Possible Rental Fraud Under Investigation in Grande Prairie

Travis Fortnum


Grande Prairie RCMP say they’ve received multiple reports of fraud in relation to rental properties since January.

Victims say that a suspect posing as a renter will ask for money for a deposit on a rental which the suspect does not actually own.

Once the suspect is given the money, they stop all communication with the victim.

In all cases, the property has been found by the victim through online classified ads.

RCMP are advising the public to be cautious when conducting online transactions – and to verify the goods purchased before any money changes hands.

The investigation into these incidents is ongoing.

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