Students warned about bluff accommodation ad scams

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As students find out today whether they have been admitted to university, they are being warned about bluff adverts for student digs.

Police are warning students to be aware of bogus landlords that ask for credit checks, payments, and even for bank details in an attempt to get into the student's bank accounts. Some even ask the students to log into their Bank ID app, and that can lead to the students being fleeced, and still not having anywhere to stay.

Ingrid Gyllfors, CEO from the Stockholm Student Accommodation Association, says students are stressed at this time of year, and this leads to them making rash decisions.

The police say students should be wary of for accommodation adverts by landlords that say they are in a hurry to lease an apartment or property, say the property cannot be viewed, and ask for advance payments through Swish or revealing Bank ID information.

Anna Lioufas, an analyst for the police, says her advice is clear:

If it looks too good to be true, it usually is"

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