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Minden Hills Resident Scammed Out Of $9,000 In “Emergency Scam”-Police Looking For Suspects

KAWARTHA LAKES-A Minden Hills grandparent is out $9,000 after allegedly falling victim to the “Emergency Scam”.

Haliburton Highlands OPP say the victim received a call from a male falsely identifying himself as a police officer. The fraudster advised the victim that their granddaughter had been arrested for drug-related offences and that a payment of $9,000 was mandatory for her release. The scammer warned the victim to not speak to his granddaughter’s parents or anyone else, including law enforcement, as the transaction would not take place if that was the case according to police. Officers say a female also spoke to the victim on the phone impersonating the granddaughter. Arrangements were made and a female attended the victim’s residence the following day to collect the money.

Suspect vehicle courtesy OPP

Members of the public are cautioned that officers would never attend a residence to obtain bail money.

The female is described as:

·  18-23 years of age

·  White

·  Approximately 5’5″ tall

·  Slim build, 100-110 lbs

·  Brown eyes

·  Brown hair in a bun

·  Red and black tattoo on left side of neck, 1 inch from ear, which runs down neck toward collarbone

·  Wearing dark pants and dark zip-up coat

Vehicle is described as:

·  Silver-coloured 2013-2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact the Haliburton Highlands OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or 705 286-1431, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or https://www.khcrimestoppers.com.

 

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Pamela Vanmeer
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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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