Hi there! We notice you are using an Adblock tool.

Kasterborous produces five or more pieces of original content daily (over 100 every month). Our writers are volunteers, offering their services to give you interesting Doctor Who articles and features.

Money raised through advertising on this site is reinvested into hosting costs, competition prizes, review materials and occasional gifts for our contributors.

To help us maintain our wide breadth and high standard of content, whitelist our non-profit site to continue enjoying it without these pop-ups.

Colin Clocks Credit Con

If you or your kids are off to University soon, read on – former Doctor Who Colin Baker has uncovered a pocket draining scam aimed at students and their families, and wisely used his status to highlight the con.

It seems that unscrupulous student property estate agents levy budget airline-style charges for things such as credit checks on students tyring to find rented accommodation, and Colin discovered that his daughter Bindy and her four friends were being charged £100 for such a check while preparing for their second-year studies at the Bristol Academy of Performing Arts.

“The letting agent asked for credit checks on each of them. Not unreasonable, I suppose. What is unreasonable is the cost. They were told they had to pay £100 per tenant. When they gulped in shock and dismay at this unexpected extra cost at a time when they were struggling to balance their student finances, the agent told them that they were lucky.

‘Other agents were charging £200 and more, as if that made him OK, rather than them even worse!’

Sadly charging a fee such as this – while morally suspect – is entirely legal.

Those estate agents know how to give themselves a bad name don’t they…?


Please note that responses to this post are subject to our comments policy.

© 2005-2015 Kasterborous. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | SheKnows Media - Entertainment