Students subletting apartments fall prey to scheme
By HANK DANISZEWSKI, SUN MEDIA
A new twist on an old scam is targeting students trying to sublet their apartments as the school year winds up.
Officials with Libro Financial Group, southwestern Ontario’s largest
credit union, say they have warned about six to eight members in recent
weeks and stopped them from falling prey to the money-order scheme.
“It’s troubling because it’s a
plausible scheme and it’s going after a vulnerable population,” said
Harry Joosten, Libro’s vice-president of member relations.