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Person lost more than $15,000 in bank investigator scam

Prince Edward OPP continue warnings for people to be cautious of any request for money or information following a report of a person losing more than $15,000 in a bank investigator fraud.

“The victim stated they received a call from someone claiming to be with their bank’s fraud department,” said Aaron Miller, Acting Sergeant and regional media co-ordinator. “The investigator claimed that the suspect’s identity had been compromised and that the suspect was an internal bank employee. The suspect then directed the victim to deposit over $15,000 into a Bitcoin Teller Machine.

“Banks, police or government agencies will never ask for cryptocurrency.”

He advices people to stay safe online by following these tips:
Pump the brakes and ask more questions
Ask for credentials
Listen to the inner voice that says “this doesn’t sound right”
Be weary of any request for cash or cryptocurrency
Be cautious of the sense of urgency
Never provide remote computer access
Do not assume phone numbers appearing on your call display are accurate

“Remember: legitimate agencies will never pressure you for information over the phone or demand money immediately.”a

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