Fraud costs local business nearly thirty grand

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A fraudulent purchase has cost a local business almost thirty grand.

Perth County OPP received a report of a fraud from a West Perth victim after a transaction that occurred between October 24 and 27. The investigation determined the victim agreed to sell a trailer to a company out of Markham, Ontario. A tow company came and picked up the trailer after payment was sent, and on October 27, the victim was notified the payment was fraudulently sent. As a result, the victim’s business is out $28,000.

Police continue to investigate. If you have been a victim of fraud, the OPP can be reached anytime, anywhere in the Province of Ontario at 1-888-310-1122.

If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-4=8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2000.

For more information on fraud, call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or

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