As colleges reopen, be on the lookout for rental scams


Rental scams are common this time of year – as students moving home to attend college are often targetted by scammers. One of the main rental scams is where the scammer copies genuinely advertised rental accommodation – and then re-advertises that accommodation with their own email or phone number.

What are the common rental scams?

They often say they’re out of the country and so unable to show you the property – but they still request a deposit. Another common scam is where the fraudster is living at the property, shows a number of people around, gets a deposit from several people – and…

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