Alberta’s tight rental market leads to more scams, frauds

Calgary renters already facing low vacancy rates and high prices are now being hit with another problem — rental fraud. The Better Business Bureau said when you combine Calgary’s population growth with the already tight housing market, it’s a prime market for scammers. Natasha Van Meer almost fell victim to an alleged rental scam. She recently moved back to Calgary from Morocco and has been forced to stay with friends after having no luck finding a place of her own. Van Meer said things started looking up when an ad for her “perfect” pet-friendly place popped up. Not only was it the right price, but Van Meer said it was also the right location. But she said when she asked to see it, she felt something was off. For more info, please go to Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: Like Global News on Facebook HERE: Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: #GlobalNews #Consumer #Calgary


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