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Rental fraud – 1/4 of a million people fall victim in last 5 yrs

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Rental fraud – a quarter of a million fall victim in the last five years  



......The special anti-fraud police unit, Action Fraud, which collates the national fraud statistics, has warned previously that there has been a steady increase in the number of rental fraud cases being reported. Their figures show that reported instances of the crime rose by almost half between 2014 and 2015.


But our research makes it clear that most instances of rental fraud go unreported to the police. Victims may be too embarrassed or just don’t think they stand to get the money back.

Our research gives a more complete picture of the scale of the problem. Research conducted by YouGov for us last year found that 2.8% of private renting adults say they have been victim to this type of fraud in the last five years. We estimate this to be the equivalent of almost a quarter of a million people. A previous study suggested that the figure could be anywhere as high as one in ten renters.....


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