South Simcoe police warning residents about “stranded solider,” money scam

South Simcoe police officers are reminding residents to not send money over the internet to people they do not know.

In a new twist on a well known scam, an Innisfil resident was contacted by somebody pretending to be a man stationed overseas who was relieved of his duties. The man sent money to the alleged soldier but quickly realized something was wrong the next day and he contacted the police.

Police state that you should never share your personal information online and you should never wire transfer money when contacted by strangers.

Read the full story over at Bayshore Broadcasting.

This story was summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.

Devin Jones is the head writer and social media producer at Canadian Fraud News. Devin was raised in Toronto and is a graduate of the Ryerson University journalism program. As a former Digital Media editor at the Ryerson Review of Journalism, you can find Devin camera and coffee in hand, at his home photo studio.

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