Rental Frauds

Unfortunately, there are people who will try to take advantage of students desperate to find accommodation.

These people are called scammers and aim to steal your money or your identity. Scammers misuse the fact that there is a high demand for student accommodations. Since many prospective students are rather unfamiliar with the market, they are more vulnerable to be scammed. When searching for accommodation it is recommended not to act on emotions and always check for reliability.

Recognising scammers

Rental Fraud is a form of online fraud where scammers advertise fake offers to lure you into sending then money or a copy of your passport. You can recognize such scams by minding these points:

How to protect yourself?

There are several measures you can take to protect yourself against becoming a victim of rental fraud:

Please report any suspicious advertisement URLs and frauds by emailing to TU Delft.

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