Complaint / review / scam report
Amanda Shaddick
Rental Fraud - I need your help

This was a highly elusive rental scam on Craigslist that I fell victim to.

It was the last week of Oct and I was looking for a place to stay for 3 months (Nov - Jan) to study for an exam while working part-time. I found what seemed to be the perfect rental ad: 3 month sublet, affordable rent, and very close to work.

The person advertising the unit was the current tenant of the apartment. I met her in person and she seemed trustworthy. I viewed her apartment, obtained her personal info, signed the Residential Tenancy Agreement, and paid her a lump sum by check. Soon after, I found out I'd been given the wrong keys. I called my bank, but they said it was too late to cancel the cheque. The fraudster disappeared with over $2, 700 of my money and did not pay her landlord rent for the month of November.

I filed a police statement and met with an officer. The officer told me he could not do much to help me and suggested I speak with a lawyer.
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Offender: Amanda Shaddick

Country: Canada   Province: British Columbia   City: Vancouver
Address: #214 - 1086 Bute St
Phone: 6042099207

Category: Miscellaneous

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