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Quebec Youth Charged In Local Grandparent Scam

KAWARTHA LAKES-A Quebec youth is facing accusations of being involved in a local “Grandparent Scam”.

Peterborough County OPP received a call from a local resident advising that they had been contacted by someone pretending to be a family member that was asking for money on May 1. Officers were able to locate an individual matching the description provided and made an arrest. During the arrest, a prohibited weapon was located according to police

As a result of the investigation, a 17-year-old from Quebec has been charged with:

·      Fraud under $5000

·      Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition

The accused was released and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Peterborough on June 12, 2023.

To avoid becoming a victim to the “Grandparent Scam“, keep these simple tips in mind and share with your loved ones. If you receive a call with someone identifying themselves as a friend or family member urgently in need of money…slow things down,

·      Confirm that it is the person that they say they are. Text or call them on a number that you have for them or ask them a question that only they would know the answer to.

·      Do not provide your home address.

·      Do not provide any banking or personal information.

·      Ask for a number to call them back.

·      If you are told that they have been arrested and are in custody, ask for the address of the police station or court that they are being held at.

·      Contact your local Police Service and report the incident immediately.

 

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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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