Last Monday, July 10th Wellington County OPP were contacted regarding an online rental home Fraud attempt.
According to reports, the complainant posted an ad on the classifieds website Kijiji looking for a home to rent in Guelph.
An individual then contacted them saying they were from the United States but had property to rent in the city.
The suspected fraudster sent pictures and waived any kind of interview saying that the keys would be mailed once they received a payment.
The complainant then located the proper ad for the rental place online and compared photos of the home with photos the suspect had sent her.
The photos did not represent the home in question. Fortunately she avoided the fraud by recognizing that the person she was dealing with was trying to scam her and no money was exchanged.
OPP would like to remind residents to always make sure you have seen the home, and have the keys in your hands before exchanging any funds.