Public Safety Alert,
Assistance sought with Fraud Over $5000 and
Impersonation of Police Officer investigation
Broadcast time: 14:32
Monday, November 27, 2017
Case #: 2017-3067994
The Toronto Police Service is requesting assistance with an ongoing Fraud over $5000 and Impersonation of a Police Officer investigation.
It is reported that:
- on Saturday, November 25, 2017, a woman, 20, reported to police she had been defrauded over the telephone
- she had received a phone call from a person claiming to be a Toronto police officer from what appeared to be a police-related phone number (416-808-2222)
- she was told that she was wanted on several warrants and was instructed to send a large sum of money via Western Union to cover legal fees
- she was later instructed to send an additional sum of money via Western Union and to purchase iTunes gift cards to cover additional legal fees
The Toronto Police Service does not ask for money to be sent, whether by Western Union or similar businesses, or to purchase any gift cards.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.
For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.
Constable Craig Brister, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Chris Monk, 31 Division