"Mytenancydeposit"- website scam- beware!

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    "Mytenancydeposit"- website scam- beware!

    Beware this website, they are not official

    www.mytenancydeposit.co.uk

    They are attempting to pass themselves off as an official custodial scheme.

    The official website they are trying to emulate is www.mydeposits.co.uk which is not a custodial scheme anyway, but an insurance backed scheme.

    Apologies if noted elsewhere already.

    #2
    Originally posted by attilathelandlord View Post
    Beware this website, they are not official

    www.mytenancydeposit.co.uk

    They are attempting to pass themselves off as an official custodial scheme.

    The official website they are trying to emulate is www.mydeposits.co.uk which is not a custodial scheme anyway, but an insurance backed scheme.

    Apologies if noted elsewhere already.
    You might notify the official website. "Cyber-squatting" can be restrained by the ISP.
    JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
    1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
    2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
    3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
    4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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      #3
      The powers that be are on the case apparently, but the false website is still up and running at mo, although I'm amusing myself by phoning the scamsters and asking all sorts of questions about their validity!

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        #4
        I made a reverse charge call to their number. They accepted the call!

        I asked the receptionist why their company does not appear to be approved by the Government.

        They don't appear to want money from their victims. They seem to want personal details and an email address.

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          #5
          See also here for a press release from the 'real' outfit:

          http://www.mydeposits.co.uk/news/pre...osit-co-uk.htm

          Doubt this site will be around for long...

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            #6
            Warning! This company is fighting back.

            Not sure what's going on. This is what they're saying on the home page of their website:

            Acting as administrators, mytenancydeposit had an account with mydeposits and was intending to protect each deposit received through mydeposits Government & Communities approved scheme.

            ...

            We believe that we were offering a legitimate service. We are in the process of seeking legal advice to counteract the allegations and clarify the matter. Our lawyers are confident that we will be able to resume our services shortly and any further damage to our brand by third parties will result to legal action.
            Are they acting as agents? An extra layer for some reason?

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              #7
              Originally posted by Poppy View Post
              Warning! This company is fighting back.

              Not sure what's going on. This is what they're saying on the home page of their website:



              Are they acting as agents? An extra layer for some reason?
              I think they're trying to act as the middleman. apparently their market survey showed landlords unhappy with the service provided by the TDS's and they seem to want act as the go between... for some sort of commission....

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                #8
                They are trying it on.

                Mydeposits.co.uk is an insurance scheme, so how could they have an account with mydeposits and then claim that it was a custodial scheme?

                Unless they were indeed trying to act as agents without landlords realising this.

                But in any case, mytenancydeposits is not bonded anywhere I can see, so what's to stop them running off with the money.

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                  #9
                  If any forum members are in the Birmingham area they could check the offices out to see if there is a real buisness there or just a postage collection office for scam companies.

                  Cornwall Buildings
                  45-51 Newhall Street
                  Birmingham
                  B3 3QR

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by johnboy View Post
                    If any forum members are in the Birmingham area they could check the offices out to see if there is a real buisness there or just a postage collection office for scam companies.

                    Cornwall Buildings
                    45-51 Newhall Street
                    Birmingham
                    B3 3QR
                    I work in that building (despite my forum name), yes they do exist although I have never met them* their name is on the board. It's shared service office space.

                    *I will check though.

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                      #11
                      Maybe that should be Birminghamlady then

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by attilathelandlord View Post
                        Maybe that should be Birminghamlady then
                        Or Cornwall?
                        JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
                        1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
                        2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
                        3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
                        4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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                          #13
                          Or Streetlady
                          A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
                          W.Churchill

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                            #14
                            Be nice you lot or I won't tell you the results of my investigation...

                            SherlockHolmesLady

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