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30 October 2016 - FraudWarning - this news article expired on 2016-11-01. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Fraud- Belleville Ontario

 

On the 29th of October 2016 at approximately 7:25Pm Belleville Police investigated a rental fraud. The investigation revealed that the complainant had responded to an advertisement for a rental property in Belleville listed on a popular classified website. Numerous photos of a property were shown with a rental agreement also being supplied. The complainant provided an internet deposit and then became suspicious, contacting the property owners where it was learned the advertisement was fraudulent. Police are reminding persons to verify the listings are real by dealing in person and not to forward money without verifying the actual property. If you have any information about this crime you are asked to contact Belleville Police Service at 613-966-0882 or Quinte Crime Stoppers.