Police warn against fraud after two reports of successful scams

The South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is asking you to watch out for Fraud after 2 reports of successful scams in the detachment area:

  • April 28, 2021. South Bruce OPP received a report of a scammer posing as an employee of an established insurance company took $8,000 from a Southern Bruce County resident.
  • April 27, 2021. South Bruce OPP received a report of a scammer posing as an employee of a well-known bank taking $2,200 from a Southern Bruce County resident.

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.

Cons and scams are being attempted daily and they will continue as long as they are making money. Help stop Fraud, don’t pay the con artist.

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.