Scammer upsets Norfolk senior
It’s an unfortunate fact of life, but if someone phones and says you’ve won the lottery or a car, chances are you are speaking to a criminal.
“Hang up the phone,” the Norfolk OPP said this week in a news release.
“It’s a scam.”
The OPP say an elderly resident in Norfolk called police upset this week after receiving several calls saying they had won several lotteries. Prizes included a $1-million jackpot and a new vehicle.
The caller said they were based in Toronto but were on their way to Norfolk to deliver the prizes. “Officers attended the address due to the victim being extremely upset and afraid this particular individual would arrive at their home,” Const. Ed Sanchuk, spokesperson for the Norfolk OPP, said in a news release.
“The OPP warn all Norfolk residents that if anyone should receive a call from an unknown person indicating you have won any type of lottery or new vehicle to please hang up the phone. “Don’t become a statistic. Fraud is a multi- billion enterprise that will only stop when the scammers stop getting money, banking information and personal information. The best thing to do is to simply hang up the phone.”