Brampton (October 19, 2020) – The Peel police arrested the Brampton woman, Amarjeet Kaur Saini, for an airline ticket scam on October 15. She is accused of impersonating an Air Canada employee on Kijiji and offering fake airline tickets for sale on the online platform between 2018 and 2019. Her victims allegedly lost more than $35,000 in total. The police believe there may be more victims.
The Peel police arrested and charged Amarjeet Kaur Saini from Brampton in relation to an airline ticket scam, according to a press release issued on October 16.
Airline ticket scam on Kijiji
Multiple victims reported to the police that they have been defrauded by a woman, who claimed to be an Air Canada employee on Kijiji, offering cheap airline tickets for sale between 2018 and 2019. They said that they communicated with her via WhatsApp and never met the woman in person.
The victims allegedly purchased airline tickets from the woman and made payments to her. However, upon arrival at the airport, the victims discovered that the tickets had been canceled. Police said that her known victims lost a total of $35,465.70, to date. They believe there may be more victims.
Brampton woman charged with fraud
On October 15, the Peel police’s Fraud Bureau arrested Saini. The 41-year-old Brampton woman has been charged with Defraud the Public. She was released with conditions and will be attending the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on December 21.
‘Peel Regional Police is dedicated to the protection of individuals and groups in our community,’ read the police statement. ‘In many Fraud related cases, people in vulnerable situations are coerced, manipulated, and taken advantage of for the profit of the fraudster.’
The police asked anyone with information to call investigators from the Fraud Bureau at (905) 453–2121, ext. 3335 or call Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) anonymously.
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.