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Ontario senior scammed out of $800,000, police say


Norfolk County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are warning the general public to be “extremely vigilant” after they say an area senior was scammed out of round $800,000.


Police say it began in August when the sufferer acquired a name from a person claiming to be an worker of a monetary establishment promoting bonds. The would-be investor subsequently despatched three completely different transfers totalling round $800,000 and anticipated to see a return on their cash in November. When the sufferer contacted their monetary establishment, they had been knowledgeable it was, the truth is, a fraud. They then known as police.


“The OPP is reminding all Norfolk County residents to be extremely vigilant and to be alert for unsolicited calls, emails, or visitors that arrive at your residence,” OPP stated in a media launch.


“If anyone should receive a call in this manner, please contact your financial institution immediately.”


The OPP can be asking anybody who could have details about this specific incident to contact them.

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