Kyla on Global News: B.C. housing minister tells people not to help ‘desperate scammers’ with Airbnb fraud

British Columbia’s minister of housing says he’s shocked and frustrated by an attempt to recruit people to take part in what he calls a fraud to get around new rules about short-term rentals.

Ravi Kahlon shared a screenshot on social media showing a Vancouver-based rental management company offering $500 to people willing to change the address on their driver’s licence to match an address it selects, then apply for an Airbnb approval.

“Because this is a law aimed at curbing the rental crisis in BC, and because of the serious level of deception required to participate in this scheme, I would not be surprised if somebody got caught doing this and ended up getting a jail sentence.”

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