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Be aware of tax credit scams this tax season

Kingston Police have learned of an ongoing telephone campaign that claims to offer a rebate for the Ontario Carbon Tax Credit. With tax season upon us, Canadian consumers and businesses need to be on the lookout for false, deceptive and misleading marketing tied to tax incentives and credits being offered

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OPP raising cyber security awareness for Fraud Prevention Month

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch, Serious Fraud Office Ontario (SFO) and its Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) partners are launching their annual Fraud Prevention Month campaign. During the month of March, the OPP, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), CAFC and the Competition Bureau of Canada are joining police

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Kingston Police provide warning signs for Romance Scams

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Kingston Police and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre have seen an increase in online scams that target individuals in isolation due to the lock downs and travel restrictions. This includes fraudsters targeting people looking for companionship or love through dating sites and social media. With Valentine’s Day

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Kingston Police provide tips on using cryptocurrency safely

As the value of cryptocurrencies reach new highs, Kingston Police and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) wish to remind Canadians to recognize that fraudsters also seek to benefit from the growing interest in crypto currency markets. According to a release from Kingston Police, dated Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, data breaches,

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PEC OPP warn of ongoing phone scam

According to a release from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), dated Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, the Prince Edward County Detachment has received a number of reports of a phone scam.  Individuals have reported receiving phone calls from individuals claiming to be representatives of the government working for ‘Ontario Home Protection’,

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OPP warns of scammers claiming to be with the Ontario Energy Board

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in Eastern Ontario have have received an increased number of complaints since October 2020, from homeowners who have been solicited by individuals claiming to be associated with the Ontario Energy Board (OEB). According to the OPP, the OEB does not engage and is not involved

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Police release top 10 Canadian frauds of 2019

Kingston Police have released information from the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) regarding the most common and damaging fraud schemes of 2019. According to police, the CAFC received 46,465 fraud reports from Canadian consumers and businesses in 2019. The total reported losses from these scams were $96,163,328.64. The following are the

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Utilities Kingston, Hydro Kingston alert customers of texting scam

After a number of incidents involving fraudulent text messages over the weekend, Utilities Kingston and Kingston Hydro are warning customers to be cautious of this scam. Over the weekend from Friday, Sept. 20 to Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, the two utilities companies received “numerous reports” from customers who had received

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