This is a clear example of a roommate scam. There are other similar roommate scams where people claim to be from Canada, UK, Nigeria, Australia, Sweden, etc. Ways to quickly spot a roommate scam goes as follows:

1. The person is a foreign national Buy Jordan Fax List

2. They claim they are moving to the US for work, school or a modeling contract

3. They usually only give their first name and if you reply with an email asking for their full name, address and email, sometimes they refuse to give it to you.

4. They want to send you their "final paycheck" from their current employer and deposit the check in your bank account as form of payment for the rent deposit.

5. They ask you to cash the check, money order or cashier's check (usually more than the amount of the rent's deposit) into your bank account or open an account at a different bank of their choice. Once the check is deposited into your account, they will ask you to deduct a portion of the money to cover the rent and will ask you to withdraw the exceeded portion to wire transfer back to them. They will explain that they need the extra money wired back to them to purchase "a plane ticket" and/or "pay for moving expenses". These checks, money orders and cashier's checks are counterfeit. The "exceeded potion" you withdraw from the back is how they make their money. In many cases, once the bank realizes that these checks are counterfeit, they will come after YOU for the money.

6. They offer for "an associate" or "sponsor" they know in the US to send you a check, cashier's check or money order for you to deposit in your bank for the rent deposit (again the check, money order and cashier's checks are fake!).

7. They request your personal information like full name, address, phone number, personal email account and bank where you will be depositing the checks. Sometimes they will insist on a particular bank for you to deposit their fake checks.

8. Their emails make the assumption that you have chosen them to be your roommate and will ask you to remove your ad off the roommate listing.

9. You receive similar emails that sound almost identical, but using different names and job occupations.

10. If you request info from them like their current home address, scans/fax copies of their passport, visas and employer contracts, they will refuse to give you the information and make BS excuses why they can't.