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Craigslist Rental Scam


November 6, 2013

Charlottetown Police Services has recently received a complaint of fraud regarding a rental property in the Charlottetown area. Complainant states she discovered a rental property, 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, in the Charlottetown area for $750. She made some inquiries and began e-mailing back and forth with a individual who reported he owned the house and had to move to the UK with his family for work reasons. Complainant states she corresponded back and forth for two days with fraudster until she was informed that a deposit of $750 was required. Complainant became suspicious and finally ascertained that same property was listed on Kijiji by actual owner. Police warn people to exercise caution when searching for rental property under theses circumstances, and to ensure credibility of people they are potentially renting from.

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