A Regina homeowner was taken by surprise this past weekend when a couple showed up on her doorstep and asked if she was renting her home for $800 a month.
Carole Raymond said the couple saw her home listed for rent on Craigslist. The man who created the advertisement told the couple to send him an online money transfer and in return promised to send them the keys to the property.
Raymond’s house is for sale and believes the scam artist took photos of her home from an online real estate listing.
Regina police said that online scam investigations can be difficult because the scam artist may not even be in Canada.
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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.