Unfortunately, money scammed from the public is difficult to recover. Prevention and caution are your best defence. By learning how to recognize a scam and report it, you can protect yourself and prevent others from becoming a victim of fraud. These warnings should be discussed with seniors who do not have access to this information.
Police are asking retailers to report suspicious transactions, especially when a vulnerable person is involved. Durham Regional Police can be contacted at 1-888-579-1520.