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Police Issue Warning After Elderly Peterborough Resident Scammed Out Of $10,000

PETERBOROUGH-Peterborough Police are issuing a warning after an incident in Peterborough around the grandparent scam.

On Thursday, March 10, 2022, officers were made aware that an 82-year-old Peterborough resident received a phone call saying they were a police officer and that $10, 000 was required for the granddaughter’s release.  An exchange was set up at the residence and the money handed over. The victim then became concerned and called police.

The suspect was described to police as:

  • White Male
  • Early 20’s

Anyone with information is asked to call Peterborough Police at 705-876-1122 x555 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Peterborough Police are concerned that someone went to a residence and are asking people to be extra cautious.

Police Services do not call residents requesting money for the release of a suspect.

If you suspect that you have received an email or call that may be a scam, please report it with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

If you are a victim or have questions about an interaction, please call Peterborough Police at 705-876-1122 x274 or you can fill out a report online.

Detective Constable Keith Calderwood has some more tips around fraud prevention:



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Pamela Vanmeer
Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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