The Deposit Protection Scheme is warning of a possible online scam affecting agents, landlords and tenants
A statement on the DPS website says:
“We’ve recently become aware of a scam involving fake emails, claiming to be from The DPS.
“The fraudulent email asks the recipient to verify their account and provides a link within the email to click on.
“The fraudsters have created a fake website to support the deception in an attempt to make the email appear official.
“We’ve informed the relevant authorities about the fraud and the website has been taken down.
“However, as is typical in these kind of scams, each time a fake website is shut down another will appear in its place, so please stay vigilant.
“The scam targets landlords as well as tenants, so all users of our website need to remain vigilant and protect their account details from the fraudsters.”
You can see full details of how to spot the scam here.