Tips for Spotting Property Frauds

Tips for Spotting Property Frauds

Don’t send a deposit without seeing/visiting the property The biggest flag is a request to send a deposit without seeing the place you are going to be living in. Even during covid, there are safe ways to visit a prospective rental property – which is still allowed...
Tips for Spotting Property Frauds

Fraud Prevention Month draws to a close

As Fraud Prevention Month wraps up, the Barrie Police Service reminds you to take time to carefully consider any requests, offers or threats you receive that try to obtain money, BitCoin or gift cards.  To help protect yourself from experiencing fraud, familiarize...
Fraud Prevention Seminar

Fraud Prevention Seminar

Join our Crime Prevention Unit for an information session on common frauds and scams.  Learn how to keep yourself, your family, and your money safe. Date: Monday, March 22, 2021 Time: 1:30 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. To register: Contact...
March is Fraud Prevention Month

March is Fraud Prevention Month

As we approach one year since COVID-19 restrictions began, most of us are spending more time and money online.  Fraudsters are taking advantage of this and using it as an opportunity to try to scam more and more people through a variety of methods.  The Barrie Police...
Canada Revenue Agency Scam Making Its Rounds…Again

Police Warn of Distraction Thefts

The Barrie Police is warning the public of a yet another scam that has made its way to our community. The distraction theft can take many forms, but the ultimate goal is to obtain your bank/credit card and fraudulently use it to make significant purchases before...
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