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Kingston Police warn of a recent email and phone based scam

The following is a message from Kingston Police, warning of a new scam using both email and a telephone call to trick the public into downloading malware onto their systems: Thank you for calling—here’s some malware. Kingston Police is aware of a recent social engineering scam that utilizes real people

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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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Police warn public of phone scammers posing as local repairmen

Reports of another new scam affecting members of the community have been increasing, according to Kingston Police. This latest scam appears to be perpetrated by scammers from outside of the area who are using Kingston area phone numbers to make it appear that the calls are being received from legitimate

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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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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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Kingston Police issue warning about new ‘line-trapping’ scam

Local police and police agencies across Ontario are warning citizens of a new scam which involved suspects using “line-trapping” technology to tap into victims’ phones in order to steal personal information. According to police, one such incident involved an Ontario police service. In that case, the scammers posed as police

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Kingston Police: New Service Canada phone scam targeting area

Kingston Police want the public to be aware of a telephone scam that appears to be targeting the region. Over the last few days, local police have received numerous reports of the scam, Kingston Police reported on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. “The suspicious caller states that they are from Service

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Kingston Police warn of scams related to Capital One data breach

After Capital One announced last week that they had experienced a data breach in March, local police are advising of a number of possible scams that claim to be related to the breach. Capital One confirmed last week that the March data breach exposed the data of nearly 106 million

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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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Kingston Police warn of fake calls claiming to be from CRA

  With taxes due in the upcoming days, Kingston Police are reminding the public to be on high alert for fraudulent calls claiming to be from the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA). “These scammers insist that you owe money to the government. Then, they threaten you with loss of your driver’s

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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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