Brant OPP warn public of fraud call seeking $6000 for grandson’s bail

BRANT, ON – The Brant County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are warning the public to be cautious when receiving phone calls demanding  urgent financial transactions after  investigating a fraud complaint in Paris. Brant OPP responded to a fraud complaint in Brant County after  the complainant said they had received a call from an individual, Jan., 23rd, 2024, claiming to be a law enforcement official. The caller alleged that the complainant’s grandson was in custody due to a collision and urgently needed $6000 for bail. OPP said in response, to the alarming call, the complainant, trusting the fraudulent information, visited a local Purolator location to dispatch the money to an address in Quebec. It was only later, upon realizing the scam, that the complainant contacted the Brant OPP. Officers immediately urged…

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