Local real estate industry ad agency GlobalTV News recently ran this piece on a groupon-style sales promotion for a Surrey condo development:
This scam, perpetrated by property snakeoil salesman Cam Good, is nicely dissected by the Vancouver Real Estate Anecdote Archive.
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