Grande Prairie RCMP are warning the public about online fraud incidents.
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The Grande Prairie RCMP have received multiple reports of online fraud relating to property rentals since the beginning of January.“In these cases, suspects are seeking monetary deposits from victims in response to online classified ads for rental accommodations in which the suspects do not own or live in,” the RCMP said in a press release. “The suspect is then given the deposit and stops communication with the victim.”The police are reminding members of the public to be vigilant when conducting any online transactions and to verify goods purchased ahead of any monetary exchange. The incidents are still being investigated.If you have any information about the investigation, contact the Grande Prairie RCMP at (780) 830-5700. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or online at P3Tips.com.