Rental Fraudsters Scam! Suffolk Trading Standards are advising anyone looking to rent a property to be aware of rental fraudsters. A Suffolk resident has reported contact with a fake landlord trying to steal their money, whilst searching for a property to rent.
Fraudsters will try to entice you with a good price and by providing a link to images and reviews from a fake page. The landlords will try to trick you into paying money upfront to rent a property which in reality they do not own. They will also request images of your passport details, which can be used for identity fraud. With only a few personal details they can use them to take out a loans, credit cards etc in your name.
If you are worried you may have provided any financial or personal information to someone fraudulent, contact the relevant organisation. Report all scams to Suffolk Trading Standard via Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133.