Rental scams target students in Waterloo region

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Waterloo Regional Police report that rental fraud cases increase at the end of semesters, when students are subletting, or planning their accommodations for the next year.

They warn prospective renters not to send money when dealing with someone you have only contacted through the internet, and caution against wiring funds to anyone remotely.

For first-time renters and students without credit or references, it can be hard to be approved by some realtors. The apartment renting process is even more challenging in an area that houses more than 50,000 students for most of the year.

Read more at CBC News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.