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Brantford Police warning of grandparent scam

BRANTFORD, ONT-The Brantford Police Service (BPS) are warning older residents that a grandparent scam has surfaced in the city. Police said they have received several reports of suspects posing as a Brantford Police officer or an RCMP officer in attempts to scam older citizens. The BPS reminded members of the public if they have a concern regarding the identity of an officer, their identity can be confirmed by contacting BPS at 519-756-7050 with the name and badge number of the individual in question. Grandparent or Emergency Scam – What is it?  This type of fraud occurs when the fraudster contacts the victim, claiming a family member is in crisis and needs money. Although the fraudster can claim to be any family member (e.g., aunt, uncle, child) or friend, grandparents may

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