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Bunbury woman loses hundreds of dollars after falling victim to a rental scam | Augusta-Margaret River Mail



A Bunbury woman is one of many who have found themselves without a home and scammed out of hundreds of dollars.

WA Consumer Protection released a warning last week after some tenants have lost thousands of dollars.

Tenants who are desperate to secure a rental property in the current tight market are being targeted by scammers with 18 reports of rental scams and five people losing a total of $7,200.

Mother of two Lyra Woodyard told the Mail she had been looking for a new rental ever since her landlord of notified her of selling the property.

Ms Woodyard said she has had eight applications rejected and waiting to hear back about four other potential homes.

Just before Easter, the 27-year-old decided to go on Facebook to see if there were…

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