Housing fraud increases!
Looking for accommodation? Do not be fooled! In cooperation with the police, we want to help by informing you how you can protect yourself. As a student, you can be in urgent need of a home, and this in turn means that you are in a vulnerable situation. It is easy to become careless and the fraudsters take advantage of it. If an offer sounds too good to be true, it is usually so.
Police Tips to avoid being scammed
- Form a picture of the situation, not the person.
- Check with the property owner that the person is the occupier of the flat and have permission for subletting.
- Require identification of the landlord and a tenancy agreement.
- Never pay deposit or rent in advance before you have visited the accommodation and a contract is signed.
- Be wary if the landlord is abroad or can not meet you.
- Do not pay money via anonymous payment services.
- Bring a friend or family member when you visit the accommodation. Four eyes can easier see through a fraud. If an offer sounds too good to be true, it is usually so.
- If you have been the victim of a fraud, it is important that you report this to the police.
On the Police's website, you can get additional information
The Police also informs on Facebook, search for Police Fraud!
The Police office: 114 14