C-K po­lice warn of fraud

The Chatham Daily News - - NEWS -

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.

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