Eric Skicki

Rental Fraud Alert Issued For Square One Condos

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 The rental market is a huge contributor to the Canadian economy and its growth. In large cities such as Mississauga, thousands of condos get rented out each year. With the internet at our disposal finding properties has never been easier. However, over the last few years, this has made it easy for internet fraud as well. In the United States alone, around $240 million is estimated in rental fraud and the number seems to be increasing each year. Canada has strict privacy laws that prevent us from finding out just how much money is being lost to rental fraud each year. However, if you were to look up internet scams online, dozens of articles pop up for the GTA alone. In this article I would like to focus on some stories that came to my attention and to let tenants know what to watch out for when browsing for properties online.

Over the past several weeks, we have seen a spike in the number of people calling us that have fallen victim of a rental scam in the Square One area.  Below I will outline some scenarios that have occurred and what you need to look out for when you are searching for leases.

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