"Mytenancydeposit"- website scam- beware!

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  • attilathelandlord
    started a topic "Mytenancydeposit"- website scam- beware!

    "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.

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

    SherlockHolmesLady

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  • Rodent1
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    Or Streetlady

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  • jeffrey
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    Originally posted by attilathelandlord View Post
    Maybe that should be Birminghamlady then
    Or Cornwall?

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  • attilathelandlord
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    Maybe that should be Birminghamlady then

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  • LondonLady
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    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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  • johnboy
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    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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  • attilathelandlord
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    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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  • awt19
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    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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  • Poppy
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    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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  • Ericthelobster
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    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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  • Poppy
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    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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  • attilathelandlord
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    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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  • jeffrey
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    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.

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