July 17, 2024

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Housing fraud: She spotted the plot in a timely manner

Housing fraud: She spotted the plot in a timely manner

A young woman looking for accommodation narrowly avoided a scheme of fraudsters who tried to deceive her.

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Funny LeBlanc is believed to have found a suitable apartment in Terrebone in Lanadier.

“Beside the shopping center, everything is included: the animals, the accessories … the whole” package deal! It’s amazing, “she told TVA Novels on Sunday.

She contacted the employer who responded almost immediately.

“He sent me a good message. It was well done, well written. It was basically convincing. It didn’t look in vain,” she explained.

However, the fraudster asked him to pay the first monthly payment before visiting the apartment for the first time. However the owner questioned her matters to the extent of pressure.

“I put my foot on the brakes on time. It really started fishing a lot. Worse, it was: Give me your location, go ahead and transfer and send me a photo,” she said.

Although she avoided trash, Funny LeBlanc however feared that people would fall into the trap in emergencies for new accommodation.

“People who are more frustrated than us, when you find accommodation, you get accommodation for five days before you go, I was deceived,” she said.

In the midst of the housing crisis, fraudsters are competing in their imagination to trap people looking for a new home.

Tenant unions have also called for vigilance and condemned the inaction of slow-elected officials to avert a housing crisis in the Greater Montreal area.

“Four years ago, you should know that these promises were also on the table. Denise Coder’s promises are vague so far, so we do not have much detail. We do not know, ”lamented Maxim Roy-Allard, Housing at Associations de Tenants of Regroup des Committees, Quebec (RCLALQ).

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The organizations have promised to follow the candidates till November 7 in the municipal elections.

According to them, the construction of 22,500 new social housing structures will be needed to put an end to the crisis as the register is set up to allow tenants to know the rent rates previously paid.

– Based on information from Véronique Dubé

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