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Kingston Police investigating $30K Canada Border Agency Scam call

Kingston Police have stated that they continue to receive several reports of individuals being contacted by fraudsters, who claim to be employees from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and demanding money. The victim in this latest incident called the police on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, and reported that she

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Kingston Police: Grandparent telephone scam has resurfaced in the area

Kingston Police are reminding the community that scammers can and do ask for money over the telephone, and to be aware that a previous scam of this nature has been reported in the Kingston area, According to a release from Kingston Police, the “parent or grandparent” telephone scam has resurfaced

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Kingston Police warn of current telephone scam posing as VISA security department

A telephone scam has been brought to the attention of Kingston Police over the past week. The suspicious automated call states that it is the security department at VISA calling and then indicates that there have been fraudulent transactions made to your account that need to be rectified, according to

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Kingston Police seek identity of female fraud suspect

Kingston Police have released the above photos and are asking for public assistance in identifying a female suspect involved in a fraud case that occurred in early June 2021. According to police, on Friday, Jun. 11, 2021, the suspect entered a bank in Kingston’s west end where she used fraudulent

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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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Police warn scammers using man’s best friend as bait

With stay-at-home orders in place across the globe, many people are buying new pets to help them feel more connected. Unfortunately, shoppers who are looking for a furry friend may be in for a big surprise. According to a release from Kingston Police, dated Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, cybercriminals are

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Kingston Police arrest three after elaborate province wide crime spree

Three local individuals are facing numerous charges after thefts and frauds at hardware and big box stores from Toronto to Ottawa. According to a release from Kingston Police, dated Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, they began a joint multijurisdictional investigation with multiple other police agencies regarding frauds and thefts that were

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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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Kingston Police issue warning about ‘work at home’ job scam

Scammers are taking advantage of the current work-from-home climate COVID-19 has imposed on many households. The current scam, as reported by Kingston Police, has victims applying to “Work at Home” positions on online job boards. The job seekers are told they are hired after an interview process, usually through text

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Utilities Kingston warning customers of ongoing phone scam

Utilities Kingston is warning its customers about a phone scam that has been reported by customers in Kingston recently. According to Utilities Kingston, the scam involves callers pretending to be from Utilities Kingston and demanding immediate payment for utilities. “This is a scam. Several customers have reported this activity that

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Reminder of upcoming Next Level Investments restitution deadline

Kingston Police have issued a press release and are reminding victims of the Next Level Investments fraud of the upcoming deadline for restitution applications. Restitution applications will only be accepted until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2020. Next Level Investments operated in Kingston from 2016 to 2017, carrying out

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Police warn public of stolen cellphone scam at downtown night clubs

Kingston Police are advising residents on how to handle being contacted about their stolen cellphones after an influx of calls regarding phones stolen at downtown nightclubs. According to Const. Ash Gutheinz, Media Relations Officer for Kingston Police, the local police have received a number of calls regarding cellphones stolen from

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