April 19, 2021 – Local businesses in the area should be aware of two types of frauds targeting businesses, stores and agencies in Kingston and throughout Ontario, the Kingston Police Fraud Unit warns.
The first fraud scheme involves a fraudulent Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) used to pay for merchandise. The targeted business receives a call from someone looking for a quote on a significant amount of merchandise. In two cases the caller used the name “David Alberts,” according to a release from Kingston Police, dated Monday, Apr. 12, 2021. The caller agrees to place the order and asks the business for their account information so that they can send an Electronic Fund Transfer to pay ahead of time for the order. Kingstonist reports. | READ MORE