On Line Fraud in the Rental Market
An alarming phenomenon has developed that is being driven by the high demand for rental accomodation - on line fraud by bogus agents.
Would be agents copy exsisting adds and simply replace the contact details with their own number. They then make excuses as to why the property advertised cannot be viewed other than from the street. They then trick the tenants into signing fake leases and paying a deposit and the first month's rental.The potential tenant only finds out they have been scammed on the first of the month when they try to move into their new property.
To prevent this , it is essential that one views the property and only deal with well known and trusted organisations such as Quest Corsair.