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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...
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...
The Barrie Police is warning the public of yet another scam that has made its way to our community.
The life of a scammer does not normally involve taking a summer vacation because they have one focus and that is taking what rightfully belongs to you.
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.
9a.m. – 4:45 p.m., M-F
CAFC Fraud Reporting System