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FRAUD WARNING: Beware of emails offering extra money for your sublet or furniture for sale

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Published: 7 Apr 2008

If you receive an email offering you extra money, or if they send you a cheque right away for more than what you requested, it is possibly a scam. They will send you a bogus cheque or money order for a larger amount than what you have agreed upon. Later they will request that you send them back the balance either through a travel agent or other third party, or to them directly through Western Union. They often become quite threatening if you do not return the extra money to them.

  • DO NOT CASH THE CHEQUE – it will bounce and you will be out of pocket.
  • DO NOT SEND THEM ANY MONEY.

A number of McGill students have already fallen victim to this scam.

Source Site: /it
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