Scammer Gets $8,300Source: Area OPP
Date: Fri Jul 31 03:46:45 MST 2020
(SOUTHERN BRUCE COUNTY, ON) - The South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is sending a fraud warning after a recent report of a successful scam from a resident in the Municipality of South Bruce.
The Romance scam typically happens on social media sites. The online "pen-pal" gains your trust and affection, then they start to ask for your personal information or money. This scam was successful in that $8,300 was sent to the con artist.
Modern, tech-savvy scammers have the ability to create very convincing scams. They won't hesitate to use the name of a legitimate company in an effort to gain your trust and trick you into paying them.
Always be cautious with unsolicited email, phone calls, letters, even visitors at your door. Unsolicited means that you didn't ask for it. Always be certain who you are dealing with before you ever consider sending money or sharing personal information.
Anyone interested in more information on fraud can contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1 888 495 8501 or check online at http://www.antifraudcentre.ca/.
The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.
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