Ontario seniors scam $800,000, police say

Norfolk County’s Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is warning the public to be “extremely vigilant” after it said a local senior was scammed of about $800,000.

Police said the incident began in August when the victim received a call from a man claiming to be an employee of a financial institution selling bonds. The futures investor then sent three different transfers totaling around $800,000 and was expected to receive a return in November. When the victim contacted his financial institution. them, they were told that it was, in fact, a scam. Then they called the police.

“OPP is reminding all Norfolk County residents to be extremely vigilant and alert to unwanted calls, emails or visitors to your residence,” OPP said in a press release.

“If someone receives a call this way, please contact your financial institution immediately.”

OPP is also asking anyone who may have information about this particular incident to contact them.

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