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Saturday, 21 November 2015

#ALERT Kawartha Lakes Police Warn of New Credit Card Fraud Twist!

A New Twist On Credit Card Fraud Targeting Kawartha Lakes!

Police were contacted this week after a Lindsay woman suspected she had become a victim of a credit card fraud.
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Protect yourself! Check out the details in the press release from the police below.

Lindsay Woman - Credit Card Fraud Victim!

At approximately 6:40 a.m. a Lindsay woman received a telephone call from the following telephone number 859-846-4383. A male identified himself as an employee of a credit card company. He inquired if the woman had recently made a purchase on her credit card in Prince Edward Island. When the woman indicated she had not the male proceeded to inquire about her credit card information, which she provided. The male then placed her on hold and never returned.
Suspecting she was being victimized, she hung up the phone and contacted her credit card company who indicated that a $990.00 purchase had just been made on her card.
The credit card company immediately cancelled her card and refunded the money.
Police have made efforts to trace the number but it is an offshore number that does not receive calls. Please do not provide any credit card or banking information over the telephone unless you have taken steps to insure the call is from a legitimate source. 

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