Fraud Alerts

Fraud Prevention Month: Be aware of service scams

Service scams target victims by trying to convince them that they owe outstanding balances for a utility or service provider, or that they are owed a refund.  The caller may claim that the victim’s hydro, or internet service will be cut off immediately if payment is...

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Fraud Prevention Month – Mortgage Frauds

Buying a home is likely the biggest financial transaction most people will take part in, and homebuyers should be aware of a new type of fraud that could have a big impact on your purchase.  After gaining access to sensitive information about your real estate...

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Fraud Friday – Be aware of investment scams

There’s a reason why they’re called get rich quick “schemes”. More often than not, they’re a fraud.  If you are presented with an unsolicited investment opportunity, even from someone you know, an investment opportunity that has a higher than normal return, or if...

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Reporting Fraud

If you suspect you may be a target of fraud, or if you have already sent funds, don’t be embarrassed – you’re not alone.

If you have lost money through fraud, you can call the Barrie Police Service Fraud Unit at 705-725-7025, or report the fraud online

If you want to report an attempted fraud, or if you need more information, contact The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

By phone:
9a.m. – 4:45 p.m., M-F
Eastern Time

CAFC Fraud Reporting System

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