On 26th of June 2021at 7:29 pm., Aylmer Police responded to a fraud complaint on Spruce St. Aylmer ON. Police investigation revealed that two male suspects contacted a 91-year-old female from Aylmer and convinced her that her bank account was in arrears and had her purchase $1500.00 in google cards in order to correct the account. Victim purchased the cards and provided the information to the males. Residents are reminded that banking institutions do not request their customers to purchase any products to correct any banking irregularities. Culprits use pressure and scare tactics in order to convince victims that their information is legitimate and they need to act on the information immediately. Fraud prevention tips;
- Slow it down – Scams are often designed to create a sense of urgency. Take time to ask questions and think it through.
- Spot check – Do your research to double check the details you are getting. Does what they’re telling you make sense?
- Stop! Don’t send – No reputable person or agency will ever demand payment or your personal information on the spot.