Toronto police warn of scam targeting seniors

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Toronto police are warning the public about a scam targeting seniors. They say a woman called an elderly couple at their home in Toronto’s west end earlier this month. She pretended to be a police officer and asked the couple to leave a bag of money and jewelry outside their house, claiming it would help police catch a criminal. The couple complied and later realized the bag of valuables had been stolen.

Investigators say police would never ask the public to use their possessions as part of an investigation. They are also asking anyone with information on the scam to come forward to police.

To many people such a scam would immediately set off alarm bells but are easy to pull as many seniors are battling memory problems or sliding into second childhood. -CINEWS

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