Fraud Alert:  Scam targeting Alectra customers

Fraud Alert: Scam targeting Alectra customers

The Barrie Police Service Fraud Unit has received reports recently from businesses in the Barrie area reporting that they have been targeted by fraudsters claiming to be from Alectra Utilities. The caller claims that they are from Alectra and that the victim’s hydro...
Fraud Alert: How to report fraud

Fraud Alert: How to report 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 been a victim, reporting fraud for police to investigate helps to identify trends or link crimes.  Gathering all information related to...
Romance / Catfishing Scams

Romance / Catfishing Scams

Social media can be a great way to stay connected to friends and family and to meet new connections. Unfortunately, it’s also a great place for fraudsters looking to carry out a romance scam.  Romance scams may start out looking like any other friendship or...
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