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€900,000 Stolen From Students In Rental Scams.

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The money was defrauded between 2019 and 2021.

Over €900,000 has been stolen from students in rental scams over the last two years.

503 cases of student accommodation rental scams have been reported to Gardaí between February 2019 and May 2021.

Almost half of the incidents occurred in Dublin, while 42 per cent of those scammed were under the age of 25.

Detective Superintendent Michael Cryan says students are particularly vulnerable at this time of year when looking for college accommodation

More than 500 people have reported rental scams to the Gardaí over the last two years.

Kacey O'Riordan reports

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