A bank employee stopped a customer from losing money to the emergency scam Friday afternoon in the County of Brant.
On Friday September 18, 2023, Brant County OPP members responded to a reported fraud in the County of Brant.
The victim received a phone call from an unknown person who claimed the victim’s family member was in jail and needed $4500 to bail them out. The victim went to their financial institution to withdraw the money where the bank employee recommended they not to send any funds and this was a common scam. The victim did not lose any money.
The Brant County OPP would like to take this opportunity to remind the public of resources available to better understand frauds and scams in their area. Those looking for information can access it online at the Canadian Anti Fraud Centre – https://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/.
Brant County OPP continues to run community information sessions on fraud, and community groups are encouraged to contact their local OPP detachment should they want to arrange a presentation.