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.
Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.