A young Whitehorse woman is sharing her story about an apartment scam, hoping to save others from losing money. Via text andJackson said the supposed landlord asked her for a deposit. Without seeing the place, she ended up transferring several hundred dollars.
It's not the first time someone in Whitehorse has lost money in a rental scam. She posted her experience to social media and said she started receiving many replies, including someone who said they'd had a similar experience.
I feel pretty good knowing that she was safe and saving her money. Over the last few months he figures there have been a dozen complaints of various frauds including taxi fraud and meal fraud.
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Year-old woman warns others to be vigilant of online rent ad scams
Already have an ? She is now warning others to be vigilant.
Social Sharing. But it was too good to be true. She said it didn't end there.
In all, she sent a thousand dollars before realizing it was a scam. The apartment was real, but it didn't belong to the person advertising it online. Other fake apartment It's not the first time someone in Whitehorse has lost money in a rental scam. High-end condos, low rates: yep, it's a scam, say Yukon police Jackson said she noticed other fake apartment that appeared to be by the same person.
In the case of rental fraud, Fraser warns potential renters to be wary of several red flags: deals that look too good to be true a landlord who is out of the country poorly written s excuses for not showing the property in person "Some people are in need of a rental in a Bible verses for troubled relationships but it pays to do your homework," said Fraser.
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