment of the first month rent (530€ +1,200€ the refundable deposit =1,730€) in their account. Once the payment is confirmed, delivery process will start and from the moment you receive the keys, you have 2 days available to inspect the apartment before your final decision to rent. If all is in order and you decide to stay, you will sign the contract and Homeaway will pay me. Further rents will be sent directly to my bank account. In case you won't like the flat, Homeaway will give you a full refund within ... Read more

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