Public Safety Alert,
Travel Website Fraud
Broadcast time: 13:30
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Unit: 51 Division
Case #: 2020-2456560
The Toronto Police Service is advising the public of a suspected fraudulent travel website.
The Toronto Police Service was made aware of a website, www.pandemictrip.com, which advertises flights from Canadian cities to Delhi, India from $730 Canadian.
Their search query asks for the user’s name and mobile phone number. Once a query is made, the user is contacted through a messaging app and the user is asked to provide identification and payment information.
The Toronto Police is urging the public to be vigilant with their information when searching for deals online and to only use reputable companies when conducting these queries.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Elliott Lee at 416-808-5179, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, 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.
For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.
Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Elliott Lee, 51 Division