Kawartha Lakes Mums Readers - See This Job Scam?Durham Region Police Service is investigating after a student reported being the victim of a fraudulent job opportunity to promote residence options and attract international exchange students. The police are looking for anyone who may have had dealings with a similar job scam. How was the scam run?
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Durham Police Seek Public Assistance with Student Job Scam
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This work was completed for a probationary period and the employer then indicated an email money transfer would be sent to the students for one of the transactions was stopped and the students account was frozen. At this point, the incident was reported to police. This type of scam is often associated with organized crime.
Investigators would like to speak to anyone who may have had a similar experience.
Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact Det. Galipeau of the Fraud Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5321. Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.