Kijiji Rental Scheme

Hanover Police continue to investigate a fraud which recently occurred in the Town of Hanover. In this fraud the victim provided payment for a rental unit advertised on Kijiji. The victim provided several hundred dollars and later found out the property advertised was not actually for rent. Hanover Police are reminding everyone to confirm the legitimacy of such ads prior to transferring money. A good strategy is to complete a tour of the property, and arrange a face to face meeting with the renter if at all possible. Also, using sites such as Airbnb can provide a better level of protection against fraud. If anyone has information about this fraud, they are asked to contact the Hanover Police Service or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by submitting a secure Web Tip.