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    I am going to rent a flat in London and this landlord insists in me paying the reservation deposit via western union.

    And I saw that many people say western union is not safe at all (many freud on ebay) and that the service charge is way high (I am the one paying the service charge!). (and I live in China)

    I didn't find the flat via agents so I am a bit cautious about that...
    what do you think?
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    Don't bother. While it might be genuine, this is a fairly common scam. "Landlords" find foreign "tenants" such as yourself and persuade them to wire the deposit by Western Union. Then when the "tenants" arrive they find there is no flat or landlord.
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    Don't do it.
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    (Original post by nearlyheadlessian)
    Don't bother. While it might be genuine, this is a fairly common scam. "Landlords" find foreign "tenants" such as yourself and persuade them to wire the deposit by Western Union. Then when the "tenants" arrive they find there is no flat or landlord.
    ah man thats exactly the case. Thank you. It says on the ad 'Decent and honest tenant needed'.
    Thats why I thought it may as well be genuine. But whatever, I will take your advice. Thanks.
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    (Original post by OrmondDrone)
    Don't do it.
    Thanks. But now I am worried that I have nowhere to live...since I want to find a studio in zone 1 - 3 under 600 per month. Seemingly impossible...
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    Doesn't your uni's accommodation office have a list of 'approved' landlords - I'd use that rather than go with an unknown.

    Good luck!
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    OP is he nigerian?
 
 
 

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