A new report shows that Barrie is now the fourth most expensive city in Canada to rent in and that the average cost of a 1 bedroom has increased by 4.5 percent ($1,150) when compared to May (according to Padmapper.com). Scammers are all over it however, already placing ads on various sites showing gorgeous units at significantly reduced rental rates. The goal? to obtain either your personal information or convince you to send a money transfer without seeing the unit or receiving a set of keys.
Kris & Melanie from BIG Mornings spoke with Sean Sportun, the Director of the Ontario Crime-Stoppers Association about this scam and what victims should do!
Since Melanie also was (partially) sucked into this scam, we happened to have a phone number to inquire about a ‘rental’. We made a phone call to this potential scammer… listen here!