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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Police Warn About COVID-19 Scams

Shelburne | by Jill Young  

It hasn't happened in Shelburne yet, but local police are warning about virus scams circulating.

Although it's not affecting Shelburne directly so far, local police are warning the public about some COVID-19 scams.

These scams are circulating around the province including private companies offering fast COVID-19 testing, people pretending to be a nurse and offering testing and results for you if you give your credit card information, and fraudsters urging others to invest in new stocks related to the virus.

There are also consumers purchasing large amounts of products for resale at a higher price.

Shelburne Police Officer Jennifer Roach urges residents to stop, pause and think before providing any personal or banking information or agreeing to these services. 

Roach suggests if you are contacted for any of these scams that you report it to your local police as well as The Canadian Centre for Anti-Fraud  1-888-495-8501 or info@antifraudcentre.ca.

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