I have been trying to get a short term- 2 month rental in Revy for some time. I have had close encounters but no luck.
The first rental house was an expensive vacation rental, and the only one that was legit but when we tried to pick up a couple, No, they didn't agree with that.
The next two happened in one week: I responded to these ads on the site thestoke.ca
The next supposed owner gave a false address. When I googled the address, it turned out to a BnB. I emailed the BnB owner and talked to her. She had no suite advertised. I emailed the guy back to tell him he made an error in the address. Never heard from him again.
Next apartment looked good but after some emails, he wouldn't give a phone number or allow us to see the apartment until a deposit was made.
I have a tough time believing that there is this much scamming going on in Revelstoke; in ONE week. One website warns you not to send money until you know the rental property. I haven't lost any money but wasted a lot of time and wonder if I should get in touch with the RCMP to let them know this is happening?