Family loses $1,300 in COVID-19 scam
The OPP are warning of online COVID-19 scams after one family lost $1,300.
A Norfolk County resident came across a Facebook ad for a bogus $50,000 federal grant to help families dealing with the pandemic.
When the resident reached out, a person claiming to be an agent with the US government requested $400 in 'processing fees.'
The resident sent an e-transfer, prompting the scammer to ask for another $900 in prepaid Visa gift cards to release the grant money.
After the cards were sent the resident realized they had been duped and contacted police.
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