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Brant County OPP issue warning of telephone scams

Brant OPPBrant County OPP issue warning of telephone scams

The Brant County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is issuing a public advisory following an incident involving fraudulent activity targeting a local resident.

A member of the Brant County OPP was contacted by a resident who reported a concerning encounter with potential scammers at approximately 9:30a.m. on Sunday, January 21, 2024.

The victim received multiple calls from various phone numbers and individuals claiming to be associated with the Bell company. The scammers informed her about alleged error messages on her TD account related to her internet service with Bell. To rectify the issue, she was misled into providing her debit card number.

Upon realization that she may have fallen victim to fraud, the resident checked her bank statement. Disturbingly, she discovered three unauthorized transactions totaling $12,926.99.

The victim has been advised to contact her banking institution immediately and report the incident to the Canadian Anti Fraud Centre.

Fraud is a multi-million-dollar enterprise that will only end when they stop making money.

The Brant County OPP urges residents to exercise caution and vigilance when receiving unsolicited calls, especially those requesting personal or financial information. If you suspect fraudulent activity, please contact your local police, and report the incident to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.

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