Multiple Fraud Reports

Hanover Police have been receiving multiple attempted fraud reports. These frauds have involved persons contacting victims pretending to be from Canada Border Services, and Readers Digest. There have also been increased reports of the classic “grandparent” scheme. This involves a person “cold calling” a potential victim pretending to be a grandchild or lawyer for a grandchild claiming to be in some sort of legal trouble (i.e. arrested). The person then demands money to secure release from jail. Hanover Police are reminding persons that Canada Border Services and Readers Digest will not call and demand money or gift cards. If you are contacted by anyone demanding money you are encouraged to contact your police service of jurisdiction for advice. NEVER give money for services not yet provided to strangers over the phone or internet. If anyone has information about these fraud attempts, they are asked to contact the Hanover Police Service or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by submitting a secure Web Tip.