Toronto scammers successfully sold a house while its owners were out of town

CategoriesIssue Jan'23, Site Updates & News.

Organized Crime Groups Have Been Stealing People’s Homes in Toronto

The Toronto Police Service is asking members of the public for help in identifying two people who are accused of selling a house they didn’t own to an unsuspecting buyer — one who had no idea that the home’s actual owners were simply out of town at the time of purchase.

“During the month of January 2022, homeowners of a Toronto property were out of the country for business,” reads a release issued by police on Thursday.

“Two people personated the homeowners and hired a real estate agent. The property was then listed for sale.”

It’s not quite clear how the suspects — one male and one female — got access to the property, but police say they used fake identification to convince others that they were the real homeowners.

toronto scammersOne man and one woman are wanted by police in Toronto for real estate fraud. Image via Toronto Police Service.

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