Barrie Police warn of home rental scams

Prospective landlord not the home's owner

Barrie Police have issued a warning about two rental scams.

They say a man going by the name Gavin Kolner has been advertising a house for rent on Strabane Avenue. He never shows the house. In fact, police say it doesn’t even belong to him. He asks for first and last month’s rent and promises to mail the keys.

And he’s not the only one.

Police report the name Ryan Duane is also a name to watch out for. Police say he is advertising a rental property on Glenhill Drive that he doesn’t own. Investigators say he’s asking for first and last months’ rent and has already defrauded two people out of nearly $6,000 over a week.

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