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...
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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