SUPRA understands that many students are concerned and distressed about the recent information released by the CSCSE (Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange) about the requirement to return to campus in semester 1, 2023.
We are currently discussing this situation with the University and will update you all as soon as possible.
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Thinking of returning to Australia? Beware of rental scams!
When you’re looking for a place to live, you should never pay or sign anything until you’ve inspected the property.
Be careful of scams when looking for places online. Sometimes fake landlords advertise online, claiming to be renting out a room or an apartment. These ads typically have an address and lots of photos of a real place which the fake landlord has downloaded from the internet.
In each case, the person pretending to be the landlord claims they can’t show you the place because they’re overseas or away. They are usually happy to provide copies of their passport as well as other official documents and tenancy agreements to trick you into believing they are legitimate. But the agreements are fake, and the copy of the passport, or other documents, have often been stolen from another person.
The fake landlord will tell you to transfer money into a bank account or through a money transfer company to secure the accommodation, and they will promise to send you the keys by courier. Once the money has been deposited the landlord is never heard from again and can’t be located – meaning you are not able to ever get your money back.
Don’t be a victim of this scam! Always inspect the property before agreeing to move in. Don’t ever send identity documents and don’t transfer money to anyone if you haven’t seen the property for yourself.
Find out more information about renting.
If you are having any problems with renting, or think you might have been scammed, please contact us for help.
This information is current as at January 2022 and is intended as a guide to the law as it applies to people who live in or are affected by the law as it applies in NSW. It does not constitute legal advice.
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