Halifax police warn of parking spot rental scam

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Halifax police are warning people to watch out for a new scam involving an online advertisement for a parking spot on Kent street.

According to police, the parking space in real, but the person who is offering to rent it is not the real owner of the spot.

Police say the victims communicated with the fraudster online and by text but never met face-to-face. Rent money was all sent through e-transfers. As of Monday, three victims of the scam had been identified.

“An ad was placed on a reseller site and the complainant responded and actually came to the site and looked at the parking spot, which was actually a legit parking spot,” said Det. Const. Dave Comer, with Halifax Regional Police’s integrated financial crime unit.

Read more at CBC News Nova Scotia

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.