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Service Canada and RCMP Bitcoin Fraud

Broadcast time: 10:30
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

51 Division

Case #: 2020- 568277

The Toronto Police Service is advising the public of an ongoing scam that is related to Service Canada and the RCMP.

It is reported that:

- on Thursday, March 19, 202, a 34-year-old man was called by someone claiming to be a Service Canada representative

- the man was informed that their social insurance number was compromised by a known money launderer

- the man was transferred to another individual claiming to be a member of the RCMP

- the man was instructed to deposit money into a Bitcoin machine to protect their assets

The Toronto Police is reminding the public to be vigilant, especially in these times of uncertainty. Government agencies will not ask the public to deposit money using Bitcoin machines.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.

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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Elliott Lee, 51 Division