Rental Scam

Campus Safety wants to make the University Community aware of potential rental property scams in the Saskatoon classifieds.
Over the last two weeks, Saskatoon Police have been made aware of incidents where persons seeking accommodations have come across advertisements that are not legitimate. In reported cases, the complainants were asked to send a deposit to the person holding the property in the form of a money gram.
If a person is looking for accommodation either through an Internet site or in the paper, take steps to protect yourself from fraud. Make a follow up call to the renter, preferable through a land line.
Please call University Crime stoppers @ 966-TIPS if you have information on these reported scams.