REALTY WATCH - RENTAL SCAM WARNING!

REALTY WATCH - RENTAL SCAM WARNING!
The Niagara Regional Police Service would like to remind everyone who is looking to rent a home or apartment to be vigilant of fraudulent rentals.
Recently a local person was looking to rent a home and responded to a Kijiji add. They began communicating with the supposed 'homeowner' who indicated that they were out of the country. The 'homeowner' advised that he could not show the property as they were out of country but provided pictures and a lease. They advised that upon receipt of first and last month's rent they would send the keys.
Luckily this person was wise and did not fall prey to this scam, but others might! Always remember deal in person, visit the home and verify that the person you are dealing with is the home owner or is the agent for the homeowner acting on their behalf. Don't take anyone's word for it.
Remaining vigilant in your rental search could protect you from becoming the next victim.

Kevin Noonan

Kevin Noonan

Sales Representative
CENTURY 21 Today Realty Ltd., Brokerage*
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