The Toronto Police Service have arrested and charged a Toronto man for his participation in an apartment rental fraud that occurred between December 2019 and January 2020.
According to law enforcement, an apartment rental was advertised online through a buy and sell classified advertising website and on social media. The apartment was located in the downtown core near the intersection of Dundas Street East and Ontario Street.
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“The listing was priced much lower than market value to entice potential victims to rent the unit,” said police.
On Wednesday, 21-year-old Nahian Biswas was arrested.
He has been charged with committing Fraud Under $5000 and Possession of Proceeds of Crime Under $5000.
Police are concerned there could be other victims and are advising residents to exercise to be cautious when the listed price of a rental unit is significantly lower than similar units in the area.
Anyone with information in relation to this fraud is asked to contact Detective Constable Elliott Lee, at 416-808-5179, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).