The Glengarry News


New scam alerts

publisher Feb 13, 2018 - 11:28am

Be wary of the old tax fraud scam.

A local woman advises she received a bogus phone call warning her that she was facing tax fraud charges.

She was given a phone number that is linked to a fraud ring.

Another scheme has someone posing as a retailer who alerts a consumer his or her credit card account has been compromised. The victim is then told to call 911, as well as his or her financial institution, to report the fraud, but when the target hangs up, the person is unaware the call is not disconnected.

Police say the victims are then led to believe they made an outgoing call and are speaking to authorities. 

The victims are then told to go to their banking institution to transfer funds into a different account which is supposedly intended to safeguard their funds. The victim has in fact received these instructions from the original fraudster.

Fraud victims sought

publisher May 11, 2017 - 9:07am

Investigators are seeking people who have been victimized by Kingston-based Next Level Investments, the subject of a police investigation that resulted in five people being charged with fraud.

The investigative team, which includes detectives from both the Kingston Police and the OPP, is now in a position to hear from people who may believe that they are a victim of this company or may have invested with them and either received or were promised a return for their investment. This link will provide direction of how to report and provide your information to police.

Scam alert

publisher Jan 23, 2017 - 12:54pm

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has seen a significant decrease in the amount of losses attributed to the CRA scam, following a large number of arrests conducted by authorities at a number of "call centres" in India. The fraudsters are attempting to re-engage victims who have previously lost money to the CRA scam.

The following is an actual quote from an email sent to a victim: "We are happy to help you with our services. As you have already paid a huge amount of money to various scammers. Based on your background verification and as per your discussion with our senior management personnel Mr. David Carter, we are pleased to pay you CAD 97000 dollars. This is to inform you that the above amount will be given to you in four equal installments on the payment of nominal documentation fees which is 4.9% of CAD 97000$ which is equal to CAD 4753 dollar. This is a one time payment of the documentation charges which shall be collected at your door step by our representative. On receiving the said fees, we shall release your first installment cheque worth CAD 24250 dollars within 48 hours. If you have any queries you can reach us via email or you can call our management personnel whose details are as under. Mr David Carter".

Many victims never report these incidents to the police. If you or a family member has fallen victim to this fraud, please report to your local police service, as well as the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. You have two ways to make a report to the CAFC: either by phone at 1-888-495-8501 (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) or through their online reporting tool at http://www.antifraudcentre-…/index-eng.htm

Attempted fraud charge

richard Dec 30, 2015 - 5:07pm

An Ottawa woman has been charged after Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to a report of a suspicious female at a residence on Concession 4, North Glengarry Township. Investigation indicated that the woman was attempting to convince the would-be victims to provide quantities of cash in return for promised profits.
Blandine Ngo-Nkou-Bayiga, 33, was charged with attempted fraud.
People are reminded to be cautious when offered something that is “too good to
be true.” Visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud (PhoneBusters) website at for current information and helpful
protection tips on a variety of ongoing common scams.

Scam alert

richard Nov 30, 2015 - 10:24am

Be wary of scam artists pretending to be working for Revenue Canada. One area woman reports she received a call saying she had to call immediately to avoid being hauled into court for an apparent non-payment of taxes. Call the fraud squad at 1-888-495-8501 to report any scams.

Lottery scam alert

richard Jul 8, 2015 - 12:11pm

Beware of the lottery scam.
The warning is being issued by the Ontario Provincial Police after a North Dundas man alerted the OPP when he was asked to send a fee after allegedly “winning” a lottery.
Lottery scams and other prize fraud schemes now rank second highest in terms of the number of mass marketing fraud complaints, and fourth in terms of dollar losses reported by victims.
If you have been approached to pay a fee to claim a lottery or other type of prize, contact your local police service or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at
Never send money to anybody you don’t know and trust.
Don’t provide personal banking details to anyone that you do not know and trust.
Examine all of the terms and conditions of any offer very carefully. Claims of free or very cheap offers often have hidden costs. Calls to premium rate phone numbers or premium text messages can be very expensive.
Ask yourself, “Did I willingly enter this contest?”

Fraud charges

richard May 29, 2015 - 4:04pm

A Hudson man has been charged while another man is being sought by police in an investigation of several fraudulent purchases made at the Flying J in South Glengarry in March.
Matthew Penney, 31, has been arrested while a 30-year-old Rigaud man is wanted by police.
Details in the June 3 edition of The Glengarry News.

Scam alert

richard Mar 9, 2015 - 11:57am

An Alexandria woman is warning people about a fraud artist.
This is how the scam works: A person calls claiming that someone has charged $300 to your MasterCard account. He provides the first four numbers on your card and asks you to provide the other numbers. In this case, the alert woman did not bite, and called the OPP.