Another lottery scam

Mississauga, July 31 (CINEWS) This week it is reported that a Mississauga senior schemed to defraud another senior with a scam that should’ve been caught before it went too far.
An elderly Mississauga man is facing fraud charges in connection with an alleged lottery scam in which an older woman was duped out of almost $7,000.hi-lottery-ticket
South Simcoe police say a 79-year-old woman contacted them in April after being called by someone who claimed to work for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission.
The woman said she had been told she had won $4.5 million in a lottery. To begin the claim process, the woman was asked to send two cheques totaling almost $7,000 to cover the costs of an armoured car and armed security guards who would then deliver her the money, South Simcoe police said.
“The woman fell victim to the scam and sent the cheques to an unknown address in Mississauga, which were both cashed,” police said in a statement. “After telling others about what had transpired, the woman realized she has been scammed and called police.”
The investigation led to the arrest of an unidentified 76-year-old Mississauga man on Monday.
If you suspect you have received a solicitation from a fraudulent sweepstakes or lottery, you should report it to police.
You can also contact Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, a central agency that collects information on telemarketing complaints throughout Canada and relays this information to the appropriate enforcement agencies. You can contact Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 in Canada and the United States, or online at www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca.

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