Fraud Alerts

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...

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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...

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Fraud Alert: Online Marketplace Scams

Online marketplaces can be a great source for deals, but only if you are careful to watch for fraudulent postings.  Popular online marketplace sites or social networks may have fraudulent advertisements posted within them. Fraudsters may also create websites that...

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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:
1-888-495-8501
9a.m. – 4:45 p.m., M-F
Eastern Time

Online:
CAFC Fraud Reporting System

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