BANK INTERCEPTS LOTTERY SCAM

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(DRYDEN, ON) – A 78 year old Dryden citizen was almost a victim of a fraudulent lottery scam. On October 19, 2018, the victim received a call that they won a lottery and was told to proceed to the bank to forward a $1000 in order to collect their winnings.

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Once at the bank, bank officials recognized that this was a fraud, informing the victim and stopping the transfer.

The Dryden Police Service wish to remind citizens that fraudsters like this prey upon our senior population.

Please report these types of phone calls to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre and/or the police whenever a lottery is asking you to forward money to them.

On October 20, 2018, at approximately 2:00 am, a Second Street resident reported two males dressed in all black trying to break into his car.

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The victim chased the males away prior to police arrival. The suspects have not been identified.

Source: Dryden Police Service

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One Reply to “BANK INTERCEPTS LOTTERY SCAM”

  1. Thank goodness the bank stopped her i’ve heard of stories that the bank didn’t do anything. It’s sad that people fall for this. But they do prey on the elderly who have not grown up with computers or these phone scams. These people r losers and should try getting an honest job. Well if there is a golden gate to cross in the after life you are going to a pretty hot place.

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