Beware of Online Lease Scam

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There have recently been reports of individuals online — mostly through social media channels — who have been representing themselves as property owners, sending potential renters fraudulent leases, and requesting first month’s rent and a security deposit.

Beware of "leases" that look like this:

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Beware of leases with signatures that look like this:

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If you have been dealing with a person representing themselves as a property owner or tenant looking to sublease online, make an appointment with Student Legal Services or Off-Campus Community Living to review the lease.