Renters Beware – New WhatsApp Renting Scam Gang Out There

As Limerick Auctioneers and Estate Agents experience difficulty renting properties at this time due to limited availability in the rental sector we now learn of an elaborate scam, believed to be operated by an Eastern European gang taking advantage of the accommodation crisis, to con innocent accommodation hunters out of large sums of money.  It has been reported by that some of the advertisements on their website were accessed by the gang and changed by them in an attempt to extort money from customers.  They are using the WhatsApp smartphone app to access the adverts and this is a major shift away from previous traditional online phishing scams.  This is worrying for tenants, landlords and property management companies and Gardai are currently investigating the situation.  To avoid becoming a victim read more here