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A local women has fallen victim to a scam. On June 5, 2021 the victim received a random text message saying " Looking for carriers to work for me, if interested call me for further information". The text message mentioned the male needed trustworthy and honest people who would be willing to transport various amounts of money between $1000.00 to $5000.00 dollars to his customers and that the person needed to be open minded. The victim responded asking for information. The victim was told a driver would show up with certified cheques for cash.
The victim ended up withdrawing over $27,000.00 dollars from her account as well as borrowing money. The victim met up with the driver outside the Port Hope Royal Bank On Monday June 6, 2021.
Please do not fall victim to these frauds. Please call us. We are open 24/7, you can call 905-885-8123 and press 3 for our dispatch, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800 - 222- TIPS (8477) . We do not want our community members being the victim of these crimes.
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