Fake cop spins fish tale

Norfolk OPP remind the public to be skeptical of people who phone out of the blue claiming you owe money or need to send money.A Norfolk resident received such a call last Friday morning from a man claiming to be a police officer.The impostor told the complainant that their grandson had been in a crash involving impaired driving and that the family needed to wire $12,500 to cover damage done to the vehicles involved.When the subject turned to money, the recipient knew the call was a scam and contacted the real authorities.“Modern, tech-savvy scammers have personal information about you before they ever try to contact you,” Const. Ed Sanchuk, spokesperson for the Norfolk OPP, said in a news release.“It is imperative to verify any unsolicited contact before you respond and provide information. Keep you guard up when you receive a surprise call from anyone soliciting funds and indicating that a loved one is in jail or has been involved in a serious incident.“You work hard for your money so work hard to protect it. Do not hand it over to a smooth-talking con artist. Fraud is a multi-billion dollar per year business that will only stop when the con artists stop making money.”

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