A scammer claiming to work as a fraud investigator for a major Canadian bank convinced one Prince George, B.C. person to help him with a purported investigation by making a money transfer.
The victim was defrauded thousands of dollars.
“Investigators would like to remind the public that the RCMP would never use the public to assist with an investigation of this nature,” the detachment said. “Although financial institutions do have security personnel that investigate frauds, they would never request a client to assist, especially by transferring their own money.”
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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.