County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are continuing an investigation after a suspected fraud occurred in North Grenville, Ontario.
Grandparents Scam: On August 8, 2019, OPP officers were advised by a resident that they had been defrauded of a substantial amount of money by someone claiming to be their grandson. The fraudster said he was in an ‘at fault’ collision, and now required money to pay for legal expenses. The fraudster defrauded the victim out of over $9,000.
The OPP remind residents that, if you get a call or email from someone claiming to know you and asking for help, check to confirm that it’s legitimate before you send any money. Ask some questions that would be hard for an imposter to answer correctly – the name of the person’s pet, for example, or the date of their mother’s birthday. Contact the person who they claim to be directly. If you can’t reach the person, contact someone else – a friend or relative of the person. Don’t send money unless you’re sure it’s the real person you know.
Impostor scams are cleverly designed to play on your fears; it’s hard to avoid falling for them. If you believe that someone is posing as a fraudster, hang up. You can file a complaint through the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or online at www.tipsubmit.com.
Mischief to Old Kemptville Public School: On August 10, 2019, shortly after 1 am, OPP officers were called to the Old Kemptville Public School building on Reuben Street. There was a report of youth being spotted in the area and the sound of glass breaking. One window had been broken, but the building was deemed secure. This is the fifth time the building has been subjected to mischief or attempt to break in this year.
Excessive Speed: On August 11, 2019, at approximately 11:30 pm, Grenville County OPP officers conducted speed measuring enforcement in North Grenville and intercepted a vehicle for traveling at an excessive speed of 176 km/h in a posted 100 km/h zone. The vehicle was impounded, and the driver’s license was suspended for seven days. The driver was charged with Stunt Driving under the Highway Traffic Act.
If you have any information on the above investigation or any other, please contact Kemptville OPP detachment on 1-888-310-1122, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-(TIPS) 8477, or submit your tip on-line at www.tipsubmit.com. Crime Stoppers does not want your name, you don’t go to court, and you could earn cash reward.