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Landlord reference scam

So I placed a holding deposit for a place using this system. Landlord then wished for it to be retracted and sent to them directly to pay for the referencing…
I then learn that the referencing isn’t paid for by myself according to this website and I’ve been conned along with 12 other people who didn’t have a credit score of at least 500+. £144 a go has made this landlord a tidy profit.

Claim for it back through mcol.gov.uk

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It is illegal for a landlord to take a holding deposit from more than one person so assuming they refuse to refund yours to you, report them to the Police and ensure that they are banned from using Openrent.

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