Twice holding deposit?

I had a problem, I saw a house I wanted on Openrent and after viewing it I followed the instructions on the website and paid the holding deposit of 288 pounds, but after filling out the tenant verification the landlord sent me another email saying I should pay 312.5 pounds for the holding deposit, but this time The payment was made to an account called Lion Rock Properties and Letting Ltd. When I mentioned to him that I had already paid the 288 pounds hodding deposit he said that the 288 pounds was not required by them and insisted that I pay the 312.5 pounds hodding deposit to Lion Rock Properties and Letting Ltd. Is this a reasonable fee? In the meantime, we have been in contact via Openrent and the landlord’s private Whatsapp.

Sounds like a scam. Don’t pay it. Report it to Openrent.

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