April 20, 2021 – Toronto police are warning the public about an ongoing work from home scam that is stealing large sums of money from victims.
A suspect reportedly posts an online job on an employment website and asks applicants to accept money through an e-transfer or deposit a cheque, police said. The applicant is then told to withdraw money from their own account and to deposit the money into a Bitcoin machine. However, the cheques that were deposited are not honoured by the bank and the applicant is left with substantial debt, police said. CP24 reports. | READ MORE