Rental scam hits Whitehorse

Whitehorse RCMP are warning prospective renters of a new scam tactic. Scammers put an ad on the Internet for a local residential rental at a great rate.

Whitehorse RCMP are warning prospective renters of a new scam tactic.

Scammers put an ad on the Internet for a local residential rental at a great rate. The scammer then explains that they are currently working out of the country and asks the potential renter to wire a deposit, at which point the supposed landlord will mail the keys.

The scammer can even go as far as requesting formal paperwork and questionnaires be filled out before the money transfer.

If you have paid money to a rental scammer, please contact the RCMP at 867-667-5555 to make a report.

For further information on how to protect yourself against fraud, see the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at:

antifraudcentre- centreantifraude.ca/

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

From Whitehorse to the Whitecaps

Joe Hanson is starting his second season with the Vancouver Whitecaps academy

Mount Lorne Mis-Adventure Trail Race doesn’t miss a step

Blue skies and sunshine for a chilly fall race

Canada Summer Games postponed

Yukon Canada Summer Games athletes will now work on mastering skills in preperation for 2022

Site selection for battery project draws ire of nearby landowners

Yukon Energy is accepting public comments on three possible sites for the project

Taking a closer look at the cosmos

Star gazing party scheduled for Sept. 18

Yukon government releases new guidelines for COVID-19 symptoms and sending children to school

The advice sorts symptoms into three categories: red, yellow and green

Nominations closed in Watson Lake byelection

Four candidates are running for mayor

Baggage screening changes begin

Passengers are asked to arrive earlier than normal in order to accommodate the new temporary system

Yukon Government extends education review

The final report is scheduled for release in March 2021

City hall, briefly

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council this week

Lawsuit against Freedom Trails settled

The suit was dismissed with consent of all parties

Tank farm takes another step towards development

OCP designation passes second reading

Climate change strategy targets 30 per cent reduction in territory greenhouse gases by 2030

The strategy includes rebates for electric vehicles but puts off mining targets for two years

Most Read