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.

Just Posted

VIDEO: Rural Langley house saved from quick spreading brush fire

Dry weather helped fuel a blaze believed started by faulty farm equipment

A chance to dance with a legend

Langley City Summer Series presented tributes to famous performers

Langley – revving up for the cause

Two local cancer patients receive a bit of financial aid from a recent Langley charity car show

LETTER: Langley City’s MP defends Liberal pipeline purchase

MP John Aldag defends the federal government purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline.

Langley Xtreme win first provincial gold medal

Team takes U16B BC softball championships

VIDEO: Langley kids play Hawaii, again

Milestone year for Langley Ukulele Ensemble as they celebrate quarter century performing in Waikiki

Vancouver Island teens missing after vehicle found ablaze near Dease Lake, BC

RCMP say a body discovered nearby not one of the missing teens

A year later, ceremony commemorates victims of the Danforth shooting

It’s the one-year anniversary of when a man opened fire along the bustling street before shooting and killing himself

Japanese Canadians call on B.C. to go beyond mere apology for historic racism

The federal government apologized in 1988 for its racism against ‘enemy aliens’

B.C. VIEWS: NDP pushes ahead with Crown forest redistribution

This isn’t the time for a radical Indigenous rights agenda

Two dead in two-vehicle crash between Revelstoke and Golden

RCMP are investigating the cause of the crash

Ottawa fights planned class action against RCMP for bullying, intimidation

The current case is more general, applying to employees, including men, who worked for the RCMP

Alberta judge denies B.C.’s bid to block ‘Turn Off the Taps’ bill

He said the proper venue for the disagreement is Federal Court

Most Read