Beware online renting scam

0 Be extra careful before handing over money to people online
March 13, 2015 at 11:34 am  •  Posted in News by  •  0 Comments

Police are reminding people to be on the constant lookout for online frauds and scams, the latest of which includes renting of apartments.

The OPP recently received two complaints, one where the person was told to send cash overseas before actually seeing the apartment, and in the other case, the person was told to send money before the renter would confirm the exact location of the apartment.

No money was exchanged in either case.

Police are asking the public to take steps to protect themselves from would-be scam artists, especially when you are considering renting or buying, especially online.

The OPP are saying that if a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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