Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Last month, a Chatham man attended police headquarters to report a fraud.
Through investigation, police learned that the man received a call from a man with an East Indian accent who advised that he was part of an internal investigation at a local bank in Chatham.
The man was asked to help by withdrawing money from his account and transferring it to another bank.
He was also told not to tell anyone as this was a ‘secret police investigation.’
In doing so, the scammers were able to access his banking information.
As a result of this scam, the man lost $46,000 from his line of credit and savings account.
The Chatham-Kent Police Service brings this to everyone’s attention in an attempt to prevent others from falling prey to this same banking scam.
Should you receive a suspicious telephone call, please report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/reportincident-signalerincident/index-eng.htm
The best way to fight these types of crime is through awareness.
For more information about frauds and scams, please see http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/fraud-escroquerie/index-eng.htm