Police in Strathcona County are warning of ‘too good to be true’ online scams.
 
On Monday (November 20), the Strathcona County RCMP received a fraud complaint involving Kijiji.
 
A buyer had sent a $500 deposit through e-transfer in order to hold a 16-foot vehicle trailer.
 
The suspect gave an address in Ardrossan for the buyer to pick it up and provided the remainder of the money for the sale. When the buyer arrived, it turned out to be a scam.
 
"It's never too late to imply some good old common sense. If it sounds too good to be true, there's a good chance that it probably is," said RCMP Cpl. Curtis Peters.
 
Some tips for buy and sell sites on the internet include:
- Meet in a local, public and safe location to complete the exchange
- Beware of generic emails with bad grammar
- Beware of overseas buyers who want to buy unseen items
- Never send money to get money
- Ask a lot of questions

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