(FORT FRANCES, ON) – Members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to notify the public of a scam that has been reported in the Fort Frances area.
Unknown parties have fraudulently acquired and distributed cheques belonging to a business in Calgary.
The culprit(s) have sent the cheques to seemingly random individuals, with one being sent to a residence in Fort Frances.
The OPP is assisting the Calgary Police Service, who is conducting a multi-jurisdictional investigation into the matter.
If you receive a cheque in the mail originating from a business in Calgary that you weren’t expecting, do not deposit the cheque. Contact the OPP via the OPP Communications Centre at 1-888-310-1122, or contact the Rainy River District OPP detachment at 1-807-274-3322during business hours.
The OPP thank you for doing your part to help the OPP combat fraud in the Rainy River District.
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