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Prevent Accommodation Fraud

by Shane Mooney | Jul 25, 2019


Please be cautious when renting accommodation from private landlords, and do not hand over a deposit/ rent without viewing the property in person. 

In particular, do not use Facebook, as this is a regular source for fraudulent activity. 

Please follow the following advice when sourcing your accommodation:

  • Do not pay anything without viewing
  • View all accommodations with a friend
  • Do not make any online payments
  • Use a credit card for payments if possible
  • Be sure that all banks/online companies are legitimate
  • Do not make any payments if the bank account given is not an Irish Bank Account.
  • Do not pay a deposit until you have personally viewed the property
  • Contact a member of our Student Services to help advise you if an accommodation source looks suspicious
  • Alert the local authorities of your suspicion - (Gardaì - 01 666 9063).