Airline ticket fraud prompts police warning of fake online purchases

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York Regional Police is warning residents who purchase items through online ads to be careful, given recent incidents of airline ticket frauds.

Officers started investigating on June 12 after a victim reported fraud with her airline tickets. She purchased the tickets for overseas flights from an ad on an online classified website. When she tried to use the tickets for her flight, they were not accepted.

Investigators revealed that the tickets were originally purchased with a stolen credit card. Though the tickets appeared to be legitimate, they were still fraudulent.

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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.