Summer sees jump in fraud across Durham, Ont.

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The Durham, Ont. Regional Police Service and the City of Oshawa are trying to get the word out to residents regarding an array of fraud activities that have struck the region this summer.

These scams include the sale of water treatment products or filters, individuals claiming to be with the Region of Durham asking to check water metres as well as recent instances of cheque fraud.

In recent weeks, the DRPS have seen an increase of scams, including water safety ploys.

“Several residents have contacted the Region regarding phone calls they received from people claiming to be from the Region’s Water Department trying to arrange an appointment to inspect the pipes,” says Commissioner of Works Susan Siopis.

“These phone calls are not from the Region of Durham. The Region provides clean, safe drinking water, which meets provincial water quality standards. Our water undergoes daily monitoring and testing, and does not require further filtration or monitoring at residents’ expense.”

Read more at Oshawa Express

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.