OPP investigating separate alleged fraud cases in Dunnville

FILE. The Canadian Press file

OPP in Haldimand County are investigating three separate alleged frauds that duped Dunnville residents out of thousands of dollars.

Investigators have not revealed specifics of each case but said they all involved residents giving out personal information to someone they didn’t know.

The first, reported on Wednesday, involves an individual who lost $160,000 in an alleged Bitcoin investment fraud after beginning correspondence with several people in March.

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The other incident was reported Thursday and is tied to a resident who lost $16,000 after following instructions from an unknown person who identified themselves as a bank representative.

A third was reported on June 18 after a victim sent over $2,200 from a Bitcoin account to an unknown caller who identified themselves as police.

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“OPP is reminding the public to be aware of the warning signs, never give out any personal information to someone you don’t know, and always verify all contact information and not just call a number or email that some unknown person provides you with,” Const. Mary Boddy said.

“The name on the caller display may be fraudulent. Give yourself some time to complete your own search.”

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