High-end condos, low rates: yep, it’s a scam

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RCMP are warning Yukoners about the latest rental scam hitting Whitehorse. Scammers are posting online ads for high-end rental properties at very affordable rates, then defrauding victims who forward deposits for the non-existent vacancy. The rates offered are “almost too good to be true,” said RCMP spokesperson Julia Fox. Interested renters are asked to fill out an application form and promised keys to the residence in exchange for a month’s rent and a damage deposit totaling $1,500.

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