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Online scammers took $200,000 from Lethbridge residents in 2020

March 22, 2021 – The Lethbridge Police Service (LPS) in Alberta are asking the public to be more careful about falling victim to potentially-fraudulent activities online. Online scams reported to LPS in 2020 totalled more than $200,000 in 2020. These range from online purchase scams to those involving computer repairs, fund-forwarding, and CEO frauds. Most significantly, one business almost fell victim to a $190,000 scam which involved a request of funds. Thankfully, the victim figured out that it was a scam and never completed the transaction. Lethbridge News Now reports. | READ MORE