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Peterborough man facing additional fraud charges, police believe there may be more victims

A 29-year-old Peterborough man is facing additional fraud charges after several more victims came forward to police. Through further investigation it was revealed that between January 2017 and July 2017 the accused defrauded several other persons he knows of postsecondary tuition funds and also convinced several of the victims to pay into an investment scam. As a result of the investigation Gaurav Paul, 29, of Applewood Crescent, Peterborough, is additionally charged with fraud under $5,000 X4. The investigation is ongoing. Police believe there may still be other victims and are…

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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 release their 2015 Annual Report

  The Peterborough Police Service releases it’s 2015 Annual Report today on their web site and announced it on Twitter. Want to learn more about our Service? Check out our Annual Report: https://t.co/35zO91A7ow -LG pic.twitter.com/Dc36zKzz7p — Peterborough Police (@PtboPolice) July 4, 2016 [box type=”shadow” align=”” class=”” width=””]Did you know that much of what we do at the Peterborough Police Service actually has nothing to do with criminal activity? In fact, approximately 75 to 80 per cent of our time is spent on what are called nonoffences. Non-offences are classified as…

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Police warn public of Lottery Scam

The Peterborough Police Service is warning residents about an Ontario Lottery scam that is circulating in our area. During the week of September 7, the week of September 14 and twice on September 29, 2015 the victim, a 69-year-old woman, received a phone call from a person pretending to be with the Ontario Lottery. The person on the phone initially told the victim she had won $1 million and upped the winnings during subsequent phone calls to $2 million. During the phone call on September 29 the scammer on the…

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