Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Beware of KL City Rental Scam

Recently a friend looking to rent an apartment in the city found a very good deal via an online portal. Apparently, a British expat advertised his studio apartment at Casa Mutiara condominium in Bukit Bintang. He said he has gone back to the UK and would like to rent his apartment out for RM1,000 including utilities. This is of course, sounds too good to be true and whenever you have deals like this, you want to think twice.

The advertiser then said since he is in the UK, the interested party must deposit a sum of RM2000 as deposit to iproperty. Then iproperty would instruct him to ship the keys to the interested party for inspection of the property. Within 24 hours days if you are not interested with the property, you can get a full refund.

Obviously the advertiser thinks everyone trusts the name iproperty. However, in closer inspection, the money is not banked in to iproperty's account.

So, if one is not vigilant and checks the fact then it's bye bye to your money...

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