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March 13, 2017
(Milton, Ontario – March 13, 2017) – Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Financial Crime Unit (FCU) would like to remind the public...
March 1, 2017
The Barrie Police Service would like everyone to know more about the various scams Fraudsters use to steal your money and sometimes even your identity. During the month of March, social media posts...
November 29, 2016
Recently the provincial government has announced to introduce legislation to implement photo radar throughout community safety and school zones. This initiative has prompted fraudsters to begin...
March 16, 2016
Recently one of our own Media Officers began receiving fraudulent emails to her personal account.  We decided to take this opportunity to share some of the most common email scams and some tips...
March 1, 2016
Police are strongly advising people of all ages to beware of telephone scams, commonly known as the; Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), Emergency/Grandparent Scam. These scams tend to target the...
February 19, 2016
This link in this message is from Russia and is commonly referred to as a "Phishing" scam. These scams are all about tricking you into handing over your personal and banking details to...
February 2, 2016
Please be aware of a current phone fraud that is occurring. People are receiving phone calls from a person claiming to be from Revenue Canada and calling from the Barrie Police Service phone number...
December 3, 2015
Barrie Police Service has recently had an influx of reports in regards to the "Grandparent Scam" or "Emergency Scam" where a person gets a call or an email unexpectedly...
October 30, 2015
The Barrie Police are advising the public to be cognisant of recent phone scams that have surfaced yet again. Individuals of all ages are receiving fraudulent phone calls to their residential phones...
September 24, 2015
The Barrie Police Service would like to alert the public to an ongoing investigation regarding fraudulent Gift cards being sold on various internet groups and sites. Police are...