On July 7, Port Hope, Ont. police were contacted by a resident who had just been involved in a fraud by sending money via Western Union.
It was reported that a man had identified himself as a TD Canada Trust employee over the phone and advised the woman her Visa card was compromised by someone trying to send $600 to India.
The woman was advised to send $900 to India via the fraudulent TD employee by Western Union transfer, which would allow him to catch the people involved. Once the money was transferred, no further contact was made and the female was scammed $900.
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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
Kayla Kuefler is the head writer and social media producer at Canadian Fraud News. Kayla was born-and-raised in Edmonton, Alberta and moved to Toronto in 2013 to pursue her Bachelor of Journalism at Ryerson University. Kayla has previously interned at Global News Edmonton, Global News Toronto and CBC News in London, England.