Several cases of grandson fraud reported in Quebec City

The grandson fraud is still running on the territory of the City of Quebec, with three attempts during the day on Tuesday and nearly fifteen in recent weeks.

Several cases of grandson fraud reported in Quebec City

The grandson fraud is still running on the territory of the City of Quebec, with three attempts during the day on Tuesday and nearly fifteen in recent weeks.

Thus, the Service de police de la Ville de Québec (SPVQ) reminds the population to remain vigilant, because fraudsters could make other victims.

Mode of operation

The technique used for this type of fraud is often the same. The suspect contacts the victim by phone pretending to be a relative or a police officer. Then he asks for money for false reasons, such as bail for a loved one who got arrested.

The fraudster thus puts pressure on the victim to force him to act quickly. Often, he asks the victim to send the money by a postal company or to leave it in a mailbox near the residence.

Don't give in to the pressure.

Remember that the police, persons in authority or recognized agencies do not use this practice.

Take the time to verify the identity of your interlocutor. Keep in mind that fraudsters use different means to obtain information about you or your loved ones.

Never send money to an unknown person.

Be alert: fraudsters are creative and convincing!

Before sending money, talk to someone you trust.

Do you think your older relatives could be potential victims? Inform them!

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