Rent scam: He got duped, but here’s how you can avoid being cheated
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A ‘freelance’ property agent has duped SK, a newly arrived expatriate, who leased a property in Dubai from the scamster using a leading classified website.
Unaware of the fact that real estate agents in Dubai have to be registered with the Real Estate Regulatory Agency, the regulatory arm of Dubai Land Department and are provided with Rera cards, SK, who requested only his initials be used, said he issued the full-year rent in a single cheque along with the deposit amount for an apartment located in a project in Dubailand.
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