I applied for legal aid after I found accommodation in Germany through a popular website for arranging accommodation.
The person offering the selected accommodation asked me to go through a verification process, referring me to a fake website, through which I also made a rental deposit and paid the first two months’ rent. I should have received a warranty card, but instead I lost the money from my deposit, as well as the two months’ rent. The money was transferred to an account in another country. I contacted the accommodation agent and it subsequently emerged that this was a fraud.
Can you advise me on what next steps I should take?