Jasper, Alta. RCMP received a complaint of a possible scam related to a fake advertisement in a local newspaper aimed at Australians.
Mounties said the fraudsters published what appeared to be a legitimate looking ad seeking a care worker, aimed at Aussies looking to move to Jasper.
After the victim replied to the ad via text and email, police said the suspects mailed a fake cheque and requested the victim cash it and use it to make purchases prior to their arrival in Canada. The victim decided not to cash the cheque, which the RCMP said the bank later told them that if the cheque would have been cashed, the money would have been withdrawn from the victim’s account and then transferred to the scammers.
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