Warning: fraudulent advertisements
Beware of fraudulent advertisements on the internet!
When you are looking for student accommodation, beware of fraudulent advertisements on the internet. Fake landlords are renting out non-existent accommodation. Other imposters use stolen identities to rent out existing accommodation. They target international students in particular. We certainly don’t want to scare you off but we want to advise you to be cautious.
- Never pay a deposit before signing the contract and being 100% sure the accommodation exists and is for rent
- Always ask for the landlord’s personal information (name, surname, phone number and a photocopy of his/her ID)
- Double check the provided address on Google maps to see if it exists
- If you notice any suspicious advertisements or if you become a victim of a scam, please be sure to report this to the local police