ELDERLY WOMAN SCAMMED, POLICE INVESTIGATING
10/9/2018 2:45:34 PM
Strathroy-Caradoc police say last week someone called a 78-year-old Strathroy resident, claiming to be from a local bank. They told the victim that someone had taken $750 from her account and they needed her banking information, to investigate the matter.
The resident provided the information, only to find out later it was a scam.
Police say the fraudsters later called back apologizing, and offering to reimburse the woman if she provided her new banking information, which she refused.
The Strathroy-Caradoc Police Service is warning that no information should ever be given over the telephone from an unsolicited call, and to hang up and call your local branch.
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