It appears that certain fraudsters are back at it with money scams.

An incident regarding a scam on Kijiji has raised some concern.

"If something sounds too good to be true it probably is," explained Kevin Charles, Staff Sergeant of the Drumheller RCMP. "It sounds like that one person did the right thing by going down to the bank to check things out for themselves. Beyond that you can always call the police."

According to Kijiji, website users should be suspicious of communication that does not refer to your ad specifically as it could be a mass email scam.

"It's funny how old scams can come to light again, just in a new technique or new media," added Charles.

"There is the phone calls or the letter in the mail saying 'congratulations we are going to send you some money, we are going to send you a little bit extra so go ahead and deposit it and then send us whatever the difference is," said Charles.

Usually fraudsters attempt to organize a transaction that is not face-to-face.

The best way to ensure you aren't being scammed while using Kijiji is to meet up face-to-face with the person you are communicating with.


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