The Durham Regional Police are reminding residents to be weary of scammers after a senior in Port Perry was defrauded of her savings.
On Monday, July 10, 2017, at approximately 5:00 p.m., the complainant attended North Division to report her mother was defrauded and tricked into giving the suspect a large sum of money.
Police investigated the incident and it appears the suspect, who identified himself as a bank employee, contacted the 86-year-old female by phone earlier in the day. He asked that she withdraw her savings in order for him to inspect the bills. The victim attended her local bank in Port Perry and withdrew her savings.
The suspect then contacted her shortly after and requested to meet at a local drug store. At this point the suspect took the money and advised that it would be inspected and then returned at a later date.
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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.