Melbourne Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged a 21-year-old man following an alleged rental scam in Melbourne’s CBD, Victoria Police say.
It is alleged scammers rent short term leases at properties in Melbourne’s CBD and then re-advertise the same property online and pocket the victim’s deposit.
A Sydney man has been charged with obtain financial advantage by deception.
He has been bailed appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 5 April.
The investigation remains ongoing.
Detectives are warning the community to be wary when using rental websites.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.