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Southwold Township resident lost $4,200 in online cottage rental scam, OPP say – London

Elgin County OPP are investigating a fraud after a resident in Southwold Township reported dropping $4,200 in an internet cottage rental rip-off.

Investigators say that someday between June 3 and June 17, a resident responded to an internet advert for a cottage rental in Bracebridge, Ont.

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In contacting the suspected proprietor of the rental property, a down fee of $4,200 was later e-transferred to the one who posted the advert.

The sufferer later contacted police on Monday after the renter requested a further $250. When the funds weren’t despatched, the advert poster stopped all contact with the sufferer.

The investigation is ongoing.

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