Rental fraud is rising sharply, the BBC has learned during an investigation in which it confronted two online fraudsters for their crimes. Scam artists offer cheap flats for rental, demanding instant deposits. But they do not actually own the homes – and would-be tenants’ cash is lost. Reports of rental fraud in England and Wales leapt from 2,216 in 2014 to 3,193 in 2015.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: BBC