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Durham police issue fraud alert after senior suffers

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.

Read more at Oshawa Express

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Deborah McCoy – Is an investigative journalist and has over 17 years of investigation experience in both the private and public business sectors. Since joining CFN, Ms. McCoy has become a true advocate for victims of fraud and increasing the public’s awareness in fraud prevention.