No matter what, beware and be safe online!
If you're looking for a good price, Facebook Marketplace may have a hidden gem for you. However, you should avoid putting your safety at danger by renting from someone you don't know or trust. Before handing over any money, always conduct research to ensure that they are genuine landlords or legitimate businesses—always protect yourself! Malicious individuals will always exist, but the best we can do is be aware of the hazards and protect oneself online.
At Arlington Park, we will NEVER ask you to pay for anything through social media, PayPal, or the like, and we will NEVER ask for bank information before the application process has begun and only after you've inspected the property.
We must adhere to tight procedures. If you have any doubts about whether any correspondence from us is genuine, please call us and speak to a member of the team.
If you believe you have been or are being victimised by a rental scam, please contact Action Fraud via its website.https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/a-z-of-fraud/rental-fraud or by phoning 0300 123 2040. If you have been scammed, defrauded, or suffered cybercrime in England, Wales, or Northern Ireland, you should report it to Action Fraud, the UK's national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime.
In Scotland contact Citizens Advice via https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/scotland/consumer/scams/reporting-a-scam/ or by phoning 0808 164 6000