Halton Police Warning the Public of an Oakville Rug Sale Scam

Buyer Beware…If it seems too good to be true…it most likely is!

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Halton Police Warning the Public of an Oakville Rug Sale Scam

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Chantal Corner

Chantal Corner

Sergeant Chantal Corner is the Media Relations Officer for the Halton Regional Police Department. She grew up in Oakville and graduated from Loyola. She still resides in Oakville.

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The Halton Regional Police Fraud unit is warning the community about a rug selling scam occurring in the area.

Several Oakville residents have been contacted by an unknown male claiming to represent the owner of a reputable local rug sale business.  Four complaints have been reported to the police in the last week. If this does happen, a plan of action is to ask for a number to call the person back, or to call the store directly.

The male expresses an urgency in selling high end rugs as he has to leave immediately to attend to an ailing relative overseas.

The male makes arrangements to meet at the potential buyer’s residence.

The rugs are described to the potential buyer as genuine, high-end, hand woven rugs, valued in the $1000.00’s of dollars when in fact they are inexpensive machine-made rugs.  If a sale is completed, cash is the only method of acceptable payment.

Halton Police have confirmed the male attempting to sell these rugs is not affiliated with the reputable business they state they are representing.

Buyer Beware…If it seems too good to be true…it most likely is!

Anyone with information on this is asked to contact the Regional Fraud Unit at 905 825-4747 ext 8739 or anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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