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...
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...
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...
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.
9a.m. – 4:45 p.m., M-F
CAFC Fraud Reporting System