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Police warn of phoney bank inspector targetting seniors

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Police are warning about a phoney bank inspector who’s targeting seniors.

Const. Jason Michalyshen said the Winnipeg Police Service Commercial Crime Unit has been made aware of a complaint regarding a person posing as a bank representative. This person is targeting seniors, posing as a bank representative, and has personal information regarding the victim's bank accounts.

"This person or persons request assistance in an investigation they claim to be conducting by having the victim withdraw a large sum of money from their account and deliver it to him at a location other than the bank," Michalyshen said. "This is done under the guise of keeping the investigation confidential."

Police are warning that this is not legitimate and is a scam.

Anyone contacted in this manner is asked to call the Winnipeg Police Service Commercial Crime Unit at 204-986-6231 or the Police non-emergency line at 204-986-6222.

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