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Police provide tips to avoid cottage rental scams

The Kingston Police Fraud Unit said they have recently been assigned investigations pertaining to cottage rental scams being perpetrated in our region. Ads for these fraudulent vacations have been posted on free classified websites such as Kijiji, and Marketplace. According to a release from Kingston Police, the scammers take photos

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Police warn of LinkedIn file sharing scam

LinkedIn is a networking site used to connect with colleagues, employers, and other business contacts. Even though LinkedIn is designed for professionals, it is just as vulnerable as any other social media platform. Kingston Police said they are aware of a recent scam involving cybercriminals who use stolen LinkedIn accounts

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Tips to protect yourself during Fraud Prevention Month

March is Fraud Prevention Month, and Kingston Police and Utilities Kingston are partnering to help spread fraud prevention tips to local residents and businesses.  “Malicious cyber actors are quick to take advantage of high-profile events, particularly those that cause worry and concern, as with the COVID-19 virus,” says Constable Ash

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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 suggest hovering over links before clicking to avoid being scammed

Kingston Police have released a statement regarding email scams, which they hope will help the public stay safe, and avoid being taken in by scammers. “How can you tell if an email is safe?” asked Constable Ash Gutheinz. “Even if you catch red flags in an email, such as typos

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Police warn Zoom users about new email scam

Kingston Police are warning Zoom users about fake emails telling them their account has been suspended. The scam convinces people to reveal details such as their login credentials, potentially putting both their personal privacy and their employer’s network at risk. The group video conferencing app Zoom has surged to popularity

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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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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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