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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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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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Kingston man arrested on multiple counts of fraud and theft

A local man is now facing a long list of charges after using a credit card belonging to someone else numerous times in the course of two days. According to police, on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, the complainant contacted Kingston Police and reported that his credit card, which had been

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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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