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Fraud Alerts

October 22, 2018
Barrie Police have recently received calls from Barrie residents whom have fallen victim to or have received fraudulent calls using both the Emergency or Grandparent scam and Canadian Revenue...
July 23, 2018
The Barrie Police Service is warning local residents after being alerted that scammers are going to door-to-door and asking for pledges in the name of Terry Fox. Police have received reports of...
July 10, 2018
The Barrie Police Service is warning local residents after being alerted that scammers are using the Barrie police’s phone number as part of a never-ending Canada Revenue Scam (CRA)....
June 29, 2018
Investigators with the Barrie Police Crimes Against Persons Unit are warning the public, especially men about an alleged online extortion scam. The scam involves suspects creating fake female...
December 22, 2017
The Barrie Police Service is warning the public of offers online that are definitely not worth their weight in gold. Investigators have received complaints of counterfeit gold bars being sold online...
December 4, 2017
Barrie Police have received several reports of a scam and are warning cell phone consumers to be on the lookout for unsolicited and unwanted text messages.  The text messaging scam uses...
June 15, 2017
Barrie Police Service has recently been advised of a current scam occurring within the Barrie area in regards to rental properties.   Advertisements have been placed on Kijiji, Craig's List...
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...