When the chips are down - Renting safely

When the chips are down

If you have been exposed to fraud by a housing scammer and have already paid for the monthly rent and deposit upfront, then there is unfortunately only one thing left to do. You need to report the incident to the police as fast as you can with as much information as possible – so you should enclose all the documentation that you have. It could be the different e-mail addresses, phone numbers or names that the housing scammer have used throughout your correspondence.

NB! Always remember to never transfer money without having met the person or seen the apartment and signed a lease contract!