Treaty Three Police Service urge local residents to watch out for local scam letters.
(Kenora, ON.) – The Treaty Three Police Service received a complaint today from a local resident who received a letter in the mail that was addressed to their name.
The letter writer claims to be an accountant from the United Kingdom who believes the recipient of the letter may be the beneficiary of the estate of a deceased millionaire who shares the same family name.
This letter has been confirmed to be fraudulent and similar letters have been received by residents in North Bay, Ontario.
The letter writer claims to be from a London-based company identified as “Mutual Accountant Inc.”, with the following two emails listed: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Recipients of this fraudulent letter are asked not to contact or send personal information or money to the letter sender in any way.
If you receive a similar letter and wish to report the scam, contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (at http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca) to report the incident and then simply destroy the letter.
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