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Students warned about housing scams as they return to Thompson Rivers University

FILE PHOTO: Thompson Rivers University student housing.
August 24, 2016 - 2:30 PM

KAMLOOPS - As the new school year starts university students in Kamloops are being warned about rental scams.

Because the types of scams vary, Thompson Rivers University administration has posted a warning for students to be cautious when looking for a place to live. The risk could be greater for international students new to Canada and unfamilar with normal practices, according to a press release.

In particular, students are warned about quick deadlines for downpayment, overly demanding landlords and prices that seem too good to be true.

For students still looking for housing, the school’s residences still have some options available and the university student’s society runs a housing registry, the release states.

The university also encourages international students to go to their advisor with the university’s international department, TRU World, for help if they’re uneasy.

The RCMP also have a tips for people concerned about rental scams and ways to make sure the place is legitimate.

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