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Sports groups in Winnipeg, Arnprior fell victim to alleged Toronto fraudsters: OPP

March 17, 2021 – Ontario Provincial Police have charged two Toronto-area suspects in connection with a scam targeting sports associations in both Winnipeg and Arnprior, Ont.

East Region OPP said Tuesday that officers were contacted by an Arnprior sports association in April 2019 after the group believed it had fallen victim to a spear phishing scam. Such schemes usually involve fraudsters building up profiles of prospective targets and soliciting them with falsified credentials to ask for payment. In this instance, OPP say fraudsters used spoofed emails to the organizations’ treasurers directing them to e-transfer funds to fake vendors. Global News reports. | READ MORE