The Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police would like to make the public aware of current fraudulent scams that may affect residences.
Currently, scammers are sending out fake emails (phishing) from “Canada Post” stating that you have missed a home delivery and need to click on some links to complete paperwork and pick up your package within 48 hours.
Canada Post will never contact you via email unless you have pre-arranged this. Canada Post will normally leave you a notice on your door with information regarding a delivery.
Another common scam that’s affecting residents is a type of emergency scam. This is where a fraudster will call your phone. They will tell you they are either a lawyer or police officer and request money must be sent, as a family member has been arrested.
With this scam the “lawyer” or “police officer” will tell you to transfer money via a money transfer service, pre-paid credit cards, or iTunes gift cards.
One of the main themes of frauds/scams is that they are unsolicited. You need to check before you act. This simple step will ensure you do not become a victim of fraud.
Read the full story over at Tillsonburg News.
This story was 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.