On January 17, 2022, Belleville police received a call for service regarding an internet fraud/scam.
A friend reached out to the victim via social media asked for money. As the victim believed they were helping a friend in need, they sent the money. After the money was sent, the complainant discovered the friend’s social media account had been hacked.
Belleville Police Service want to remind residents to be diligent when someone is asking for money over the internet or phone, as this is a very common scam and often targets seniors.
For information on current scams and fraud and how to protect yourself go to The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
This article was originally sourced by www.quintenews.com.