Innisfil Resident Out Hundreds Of Thousands From Internet Scam
Written By: Monday, October 30th 2017

Police are always saying if it’s too good to be true, it likely is. This was the case for an Innisfil resident who fell victim to an online scam.

South Simcoe Police are investigating after the victim was contacted and convinced to send of thousands of dollars to someone who was serving overseas. The documents that the victim received appeared to be legitimate and didn’t call for any second opinions.

Police haven’t said how much the victim lost, but did say “they are out several hundred thousand dollars”.

South Simcoe Police also said the following…

“If you come across a deal that sounds too good to be true, it might be a fraud. If you receive an email saying you owe money, it might be a fraud. If you get a message on your computer that you will be arrested or fined for your activities, it is a fraud.

Government agencies, police, courts, Canada Revenue, and banks will never demand payment over the phone or by email. We never threaten arrest for nonpayment. If you suspect a scam, look up the agency phone number and call them for confirmation.

Educate yourself and vulnerable members of your family by going to the Canadian Anti-Fraud website for more information.