NEW PHONE SCAM
The OPP have recently issued a release warning residents of a new telephone scam now active in Ontario. The victim gets a phone call from someone claiming to be a retailer who warns them that their credit card is compromised. They are told to report the problem. When they hang up to do so, the con artist is still on the line. When victims of the scam try to phone either 911 or their bank, they end up speaking with the con artist. The con artist then tells the victim to transfer money into a “safe account, which is controlled by the con artist.