Scammer made contact through email from internet listing of room for rent

Dawson Low | 02 Nov 2018

Home/Room Rental Scam
Scammer made contact through email from internet listing of room for rent. And quick to commit confirmation though she was in China. Pretend to ask what payment requirements and same tactics of asking me open PayPal account. Through PayPal, send her the link to transfer $900 rent, and shortly after, she send some details that had transferred $2000 to my PayPal account. But nothing was credited and stupid tactics of having wait 2-5days to receive the funds. Then claimed that his/her movers need payment and offered me $100 more for the trouble, thus asking to make transfer thru WU to a subject in Shanghai, ZHANG CONG, Xian Feng Street, LP Tower. Certainly had emailed PayPal to verify and decided to play along with him/her. When told inform other party that they are listed on scam list, nothing heard thereafter.
Making this report to alert and warn all others of this scammer at large. He/she will email an image of a SG NRIC bearing the name of Chan Wai Yee, S7276188Z, which very likely may be misplaced/stolen/lost and picked up by them and exploit for illegal activities.