Richmond-based Chinese real estate company targeted by false posters

Posters were hung on the window of Maxcel Westcoast Realty last week, but they have been removed later. Photo from online posting

An online posting announcing the bankruptcy of a Richmond-based real estate agency is fake news, according to the owner of the company. It has just relocated to Vancouver.

Photos showing posters on the window of Maxcel Westcoast Realty, a real estate company located at 6020 Blundell Rd., began circulating on Chinese social media sites, including one of the biggest Chinese language online forums VanPeople.

These posters, dated Nov. 5, 2019, printed in Chinese characters, stated “the company has closed, which means it doesn’t exist anymore, please stop knocking on my door.”

However, when the Richmond News visited the office on Thursday, all the posters had been removed from the office windows.

According to Kathy Xu, owner and co-founder of Maxcel Westcoast Realty, the online posting isn’t real. The company is still operating and the whole team relocated from Richmond to Vancouver office earlier this week.

Xu isn’t aware of who hung these posters on the window. 

A spokesperson from the Real Estate Council of British Columbia (RECBC) also confirmed that the company is licensed and they have just moved to Vancouver.

Richmond News