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26th June 2009

A new scam, from the “landlords” who advertised properties on the rental websites, ask prospective tenants to transfer money to their relatives in order to provide sufficient evidence for paying the rent.

Renters who search properties on sites such as Gumtree and Craig’s List are now being warned about a new scam. “Landlords” try to attract and “trap” more prospective tenants by offering properties in top locations with reasonably cheap rents. They claim to be out of the country and ask the tenants to provide them with evidence to prove their affordability to pay the deposit. Read more…