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Business owners reminded about scams

Cops say fraudsters calling businesses again, saying they are connected to police

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The Winnipeg Police Service is once again asking business owners and community members to be aware of fraudulent phone solicitations.

In August, officials advised the public that local businesses in the city had received calls from
individuals claiming to be associated with the Winnipeg Police Service or the Winnipeg Police Association. During the calls, requests are made for the businesses to buy advertising space in an upcoming magazine or publication.

Police have recently received similar reports from local business owners and officials are reminding business owners and individuals who receive a call asking for money to support a local charity or non-profit agency to request the information be sent in writing.

Legitimate organizations will have no problem providing this information and they do not ask for credit card information over the phone, officials say.

The Winnipeg Service’s patrol area includes its East District, which includes southeast
Winnipeg.

For more fraud protection information, visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre’s website at www.antifraudcentre.ca

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