C-K police warn of fraud
Chatham-Kent police are advising residents of a fraud a local resident fell prey to in the hopes it doesn’t happen to others.
Police said a Chatham man came to police headquarters last month to report a fraud.
Through investigation, it was learned the man received a call from a man with an East Indian accent claiming to be part of an internal investigation at a local bank in Chatham.
The victim was asked to help by withdrawing money from his account and transferring it to another bank. He was also told to not tell anyone because it was a “secret police investigation.” Police said in doing so, the scammers were able to access his banking information, which resulted in the man losing $46,000 from his line of credit and savings account.
Should anyone receive a suspicious call like this, they are advised to report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre online at www.antifraudcentre.ca.