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Kingston Police warn of romance scam targeting single men over social media

Kingston Police are warning the public of a romance scam using a female voice to target single men. “In a recent phishing attack that targets single men, cybercriminals show us how they use modern technology to trick their victims,” said Constable Ash Gutheinz, Media Relations Officer, C.O.R.E. Unit. “The scam

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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 warn of latest romance-related scam

Let’s be honest, the age of social distancing can leave us feeling lonely. To make matters worse, scammers are now leveraging our loneliness for their scams, according to a release from Kingston Police, dated Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. Kingston Police warns that romance-related scams are growing more popular and more

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Fraud Awareness Friday wraps up Crime Prevention Week

As Crime Prevention Week concludes, Kingston Police have released details on popular scams in the area. If you have been affected by fraud, or have information on any scam, contact Kingston Police – details below. Canada Revenue Agency Scam: One of the most popular scams being perpetrated across Ontario, with

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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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