Renters beware

Been cooped up in an office for so long I’d almost forgotten what it’s like to get leads on stories that don’t come from Google! Over lunch today my pal Shona told me about the Western Union rent deposit scam.

Reckon it’s a great idea for a story – “as the credit crunch forces more Britons into the rental market, consumers are being warned they face being ripped off by unscruplous landlords who are preying on their misfortune”. (Hell that lead-in is so ITV News, oh the power of nightmares never fails)!