On Saturday, April 14, 2018 just before 1 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers received a call from a 44-year-old Bradford woman regarding an identity fraud. The woman said she had received an email from what she believed to be the Apple App store advising that she had purchased a video game.
She said she clicked on an invoice, then on a link that said “If you didn’t make this purchase or if you believe an unauthorized person is attempting to access your account, click here to cancel your purchase.” The woman then logged into her Apple ID as requested and proceeded to complete a form that asked for her credit card information and Social Insurance Number. After completing the form and sending it the woman realized she had been scammed. She immediately cancelled her credit card and changed the passwords for her Apple ID and email. She intended to call today to have her information monitored with a credit agency.
South Simcoe Police Service wants to remind citizens to be wary of any email correspondence pertaining to purchases you did not make. If you are providing your credit card information on-line, do so only if you have initiated the transaction. Also refrain from ever providing your Social Insurance Number to an unknown source.
Criminal Harassment, Breach of Probation, Fail to Comply with Recognizance
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