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Police warn the public about extortion schemes with a twist

Kingston Police have released a warning about extortion schemes occurring over email. “So, you may or may not visit sensitive websites every now and again. But, what happens when a hacker tries to blackmail you with “proof” of you on a sensitive website?” Kingston Police asked in a release, dated

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Police warn about scammers pretending to be Hydro One representatives

Kingston Police are warning local residents to be wary of scammers posing as representatives of Hydro One in the Kingston area. According to a release from Kingston Police dated Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, residents in Kingston and area have received calls requesting that they make a payment for overdue or

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Kingston Police warn of two online sextortion scams reported locally

Kingston Police are warning the public about two similar online sextortion scams after receiving reports of the activity from local citizens. “As Kingston Police have received reports in regards to these scams, it is important for citizens in the community to be very careful with their online activities and who

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Police warn public after increase of scams spoofing as police agencies

After receiving an influx of calls from the public regarding spam calls in the region, Kingston Police are warning to public to beware of scams involving spoofing police agencies. According to Kingston Police, scammers have recently been taking a new approach that involves spoof calls from police agencies. In short,

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New scam targeting international students in Kingston

Kingston Police are warning the public of a new scam after receiving several complaints of fraud primarily targeting international students who speak English as a second language. Several of these incidents have been reported at St. Lawrence College, however the occurrences are not limited to St. Lawrence College. The fraudsters

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Police and Utilities Kingston caution residents about new phone scam

Beware of callers pretending to be from Utilities Kingston and demanding immediate payment for utilities, according to both police and the local utilities provider. Kingston Police and Utilities Kingston are warning the public of a new phone scam that has been reported by several Utilities Kingston customers, as well as

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Utilities Kingston customers targeted in Bitcoin payment phone scam

Local utilities provider Utilities Kingston is warning customers to beware of phone calls demanding immediate payment for utilities. According to Utilities Kingston, these calls are a scam, which has targeted the customers of Utilities Kingston as well as other utilities companies across Ontario. Customers have reported receiving phone calls from

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