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Charges laid in GTA-wide fake taxi fraud targeting ‘well-intending citizens’

March 21, 2021 – Three people have been charged and an arrest warrant has been issued for a fourth suspect in connection with a fake taxi fraud investigation targeting “well-intending citizens” across the Greater Toronto Area. Peel Regional Police, in cooperation with police services in Toronto, Halton, Hamilton and York, say that officers have investigated more than 35 cases of debit card thefts and frauds in a replica taxi scheme operating throughout the GTA.

Police say that “well-intending citizens” were the targets. The suspects would pose as the driver of a taxi and a rear seat passenger. The pair would approach the victims and ask them for help, claiming the company didn’t accept cash due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The passenger, police said, would offer cash in exchange for the victim using their debit card to pay the fare. CP24 reports. | READ MORE