Fraud alert: Warning the public after receiving three fraud reports in one week involving alleged fraudulent bank drafts

Richmond

2023-12-18 15:20 PST

Richmond RCMP warning the public after receiving three fraud reports in the same week involving alleged fraudulent bank drafts.

The first two alleged frauds took place on December 8, 2023 but were reported on December 12, 2023 when the victims learnt the bank drafts were fraudulent.

According to the first victim, she was selling her purse on-line and had been given a bank draft as payment. After cashing it, she was advised by her bank that it was a fake.

According to the second victim, he was selling a diamond ring on-line and was given a bank draft as payment. After cashing it, he was advised by his bank that it was a fake.

The third alleged fraud took place on December 11, 2023 but was reported on December 14, 2023 when the victim learnt the bank draft was fraudulent.

According to the third victim, she was selling her purse on-line and had been given a bank draft as payment. After cashing it, she was advised by her bank that it was a fake.

Between the three victims over $ 50,000.00 in goods was lost.

We have reason to believe these three investigations are linked, says Corporal Adriana O’Malley, Richmond RCMP Media Relations Officer, We don’t want to see anyone else fall prey to this type of fraud which is why we are issuing this public warning.

Some ways to protect yourself against this type of fraud include:

Anyone who may have information regarding these files is asked to call Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit them online at www.solvecrime.ca.

Released by

Cpl. Adriana O'Malley
Media Relations Officer
Richmond RCMP
11411 No 5 Road, Richmond, BC, V7A 4E8
Office: 604-207-5189
Fax: 604-207-4716

Email: richmond_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: richmond.rcmp.ca

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