Alert – Rent Deposit Scam

Kent residents are being targeted by rent deposit scams
A resident in Kent found a property they wanted to rent, with the landlord asking for a deposit before renting. However, once the deposit has been paid, the property does not exist and the landlord refuses to return your deposit.
Beware when renting❗ Scammers are using fake property listings to lure you into giving deposits.
If you have been targeted by this scam, report to @Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or get free scams advice from @Citizens Advice on 0808 223 1133. You can read more about private renting from @Shelter UK👉
Due to the Cost of Living Crisis, there has been an increase in scams. Please share with friends and family! #ConnectedCommunities #ScamAware #CostOfLivingCrisis
Kent County Council Trading Standards Alert - Rent Deposit Scam.

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