Fraud Alerts

Tips for Spotting Property Frauds

Don’t send a deposit without seeing/visiting the property The biggest flag is a request to send a deposit without seeing the place you are going to be living in. Even during covid, there are safe ways to visit a prospective rental property – which is still allowed...

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Fraud Prevention Month draws to a close

As Fraud Prevention Month wraps up, the Barrie Police Service reminds you to take time to carefully consider any requests, offers or threats you receive that try to obtain money, BitCoin or gift cards.  To help protect yourself from experiencing fraud, familiarize...

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Fraud Prevention Seminar

Join our Crime Prevention Unit for an information session on common frauds and scams.  Learn how to keep yourself, your family, and your money safe. Date: Monday, March 22, 2021 Time: 1:30 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. To register: Contact [email protected] 

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March is Fraud Prevention Month

As we approach one year since COVID-19 restrictions began, most of us are spending more time and money online.  Fraudsters are taking advantage of this and using it as an opportunity to try to scam more and more people through a variety of methods.  The Barrie Police...

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Canada Revenue Agency Scam Making Its Rounds…Again

The Barrie Police Service  is warning the public that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scam appears to be making its rounds again in the Barrie area and sadly has claimed more victims. This scam is known to be presented in a number of different ways, but usually...

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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 want to report a 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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