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Well this is the shadiest sentence ever written: “Located in the heart of DC on embassy road –where all of the embassy’s are.” Hmm, wonder if that’s near Embassy Row, where there are also a lot of embassies? Another major tip-off: “All money will be handled through money wire.” A true plutocrat would never be so tasteless as to mention the word “money,” twice! Obviously, John Edwards is behind this scam. [Craigslist]

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  • friendlynerd

    The Nigerian embassy is being offered personally by the prince, who only needs a wire deposit of $25k to hold this amazing opportunity!

  • Advocatus_Diaboli

    Is it the Nigerian embassy, per chance?

  • Dramatist

    Fake. DC has no heart.

  • Freja

    “Powder ” rooms ?

  • Serolf Divad

    I will pay you $10,000 to rent my apartment!!!! Here’s how it works. I’ll send you a check for $30,000. You then deposit that check and right-away write me a check for $20,000. Then you can stay in my fancy D.C. apartment and use the $10,000 you made on fun times in D.C.

  • Doglessliberal

    Oh, good, I will send my money via a “money” wire!

    As opposed to a ____ wire….?

  • bearbait

    Darn! I wanted to do a Nigerian prince joke.

  • SayItWithWookies

    After the real estate collapse, that better be a rent-to-own deal.

  • Servo

    Nice try, Hillary.

  • bearbait

    Can’t…navigate…too much shit on page! Where is the “next” button? Why won’t the big lady quit staring at me?

  • BillyClubb

    The true heart of D.C. is the DuPont Circle area (wink wink, nudge nudge).

  • facehead

    Nigerians, John Edwards, why would anyone think they are responsible?

    The only name that comes to my mind here is Campbell Brown, but I’m not sure why.

  • obfuscator

    “I sent in the ring from my first wedding and Cash4Gold sent me a check for $423 dollars!1!!”

  • Noodle Salad

    Campbell Brown, your investigative skills are needed, stat.

  • johnbpt

    Damn, my one regret about leaving DC is that I’m not there now to rent out my place to nitwits for an astronomical price during Inaugura-Fest.

  • 4tehlulz

    Wow, the Lincoln Bedroom is getting pretty cheap nowadays.

  • Larry McAwful

    I’m offering my place here in Boston for $7,000 during the inauguration. And don’t knock it—the way this thing is shaping up, that’s about as close to DC as you’re going to get. You shouldn’t oughta waited.

  • HipHopOpotamus

    Please note, there’s a 300,005 (because we can all use an extra $5) 3 br/ba listing right below that one, by the same guy. Total rip-off. Even if it is also in the heart of DC – this time, by Capitol Hill -where all the Capitals are.

  • Borat

    Do you accept Zimbabwe Dollars?

  • shortsshortsshorts

    It has a phone number at least…. doth someone dare calleth said number?

  • HipHopOpotamus

    [re=201186]Larry McAwful[/re]: I’m going to counter that offer with my place for a price of $6,999 in Brookline, Bob.

  • BristolPalinsDaughter

    This is obviously what Madoff does to amuse himself while under house arrest.

  • HipHopOpotamus

    Does he accept drawings of 7-legged spiders?

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …I guess we now know why “W” wouldn’t let Obama stay at the White House early!

  • Meaux

    [re=201207]HipHopOpotamus[/re]: If he doesn’t, make sure he emails your deposited spider back to you!

  • WIDTAP

    So is Jefferson County West Virginia too far out to get in on this action? Hey, its on the Brunswick MARC line.

  • WadISay

    Maybe this is Fred Thompson’s ad, after a little marketing consultation from Karl Rove.

  • cal

    Never give your money to a guy who can’t spell the plural of “embassy.”

  • Craptaculous

    Who flagged it before I could post it on 419eater.com???

  • Wonks Adventure

    “you’ve got the spanish embassy … that’s on embassy road. there’s the canadian embassy … that’s on embassy road too. the chinese embassy? that’s on embassy road. there’s the australian embassy … matter of fact, there all in the same area, the embassy complex on embassy road.”

    “oh, the embassy district.”

    “that’s right.”

  • Woodwards Friend

    I think this is the newest big three bailout plan. The auto’s will rent out Dick Shelby’s DC pad to inagural visitors and keep the proceeds.

  • answerbird

    Sounds suspiciously like one of McCain’s places. You can get Cindy to stay the weekend for an extra $10,000.

  • sowbelly

    I called within 15 minutes so I better damn well get the extra sham-wow too.