Friday, August 24, 2012

House Rental Scam - Property Agent Scam

Dear Friends,

I just want to make aware all the people who are searching for Rented houses.

There are people in group who will put an Ad. on gumtree or other website for Rented house 2+1 or 3+1. they will ask the Rent lesser then the market price like (1400 - 1700 for 2+1) and (1700 to 1900) for 3+1.
Once people see this less price Ad and call the number which they mention in the Ad. One Lady mostly will pick the phone (some time could be guy also). Lady is of age around 30 -35 blend cut may be chinese. (Name - Melza)

She will arrange the meeting with u and show u the house and will say will paint the house and do all cleaning and other work etc.
She will say they are the Management company(TDAP) and NOT the agent. So we will take care of the house for whole tenure for any demage etc.

Once you are impressed with her talks and less rental. She will ask 2 months deposite, 1 month rent and 1 month management fees. And will ask to deposite money in her comapny account.

She will give u aggreement papar and deposit slip evrything very nicely and will agree for your move in date.
But as your move in date will come near she will say house is not available. And says I will show u another house or move u in another house for time being.

she will keep u showing many houses but will never give u those houses. And you will be stuck because youe move in date is near and u can not find new house also. If u ask ur money she will not agree for refund and if she agrees to refund she will give you a Cheque which will get bounced latar on when u deposite in your bank account. As they will issue you closed account cheque.

Many people they have targeted mostly Indain families who can not run behind them to get money back, they r taking advantage. Also they do not pay the owners and agents from whom they take houses.

Many people are their victim (I am also one of their victim). So I do not want any other people to suffer like me and others who are suffering mental and physical tortour. I compalined to police also but do not know when action will be taken care.

So plssssssssss my friends do not get traped to get Rented house on seeing cheaper Rent. And from any company says they r management company. they are 3-4 people made a gang and doing scam and fraud to innocent people. They do have company office also. do not get impressed seeing their office.

Note : they will give you all the documents very neatly (like agreement, deposit slip and money transfred slip etc.) but, at last these documents will not be helpful. Once money gone its gone.

So, pls get house only through register agents under (CEA) and ask there ID cards. and do meet owner before taking any house.

pls take all the precautions before giving your hard earned money.

Thanks for your attention. And voice out for any fraud or cheating you come accross to safe others.

A reader has posted the above rental scam on our website.

We would advise everyone to check with CEA when in doubt of the property agent.

58 comments:

  1. I am also the victim of same agent please contact me i am looking forward to take action. 98403074

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  2. hey did she got traced by police?
    did u get ur money back ?

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  3. Im also one of the person who got cheated by the same agent (TDAP), as you said all happened to me and finally when my move-in date came, im totally frustrated after seeing the alloted flat which was occupied by some other persons, so im forced to arrange a house in one day, its all because of them (TDAP agents). So can anyone help me of how to proceed this case and get back the amount which paid her.

    Thanks in advance

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  4. Good News

    Agent Melza got arrested

    Thanks
    Ron 86982988

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    1. iam also another victim

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    2. Nop, she is still doing the same scams, please report to police if you come across her again.

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  5. Is it true? Agent Melza got arrested? how you know?

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  6. Hello Friends,

    anybody know her full address?

    Thanks

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  7. u have her acct no rite... goto bank and get the above details.
    they will help u.

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  8. i am trying to call melza for few days... she never pick the call
    i tried both numbers 94832647, 85989159.
    and chan is very clever guy... he also not picking the call.

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  9. http://www.yellowpages.com.sg/newiyp/wp/wpsearchendeca2009.do?searchCriteria=melza&locTerm=00&applicationInd=wp&searchType=3&accessType=1&productType=EIR&searchTab=nameTab&applIndicator=CT&frameheader=Y&tempSearchCriteria=&stylepageid=home

    find a person : melza

    it ll show d list of address u can try to find her address

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  10. try this number 81002172
    she is frm TDAP Marcom manager.
    she ll help you. she know where melza & chan is staying.

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  11. 98403074 try to call this no. he is also a house agent...
    he also belongs to same group.

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    1. I am not from Same group but i am victim of melza like others here. i filed in police complaint.

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  12. Their full name :
    Ms. NANGOI DEMELZA CARMELITA & Mr. DOMINIC CHAN WAI MENG

    They are husband and wife scammer team!
    They have cheated a lot of people of their money for more than 1.5years!!!
    They have 3 young children.
    I hope the law catches up with them!!!

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  13. Anybody know thier address ?

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  14. Salesperson: Dominic Chan Wai Meng
    R001483H

    Salesperson: Nangoi Demelza Carmelita
    R001503F

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  15. Nangoi Demelza Demelita is Dominic Chan Wai Meng's wife
    SarrahAnn Chan is Dominic Chan Wai Meng's sister.

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  16. Dominic Chan Wai Meng and Nangoi Demelza Demelita used to frequent Club Mango @ Middle Road. Can try your luck and see if you can catch them there.

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  17. Salesperson Details
    Name : NANGOI DEMELZA CARMELITA
    Reg. No. : R001503F
    Reg. Period : 01 Jan 2011 to 31 Dec 2011
    Awards : NA
    Disciplinary Actions : NA
    Est. Agent Name : SPR REALTY PTE. LTD.
    Licence Number : L3009278G

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  18. Is anybody go to small claim tribunal ?
    I went there to file a case against Melza but they ask me her house address ...which I don't have..
    Any suggestions ???

    Thanks
    Lifeisdb@gmail.com

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    1. buy their business profile in acra.

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  19. Anybody got refund ?

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  20. Now APEN Group Management Services also doing the same type of cheating.. Please don't beleive them. Their Names : RIANA, JENNY, SAMUEL

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    1. anyway to contact with you

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    2. Anyway to contact you

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    3. I am also one of the victim for APEN Group Management Services. is ther any way to get my money back from them? pls help.

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    4. We are also victims of have you reported it to the police?

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  21. i am also the person cheated with same company under the name saarah hoyer. she had police support with this person. nothing cant do. i lost my money 9500SGD. she showed me a condo flat in boonlay.i dont know what the sg goverment doing.... police also helping this kind of person and getting huge money from the company to safe it.

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  22. can call me 90629012

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  23. how much you paid to apen and for which unit?

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    1. Beware of Apen Management Scam!!!posting photos of them would be grèat.

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  24. APEN Management company îs @ South Bridge Road,unkept does not look like an office.Jenny(chinese mixed) îs hard to reach 82474451 and when does never keep to her words!! Samuel thé fat bold Indian is a very tricky Guy.Riana,ran away with a friend of mine's'$5100.00.I share thé same expérience as all thé victims here, and it's'all so true.

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  25. 2 months deposit + 1 month rental + 1 month's'management & maintenance féé paid,so much problems and headache just not worth it!

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  26. hi! i understand that most of us do not want to share our contact details in the WEB, but I believe that we can have a better case if we are together. please send me you contact numbers at fightapen@gmail.com and together, we can figure out a way to stop them and get our money back.

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  27. sorry..please send to fightapennow@gmail.com

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  28. Samuel is not an Indian Guy. He is a Srilankan Ceylonese. His NRIC - S8301050I.

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  29. "WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND" so Jenny, if you think you can ran away with our money,not answering our calls,bullshiting us again & again remember what u do upon others,will get to u. Jst a matter of time. Don't think u can get away with this as u should get what u deserve. You won't b able to see your 3 small kids when your're put behind bars. Harios!

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  30. Buy their business profile at www.acra.gov.sg. you can find their full details there. Type their company name.

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  31. I am also a victim of APEN. I found some information about their company in this website:

    https://www.psi.gov.sg/NASApp/tmf/TMFServlet?app=MYBIZFILE-DIR-ENTITY&version=&launch=N&S=4bef1f5e2f3a36a15e1984bf62e5&D=&AN=INBX&searchText=APEN+GROUP+MANAGEMENT+SERVICES&searchBy=name

    Please do share if anyone have progress on their complaints.

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  32. to complainants - have you managed to get inside the house during the viewing? have you signed a tenancy agreement with the landlord or have you met the landlord? if all YES then do you think that the landlord is one of their accomplice?

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  33. Anybody complained against Riana(Mariana Musa)??

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  34. Anyone managed to catch apen? Please share contact or any info about them... Would be of great help...

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  35. Any news of apen...

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  36. I am another victim of apen...lost $5000+ recently.. Samuel, jenny, jennifer are the people involved..can anyone share info about them...i am in touch with another victim... All of together can catch these people.

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  37. I have got inside the house and yes, a tenancy agreement was signed. I talked to the landlord after the incident but they said Jenny cancelled the transaction and the cheque provided by Jenny got cancelled with reason : Account Closed. Perhaps the landlord was also an accomplice but I know my money is with Jenny and her group.

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  38. I encourage every victim to file a case against APEN in small claims court. If you need any help or further information please send to fightapennow@gmail.com. I already bought their biz profile from acra and im willing to share it with you if you need it.

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  39. I am also a victim of the couple agent - Dominic Chan Wai Meng and Nangoi Carmelita Demelza alias Imelda. They use the same modus operandi on us 2yrs ago. Complaint brought up to the police, CEA and SCT. Up to the present, no return of our money yet. What to do and where to go to seek help? If we go to proceed with writ of seizure and sale of property...by SCT, it is costly and no assurance of recovery. Any update friends on the case?

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  40. if you complain to sg police also no use... no secure... though we are foreigner they wont respect us... thts the reason ... thts why this kind of people cheating foreigners....
    They are not supposed to show HDB Block to Rent, because they are under CEA, if you complain to CEA simply they will say we cant help you goto police and complain. if you go police ... goto court... if you go court, try to bring dominic chan & melza. where you will find them... this is singapore police to find them... already you people complain about them... no action taken.. what they are doing ... simply goto MCdonalds...roundup the street like begeers...singapore police also helping those people... they will support only for locals, not for foreigners. this is proverb in singapore.

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  41. I also experienced with the same. i lost 5100s$ and they refunded using cheque which is got bounced.agent name is sandy, Kelly and joseph.
    if ayone know this jennifer choo joo kheng pls ping me. my numbr 81572456 and mail id isgowri@gmail.com

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  42. Meltz has been charged by CEA on 8 charges. You can read it at http://www.cea.gov.sg/cea/content/binary/pdfFiles/20130328CEAMediaReleaseCEAsFirst%20ProsecutionCaseAgainstSalespersonforDualRepresentation.pdf

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    1. she didnt arrested rite. waste of time to read... after 2 years CEA taking action. no point. i dont think so she will be punished by singapore gov. becos she is singaporean.

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  43. any one having Nangoi Demelza Carmelita photos. please share it. this is fake. dont beleive. she is free now. go to gum tree site she is putting add's, her contact no is 81002172.

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  44. any improvement so far?

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  45. If she is still operating why not setup an entrapment.

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  46. Check out the link here. Nangoi was remanded and produced in court on 18th July based on the pdf document. Any more victims can go to the police.

    http://www.google.com.sg/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=Nangoi%20Demelza%20Carmelita%20court&source=web&cd=13&cad=rja&ved=0CDQQFjACOAo&url=http%3A%2F%2Fapp.subcourts.gov.sg%2FData%2FFiles%2F15%2520July%25202013%2520-%252019%2520July%25202013.xls&ei=iovwUfOIIsvirAfK7IHoAQ&usg=AFQjCNHoT0DYlbxGLhvP4ERWPttsSOQFCw&bvm=bv.49784469,d.bmk

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  47. As you all may already know Nangoi has been jailed but the master mind of the whole syndicate is still at large it has been two years and yet the police has not been able to find Dominic chan Wai Meng he is staying in a very nice condo in NEwton and is known by the instagram name dcwm79. His sister who is also part of the scam is still at large and is now working at fat boys tatoo palour thr saraann hoyer is her also they are still doing it. so you see justice has still not been served!!!!!

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