Scams: some tips and information
students, since we have been receiving many alerts about fake landlords, we
have written down some guidelines to follow in order to avoid being scammed.
WHAT NOT TO DO:
Avoid sending any money through
Moneygram, Paysafe Card and Western Union, nor to the landlord nor to friends
or family to prove the landlord your financial means.
Avoid sending any money to a
country different from Italy since it is not possible to trace the transaction.
WHAT TO DO:
Ask the landlord to have a
videocall to discuss the details of the offer. Fake IDs are usually sent by scams.
If you are not sure of the safety
of the offer, it is a good idea to ask for advice to other students (there are
several students’ groups on Facebook, WhatsApp and so on) or to the SAIS Staff;
Ask to see and read the contract
before signing it;
If your arrival date is near,
choose to see the apartment and meet the landlord.
We remind you it is
possible to visit our SAIS website to have further information about what to do
before your arrival and tips on what to ask to the landlord.