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Kingston Police warn the community of recent rental scams

Those looking to rent property in Kingston are encouraged by Kingston Police to be diligent before paying first and last month’s rent for a property listed on Kijiji or other property for rent sites. Although this scam has been seen in Kingston before, the scammers are becoming increasingly cunning, according

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Kingston Police warn of scammers exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic

Kingston Police have become aware that scammers are preying on the public’s fear and sending various scam-based emails related to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, according to a release dated Thursday, Jul. 22, 2021. Below are some examples of the types of scam police said individuals should be on the

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Kingston Police warn phishing scams at all-time high

The following is a message from Kingston Police regarding phishing scams and social engineering: The prevalence of phishing scams is at an all-time high. Because you are the key to preventing a cyberattack within your home or your organization, it is important to question the legitimacy of every email you

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Kingston Police warn of email scams using QuickBooks invoices to infect users

Kingston Police are sharing another spoof-style email scam that looks real and is convincing people to give up their hard earned money. This time scammers are using a QuickBooks spoof to get you to download an “invoice” that contains malware. “An easy way for cybercriminals to get your attention is

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Police warn parents about youth sextortion through image sharing

Kingston Police are warning parents about an increasing and serious trend involving youth being extorted for money. There has been a concerning rise in teenagers reporting issues surrounding video communication with adults posing as teenagers, according to a report from Kingston Police, dated Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. On platforms that

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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 share 10 cybersecurity tips for holiday shopping

The holiday season is usually about friends, family, food, and shopping. Kingston Police have released a collection of tips to help keep us safe while we’re making online purchases this holiday season. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals filling our inboxes, we are well into the holiday shopping season.

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Kingston Police warn COVID-19 vaccine may be fresh phish bait for scammers

Recently, pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced that long-term trials of their COVID-19 vaccine have been highly successful. This exciting development is a huge step towards ending the pandemic, but experts say we are still far from a publicly available vaccine. Unfortunately, good news like this is often used by scammers to

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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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