New Scam Making Rounds Leads To Warning From OPP

Leeds OPP is warning of a new telephone scam making the rounds that has recently defrauded five people in Toronto out of millions of dollars.

In it, officers say the victim receives a phone call from someone claiming their credit card account has been compromised.  

They are then told to call 911, and their bank, to report the fraud but when they hang up, the call is not actually disconnected. The victim is still on the line with the original fraudster.

Scammers then instruct the victim to transfer funds into a different account which is supposedly intended to keep it safe

Police say to never give out personal financial details or information over the phone, and always go into the bank if you believe something is wrong.