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Peterborough Police launches postcard campaign to spread fraud prevention messaging: “You are their next target:

The Peterborough Police Service launched a postcard campaign aimed at getting crucial fraud prevention messaging directly into people’s homes. Our Service has done a lot of messaging and education around the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scam yet we are still being inundated with calls from citizens reporting this fraud,” says Detective Constable Keith Calderwood, Peterborough Police Service Fraud Unit. “The scammers involved are extremely aggressive and convincing. There are people today who are losing $4,000 or $5,000 as a result of this fraud.” The Peterborough Police Service’s Alternative Response Unit receives…

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Peterborough Police Service issues Fraud Alert

Fraud Alert: The Peterborough Police Service warns residents that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) fraud continues to circulate in our area. We continue to receive calls from local citizens reporting this scam. According to the CRA, occasionally, taxpayers may receive, either by telephone, mail, text message or email, a fraudulent communication that claims to be from the CRA. In all these cases, the communication requests personal information, such as a social insurance, credit card, bank account, and/or passport numbers, from the taxpayer. These fraudulent communications typically insist that this personal…

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