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Renting Self-Storage Under False Pretenses: Operators Discuss Cases of Tenant Fraud


Identity theft can happen to anyone. While most of these thieves use stolen information to purchase extravagant items, open new credit accounts or gain access to cash, there’s no limit to the crimes they might commit. In fact, they could even rent a self-storage unit in the victim’s name! Despite the many protective policies operators have in place to prevent this from happening at their facilities, crooks can often find a way.

What can you do to protect your business, and how are you supposed you respond in these situations? In this thread on the Self-Storage Talk online community, members are discussing instances of tenant fraud. Read how they uncovered the deception and how they reacted. You can also share your own story.

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