Langley police warn of rental and door-to-door scams

Victim of rental scam arrived at new home to find out it was never for rent

Rental scams are still finding victims in Langley, say police.

The latest victim in Langley responded to an advertisement on Craigslist for a rental property.

After completing a rental agreement, he is told to E-transfer the deposit in order to get the keys.

Once the money is transferred, the victim attends the property only to be told the property was never for rent in the first place.

Police have located a possible bank account holder in Saskatchewan who is likely responsible for this scam and the investigation is ongoing, said Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Largy.

“Best advice here – no money should exchange hands until the property has been viewed and you have met with your new property manager,” Largy said.

Door-To-Door Scams

Langley RCMP would like to remind the public to refuse unscheduled maintenance workers entry to your home.

Recently, a man arrived at the door of a South Langley home indicating he was there to service the gas powered appliances in the residence, said police.

He had an identification tag that was fairly illegible and indicated he was from a private company representing a larger gas corporation. Once the man was inside the home, the homeowner started to have concerns and asked him to leave which he did.

Maintenance workers from utility companies will not arrive at your home without scheduling an appointment and more often than not, they will attend because you made the request.

Police suggest if this happens to you, do not allow them entry, insist on an employee number and call the company yourself to confirm their actually who they say they are.

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