Scam is now usual in 2024 when you search to rent a flat in social network

Scam is now usual in 2024 when you search to rent a flat in social network

Facebook (*) is a great (was ?) to find flat and rooms in Wroclaw or other cities, but since 1 or 2 years the scam is accelerating…

Avoiding scams when searching for and booking apartments remotely requires caution and thorough research. Here are some tips to help you avoid falling victim to scams:

  1. Use Reputable Websites: Stick to well-known and reputable websites when searching for rental properties. Platforms like Airbnb,, ERASMUSU or reputable real estate agencies tend to have verified listings and secure payment systems (like
  2. Verify Ownership and Legitimacy: If you find a listing on a less-known website or through classified ads, try to verify the legitimacy of the property and its owner. Ask for proof of ownership or rental agreements. You can also use online tools to check property ownership records or contact local authorities. …Good example and good experience with in Wroclaw : there provide notary akt with the owner name : easy to ask easy to send…if there are trusted partner.
  3. Request Virtual Tours and More Photos: Ask the landlord or agent to provide you with a virtual tour of the property via video call or ask for more detailed photos. Scammers often use generic or stolen photos, so requesting additional visuals can help verify the authenticity of the listing. More pix are good quality with realistic detail more you can trust. Ask to show detail from the street you can check with google street.
  4. Beware of Unrealistic Offers: If a listing seems too good to be true in terms of price or amenities, it might be a scam. Research the average rental prices in the area to ensure the listing is within a reasonable range. Price must be on price market. With, rooms in residence stanrt from 1150 pln and studio is from 1500 pln. realistic and affordable.
  5. Resquest more control for Wire Transfers ans refuse Cash Payments: check the bank transfert name, request proof (notary akt) company owner name, eSignature on with contract (…) : wire transfers is common to book in advanced but ask for more control.
  6. Check Reviews and References: Look for reviews or testimonials from previous tenants to gauge the reliability of the landlord or property management company. Positive reviews from multiple sources can provide reassurance. You can ask contact of current tenant. Not always easy but you are the future tenant, so the client…
  7. Read the Rental Agreement Carefully: Before signing any rental agreement or making a payment, carefully review all terms and conditions. Pay attention to cancellation policies, security deposits, and any additional fees.
  8. Trust Your Instincts: If something feels off or if the landlord is pressuring you to make a quick decision, trust your instincts and proceed with caution. Take your time to thoroughly vet the property and the landlord before committing to anything.

(*) one of the more efficient and professional Facebook group to rent a flat in Wroclaw : Rent a flat in WROCLAW

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