7/5/2018 7:08:12 AM

South Bruce OPP are reminding residents to watch out for cons and scams after a fraudster recently netted $6,000 from a resident in Arran-Elderslie. Police say the caller was allowed computer access and gift card "payments" were requested. Police have noticed a trend where con artists request payments via gift cards, most notably "ITunes" and "Steam" online gaming gift cards. Scammers will often use the name of a real company in order to gain your trust so you will send money or personal information to them. Police say there is no trick to preventing fraud. If it sounds too good to be true, it likely is. Your best defence is to verify any unsolicited contact. Anyone interested in more information on fraud can contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.

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