Canmore RCMP have identified a website called www.estatepartnersgroup.com as fraudulent, after they investigated multiple complaints of false advertised rental properties in Canmore.
Cpl. Shane Fletcher with Canmore RCMP Detachment said once victims are contacted, they are sent documents to complete falsified lease agreements, and asked for background check requests that appear legitimate.
“Upon receipt of these documents, victims were asked to e-transfer, which may or may not include a damage deposit, and then the victims are not contacted again once the funds have been transferred,” said Fletcher.
One man, Benjamin Mawdsley, who recently fell victim to the online scammers said he and his girlfriend posted an ad on a few Bow Valley Facebook groups saying they were looking for accommodations.
“A woman then contacted me on Facebook a few days later saying they had a two bedroom apartment at in…