Police seek victims of lending scam

Saanich police want to speak with victims of a money-lending scam that targeted people desperate to borrow money.

Saanich police want to speak with victims of a money-lending scam that targeted people desperate to borrow money.

So far three victims have come forward saying they made contact with an individual who guarantees them money, but asks for an upfront fee — typically hundreds of dollars — to pay for legal fees and closing costs.

The money promised never comes, supposedly because the deal has fallen through or the borrowers were turned down. The money paid upfront is not returned.

Police are aware of the person involved in the fraud and say he was convicted of similar offences in Metro Vancouver.

“We believe there are more victims out there,” said Sgt. Dean Jantzen.

Saanich police can be contacted at 250-475-4321.

 

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