Toronto Police Services is requesting assistance locating a man who defrauded a 74-year-old of his life savings.
The elderly man was offered a position as a collections agent for A&N Ltd. and was asked to collect money on behalf of the company. The man was sent a cheque from A&N representative Mark Palmer and directed to wire a portion of it back to A&N Ltd. from his personal banking account.
The cheque he was sent, the company and the representative, Mark Palmer, were all fraudulent. The man lost $35,500.
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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
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.