Brantford senior loses over $20K through internet scam

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A 76-year-old Brantford senior lost over $20,000 through an internet scam, according to police.

The Ontario woman was contacted by someone pretending to be a Microsoft employee and requested money from her. Police say she was directed to complete a number of transactions over a two month period.

Microsoft does not employ individuals to randomly monitor personal computers for errors or technical difficulties.

Read more at Brantford Expositor

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.