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Phone Scam

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On June 11, 2020 at 12:20 pm., Aylmer Police responded to a complaint of fraud reported by a 79-year-old male from Aylmer.  Police investigation revealed that on 10th of June 2020 a person purported to be a VISA representative called advising him that there may have been criminal activity involving his credit card. After several questions regarding complainant’s account, the caller convinced him to transfer $1000.00 to an account in India via “RIA Services”. Aylmer Police conducted a follow up and determined that a phone number 647-954-0535 was used in this international fraud. Residents are reminded to;

  • Never give unsolicited caller access to your computer.
  • Never give out personal banking information to a caller.
  • Ask questions and be suspicious of aggressive callers who use threatening or demanding language.
  • Confirm identity of the caller.
  • Hang up on the caller and attend your local banking institution to verify the information regarding your credit cards.
  • Call the number on the back of the credit card to ensure you are speaking to the legitimate credit card company representative to verify if in fact your credit card was compromised.
  • NEVER send money to an international banking institution or account in an attempt to resolve reported issue with your credit cards.