One of the problems in this country regarding the living place is access to rent of flats or houses by the youths. The rise of the inflationsalaries and also the price of these rents and the limited availability of housing in some cities or towns means that Rent a floor be all an odyssey to which is now added a practice with which we must be very careful: the ‘ghost rental’.
Beware of the practice of ‘ghost renting’
Renting houses is something that we do more and more online and like any other online transaction, it does not seem to get rid of fraudsters. In this case we speak of ‘ghost rent’ a technique in which advertisements for renting flats are placed or houses in order to get the Data of the person who is interested in said rental.
Since last spring, according to leasenon-payment of rental insurance comparator, the practice of ‘ghost rent’ has increased in Spain with many cases of people who had consulted them about the fact that they had provided their personal data and even their last payroll to an email from the company, in order to check if the data was correct and they could rent the house in which they were interested.
The data, however, never reached the company. since the mail to which they wrote does not belong to them. In this way, they spoofed their identity (mail and telephone) to get hold of the personal data of those people.
From advertisements on different web pagesthe scamming people or people, They offered rental flats. at a much lower price than the current average. In this way, people clicked on the ad and when they were asked for the data to check if they were appropriate for said rental the ‘ghost rent’ occurred given that after a few hours or a few days, the ad disappeared completely.
The scammers were dedicated to writing the ads for houses that were not actually for rent. The swindled were later without the floor and in some cases the use of data has already occurred. According to one of the cases that provides rent, your data was used for the purchase of household appliances for which he had sought financing through Cofidis.
The insurance comparator and also the National Police warn of the constant appearance of these groups of scammers who can use our data for fraudulent actions such as renting flats in our name or laundering money.
It is advisable always look for flats through trusted real estate agents. In the event that we search for ads via particular, is better than give us a phone and that we stay with that person to show us the floor.