Saugeen Shores Police Service

Press Release

The Saugeen Shores Police are warning the public of a new fraud scam.

Police advise that a Saugeen Shores resident received a telephone call from an unknown number.  The caller spoke with a foreign accent and told the home owner that he was calling on behalf of ADT Security.  The caller said that the resident had won a free home security alarm and was very aggressively trying to sell the service.

Police contacted ADT Security who indicated that they are not offering free security alarms and would never ask for personal information over the phone.

Police frequently receive complaints from citizens who receive mail or telephone calls from foreign countries offering a service, advising they have won a prize, advising they are heir to a substantial inheritance or offering an investment with substantial returns.  These scams often involve providing credit card information or sending money via money order or a wire transfer service.  Police strongly advise against providing personal or financial information over the telephone and never send money.

Police ask that if you receive a call or correspondence you feel is suspicious in nature or causes you concern, please contact the Saugeen Shores Police service at 519-832-2500 immediately or  the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-654-9426.

 Dave Butcher
Sergeant #1 

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