Fraudsters targeting Chatham-Kent residents
Fraudsters continue to target Chatham-Kent residents with plots to steal your money.
Some signs that you are being targeted are:
– Requests for gift cards or prepaid credit cards to pay a ‘debt’ you are not aware of.
– Do not send money through Western Union unless you know exactly who is receiving it (friend, family). Legitimate businesses do not use Western Union as a payment option. Police in Canada cannot investigate international money transfers in an effective manner.
– It is never an emergency; don’t be pressured to send money because of a perceived time limit. Stop. Assess. Call Police or a family member if it seems odd.