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OPP Reminder for Scams

(Midland, ON) –Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police would like to take a moment to remind the community of the various frauds that seem to regularly come to light in our area.

Of note would be the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scam which is making the rounds again, likely interrupting your dinner time with an upsetting phone call. Please see the following link and enjoy the cartoon and information that assists in understanding the scam and how to defeat it. https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/corporate/security/protect-yourself-against-fraud.html

A further following link gives an in depth report and related articles on those who have been duped by the CRA scam recently in eastern Canada. http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/cra-scam-text-email-phone-fraud-1.4494757

Lastly, this link will make you really aware of the vast number and diversity of the scams that can come to your home via door to door soliciting, mail, telephone, internet or text to your cell phone. If you have just skimmed this article it might well be worth opening this last link just to see what we are talking about. https://www.ontariopolicereports.com/scams/

Something to think about and share with your family and friends so they do not get duped by the unknown call at dinner or the new friend on the internet that offers a deal that is just too good to be true……

To report an incident please call 1-888-495-8501 or go to http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/reportincident-signalerincident/index-eng.htm or visit the following site for more information on scams from the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.