Public beware of frauds and scams
The East Algoma OPP would like to remind the public that there are many schemes being used to defraud the public and businesses.
If you receive any unsolicited communication by any means asking for money to be given or that you won money, be cautious and suspicious. Never give out any personal, credit or banking information to anyone over the phone, by letter, email, fax or any other means of communication. Often, the victims are presented with a situation that is either very serious and/or needs immediate attention and they feel pressured to provide the information requested on the spot. This is a tactic frequently used in the scams. Here are just a few examples: - Computer Virus Scam, you will receive an email stating your computer has a virus and there will be a link to click on to fix your computer. As soon as you click on that link, the fraudster now has complete