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Rightmove Phising Scam – Important Security Advice For Letting Agents

18 August, 20160 Comments
LETTING AGENTS BEWARE! PLEASE READ! At TR Online Lettings we have just learned about a phishing attack that appears to be a notification regarding properties having not loaded to Rightmove, with a subject line “WARNING! Rightmove Property Rejections”. So we wanted to make sure you and your team are aware that this email is not from
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Estate Agent guilty to £157k of fraud offences

23 February, 20160 Comments
Russell Baker a former estate agent has admitted that he is guilty of nine offences of fraud amounting to £157,250. Mr Baker was investigated by Devon and Somerset Trading Standards Service after several complaints from landlords relating to tenants deposits being registered and claims that rental income from tenants was being withheld. One landlord had
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Rogue letting agent jailed

05 February, 20160 Comments
A letting agent has been jailed nearly three years in prison after admitting fraud against both tenants and landlords. Name Removed after data request who is a trained accountant ran property lettings franchises Belvoir in Kettering, Desborough and Corby. They were investigated by Northamptonshire County Council’s trading standards team after complaints from landlords that they
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Decorator cons women out of £2,000 in rent

29 January, 20160 Comments
Four women have fallen victim to another fake landlord scam, leaving them thousands of pounds out of pocket and homeless. After spotting an advert for a flat in Southsea advertised on Facebook and Gumtree, four women who did not know each other arranged to move in to the property. Laura Edwards, Frances Newton, and Elysia
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NLA issues rental fraud warning to students

04 September, 20150 Comments
The NLA (National Landlords Association) has issued a press release reminding would-be tenants to be vigilant when looking for somewhere new to live and how to avoid being scammed. The warning comes as many new tenants are looking for available properties before the academic year begins. The NLA has released guidance about avoiding online rental
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Former social housing employee sentenced for housing fraud

18 August, 20150 Comments
Bolarinwa Odulate, a former social housing employee has received a two and a half year prison sentence at Kingston Crown Court on Friday 14th August for abusing her professional expertise to commit a £66,000 housing fraud. Odulate, the 38 year old former social housing officer used her professional knowledge to scam benefits intended for vulnerable
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