OPP warn of 12 holiday scams

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With the season of generosity and open hearts upon us, the OPP warn everyone that scam artists and thieves are also looking for a little something extra at this time of year.


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“Investigators of the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre along with members of the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) want to remind and inform community members of the following 12 scams of the holidays,” Provincial Constable Shannon Cork, community safety/media relations officer, said.

Therefore, they are advising the public of the 12 of the most popular scams for 2021.

They have presented the following:

1)   Counterfeit Merchandise – Look out for huge and flashy discount advertisements that direct you to websites that look like the legitimate manufacturers. If you do receive any inferior product, they could pose significant health risks.

2)   Selling Goods & Services Online  – Be suspicious of payment offers that are more than the asking price and confirm that you have received a legitimate payment before you send the product.

3)   Crypto Investments  – Fraudsters are using social media and fraudulent websites. Prior to investing, ask for information on the…

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