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Old 26th February 2018, 04:24 PM
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I am new to the community and seeking some help with renting long term in Italy. Recently I applied for a long-term rental through a website, and now I have lost the money I sent forward and cannot find the company online. Has anybody else experienced this with letting, and is there a way of finding the company through the Internet?

Thank you so much, I have just lost 2400.00 pounds and now without a place to stay.

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Old 26th February 2018, 07:06 PM
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Sorry to hear you have lost a lot of money. Do you have the deatails of the site? I doubt very much there is anything you can do, but you never know someone here may have a lead/advice.

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Thank you for your time Geordie, I went through a third party and the letting agency stating they had it is called Tuscany Long Term Rentals, however, they called me on a "no ID' number and there is no website either. Sadly I trusted without looking into it deeper, next time I will source a home via a secure letting agency. I appreciate your time.

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Old 27th February 2018, 06:42 AM
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You should file a complaint with the polizia postale.

https://www.commissariatodips.it/

How did you send the money?

The English language is often a warning sign.

There are various more or less trusty worthy websites. We're talking about estate agents and you should always have your eyes open. Sorry to say that but it's true around the world.

look at

Case e appartamenti in vendita – Annunci immobiliari - Casa.it

https://www.immobiliare.it/

Affitto Case Appartamenti Immobili Uffici Ville | Solo Affitti

Those are web portals with many different agents posting offers
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Hi Nickz

Thank you so much for your support, I sent the money via my bank as a transfer into a UK bank account. Although I have located the woman who was originally posting the advert, she was abusive and hung up on me stating I am not entitled to anything back. Since then I have found Tuscan Long Term Lettings but it is just a holding page. I will report this today to the Police, and thank you for the links to other places, I feel so stupid and felt I went through the right place. I have to say that Long Term Lettings online were amazing, they removed the advert and banned the individual on there within five minutes of reporting them, so this is peace of mind that they are running their business correctly, however the woman took a free advert so therefore they had no details relating to her. Thank you again, I appreciate so much your support.

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If you sent the money to an UK bank I'd file a police report there also. I'd also talk to your bank. Even if they can't do anything they might know who you should complain to.

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Take some heart out of broadcasting on here as a warning to others and you never know, reporting it to the police may be of help also. Good luck in finding a rental.

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Thank you so much, I have reported it to the bank and trading standards. I have found the company they are registered in the UK not in Italy, and not disclosing this on the adverts. I can't thank you enough for all your help, it's so lovely to have support.
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Thank you Geordie, I have reported it now and I know that I will find another place. Live and learn as they say. Have a great day.

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Last week, I found a UK online shop selling Ecco shoes. They took my money (77 euro) and have not received the shoes or any type of a receipt or acknowledgement. I think I got ripped off. In researching the company called www.under40.co.uk, I found no comments from any customers anywhere on the internet but did find that this company is registered to somebody called Tom Breslin in London at a London street address but no email and no phone number and no way to contact this person. The charge that was made on my account when they took my money went to what sounds like a Chinese name. I will give them another week. If I don't get an acknowledge or the shoes, I'm contacting the authorities in the UK.

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