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05-Nov-2019

Don't let your company become a victim of fraud


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FROM A NOVEMBER 4, GREY BRUCE OPP MEDIA RELEASE — Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were notified by a local business that they were being victimized by unknown suspect(s), involving fraudulent cheques. From September 2019 to now, numerous fraudulent cheques have been distributed and cashed by unsuspecting members of the public in an elaborate scam.

The suspect(s) obtained cheques for the business criminally and have been distributing them by mail with instructions for accepting members of the public to deposit the cheques and send money to a determined location and keep a portion for themselves.

This invitation is often masked within an employment opportunity or reward or payment for advertisement (example-mystery shopper or advertisement posting).

Grey Bruce OPP want the public to know the devil is in the details. If you are solicited for help, through mail or email, with cashing a cheque or other bank form of currency by an unknown person, think before you act and contact the Canadian Anti-fraud Centre or your local Police Service and report it.

If you are aware of someone running a fraud or scam call Grey Bruce OPP, 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.


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