A vacation rental scam is making its way around the area.
The Strathcona County RCMP are currently investigating a scam involving a vacation rental posted on Kijiji.
A local group of friends used the website to find a place to spend a few days in Banff. After deciding on a vacation rental house and talking with who they believed to be the homeowner, a deposit was sent through e-transfer.
When they arrived at the vacation rental, the actual owners were present and it was determined the group had been scammed.
Police say when renting a place online, make sure to confirm the property address, ask for additional images, Skype or Facetime with the property owner and avoid paying through online cash-transfers (e-transfer, Money Gram or Western Union).
No other information was provided on the Banff vacation rental investigation.