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Internet Fraud

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On Tuesday, April 27th, 2021, at approximately 11:52 Am., Aylmer police received a report of telephone scam. Police investigation revealed that a 35-year-old female victim from Aylmer was contacted by a male purported to be from a bank advising her that her account has been compromised and money withdrawn and that he needed access to her account remotely on her computer. Victim granted the male access and then directed her to purchase google cards totaling $2600.00 as a compensation for the lost money from the account. She purchased the cards and provided the verification numbers to the suspect resulting in a financial loss. Citizens are reminded that Banking institutions do not use google cards as a compensation for loss of funds. If you receive a call from a suspicious source or anyone asks to access your computer remotely, hang up and contact your branch directly.