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Telephone Fraud

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On 20th of April 2022, at 4:00 pm., Aylmer Police received a complaint of fraud from a business on Talbot St. West Aylmer ON. A male caller contacted the business and placed a purchase of flower arrangement, chocolates, stuffed animal and gift cards. The male paid with what was suspected to be a fraudulent card and requested the complainant to send photo of “gift cards” which would reveal card numbers and complete the scam. The complainant found the request to be suspicious and contacted the police. Investigation revealed that this was in fact an attempt to defraud the complainant by the use of fraudulent card followed by an attempt by the culprit to obtain gift card numbers.