Derbyshire cops sound rental fraud alert

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Police are urging students to take extra steps to protect themselves from rental fraudsters.

Rental fraud takes place when victims are tricked into paying an upfront fee for a property which does not exist or which has been rented to multiple tenants at the same time.

As part of the Stamp out Fraud in Derbyshire initiative, officers are issuing advice to help protect students from falling victim to possible rental scams as they prepare for university life.

 

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