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.
Deborah McCoy – Is an investigative journalist and has over 17 years of investigation experience in both the private and public business sectors. Since joining CFN, Ms. McCoy has become a true advocate for victims of fraud and increasing the public’s awareness in fraud prevention.