In the past couple of months, Erasmus Magazine investigated how scammers operate on the Rotterdam student accommodation market. Erasmus School of Economics researcher Sophie van der Zee conducted academic research in Cambridge into rental scams and also joined in the EM research. What strategies do scammers use? And why do people fall for these?
You can read the interview about rental scammers and their persuasion techniques here. If you’re interested in additional articles on accommodation fraud and rental scams, also check out this page with a selection of articles by Erasmus Magazine by Tim Ficheroux.
For follow-up research on this topic I am looking for people who became victims of rental scammers. If you unfortunately have experience in this area, and you’re willing to talk about it for research purposes, please contact me at vanderzee|at|ese.eur.nl.